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  • Six Speciality Films That Could Bring the Heat This Summer

    Every summer a handful of plucky indie movies jump into the mainstream, thanks to filmgoers who want more nutritional value than that offered by the season's popcorn pics. This year's notable breakouts include Fox Searchlight's "The Grand Budapest Hotel,"...
  • LeVar Burton revives 'Reading Rainbow' via Kickstarter campaign

    LeVar Burton revives 'Reading Rainbow' via Kickstarter campaign
    Butterfly in the sky, LeVar Burton can go twice as high -- and then some.  On Wednesday, the actor and former host of "Reading Rainbow" launched a Kickstarter campaign to revive the long-running educational children's program, a beloved mainstay on...
  • Starter Studio gets new program manager

    Starter Studio gets new program manager
    A new program manager is taking the reins at Orlando accelerator program Starter Studio. Stephen Bowles, who runs a startup himself, is stepping in as Brian Wilson moves to Iowa. Starter Studio currently has its second, three-month class at the GAI...
  • Low-budget films rely on shortcuts

    Low-budget films rely on shortcuts
    In a quiet hillside home in Topanga Canyon, filmmaker Brian McGuire instructed his cast members to take their shirts off, put their sunglasses on, snort fake cocaine and "party hard." The 20-person cast and crew were filming a party scene for McGuire'...
  • Ed Cunningham's film chronicles fight over amputated leg

    Ed Cunningham's film chronicles fight over amputated leg
    For most people, playing in the NFL would be the pinnacle of their wage-earning life. Ed Cunningham’s NFL career is just another line on his long and varied résumé. Cunningham, who spent five seasons as a center for the Arizona Cardinals and...
  • L.A. Film Fest: 'Winter in the Blood' depicts life on reservation

    L.A. Film Fest: 'Winter in the Blood' depicts life on reservation
    Filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith were thrilled but stressed Thursday afternoon as the debut of their passion project, "Winter in the Blood," about life on an Indian reservation, rapidly approached. The Montana natives were close family friends with...
  • Shemar Moore moves fundraising from Kickstarter to Indiegogo

    Shemar Moore moves fundraising from Kickstarter to Indiegogo
    "Criminal Minds" TV star Shemar Moore has canceled a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter and moved it to Indiegogo. Moore started the fundraiser for his new film project, "The Bounce Back," on May 23, but canceled it about two weeks before its funding...
  • James Franco seeks funds to turn his book 'Palo Alto' into film(s)

    James Franco seeks funds to turn his book 'Palo Alto' into film(s)
    The ubiquitous James Franco, author, actor, etc., etc., is raising funds on the website Indiegogo for a three-film series based on his 2011 short story collection, "Palo Alto." The book, which was Franco's debut in the world of letters, was inspired...
  • Laura Dern: Get that 'Enlightened' Kickstarter campaign going

    Laura Dern: Get that 'Enlightened' Kickstarter campaign going
    Laura Dern's HBO comedy "Enlightened" may have been canceled in March but, as the actress noted in a live video chat, that doesn't mean it's gone for good. After all, Dern's close friend Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") saw his show find renewed...
  • Three literary Kickstarter projects that aren't offensive

    Three literary Kickstarter projects that aren't offensive
    Last week there was a hubbub over a Kickstarter campaign to fund a "seduction" guidebook that included passages that encouraged men to be assertive with women. "Don't ask for permission. Be dominant. Force her to rebuff your advances," and other amateur...
  • 'Inocente' is first Kickstarter-backed film to win an Oscar

    'Inocente' is first Kickstarter-backed film to win an Oscar
    "Inocente," the story of a 15-year-old homeless San Diego girl who pursues her art despite her bleak surroundings, is the first Kickstarter-backed film to win an Academy Award. The makers of the documentary short film raised $52,527 from 294 backers...