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Friday, December 30, 2005

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The founders of Google (following in the footsteps of eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll) are dipping a toe into the movie business.

Here's the San Francisco Chronicle piece from yesterday, `Google team sets sights on big screen.'

The movie is called `Broken Arrows,' and it is being directed by Reid Gershbein, who knows Google's founders from their Stanford grad school days. Gershbein's post-Stanford gigs have been at Pixar and DreamWorks Animation.

The budget is under $1 million; another financier of the film is Martin Roscheisen, who runs the Silicon Valley firm NanoSolar, and earlier sold his start-up eGroups to Yahoo for $450 million.

(Thanks to The Movie Blog for the link.)