amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Kevin Wendle

KEVIN WENDLE.jpgJoined the amfAR board in September 1998. Has sponsored or co-sponsored a number of amfAR special events, including a 1999 reception to recognize amfAR’s Los Angeles-based grantees, Cinema Against AIDS Cannes 2000, and Cinema Against AIDS Park City 2001. Served as event co-chair for Cinema Against AIDS Cannes 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Mr. Wendle has been a major force in launching new television and Internet ventures. He is chairman of K2 Media, which funds and incubates start-up companies in and around social and mobile media. He was co-founder and an officer of three online media companies: CNET, iFILM, and E! Online. He was also one of six founders of the FOX television network. As executive vice president for programming at FOX, he led the development of Married…with Children, The Simpsons, and Beverly Hills 90210. As president of Quincy Jones Entertainment, he developed and was executive producer of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air for NBC. Since setting up his own production company in 1990, Mr. Wendle has had major involvement with online programming. Red Herring magazine named him among the “Top Ten Entrepreneurs of 2000” and he has been one of Entertainment Weekly’s “101 Most Powerful People in Entertainment.”

Entrepreneur. He lives in New York City and Paris, France.