Col Needham, Founder of IMDb | The Founder Files
Second HomeFebruary 13, 2017
19:00 - 21:30
- 68-80 Hanbury Street, London , E1 5JL£12 / £6
Creative Entrepreneurs is delighted to present The Founder Files with Col Needham, Founder of IMDb.
As a self-confessed movie geek, fascinated by the glamor of Hollywood, Col Needham started a film diary in 1980. Little did he know that less than 20 years later his passion project for documenting the films he loved would morph into a multi-million dollar company that would cement his position as the ‘most powerful Brit in Hollywood’.
You’ll have the chance to ask Col about how he turned his passion project into an international business, what it was like to sell IMDb to Amazon in 1998, and why he chose to stay on as CEO. In addition you can find out how he went from a devoted teenage movie fan to an industry insider who finds himself influencing global movie trends and holding audiences with film leaders at the world’s most important film festivals.