NFT x Hollywood

Name of Project

NFTx Hollywood

Proposal overview

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.

Proposal ask

$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.

Metrics for success

10k daily active uses
$1B annual volume

Team

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

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Hey @thectaeh ,

Thank you for submitting a proposal to Harmony’s $300M Ecosystem Fund

We are in the process of reviewing your proposal. We would also love :blue_heart: to have the Harmony community participate to ask questions and provide feedbacks.

If you have more details to add, please do so by replying to this thread.
(Would love to know more about your team, your website, and the details of the metrics for success)

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Thanks, Gabby!
We’re working with talented designer M Klock, formerly of The Bouqs, and now at Airvet.

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Thanks @thectaeh . Please provide links to websites and profiles of the mentioned above?
Also, the external link provided as “Memo” on your proposal is not working.

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Thanks, Gabby.
Diamond Entertainment, my animation company / studio: https://thediamondentertainment.com/
Jeremy Latcham: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/eone-inks-pact-marvel-alum-jeremy-latcham-boards-dungeons-dragons-1293629/

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enjoyed meeting the founder in lisbon and hope we can work together on this.

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Approved for $50K Launch grant. Congratulations to the team and welcome to the Harmony Ecosystem! :tada:

Looking forward to the first milestone for a Testnet Launch built on Harmony.

“Testnet Launch” means launching a feature-complete product on Harmony Testnet. We define feature complete to include a user interface, connection to a wallet (Metamask, Harmony ONE Chrome Extension, etc.) on Testnet, and can be tested end-to-end by at least 100 users.

Meanwhile, to prepare receiving funds, email your identification documents to kyc@harmony.one and create a Gnosis Safe MultiSig wallet at https://multisig.harmony.one and using instructions below
:arrow_right: Setup Gnosis Safe with MetaMask & 1Wallet

Checkout the Funding FAQ for further info at Harmony Funding FAQ. Join the Harmony Grants Telegram channel to share your story and to gain partnerships there by growing your own ecosystem.

We’d love :blue_heart: to see weekly updates on this thread to keep the community posted on this proposal’s progress!

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Thanks! We’re excited to be working with you all.

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This looks exciting!

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Hi D.C. Cassidy,
Was a pleasure to meet you in Lisbon.
Congratulations for the grant!

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We’d like to share an update on what we’ve accomplished in the last 3 weeks. I am the project manager of the Next Hollywood project. Currently we have 4 talented developers working on the project fulltime - frontend, backend, fullstack and blockchain dev.

  1. We have created presale landing page - https://www.nexthollywood.xyz/
    :white_check_mark: New user registration flow
    :white_check_mark: Login with email/password flow
    :white_check_mark: Forgot/change password flow
    :white_check_mark: User roles managment (regular user/admin/creator)
    :white_check_mark: Ability to add and remove assets (Avatars/images etc.)
    :white_check_mark: Global sign out (logs the user out of all devices)
    :white_check_mark: Ablity to create Next Hollywood project draft
    :white_check_mark: Ability to promote a regular user to creator
    :white_check_mark: We created the entire infrastructure for the backend project using docker, terraform and AWS - Infrastructure as a code
    :white_check_mark: Hosting a client application using AWS amplify
    :white_check_mark: We have implemented AWS cogito for user managment
    Try it out → https://www.nexthollywood.xyz/
  2. Blockchain:
    :white_check_mark: Crowdsale Factory that accepts ERC1155 tokens and creates Crowdsale for it
    Harmony Blockchain Explorer

We will try to post our updates every week, stay tuned :rocket: :rocket: :rocket:!

Feel free to ask any question.

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Today was the second product demo. :innocent:

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@abraham @giv @Li this is the completion of the first test milestone “UI with smart contracts live on testnet.”

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you may submit the milestone and funding request to https://harmony.one/grant-funding. we’ll review all our pipeline by year end.

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great! thanks @lij

we’ve also completed the DAO setup:

  1. we have 9 governors recruited: HollywoodDAO - changing the Hollywood financing game with a platform to fractionalize and crowdfund movies
    setup as 5 of 9 multisig

  2. we’ve defined 3 mandates: HollywoodDAO - changing the Hollywood financing game with a platform to fractionalize and crowdfund movies

  3. established team calendly: Calendly - Next Hollywood

  4. discord with roles: HollywoodDAO

  5. telegram with shieldy: Telegram: Join Group Chat

  6. twitter handles:

  7. talk harmony forum to situate discussion: HollywoodDAO - changing the Hollywood financing game with a platform to fractionalize and crowdfund movies

  8. github repo:

 API documentation - Swagger UI

Github: nfxt/README.md at master · rejnowskimikolaj/nfxt · GitHub

Next Hollywood smart contract on harmony blockchain testnet:

^this is the contract which creates crowdsales

  1. public notion page: Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.
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a tranche has been funded for product demo: Harmony Blockchain Explorer

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a tranche has been funded for dao formation: Harmony Blockchain Explorer

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Thank you so much!
I will share more about the progress soon!

Happy new year everyone!

Here is a link to the latest product demo (#3):

Happy to answer questions and get feedback.