Celeb Gives Fellow Celeb $10K for Kickstarter Project
Steven Soderbergh pledges to Spike Lee's film
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2013 10:45 AM CDT
Spike Lee claps before the start of Game 6 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series between the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

(Newser) – Celebrities are still going on Kickstarter, asking for your money to fund their pet projects ... and now, bonus! They're getting money from other rich, famous people in the process, at least in one case. Spike Lee is trying to use the crowdfunding site to make his next movie, and Vulture reports that Steven Soderbergh has pledged $10,000 to the attempt. At that donation level (designated as "For All Playa-Playas"), Lee takes the funder out to dinner and a Knicks game (courtside, of course).

"I'm giving a huge shout-out to my man Steven Soderbergh for the support and I'm really humbled with Steven coming on board and doing that," Lee tells NextMovie. He has currently raised $132,648 of his $1.25 million goal, and he has 28 days left. In related news, for those of you dying to know how James Franco's Indiegogo campaign is going: It was supposed to end a week ago, but by last Tuesday he hadn't even raised half of his goal, so he extended the deadline by two weeks, Celebuzz reports. There are eight days left in the campaign, and Franco has raised $253,753 of his $500,000 goal.

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Jul 31, 2013 11:21 AM CDT
What the hell is someone who's worth $40 million 'begging' for money on the internet? Something is WRONG with this picture.
Jul 24, 2013 4:49 PM CDT
Spike Lee has been over for years. The last decent thing he even put out was the Original King of Comeday, and the only reason that was decent was because he wasn't in it. Okay, that's a lie, Bernie Mac carried the film.
Jul 24, 2013 12:47 PM CDT
Maybe some of these people getting their funding this way will teach the studios a thing or two! "This is Martin Bonner" is a great example of a nice movie made with Kickstarter funding!