Nicole LaPorte is a writer at Fast Company magazine, reporting on the entertainment and technology industries. Previously, she wrote about disruptive business models in the Prototype column for the New York Times Sunday Business section and was senior West Coast reporter for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. She started covering film at Variety and then writing columns about the entertainment industry for the Los Angeles Times magazine and Los Angeles magazine. LaPorte authored the book The Men Who Would Be King: Moguls, Movies and a Company Called DreamWorks. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, the New York Observer, and W.