LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Chideo (charity + video), a new interactive voting, suggestion and video platform designed to mobilize the way consumers give to charity, today announced the inaugural members of its advisory board. The Chideo Advisory Board is a select group of industry luminaries who have committed to provide the company with additional expert knowledge in their respective fields, offer their unique perspectives and insights, and identify ways to maximize opportunities for Chideo through their individual networks. These advisors are:
-- Jerry Inzerillo / President & CEO, IMG Artists -- Clark Landry / Co-Founder, SHIFT & TagWorld -- Mark Lieberman / CEO, Artists Den -- Doc McGhee / CEO, McGhee Entertainment -- Kirk Posmantur / Chairman & CEO, Axcess Worldwide -- Dan Rather / Veteran News Anchor and Managing Editor, Dan Rather Reports -- Jane Rosenthal / Co-Founder, TriBeCa Film Festival -- Peter Samuelson / Founder, Starlight Children's Foundation -- Mike Shinoda / Linkin Park -- Roxanne Spillett / Former National CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America -- Harvey Weinstein / Co-Founder, The Weinstein Company
The latest venture from entrepreneur and philanthropist Todd Wagner, Chideo gives fans the power to vote on and suggest the video content they want to see from their favorite celebrities from the worlds of film, television, music, sports, culture and beyond. The resulting videos are then available on the Chideo website and App for a modest donation to the celebrity's charity of choice.
"I've known Todd for many years and consider him a valued colleague and friend," said Chideo Advisor Harvey Weinstein. "We have a shared passion for telling great stories through film and for giving back to our communities. I believe Chideo has the potential to leverage the power of entertainment and technology to make the world a better place, and I'm honored to be a part of it."
Linkin Park front man and Chideo Advisor Mike Shinoda added: "When I first heard about Chideo, I knew it was something special. We (Linkin Park) have an amazing relationship with our fans, so the idea that we could give them insider access and, together, support an amazing cause was really powerful. I'm looking forward to not only participating in Chideo as an artist, but also to sharing my insights about the music industry to help make the platform the best it can be."
Chideo Founder and CEO Todd Wagner is equally excited to have Weinstein, Shinoda and the others on the company's advisory board.
"I'm thrilled to have such a distinguished and diverse group of people serving on our advisory board," Wagner said. "I've built a number of successful businesses that have often challenged the status quo, and one of the things I've learned is to surround myself with smart, talented people who can help you navigate what lies ahead."
Chideo (charity + video = chideo) is an interactive voting, suggestion and video platform where fans can discover and inspire one-of-a-kind content and experiences from their favorite personalities, all while making the world a better place. Chideo features personality-driven content across the broad spectrum of entertainment, sports, music, fashion, food, design and culture. With the option to donate and watch these exclusive videos, fans not only enjoy entertainment from their favorite personalities, but they also make valuable contributions to their respective charities. In addition, Chideo offers a myriad of contests and give-aways exclusively for fans who are registered on the free digital platform.
Chideo was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Todd Wagner. The Chideo App was recently named one of Mashable's 5 Apps You Don't Want to Miss, as well as a Must Have Download by AppAdvice Daily and a Best New App on the App Store.