Marc Sotkin (head writer, Golden Girls/Laverne & Shirley) hosts this public television series about the pursuit of happiness.
Hi, I'm Marc Sotkin. I was head writer of hit TV shows like The Golden Girls and Laverne & Shirley. For most of my career I've made people laugh. Now I want to find out what makes people happy. Public television has given me an order for 10 episodes of a new show called Stayin' Happy.
In each episode of Stayin' Happy I set out to discover what's making people happy and join them in their pursuit. In addition, we will be creating an online community of people inspired to pursue their own happiness.
The challenge is, because it's public television, we have to get the show underwritten. We have to find sponsors.
Our Kickstarter campaign is designed to raise money to produce the pilot episode of Stayin' Happy and build the Stayin' Happy website. Producing the pilot will help us find sponsors for the other nine episodes.
Potential sponsors will join us once they experience the pilot, our online presence, and see the enthusiasm of the Kickstarter community for a show that will create happiness in themselves and others.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $100,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 31, 2012.
Feb 29, 2012 - Mar 31, 2012 (31 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Happiness blessings and undying gratitude sent to you from our Stayin' Happy team.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Above PLUS a Stayin' Happy sticker to stick wherever it makes you happy.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Above PLUS a Stayin' Happy Backstage Pass. The pass gives you access to a password protected site with exclusive content during production of the Stayin' Happy pilot.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Above PLUS a Stayin' Happy poster autographed by the cast and crew.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Above PLUS a PDF copy of "Stayin' Happy - A Comedy Writer's Guide to Greater Happiness" by Marc Sotkin. PLUS your picture included on the Stayin' Happy Wall of Joy on the show.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Above PLUS a signed DVD of the pilot PLUS a credit mention as a supporter on the first episode.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Above PLUS a Skype Dinner Party chat with Marc Sotkin. We can talk about show biz or whatever makes you happy.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
Above PLUS join us for the filming of the pilot in Boulder, Colorado PLUS your own director's chair PLUS a Stayin' Happy baseball cap. PLUS you'll hang out with the cast and crew and join us for a Stayin' Happy Hour.Estimated delivery: May 2012