News Nuggets: Kickstarter donations get green light for ‘Veronica Mars’ movie

After a Kickstarter campaign that raised $2 million dollars in less than a day, Warner Bros. greenlights “Veronica Mars” movie: “The go-ahead from the studio comes roughly 24 hours after star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to solicit donations for a big-screen version of the cult CW show. The two set a $2 million fundraising goal, but as of Thursday afternoon, the project has surpassed that number and attracted more than $2.7 million in pledges from 45,665 donors. The film’s production budget will come entirely from the money it raised on Kickstarter and won’t include any additional funding from the studio, the individual told TheWrap. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution will shoulder the cost of distributing the film and marketing it to the ‘Veronica Mars’ faithful.” The Wrap

Now that we know “The Great Gatsby” will be opening the Cannes Film Festival, Indiewire‘s “Playlist” staff predict what other films will play on the Croisette, including “Behind the Candelabra,” “Lowlife,” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

TV Academy Hall of Fame host Kaley Cuoco opened the event with an R-rated quip addressing recent controversy involving a Dish Network tweet. Variety

Hunter Hayes, Dierks Bentley, and Brantley Gilbert are among the announced presenters for the ACM Awards. Taste of Country

Nominee Kelly Clarkson also among performers confirmed for ACM Awards. RTT News

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Looking to further establish itself in multimedia platforms, the TV Academy hires Maury McIntyre for newly created position of vice president of digital. Variety

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