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Michael Bolanos Earns Inclusion in Marquis Who's Who(R)
NEW YORK, NY, October 17, 1997 -- Michael Bolanos of New York City has earned inclusion in the First Edition of Who's Who in the Media and Communications 1998-1999. To be chosen for inclusion, candidates must have held a position of responsibility or have attained a significant achievement in their field.
Michael Bolanos is founder, president and CEO of Entertainment Drive LLC, an award-winning category leader in building and managing online communities around entertainment properties and personalities. An industry pioneer, Bolanos was first to produce live online coverage from the Oscar, Emmy and Tony Awards; and first to bring stars such as Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, John Carpenter, Cindy Crawford, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Mick Jagger, Spike Lee, Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone and many others to fans via computer.
Bolanos was awarded a "Cyber Star" award from Virtual City magazine and cited as an innovator by the Smithsonian Computerworld Awards. Entertainment Drive's CompuServe site was featured on the cover of PC Magazine and was named one of "12 Great Online Areas" by Compute Magazine. The website at http://www.eDrive.com was named one of the "Top 100" by PC Magazine in their 1997 "Best of the Web" issue, and is a Premier Active Channel on Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Internet Explorer 4.0.
"We congratulate Michael Bolanos on his achievements," said Paul Canning, Publisher of Marquis Who's Who. "Our editors use stringent selection criteria to choose the most distinguished professionals for inclusion in each edition." Who's Who in the Media and Communications 1998-1999, published by Marquis Who's Who(R), is a guide to nearly 18,000 of today's most influential people in the fields of media and communications.
Marquis Who's Who was founded in the 1890s by newspaper publisher Albert Nelson Marquis. Over the past century, Marquis Who's Who has created authoritative references that provide instant access to individuals from all fields of endeavor and all geographical areas.
New York-based Entertainment Drive launched on CompuServe (Nasdaq: CSRV) in 1994. Dubbed "one of the most popular supersites on CompuServe" in the June, 1997 issue of Internet World magazine, the eDrive family of forums (GO EDRIVE) have registered more than one million members, and continue to rank among CompuServe's top ten attractions.