The world needs you. It doesn’t need you at a party having read a book about how to appear smart at parties – these books exist, and they’re tempting – but resist falling into that trap. The world needs you at the party starting real conversations, saying, ‘I don’t know,’ and being kind.
when it comes to pretty well-known names, Kickstarter seems to work perfectly :)
a new example - Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa
From Charlie Kaufman, writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, comes Anomalisa his first animated film
The official press release is written on July 12, 2012… now (beginning of July 20) the situations is:
$208,046 pledged of $200,000 goal
51 days to go
also, a recent famous "crowd funded" project is Amanda Palmer’s new album. She has raised nearly $1.2 million… with 24,883 fans making contributions ranging from $1 to download the album to $10,000 for a private dinner. (source)