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  • Six Speciality Films That Could Bring the Heat This Summer

    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,"...
  • LeVar Burton revives 'Reading Rainbow' via Kickstarter campaign

    LeVar Burton revives 'Reading Rainbow' via Kickstarter campaign
    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...
  • Starter Studio gets new program manager

    Starter Studio gets new program manager
    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...
  • Low-budget films rely on shortcuts

    Low-budget films rely on shortcuts
    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'...
  • 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...
  • TV Picks: 'Bravest Warriors,' 'Gritty City,' 'The Tonight Show''

    TV Picks: 'Bravest Warriors,' 'Gritty City,' 'The Tonight Show''
    "Bravest Warriors" (Cartoon Hangover/YouTube). Given the enormity of my affection for the works of Pendleton Ward ("Adventure Time"), who created these characters, and Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi ("The Adventures of Pete & Pete") -- who, with writer-...
  • 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....
  • Audio Dubbing Doc 'Being George Clooney' Launches Kickstarter Campaign

    "Being George Clooney," a new documentary by "These Amazing Shadows" co-director Paul Mariano, has a launched a Kickstarter campaign. The doc centers on audio dubbing of Hollywood films featuring George Clooney for foreign markets. Some of the voices...
  • 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...
  • Burb's Eye View: 3D printing represents a wave of the future

    Burb's Eye View: 3D printing represents a wave of the future
    How do I know we live in the future? Because on Saturday I watched a couple of school kids enter a virtual world where they built a toy robot and were ready to manufacture it in a few hours. At the Burbank Marriott last weekend, dozens of companies...