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  • Apr 7, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

Why The Entertainment Industry Needs Diversity

Women make up half the US population, and minorities make up around 40 percent, but film fans wouldn’t know that based on the movies that come out of Hollywood. According to the Brookings Institute, minorities will make up more than half of people living in the United States by 2045. Despite these numbers, and despite […]

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  • Apr 2, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

COVID-19 Financing Solutions

No one expected that 2020 would be the year we couldn’t touch our faces or hug our friends. Before this year, most of us thought “social distancing” was something angsty teenagers did while they sat in their rooms listening to Rage Against the Machine. And while American companies are quickly transitioning to remote offices, most […]

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  • Mar 31, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

Blockchain 101: Proof-of-Stake vs. Proof-of-Work

Cryptocurrency can feel overwhelming, and no element may be more confusing to newcomers than the divide between Proof-of-Stake and Proof-of-Work networks. These mechanisms, called consensus algorithms, shape a network’s architecture and community. They govern the way nodes get rewarded for participation, the way new coins get minted, the way networks verify blocks and the way […]

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  • Mar 24, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

Fundraising on Filmio

When it comes to raising funds for an independent production, content creators need to be master multi-taskers. Project momentum is heavily reliant on financing, but investors want to see a complete package before they contribute. Therefore, independent content creators must continuously tinker with the technicalities of their productions, edit their pitches to make them water-tight […]

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  • Mar 19, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

How Coronavirus Affects the Entertainment Industry

Movie theaters around the world are closing, including UK chains Odeon and Cineworld and US chains Regal, AMC and Landmark. Major production companies like Warner Bros., Sony Pictures and Disney are halting work on movies and TV shows and delaying theater releases. Universal Pictures is making its in-theater movies available on-demand because the film industry […]

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  • Mar 12, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

A Simple Solution to Ownership Rights

The Purge, a dystopian movie about an annual 12-hour period of lawlessness, fell under legal scrutiny in a four-year case that underscored the problems with the current system of establishing intellectual property rights. Douglas Jordan-Benel, the author of a screenplay titled Settler’s Day, filed suit claiming that his script was ripped off by The Purge […]

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  • Mar 11, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

How are Utility Tokens Used?

A blockchain is a decentralized ledger that records and immutably verifies transactions. While most people are familiar with one or two examples of the ways blockchain technology can be used, very few have grasped the possibilities of its practical application across a wide range of industries. Creators in spaces like fine art and entertainment, however, […]

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  • Mar 5, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

How Fan Validation Solves The Film Industry’s Prediction Problem

Movie studios and investors could benefit from fan feedback before a movie is released. Take  Gemini Man for example, the script was written and ready to go in 1997, and Walt Disney Pictures experimented with a variety of big names such as Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and even Sean Connery in the lead role. However, […]

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  • Feb 18, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

How Can a Blockchain be Used in the Entertainment Industry?

The entertainment industry operates on a legacy model that excludes creators and fans from key pieces of the TV and filmmaking process—but a blockchain can help fix this. The blockchain is applicable to far more than bitcoin transactions. Innovators have used blockchain to optimize operations across various industries, from finance to the supply chain. What’s […]

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  • Feb 14, 2020
  • By Filmio Team

Why the Film Industry Would Benefit from Democratization

In 2019, 786 new movies were released, but nearly half of American consumers paid to see something on the big screen only once. Some people didn’t go to the movies at all because there was “nothing good out.” What’s frustrating about these statistics is that there are creators with original, entertaining and thought-provoking ideas who […]

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