Commentary: Money for Nothing

Popular celebrities asking fans to pay for their movies? The horror! But something else is going on here. Dennis Willis and Don R. Lewis debate the rise of funding Hollywood films via crowd-funding, and how $60,000 for potato salad just might ruin the whole arrangement. Also, an update on Lewis’ own crowd-funded documentary Culling the Herd.

Author: Dennis Willis

Dennis Willis is an award-winning producer, TV host, producer, director, editor (he preferred Avid until a torrid affair with Adobe Premiere, and the rest is history), author and film critic (print and radio). Dennis produced and hosted the TV programs Reel Life, FilmTrip, Soundwaves (1983-2008) and produces the annual Soundwaves Xmas program. He is currently the film critic on KGO Radio in San Francisco, and a member of both the San Francisco Film Critics Circle and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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