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A former Oscar winner changes her focus to games for girls.

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After winning an Oscar for Best Short Film and an MTV Video Award, Laura Groppe decided a career transition was in order. So in May 1994, she left the Hollywood limelight, took her $75,000 life savings, and started an Austin, Texas-based media company, Girl Games Inc.

"It made perfect sense to stay in the entertainment industry and yet move in the direction I saw entertainment going in, which is interactive," says Groppe, 33. "I saw there was nothing for women and girls and decided this was the perfect niche."

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