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  • For Richard Friend, finding lost Laurel is 'labor of love'

    Richard Friend, 41, who says he grew up "on the other side of the tracks," at Steward Manor apartments at Routes 197 and 198, spends much of his spare time restoring all sorts of artifacts from Laurel retailers, movie theaters and restaurants,...
  • Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'

    Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'
    Late Monday afternoon, the lobby of the Gene Siskel Film Center was thick with expectations. The money guys hovered. They were about to see the result of their investments — they were about to see "Life Itself," the new Steve James documentary about...
  • Zach Braff on Kickstarter: Judge the game, not the player [video]

    Zach Braff on Kickstarter: Judge the game, not the player [video]
    PARK CITY, Utah -- One of the more divisive movies at the Sundance Film Festival has been Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” the actor-filmmaker’s follow-up to “Garden State” that, with a major assist from Kickstarter, has...
  • Civil War Miniseries to Seek $2.5 Million on Kickstarter

    A veteran TV and film writer is trying his luck on Kickstarter to raise a whopping $2.5 million in support of a 10-hour miniseries about the Civil War. Michael Frost Beckner, whose credits include "Spy Game" and CBS series "The Agency," plans to unveil a...
  • 'Sharknado 2′ Filmmakers Crowdfunding $50,000 for Bonus Chainsaw Scene

    If you thought the surprise Syfy hit "Sharknado" suffered from a lack of chainsaw action, you can ensure that the upcoming sequel more than makes up for it. The producers behind "Sharknado 2: The Second One" are seeking $50,000 on the crowdfunding site...
  • Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online

    Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online
    The Autry National Center of the American West is hoping lots of people will get their kicks by giving money online to help fund its coming exhibition “Route 66: The Road and the Romance.” The Autry, which will open the show June 8, joins...
  • Oculus fans, supporters upset over Facebook acquisition

    Oculus fans, supporters upset over Facebook acquisition
    Oculus may be happy about its $2-billion deal to be acquired by Facebook, but the virtual reality start-up's supporters are definitely not. The Irvine company gained a strong following in the worlds of tech and gaming after taking to Kickstarter in 2012...
  • Fans Can Back a Favorite Legit Musical and Make a Profit

    Crowdfunding isn't just for Zach Braff and "Veronica Mars." Legit producer Jamie Hendry recently used it to raise £1 million ($1.7 million) of the $10.7 million budget for an upcoming West End musical version of "The Wind in the Willows." Broadway's...
  • Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?

    Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?
    Gail Gygax flipped open the blue binder she had been carrying under her arm. On its cover was a shield emblazoned with the words "Gygax Memorial." She was all business, pleasant but driven, barely allowing me time thank her for meeting with me. She turned...
  • Indiegogo, Crowdfunding Rival to Kickstarter, Raises $40 Million

    Indiegogo, a crowdfunding startup that competes with Kickstarter and others, announced that it has raised $40 million in second-round funding, led by venture-capital firms Institutional Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Indiegogo...
  • Solid advice on starting a small business, from people who've been there

    Brazen Careerist Small business owners are generally happier than the average worker. They get to choose their own schedules, they're usually building a business based on their personal interests, and many don't see profitability as the end-all, be-all...