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  • 'Veronica Mars' movie a case of pleasing many masters

     'Veronica Mars' movie a case of pleasing many masters
    After convincing some 91,000 fans to donate $5.7 million toward the making of a "Veronica Mars" movie, you'd think show creator Rob Thomas would take a breather. After all, no film on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter had ever raised that much, and now...
  • Vimeo Pledges $10 Million to Fund Indie Film Projects on Its Internet VOD Platform

    Vimeo is upping the ante in trying to bring independent film projects to its online video-on-demand service, announcing that it has set aside $10 million to help creators fund and promote their works on its platform. The $10 million fund will cover a...
  • Crowdfunding devolves into narcissism

    Crowdfunding devolves into narcissism
    The iconic Statue of Liberty, positioned in New York Harbor to welcome those entering the United States, stands as a symbol of what's best about our country and the freedom it has offered so many. But it was only when I visited Lady Liberty for the...
  • 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...
  • Sundance 2014: Zach Braff says Kickstarter led to a better movie

    PARK CITY, Utah--Sundance movies can premiere to varying degrees of scrutiny. Few films, though, come in drawing the kind of attention of Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here." After all, it’s been exactly 10 years since Braff debuted his...
  • As technology explodes, A Total Disruption is there to record it

    As technology explodes, A Total Disruption is there to record it
    Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
  • Zach Braff's Kickstarter Movie 'Wish I Was Here' Set for July 18 Release

    Focus Features will release Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here" on July 18 in New York and Los Angeles and then expand the film on July 25 and again on Aug. 1. Focus bought the U.S. rights to the Kickstarter-funded dramedy in January following its premiere at...
  • 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...
  • Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research

    Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research
    UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links. It does not come...
  • Now you can shower with your smartphone (You know you want to)

    Now you can shower with your smartphone (You know you want to)
    It's official. We're addicted to our smartphones. You probably already knew that. But if not, here's your proof: There's now a water-proof shower cap for your smartphone. A London-based Kickstarter campaign reached its bare-bones funding goal mere...
  • Hollywood, help save the small town cinema

    Hollywood, help save the small town cinema
    My great-grandfather founded the Rialto Theater in tiny Grayling, Mich., in 1915. His handbills advertised an opening-day screening of "The Twenty-Million-Dollar Mystery" on "two good single reels." I run the same theater today, almost 99 years later....