| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The Patio Theater in Portage Park is for sale, according to Demetri Kouvalis, who rehabbed the venue three years ago. Built in 1927, the movie theater has been in Kouvalis’ family since 1987.
Closed since May due to a broken air conditioner,...
| 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)...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A new program manager is taking the reins at Orlando accelerator program Starter Studio.
Stephen Bowles, who runs a startup himself, is stepping in as Brian Wilson moves to Iowa.
Starter Studio currently has its second, three-month class at the GAI...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The pitch for a floating entertainment center about a half-mile off Chicago’s shore is gaining the public’s support — and dollars.
The crowdfunding campaign spearheaded by Plainfield native Beau D’Arcy to raise money for his...
| 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,"...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In a quiet hillside home in Topanga Canyon, filmmaker Brian McGuire instructed his cast members to take their shirts off, put their sunglasses on, snort fake cocaine and "party hard."
The 20-person cast and crew were filming a party scene for McGuire'...
| 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...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:06 PM
A start-up independent gaming company in Huntington Beach is looking to release the next breakout smartphone app while giving a financial and educational boost to the pet adoption community.
Zuul Labs plans to launch "Tall Tails," its first creation, in...
| 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...