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Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars talks about how he realized this passion project through the funds of passionate fans and the backing of Warner Bros. Then, filmmaker Daniel Adams describes how and why he bilked Massachusetts out of millions in tax incentive money to pay for a movie. He went to prison for 21 months and now that he's out he hopes to repay $4.3 million to the state through making more movies.

Banner image: (L-R) Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell on the set of the Veronica Mars movie. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

'Veronica Mars' Creator 11 MIN, 15 SEC

Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars talks with The Business producer Darby Maloney about how he created a strategic alliance between over 91,000 fans who funded the movie on Kickstarter and Warner Bros. digital department.

 

Guests:
Rob Thomas, filmmaker (@RobThomas)

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Daniel Adams 9 MIN, 29 SEC

Filmmaker Daniel Adams was the first Hollywood figure to go to jail for exploiting loopholes in a state production tax incentive program. He opens up to Kim Masters about why he did it and how, after 21 months in prison, he hopes he can make films that will help him pay back this $4.3 million he owes Massachusetts.

Guests:
Daniel Adams, filmmaker

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Hollywood News Banter 8 MIN, 12 SEC

Kim Masters and John Horn discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

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Backlash against Warner Bros. for casing Rooney Mara to play Tiger Lily in an upcoming version of Peter Pan
Trouble at DreamWorks studio -- what will Spielberg do next?

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DreamWorks Studio Needs a New Script
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The 'Divergent' Challenge: Rally Teen Books and Movies
Thousands Protest Choice of White Actress for 'Pan's' Tiger Lily
Why Have So Many Recent YA Adaptations Flopped at the Box Office?

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