Magazine article Variety

Kickstarter Raises over $3 Million to Stop Doug Ellin from Making Entourage Movie

Magazine article Variety

Kickstarter Raises over $3 Million to Stop Doug Ellin from Making Entourage Movie

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Inspired by the record setting fund-raising campaign to finance a movie version of the TV series Veronica Mars, which raised over $2 million in less than 12 hours on the website Kickstarter on March 13, a campaign to raise money to pay Doug Ellin not to make his planned Entourage film collected over $3 million in less than two hours. The a.nti~Entourage movie campaign was started by Grant Elliot, a fan of Entourage when it was good, but like most of America, stopped watching when it became terrible.

"I'm surprised we didn't make more, since it's a proven fact that for every fan of Veronica Mars in the world, there's at least a thousand people who believe an Entourage film is a horrible idea," Elliot told Hollywood & Swine. "I'm pretty confident Doug Ellin won't have much integrity as an artist and will take the money from Kickstarter."

According to a Kickstarter spokesperson, the money raised from the campaign will not only go to pay Ellin to retire, but will also go to cover the cast of Entourage's health insurance, since the only reason they agreed to do the Entourage film was to qualify for their SAG health benefits. …

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