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News Summary: Braff launches Kickstarter campaign

The Associated Press

PASSING THE HAT: Zach Braff is turning to crowd-funding to attempt to raise $2 million over 30 days for his next project, "Wish I Was Here," a film he co-wrote with his brother Adam.

NO STRINGS PLEASE: Braff directed "Garden State," nine years ago. The film was a modest hit, but Braff was unable to find funding for his new project on his own terms, so he is appealing to Kickstarter users for artistic freedom.

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: The project follows the enormously successful "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter campaign, which raised $5.7 million to bring back the long canceled cult TV show.