FROM Zach Braff
Zach Braff's Kickstarter When actor-filmmaker Zach Braff launched a Kickstarter project to fund his new movie, Wish I Was Here, he got a big reaction...for and against it. He talks with Kim about why he turned to crowd-funding to mobilize his massive fans on social networks like Twitter and Facebook . He lays out the many attempts he's made to get films off the ground since Garden State and how traditional film financiers placed too many conditions on their involvement (they'd want say over casting and final cut). Braff defends his use of Kickstarter by stressing that he himself has contributed to Kickstarter campaigns and to the charitable crowd-funding site Kiva.org . Still, he engages with his critics who say he should use his own money and connections and not tap the resources of fans.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”