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Whoopi Goldberg makes her directorial debut and EPs  “I Got Somethin’ To Tell You” a doc on the American stand-up comedian Moms Mabley.
Whoopi Goldberg makes her directorial debut and EPs “I Got Somethin’ To Tell You” a doc on the American stand-up comedian Moms Mabley.
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      Nick O on

      DVD arrived and we really enjoyed it - I was not acquainted with Moms and the circumstances in which she came to prominence. What a wicked wit and a savvy, brave person! Thank you - I am glad to have been a backer of this project (even if my name did not make it into the kickstarter credits at the end :).

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      Nick O on

      Got the survey for the DVD (Blu-ray would be nice :) a couple of days ago - Almost one year earlier than forecast (assuming receiving the survey means it will be shipped soon)! I am looking forward to receiving it as I could not see it when HBO aired it.

      You can access the airing schedule on the hbo website: http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/whoopi-goldberg-presents-moms-mabley
      (hover the mouse over the Schedule button in the bottom-right corner - select 'All showings' to see them all). It will be available On Demand as of Feb 1 and is available on HBO Go (not sure what this is) now..

    3. Shada Buyobe-Hammond on

      Hey Whoopie -- Ain't it grand? Congratulations! I don't have HBO...however I am looking forward to seeing the film at some time. Will it be on Netflix? When?

    4. Kelly Howard on

      Like Daniel and Skye I haven't received my signed art either.

    5. Skye on

      I am in the same situation as Daniel. I hope that I, too, have not missed out on my signed cover art.

    6. Daniel Theodore
      Superbacker
      on

      I was assuming that this was taking time so I didn't think to follow up until now, but I never received the "Signed "I Got Somethin' To Tell You" Cover Art". Hope it isn't too late.

    7. Carol McGovney on

      I think attaching Whoopi's name to the title is a Great Idea...

    8. Whoopi Goldberg Creator on

      Jim - thanks. Arsenio knows Whoopi paid with her own money (and with the help of Kickstarter). We never forget Kickstarter and all of you great folks who helped make this happen. The folks that paid for a contributed and wanted the private screening tickets will see this next month with Whoopi. The premiere already happened at the Tribeca Film Festival and there will be another for HBO when they release this. Thanks for your email.

    9. jim bishop on

      5/29/2013 Arsenio was just on the View with Whoopi. He said she made this film with her own money and he helped by providing his home for some of the production. I had hoped she would correct him about it being all her own money, but she could have just forgot.
      Maybe she will invite us to the premier.

    10. Rain on

      I feel the same as many others do . It feels so good to be a part of " I got somethin' to tell you" I have been so exited and just cannot wait till the video is released.. Thanks to Whoopi and Moms for making all of this possible. Always a Friend and Fan- Rain

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      Gary E. Williams on

      Thank you Whoopi for giving me the chance to be apart of this......

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      Elizabeth Cousins on

      So great to see Moms get her due! Any release date yet?

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    14. Steven S. on

      Thanks Whoopi! Received my video today. Can't wait to see the film. Best of luck to you on this project and it's success.

    15. Nicole Holland on

      Just got my autograph picture in the mail. I'm new to kickstarter and this was the quickest turn around I have seen so far. Months before the est. delivery. Thanks!

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      J. J. Stillhard on

      Thanks Whoppi! I look forward to the note. Smiley face emoticon. Just to let you know the name I submited is my real name and not a joke name. I have to say this all the time. Sad face emoticon.

    17. Kara on

      Just filled out the info for the rewards. There was not a section to include that I'd upped my donation to include the DVD as well. Is that just a given if someone pledged at least $35 more than their chosen pledge package?

    18. Lou Rattacasa on

      This seems to be a perfect match - whoopi and moms.
      whoopi - I posted on your facebook page that can't no one ever say anything bad about you in my presence. And I think I've only heard one thing you've said that I disagree with (cannot remember what it was...).
      I look forward to seeing this documentary. I remember seeing Moms on the Ed Sullivan show and I had a sense of her importance. I look forward to hearing more about her.

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      jmonty on

      I'm really looking forward to seeing your documentary. So glad that I'm a part of making it possible!

    20. The Postwoman Movie on

      :-) Wow. Congratulations, Whoopi! You exceeded your goal. We supported this great doc on Mom's Mabley. Can't wait to see it. Lovely that you thought to do Kickstarter (smile). We launch our own Kickstarter campaign for our feature film, "The Postwoman," Fall 2012. Please bookmark our website: http://www.thepostwomanmovie.com

      Love and Light,
      JD Walker, Writer/Director
      The Postwoman Movie
      http://twitter.com/PostwomanMovie

    21. Skye on

      Happy funding day! Living as I do at the bottom of the world, I was new to Moms Mabley. However, through this wonderful labour of love, laughter and respect, you have widened her audience on a huge level. I have been watching and listening to as much of Moms as I am able to, and I have laughed to the point of tears and hiccups. She is an absolute gem, and I'm so glad that she is going to be celebrated in this way! Thank you for introducing Moms to me, and for giving me the opportunity to help make it happen. Love to you. xo

    22. Ava Nielsen on

      Success! Wonderful! Now the creative work begins powered with the love of so many backers. It's nice to be a part of something this incredible.

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      Irene Ericson on

      I'm so glad this was funded. When I was little me grandmother used to say a Moms Mabely joke about old men. I can't recall the joke but it always brought a huge smile to her face. I look forward to the finished project. Great job Whoopi!

    24. Joakim Uppsäll-Sjögren on

      You are welcome Whoopi! Hope to hear from you.

    25. Whoopi Goldberg Creator on

      Whew! Thank you!!!!!!!

    26. Tai Fauci on

      Congrats, Whoopi!!! Can't wait to see the finished project. Yay MOMS!

    27. Ellwood "Bunky" Bartlett on

      And it is done! Way to go Whoopi!!!! Congratz!!!!!!

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      Dawne Marie Grannum on

      This was an invigorating experience; so glad to be a part of this project. Congrats Whoopi --- can't wait to see the final product.

    29. Maya Penn on

      "Funded! This project successfully raised its funding goal just now."
      Wooooo!

    30. Joakim Uppsäll-Sjögren on

      YES! Thank you everyone! You have been great! Hope to work with you all again! All the best from sweden.

    31. Nicole Holland on

      wow we really went above the goal, nice job everyone!

    32. completelychill on

      Beyond Happy! Congrats to everyone who helped make this happen! Cant wait to see it when it's finished!

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      Jennie Ketchem on

      Congrats on making well over your goal!!!! I can't wait to see the finished documentary!

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      Janet traverson on

      way to go everyone WE DID IT. Now Whoopi get working LOL. Glad, Glad, Glad

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      Susan G Sterrett on

      So glad to see this. Now you can tell the story the way you want to tell it. Can't wait to see it!

    36. Bethann Culkin Murphy on

      So happy and excited to see this happen for Whoopi and her project!
      Proud to be a drop in the bucket among some great people. Great job everyone!!!

    37. Diane Mead on

      I have to admit I was alittle frightened. I look forward to seeing your production, Best of luck!

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      Leis Rachal on

      Fantastic! Dream into reality..love it!
      GO MOMs

    39. Julie Yip on

      YAY! YAY! YAY! Good luck with the production, Whoopi. Call me if you need help! (Seriously, it's what I do for folks in "the biz" & people from all walks of life). www.julieyip.com

      Anyone - Can I continue to pledge for this project in a new category after the 3 hours, do the pledges reset...does anyone know...this is my first project backing. Thank you.

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      Ted Brunetti on

      Magnificent! Hopefully even more will come in in the final hours!!! Can't wait to see how it all comes together!!! FANTASTIC PROJECT!!!

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      Lynda Preston on

      So glad you achieved your goal. I look forward to the documentary.

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      peacenikimiki on

      ALWAYS KNEW WE'D MAKE IT WHOOPI...this project is SO IMPORTANT and i love you for wanting to tell her story...peace & love chickie...see you in Provincetown

    43. Pat Cumberledge on

      It is such a treat to be able to give back just a little for all the pleasure you have given us over the years. Congratulations!

    44. Peggy Bellar on

      WHAT!!! SOOOOOO so thrilled! CANNOT wait to see this happen. Glad to be able to give a tiny bit back for all you have done. WOW. Yay!!!!

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