SCHMOES KNOW PRESENTS THE MOVIE TRIVIA SCHMOEDOWN is creating Not just a movie trivia show; it's a sport!
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Welcome to the Movie Trivia Schmoedown Patreon page. My name is Kristian Harloff and I am the Chairman of the Movie Trivia Schmoedown. In case you are wondering what the Schmoedown is, it is a trivia competition started by myself and my broadcasting partner Mark Ellis.

We started a brand together called Schmoes Know in 2008. It began with movie reviews and ultimately transitioned into a fun podcast simply named the Schmoes Know Movies Show. It was often referred to as the "Howard Stern show for movies." There were a lot of fun bits that started on that show but the one that became a monster on it's own is the Movie Trivia Schmoedown.
In 2014, It began as our answer for March Madness, 16 players, 15 weeks, one winner. We pulled it off, it was popular so we followed it up with teams the following year with a team tournament. It was hands down the most popular thing we had ever done. The fans wanted more and we were determined to figure out a way to bring them more.

In 2016, we were both working for Collider Video, discussing movie news, talking Star Wars, having fun... I pitched the idea of taking the Schmoedown and turning it into a full fledged weekly trivia league. We tried it and our first match was John Campea against Dan Murrell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwZeV76LBwU
It was a hit, the league took off and before we knew it we had created a mix of Jeopardy meets UFC meets WWE. We had intense trivia games but we also created a narrative. The players took on personas, factions were formed, champions were born. It is growing every day!!
Here is where we need you guys. Schmoes Know are paying for the show, the production, the editors, all of it. Collider is providing the distribution, the studio, the crew to film it etc... This season though, the editors, the writers, the competitors, the food for the crew, belts, props, that's all us. 

We have been able to get our amazing writer Chris Skalisky some help through this patreon so thank you!! We now have two writers but we need MORE!! We need a dedicated writer to vet the questions and more to help Chris and his building team.

My college friend Aaron Wilhelm has been the master editor behind the Schmoedown and he is also drowning in it. He needs help, he also needs to be compensated for his weekly hard work and amazing skills to give the Schmoedown it's unique feel. We have brought RB3 on to assist Aaron in editing but we are looking to bring in more editors.

If you have been following the Schmoedown long enough, you should know the name Bryan Ward. http://bryaneward.com/2017/10/15/ultimate-schmoedo... Bryan is a master artist/graphic designer and is responsible for some incredible Schmoedown art but has also created the league graphics that you saw in the Spectacular and will see in the upcoming season.  We want Bryan to be around for a very long time and rewarded for his passionate and hard work and again, this is where your subscriptions come in to play.

We want to create the Android version of the app, we need enough funds in order to hire the right developer to make that happen. We want to get the word out about the show and in order to do that, we need marketing, we need a publicist, we need you. 
We have three amazing championship belts, the Singles and two team belts. Our Innergeekdom belt and Star Wars belts need serious updates. This is where we need your subscription!
The competitors have been working hard, taking time out of their schedules to put it all on the line in front of all of you. They should be rewarded. I want to compensate the competitors this season. This is where your subscription helps!

Honestly, there is so much more we can all do together. Tours, games, merchandise, more shows, a full network....The sky is the limit. I was recently asked in a Q +A, my favorite thing about the Schmoedown and I said it then and I will say it now, the fan investment. I have been humbled by the way you have all embraced the Schmoedown. You are as responsible as we are for growing this thing with us. When you join this Patreon here today, you will be helping once again grow this to be the ultimate sport for movie nerds!

Thank you again and LETS GET READY TO SCHMOEDOWN!!!!!

Harloff


Tiers
MONTHLY PATREON ONLY MATCH+GIVEAWAY+...
$1 or more per month
At the $1 subscription you will get access to the Monthly Patreon only exhibition match two weeks after the $10 patrons. You will have access to the Patron-Only feed and you are able to be randomly selected as the recipient of a monthly giveaway. One patron a month at this level will receive anything from a t-shirt, pictures, movie code, trading cards, or even a Bryan Ward Schmoedown poster (which could be signed by your favorite competitor). If you are selected as the recipient, your item will be sent out to you the following month. The patron selected will be announced on the first Schmoedown Rundown episode of each month. 


You will get the monthly Patreon only audio broadcast which could be presented by either Kristian Harloff or Thadd Williams. 


You will receive the monthly newsletter which could be anything from statistics to storyline speculation. 


You will have access to the monthly Player Profiles series created for Patreon. 


Example: If your pledge payment is processed on February 1st, the recipient will be announced on the first episode of the Schmoedown Rundown in March and your item will arrive in March. 

EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO
$3 or more per month
A $3 subscription, gives you access to exclusive BTS footage or promo videos. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones.
ACCESS TO THE SPECIAL MONTHLY PATREON MATCH
$5 or more per month
Season 5 will have ONE Patreon match per month. A match will be shot specifically for Patrons to have access to ONE WEEK before it is released on Collider's YouTube page. For $5.00 a month, you will be free to share the results, tweet about the match, and post in the Movie Trivia Schmoedown page about the match. 

Again, it will not air on Collider until ONE WEEK after Patrons see it first. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones.

EARLY ACCESS TO MONTHLY EXHIBITION MATCH
$10 or more per month
One Friday a month, you will have early access to the MONTHLY EXHIBITION MATCH which is EXCLUSIVE to patrons. 


$10 patrons will get access to the exhibition match 2 weeks before it releases to all patrons. 


In addition, on select Fridays you will have access to a live stream with a competitor where you can ask them anything you want. Access to this live stream is only for those that support at this level and above but will be released to all patrons once the stream is over.


*Competitor is subject to change without notice.


Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones.

ON AIR THANK YOU
$20 or more per month
A $20 subscription adds your name to the famous scrolling credits of subscribers on The Movie Trivia Schmoedown Show; screenshot it to impress your friends! Your name will appear at the end of ONE Movie Trivia Schmoedown match per month. Your name will be featured on the scrolling credits the following month of your contribution. Example: If your pledge is processed February 1st, your name will appear in March. Plus you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones. 
EXCLUSIVE OF THE MONTH!
$50 or more per month
(Limited) 

A $50 subscription will get you a physical piece of mail from your friends over at the Movie Trivia Schmoedown! The mail could be anything from a postcard written exclusively to you, could be a T-shirt, the possibilities are seemingly endless! Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones. 


Be advised that your exclusive item will arrive the following month of your pledge regardless of whether or not you continue to support at this level. For example: If your pledge payment is processed on February 1st, your item will arrive in March. 


We ship internationally.

CHOOSE A WHEEL SLICE FOR A MATCH
$60 or more per month
(Limited) 

A $60 subscription will give you a chance to choose a wheel slice for top contender matches and even championship matches! Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones. (NOTE: If you decide to purchase this tier, you cannot submit the same category consecutively.)  


You will be contacted the following month of your pledge about which wheel slice you would like to pick. Example: If your pledge is processed February 1st, you will be contacted in March.


CLARIFICATION: This is to choose a slice for a match.


THANK YOU VIDEO FROM A COMPETITOR
$75 or more per month
(Limited) 

Every three consecutive months, while at the $75 subscription, you’ll get an exclusive personal thank you video from one of the Schmoedown crew. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones.  

*Please note that your video will arrive once all three consecutive months are fulfilled. Example: if your pledge is processed February 1st, March 1st, and April 1st - your video will arrive to you in May regardless of whether or not you continue to support at this level in May. 

SKYPE CALL WITH A SCHMOEDOWN COMPETITOR
$81 or more per month
(Limited) 

Once every FOUR consecutive months at the $81 subscription, you will get a 10-15 minute Skype call from a Schmoedown Superstar. It could be anyone from KO Kalinowski to Bobby Gucci himself Tom Dagnino. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones. 


Please note that your skype call will be scheduled once all four consecutive months are fulfilled. Example: if your pledge is processed February 1st, March 1st, April 1st, and May 1st - your skype call will be scheduled for June regardless of whether or not you continue to support at this level in June.


Please note: Once your skype call is scheduled it cannot be changed. If you miss your skype call, it will not be rescheduled. If a competitor misses the skype call, it WILL BE rescheduled.

SPONSOR THE WHEEL
$100 or more per month
(Limited)

At this tier level, we will shout you out as our wheel sponsor for a match and you will get to select up to 2 wheel slices that you would like to have on the wheel from a list of wheel categories. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones.


If there is high demand, you may sponsor the wheel two months consecutively but will need to vacate after two months to allow for others to join at this level. 


*This is limited to individuals and not companies.

YOUR QUESTION USED IN ROUND ONE
$150 or more per month
(Limited) 

A $150 subscription means you get to submit a question for round one of the Movie Trivia Schmoedown. We’ll work together to make sure it’s doable, and then, we’ll shout you out when we use it.  

You will be contacted the following month of your pledge about your round one question. Example: If your pledge is processed February 1st, you will be contacted in March. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones. 

SKYPE AUDITION WITH KRISTIAN HARLOFF
$300 or more per month
(Limited) 

Every two consecutive months while at the 300.00 subscription, you'll get a Skype audition with the Schmoedown creator Kristian Harloff. Harloff will ask you trivia questions and test your promo skills for a shot in the big leagues. Kristian will evaluate if you are ready to compete but this DOES NOT guarantee you a spot in the show. However if you do not make it after the first audition, you can use this tier to audition again two months later. Plus, you will get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones.


Please note that your skype audition will be scheduled once both consecutive months are fulfilled. Example:  if your pledge is processed February 1st and March 1st, your skype audition will be scheduled for April regardless of whether or not you continue to support at this level in April. 

SPONSORSHIP
$10,000 or more per month
(Limited) 

We will give your brand/product/podcast/etc.....a month of shout-outs on the Movie Trivia Schmoedown. There are a few restrictions we'll talk about when you support us at this level, but in general, we support people who support people and want to tell the world about your thing! Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones.

Goals
3212 of 5000 patrons
Here is the bottom line, this show is a full scale production. We don't have sponsors, this Patreon is how the show survives. We are so grateful for the 2,400 patrons we have at the moment. You are THE reason the show is still on the air. 

I want to always be transparent with you all. Right now with the 2,400 plus that we have helping build the show, we can pay for the following:
Someone to run our Patreon
Crew 
2 Editors
2 Writers
Food for crew
Props, set needs
Paying competitors for putting it all on the line.
The funding that you are all so generous to donate goes fast with a production of this size.

I believe at 5,000 we will be able to rent a space for our own, get some new equipment, bring in more writers and take the show on the road, hire more crew and really up the production of the show and help it grow. I think the way to look at it is this.... We air matches on Tuesday and Friday every week.... On a bad day, at its lowest a match will do 30,000 views. If you are one of those 30,000 who watch every week, we basically are saying for 1.00 a month, roughly 17 cents a match, you will help us grow.

I believe 5,000 patrons will put us in a place where we can take a next level jump. So at 5,000 patrons, the goal will be a MASSIVE jump, whether it is our own studio, new cameras, new crew, another editor, more set design or more live shows a month. Something will happen. Thank you!
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Welcome to the Movie Trivia Schmoedown Patreon page. My name is Kristian Harloff and I am the Chairman of the Movie Trivia Schmoedown. In case you are wondering what the Schmoedown is, it is a trivia competition started by myself and my broadcasting partner Mark Ellis.

We started a brand together called Schmoes Know in 2008. It began with movie reviews and ultimately transitioned into a fun podcast simply named the Schmoes Know Movies Show. It was often referred to as the "Howard Stern show for movies." There were a lot of fun bits that started on that show but the one that became a monster on it's own is the Movie Trivia Schmoedown.
In 2014, It began as our answer for March Madness, 16 players, 15 weeks, one winner. We pulled it off, it was popular so we followed it up with teams the following year with a team tournament. It was hands down the most popular thing we had ever done. The fans wanted more and we were determined to figure out a way to bring them more.

In 2016, we were both working for Collider Video, discussing movie news, talking Star Wars, having fun... I pitched the idea of taking the Schmoedown and turning it into a full fledged weekly trivia league. We tried it and our first match was John Campea against Dan Murrell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwZeV76LBwU
It was a hit, the league took off and before we knew it we had created a mix of Jeopardy meets UFC meets WWE. We had intense trivia games but we also created a narrative. The players took on personas, factions were formed, champions were born. It is growing every day!!
Here is where we need you guys. Schmoes Know are paying for the show, the production, the editors, all of it. Collider is providing the distribution, the studio, the crew to film it etc... This season though, the editors, the writers, the competitors, the food for the crew, belts, props, that's all us. 

We have been able to get our amazing writer Chris Skalisky some help through this patreon so thank you!! We now have two writers but we need MORE!! We need a dedicated writer to vet the questions and more to help Chris and his building team.

My college friend Aaron Wilhelm has been the master editor behind the Schmoedown and he is also drowning in it. He needs help, he also needs to be compensated for his weekly hard work and amazing skills to give the Schmoedown it's unique feel. We have brought RB3 on to assist Aaron in editing but we are looking to bring in more editors.

If you have been following the Schmoedown long enough, you should know the name Bryan Ward. http://bryaneward.com/2017/10/15/ultimate-schmoedo... Bryan is a master artist/graphic designer and is responsible for some incredible Schmoedown art but has also created the league graphics that you saw in the Spectacular and will see in the upcoming season.  We want Bryan to be around for a very long time and rewarded for his passionate and hard work and again, this is where your subscriptions come in to play.

We want to create the Android version of the app, we need enough funds in order to hire the right developer to make that happen. We want to get the word out about the show and in order to do that, we need marketing, we need a publicist, we need you. 
We have three amazing championship belts, the Singles and two team belts. Our Innergeekdom belt and Star Wars belts need serious updates. This is where we need your subscription!
The competitors have been working hard, taking time out of their schedules to put it all on the line in front of all of you. They should be rewarded. I want to compensate the competitors this season. This is where your subscription helps!

Honestly, there is so much more we can all do together. Tours, games, merchandise, more shows, a full network....The sky is the limit. I was recently asked in a Q +A, my favorite thing about the Schmoedown and I said it then and I will say it now, the fan investment. I have been humbled by the way you have all embraced the Schmoedown. You are as responsible as we are for growing this thing with us. When you join this Patreon here today, you will be helping once again grow this to be the ultimate sport for movie nerds!

Thank you again and LETS GET READY TO SCHMOEDOWN!!!!!

Harloff


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Tiers
MONTHLY PATREON ONLY MATCH+GIVEAWAY+...
$1 or more per month
At the $1 subscription you will get access to the Monthly Patreon only exhibition match two weeks after the $10 patrons. You will have access to the Patron-Only feed and you are able to be randomly selected as the recipient of a monthly giveaway. One patron a month at this level will receive anything from a t-shirt, pictures, movie code, trading cards, or even a Bryan Ward Schmoedown poster (which could be signed by your favorite competitor). If you are selected as the recipient, your item will be sent out to you the following month. The patron selected will be announced on the first Schmoedown Rundown episode of each month. 


You will get the monthly Patreon only audio broadcast which could be presented by either Kristian Harloff or Thadd Williams. 


You will receive the monthly newsletter which could be anything from statistics to storyline speculation. 


You will have access to the monthly Player Profiles series created for Patreon. 


Example: If your pledge payment is processed on February 1st, the recipient will be announced on the first episode of the Schmoedown Rundown in March and your item will arrive in March. 

EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO
$3 or more per month
A $3 subscription, gives you access to exclusive BTS footage or promo videos. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones.
ACCESS TO THE SPECIAL MONTHLY PATREON MATCH
$5 or more per month
Season 5 will have ONE Patreon match per month. A match will be shot specifically for Patrons to have access to ONE WEEK before it is released on Collider's YouTube page. For $5.00 a month, you will be free to share the results, tweet about the match, and post in the Movie Trivia Schmoedown page about the match. 

Again, it will not air on Collider until ONE WEEK after Patrons see it first. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones.

EARLY ACCESS TO MONTHLY EXHIBITION MATCH
$10 or more per month
One Friday a month, you will have early access to the MONTHLY EXHIBITION MATCH which is EXCLUSIVE to patrons. 


$10 patrons will get access to the exhibition match 2 weeks before it releases to all patrons. 


In addition, on select Fridays you will have access to a live stream with a competitor where you can ask them anything you want. Access to this live stream is only for those that support at this level and above but will be released to all patrons once the stream is over.


*Competitor is subject to change without notice.


Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones.

ON AIR THANK YOU
$20 or more per month
A $20 subscription adds your name to the famous scrolling credits of subscribers on The Movie Trivia Schmoedown Show; screenshot it to impress your friends! Your name will appear at the end of ONE Movie Trivia Schmoedown match per month. Your name will be featured on the scrolling credits the following month of your contribution. Example: If your pledge is processed February 1st, your name will appear in March. Plus you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones. 
EXCLUSIVE OF THE MONTH!
$50 or more per month
(Limited) 

A $50 subscription will get you a physical piece of mail from your friends over at the Movie Trivia Schmoedown! The mail could be anything from a postcard written exclusively to you, could be a T-shirt, the possibilities are seemingly endless! Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones. 


Be advised that your exclusive item will arrive the following month of your pledge regardless of whether or not you continue to support at this level. For example: If your pledge payment is processed on February 1st, your item will arrive in March. 


We ship internationally.

CHOOSE A WHEEL SLICE FOR A MATCH
$60 or more per month
(Limited) 

A $60 subscription will give you a chance to choose a wheel slice for top contender matches and even championship matches! Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones. (NOTE: If you decide to purchase this tier, you cannot submit the same category consecutively.)  


You will be contacted the following month of your pledge about which wheel slice you would like to pick. Example: If your pledge is processed February 1st, you will be contacted in March.


CLARIFICATION: This is to choose a slice for a match.


THANK YOU VIDEO FROM A COMPETITOR
$75 or more per month
(Limited) 

Every three consecutive months, while at the $75 subscription, you’ll get an exclusive personal thank you video from one of the Schmoedown crew. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones.  

*Please note that your video will arrive once all three consecutive months are fulfilled. Example: if your pledge is processed February 1st, March 1st, and April 1st - your video will arrive to you in May regardless of whether or not you continue to support at this level in May. 

SKYPE CALL WITH A SCHMOEDOWN COMPETITOR
$81 or more per month
(Limited) 

Once every FOUR consecutive months at the $81 subscription, you will get a 10-15 minute Skype call from a Schmoedown Superstar. It could be anyone from KO Kalinowski to Bobby Gucci himself Tom Dagnino. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones. 


Please note that your skype call will be scheduled once all four consecutive months are fulfilled. Example: if your pledge is processed February 1st, March 1st, April 1st, and May 1st - your skype call will be scheduled for June regardless of whether or not you continue to support at this level in June.


Please note: Once your skype call is scheduled it cannot be changed. If you miss your skype call, it will not be rescheduled. If a competitor misses the skype call, it WILL BE rescheduled.

SPONSOR THE WHEEL
$100 or more per month
(Limited)

At this tier level, we will shout you out as our wheel sponsor for a match and you will get to select up to 2 wheel slices that you would like to have on the wheel from a list of wheel categories. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones.


If there is high demand, you may sponsor the wheel two months consecutively but will need to vacate after two months to allow for others to join at this level. 


*This is limited to individuals and not companies.

YOUR QUESTION USED IN ROUND ONE
$150 or more per month
(Limited) 

A $150 subscription means you get to submit a question for round one of the Movie Trivia Schmoedown. We’ll work together to make sure it’s doable, and then, we’ll shout you out when we use it.  

You will be contacted the following month of your pledge about your round one question. Example: If your pledge is processed February 1st, you will be contacted in March. Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones. 

SKYPE AUDITION WITH KRISTIAN HARLOFF
$300 or more per month
(Limited) 

Every two consecutive months while at the 300.00 subscription, you'll get a Skype audition with the Schmoedown creator Kristian Harloff. Harloff will ask you trivia questions and test your promo skills for a shot in the big leagues. Kristian will evaluate if you are ready to compete but this DOES NOT guarantee you a spot in the show. However if you do not make it after the first audition, you can use this tier to audition again two months later. Plus, you will get all the earlier benefits except the limited ones.


Please note that your skype audition will be scheduled once both consecutive months are fulfilled. Example:  if your pledge is processed February 1st and March 1st, your skype audition will be scheduled for April regardless of whether or not you continue to support at this level in April. 

SPONSORSHIP
$10,000 or more per month
(Limited) 

We will give your brand/product/podcast/etc.....a month of shout-outs on the Movie Trivia Schmoedown. There are a few restrictions we'll talk about when you support us at this level, but in general, we support people who support people and want to tell the world about your thing! Plus, you get all the earlier benefits except for the limited ones.