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If it's an issue of fixed upfront costs, they can literally do a kickstarter and it will get funded.

Not a bad idea for a franchise like Star Trek. Basically judge whether market demand is high enough by asking for the whole production price upfront. Wouldn’t work for most media, but would for a known product.

It'd probably get thrown out by the lawyers for various nebulous (though valid) reasons

"What if we go over budget?"

"Does this mean they 'own' any rights to the remaster?"

Isn’t that answered by the nature of kickstarter? If your lawyers aren’t offering solutions to implement your idea get new lawyers.

The lawyers have to protect the shareholders, else the executives picking the lawyers are being kicked out.

I doubt paramounts hurting for money. Imagine they want to do a kickstarter and it's only 800 for the series.

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