Ze Frank does Buzzfeed Motion Pictures

Buzzfeed hat sich am Wochenende ein 50 Millionen Dollar-Investment von Andreessen Horowitz klargemacht, mehr Geld für KatzenGIFs, Clickbait und – zugegeben – mehr anständigen Longform-Journalismus. So weit, so langweilig. Neu: Buzzfeed restrukturiert seine Video-Sparte, nennt sie jetzt BuzzFeed Motion Pictures und „Executive vp video“ ist niemand anderes als Meme-Legende ZeFrank (der dort schon seit 2012 an Bord ist). Earth Sandwich – The Movie? The Spamalogue Trilogy?

BuzzFeed is bringing on a prolific Hollywood producer to shepherd its growth into feature films. Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction) is joining the New York-based viral content publisher as an advisor to its newly created Motion Pictures division. Comedian Jordan Peele (Key and Peele) will also work with the company in an advisory role. […]

The company's Los Angeles-based video division, which was established two years ago, has been reorganized as BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, which will produce content that ranges from GIFs to feature films. Executive vp video Ze Frank will lead the division as president.

Hollywood Reporter: Producer Michael Shamberg Joins BuzzFeed Motion Pictures