Bill Gates has been in the public eye a lot as of late. First he rejoined Facebook and created a Twitter account, then he launched a new blog (The Gates Notes) and just this past weekend, he showed up at the Sundance Film Festival to help promote a documentary which he was featured in. According to BoomTown, the film “Waiting for Superman” is about the crisis in public education, something that ties in nicely with Gates’ most recent work in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. And not only did he attend the screening, he also took questions afterwards and even appeared at some Sundance events.
The film itself did well at Sundance, too. It scored a distribution deal – the first at the festival - via Paramount Vantage, a unit of the Viacom movie studio.
So is this the new Bill Gates: twitterer, blogger, movie star? Hey, if it helps him with the charitable work he’s been focused on through the Foundation, I’m all for it.
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