Okay. Here's the deal.
As you know, we are very interested in the Fan Film phenomenon. As you also know, Genre Wunderkind Joss Whedon produced an indy web series named "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog". He made a point of doing it on the cheap, and getting talent and technical personnel to take back-end profit in lieu of (or mostly in lieu of) front end money.
Well, now that the T-Shirts have sold and the DVD sales have peaked, I want some answers.... I want Joss Whedon's balance sheet for this little endeavor. Or at least a rough breakdown. How much did Joss spend? On what categories? How much direct profit did he make from each of his distribution methods, and how much did he make from ancillary/licensed sales?
As conservatives, I think that if we want to make movies/series that we want to see, we're gonna have to make them ourselves. And if we do make them ourselves, as conservatives, we want to make a profit... so we can make more media we want to see. The best way to do this is by modelling a successful web production--- and as far as I know, "Dr. Horrible" is the most successful web series developed so far.
So, my fellow Republibots--- Find me some numbers! It's the next step to making media we want to see!