Kickstarter

Screenshot from the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Campaign.

‘Reading Rainbow’ gets hand from Seth MacFarlane

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” fundraising effort is getting a boost from a generous pal, Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane has promised to match up to $1 million in pledges made on the Kickstarter website […]

07/01/2014

President Barack Obama meets with Lindsay Lawlor, of San Diego, Calif., and his creation, a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that "walks" on wheels and is powered by a 12-horsepower hybrid fuel-engine motor, during his tour on the South Lawn of the White House to meet with students, entrepreneurs and inventors, during the first ever White House "Maker Faire", Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, inventors check out electric giraffe

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of […]

06/18/2014

Actor Levar Burton shown on a YouTube video thanking supporters of a Kickstarter campaign for "Reading Rainbow."

Levar Burton gets emotional over response to ‘Reading Rainbow’ campaign

Fans of “Reading Rainbow” had until July to raise $1 million to bring the show back for the web. It took 11 hours. An emotional Levar Burton watched as the Kickstarter campaign that he had […]

05/29/2014

Fashion designer Maria Pinto. (Photo/Courtesy Maria Pinto, Brian Kuhlmann)

Maria Pinto launches new collection on Kickstarter

CHICAGO (AP) — Fashion designer Maria Pinto — famous for dressing first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey — is back with a new, more affordable collection that she plans to launch with the help […]

09/02/2013

Actress Kristen Bell

‘Veronica Mars’ campaign rattles movie industry

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of hope, stalled efforts and studio frustration, “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas watched a long-held dream come to fruition in a sudden digital rush.

03/22/2013

‘Veronica Mars’ film’s online fundraiser hits goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Veronica Mars” fans just bought themselves a big-screen version of the cult favorite TV series. Sharon Waxman of TheWrap.com talks with Maggie and Michael about crowd-sourcing in movies. Click to listen.

03/15/2013