Trans'fair'ency: Anatomy of a Blockchain Distribution Strategy

Thu 11th Oct 2018 3:30pm

Representing a paradigm shift for the film and television industries, this event examined the opportunities present-ed by Blockchain technology, an application that streamlines the process from content creation to distribution, allowing filmmakers, distributors, investors, and ultimately end-users to share the knowledge of how their IP and money are being exchanged. Expert panellists explored the new opportunities to “unchain” from traditional film business models.

Moderated by Kayvan Mashayekh, co-Chair International Committee, PGA, panellists included: Sam Klebanov, founder of Cinezen Blockchain Entertainment, the world's first truly decentralized Blockchain-VOD marketplace; Irina Albita, co-founder of Big Couch, a crewfunding platform that empowers filmmakers and Film Chain, a new, decentralised and transparent product for revenue allocation and distribution; Lori McCreary, Presi-dent of the PGA and CEO of Revelations Entertainment; Gary Lucchesi , President of Lakeshore Entertainment and President Emeritus of the PGA (with credits including Primal Fear, Lincoln Lawyer, Underworld and Oscar®-winning Million Dollar Baby); and George Morris, Partner in international law firm Simmons & Simmons, specialising in digital currencies and their corresponding legal and regulatory issues. (15:30-17:00 Thursday 11 October, Picturehouse Cen-tral).

This event was held in association with the Producers Guild of America, Abacus and the Production Guild of Great Britain.

Thank you to all our members who attended the event.