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Forum Post: Help Fund a Progressive Documentary - The Young Turks - OWS

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 16, 2012, 6:02 p.m. EST by livingonradio13 (2)
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As most of you may know, The Young Turks is a progressive online news show that has supported OWS during its peak last year and continues to do so. This time around TYT needs the help and support of OWS.

For the last three years I've been working with an amazing group of people on the upcoming documentary, 'Mad As Hell: Rise of The Young Turks'. The current cut of the film is being distributed to film festivals around the country, but to fully complete the film we need to raise $100,000 by the end of the month. Currently our campaign has raised $26,000 but we need to raise an extra $74,000 by the end of the month, 11/30/12. The money raised during his campaign will be used to pay for post-production of the film - which means the money will go towards paying editors, a composer, a sound mixer, color correction etc. Which will make the movie more enjoyable to watch, but great deal of money will go towards paying for legal fees, clearances and licenses so the film can be played in theaters, on television, online and on DVDs.

How you can help: Any amount you can contribute is much appreciated and will definitely help us reach our goal, and it will be worth your while. We're offering perks such as DVDs and BLU-RAYs of the film, MAD AS HELL T-SHIRTS, POSTERS signed by Cenk and The Young Turks, and tickets to the exclusive Cast & Crew screening of the film.

Check out the Indiegogo page for more information regarding the film and to contribute: http://www.indiegogo.com/madashell

Check out the trailer & featurette for the film: http://vimeo.com/53322580

Featurette about the TYT fan base: http://youtu.be/6-WXMk2fGhs

Watch The Young Turks online: http://www.youtube.com/theyoungturks



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[-] 1 points by livingonradio13 (2) 7 years ago

The documentary is by an independent film maker, so it's about The Young Turks but not by them. We want to keep the film independent and objective hence why we don't want TYT, Current TV or any other company to influence the outcome of the film.

Thank you all for your consideration


[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 7 years ago

TYT is a great show. I watch Cenk on Current now. I would think that Current could come up with the balance needed, or at least provide a loan or financial arragement to bridge the gap. $75k isn't that much in the media empire. I'm just too poor to contribute or I would (yes, I have to watch every cent I spend very carefully).

[-] 1 points by NVPHIL (664) 7 years ago

TYT has my thanks for being honest with their veiwers. They have a great chemistry and the point is my favorite panel show.

[-] 1 points by ivyquinn (167) 7 years ago

Good to hear!

[-] 1 points by TimKilgore (5) from Warwick, RI 7 years ago

I agree the Young Turks is awesome but if you check out social blade they make over 2 million dollars off their youtube channel. I understand costs of running a website and paying the people who work there but this can't be something budgeted for through that?

[-] -1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 7 years ago

The young turks rule. We should all support them.