| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:38 PM
About a mile off Chicago’s shore, a local businessman wants to create a floating city complete with sundecks, restaurants, a swimming pool and plenty of room for boats to dock.
But before the first bottle of champagne can be uncorked on Breakwater...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Don Cheadle has become the latest filmmaker to launch a crowdfunding campaign, seeking to raise $325,000 to support his Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead."
Kristen Bell, Zach Braff and Spike Lee have all used Kickstarter campaigns to raise funds for...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Entrepreneur Beau D’Arcy paints a romantic picture when talking about his latest venture, a floating entertainment complex called Breakwater Chicago.
“When you’re on Breakwater, you have the ability to have a great dinner, a glass of...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A crowdfunding campaign for Rooster Teeth's "Lazer Team" sci-fi comedy movie has raised a record $2.48 million from 37,497 funders in a month on the Indiegogo site.
Indiegogo and Rooster Teeth said the campaign has surpassed the Indiegogo campaign for TV...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:17 AM
The most popular campaign on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com currently involves potato salad. Seriously. Not a documentary, independent film or the latest, greatest tech gadget, but a mixture of potatoes and mayonnaise (and who knows what else)...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:27 AM
The Internet has really done it this time.
The most popular campaign on crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com is a potato salad. Really. Not a feature film or the latest tech gadget, but a mixture of potatoes and mayonnaise from the kitchen of an Ohio...
| 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,"...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:02 PM
At first glance, the recent campaign for the century-old Wilmette Theatre seems plucked from the pages of a Hollywood script – a cast of characters has 30 days to raise $70,000 or their beloved movie theater will be unable to foot the bill for a...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:54 PM
With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Neil Young has long groused about the way music he and other artists make ends up sounding in the digital age. Now he is introducing his solution: PonoMusic, a combination online music store and playback system that gives listeners access to audiophile...