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Friday, September 2, 2016

2016.09.02 A Twofer of Ken "Whit" Whitman Goodness

Thanks to a head's up from Tenkar's Tavern, we learned that Ken "Whit" Whitman is trying once again to fleece scam extract solicit funds from the pool of people that contributed to his Spinward Traveller Kickstarter.

Of course that project is coming up on two years late (December 2014 was the "estimated delivery" date), but Ken "Whit" Whitman has the end credits done.....kind of. For the low, low price of only $10 you can get your name added as a backer.

This is quite the bargain because during the actual fundraising campaign, you had to pledge at least $40 to get your name in the credits. 486 people pledged less than $40, so Ken "Whit" Whitman has a potential take of $4,860. Of course so much of the fundraising for this particular project was done off-books from the official Kickstarter campaign and this little attempt at an add-on is also off-book as Ken "Whit" Whitman is using a Square Store for this additional "funding" source.

We highly suspect that anybody who wants to send Ken "Whit" Whitman $10 can have their name added to the movie that may never see the light of day, no need to be part of the 486 allegedly-eligible backers from 2014....

Ken "Whit" Whitman Wants another $4860 for Spinward Traveller
"Hey Everyone,
First let me say that I am sorry it has taken so long to get Spinward Traveller off the ground, I am work with Far Future Enterprises to get this project into your hands as soon as possible.

As you know we have released the end credits with all the backers names that paid $40 or more, more than a few of you have asked if you can get your name in the credits.

So, for an additional $10 we would be happy to include you name, in the credits.

These additional money will be used to help me spend more time editing, and speeding up the edit process. With a little luck and tenacity, I play to have a finished product by the end of this year. Look for an announcement from FFE in the next few months.

Thank you for being understanding. You can log on to my new store at Whit Studios. (weblink removed, -Editor) The credit purchase in on the main page.

Thank you for your time,
Ken Whitman"

After the initial shock of a) Ken "Whit" Whitman asking for more money and b) Ken "Whit" Whitman screwing over the 107 backers who pledged at the "NAME CREDIT PACKAGE" specifically to get their name in the credits, our first real question was, "Does Far Future Enterprises know about this?" Of course this leads to more questions. What is their role? What do they stand to gain from this?

Who knows......we, don't!

Ken "Whit" Whitman "Back to Set" Workshops
On a slightly related front, Ken "Whit" Whitman is sharing his "expertise" at workshops for TDH Talent Unlimited. While it is great news, at least for him, that he is getting some work, we can't help but wonder where is his expertise stemming from? He wrote/acted in a season and a half of Brother's Barbarian and directed three Kickstarter projects that are unfulfilled. He's also done some one-off extra work. One could easily argue he's never really gone "back" to anything......at least not enough to be an expert.

If TDH Talent Unlimited is happy, and their clients/actors are happy, it probably doesn't matter......

4 comments :

  1. I see no news about my Emergency Gallbladder removal or the fact I taught my class two days after it, because I have to work so I can release my Kickstarters. My expertise comes from over 10k hours of shooting, writing & editing. I have filmed two feature length movies, two tv pilots and over 50 two minute demos, so I might actually know some shit. Also, I am SAG elegable, because I have speaking lines in upcoming movies. Do you guys really think I would have gotten this far without talent? Keep me in the front of gammers minds, then when I get everything back in order, well i will have you to help thank! Be Good.

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  2. Out of curiosity, what are the two feature length movies you've filmed? And the TV pilots?

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  3. Screen actors guild membership is based on an annual fee paid to the organization/union (have money, get membership). Of course Ken "Whit" Whitman is eligible. He lives off of other people's money. Just take the money from your off-book scams and sign up, Ken.

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  4. In my opinion as one of the Knights of the Dinner Table kickstarter backers who have yet to see anything after three years, if Ken Whitman knew "some shit" he wouldn't be perpetually unemployed/underemployed and running from creditors and unfinished projects! Nothing has stopped him from fulfilling his legal obligations and broken promises but himself! His car, money, relationship, housing, cash-flow, medical, equipment issues and all the other excuses he's given over these past few years are not the fault of the defrauded backers and should not be our problem! We don't care, don't feel sympathy for him and only want what we paid for and were promised. How he makes that happen shouldn't be our problem. Everything I've read about him and his continuing failures due to less than ethical business dealings makes it highly unlikely he can redeem himself if he continues as he has been. "When I get everything back in order," how much longer does he think that will take?

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