BuzzFeed is opening an L.A. bureau to cover the entertainment industry. Richard Rushfield will be the bureau chief and Kate Aurthur will be BuzzFeed’s chief L.A. correspondent, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Both are veterans of the L.A. Times–Mr. Rushfield ran the entertainment section of the paper’s website until 2009, did a stint as the West Coast editor Read More
BuzzFeed has seemingly been on a hiring spree since the end of last year when they hired Ben Smith to expand their original content offerings. The social news site’s latest addition is web video pioneer Ze Frank, who has signed on as Buzzfeed’s Executive Vice President Of Video. In a statement announcing the hiring of Mr. Frank, BuzzFeed’s Founder & CEO, Jonah Peretti, said he hopes his newest staffer will do with YouTube what the click generating, social news site has already done with Facebook and Twitter.
“As a social publisher, BuzzFeed’s growth has been driven by Facebook and Twitter and we are thrilled that Ze Frank is joining to extend our work to YouTube,” said Mr. Peretti.
On March 17, Cobble Hill–based Web prankster Ze Frank will end his daily, year-long Internet video show to go all Hollywood. “The one thing I took away from my meeting with Jeffrey Katzenberg is that the work begins now,” said Mr. Frank, who was accidentally rewarded with fame after a jokey video, “How to Dance Read More