| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,"...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:30 PM
YouTube CEO Anne Wojcicki introduced a slew of innovations to creators assembled at Vidcon on Thursday in Anaheim, with the goal of aimed at helping them make more money off their videos.
"It's a focus of mine to bring more revenue to the YouTube...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:40 AM
It didn't take long for the M3D Micro, a 3-D printer, to reach its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 when it launched Monday on Kickstarter. It only took 11 minutes, to be exact.
The new Kickstarter project has only been on the website for a few hours but...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A veteran TV and film writer is trying his luck on Kickstarter to raise a whopping $2.5 million in support of a 10-hour miniseries about the Civil War.
Michael Frost Beckner, whose credits include "Spy Game" and CBS series "The Agency," plans to unveil a...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Back in the day, well before it was under constant financial stress, public television learned to gather support for its operations by casting a wider net of funders. Anyone who has watched public television over the years is familiar with appeals to...