| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There has been a great deal of publicity lately regarding "crowdfunding." The term refers efforts, generally launched on the Internet, to pool funds, usually in small increments, from a large number of sources. A number of companies, such as ArtistShare...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As the night grew darker, a cold wind whipped across the asphalt expanse of the vintage Rubidoux Drive-In Theatre in Riverside. A howling gust banged open the door to the snack bar, where hot dogs glistened on metal spits and the black-and-white...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Emily Satterlee's dream is to make music her career. But for now, she's working toward her break and waiting tables at two Huntington Beach restaurants.
The 27-year-old commercial music student at Orange Coast College wants to sell her original songs to...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:35 PM
After a decade performing for a rabid, nationwide jam-band fan base, particularly enthusiastic in South Florida, Perpetual Groove is down to its final six concerts, and Matt McDonald is feeling a familiar sense of excitement.
“It’s hard to...