Actor Richard Dreyfuss will provide content for Goosehead.com, a teen-oriented Web site run by 14-year-old Los Angeles resident Ashley Power.
Dreyfuss will create at least two Webisodes for the site, the first of which will bow this summer and will have interactive elements that allow viewers to determine the outcome of the story.
“They can be either comedy or dramas,” Power said of Dreyfuss’ contributions. “He doesn’t have any strict label he has to fall under.”
Financial terms of the contract between Dreyfuss and the Studio City-based Web site were not released. Goosehead.com was launched a month ago and has 30 employees. Site is courting investors for an initial round of financing and receives about 100,000 hits a day, Power said.
Dreyfuss was alerted to the site by his niece, who was cast in a Webisode of “Whatever,” a live-action short developed by Power that is Netcast on the site.
“He saw it and he liked it so he got in contact with me,” Power said. “He has some amazing ideas.”
Power, a freshman in high school, started Goosehead.com as a forum for her friends. Site includes the Webisodes of “Whatever,” advice from Power, message boards and chatrooms. Users can buy Goosehead.com merchandise (although the $330 snowboard is sold out).
“I was just learning how to do HTML, and as I was looking around I saw all these things that I wanted to put on my site,” she said. “I e-mailed a lot of Web masters and most people were really nice. I continued to build my site better and better and at that point I went to my parents and said that there wasn’t anything out there for teenagers and so we started our own little business.”