The story of how Evan Spiegel came to create Snapchat is being turned into a short-form video series by Quibi, an upcoming short-form streaming service designed for mobile users that’s set to launch next year. Quibi’s name stands for “quick bites,” so all the show’s episodes will be less than 10 minutes in length.
Quibi co-founders Jeffrey Katzenberg, the former CEO of DreamWorks, and Meg Whitman, the former CEO of HP, announced the series during a South by Southwest panel today. Called Frat Boy Genius, the series will be based on a screenplay that made last year’s Black List of best unproduced films. It “follows a disgruntled employee of Snapchat who tells the story about the rise of her former Stanford classmate, ‘preeminent douchebag…
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Author: Julia Alexander