| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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,"...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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'...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:50 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:21 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 2:42 PM
"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...