Alcohollywood is creating Reviews, Podcasts and Cocktails for Films
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patrons

$94
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Hi! We're Jared and Clint, a mixologist and film critic, respectively, based out of Chicago, Illinois. We are also the hosts of Alcohollywood, a weekly film/mixology podcast that sits somewhere between Filmspotting and The Flop House - offering serious-minded film criticism without taking ourselves too seriously. (Or soberly.) 

Every week, we take a look at a different film - new or old, good or bad - and talk about it, while Jared creates a custom cocktail themed to each movie. Liked Captain America: The First Avenger? Try our American-inspired cocktail "The Thirst Avenger." Need something to get you through the floptastic Dungeons & Dragons movie? We'll get you set up with a delicious "Saving Throw." We also create a drinking game* based around each film to guide our discussion.

Any film is fair game, from snooty arthouse fare to that cult film you've been wanting to organize a party around for months. So far, we've produced over 250  episodes, and just as many custom cocktail recipes. We've been nominated twice for Best Food/Drink Podcast at the People's Choice Podcast Awards, and we're also a proud member of the Chicago Podcast Coop. The AV Club's Podmass has mentioned the podcast, and we also work closely with the website Consequence of Sound (where Clint's film writing can also be found).

In addition to the main podcast, as of January 2018 we've made Alcohollywood into a full-fledged film website, offering written reviews, interviews and festival coverage, as well as op-eds and news coverage with the podcast as a supplement. We've got a rotating staff of eight or nine great film writers who'd love to get paid in the increasingly rough-and-tumble world of pop culture criticism, so whatever you might pledge can help us get closer to getting to that point!

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Now that you know more about us, why should you contribute? Well, as we've gotten bigger and better - from upgrading our audio equipment to hosting great guest panelists like Nathan Rabin, Keith Phipps, Adam Kampenaar and John Campea - we'd like to keep that progress going. Podcasting in general can be expensive, especially one in which a full bar isn't just a way to attract guests, but an essential part of the process. 

We love doing this, and we've got big plans for Alcohollywood:
-Increasing our listenership
-Securing more high-profile guests, including filmmakers
-Overhauling our audio equipment setup and website (paying graphic/web designers, hiring an audio editor, finding/converting studio space)
-Creating fun merch for our listeners (shirts, mugs, pint glasses, books)
-Producing live events both locally in Chicago and elsewhere
-Offering a presence at conventions
-Publishing a coffee table book with a major publisher
-And, of course, being able to make a living doing what we love.

All contributors will be given access to a Patron-only feed where we'll provide drink recipes, newsletters, and allow people to contribute to Patron-only polls that determine some of our next episodes!

Regardless of your level of participation (or even no participation), the main podcast will always be available and always be free. If you like us and want to support us, we'd love your contributions; the money will be put to good use, and you will have our sincere thanks and gratitude.

*Please drink responsibly, of course.
Tiers
TEETOTALER
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Thanks for supporting the site - we raise our glasses to you!
TWO'S MY LIMIT
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Exclusive bonus content for Patrons, including early access to podcast episodes, as well as printable, specially-designed PDF recipe cards each week of our latest film-related cocktail! 
THE USUAL
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
All the perks from TWO'S MY LIMIT, plus access to our new monthly Patron-only bonus podcast, CRITERIONS & COCKTAILS, where Clint and staff writer Theo Estes discuss arthouse films over cocktails! (You can also participate in Patron-only polls to determine new Alcohollywood and C&C episodes.)
THE GENEROUS TIPPER
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All the TWO'S MY LIMIT and THE USUAL perks, in addition to an Alcohollywood T-shirt.
BARFLY
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Everything in TWO'S MY LIMIT, THE USUAL, and GENEROUS TIPPER, plus you get ONE custom mp3 full-length commentary on a film of your choice, as well as access to any other mp3 commentaries made for other Patrons at your level or higher. You also get an Alcohollywood pint glass to go along with that lovely T-shirt.
OUR MASTERS
$20 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above rewards, as well as a Producer credit on our show, and special acknowledgement each week on the podcast. Jared will also design and name a cocktail after you, and give you the recipe on the show. 
Goals
$94 of $100 per month
Helps Alcohollywood cover website hosting fees, Libsyn podcast hosting fees, movie rental costs, cocktail ingredients, upgrading equipment and software.
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Hi! We're Jared and Clint, a mixologist and film critic, respectively, based out of Chicago, Illinois. We are also the hosts of Alcohollywood, a weekly film/mixology podcast that sits somewhere between Filmspotting and The Flop House - offering serious-minded film criticism without taking ourselves too seriously. (Or soberly.) 

Every week, we take a look at a different film - new or old, good or bad - and talk about it, while Jared creates a custom cocktail themed to each movie. Liked Captain America: The First Avenger? Try our American-inspired cocktail "The Thirst Avenger." Need something to get you through the floptastic Dungeons & Dragons movie? We'll get you set up with a delicious "Saving Throw." We also create a drinking game* based around each film to guide our discussion.

Any film is fair game, from snooty arthouse fare to that cult film you've been wanting to organize a party around for months. So far, we've produced over 250  episodes, and just as many custom cocktail recipes. We've been nominated twice for Best Food/Drink Podcast at the People's Choice Podcast Awards, and we're also a proud member of the Chicago Podcast Coop. The AV Club's Podmass has mentioned the podcast, and we also work closely with the website Consequence of Sound (where Clint's film writing can also be found).

In addition to the main podcast, as of January 2018 we've made Alcohollywood into a full-fledged film website, offering written reviews, interviews and festival coverage, as well as op-eds and news coverage with the podcast as a supplement. We've got a rotating staff of eight or nine great film writers who'd love to get paid in the increasingly rough-and-tumble world of pop culture criticism, so whatever you might pledge can help us get closer to getting to that point!

-

Now that you know more about us, why should you contribute? Well, as we've gotten bigger and better - from upgrading our audio equipment to hosting great guest panelists like Nathan Rabin, Keith Phipps, Adam Kampenaar and John Campea - we'd like to keep that progress going. Podcasting in general can be expensive, especially one in which a full bar isn't just a way to attract guests, but an essential part of the process. 

We love doing this, and we've got big plans for Alcohollywood:
-Increasing our listenership
-Securing more high-profile guests, including filmmakers
-Overhauling our audio equipment setup and website (paying graphic/web designers, hiring an audio editor, finding/converting studio space)
-Creating fun merch for our listeners (shirts, mugs, pint glasses, books)
-Producing live events both locally in Chicago and elsewhere
-Offering a presence at conventions
-Publishing a coffee table book with a major publisher
-And, of course, being able to make a living doing what we love.

All contributors will be given access to a Patron-only feed where we'll provide drink recipes, newsletters, and allow people to contribute to Patron-only polls that determine some of our next episodes!

Regardless of your level of participation (or even no participation), the main podcast will always be available and always be free. If you like us and want to support us, we'd love your contributions; the money will be put to good use, and you will have our sincere thanks and gratitude.

*Please drink responsibly, of course.

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Tiers
TEETOTALER
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Thanks for supporting the site - we raise our glasses to you!
TWO'S MY LIMIT
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Exclusive bonus content for Patrons, including early access to podcast episodes, as well as printable, specially-designed PDF recipe cards each week of our latest film-related cocktail! 
THE USUAL
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
All the perks from TWO'S MY LIMIT, plus access to our new monthly Patron-only bonus podcast, CRITERIONS & COCKTAILS, where Clint and staff writer Theo Estes discuss arthouse films over cocktails! (You can also participate in Patron-only polls to determine new Alcohollywood and C&C episodes.)
THE GENEROUS TIPPER
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All the TWO'S MY LIMIT and THE USUAL perks, in addition to an Alcohollywood T-shirt.
BARFLY
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Everything in TWO'S MY LIMIT, THE USUAL, and GENEROUS TIPPER, plus you get ONE custom mp3 full-length commentary on a film of your choice, as well as access to any other mp3 commentaries made for other Patrons at your level or higher. You also get an Alcohollywood pint glass to go along with that lovely T-shirt.
OUR MASTERS
$20 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above rewards, as well as a Producer credit on our show, and special acknowledgement each week on the podcast. Jared will also design and name a cocktail after you, and give you the recipe on the show.