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Update #95

Marshmallows: Chris needs you.

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Gang,

I'm on the final day of shooting for iZOMBIE in Vancouver. Tomorrow, I head back to LA. Next week, I go back to the editing room to put together a first cut of the pilot.

I'm planning a longer update for you soon. We've been putting a few more fun things together behind-the-scenes, and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you.

Today, though, just one quick update:

Chris Lowell Needs Your Help.

Last October, Chris joined me at the Austin Film Festival for a panel about Veronica Mars. But while he was there, he also premiered his own passion project: an impressive film he wrote and directed called Beside Still Waters.

As our Kickstarter winds down, Chris has launched a Kickstarter of his own, to help Beside Still Waters reach the widest possible audience. And while it didn't take him long to meet his minimum goal, he still needs your help. I'll let him explain. 

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He also sent this message:

Marshmallows!

Thank you so much for checking out Beside Still Waters! Like Veronica Mars, we knew there were people out there who wanted to see this film, but we had no idea the response would be so incredible. Already, we’ve almost doubled our initial goal, and I hope we can continue our momentum. ALL of the money we raise is going directly toward distributing the movie, and the more money we raise (and the more backers we have) DIRECTLY AFFECTS the number of theaters we can screen the film, which means more people will have a chance to see it, which means independent cinema gets to take a much-needed victory lap! You guys already made history with Veronica Mars. I hope you'll help us do it again with Beside Still Waters.

Thank you thank you thank you,

Chris Lowell

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Rob again.

I've contributed, and I'll tell you this: the Backer Updates alone have already been worth the price of admission. Chris is a smart kid, with a bright future in front of him. Now is the perfect time to get on his good side.

(Also, if you're feeling bad for Piz, helping Chris will make you feel better. Trust me on that one.)

More soon, 

Rob


Update #94

More Theaters & More Links. Plus: Another MTV Vote-Off!

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Gang,

I'm still in Vancouver, and the end of shooting on the iZOMBIE pilot is approaching quickly, so I'll keep this brief.

Today, three more quick updates, covering new theatrical locations, a few more links, and a last-minute chance to help establish Veronica as a dark horse candidate for the MTV Movie Awards.

New Theaters for Week 4

We're now entering the fourth weekend since Veronica Mars was released, which means that -- in many locations -- the movie's theatrical run has ended, or will soon. (If you've been meaning to see the movie in a theater, and it's still playing near you, you might want to get tickets while you still can.)

But since we want as many backers as possible to have a chance to see the movie in theaters, Warner Bros. is still working to bring the movie to a few more theatrical markets in the United States.

Starting today, Veronica Mars will add theatrical screenings in (or near) these locations:

  • IA: Davenport
  • IA: Shreveport
  • MO: Columbia
  • MN: Rochester
  • NE: Lincoln

Finally, while I don't expect we'll be able to add many more locations after this weekend, we are still working on 1-2 final locations – so Hawaiian backers, don't give up just yet. No promises, but I'm hoping we'll have good news for you soon.

MTV Movie Awards: Veronica for Best Character?

A few months ago, I invited you to help our movie win the MTV Movie Brawl. The Hunger Games had us on the ropes. A week later, we won the entire tournament.

Now, Veronica is facing an even more difficult challenge, as the underdog challenger for "Best Character" in this year's MTV Movie Awards. Sure, it's an honor just to be nominated, but right now, we're in last place, and facing some really stiff competition. I don't know whether we can win, but I'll tell you this: I'm betting we can get out of last place. We've got one week left until the MTV Movie Awards, so if you want to remind MTV to never undercount the sassy, here's another chance.

To cast a vote, just include #VoteVeronicaMars in any tweet – and you can vote as many times as you want between now and Sunday, April 13.

And, fun fact: the 2014 MTV Movie Awards will be held on April 13… exactly one year after our Kickstarter campaign ended.

Video from PaleyFest! A podcast from KCRW!

Finally, a few more links for anyone suffering Veronica Mars withdrawal.

If you weren't able to catch the livestream of our panel at PALEYFEST, we're still waiting to find out whether we can get a full video to share with you.

For now, the Paley Center has posted this excerpt:

Or, if you prefer listening to watching, KCRW's The Business podcast has a fun segment about Veronica, Kickstarter, and what our movie might mean for the future.

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That's all for now. More next week, gang.

Rob


Update #93 - For backers only

More Theatrical Locations! Austrian Fan Screenings! Plus: more links!

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Update #92 - For backers only

Signed Posters. Another Web Roundup. Plus: hear 5 minutes of new Veronica Mars!

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Update #91 - For backers only

The $10,000 Backer Line. Plus: More Help with Digital Downloads!

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