Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 06/19/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
NEW YORK -- Following crowd-funding campaigns from Veronica Mars and Zach Braff, James Franco is seeking to raise $500,000 to bankroll a trilogy of movies.
Franco on Monday night started a campaign on IndieGogo, a crowd-funding site that allows people to keep the money they raise even if the project doesn't come to fruition. Franco isn't trying to direct the films; he is raising money so that a collection of young filmmakers can adapt his 2011 short story collection, Palo Alto.
Franco pledges to donate any profits from the films to Art of Elysium, a non-profit that encourages entertainers to visit children with serious medical conditions.
Levels of contribution range from $10 for a copy of the screenplays to $10,000, which gets dinner with Franco and an executive producer credit.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 19, 2013 C2
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