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Michael Bolanos Earns Inclusion in Marquis Who's Who(R)
NEW YORK, NY, February , 1997 -- Michael Bolanos of New York City has earned inclusion in the 53rd Edition of Who's Who in America and in the 16th Edition of Who's Who in the World. 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(r), Emmy and Tony Awards; first to digitize motion picture product for use online from Disney, Warner Bros. and Universal; 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.
"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 America and Who's Who in the World, published by Marquis Who's Who(R), are guides to todays most influential people.
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 ("eDrive") launched on CompuServe (NYSE: AOL) in 1994. Dubbed "one of the most popular supersites on CompuServe" in the June, 1997 issue of Internet World magazine, eDrive has registered more than one million members, and continues to rank among CompuServe's top ten attractions.
Entertainment Drive was featured on the cover of PC Magazine and was named one of "12 Great Online Areas" by Compute Magazine. The eDrive 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. Entertainment Drive recently launched on Japan's leading commercial online service, NIFTY SERVE, providing American entertainment information in Japanese.