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Eisner’s Turning ‘Prom Queen’ Into Movie; Comfortable Post-Disney

Michael Eisner is the subject of a long and rather fawning profile in the Sunday NYT that comes to the conclusion that he has a “comfortable post-Disney (NYSE: DIS) existence — deeply involved with his talk show, his investments and his experiments in new media, and quite pleased that corporate spinmeisters no longer surround him.” While the comfortable part might be true, to call his new media ventures a “success”, as the story says, is more than a bit of a stretch: neither Veoh nor Vuguru has shown any long-term business potential yet. And even as he consider the future of entertainment on the Web, he also recognizes that the bulk of money to be made is still from traditional means, and Eisner and his team at Torante have been discussing turning Prom Queen into a film.