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Chris Hansen is undertaking a new investigation into online predators thanks to the Kickstarter community.
Chris Hansen is undertaking a new investigation into online predators thanks to the Kickstarter community.
1,220 backers pledged $89,068 to help bring this project to life.

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Hansen vs. Predator

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Chris Hansen, here.  You've asked, and I've heard you.  We're going after predators again.  Together. 

Thanks to you, we made our initial goal. But this is far from over now. We need your help to keep up the hustle to make this investigation the best it can be. With your continued support, we'll be able to dig into the back story of each predator, air the show without breaks, and may even give you a sneak peek into our new investigation before the Kickstarter clock runs out. Thanks so much for your continued support. 

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ABOUT THE NEW INVESTIGATION

HOW exactly we plan to catch these predators? HOW exactly will this investigation be different than before? The answer is this:

Predators are now using mobile technology and new digital media to pursue children. We have new ways to use that technology to our benefit, which we’ll explore in the new investigation. However, we have to be careful about how much we reveal ahead of time in order to continue to successfully catch predators in the act. What we can say is that we have advanced data mining technology that allows us to truly find out who these predators are before we come into contact with them. We don’t lure these predators into our decoy house; they initiate contact. Then we stand ready and waiting with cameras, and you’ll watch the unscripted action unfold as we do. 

Parallel to our journalistic investigation, the police have their own. It’s imperative that we work together so that these predators are brought to justice. That is our hope and our intention. By producing this new investigation with you as backers, we will be able to make sure that these stories are told and more predators are brought to justice.

 NEW REWARDCustom Coffee Mug + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership

If we reach our Kickstarter goal, we’ll know that fans want to see me go after more predators, and we’ll have the funds we need to share brand new episodes with you. My team and I have been working hard to create a new web series, and I’m the biggest backer so far.  We’ll be using today’s best investigative techniques and I’ve recruited a world-class production team.  Based on your overwhelming input, we want to get you this new content sooner rather than later. That’s why we’re on Kickstarter and not doing this the old fashioned way.

HANSEN VS. PREDATOR is my next chapter.

The highly successful "To Catch a Predator" series, which ran on Dateline NBC from 2004-2008, has been syndicated on MSNBC and other cable networks all over the world. My new series will reflect the changes in the social media landscape and the new generation of connected electronic devices.  With this new investigation, we will once again raise awareness of the ongoing threat of sexual predators targeting underage children.


When "To Catch a Predator" first launched, my crew and I implemented groundbreaking hidden camera techniques to capture the charged confrontations of predators.  In what they thought were the homes of their victims (actually decoys posing as minors), we interviewed these unsuspecting men.  Working in collaboration with local law enforcement, the 12 investigations led to the uncovering of about 300 predators, including trusted professionals from teachers to clergy to military men.  Over 80% pleaded guilty or no contest and received punishment up to 24 years in prison.

The impact of the series was far reaching: parents got smarter, communities vigilant and children safer.  However, the world has changed in the past seven years.  

When the series first began in 2004, much of the activity occurred on AOL and Yahoo chat rooms. 

TODAY in 2015, with Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, CraigsList, Backpage and interactive video gaming, predators have many new ways to approach underage children.  

Predators: we see you.  And we're not going to take this sitting down. 

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

The bulk of the expense for HANSEN VS. PREDATOR falls into the pre-production category, which includes scouting and securing a location, security, insurance, and legal expenses, and paying our team for their hard work.   We also have production expenses, all of which will help us make this something you're excited to watch.  Production expenses include paying for everything from exciting tools like hidden robot cameras down to the mundane and standard expenses like travel and production overhead.  

We also have to pay for cast, presenters, decoys and crew.   Post- production expenses like editing and music will help us bring you a quality series that is not only productive when it comes to taking down predators but is also entertaining to watch.  

Finally, we have a small publicity and marketing budget to help us spread the word and amplify the critical awareness and dialogue we hope to create through this effort. We hope that launching this investigation with you will help us do that in the most effective way.  

 

WHERE CAN I WATCH HANSEN VS. PREDATOR?

This investigation will initially be distributed online.  We're targeting the next generation of predators, who take advantage of underage children using the latest technology.  We are fighting back using a positive trend in technology by launching with you on Kickstarter; and we're also distributing online to target predators where they hide.  We also know that many of you watch old episodes online.  This new investigation is the next generation of the show that you loved, and it will be available to you digitally.  

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 THE ANTHONY CUMIA SHOW - Intro video : ow.ly/MCHY4 
 PKA PODCAST - https://youtu.be/EdUBTCjHt8c

For HANSEN VS. PREDATOR, we have assembled a more robust team, utilizing the best investigative methods and armed with the latest technology to expose the next generation of predators.  We don’t want to give up too much now, but we have some exciting announcements about partners and collaborators, and you as backers will be the first to know.

ABOUT CHRIS HANSEN 

Chris is the creator of Dateline NBC’s "To Catch A Predator."  An 8-time Emmy award-winning investigative journalist, will be hosting the upcoming Discovery (ID) series Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen.  Chris Hansen has covered many breaking news stories for the last 20 years and has used hidden cameras to investigate everything from child sex trafficking, to terrorist groups, to counterfeit drugs being smuggled into the United States. Hansen has also received awards for excellence in journalism from both the Associated Press and United Press International, and he has won four Edward R. Murrow awards for his news series investigating aviation security and safety as well as his coverage of the Ford/Firestone case. He's been honored with three Clarion awards for his coverage of Indian child slave labor, aviation security and the Uni-bomber case and a first place medal for an undercover investigation of airport security as well as numerous Headliner awards. 

The digital series will be available first to our backers, and we're offering great rewards for a limited time, only through this Kickstarter project.  

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 FIRST ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES
 


EXCLUSIVE STANDALONE REWARDS

 MUGSHOT:  Coffee Mug that says "Have a seat."

 Signed photo of Chris Hansen!

BACKER BUNDLES

CUSTOM COFFEE MUG: YOUR NAME on an exclusive "Have a seat" coffee mug + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series.

 TSHIRT: ALL Backers at the $50 level will get the TSHIRT + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series.

BEST-SELLER: “To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids From Online Enemies Already in Your Home” SIGNED by Chris Hansen + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series.

BACKER CREDIT: Receive your name in a Backer credit special Thank You section after the each episode + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series + Campaign T-shirt OR the Mugshot Coffee Mug


BACKER BUNDLE: Campaign T-shirt + Mugshot Coffee Mug + Signed Photo + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series.

EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL REWARDS

TWITTER: Want to ask Chris for some advice in 140 characters or less? + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series.

VOICE MESSAGE: You can get your voice-mail message or 30 second soundbite from Chris Hansen in an mp3 made just for you + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series.

TWITTER FOLLOW: Chris Hansen will follow you on twitter and re-tweet your best tweets + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series.

SEND A VIDEO: Prank a friend or send a gift with this 30 second video made just for you + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series.  

SKYPE CHAT: Enjoy 20 minutes to chat with Chris Hansen via Skype about pretty much anything + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series.

 VIP REWARDS

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$1000 - Producer Credit

You’ll receive credits at the end of each episode and an Associate Producer credit on IMDB. You’ll also receive a signed prop from one of the decoy kitchens. This reward also includes membership to the Hansen vs. Predator club, which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series as well as the t-shirt, mugshot coffee mug and signed photo.

UPDATE$1200 – Lunch with Chris Hansen  Have a seat with Chris Hansen, literally, in New York City. Lunch with Chris Hansen is on the menu for you, but it’s up to you if you want to take the sweet tea and cookies. You will also receive membership to the Hansen vs. Predator Club, which includes first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series. Travel and Accommodations not included.

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HAVE A SEAT:
Custom DIRECTOR'S CHAIR with show logo and autographed by Chris Hansen + Hansen vs. Predator Club Membership which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series + Campaign T-shirt OR mugshot Coffee Mug

UPDATE
$2000 - WRAP PARTY
You’ll receive credits at the end of each episode and an Associate Producer credit on IMDB. In addition you will be invited to the WRAP PARTY at the SoHo House in NYC, where you will get a briefing and inside look from Chris and the team about the investigation and a Q & A session. You’ll also receive a signed prop from one of the decoy kitchens and at least one photo opp or selfie with Chris at the event. This reward also includes membership to the Hansen vs. Predator club, which includes first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series as well as the t-shirt, mugshot coffee mug and signed photo. Travel and Accommodations not included.

UPDATE
$5000 – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

You’ll receive credits at the beginning of each episode, an Executive Producer credit on IMDB, signed transcript from an episode, including Chris Hansen's notes and work product. In addition you’ll receive all WRAP PARTY rewards and will receive a phone call thank you from Chris Hansen that will include a discussion about the investigation and Internet safety. This reward also includes membership to the Hansen vs. Predator club, which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series as well as the t-shirt, mugshot coffee mug and signed photo. Travel and Accommodations not included

Risks and challenges

The risk is not doing an investigation and holding people accountable for predatory behavior online. With your help, we are going to awaken a critical dialogue and awareness that will help keep families safe.

We're taking this project very seriously and greatly appreciate your support and help in bringing this to life. So while there may be lag time in fulfilling some of the rewards, we're holding ourselves accountable to getting them to you as soon as they're available.

Thank you so much for helping to bring our new investigation to life.

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    WRAP PARTY + Producer Credit
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
    You’ll receive credits at the beginning of each episode, an Executive Producer credit on IMDB, signed transcript from an episode, including Chris Hansen's notes and work product. In addition you’ll receive all WRAP PARTY rewards and will receive a phone call thank you from Chris Hansen that will include a discussion about the investigation and Internet safety. This reward also includes membership to the Hansen vs. Predator club, which gives you first access to all episodes, VIP access to dailies, Chris Hansen behind the scenes, and special content that won't air in the actual series as well as the t-shirt, coffee mug and signed photo. Travel and Accommodations not included

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