Within the course of a year, Michael Fassbender has gone from acting obscurity to full-fledged celebrity. From big budget blockbusters to indie gems, his recent success has hinged on talent and an accident: Playing the outsider.
Comedian and podcast magnate Scott Aukerman uses his flagship show as a launchpad for something much bigger, recruiting a slew of A-list guests to join him on TV for a talk show that goes through the looking glass.
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Draw Something, the Pictionary-like smartphone game, rocketed to 50 million downloads in its first 50 days on the market. It flew to the top of the iTunes rankings, becoming the No. 1 downloaded and highest-grossing app. With roughly 3,000 drawings being submitted on the service per second, Zynga soon realized the game’s value and promptly scooped up its maker, OMGPop, for $183 million.
The Sundance Institute is coaching filmmakers on how to raise money on Kickstarter, and catalyzing a resurgence in indie film production.