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Top Entertainment Tokens of Web3

Changes are afoot. The entertainment industry is moving rapidly toward embracing Web3.  The power balance of the entertainment world is shifting toward the  creators and fans and away from traditional mainline bureaucracy.

Web3 is the ownership and collaboration economy.  They are virtual business models, or places parallel to our physical world, built upon the core concepts of decentralization, openness, trustless networks, powered by encrypted, accountable distributed ledgers. You can own and monetize your own content directly with a community or network.  It combines various tech like AR and VR to create centralized virtual spaces where people can meet, work and play.

Here are 4 of the top tokens in the entertainment industry: Music, Sports, Concerts and Film.

Audius AUDIO: the token for music fans

Audius is a fully decentralized music and audio streaming platform.  $AUDIO is the native cryptocurrency that powers the Audius protocol. 

Audius solves an important problem in the music industry. The music industry generates $40+ billion in revenue but only 12% goes to content artists.  Consumer spending alone on music generates around $20 billions of dollars.  Labels and publishers took almost half of it, while artists received just a quarter.  

Artists get paid directly from their fans.  Audius is a blockchain decentralized music streaming service which removes the middlemen in the traditional music industry by connecting artists directly to their fans. Audios’ music player interface serves over half a million users each month.  It is fully decentralized and operated by a community of artists, fans, and operators, giving access to exclusive features and content.

Artists have the sole ownership of their music and can decide how to monetize them on the platform. They can distribute their music free of charge or set custom fees for fans to unlock exclusive content.  

Music curators can receive 90% of the revenue in $AUDIO.  The other 10% is distributed to stakers that support the Audius network.  By staking $AUDIO tokens, artists can access content distribution tools to distribute their artist tokens to fans. Fans holding artist tokens can unlock exclusive access to token-restricted content, such as unreleased tracks, remix competitions, etc.

Chiliz $CHZ, the token for sports & entertainment

Chiliz provides sports and entertainment entities with blockchain-based tools to help them engage and monetize their fans.  The Chiliz token was developed by the Socios sports fan engagement platform which is built on the Chiliz blockchain infrastructure and uses $CHZ as its exclusive on-platform currency.

Socios allows fans to purchase branded Fan Tokens from some of the biggest sports teams in the world including FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Galatasaray, Atlético de Madrid, OG, CAI & UFC.

Fan Tokens bought on Socios.com allow users to influence their teams via popular vote and become eligible for engagement-based team rewards and recognition. All Fan Tokens are minted using the Chiliz blockchain and all voting is executed as a series of smart contracts.

Companies could use the platform to mint NFT collectibles, deploy play-to-earn games, or even launch their own fan token initiatives independently of Socios. They could also develop DeFi applications, loyalty programs, and more.

CEEK, the token for live concerts and events

CEEK is an award winning developer of premium social virtual and augmented reality experiences, connecting music artists, athletes, and other digital content creators directly to their fans in virtual worlds.  

They unlock new revenue streams for music artists and creators by offering new ways to reach and monetize their fanbase. CEEK tokens enable real time artist payments verified on the blockchain.

Their Web3 platform bridges the gap between gameplay and social networking.  The platform helps music artists, athletes, event creators and makers create direct-to-fan experiences that drive engagement within virtual worlds. 

The VR technology lets fans interact, connect and enjoy 360 videos and other experiences in a fully immersive virtual world. It simulates the experience of attending live concerts and other live experiences like being in classrooms, attending  sporting events and exclusive experiences.  Fans can get up-close and personal with bands or enjoy seeing themselves inside a VR experience with friends.

Their VR’s partnership with Universal Music grants rights to live performances with top tier artists including Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, U2, Sting, Ziggy Marley and others.   CEEK  is empowering creators with the tools to generate new revenue streams from their artistry digitally. 

STARS, the token for film

Let’s make a film together.   From script to screen, the road to Web3 Filmmaking, with fanbase participation, goes through Mogul Productions and its upcoming metaverse Mogieland. 

Mogul’s  immersive and inclusive Film3 platform transforms how movies and other art forms and entertainment get funded through decentralization. It allows members of its expansive community to participate in the production process. 

Until Mogul, the mass of enthusiastic movie fans seeking greater involvement in movie production, were an under-served community.  A lot of great films were not getting made, due to the studios holding all of the power.  

Today, new ways of financing are igniting new trends for indie filmmaking. 

Bringing power back to the crowd.

Fans are becoming a powerful force in the decision making process.  Mogul offers movie fans a piece of the action on the films they support.  Fans vote with STARS tokens on which films they want produced.   When the fans help vote for a film, they get access to certain perks.  

Digital movie merchandise is also used to promote upcoming releases.  Independent filmmakers can monetize NFTs as a means of funding their work. Fans can purchase the NFTs during the pre-production and production phases of filmmaking.    

These utility-based NFTs are designed to bring fans closer to the action via different forms of film memorabilia, exclusivity and behind-the-scenes access.  A couple of examples of those could be attending red carpet premieres.  It could be getting producer credits on a film.  It could be getting access to behind-the-scenes content from the production or it could be meeting a lead actor for face time, or one-of-a-kind film posters..

STARS is the token for Movie Fans. STARS are used throughout the Mogul platform to buy NFTs in the marketplace, vote on films they want produced, redeem exclusive rewards and get discounts on marketplace purchases. Buying Mogul NFTs with STARS gets a 5% discount  compared to buying with ETH. Plus there are lower gas rates. And when you sell NFTs, users receive a 2.5% discount on marketplace fees.

Music, Sports, Concerts and Film are just the beginning of Web3 Entertainment.

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‘The Simpsons’ Animator Erick Tran Working Up NFT-Financed Hollywood Toon Series ‘The Mogies’ With Digital Marketplace And Financier Mogul Productions

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EXCLUSIVE: The Simpsons animator Erick Tran has teamed with film and TV-focused NFT and DeFi marketplace Mogul Productions to create what’s believed to be the world’s first animated NFT series — with Hollywood the inspiration.

The Mogies will be a a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Hollywood sign being erected and comprises a collection of 1,923 NFTs, inspired by the last 100 years of Hollywood characters and personalities. These are being developed into an animated series and an expanded Mogieland metaverse, which include famous landmarks such as Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood Hills.

Read more at Deadline…

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What is Film3?

Getting to Web 3

Web1 is an era of the internet where people could post content and it could be consumed by others.  Web 2.0 is the era of the social internet or the web as a platform, but where large companies owned all of the data being posted on them, combining mobile, social and cloud computing.

Web3 is the ownership and collaboration economy.  Web 3.0 are virtual business models, or places parallel to our physical world, built upon the core concepts of decentralization, openness, trustless networks, powered by encrypted, accountable distributed ledgers, where you can own and monetize your own content directly with a community or network.  It combines various tech like AR and VR to create centralized virtual spaces where people can meet, work and play.

Film3 is the filmmaking version of Web 3.0.

If Film 1.0 represented the era of making more movies and hoping they get consumed, and Film 2.0 represents the consolidation of the studios and everyone generally having to go through them and their distribution channels to get a movie project greenlighted, then Film3 is where the economy of Web 3.0 melds with filmmaking. It represents ownership and monetization of your own content without needing big studios to get a film produced and distributed through Decentralized Film Financing (DeFiFi) which also includes NFTs.

Film3 infrastructure is taking place online.  It is the immersive experience of filmmaking in blockchain and metaverse spaces.  The newest layers of the entertainment industry are being built online.  Production companies, film companies, streaming platforms, financing, advertising and more aspects of the filmmaking process are on the internet in a more transparent way.  

Filmmaking has become very Hollywood-centric and cliquey.   Only a few key decision makers act as gatekeepers for content. Studios run the show in terms of determining what content goes out because they’ve  become more vertically integrated and have lots of cash.

Film financing structures are expensive, inefficient and restrictive.  It enhances the power imbalance between distributors and indie films.

There’s a lack of funding access for indie films. Budget standards exist in silos. There is poor market data for international sales.  Even for key decision makers,  there is a lack of information regarding support for what types of film the fans actually wish to watch and engage with?   Post production is a lengthy process, often occurring without fan participation or even fan awareness. 

Film3 solves the power imbalance. 

Bottom-up design 

Film3 is being developed in full view of everyone, encouraging maximum participation and experimentation.  

New ways of financing are igniting new trends for indie filmmaking.   Too many great potential films don’t get made, due to the studios powers making it difficult for the little guys, including indie filmmakers and movie fans, to have their voices heard.  

That all changes with Film3.

With Film3, movies are made with the fans.  

For filmmakers that were struggling to get financing or to launch their story into the market, Film3 fills a gap.

The whole premise of Film3 is to enable filmmakers to get their stories turned into cinematic releases.  Film3 pioneers offer movie fans a piece of the action on movies they want to support. Through Film3, the fanbase is part of the film production.  They become a force in the decision making process.  

A film’s net proceeds can be distributed back to the fanbase community, via a blockchain smart contract.   The modern movie fan is part of a collective that lets their voice be heard, both online and off. They mobilize and fight for what they are passionate about, to the point that real changes get made to Hollywood projects. 

Film3 is built by innovative groups and partners upon the notion of decentralization, transparency, and greater user utility for fans, collectors and filmmakers.

Arabian Camels is the first NFT community to create a $50M DeFi Hollywood movie which is owned together with everyone via NFTs.

First dropped in 2021, the Arabian Camels collection helped lay the foundation for IP from the upcoming feature film Antara.   NFT holders can get acting parts in the film, access to the film’s premiere, and part-ownership of the movie, enabling them to partake in box office and streaming revenues. The community is also eligible to earn a yield on their NFTs during production. 

The vision behind Arabian Camels is to create a whole new platform and ecosystem where creators, producers, digital artists, and communities can collaborate to create something special for movie lovers. 

The Film3 landscape currently consists of subcategories

Decentralized Production Companies

Crowdfunding

Virtual Cinemas 

Film/Series using NFTs

Film related platforms 

Film related DAOs

NEARVERSE fits in the Virtual Cinemas subcategory.  They partner with Film3 communities to scale metaverse development in virtual cinemas and user engagement. NEARVERSE  is a metaverse focused on empowering artists, and provides the ability for every player to earn through exploration, by giving options to create epic lands and interactions thus enabling users to embark on a new journey within a thriving metacommunity. 

Mogul Productions is a leader in all Film3 subcategories. 

Filmmakers use Mogul as a platform to launch their movie campaigns.  Mogul and its partners establish product lines to connect movie-makers with fans to decentralize the filmmaking process and provide better fan engagement opportunities.  

Mogul partners with artists, filmmakers, actors, and other entertainers to provide an end-to-end solution for minting and launching their own NFT collections through their marketplace. They are an immersive and inclusive platform transforming how movies and other forms of art and entertainment get funded by allowing members of its expansive community to participate in the production process like never before.  

Projects are greenlit through a combination of voter staking, NFT film memorabilia sales, private funding, and film funds. 

From script to screen, Film3 has 3 pillars.  

  1. Decentralized Film Financing platform (DeFiFi)
  2. NFT marketplace
  3. Metaverse

DeFiFi Platform 

Indie filmmakers are able to get their movies financed by incentivizing from their fans.   Crypto-based decentralized platforms allow fans to participate in the box office revenues, conduct voting and governance on key film decision aspects, plus reward users through voter staking and other incentives.  It brings a whole new level of movie promotions along with the financing. 

NFT Marketplace 

Utility based NFTs are designed to create incentive structures by bringing fans closer to the action via different forms of experiential utility and behind-the-scenes access. Independent filmmakers can  monetize NFTs during the pre-production and production phases of filmmaking as a means of funding their work.

A few examples of utility-based NFTs could be getting producer credits on a film or getting access to behind-the-scenes content. It could be meeting a lead actor for facetime, or one-of-a-kind film memorabilia or invitations to exclusive events like red carpet premieres.

Experience Hollywood in the Metaverse

Social trends are changing.  During the Film 2.0 era,  going out to the movies was a large social pastime.  It still is.  Yet, with streaming services and now home movie watching, the pastime  has lost a lot of what it once had.  The Metaverse has the ability to bring that back

Mogieland is Hollywood in the metaverse.  It is a Film3 digital reality that combines aspects of social media, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and cryptocurrencies to allow fans and other users to interact virtually.  Visual elements are overlaid with sounds, CG, and other inputs to enhance the user experience and enhance fictional realities.

Users from around the world can host and attend digital movie premieres.  

They can…

  • Go to movie premieres and red carpet events
  • Mingle with film and entertainment creators plus get behind-the-scenes looks 
  • Attend meet and greets with the stars
  • Attend first screening viewings of films
  • Watch movies with tickets paid for in tokens 
  • Enjoy hangout areas with other cinema lovers in VR environments to discuss all things entertainment
  • Attend concerts
  • Attend fashion shows
  • Buy NFT’s from virtual stores
  • Own, build, rent and use land for Film3 commerce.
  • Own iconic pieces of Hollywood transformed in Mogieland
  • Show off your virtual style by wearing your own NFT fashions
  • Play to earn in Studio City

Introducing the Film3 lifecycle. 

Through decentralized applications

  • Filmmakers can launch their Intellectual Property (IP) to a dedicated audience via DeFi and NFTs.
  • Financing and payment distribution is handled through smart contracts, providing access to global non-dilutive capital.
  • Incentivized engagement is used to build a fanbase, and de-risk distribution. Exclusive film content is issued to fans through NFT smart contracts.  
  • Smarter data using built-in fanbases drive decisions across entire slates.

To summarize, Film3 is the next generation of media, disrupting legacy models by utilizing blockchain technology and the power of digital communities. By eliminating the many layers of middlemen between artist and audience, revenue can be distributed across a flat organizational structure. 

Film3 gives independent filmmakers unprecedented access to financing; offers them greater creative control over their projects; allows them to leverage their audience and industry connections in new, revolutionary ways; and creates a more equitable financial model that benefits creators before creditors.  

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From The Simpsons to Mogies: The Journey of Erick Tran & Chavvo Animation Studios 

The journey of the animators that brought The Simpsons series, The Simpsons Movie and VR attractions at Universal Studios Japan, to its first ever NFT animated series and metaverse is filled with adventure and curiosity.

CHAVVO Animation Studios is a tight-knit international family of creative storytellers, animators, and artists based in five countries. They embrace new challenges and use their collective experience to create meaningful and compelling content.

That collective experience harnessed a passion for TV and film production as well as merchandising spanning two decades.  These years of experience, which also includes video game and theme park design, has prepared the team for the NFT and metaverse revolution. 

Erick Tran who founded CHAVVO, with the animation team, put their collective experiences together with Mogul Productions to create the Mogies animated series, featuring 1,923 unique Hollywood inspired NFT characters that interact inside the Mogieland metaverse. 

Erick played a key role in building the digital pipeline for The Simpsons. In the process he also created and developed the training program for artists migrating from traditional paper animation to newer technology.  

That process helped start his collaboration with Toon Boom, the software company known for creating award-winning software for animation and story boarding to bring TV series and feature films from ideation to screen. This collaboration was pivotal because it allowed him to participate in various venues in the US and Canada where he was able to expand the CHAVVO brand. It was the opportunity for CHAVVO to scale as a “100% digital pipeline studio”.  

Erick shared his thoughts and journey from the success of Simpsons to the Mogies, the first real NFT animated series.  

“I’m an 80’s kid and grew up with new emerging technology and the start of the video gaming revolution. I was instantly hooked and knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. I started programming in high school and learned Photoshop quite early. As I started my career on The Simpsons I didn’t realize that having technological knowledge would give me an edge. I remember giving Final Cut Pro classes to staff members as well as developing a training program for The Simpsons Movie to help artists transition from traditional to digital workflow. When I founded CHAVVO we were already ahead of the game with the pandemic because our team had been working remotely since 2015. So when artists were figuring out how to be at home and work remotely, we had already mastered our pipeline and workflow.  We were essentially pandemic ready. 2020 ended up being a very good year (workwise) despite unfortunate events happening around the world.”  

Towards final delivery of the Simpsons Movie,  Erick worked with Universal Creative and Fox to co-design the Simpsons Ride attraction which developed his relationship with Universal.  Additionally, he worked on video gaming projects for The Simpsons available on major consoles such as PlayStation, XBox, and Nintendo Wii.

Artists from CHAVVO have worked on projects such as the Batman series, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Kung Fu Panda, Frozen and other feature films. “We are bringing our decades worth of experience from working on hit shows and award winning films to the Mogies NFT animation project. We’re so thankful that the Mogul team recognizes the need for high quality content in this space. Together we are stepping into new territory and it’s very exciting for what’s in the works.” said Tran. 

 One of Erick’s personal career high points was winning a Peabody Award.  Peabody Awards honor excellence in storytelling that reflect the social issues and the emerging voices of our day.

Erick Tran:  “Never in my life did I ever think I’d win a Peabody Award.”

“To me it’s kind of like winning a Nobel Prize. It’s the combination of what the Simpsons has signified in the entertainment industry and the decades of hard work we put into the show that makes this recognition a big deal for us all. It’s a great thing to have received awards through the work I’ve done thru FOX but it’s more special to me when we win thru CHAVVO. To say we are an award winning studio is a dream come true”

Erick Tran: “The Simpsons really helped me understand how to build the multi-billion dollar franchise.

“From development to the big screen, from licensing to merchandising, theme park and video games, Fox has given me the opportunity to understand so many aspects of the animation business.  With that knowledge I was ready to build CHAVVO into the studio it has become now. We have been able to recruit top talented artists in the industry, many who are close friends of mine.”

“We have a special working relationship with Universal Studios Japan.  It’s a treat to be able to work on big anime titles which fans can experience while being on a physical roller coaster, with VR headsets! When you put on the VR headset, you’re basically in this whole new world with awesome anime characters. We believe that VR, metaverse and NFTs are the future and so important to understand, and be a part of history.”

The Mogies NFT Animated Series

“We are committed to the NFT community. As an NFT producer we want to be a major player in the NFT space. Working with Mogul, I can see that really coming to fruition.”

“It’s the first ever NFT Animated series that’s a real legit series.   It’s a homage to Hollywood, to our favorite characters, actors, and movies that have made us. Mogul has given us creative freedom to develop something original and special in this space. It’s great to see Mogul supporting creators and the animation community like very few others have.”

Erick Tran:  “Mogieland is a play on reality which is what the metaverse is.  It’s a place where we can interact, connect and roleplay. We wanted to create a show that eventually could intertwine, or have the ability to intertwine every single character at one moment in time.”

“Probably the one exciting thing that everyone is expecting out of The Mogies is cross mixing characters from other universes and becoming a melting pot of unlimited possibilities.”

“That’s one of the scenes from our trailer where we had Mogie characters from a classic novel and movie series  fighting an evil wizard from another series.

Another is when we crossed one superhero with the alien in the trailer. The idea is that we are mixing different characters into different universes. That will be pretty interesting. I think that’s where the fun starts.” 

“The thing that is really cool about the Mogies concept are the NFT characters themselves.  If you happen to own a special character, let’s say the white wizard.  If and when he appears in an episode and plays a pivotal role, it has the ability to gain rank and increase in value over time. 

The derivatives market is an opportunity we cannot ignore and have to hit out of the park.”

“We are currently developing ideas that have never been done before in the entertainment world with direct-to-consumer applications. We can’t get into details at the moment but we know these concepts haven’t been done before and Mogul’s platform is fully capable to execute.” 

Animating The Mogie NFTs

Erick explained parts of how CHAVVO designed the Mogie NFTs using CG (Computer Graphics).  

“The design team researched, created and designed the NFT characters based off of Mogul’s original concept ideas.  Our 2D design team would digitally hand sketch each drawing. That goes through an approval process through one of our supervisors.  

Afterwards, our supervisor would send designs for me to review. I only see things that are filtered through her. Afterwards, I make my own final notes before it goes on to the CG design team.  The CG design team would go ahead and build based off that design and would start basically CG sculpting the characters. 

Once it goes to the design process we start rigging characters for the animation.  With a rigged character it allows animators to move them around and add the proper acting for each scene. 

The decision between 2D or CG  was more for visual aesthetics for the brand. If we were to have designed the Mogies in 2D, it would be difficult to exist in a 3D metaverse space.

That is why going CG was more visually appealing and practical. It looks more polished. Our goal is that owners can actually walk in a 3D Mogieland metaverse space that’s functional and interactive. I’m excited to see the characters move through the streets of Mogieland.”

“This is a fun and great opportunity for everyone who hasn’t had the chance to visit Hollywood to explore it through Mogieland. Things like going to a nightclub, visiting a recording studio, gift shops and buying digital memorabilia. How about winning a Mogie award for your short film that users can watch at the Mogie theater!  

 I think there’s huge potential for that in the marketplace.”

“There’s so much potential for creating more Mogies. I think it’s great to think about other celebrities from other countries with a fanbase. That becomes a whole other drop to represent other celebrities around the world, like having Latin Grammys after having the Grammys. And we haven’t tapped into the sports world. Yes, the potential is endless.”

“The future of Mogieland is about bringing the most entertaining experience to our community and creating monetary value. Mogieland becomes this fantasy place where our community can plug in and play.”

And then lastly, I’m excited about digital real estate within Mogieland.  

“I think anybody and everybody here who appreciates real estate can understand the value of digital real estate.  We have plans to have the ability to put your own star on the Mogie Walk of Fame. Also, buying digital storefronts, restaurants, museums are just a few things that will be available for purchase.”

Mogies pays homage to the top entertainers and creators that helped make Hollywood what it is today, and create a standard for the next 100 years of filmmaking that will occur within Film3.

Film3 is a movement spearheaded by Mogul Productions and our community to empower film and content creators to create movies and content in better fan exclusive ways using blockchain technology. 

Mogul is where movies meet blockchain through DeFi and NFTs, and now, the Metaverse through Mogies and their new home, Mogieland.

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Movie Fans Are Now Influencing How Movies are Made

Movie fans are now becoming a powerful force, and they know it, says Jake Fraser, Head of Business Development at Mogul Productions. Movie fans want more involvement. The masses of enthusiastic movie fans who seek greater involvement in movie production, are a surprisingly underserved community.

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What’s moving and shaking in Film3 heading into Summer 2022?

The Summer projects and partnerships in Film3 spaces are heating up.  

Mogies! just announced the first ever fully legit NFT Animated Series in partnership with the animators that brought The Simpsons series, The Simpsons Movie and VR attractions at Universal Studios Japan. 

Deadline broke the story in an exclusive that focusses on Erick Tran and his animation team at Chavvo plus Mogieland, the new Hollywood metaverse.

The Simpsons’ Animator Erick Tran Working Up NFT-Financed Hollywood Toon Series ‘The Mogies’ With Digital Marketplace And Financier Mogul Productions.

Trace Network Labs enables the creation of lifestyle products for any multichain metaverse. Their innovative technology has the ability for users to create real lookalike “BUDDY” avatars for individuals that are represented in the form of a NFT.  In addition to the “BUDDY” avatars, there is also the option to elevate your character’s style via digital wearables such as jackets and accessories.

Mogul Productions partnered with Trace Network Labs to drive engagement within the entertainment industry and drive quality experiences within their Mogieland Metaversecofr Hollywood.

The Mogul community will soon be able to mint their own NFT and bring that avatar into a variety of virtual experiences such as film premieres and events in Mogul’s Metaverse cinemas. There will also be the opportunity for users to obtain Mogul branded wearables that will unlock certain utility aspects and special “Behind The Scenes” experiences.

Actor/filmmaker, David Bianchi has over 100 professional credits and can be seen in studio films and major network TV. His work in front of the camera has earned him membership into the very prestigious Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Mogul Productions Partners with Globally Acclaimed Actor, Filmmaker & Poet David Bianchi on his latest collections.  “SENSES”, is centered around 100 philosophical poems (written by David) on the human experience inspired by the five human senses. 

First dropped in 2021, the Arabian Camels collection helped lay the foundation for IP from the upcoming feature film Antara.  

NFT holders can get acting parts in the film, access to the film’s premiere, and part-ownership of the movie. The community is also eligible to earn a yield on their NFTs during production. 

The vision behind Arabian Camels is to create a whole new platform and ecosystem where creators, producers, digital artists, and communities can collaborate to create something special for movie lovers. 

Arabian Camels NFT Partnered With  Mogul Production to help launch the $50M Feature Film.

NEARVERSE.org is focused on empowering artists, and provides the ability for every player to earn through exploration, by giving options to create epic lands and interactions thus enabling users to embark on a new journey within a thriving metacommunity. It is built on Eco friendly NEAR Protocol, and is empowered by human guild, the video game development arm of near foundation.

NEARVERSE partnered with Mogul Productions to Launch Virtual Hollywood Experience

There will be events such as film premieres, shows, meet ups and users will be able to play to interact with the wider NEARVERSE ecosystem. Partnering with NEARVERSE allows both communities together to scale Metaverse development and user engagement.

MoonPay is the leading global crypto payments infrastructure provider. The company was created with the mission of onboarding the world to Web3 by creating tools that make it easy to buy cryptocurrencies and NFTs. 

MoonPay’s partnered with Mogul Productions to offer a simplified credit card payment interface and process that film fans can use to buy NFTs. 

Mogul partnered with Bubble Maps, a crypto data company. To help the DeFi ecosystem become a safer place for token holders. 

By listing STARS on Bubble Maps, Mogul is becoming more transparent and helping users access deeper information on the health and security of the ecosystem.

About Mogul Productions

Mogul Productions is revolutionizing film financing, allowing a global audience of fans to participate in the financing of movies and other forms of entertainment through NFT sales. Mogul’s NFT marketplace serves as a bridge between the NFT arena and the world of entertainment financing. It’s a platform for film fans, by film fans, empowering users to take an active role in the script-to-screen process. Access Pass holders get even more insider benefits and perks, including access to exclusive events held around Mogul-produced film releases.

More Film3 announcements and updates are coming soon. Stay tuned.

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A Force Awakens in Mogieland!

From the animators that brought The Simpsons series, The Simpsons Movie and VR attractions at Universal Studios Japan, comes the first ever NFT animated series.

The Mogies is a collection of 1,923 NFTs inspired by the last 100 years of Hollywood characters and personalities leading into the upcoming animated series and Mogieland metaverse.  

Also included are Mogies from a galaxy far, far away. 

UFO Sighting: Mojave Desert

Population: 1,923 

Amidst scrub brush and desert dunes, a UFO has landed and then obscured itself. It’s a shrouded forcefield that has taken the shape of an old tube television laid on its back. What goes on behind its opaque borders has remained a mystery…until now

Mogies are aliens that feed on entertainment. 

They’ve come to Earth because it’s the biggest entertainment source.  

Mogies look and act like all our favorite characters and Hollywood icons from the past 100 years. Yes, even ones from the dark side of the metaverse.

Rebels, bounty hunters, princesses, are engaged in epic adventures and mysteries while interacting with children’s characters, talk show hosts and various other famous Hollywood-inspired characters.

Mogies live in Mogieland. 

1,923 original, handcrafted CGI NFTs were made in partnership with the animators of the Simpsons and are part of the upcoming, first ever NFT animated series, Mogies.  They were designed as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Hollywood sign being erected.

Mogieland is where where movies meet blockchain. It a metaverse inspired by the traditional landmarks of Hollywood Boulevard and the Hollywood Hills. The metaverse breaks geographical barriers to access exclusive events and brings them global, into a universe where brands, fans, movies, and celebrities can interact.

When humans enter Mogieland they become Mogies too!

Within the Mogieland metaverse Mogies NFT holders will be able to: 

  • Own land. All Mogie holders will receive a piece of land in Mogieland
  • Take their Mogies to movie premieres and red carpet events
  • Mingle with film and entertainment creators plus get behind-the-scenes looks 
  • Attend first screening viewings of films partnered with Mogul Productions
  • Watch movies with tickets paid for in STARS tokens 
  • Enjoy hangout areas with other cinema lovers in VR environments to discuss all things entertainment and Mogul 
  • Attend meet and greets with the stars
  • Attend concerts
  • Attend fashion shows
  • Buy NFT’s from virtual stores
  • Build your own place in Mogieland and show off all your NFT’s
  • Own iconic pieces of Hollywood transformed in Mogieland
  • Show off your virtual style by wearing your own NFT fashions
  • Play to earn in Studio City

Much more utility and many more features are being added in Mogieland over time as Mogul expands its rapidly growing list of partners.

All Mogie holders will receive a piece of land in Mogieland. If a purchaser owns a Mogie and an Access Pass they will receive two plots of land in Mogieland. If a purchaser owns a Mogie, Access Pass, and a certain threshold of STARS tokens to be announced at a later date, they will receive 3 plots of land in Mogieland. These plots of land are randomly distributed according to the type of Mogie and Access Pass.
Rarer Mogies and Access Passes will have a higher weighting to receive more coveted locations of land.

Selected characters from amongst the NFT collection have already been chosen as characters of the Mogies animated series. As more scripts are written, characters are animated, and episodes produced, certain Mogies will be joining the cast. 

Which ones are already stars, that we can’t tell you. You’re gonna need to watch to find out.

Mogies Reward redemption

The Mogies collection of NFTs support the creation of the new animated series. To ensure that the Mogieland and Mogies ecosystem is healthy and continually adding more utility, 50% of all 7.5% secondary market royalties will go directly towards growing the project.   Also 10% of all future rewards from the Mogies animated series, wearables, collectibles, or line of figurines will be distributed to Mogie NFT holders as rewards quarterly.

Mogie NFT owners will get the ability to participate in the animation series development. In the private Discord channel, Mogie owners can be part of the animated filmmaking process in partnership with the animators of the Simpsons. They can make suggestions about the series and have direct input to the creators.

Once the Mogies animated series airs, the studio version of the Pilot will be transformed into an exclusive NFT and be sent out to all Mogie holders. As part of the Mogies derivative collection, users will own a piece of a TV series. In addition a special thank you will be shown in the credits at the end of episodes to select holders.

The owners of the Hollywood-inspired characters NFTs will also have the IP rights to these characters forever.  All of which come with valuable smart contract benefits.  

Mogieland visitors will be able to visit the walkaround environment and partake in the festivities. Hollywood is one of the most highly trafficked tourist destinations in the world.  Soon Mogieland will be too. All powered by STARS tokens.

Only exclusive Mogie NFT holders will have the privilege of walking around as one of the STARS of cinema and entertainment plus enjoy exclusive perks.   

Once all 1923 Mogies have been distributed, we will commence with the reveal, and everyone will be able to see which of their Mogies they received.

How will the Mogies NFT sale work?

Phase 1: Public Sale Dutch Auction

Mogies will be sold in a Dutch Auction process, which means that Mogies will start at 1 ETH and the price will slowly decrease at a rate of 0.2 ETH every 24 hours

Phase 2: Whitelist Sale for Access Pass holders (NFTs reserved for them)

The 1,073 Mogies will be available to those on the whitelist and will be sold at the last price of the Dutch Auction.  

Phase 3: Public Sale

Any remaining Mogies will be available for 72 hours  and will be sold at the last price of the Dutch Auction.  

Phase 3.5: Bonus Mint

Any unsold NFTs will be allocated to the first purchasers from the dutch auction. This phase will only occur in the unlikely event that the Mogies allocated for public sale do not sell out within a 72 hour period.

Phase 4: Reveal

Once all the Mogies have been distributed, we will commence with the reveal, and everyone will be able to see which of their Mogies they received.

Mogies pays homage to the top entertainers and creators that helped make Hollywood what it is today, and create a standard for the next 100 years of filmmaking that will occur within Film3.

Film3 is a movement spearheaded by Mogul Productions and our community to empower film and content creators to create movies and content in better fan exclusive ways using blockchain technology. 

Mogul is where movies meet blockchain through DeFi and NFTs, and now, the Metaverse through Mogies and their new home, Mogieland.

Mogies were designed by Erick Tran and his team at CHAVVO Studios. The award-winning, transmedia production team has worked with major Hollywood studios including Disney, Universal, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Animation, Cartoon Network, Fox, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, and EA. 

The team has been involved in the production of major box office hits including The Simpsons Movie and series, Kung Fu Panda, The Avengers and many more.

“Mogieland is a homage to Hollywood, to our favorite characters, actors, and movies that have made us. Mogul is set out to make this the very first NFT animated series and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them. Mogul has given us creative freedom to develop something original and special in this space. It’s great to see Mogul supporting creators and the animation community like very few others have. We are committed to this project and the NFT community. As a NFT producer we want to be a major player in the NFT space. Working with Mogul, I can see that really coming to fruition.” says Erick Tran, founder and producer.  

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NFT Drops

Here comes the Mogies! First ever NFT Animated Series

From the animators that brought The Simpsons series, The Simpsons Movie and VR attractions at Universal Studios Japan, comes the first ever NFT animated series.

The Mogies animated series is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Hollywood sign being erected.  Mogul Productions is bringing the fun to the 1923 milestone.

The Mogies is a collection of 1,923 NFTs, inspired by the last 100 years of Hollywood characters and personalities in celebration of the centennial anniversary.   All of which leads into the upcoming animated series, and the new expanding Mogieland metaverse.

UFO Sighting: Mojave Desert

Amidst scrub brush and desert dunes, a UFO has landed and then obscured itself. It’s a shrouded forcefield that has taken the shape of an old tube television laid on its back. What goes on behind its opaque borders has remained a mystery…until now

Mogies are aliens that feed on entertainment.  They’ve come to Earth because it’s the biggest entertainment source.  Mogies look and act like all our favorite characters and Hollywood icons from the past 100 years.  They interact inside Mogieland through different adventures.

Ultimately, Mogies are passionate cosplayers and the biggest fans in the galaxy.  Mogieland is their Comic-Con and they have every intention to ensure it lasts forever.

Action heroes, villains, aliens, princesses, heart throbs, children’s characters, talk show hosts and various other famous Hollywood-inspired characters are inside Mogieland engaged in epic adventures and mysteries. 

Humans are humans until they enter Mogieland. Then they become Mogies too!

Mogies have different tiers of rarity. All 23 NFT characters in Tier 1 have a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

A number of Mogies have angel wings representing they have passed away. 

Selected characters from amongst the NFT collection have already been chosen as characters for the Mogies Animated series. As more scripts are written, characters are animated, and episodes produced, certain Mogies will be joining the cast. Which ones are already STARS, that we can’t tell you. You’re gonna need to watch to find out.https://www.youtube.com/embed/eg2QWFbe9hI

Metaverse Population: 1,923  

Mogies were made in partnership and designed by Erick Tran and his team at CHAVVO Studios. The award-winning, transmedia production team has worked with major Hollywood studios including Disney, Universal, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Animation, Cartoon Network, Fox, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, and EA. 

The team has been involved in the production of major box office hits including The Simpsons Movie and series, Kung Fu Panda, The Avengers and many more.

CHAVVO is committed to the Mogieland NFT community and new animated series.

“Mogieland is a homage to Hollywood, to our favorite characters, actors, and movies that have made us. Mogul is set out to make this the very first NFT animated series and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them. Mogul has given us creative freedom to develop something original and special in this space. It’s great to see Mogul supporting creators and the animation community like very few others have. We are committed to this project and the NFT community. As a NFT producer we want to be a major player in the NFT space. Working with Mogul, I can see that really coming to fruition.” says Erick Tran. 

Mogieland will be a Metaverse inspired by the traditional landmarks of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood Hills.

Within the Mogieland metaverse Mogie NFT holders will be able to: 

  • Own land. All Mogie holders will receive a piece of land in Mogieland
  • Take their Mogies to movie premieres and red carpet events
  • Mingle with film and entertainment creators plus get behind-the-scenes looks 
  • Attend first screening viewings of films partnered with Mogul Productions
  • Watch movies with tickets paid for in STARS tokens 
  • Enjoy hangout areas with other cinema lovers in VR environments to discuss all things entertainment and Mogul 
  • Attend meet and greets with the stars
  • Attend concerts
  • Attend fashion shows
  • Buy NFT’s from virtual stores
  • Build your own place in Mogieland and show off all your NFT’s
  • Own iconic pieces of Hollywood transformed in Mogieland
  • Show off your virtual style by wearing your own NFT fashions
  • Play to earn in Studio City

Much more utility and many more features are being added in Mogieland over time as Mogul expands its rapidly growing list of partners.

All Mogie holders will receive a piece of land in Mogieland. If a purchaser owns a Mogie and an Access Pass they will receive two plots of land in Mogieland. If a purchaser owns a Mogie, Access Pass, and a certain threshold of STARS tokens to be announced at a later date, they will receive 3 plots of land in Mogieland. These plots of land are randomly distributed according to the type of Mogie and Access Pass.

Rarer Mogies and Access Passes will have a higher weighting to receive more coveted locations of land.

Mogieland is open to all. Mogieland visitors will be able to visit the walkaround environment and partake in the festivities. Hollywood is one of the most highly trafficked tourist destinations in the world.  Soon Mogieland will be too. All powered by STARS tokens.

Only exclusive Mogie NFT holders will have the privilege of walking around as one of the stars of cinema and entertainment plus enjoy exclusive perks.   

Mogieland is where movies meet blockchain. It’s a virtual place where Mogul will partner with movies and celebrities globally to do Metaverse movie premieres at traditionally iconic Hollywood locations, and sell tickets in STARS to premieres.  Holders will be able to virtually meet movie stars. Mogieland breaks geographical barriers to access exclusive events and brings them globally in a universe where brands, fans, movies, and celebrities can interact. 

Mogies Reward redemption

The Mogies collection of NFTs support the creation of the new animated series. To ensure that the Mogieland and Mogies ecosystem is healthy and continually adding more utility, 50% of all 7.5% secondary market royalties will go directly towards growing the project.   Also 10% of all future rewards from the Mogies animated series, wearables, collectibles, or line of figurines will be distributed to Mogie NFT holders as rewards quarterly.

Mogie NFT owners will get the ability to participate in the animation series development. In the private Discord channel, Mogie owners can be part of the animated filmmaking process in partnership with the animators of the Simpsons. They can make suggestions about the series and have direct input to the creators.

Once the Mogies animated series airs, the studio version of the Pilot will be transformed into an exclusive NFT and be sent out to all Mogie holders. As part of the Mogies derivative collection, users will own a piece of a TV series. In addition a special thank you will be shown in the credits at the end of episodes to select holders.

Mogie owners will enjoy more utilities when new features are added in the Mogieland metaverse as Mogul Productions expands its rapidly growing list of partners.

With the launch of the coming animated series, the owners of these Hollywood-inspired NFT characters will have the IP rights to their Mogie characters forever.  All of which come with valuable benefits. 

Once the Mogies animated series airs, the studio version of the Pilot will be transformed into an exclusive NFT and be sent out to all Mogie holders. As part of the Mogies collection, users will receive more rewards from the business applications of the TV series. In addition a special thank you will be shown in the credits at the end of episodes to select holders.

Mogies that are bought at the specific price cutoffs will have that Mogie embossed in gold and silver respectively. Users will be sent these exclusive pieces of art as NFTs.

Your Mogies come to life.  Experience Mogies in the Digital, Metaverse, and Physical world. Holders will also have the ability to order their Mogie as a 3D figurine.

Exclusive Discord Channel. 

Mogul Productions loves movies and has amazing plans.  We also love the community that supports us. Mogie holders will get access to an exclusive channel where we will look towards your feedback to help us decide on all things Mogies. This could be anything from which movies will be premiered in the Mogieland theater, to figuring out which of the stars we should work with.

How the Mogies NFT sale will work

Phase 1: Public Sale Dutch Auction

Mogies will be sold in a Dutch Auction process, which means that Mogies will start at 1 ETH and the price will slowly decrease at a rate of 0.2 ETH every 24 hours

Phase 2: Whitelist Sale for Access Pass holders (NFTs reserved for them)

The 1,073 Mogies will be available to those on the whitelist and will be sold at the last price of the Dutch Auction.  

Phase 3: Public Sale

Any remaining Mogies will be available for 72 hours  and will be sold at the last price of the Dutch Auction.  

Phase 3.5: Bonus Mint

Any unsold NFTs will be allocated to the first purchasers from the dutch auction. This phase will only occur in the unlikely event that the Mogies allocated for public sale do not sell out within a 72 hour period.

Phase 4: Reveal

Once all the Mogies have been distributed, we will commence with the reveal, and everyone will be able to see which of their Mogies they received.

Film3 is a movement spearheaded by Mogul Productions and our community to empower film and content creators to create movies and content in better fan exclusive ways using blockchain technology.

Mogul is where movies meet blockchain through DeFi and NFTs, and now, the Metaverse through Mogies and their new home, Mogieland.

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Mogul Press

Mogul Productions Becomes Gold Sponsor of the Blockchain Futurist Conference

Mogul Productions is an Official Gold Sponsor of the fourth annual Blockchain Futurist Conference; Canada’s largest blockchain and cryptocurrency event. Mogul team members will be participating as ETH Toronto judges, and speaking on Web3 and entertainment; specifically, the emerging Film3 trend, and Mogul’s work as a pioneer in the field.

Read more at Digital Journal…

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Mogul Press

Quadratic Voting Is Leveling The Playing Field That Hollywood Has Long Needed For Fanbase Representation

Mogul, which is no stranger to pioneering a slew of blockchain industry firsts, has gone the extra mile in acting as a bridge between the traditional entertainment industry and film financing and blockchain, by building an efficient proprietary quadratic voting system. In addition to facilitating the prevention of double voting and fraudulent activity, it serves as a hybrid financial model which includes voter staking, NFT film memorabilia funding, private funding, and a Mogul film fund.

Read more at iTech Postt

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