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Celebrity news: Spike Lee turns to Kickstarter, Rita Moreno to get SAG lifetime achievement

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The next Spike Lee joint will be a Kickstarter production. Following in the footsteps of ‘‘Veronica Mars’’ and Zach Braff, Lee has launched an online campaign to help fund his next feature film. The Brooklyn filmmaker on Monday unveiled his bid to raise $1.25 million over the next month using the fund-raising site Kickstarter. Though filmmakers including David Fincher have been involved with Kickstarter projects, Lee, 56, the director of ‘‘Do the Right Thing’’ and ‘‘Malcolm X’’ is easily the most established filmmaker yet to use the service to raise money for a feature. His remake of the 2003 South Korean thriller ‘‘Oldboy’’ is to be released in October. The ‘Veronica Mars’’ movie raised $5.7 million on Kickstarter, and Braff’s film pulled in $3.1 million. (AP)

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