Can Kickstarter Save Hollywood?

This is the kind of story I want to see created. Mayfield wasnt alone: More than 90,000 fans of the cult TV series helped creator Rob Thomas raise a staggering $5.7 million on Kickstarter, surpassing the $2 million originally needed to get Warner Bros. to make the film. Its too soon to tell how it will fare at the box office, but the Veronica Mars movie, which just wrapped filming this week in Los Angeles, will be one for the history books. Too bad the same cant be said of The Lone Ranger, After Earth, White House Down, Turbo, or Pacific Rim. Those duds, which cost $130 million to $225 million to make, according to The New York Times , were dead on arrival with poor domestic ticket sales and press. The Lone Rangercost Disney more than $225 million to produce and took in $48.7 at the box office over the Independence Day weekend.
Source: http://www.inc.com/jill-krasny/what-hollywood-can-learn-from-kickstarter.html

Letters: Big buildings in little Hollywood

“I’m single,” he says. “So if any ladies out there are looking, they’re into redheads … I’m definitely your man [roars]. I’m a tiger. I’m a lot of fun.
Source: http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/hollywood-hillbillies-gingers-have-souls-youtube-kid-gets-reality-show.html

‘Hollywood Hillbillies’: ‘Gingers have souls’ YouTube kid gets reality show

Apparently these people think they know better than geologists and seismologists. Many people I know have already stopped going to Hollywood because of the overdevelopment and hideous electronic billboards. The current proposal would make Hollywood more like Broadway in New York, and that’s not a good thing. Also
Source: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-0728-newsunday-hollywood-skyscrapers-20130728,0,6110685.story

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‘The Bridge’s’ Demian Bichir: Hollywood Always Throws in a Little Filth When Depicting Mexico

Utah landscape creates backdrop for Hollywood magic

It was a really cool exercise because I’d been a big fan of [his and] their work. I was actually talking about how well it’s working this morning. You would have to make a sequel out of every Sandy Bullock movie because every movie she touches is gold. Who knows, maybe my character would be Sandra or Melissa’s lover in a sequel.
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Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film 4 out of 4 stars, writing , (Ford) had an unrivaled eye for landscape, and famously used Monument Valley as the site for his Westerns, camping out with cast and crew, the company eating from a chuck wagon and sleeping in tents. Wayne told me that making a Ford Western was like living in a Western. Monument Valley became such a popular backdrop for Westerns that locals began to refer to the nearby town of Kanab as ” Utah’s Little Hollywood ,” according to Utah.com. More than 100 movies including “Maverick” and both the 1968 and 2001 “Planet of the Apes” have been shot in this small town on Utah’s southern border. John Carter, one of the more recent films to spotlight the area, used Utahs famous red-rock deserts to recreate the red planet of Mars. Walking along the streets of Kanab, visitors can see movie memorabilia posted in shop windows or visit the Little Hollywood Museum . The town even has its own Walk of Fame that hosts the names of notable actors and directors who filmed in Kanab including Wayne, Ronald Regan and Glenn Ford.
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Hollywood contemplates lawsuit over sewage spill

You can share related videos and photos. cteproff@MiamiHerald.com Hollywood is looking to recover nearly a $1 million spent on cleanup and repair costs after a sewer pipe burst in November 2011, sending more than 20 million gallons of raw sewage into a neighborhood. GlobeTec Construction, which had been installing a new sewer line when the break occurred, was responsible, the city says.
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