Kickstarter: Making Money by Making Money
by Sara Morrison Documentary filmmaker Amanda Rose Wilder makes a rare trip in front of the camera for the Kickstarter campaign for her film “Approaching the Elephant.” She hopes to raise enough money to finish the film and submit it to festivals. (photo: Sara Morrison) In the living room of her Brooklyn apartment, Amanda Rose Wilder carefully adjusts the focus on her...
Andy Rooney Finally Retires
John P. Filo/CBS Broadcasting, Inc. After 33 years and 1,097 shows, 60 Minutes’ crankiest contributor has run out of things to complain about. The 92-year-old New Yorker’s last essay will end this Sunday’s episode, according to the show’s website.
NYC's Four New TV Series: The Ratings and Reviews...
Photos (L to R): Barbara Nitke/CBS Broadcasting Inc., Framegrab/Warner Bros. Television, Heather Wines/CBS Broadcasting Inc., Patrick Harbron/ABC The 2011-2012 TV season premiere week just finished with a record number of series filmed in NYC on the slate. Four of them made their broadcast network debuts: CBS’s A Gifted Man, Person of Interest, and Unforgettable, and ABC’s...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new website. →
When websites imitate life imitating art: paddyjohnson: veken: Not as sexy and dynamic as MOMA’s, but it’s simple, straightforward and worth checking out. And since I can’t ever find what I need on MoMA, that’s a good thing.
Hoping for the Next Big Show, TV Ups the Ante →
New York Times’ Brian Stelter reports on how TV networks are using summer blockbuster movie-style campaign strategies (and spending summer blockbuster movie-style dollars) to promote their new series: “Splashy premieres, extravagant budgets, yearlong advertising campaigns and mind-blowing special effects: the summer movie season may be over but Hollywood’s all-or-nothing mentality...
St. Mark's Bookshop in Trouble →
(Recession x declining book sales) + East Village rent increases = Bad times for historic bookstore: “Sales at the store, opened in 1977 by co-owners Terry McCoy and Bob Contant, have dropped 35% since the financial crisis that hit in 2008.” Read more at Crain’s.