Paul Sorvino and Katt Williams Are the Latest Celebrities to Take Their Comedy to Kickstarter

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CBH Pictures announced their latest Kickstarter campaign: Paul Sorvino and Katt Williams follow the footsteps of Zach Braff and Veronica Mars to raise production funds through crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Christmas in Beverly Hills Kickstarter poster

My job as a consulting producer is to take the funny and put it in the script. So you know it’s going to be funny if nothing else. - Katt Williams

Legendary actor and director Paul Sorvino, best known for his roles in Goodfellas, Money Talks and Romeo + Juliet has teamed up with the undisputed King of Underground Comedy, Katt Williams, to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the feature film, 'Christmas in Beverly Hills.'

'Christmas in Beverly Hills' is a comedy about a wealthy, well-respected Beverly Hills couple, who are both having affairs, and they accidentally find themselves together – along with their respective lovers – under one roof on Christmas Eve.

The script was written by Mara Virabov, Chuko and polished by Paul Sorvino and Katt Williams. Sorvino will direct and star in the rip-roaring comedy, Williams will oversee it as the consulting producer, Virabov and Dale “Rage” Restighini will produce it.

"A typical Hollywood film, large or small budget, takes three to five years of shopping, pleading and hoping," said Sorvino. "It doesn't matter who the cast and crew are, we must all do the same song and dance to get funding and blueprints for the film.”

"We expect that the Kickstarter campaign will be a huge success," Sorvino continued. "Our film is a classic farce comedy. Contributors who love cult classic movies that give you stomach cramps from laughter would support this film."

Katt Williams added, “My job as a consulting producer is to take the funny and put it in the script. So you know it’s going to be funny if nothing else.”

'Christmas in Beverly Hills' is LIVE on Kickstarter:

When the Christmas in Beverly Hills team saw the success of Zach Braff’s Kickstarter campaign for Wish I was Here and the Veronica Mars project, it decided to follow suit.

“Paul and I have had this project for almost five years,” Virabov said. “ We always knew we would make it, but we didn’t want to take the traditional route. We have a very funny script and a great team of incredibly talented artists. When you have the King (Katt Williams) stamping the script with ‘funny’ then you don’t have much to worry about. With such a great team in place and with Dale (Resteghini), who is known for making a $20,000 video look like a $2 million video, we can’t go wrong.”

“It’s all about rewards,” Resteghini said. “It’s a two-way street. We have rewards from 'Thank You' in your native language to tickets to an exclusive Beverly Hills Christmas Mansion party and more. It’s all about Christmas, it’s all about funny and it’s all about great holiday spirit.”

'Christmas in Beverly Hills' launched on Kickstarter on June 27, 2013 with a goal to raise $1,000,001.00.

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