SPIKE LEE: FUNDED
With just four days to go Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign for an untitled movie about addiction to blood (but it’s not a “Blacula” remake, he swears!) hascleared its goal of 1.25 million dollars.
It’s been a grind for the legendary director, but the success shows that staying nimble on your messaging feet and staying in the game every day can lead to success. Lee hasn’t even had to divulge that much more information about the film itself, although casting notes and promo images have illuminated some of his vision without divulging any surprises.
SPIKE LEE: FUNDED

With just four days to go Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign for an untitled movie about addiction to blood (but it’s not a “Blacula” remake, he swears!) hascleared its goal of 1.25 million dollars.

It’s been a grind for the legendary director, but the success shows that staying nimble on your messaging feet and staying in the game every day can lead to success. Lee hasn’t even had to divulge that much more information about the film itself, although casting notes and promo images have illuminated some of his vision without divulging any surprises.

Bindlestiffs has the distinction of being one of the most oversexed, twisted, and just plain messed up comedies in ages, and when you consider that the writer-director team behind the film were only half out of high school during the filmmaking, it’s cause for the comedy factories in Hollywood to be very, very nervous.

Tiffany Shlain, the founder of the Webby Awards, didn’t set out to make a semi-autobiographical film about the death of her greatest mentor. Yet in the course of developing her new film Connected – intended at first to be an examination the impact living in an “always on” society has — fate intervened. Her father, Leonard Shlain, was diagnosed with a terminal case of brain cancer.
Click on the photo for the rest of the interview and report. 

Tiffany Shlain, the founder of the Webby Awards, didn’t set out to make a semi-autobiographical film about the death of her greatest mentor. Yet in the course of developing her new film Connected – intended at first to be an examination the impact living in an “always on” society has — fate intervened. Her father, Leonard Shlain, was diagnosed with a terminal case of brain cancer.

Click on the photo for the rest of the interview and report. 

StoryCorps continues its September 11th Initiative this year by creating short animations to accompany stories of lost loved ones. This initiative, which started in 2005, attempts to record a unique remembrance of each individual lost in the attacks on that day. Watch this remembrance of Karen Juday by her husband, and see other animated shorts here.