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'Cocaine Cowboy' Widow -- I Want Half for Husband's Coke Stories

4 August 2016 12:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The widow of original "Cocaine Cowboy" Jon Roberts is getting double-crossed in a deal Jon made to cash in on his life story ... according to the lawsuit she just filed. Andrea Noemi Roberts says Jon struck the deal with financial adviser Daniel Merandi and his company, M & M Financial -- Jon would get 50 percent from any TV or movie projects related to his 2011 memoir, "American Desperado." Jon died shortly after the book came out, but »

- TMZ Staff

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Untold Story Crowdfunding Rally Announces Ten Finalists in Documentary Competition

5 July 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In March, Seed&Spark and Project Greenlight Digital Studios announced the world’s first crowdfunding rally. The Untold Story Crowdfunding Rally was created to find “the next great untold story in documentary,” accepting submissions in search for feature documentaries on stories and perspectives not seen before.

Read More: Exclusive: Project Greenlight Digital Studios is Launching Brand New Advisory Board

The ten finalists were announced today, and from vertical farms to Native American comedians, the chosen stories certainly are untold. The finalists had to raise $10,000 in crowdfunding money on Seed&Spark in order to qualify, and now will have the chance to will $20,000 in finishing funds for their projects, distribution in millions of homes, and $5,000 in data storage.

“We are excited not only to celebrate the finalists, but to celebrate all participants who made of the most of the rally and used it to spread the word about their unique stories, »

- Kate Halliwell

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