- Geoffrey Kleinman
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name = Geoffrey Kleinman
birth_date = birth date and age|1970|11|21
occupation = Writer
website = http://www.kleinman.com
Geoffrey Kleinman (born
November 21, 1970in Moraga, California) is the founder of Kleinman.comthe company which started and ultimately sold " DVD Talk"
After graduating with a B.S. in Cinema Photography from
Ithaca Collegein 1992, Kleinman moved to Los Angeles to work an editor. Following short stints at CAAFact|date=December 2007, and as an assistant editor on the film The Last Shot [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0173976/] , he moved to Portland Oregon to work in Internet technology.
In Portland he worked at Vulcan's Forge Multimedia (one of the first Web Design companies in Portland, Oregon ["Custom tools optimize video on CD. (Focus on Digital Video)" MacWEEK, April 10, 1995] [http://web.archive.org/web/19970415141145/http://www.vulcansforge.com/] , from there he moved to One World Internetworking [http://web.archive.org/web/19961101204806/http://www.oneworld.com/] and early Internet Service Provider focused on business hosting.
In 1995 while working at One World Internetworking he started his first online venture which was initially called [http://www.kleinman.com/kreport/bwbir.html The Bi-Weekly Business Internet Report] but after a few issues became [http://www.kleinman.com/kreport/index.html The Kleinman Report] [ [http://scout.wisc.edu/Projects/PastProjects/NH/96-03/96-03-26/0005.html Net Happening's Post Announcing The Kleinman Report] ] which helped evangelize business use of the internet [ [http://www.kleinman.com/kreport/dt.html Driver's Training For The Information Super Highway] by Geoffrey Kleinman 1995] . In 1995 Geoffrey covered [Internet World http://www.kleinman.com/kreport/iworld.html] where a young
David Filoand Jerry Yang(still students at Stanford) were publicly showing off, for the first time their search engine Yahoo
In 1996 he was recruited by
Intelas an Internet Marketing Project Manager where he worked on the Intel Internet Connection Wizard for Proshare technologyFact|date=December 2007 which was ultimately integrated into the release of Windows 98. After a corporate reorganization he was tasked with development for the “Intel Owner’s Club” [ [http://www.sourcedata.com/misc/intel.html Announcement of The Intel Owner's Club] ] , an online community aimed at building affinity with Intel with owners of Intel products. That project was the predecessor for The Intel Web Outfitters Service IWOS, a multi-million dollar venture.
On January 20, 1995, Geoffrey Kleinman launched
DVD Talkwhich began as a small DVD news site and forum. Over the course of 8 1/2 years the site grew from a 'one man band' to a full fledged online magazine with a staff of 60 writers [http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/reviewers.php] . In September 2007 DVD Talkwas sold to Internet Brands[ [http://www.homemediamagazine.com/news/html/Breaking_article.cfm?article_id=11473 "Review Site DVDTalk Sold"] by Chris Tribbey, Home Media Magazine November 2007]
During his time at
DVD Talk, Geoffrey Kleinman contributed to various independent film projects [Shawn Levy, [http://blog.oregonlive.com/madaboutmovies/2006/01/orphaned_movies_of_2005.html blog.oregonlive.com] " The Oregonian" January 05, 2006 08:19AM] , including serving as a post-production and distribution adviser on The Puffy Chair(2005) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436689/] [http://www.duplassbrothers.com/home.html] , Film Geek(2006) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443506/] [http://www.scottysfilmpage.com/] and 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama(2006).
He's also been active in both covering film festivals [ [http://www.dvdtalk.com/features/2006_sundance_s.html "2006 Sundance & Slamdance Festival Report"] by Geoffrey Kleinman,
DVD TalkJanuary 2006] as well as speaking at them, most recently participating in “So You Made a Film, Now What?” at Oregon’s prestigious BendFilm Fest [ [http://www.bendfilm.org/2007banter/default.aspx "Bend Film Banter"] ] [http://www.indiefilmradio.com/bendfilm_2006_bend_film_festiv.html] [http://www.indiefilmradio.com/bendfilm_2006_festival_wrap_up.html] (2007). He is also regularly asked to serve on selection committees and juries for film exhibitions and festivals such as Pine Film [http://www.livableplace.org/pine.htm] and BendFilm [http://www.bendfilm.org/] [David Walker, [http://wweek.com/editorial/3222/7411/] " Willamette Week" Issue #32.22 Cover Story]
Geoffrey Kleinman is considered a professional source for the home entertainment industryFact|date=December 2007 and is often cited as an expert opinion ["
CNN" Headline News, January 9, 2002] [http://chris.pirillo.com/2002/01/09/dvd-talk/ Lockergnome] " Chris Pirillo" January 9th, 20021:58am] especially in regards to the format war [ [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,117520,00.html "Companies Jockey Over Next Wave of DVD Players" Fox News April 19, 2004] ] [ [http://www.homemediamagazine.com/news/html/breaking_article.cfm?article_id=11574 "Fan-Addicts Hooked On Format War"] by Chris Tribbey, November 16, 2007, Home Media Magazine] , [ [http://www.miamiherald.com/519/story/345522.html "HD-DVDs and Blu-rays fail to dominate market"] by Rene Rodrigez, December 15, 2007 Miami Herald]
Kleinman currently resides in
Portland, Oregonwith his wife Heather and three young children. In his spare time, he enjoys writing about things other than DVDs; as a playwright, his “Love Connect” [http://www.kleinman.com/geoff/LoveConnect.pdf] was produced as part of a one-act play showcase by Toy Boat Productions in Portland [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8999405288018688799&hl=en] . From Late 2007 till Early 2008 Geoff appeared weekly on KNRKwith a segment called “Alternative Movie Picks,” showcasing indie films in theaters and on DVD. In Early 2008 he covered the Sundance Film Festivalfor the nationally-syndicated Air America [http://www.whiterosesociety.org/content/hartmann/HartmannShow-(22-1-2008)b.mp3]
He has contributed to several books: "Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide to Podcasting (Solutions)" by
Michael Geogheganand Dan Klass, "Net Words: Creating High-Impact Online Copy" by Nick Usborne, and "Poor Richard's Email Publishing" (with Chris Pirillo),
From 2007 to mid 2008 Geoffrey Kleinman appeared Thursday mornings on
KNRK's Alternative Morning's Radio Show were he did a reagualr "Alternative Movie Pick" in conjunction with Indie Film Radio. [http://www.indiefilmradio.com] He broadcasted from the 2008 Sundance Film Festivalon Air America and KEX. [http://www.kleinman.com/2008/02/sundance_reporting_a_sucess.html]
Blogs and Writing
Geoffrey Kleinman is currently a contributor to [http://portland.metblogs.com Portland Metblogs] , [http://www.ourpdx.net OurPDX Network] , [http://www.neightborhoodnotes.com Neighborhood Notes] and blogs under the heading [http://www.kleinman.com/geoff Hear We Are Now Entertain Us] - his own personal blog.
* [http://www.kleinman.com/ Kleinman.com Info]
* [http://www.IndieFilmRadio.com/ Indie Film Radio]
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