Mr. Moviefone

Biography: Moviefone was formed when four entrepreneurs merged their resources in 1989. Simply tired of getting busy signals when they called movie theaters for showtimes, Russ Leatherman and Rob Gukeisen had decided to create a telephone movie guide in Los Angeles, and Andrew Jarecki and Adam Slutsky were working on an identical new business in New York. Leatherman and Gukeisen had experience and contacts in the entertainment industry, while Jarecki and Slutsky had financial backing and marketing expertise. Thanks to an article that appeared in the Hollywood Reporter in May of 1989, the four entrepreneurs learned of one another and joined together to create Moviefone, Inc.
Since Moviefone's 1989 launch in two cities -- Los Angeles and New York -- it has expanded nationwide and has processed hundreds of millions of calls. Moviefone.com was launched in 1995 (and quickly became the largest service of its kind in the nation). The service, and Leatherman himself, got their cult status
Moviefone was formed when four entrepreneurs merged their resources in 1989. Simply tired of getting busy signals when they called movie theaters for showtimes, Russ Leatherman and Rob Gukeisen had decided to create a telephone movie guide in Los Angeles, and Andrew Jarecki and Adam Slutsky were working on an identical new business in New York. Leatherman and Gukeisen had experience and contacts in the entertainment industry, while Jarecki and Slutsky had financial backing and marketing expertise. Thanks to an article that appeared in the Hollywood Reporter in May of 1989, the four entrepreneurs learned of one another and joined together to create Moviefone, Inc.
Since Moviefone's 1989 launch in two cities -- Los Angeles and New York -- it has expanded nationwide and has processed hundreds of millions of calls. Moviefone.com was launched in 1995 (and quickly became the largest service of its kind in the nation). The service, and Leatherman himself, got their cult status when they were featured in an episode of Seinfeld in 1995. Moviefone was purchased by America Online, Inc. in May 1999 on its 10th year. Moviefone remains one of the top call services to date, even beating out most 800 and 900 numbers.
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