Writer Caitlin Moran has got out the begging bowl, asking her fans to crowdfund the £320,000 needed to create a new episode of her sitcom. She says:
“the more people support the campaign, spread the word and fund us, the bigger the chances we have of continuing to make the show. We’ve got the scripts right here! We know what happens next! All we need is your help to get them onto the screen. But if we don’t hit that £320,000 – IT’S ALL OVER. We won’t take your pledged amount of moolah and Raised By Wolves will be dead by Christmas Eve.”
What Caitlin ain’t telling her generous benefactors is that she could surely stump up the cash herself. Moran owns a company called Casa Bevron Ltd, which has just one other director, her husband Peter Paphides. According to its latest company accounts, Casa Bevron has has £247,996 in the bank and half a million in assets.
Not to mention royalties from her New York Times bestseller. In the words of her campaign video: “I know crowdfunding, It’s like hipster begging right?” Caitlin is doing a Facebook live broadcast at 3pm where she’ll have the chance to explain why she needs your money…