Matt Sharp, who runs 90 Day Fiancé producer Sharp Entertainment and was the man behind Doomsday Preppers , called his Industrial Media bosses in February 2020 to warn them that Covid-19 might become a problem in the United States. His preparedness – this is a man who profiled more than one family preparing for a global pandemic back in 2012 – helped his parent company, which runs Night Stalker producer IPC , American Idol co-producer 19 Entertainment, The History Of Swear Words producer B17 Entertainment and RJ Cutler’s This Machine – put together a system that would allow it to post-produce over 100 hours of programming remotely. Sharp told Deadline that part of his job as a producer is “looking for icebergs”. “When I started hearing what is going on with Covid… a month or two before that fateful day in March, we started preparing. We decided to make a crazy investment to edit remotely. We were ready to go when it actually happened and we were able to shift … [Read more...] about Reality Week: Industrial Media Team Talk ‘90 Day Fiancé’, ‘Selena + Chef’ & Premium Doc Boom
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If you haven’t been living on Mars, lately you might have heard of NFTs. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of cryptocurrency that runs on the blockchain and, among other things, represents a certificate of authenticity. How big is the opportunity? Big enough. Don’t take my word for it: Messari analyst Mason Nystrom predicts the NFT market will surpass $1.3 billion by the end of 2021. From my experience in the live events sector, I expect that more musicians, artists, brands and icons will continue joining the metaverse to create their own distinctive NFTs. NFTs can be just about any form of digital content (e.g., example videos, memes, music, fonts, etc.) — almost any type of media file. Since they designate authenticity and the attractive concept of exclusivity, NFTs could impact how creative industries operate . Consider a digital ticket in the form of an NFT — a potential game-changer for live events. NFTs pose an opportunity to add any perk you want to make the … [Read more...] about Vicente Marti: Could NFTs Be a Potential Game-Changer for the Live Events Industry?
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A 15-minute interview with Pete Townshend is a near-impossibility. Not only is he one of the most eloquent and thoughtful figures in rock history, but he’s also one of the most loquacious. And even though we said that we’d limit this conversation — tied to the new deluxe edition of The Who Sell Out — to 15 minutes, per a request from one of his representatives, Townshend’s answer to our first question after a few icebreakers clocked in at seven minutes and eight seconds. There was so much more we wanted to discuss at that point, including the impact of Sgt. Pepper on The Who Sell Out, his disappointment when “I Can See for Miles” failed to become a hit, and how he sizes up Sell Out next to latter-day albums like Who’s Next . Looking forward, we also wanted to hear about the status of the next Who record, the challenges of writing songs that Roger Daltrey will agree to sing, returning to the road after the pandemic, and the possibility of a Who biopic. Related … [Read more...] about Pete Townshend on the Who’s Uncertain Future and the Legacy of ‘The Who Sell Out’
In a deal described by Anonymous Content as a first by a major production entity, the company has optioned a character created as a non-fungible token, or NFT , for film and television. The character, a young Black astronaut named Aku, was created by artist and former Major League Baseball Player Micah Johnson . After initially appearing in Johnson’s paintings, Aku became the central character in a 10-part story told in chapters released as NFTs. Zack Hayden of Anonymous Content will produce the project, alongside executive producers Andrew Gertler and pop star Shawn Mendes via their Permanent Content joint venture. The company was founded last year to develop film and TV titles with youth appeal. Gertler is Mendes’ longtime manager. Permanent Content, which also reps NFTs, brought Aku to Anonymous. Related Story Aquarius Films Partners With Anonymous Content On Series Adaptation Of Dystopian Novel, 'The Subjugate' Last February, the first chapter … [Read more...] about Anonymous Content And Pop Star Shawn Mendes Option NFT Character For Film & TV