March 10, 2011
EVENTFUL ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CRAIG JACOBSON TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
San Diego – March 10, 2011 – Eventful, Inc., the leading digital media company connecting over 20 million consumers with live entertainment, motion pictures, and local events, has announced the appointment of Craig Jacobson to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Jacobson is a founding partner at the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, & Kaller L.L.P., where he has practiced entertainment law for the past 23 years. He sits on the boards of Expedia, Inc. and Charter Communications, and was formerly a member of Ticketmaster’s Board of Directors prior to their merger with Live Nation in 2010.
Mr. Jacobson joins Esther Dyson from EDventure Holdings, Josh Stein from Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson, Salil Deshpande from Bay Partners, Eventful’s President and CEO Jordan Glazier, and Thomas Sammon on the Eventful board. The company also holds a Board of Advisors that includes TV & radio personality Ryan Seacrest and film industry executive Gordon Paddison.”
Mr. Jacobson represents motion picture and television talent including Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Fox, and award winning producer Mark Gordon. He handled Mr. Seacrest’s new deal on American Idol, was one of the key arbitrators of the WMA/Endeavor merger, and played a key role in the acquisition of TV powerhouse Reveille by the Shine Group. Mr. Jacobson also negotiated two of the biggest deals in the news business with Anderson Cooper’s multimillion dollar re-up at CNN in 2010 and Katie Couric’s headline-grabbing defection to CBS in 2006.
“I was drawn to Eventful by their exciting business plan, the leadership and vision of Jordan Glazier and the immense possibilities that come with having 17 million registered users,” said Mr. Jacobson. “I look forward to assisting the company in exploring all the business opportunities inherent in having such large digital assets. I share the Board’s enthusiasm that this is a successful company poised to be a breakout star in the digital world.”
“I’m pleased and excited to have Craig join our board,” said Jordan Glazier, CEO of Eventful. “Craig’s expertise and trusted relationships throughout the entertainment industry, along with his insights and understanding of digital media are a perfect fit for Eventful as we continue to expand our services for entertainment properties and consumers.”
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