Reality shingle 44 Blue Productions has inked an exclusive deal with Jesse Draper to bring Draper’s web series “The Valley Girl Show” to TV, and develop a biz competish show titled “What Women (Really) Want.” Draper, who logged years on Nickelodeon’s “The Naked Brothers Band,” launched “The Valley Girl Show” in 2008, a biz-savvy talkshow that Draper describes as “like ‘Ellen,’ but with guests you’d only see on Charlie Rose or MSNBC.”
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Jesse Draper, who’s made a name for herself and The Valley Girl Show by interviewing tech and entertainment notables, hopes to bring her “fun, quirky” approach to talk shows to a bigger stage in the next year.
In Silicon Valley, Jesse Draper's lineage is almost unparalleled. Her father is Tim Draper, a partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson on Menlo Park's Sand Hill Road, a corridor known as the center of West Coast tech investment. Her grandfather and great-grandfather were venture capitalists, too. But the 28-year-old is famous in her own right, for "The Valley Girl Show," a Web TV show she created that started its fifth season this month ( www.valleygirl.com).
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Adding a smart, female point of view to the boys' club culture of Silicon Valley, the former Nickelodeon star created the popular and addictive Web talkshow series, now shooting its fifth season, to give tech execs and entrepreneurs "a chance to discuss their business, without being grilled and torn apart like on CNN and CNBC," says Draper.