Tuesday, January 17, 2012

American Beer Blogger, next round!

As you probably know, we failed to raise $60,000 on Kickstarter to fund six episodes of "American Beer Blogger," the TV show I'm working on with Green Leaf Productions. It was an ambitious goal, and despite some solid support, we only raised a little over 10% of the goal. But we are not giving up. We're scaling back a bit, and there's a NEW Kickstarter out there: we're trying to raise $6,000 to do one pilot episode. We got that much before, but we had 60 days that time. Kickstarter only gives you two weeks on second chances, so we've got to push hard on this.




Two things are working in our favor, though. We've got people repeating their pledges already -- we're at 31 pledges after only two days, and we're 30% of the way to goal -- and it's a much more reasonable goal. The original premise still holds, too: the money all goes to the screen, getting the show on cable. I'm not getting any of this, it's all going to production, and we're going to make sure you get a great show. Jump in, help us make it happen!

And let me tell you; I suspect we're going to have one hell of a blooper reel...


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you gaurantee a cable channel will pick up the pilot? What happens if the pilot does not? Will a dvd be marketed?

Lew Bryson said...

Well, no, there's no guarantee of anything as far as whether we'll be picked up. It's up to them. Don't know what will happen if it doesn't; haven't really discussed that.

jp said...

Just a thought but you might want to let readers know the equity that you and/or Rudy at Green Leaf productions are putting into the project. I bet it would help raising capital when readers saw that you and the other project owners had some significant skin in the game, so to speak. I know it does in the private equity world where investors gain comfort from seeing ownership put in a 20-30% equity contribution into a given project

Lew Bryson said...

No idea what Green Leaf is in for. I have no money in; I don't have much, to be honest. I'm in sweat equity; lots of hours and miles with no pay or reimbursement, and no real prospect of any for quite a while. The Kickstarter money won't go to pay me. Far as that goes, I'm not an owner. I'm just working, and with no contract.

jp said...

understood, good luck!