MOGUL JUNE RECAP
Another exciting month for Mogul!
As the summer months are flying by and COVID-19 is still impacting most of the world (and the film industry) we’re grateful here at Mogul that we’ve been able to make such great progress this month. We’re also so excited to watch our community members generate success for themselves as well through these unprecedented times.
The second season of Mogul Live picked up right where we left off with Season 1, and thousands of fans tuned in to engage with all of the moguls we had on this month. We were lucky enough to interview Emmy-winning producer Cindy Cowan who has also been nominated for Oscars and Golden Globes, Emmy-nominated producer David Cormican, TV producer Josh Gloer who has produced and written for fan-favorite shows such as Gear Dogs, Selling LA and Duck Dynasty, independent producer and co-founder of Cast Caller Justin Levine, and founder of Yaplat casting agency Kathryn Courtney-Prior.Here is the lineup for this month’s guests:
- Lyriq Bent — award-winning celebrity actor who’s known for his work in the Saw films, The Book of Negroes, The Affair, Acrimony, and Nappily Ever After (July 8th noon PST)
- Gabriel Napora — CEO of Electric Panda Entertainment and independent producer with Triton Films Inc. (July 14th noon PST)
- Terry Ryan — former NHL hockey player, author, and actor (July 21st time TBD)
- Zaib Shaikh — Consul General of Canada for Southern California, Arizona and Nevada and former film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries for the City of Toronto (July 30th noon PST)
Send us an email at [email protected] if you, or someone you know, would be a good candidate to be a guest on Mogul Live!
New Mogul Partnership
In early June we partnered with Reelworld Film Festival to support our mission of making the film industry more inclusive and transparent.
In response to the partnership, Mogul advisor and award-winning actor Lyriq Bent added:
“I am very excited to be part of this collaboration, especially given the current social landscape. This helps Mogul’s aim of providing an environment of trust and transparency in the creative process.”
Award-winning actress Tonya Williams (Young & The Restless), who is the Founder and Executive Director of Reelworld, added:
“We applaud the work Mogul is doing in creating more inclusion and diversity in the entertainment industry and look forward to our media artists harnessing this new platform to present their unique perspectives and significant voices to the world.”
Read the full partnership release here.
Mogul in the Press!
Check out these articles that featured Mogul this month:
Flicks Daily covered our partnership announcement with Reelworld
Indie Activity writes about our interview with Yaplat Casting’s Kathryn Courtney-Prior
Indie Activity also summarized our interview with Justin Levine
Any journalists, bloggers, podcasters, or content creators are encouraged to contact us [email protected] as we’d love to work with you!
If you know of another member of the Mogul community who is accomplishing great things in the industry and deserves to be recognized by their peers, let us know! We’re always looking to celebrate and highlight the successes of outstanding Moguls!
This month’s Monthly Mogul is Lyriq Bent! Lyriq is an advisor for Mogul and part of the Mogul community. Lyriq is currently focusing his efforts on creating an environment of inclusion and transparency in film and the world. This month the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced the 2020 honourees for the 38th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards. Lyriq was given the BBPA Harry Jerome Arts Award. He was also featured on the Canadian Television Network (CTV) show “Change & Action: Racism in Canada” to speak about why we need more diverse storytelling in film. Watch his full interview here.
Here’s what some of our community members have been up to this month:
Cindy Cowan has her first movie going into production this year from Sony Screen Gems studio, which is a label that specializes in horror films. The movie is called True Haunting and is a real-life horror based on the first ever televised exorcism in 1971 and what happened to the family once the cameras were turned off… Sounds spooky! We cant wait to announce more updates. They will begin principal production in South Africa on October 5th. Gary Fleder is directing and they are currently casting.
Terry Ryan announced on his Instagram page that he is starting to write his second novel. His first book, Tales of a First Round Nothing, was a best selling novel on Amazon. For Mogul community members, you can message Terry on Instagram @terryryan2020 to purchase a personalized signed copy of his book! Just let him know that you found him through Mogul.
Shoot us a message if there are others in our community who have been Moguls this past month for a shoutout!
Top, curated industry reads directly from our team that piqued our interest over the last month:
1. How listening to fans accelerated Sonic the Hedgehog in the box office
2. 90,000 fans brought Veronica Mars to life on screen (an older article that resurfaced on our Slack channel)
3. Code 8, financed with 30,000 backers on Indiegogo, vaults to the top 10 watched shows on Netflix
4. Producer Josh Gloer preaches networking for your career in film
5. Toronto International Film Festival plans to use a virtual red carpet
6. AI robot named Erica cast as the lead role in a $70M Sci-Fi film
7. An investor’s guide to the content business
ABOUT MOGUL PRODUCTIONS (MOGUL)
Mogul Productions, established 2019, is a blockchain-based film financier and production company with a presence in Canada, the United States of America and Europe.
The Mogul platform connects contributors, film industry professionals and fans through technology that allows all users to engage and participate with each project throughout theirs entire lifecycle, from financing through to production and distribution.