Ask Rob Thomas Anything: When Fans Become Investors

Rob Thomas – no, not the singer – is an American producer and screenwriter, best known for creating the critically-acclaimed TV series Veronica Mars and Party Down. One year ago this week, he launched one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time in support of a Veronica Mars movie. (Our discussion thread of the innovative, Dish-like project is here.) The movie is coming out in theatrical release and video-on-demand this Friday.

In our first video from Rob, he addresses the possibility of thousands of Kickstarter investors actually getting part of a film’s profits:

But, as he explains at length in the next video below, fans who invested in the Veronica Mars Kickstarter are getting much more than just pride out of the deal:

(Ask Anything Archive)