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Portal A Deviates From Industry Standard, Promotes 4 Women to Partner With Equity

Portal A, the content company best known for churning out YouTube Rewind every year, has promoted four of its leaders to partner status and given them equity in the business. It marks the first time its three founders have expanded ownership of the company, barring a minority investment from Wheelhouse Entertainment two years ago. Head […]

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An Exclusive Look At Book Club Service Literati’s New Chapter: A $40 Million Series B

When Jessica Ewing left her job as a product manager at Google in 2009 to become a novelist, friends and former colleagues did not mince words about what they thought about her decision to leave a secure job in the nadir of a recession. “Everyone thought it was this crazy, disastrous thing,” Ewing says. For […]

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‘Poisoned,’ Documentary About Food Safety, in Works From ‘Fed Up’ Director

The filmmakers behind “Tiger” and “Fed Up” are teaming with the producer of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” on a new investigative documentary into food safety. Entitled “Poisoned,” the film will be directed by Stephanie Soechtig and executive produced by Jeff Benedict and produced by Ross Dinerstein’s Campfire. It will be based on Benedict’s book, “Poisoned: […]

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Food Network to plate “The Cupcake Guys Training Camp” with ex-NFLers

Discovery-owned Food Network is set to profile former NFL players linebacker Brian “Rak” Orakpo and safety Michael “Griff” Griffin as they step off of the grid iron and into the kitchen in The Cupcake Guys Training Camp. Produced by Michael Strahan’s SMAC Entertainment, Spoke Studios, ITV America and The Story Lab, the hour-long documentary special […]

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