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Posts Tagged ‘Chris DeWolfe’

MySpace Starters Get Awards — They’re Just Kids

myspacephoto1.jpgmyspacephoto2.jpgMySpace CEO and co-founder Chris DeWolfe and president and co-founder Tom Anderson are not only phenomenally rich after their lucrative sale of the kid-friendly site to News Corp. three years ago, now they’re scooping up awards starting with the Producers Guild of America Vanguard prize.

They join YouTube Founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen as 20-something recipients of the accolade. On the slightly more elderly side of the coin, director/producer George Lucas and director James Cameron also took the Vanguard.

The Vanguard, which recognizes achievements in new media and technology, will be presented at the Producers Guild Awards ceremonies Jan. 24 at the Hollywood Palladium.

“Tom and Chris created a lifestyle portal that redefines the Internet for people around the world,” said awards co-chairs David T. Friendly and Laurence Mark. “Their vision resulted in an environment where society interacts at a whole new level.”

DeWolfe and Anderson created MySpace in 2003 and sold it two years later to News Corp. for $770 million.

Kid-friendly (?) News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch is having the last laugh. The company is now worth well over $1 billion and climbing.

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WGA 07 Strike Week 2: Represent!

Nina Bargiel has been mistaken for flavor-of-the-moment Diablo Cody.

What picketing is like. Writers aren’t used to this much exercise.

Rob Long explains the business model of sitcoms to Silicon Alley. Shocked merriment ensues.

Joss Whedon’s fans are researching a strike FAQ and chicken soup vendors.

Nikki Finke picks the winners of her caption contest.

Mark Deuze, a professor in Indiana, blogs about the abuse of talent in media, but needs to brush up on his show-biz lingo. Below the line isn’t just shorthand for “everyone else”.

Blogs go dark in solidarity, which is nice, but kinda dumb. “Unpaid writers stop writing to support writers who want to get paid.” Huh?

Osama bin Laden weighs in. It’s all the fault of the Jews and the gays, but really more the Jews. And especially the gay Jews.