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William Morris Endeavor Invests In App-Maker Chaotic Moon

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Talent agency William Morris Endeavor says it has taken an undisclosed but “significant” stake in Chaotic Moon, an Austin, Texas-based software company. Chaotic Moon makes apps and other products for a range of companies including Disney’s Marvel, Microsoft and CBS; it also did much of the work on The Daily,...
William Morris Endeavor Invests In App-Maker Chaotic Moon

After 25 Oscars, Hollywood's Underground Crowdsourced Goldmine Launches A Business

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Over the last seven years, many of Hollywood’s most celebrated original movies, from Slumdog Millionaire to Juno, were studio rejects, resurrected through Hollywood’s little-known online graveyard of unproduced screenplays, The Black List. Executive scavengers scour and evaluate The Black List’s trove of scripts, potentially giving a movie new life if...
After 25 Oscars, Hollywood's Underground Crowdsourced Goldmine Launches A Business

Hollywood Joins App Frenzy

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Creative Artists Agency, the Hollywood talent agency, is getting into the business of mobile apps, enlisting its roster of actors, directors and other creative types for what one executive calls 'an art form in itself.'...
Hollywood Joins App Frenzy

Foursquare goes to Hollywood and signs with UTA

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An interesting announcement in the social TV world: NYC-based Foursquare has signed with talent agency UTA to grow their footprint in the entertainment business. As we pointed out in February, ever since the Superbowl in 2011, it’s been unclear how the location-based social platform planned on growing in the social...
Foursquare goes to Hollywood and signs with UTA
Chris Sacca Brings On His First Partner At Lowercase Capital: CAA's Matt Mazzeo

Here's Why Square Couldn't Swipe A $4 Billion Valuation

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Square is about to raise $200 million in a round led by Rizvi Traverse Management, the New York Times is reporting. The deal would give the San Francisco-based online-payments startup a valuation of $3.25 billion--double what it was worth a year ago, but short of the $4 billion to $5...
Here's Why Square Couldn't Swipe A $4 Billion Valuation

AT&T May Join The Chernin Group To Bid On Hulu

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AT&T may link up with the Chernin Group to make a joint bid for Hulu, reports AllThingsD citing unnamed sources close to the telecommunications company. If the discussions go through, the partnership would give the Chernin Group a financial boost as it competes with six other bidders for the streaming...
AT&T May Join The Chernin Group To Bid On Hulu

Dear Jay-Z, Alexis Ohanian Would Like to Purchase Your Shares in the Brooklyn Nets

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He’s all set! (Photo: SB Nation comments) Now that Jay-Z is starting a sports talent agency, it looks like he might have to offload his stake in the Brooklyn Nets if he wants to rep NBA players. HOVA no doubt has plenty of interested buyers knocking on his door, but...
Dear Jay-Z, Alexis Ohanian Would Like to Purchase Your Shares in the Brooklyn Nets

Hollywood Talent Agency That Reps Jennifer Aniston And Drew Barrymore Is Raising $20 Million To Start A VC Fund

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Fortune found an SEC filing that shows a Hollywood talent agency, Creative Artists Agency, wants to begin representing startups. It's raising up to $20 million for a new venture capital fund. In 2007, CAA tried to invest in startups through a partnership with VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, but the...
Hollywood Talent Agency That Reps Jennifer Aniston And Drew Barrymore Is Raising $20 Million To Start A VC Fund

Silver Lake Grabs Large Minority Stake of WME to Push Digital Initiatives

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Large private equity firm Silver Lake is buying a large stake in Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor, which is being described as a way to turbocharge its digital efforts. While the pair would not disclose any financial details of the deal, which they are calling a “strategic partnership,” sources...
Silver Lake Grabs Large Minority Stake of WME to Push Digital Initiatives
The DeanBeat: Nintendo reveals the Wii mini and the opinions fly everywhere
Stan Lee Teams Up With Moonshark To Create His First Mobile Game: Verticus

Today's Scuttlebot: Talent Agency for Coders, and Sewer Bots

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include Foursquare's plans to expand its ad sales and search, robots that live in the sewers and one of the first agents for software developers....
Today's Scuttlebot: Talent Agency for Coders, and Sewer Bots

Morgan Missen Departs Foursquare to Start Silicon Valley Talent Agency

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Foursquare head of talent Morgan Missen is leaving the location-based social startup to form a Silicon Valley-based talent agency. Missen’s new initiative — dubbed “Main” in a subtle nod to engineers — will focus on both finding and growing engineering teams for Valley startups, as well as acting as...
Morgan Missen Departs Foursquare to Start Silicon Valley Talent Agency

MBA Mondays Series: Human Capital

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When I asked everyone where to go next last Monday, I got a ton of great suggestions. But at the top of the list, with 24 upvotes was this one by Robert Holtz: How about the job of recruiting talent? Finding/attracting the right key people, where to go to find...
MBA Mondays Series: Human Capital

Celebrity Startups Are So Hot, This Tech-Focused PE Firm Just Bought Part Of A Talent Agency

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What startup wouldn't want a big name celeb like Taylor Swift, Queen Latifah, or Jude Law to invest in the company and then become a spokesperson? That's the kind of celebrity/tech matching clout that private equity firm Silver Lake bought for itself. Silver Lake just grabbed a stake in one...
Celebrity Startups Are So Hot, This Tech-Focused PE Firm Just Bought Part Of A Talent Agency

Mystery-shrouded Hulu Japan hires new managing director

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It’s still mum on how its subscription base in Japan is developing, but Hulu did confirm that it has hired a new managing director to run its operations in the region, Buddy Marini. Previously heading Avex Asia Limited, a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Japanese entertainment conglomerate Avex Group, Marini (pictured)...
Mystery-shrouded Hulu Japan hires new managing director
Scripted.com, a talent agency for marketing writers, raises $4.5M from Redpoint, Crosslink
Talent Agency Big Frame Raises $3 Million To Discover The Next Wave Of YouTube Stars
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