| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:27 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
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....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The world premiere of Jon Favreau's comedy "Chef" has been selected as the opening night film for the 21st South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival on March 7 in Austin, Texas.
The festival also announced Thursday it will screen Rob Thomas'...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:34 AM
DreamWorks Animation's "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" scored a box-office victory with a strong second weekend as "Need for Speed" fell short of expectations and "Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club" bombed.
The 3-D animated "Mr. Peabody," a comedy about a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The tweets were coming fast and furious before many of the weekend screenings had rolled their credits: “Veronica Mars,” the Rob Thomas cult show revived as a Kickstarter film to much fanfare last year, was a bust.
You probably saw five in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Vimeo is launching a new program for independent filmmakers, promising to dole out up to $500,000 to help them market their films if they have raised at least $10,000 from crowdfunding sites.
In exchange, the filmmakers must grant Vimeo an exclusive...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
When Zach Braff's $5 million dramedy "Wish I Was Here" premieres Jan. 18, it will be one of 20 Sundance films funded through Kickstarter, alongside six financed via Indiegogo.
As the number of crowdsourced films and budgets continues to grow (including...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Some of the Marshmallows behind "Veronica Mars" are getting heated.
A pocket of contributors who helped bankroll the movie through Kickstarter are not exactly pleased customers, taking to the fundraising site to lament about their struggles in...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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...