There is untapped potential in every fan of TV, Film, and Animation. Now, fans can work directly with their favorite creators to help bring the best art to life, whether a film, television series, or animated project.
Dave shared a phenomenal thread explaining why he’s a supporter:
Jeremy (Executive Producer on AVENGERS) tweeted about us
Next Hollywood is a web3 platform that empowers filmmakers and creators with access to smart contracts, chain of title, and tokens.
With collectibles, fans are now not only a fan, but someone who literally is part of the creation of this art. And now the creator, fan, and community are aligned.
For IP creators, by maintaining ownership of their IP (film, TV show, animation property, game), creators can create consumer products, license to theme parks, interactive games, digital collectibles, et al. They retain enterprise value.
These collectibles (NFTs) bridge the gap between brands, creators and communities in ways that old systems cannot, creating entire economies in the process. Collectibles are more meaningful than traditional incentives like discount codes, unleashing the opportunity to build networks that help bring the best projects to life.
Eventually the big $100B opportunity would be a decentralized Netflix competitor, where top filmmakers and creators raise thousands upon thousands of ETH to finance fan-selected films or games without needing a large studio financing.
Jeremy Latcham: Latcham’s 13 years with Marvel included executive producer credits on Guardians of the Galaxy and the first two Avengers films, as well as Spider-Man: Homecoming. His post-Marvel career saw Latcham produce Bad Times at the El Royale. He’s now Executive Producer of Dungeons & Dragons, a $200m film. Latcham is a close mentor to the team. He had this to say about what we’re building:
“Finding a way to attract and retain young talent who aren’t trust-funders is the key to the next era of Hollywood. As someone who’s spent more than 15 years in Hollywood, I’ve never seen an idea like Next Hollywood, but it meets the needs of the current market.”
why this team?
The Next Era of Hollywood is on its way. And it’ll look a lot like tech’s transformation in the late 2000s: talent-led art, financing, and entertainment companies that alter the landscape of Hollywood. Talent isn’t just the product. We’re the builders too.
The people best suited to bring this next Holywood era into existence are those who understand both a) building product-led software teams and b) the nuance of “Big Hollywood” filmmaking, storytelling, and producing.
What stage of the product or idea are you (and your team) at? Is it live on Harmony and/or another chain? How many active users do you currently have, or aim to acquire? How much funding do you need? What are your milestones? What help do you need, or what gaps are there in your team?]
Product: Hired designers working on UX, onboarding engineers
-Not live on Harmony
-aim to acquire 1m active users
-$5m to $10m for first round
-we have an entire engineering team
We equip creators and filmmakers with smart contracts that allow them to push the frontiers of the next Hollywood even further.
For creators, they can easily implement the latest technology and unlock the benefits of truly digital NFT blockchain tokens.
When they create a project, they create unique tokens that allow any fan to buy a collectible that helps them finance their film or tv project.
We help anyone who creates film or TV series worldwide to take advantage of the latest technological innovations. They own their story, they own their destiny, and no one comes between them and their fans and community.
$50K equity-free contribution each: $10K after launching a feature-complete product on our testnet, $10K after forming a DAO with its community, $10K after mainnet launch with audit, $10K after 1K users, and $10K for after 10K users.
10k daily active uses
$1B annual volume
D.C. Cassidy is a writer/producer of television and animation, including founding his own animation production company’s Military veteran, Snowboarder, skier, and chess amateur. Previously founded mobile app startup.
Early angel Investors include notable Hollywood veterans Jeremy Latcham (Executive Producer on AVENGERS, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS), LJ Erwin (Chief of Staff at YouTube TV), Nasjaq (deeptech + crypto investor, 900k+ Tiktok), and David H. Steinberg (a writer-producer and showrunner with ten produced film credits, including several in the American Pie franchise as well as Puss in Boots, which was nominated for an Academy Award. For Netflix, he created and showran the hit comedy series No Good Nick.)
Advisors include Delon DeMetz, TV actor and also senior member of Republic.co crypto team, and Cameron Kates, senior partner at Fenwick’s crypto team, one of the most notable silicon valley tech law firms. Another advisor is Phu Styles, Listed as a Top 100 Blockchain Global Leader in 2019 and recipient of a Women Economic Forum Award in 2020, Phu Styles is a Venture Partner for Influence by The London Fund.
I recently spoke at harmony’s DAY ONE event: Harmony's DayONE 2021 Event: Dave Cassidy of Next Hollywood Discusses Decentralizing Netflix - YouTube