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How Making A Movie Is Like Launching A Startup

In act one of our series, Adam Penenberg has the idea for a percussive film called Beatbox, but very little idea how to make it.<p>It was a frigid November afternoon.<p>We were shooting a movie inside and in front of a beverage distribution warehouse in the still-semi-gritty Gowanus section of Brooklyn, …

Reality TV

Jimmy Fallon Responds to Criticism That He's a 'Kiss Ass' to Guests

Jimmy Fallon is like a puppy sometimes, in good and not-so-good ways. As host of "The Tonight Show" he loves his guests no matter what they say and do, laughing (too hard?) at their comments, gushing over everything they've ever done, and stroking their egos to make them comfortable enough to open …

TV shows

VIDEO: Never-Before-Seen Outtakes of Robin Williams as Aladdin's Genie Have Been Released

Talk about a throwback! It’s been 23 years since <i>Aladdin</i> first hit theaters and simultaneously introduced us to the late Robin Williams‘ take on …

The Truth About “Stephen Colbert” Becoming Stephen Colbert

As last night’s episode and Tim Cook interview reveal, the big-hearted satirist still rules. That’s good for viewers–but not diversity.<p>Stephen Colbert wants you to know that he’s not “Stephen Colbert” anymore.<p>It’s been one week since Colbert made his late-night debut in David Letterman’s CBS slot …

Comedy

Seattle boss raises entire company's minimum wage to $70,000

After hearing about a study that claimed income-- to a certain level-- directly affects one's emotional well-being, the founder of a Seattle-based credit card processing company announced Monday that he will take a large salary cut so he can increase the pay for each employee to at least $70,000 a …

YouTube to Video Makers: Join Our Subscription Service or Go Somewhere Else

The world's biggest video site flexes some muscle.<p>YouTube is getting ready to launch an ad-free subscription service. And the world’s largest video site is flexing some muscle to make sure its new product is as big as possible.<p>YouTube is doing that with new rules that will make it difficult for …

Internet

Amazon Studios gets Spike Lee's next film, 'Chiraq,' report says

Word of a possible deal with Lee follows the news from January that Woody Allen will write and direct his first-ever television series for Amazon.<p>Amazon's war with Netflix to attract top-notch Hollywood talent is heating up.<p>Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee has signed a deal to make Amazon the …

Entertainment

How to Make a Custardy French Omelet

The key to a sumptuous, custardy omelet? Technique—and a lot of patience.<p>Here's the good news: You can absolutely make this sumptuous, custardy French omelet at home. Even better news: Though it may take a few tries to get it perfect, even your "failures" will be delicious. We put <b>Petit Trois</b> chef</b> …

A Scientific Ranking Of The Sexiest Types Of Creativity

What’s hotter, playing in a band or building websites? Science weighs in.<p>We don’t need science to know that creativity is sexy. Mick Jagger’s number proves that point. As do anecdotes from everyone’s lives about far lesser musicians than the Rolling Stones. In one recent study—conducted, of course, …

Creativity

How to Avoid the 6 Biggest Financial Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make | Inc.com

Consult any experienced entrepreneur, and they'll likely talk your ear off with stories of mistakes, failures, and lessons they were forced to learn the hard way in early business ventures. The pain that results from financial mistakes is not something that any entrepreneur easily …

Small Business

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

Photography

Six maxims for structuring a legally sound startup

Starting a business is challenging, especially for new entrepreneurs. But a few simple maxims can help any startup set down legally sound foundations to support future growth.<p><b>1. Know your responsibilities.</b> Before starting a new venture, entrepreneurs should ascertain their duties to current and …

Small Business

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer) | Inc.com

Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential customers).<p>But that means you have to create content, and that means writing it.<p>And that's where the whole issue of content suddenly gets tough.<p>And …

Infographics

20 Manly Aphorisms | The Art of Manliness

When I was a young man, I would scoff at well-intentioned adults who would sometimes offer up little aphorisms when I got in trouble or had a …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days …