Kevin Smith Rejects Possibility Of Kickstarter For Clerks III
Kevin Smith has changed his mind about using Kickstarter to fund Clerks III, saying that doing so would be unfair to struggling film makers.
Unlike Zach Braff, Smith has decided to use the capital and influence he already has rather than use funding from the public.
In a recent Reddit AMA, he said: "Unlike back when I made CLERKS in '91, I've GOT access to money now - so I should use that money and not suck any loot out of the crowd-funding marketplace that might otherwise go to some first-timer who can really use it.
"So if I can get away with it, I'm gonna try to pay for CLERKS III myself.
"As much as I love the crowd-funding model (and almost did it myself in early 2009 with RedStateGreen.com), that's an advancement in indie film that belongs to the next generation of artists."
He added that having started by himself, he should finish in the same way.
Perhaps this is an attitude that other celebrities should take note of.