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Mogul Partners with Acclaimed Filmmaker Anthony Hayes to Launch a Limited NFT Series for Upcoming Sci-Fi Trilogy “Retrogression”

Multi-award-winning filmmaker and actor Anthony Hayes is launching an NFT Series in partnership with Mogul Productions. The proceeds from these NFT sales will finance the new sci-fi film trilogy, “Retrogression.”

Hayes is the producer and director of the movie GOLD starring Zac Efron, which is currently out around the world. As an actor, he is known for his work in WAR MACHINE alongside Brad Pitt, THE ROVER with Robert Pattinson, LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS with Michael Fassbender, and ANIMAL KINGDOM with Joel Edgerton.

With his upcoming blockbuster film franchise, Hayes is combining the wild world of crypto and NFTs with the exciting universe of “Retrogression.”

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Mogul Partners with Acclaimed Filmmaker Anthony Hayes to Launch a Limited NFT Series for Upcoming Sci-Fi Trilogy “Retrogression”

Multi-award-winning filmmaker and actor Anthony Hayes is launching an NFT Series in partnership with Mogul Productions. The proceeds from these NFT sales will finance the new sci-fi film trilogy, “Retrogression.”

Retrogression is a feature film that is part of a three part Sci-Fi trilogy directed by highly acclaimed Australian Filmmaker Anthony Hayes. Hayes is the Producer/Director of GOLD starring Zac Efron, which is out around the World now. As an actor he has starred in WAR MACHINE with Brad Pitt, THE ROVER with Robert Pattinson, LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS with Michael Fassbender and ANIMAL KINGDOM with Joel Edgerton.

Retrogression is another big step forward for Mogul as they look to drive positive change in the entertainment industry by leveraging their platform to empower incredible filmmakers to maintain more financial and creative autonomy. This in conjunction with getting passionate film fans involved in the script to screen process enables a community driven approach to getting the next blockbuster made. The NFT collection will be used as a vehicle to help drive financing and launch the film into production.

The Dark Army is a limited edition mint of an exclusive NFT collection of film-based character NFTs drawn from the sci-fi world of Retrogression – a blockbuster, Hollywood film franchise in development set 300 years in the future. The Dark Army are the enforcers of the law on the desperate island of Omega – one of the few habitable land masses left after the devastation of rising seas caused by climate change. The Dark Army police the Slave Factories, where the poor are forced to work, making “green” products for the rich, who live in massive, luxurious floating cities.

The Dark Army NFT collection is one-of-a-kind, incorporating a limited number of random, super-rare NFTs that entitle the holder/s to perks such as an Executive Producer credit on the first Retrogression feature film. Other rare NFTs will entitle the holder to an exclusive on-set visit during filming, while others will entitle the holder to an appearance as a featured player in the film. Each NFT will as a minimum include: Beta testing passes to play the Retrogression game​, a digital image of a costume from the film, location Scout Shots​ NFT, Exclusive access to Behind the Scenes Shots and Interviews​ on FilmCrib.io, Storyboard Art​ NFT, Access to Exclusive Clips​ on FilmCrib.io. The collection ecompasses more than 15 types of holder utility across both physical and virtual.

The collection will be launched on the Ethereum Blockchain as ERC-721 tokens and purchasable in either Ethereum or ERC-20 STARS tokens. The minting process will be a “Lazy Mint” which is where each NFT minted is completely randomized using Chainlink’s provably fair minting system which is integrated into the Mogul platform, giving each buyer an equal opportunity to land a super-rare NFT.

The NFTs will be individually numbered, divided into military ranks and come in gold, chrome and hologram – all in full 3D designs which are displayed in GLB files that enable the holder to get a full 360 degree view of their NFT.

The super-rare NFT of the Dark Army’s leader – General McKinsky – will have a limited mint of only 10 in each color. The total collection size will be 1,530 units. Each NFT will have further utility built in, enabling future integration as character Avatars into various Metaverses where the Retrogression P2E Gaming experience will be hosted. 

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www.retrogression.io 

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Come out to the metaverse, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…

Experience the world of entertainment like never before in the metaverse for film, music, art & fashion.  Mogieland is a homage to Hollywood and is inspired by the traditional landmarks of Hollywood, such as Hollywood Boulevard, Studio City, and more.  

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogie #461 - John Mclane

“Welcome to the party, pals!”

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

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogies #1624 - Neo - Matrix

Mogies are aliens that feed on entertainment.  They look and act like all our favorite characters and Hollywood icons from the past 100 years, even ones that know kung-fu. Mogies are citizens of Mogieland and interact inside the metaverse 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.

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogies #577 - Forrest Gump

“Mogies episodes are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

In animated series, action heroes, heart throbs, gladiators, talk show hosts, villains, aliens, princesses, children’s characters, and various other Hollywood-inspired characters are engaged in epic adventures.

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

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogies #749 - Indiana Jones

“It’s not the years. It’s the mileage.”

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.

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.

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.

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogies #653 - Maximus - Gladiator

“Are you not entertained, Mogieland?”

Mogieland breaks geographical barriers to access exclusive events and brings them globally to a universe where brands, fans, movies, and celebrities can interact. 

There are exciting events coming to Mogieland. It is the metaverse where movies meet blockchain. It’s a virtual place where Mogul will partner with movie producers and celebrities globally to do metaverse movie premieres at traditionally iconic Hollywood locations, and sell tickets in STARS to the premieres.   

Mogies presents the opportunity to join an exclusive community of people who enjoy film, concerts, and CGI art. Each NFT is a key that unlocks access to the Mogul universe, with perks that are both real and in the metaverse.  

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogies #162 - Austin Powers

“It’s a shagadelic future in the Metaverse”

Mogieland is open for everyone from around the world to enjoy all sorts of fun events and games.  When humans enter Mogieland they become Mogies too!  Hollywood is one of the most highly trafficked tourist destinations in the world.  Soon Mogieland will be too.   All powered by STARS tokens. 

When humans enter Mogieland they become Mogies too!

Mogieland visitors will be able to visit the walkaround environment and enjoy the festivities

  • Watch movies with tickets paid for in STARS tokens 
  • Attend concerts
  • Attend fashion shows
  • Buy NFT’s from virtual stores
  • Enjoy hangout areas with other cinema lovers in VR environments to discuss all things entertainment and Mogul 
  • Play to earn in Studio City

Within the Mogieland Mogies NFT holders also 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
  • Attend meet and greets with the stars
  • 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

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.

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogies #793 - Mr. Miyagi

“Mogie Who Catch STARS With Chopsticks, Accomplish Anything.”

We’re not saying you can catch STARS tokens, or movie stars, with special chopsticks in Mogieland.  But we are not saying that you can’t catch them with chopsticks either. All sorts of surprises are being developed behind the scenes.   

Through special Play to Earn (P2E) games and events inside the metaverse, anything can happen especially with props which Mogul can create and develop within the Mogieland metaverse platform. 

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogies #1591 - Alan Hangover

If your friends can’t get together in person for a special event, they can gather in Mogieland from around the world.  Visitors can enjoy the best of the film, television, music, art and fashion world inside Mogieland and the overall NFT and DeFi marketplace.   

Whether it’s an online birthday, a games night or a milestone event, there will be lots of  things to enjoy in Mogieland on your special night with your friends from around the world.  Some Mogies can cause all sorts of trouble inside Mogieland, including epic bachelor parties.

World inside Mogies in Mogieland - NFTs - DeFi - Breaking News

“Let’s go over the ground rules in an alien cosplay. There are no rules!  Except for the hair.  No touching of the hair, or face”

Things can escalate quickly in Mogieland. They can jump up a notch. 

Millions of people across the globe go online to watch or attend entertainment events and attractions.  Major facets of the entertainment industry are already shifting attention and funds into blockchain projects to grow their engagement with the online community.   Mogieland is ready to embrace the blockchain community.  It is the premiere destination for movies, concerts, shows, events and shopping.  

There will be a cosplay policy on treating other Mogies with a level of respect.  Still, the sky’s the limit for the amount of fun and adventures waiting to be had.  “It’s kind of a big deal.”  So stay classy.

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogie NFT Holders - BTS

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 the Mogies animated series airs, the studio version of the pilot episode 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.

Mogul Productions is rapidly expanding its growing list of partners.  Mogie NFT owners will enjoy more of the benefits of these partnerships as more utilities are added in Mogieland.

Mogies in Mogieland - Mogies #469 - White Goodman

“Go on and make your jokes Mr Mogie…Joke-maker! 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 in Mogieland - 1923 Mogies Collection - Film3 by Mogul Productions

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.

Mogul is the NFT marketplace platform for the film, music, art, fashion and entertainment industry.    The STARS token is our native cryptocurrency. The token provides greater access to the Mogul NFT and metaverse platform and is used for staking, governance and community ownership over the success of our NFT Marketplace.

Over the years Mogul has cultivated its team and technology to give you the best experience.  Each day Mogul develops exciting products infused with a strong community spirit.  With so many exciting products from film and entertainment in Mogul’s marketplace, new fans and collectors join our ecosystem daily. 

Mogies in Mogieland - Film3 - The Simpsons - Mogies by CHAVVO Studios

Mogies were designed by 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, Chavvo founder and producer.

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MOGUL x TRACE Metaverse Campaign

This campaign with our new partners, Trace Network Labs is specifically designed for the Mogul Productions Community with the aim to create awareness about the partnership and to make the Mogul community ready for upcoming Metaverse Events. The Trace Network Labs Team has decided to give away $25k + USD worth of rewards for this campaign via their BUDDY NFT Passes! These NFTs will enable you to create real look-alike virtual characters based off your own Avatar and also grant you access to a plethora of virtual events such as Metaverse attending film premieres.

The campaign will have the following 3 stages:

Stage 1: Whitelisting for BUDDY MINT Pass. 1000 Buddy Mint Pass NFTs to be given to the whitelist addresses who complete the gleam campaign. BUDDY Mint pass NFT winners will use it to mint BUDDY Avatar NFTs. The winner’s addresses will be selected at random. (The campaign will be open for 2 weeks). The whitelisted addresses should be ERC 20 polygon (Non exchange) 

Click here to learn how to Mint a BUDDY NFT.

Follow the steps to get started on the Gleam campaign and win your free NFT!

Stage 2: For those who complete a BUDDY Mint Pass, they will have access to receive a free mint for an animation NFT which can be minted from the Trace website. (This will be open for one week after Stage 1 finishes)

Stage 3: Holders will receive digital wearable NFTs for the those who post their BUDDY Avatar GIFs on their Twitter Handle and tag @trace_network & use the hashtag #BUDDY (1 week duration for submission).

How to get involved:

  1. The Whitelisting Process will be based on completion of the following simple steps:

Retweet the Trace & Mogul Productions partnership tweet.

*Winner will be contacted via email within 2 weeks of the campaign commencing. Steps to complete Stage 2 and 3 will also be included via email*

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Mogies Collection & Rarity Information

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. 

What are Mogies?

The Hollywood sign is turning 100, and the Mogies are celebrating! 😎

​​Mogies are a NFT collection of 1923 NFTs inspired by the last 100 years of Hollywood characters and personalities in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Hollywood sign being erected. This parody collection is to pay homage to the top entertainers and creators that helped Hollywood become what it is today, and create a standard for the next 100 years of filmmaking that will occur within Film3 – a movement spearheaded by Mogul and our community to empower creators to create movies and content in more fan exclusive ways using blockchain technology in the Metaverse. Mogul is where movies meet blockchain through DeFi, NFTs – and now, the Metaverse through Mogies and Mogieland.

Enter Mogies – the characters of the Metaverse. Enter Mogieland. The Metaverse for Movies. 

Mogies in Mogieland - Characters of the Metaverse

Mogies are aliens that feed on entertainment. They love it! They have come to Earth because it’s the biggest source of entertainment in the universe. Humans are humans until they enter Mogieland, and then, when they enter, they become a Mogie.

Mogies are the citizens of Mogieland. They look and act like all our favorite film and TV characters and Hollywood icons from the past 100 years. In actuality, they are aliens from an advanced race that use “lasers” to transform the landscape in the blink of an eye. They feed off entertainment as energy, and travel across the Universe absorbing this vital resource, sucking intelligent worlds dry and moving along to the next. Earth stands to be the biggest source of entertainment and salvation because when our little Mogies get bored, they die. Ultimately, they’re passionate cosplayers and the biggest fans in the galaxy. Mogieland is their Comic-Con, and they have every intention to ensure it lasts forever.

Mogies - Citizens of Mogieland - NFT collection

What is Mogieland?

250 MILES EAST OF HOLLYWOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MOJAVE DESERT. 

Population: 1923.

Amidst scrub brush and desert dunes, a UFO landed and then obscured 10 sq. miles in a region now known as THE BLUR —- 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.

Mogieland is where Mogies live, and is a Metaverse inspired by the traditional landmarks of Hollywood. Hollywood is a larger-than-life characterization of the entertainment industry and has become a top place in the world for tourism – but not everyone across the world can experience the glamor and excitement of Tinseltown… 

Enter Mogieland. It’s the Metaverse for film, where cultural attractions, movie premieres, red carpet events, concerts, and even celebrity sightings are brought to the world of Film3.   A place where the Greek Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre, and even Studio City are represented by their transitory counterpart in Mogieland – powered by STARS tokens. Mogies can spend the morning playing-to-earn in Studio City,  the afternoon catching celebrities at Runyon Canyon, and the evening at the Hollywood sign overlooking the energy of Mogieland’s latest film premiere. 

Mogies in Mogieland - STAR on the Walk of Fame - Mogul

Own your own STAR on the Walk of Fame!

In Mogieland, users will be able to buy their own land, build, take their Mogies to film premieres, movie theaters, red carpet events, concerts, fashion shows, and even play games to earn in Studio City. It’s a virtual place where Mogul partners with movies, celebrities, entertainers, fashion icons and other star studded individuals globally to do Metaverse movie premieres at traditionally iconic Hollywood locations, and sell tickets in STARS  where holders will be able to virtually meet and socialize with all these industry Moguls. Mogieland breaks geographical barriers to access exclusive events and brings them global in a universe where brands, fans, movies, and celebrities can meet, collaborate, and create where movies meet blockchain.

Hollywood in Mogieland - Powered by STARS tokens - NFTs

What will I be able to do in Mogieland?

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

Within Mogieland, visitors will be able to: 

  • Attend movie premieres 
  • Mingle with creators and get behind-the-scenes looks 
  • Attend first screening viewings of films partnered with Mogul 
  • 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.

How do I purchase a Mogie?

Mogies are ERC721 NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain and can only be purchased through the Mogul NFT marketplace in the primary market. In the secondary market, Mogies will be available on the Mogul Marketplace, OpenSea, Rarible, and LooksRare. The Mogie that a purchaser will receive is verifiably random

There are 1923 total NFTs which will be issued in the following phases. Mogies are sold in ETH, but can be purchased in ERC20 STARS tokens at a 10% discount to reward our holders.

Four phases of the sale:

  • Phase 1: Dutch Auction
    • A dutch auction for the general public starting at 1 ETH that includes 800 Mogies. This is available for everyone globally and will have 24 hour tiers
      • 1 ETH tier lasts 24 hours
      • 0.8 ETH tier lasts 24 hours
      • 0.6 ETH tier lasts 24 hours
      • 0.4 ETH tier lasts 24 hours
      • 0.2 ETH tier lasts 24 hours 
    • The pricing for the next phase will equal the price paid for the last NFT sold during the dutch auction
      • If all 800 NFTs sell at the 1 ETH level, then the price of the next phase will be 1 ETH
      • If the 800 NFTs do not sell during the dutch auction, the remainder will be allocated to the public sale 
  • Phase 2: Whitelist Sale for Access Pass holders only 
  • Phase 3: Public Sale – 72 hours
  • 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: Rebate + Reveal

If the total number of NFTs allocated for public and whitelist sale do not sell out, then the first purchasers of Mogies through the Dutch auction will have the opportunity to mint the remaining Mogies for free (aside from the gas fee required) after 72 hours of the public sale has passed. For example, if there are 15 Mogies left unsold, then the first 15 purchasers through the dutch auction will have their wallet address whitelisted to mint 1 Mogie each for free after the public sale. 

How does the Whitelist work?

Owners of Mogul Access Passes will be the only people eligible for the whitelist. Access Passes can be purchased here: https://opensea.io/collection/mogul-nft 

There are 5 tiers of Access Passes that are granted the utility to mint a Mogie in the whitelist phase. The benefit of the whitelist phase is that you are guaranteed to be able to mint a Mogie at the lowest price offered through the dutch auction during a specific window. 

There are 1,073 NFTs allocated for whitelist spots, and addresses are whitelisted according to the tier of Access Pass they own on a first-come-first-serve basis. Access Pass holders can mint any number of Mogies they wish at the lowest price of the dutch auction. 

In the event that the 1,073 Mogies do not sell out, then the sale will enter the next stage – the public sale. In the event they do sell out, then there will be no public sale and the sale will enter the phase of Rebate & Reveal

What utility comes with Mogies ownership?

Extra perks and bonuses come to the primary purchaser of a Mogie based on how early they have purchased.

Tier Purchased:  1 ETH

  • 1.5x STARS rebate when purchased in ETH
    • 1x STARS rebate when purchased in STARS
  • First 5 unique sales (unique addresses) receive a complimentary Backstage Access Pass
  • Next 5 unique sales (unique addresses) receive a complimentary VIP Access Pass
  • Next 200 unique sales receive a complimentary All Access Pass
  • All purchasers at this tier receive a gold embossed derivative of their Mogie that is part of the exclusive Mogie Derivative Collection

Tier Purchased:  0.8 ETH

  • 1.3x STARS rebate when purchased in ETH
    • 1x STARS rebate when purchased in STARS
  • All purchasers at this tier receive a silver embossed derivative of their Mogie

Tier Purchased:  0.6 ETH

  • 1x STARS rebate when purchased in ETH or STARS 

All Purchasers:  

  • Private Discord channel only for Mogies holders
  • Tickets to all future Mogies IRL events, including the first-ever event at Futurist Conference with exclusive IRL experiences for Mogies holders (bonus VIP experiences for those who hold an Access Pass and a Mogie)
  • Whitelist to all future Mogie derivative drops 
  • Holders will receive an NFT of the first episode of the Mogies animated series for an exclusive copy of the episode 
  • Select holders may receive Thank You credits at the end of the Mogies animated series episodes
  • Holders will be able to purchase a 3D figurine of their Mogie (only owners) in STARS tokens 
  • Access to exclusive Mogie virtual meetups and events hosted in Mogieland
  • 50% of all 7.5% secondary market royalties will go directly towards growing the Mogies and Mogieland ecosystem for further STARS holder utility 
  • 10% of all future rewards accruing from the Mogies animated series, wearables, collectibles, or line of figurines will be distributed to holders as rewards quarterly
  • Invites to virtual events with the creators of Mogies to see behind-the-scenes with world-class animators of the Simpsons and King of the Hill
  • Exclusive access to future premieres in Mogieland and other metaverses (red carpets, launch concerts, exclusive pilots and screenings of the Mogies animated series)
  • Exclusive first-access to meet and greets
  • Backstage access to behind-the-scenes content from the creation of the Mogies animated series
  • Discounts on wearables and experiences in Mogieland
  • Free allocation of 1 randomized plot of land in Mogieland
  • First access to purchase land at a 20% discount in Mogieland

Remember: All purchases on the Mogul platform can be done in STARS tokens and the purchaser will receive a 10% discount on their purchase for purchasing in STARS

Mogie Holders in Mogieland - ERC20 STARS tokens - Mogie and Access Pass

How does the STARS rebate work?

A rebate is a bonus given to a purchaser to reward them for purchasing early. 

Example: 

  • Let’s say a user purchases a Mogie for 1 ETH and the dutch auction closes at 0.6 ETH
  • 1 ETH minus 0.6 ETH is 0.4 ETH. This is the amount of ETH that will be eligible for a rebate
  • Let’s assume the price of STARS is 5 cents and the price of ETH is $3000
  • 0.4 ETH therefore is $1200, which is the amount eligible for the STARS rebate
  • Since the user purchased at 1 ETH, the $1200 delta between their purchase price and the lowest price in the dutch auction is multiplied by 1.5x. Therefore, the user gets an $1800 rebate in STARS tokens 
  • Since STARS tokens are valued at 5 cents, the user will receive 36,000 STARS as a rebate

The rebate coupled with other bonuses make it more advantageous for a user to purchase a Mogie early.

What is the Mogies derivative collection?

Mogies derivatives are part of a separate NFT collection and contract separate, but linked, to the official Mogies collection to maintain the provenance and collectibility of the original Mogies. Derivatives of Mogies, such as the gold embossed and silver embossed Mogies, will live in this collection to reward Mogies holders.

The gold embossed Mogies, which are gifted to the first purchasers of Mogies in the dutch auction, will forever be stamped in the Mogieland Hall of Fame. 

This collection is meant for rare spinoffs, fashion items, and event-driven NFTs related to Mogies and Mogieland for collectors, fans, and users. 

Mogies in Mogieland - NFT Collection - Chavvo Studios The Simpsons

The Artists

Mogies were created by Erick Tran and his team at Chavvo Studios in partnership with Mogul Productions. 

Erick Tran and his team at Chavvo are the animators of the Simpsons and King of the Hill. He and his team have won Telly, Emmy, and Peabody awards for their work. They were responsible for the design of the Simpsons ride at Universal Studios, have consulted with Electronic Arts on the Simpsons video games, and played an integral role in the development of the virtual reality roller coaster rides at Universal Studios Japan; including Doraemon, Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, and more. Their experience in licensing, merchandising, animation, and video games for multi-billion dollar franchises will help propel Mogieland and Mogies to the next level as Mogul’s co-partners.

How were Mogies made?

Mogies are all 1/1 NFTs that are sculpted individually using computer generated imagery (CGI). There was no programming used to copy characteristics from one Mogie to another – each was hand sculpted. 

The first step in creating a Mogie was to have the design team create character references and hand-drawn 2D sketches of the character. Then, each character goes through a rigging process to create the 3D skeletal model of the character. This allows the character to easily be transformed into animated versions of themselves. The last step is to bring the characters to life with the Mogies animators.

If Mogies were 2D characters, and did not go through this process, they could not exist in a 3D space like the Metaverse. Mogies, due to this rigorous design process, can easily walk through the space and live in Mogieland.

How are Mogies rarities determined? 

Mogies have 7 different facial expressions that are based on the 7 universal emotions that humans wear on their face. These facial expressions will play a role in how their characters will interact in future Mogies series’ and creative concepts.

Mogies have 5 tiers of rarity, which are denoted from the background in the NFT:

Mogies in Mogieland - 5 Tiers of Rarity - NFT
  1. Anger
  2. Fear
  3. Disgust 
  4. Happy
  5. Sad
  6. Surprise
  7. Contempt

These expressions were assigned custom to each Mogie based on their perceived personality.

Mogies also have a STAR Ranking in their metadata, which is a score out of 100 denoting the popularity of the Mogie in Mogieland.

There are a select number of Mogies that have angel wings. If the actor that played the Mogie character passed away outside of Mogieland at the time of the mint, their Mogie character has been represented with angel wings. 

There are several different colors of flat backgrounds in Tier 5 Mogies. These were chosen on an aesthetic basis by the animators of the Mogies and colors were grouped together with families of Mogie characters. 

For more information please visit the Mogies NFT Utility page.

https://my.mogulproductions.com/platform/mogie/utility

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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

DEADLINE

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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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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Global Web3 metaverse and tax initiatives continue in the face of a market meltdown

CoinTelegraph

Web3 developers, institutional investors and regulators preparing to tax metaverse profits remain stable despite all the turbulence in the digital assets market.

Immune to the digital asset market’s manic depressive volatility, Web3 developers, institutional investors, and regulators preparing to tax metaverse profits are calmly continuing with business as usual across the world.

The NFT bear market might have cautioned high-level financiers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as central banks start to tighten monetary policy against a backdrop of slowing economic activity. And gone are the days when central bankers fretted hedge fund managers — they are more concerned about the new crowd at the door, the “Metaversians,” who are digitizing various aspects of life in 3D with artificial intelligence.

Read more at CoinTelegraph …

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Mogul Productions Partners with Globally Acclaimed Actor, Filmmaker & Poet David Bianchi

Mogul Community to be given early access to David Bianchi’s latest NFT drop “SENSES”

Mogul Productions partners with David Bianchi and his new NFT collection, SENSES, to help shine a light on his latest masterpiece which bridges spoken word poetry and generative fine art. This will allow Mogul’s core community of film lovers the chance to get early access to one of the most anticipated NFT drops of 2022.

David Bianchi is a multi-hyphenate artist. Globally known as an actor, filmmaker, and spoken word poet. He seamlessly blends together these passions in his very own art genre he calls Spinema™ (Spinning cinema through spoken word).  These poetic-cinematic experiences are currently taking the NFT art space by storm, leading to tens of thousands of dollars being donated to charity.

As an actor/filmmaker, David 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.

His latest collection, SENSES, is centered around 100 philosophical poems (written by David) on the human experience inspired by the five human senses. PLS&TY strategically produced the music to fit the Solfeggio frequencies, (Hz frequencies that are proven to heal the mind-body and elevate the chakras). The generative psychedelic art by technologist Dogan Demir is coded from mathematical data informed by recordings of David’s voice.  Each NFT layer is owned by the collector including a hidden layer of the poetry signed by David including global sales and publishing rights of the written poetry.



David says, “The work has a cinematic energy about it, through massive collaboration of over 20 people, original score, conceptual art and epic sound scapes. Holders will have access to an exclusive sound bath experience in Spatial plus IRL activations in major markets.”

The Mogul community will be granted 60 “Allow list” spots which will enable them to secure the SENSES NFT prior to the public sale on June 9th for 0.15 ETH, with one mint per wallet. Full info on the collection can be found here.

The allow list spots will be on a first come basis and the Mogul community will need to do the following to secure a spot:

Send a DM on Twitter to the official SENSES account and include the following information

  1. Write “Mogul List”
  2. Provide ETH wallet address
  3. Provide Name
  4. Provide Email 

The SENSES team will then be in touch to arrange mint information for the NFT.

“Mogul stands for more than just cinema in Film3. They stand for good art and a strong community with bold intentions. Which is why we’re certain SENSES will speak to the Mogul Community! It is my pleasure to collaborate with such trailblazers, now and in the future to come.” – David Bianchi

We are excited to align with David to help support his amazing new collection SENSES, and provide our community access to some really unique NFTs. David is one of the leaders within the Film3 movement and this is an exciting first step as we continue to develop our partnership with him moving forward! Jake Fraser, Head of Business Development, Mogul Productions

As Mogul and David Bianchi continue to help pioneer the Film3 movement and bring entertainment fans into the world of Crypto, there will no doubt be some more exciting news between both parties in the near future.

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.

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Mogul Partners With Arabian Camels NFT To Help Launch Upcoming $50M Feature Film “Antara”

Mogul Productions is excited to partner with Arabian Camels NFT, the $50M NFT collection behind the upcoming featured film “Antara”.

Antara is a 6th Century swords and sandals epic that is to be directed by Tarsem Singh. It tells the true story of Antara Ibn Shaddad, a black slave who won his freedom and became a knight, and one of the most famous poets in ancient Arabia. Antara became an icon of Arabic literature and a monument for the warrior code of ancient Arabia. 

The Arabian Camels NFT Collection

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. 

“We have received fantastic support from the film and crypto community in helping bring the epic story of “Antara” to life via our Arabian Camels NFT. We are delighted to be aligning with an innovative platform like Mogul which is helping lead the charge to bridge the film industry and the crypto industry,” Alexander Amartei, Arabian Camels Producer, said.

At the 75th Cannes Film Festival anniversary, the subject of NFTs is taking the main stage. The Arabian Camels are making noise in Cannes and Monte Carlo this year, as they present their NFT collection for the upcoming Antara movie.  Their model is leading the way toward the future of Hollywood, with their convergence of NFTs, DeFi, Web 3 community and movies.

Mogul has reserved an exclusive allotment of the Arabian Camels collection on their NFT marketplace, to help drive funding for the “Antara” movie.

This strategic partnership is designed to shine a spotlight on the fantastic work the Arabian Camels team has done, and use Mogul Productions’ platform to elevate funding and film awareness. 

“A huge part of what we strive to do at Mogul is to leverage the power of the crowd to bring incredible stories to life. The story of Antara is fascinating and there has already been so much success and interest around it via the Arabian Camels NFT. We are thrilled to offer our community the chance to get involved in the action and assist in bringing the film to life,” Jake Fraser, Mogul Productions’ Head of Business Development, said. 

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. 

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