Col Needham

Colin Needham
Colin Needham (born 26 January 1967) is an English entrepreneur who is best known as the founder and CEO of IMDb.wikipedia
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IMDb

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Colin Needham (born 26 January 1967) is an English entrepreneur who is best known as the founder and CEO of IMDb.
IMDb originated with a Usenet posting entitled "Those Eyes", by the British film fan and computer programmer Col Needham, about actresses with beautiful eyes.

Audenshaw School

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He attended Audenshaw School and Hyde Clarendon Sixth Form College.

Denton, Greater Manchester

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Needham was born in Denton, Greater Manchester, and grew up on Stockport Road.

University of Leeds

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He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in 1988.
Alumni from the media and related areas include CNN international business correspondent and presenter Richard Quest, political cartoonist Steve Bell, world music broadcaster Andy Kershaw and 6 Music DJ Liz Kershaw, BBC News journalist Nicholas Witchell, foreign correspondent Mark Brayne, television presenter Jenni Falconer, Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thompson, BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed and IMDb founder Col Needham.

Amazon (company)

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He has served as general manager of IMDb since its acquisition by Amazon in 1998.

Clarendon Sixth Form College

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He attended Audenshaw School and Hyde Clarendon Sixth Form College.

Bachelor of Science

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He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in 1988.

Computer science

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He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in 1988.

Bristol

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IMDb was started in 1990 while Needham was working as an engineer in Bristol at Hewlett-Packard (HP).

Hewlett-Packard

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IMDb was started in 1990 while Needham was working as an engineer in Bristol at Hewlett-Packard (HP).

Advertising campaign

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By the summer of 1996, thanks to IMDb's first film-related advertising campaign (for Independence Day), Needham had quit HP to work on IMDb full-time as a paid employee.

Independence Day (1996 film)

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By the summer of 1996, thanks to IMDb's first film-related advertising campaign (for Independence Day), Needham had quit HP to work on IMDb full-time as a paid employee.

Webby Award

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In 1999, he collected two Webby Awards for IMDb.

Filton

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They have twin daughters and live in Filton, Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire

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They have twin daughters and live in Filton, Gloucestershire.

Dmitri Shostakovich

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He is also a notable fan of early 20th-century classical Russian composers, particularly Dmitri Shostakovich.

Lancashire

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Screen Stockport Film Festival

The event is sponsored by the IMDb, and Col Needham, the founder of the company, was a guest speaker in 2012.

List of Internet entrepreneurs

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