From Netflix To Blockchain, 12 Storylines That Will Dominate The International Film Biz In 2019

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What to watch for in the overseas film industry in 2019:
1. Staying alive
One of the most common refrains I hear from independent sales and distribution companies is how tough it is just to survive these days. As Netflix soars and studios, theaters and…

Is Bitcoin Dead? Cryptocurrency Still Has True Believers Despite 2018 Free Fall

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Is bitcoin dead? Or, at the very least, dying?
It’s easy to get that impression, with the price of the granddaddy cryptocurrency plunging 48 percent since November 1. Take another step back, and the picture gets even uglier: At about $3,550 per b…

Vesoul and Cinemarket Team up for Sales on Mongolian Film Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

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A slate of 15 restored Mongolian films will be launched on blockchain-powered rights platform Cinemarket. The restoration and sales project is the initiative of France’s Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas. Vesoul – whose founders Marti…

Why the Dive in the Cryptocurrency Marketplace Is Good: ‘Gets Rid of a Lot of The Fat’

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When 2018 began, the Bitcoin bubble had yet to burst. The cryptocurrency leader’s value was riding high in December, peaking at almost $19,000 before that market took a swift downturn.
But for those knee-deep in the cryptocurrency and blockchain …

JAAK Moves Ahead with Blockchain Pilot, Joined by BMG, Global Music Rights, Warner Music, Others

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London-based tech start-up JAAK has announced a successful pilot of its blockchain network, KORD. Pilot participants include BMG, Global Music Rights, Outdustry, Phoenix Music International Ltd, Sentric, Warner Music Group and Warner/Chappell Music. Th…

Blockchain Firm White Rabbit Signs Movie Deal with K5 Intl. (EXCLUSIVE)

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K5 Intl., part of film financing and production company K5 Media Group, which has produced movies starring Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irons, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Paul Walker and Ethan Hawke, has inked a strategic partnership with and will receive financial backing from White Rabbit, a company that employs P2P streaming and blockchain technology to distribute […]

Blockchain Network Treeti Partners With Independent Filmmaker Project

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Treeti, a new blockchain network for entertainment business co-founded by former MGM, Sony, and Starz marketing executive Amorette Jones, is partnering with the Independent Filmmaker Project. IFP helps budding filmmakers get their projects off the ground and has supported work by Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, Dee Rees, Ryan Coogler, and Denis Villeneuve among others in […]

Blockchain Email Banned By Mailchimp Service, Denting Fundraising

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In a move that further restricts entertainment and technology startup fundraising efforts, email service provider Mailchimp has declared it will no longer allow emails related to blockchain and initial coin offerings (ICO).
Mailchimp announced its policy change in an email to users, and has already begun shutting down accounts, including some from tech journalists and analysts who cover the nascent blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. The move comes on the heels of…

Studio Marketing Guru Amorette Jones Launches Blockchain Network For Hollywood

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Blockchain, the technology that underlies digital currencies, is finding fresh application in Hollywood.
Veteran entertainment industry marketer Amorette Jones joined with technologist Matej Boda to build a blockchain-based platform for the film industry. Their new venture, Treeti, would seek to harness the disruptive power of blockchain to create a new way for filmmakers to distribute and monetize their creative projects.
Blockchains are inherently open and secure. The…

Atari Movie Makers Plan to Raise $40 Million via Bushnell Token Sale

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The makers of the upcoming Atari movie about the iconic video game console maker are eschewing traditional film financing models for a blockchain-powered initial coin offering (ICO), and plan to sell coins named after Atari founder Nolan Bushnell via a private pre-sale this spring. Film production and financing company Vision Tree plans to raise as […]