HOLLYWOOD 2.0

The Fintech Platform for the Entertainment Industry

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About

MovieCoin is a next-generation financial technology company focused on leveraging blockchain technology, digital assets and proprietary applications to become the leading entertainment settlement and transaction platform for businesses and consumers and the standard currency for funding motion pictures, television and other media. Read more

The Company has operations spanning content finance and production, business and consumer services and technology development and licensing. MovieCoin’s content finance and production businesses offer programmatic ownership of filmed entertainment assets to financial investors seeking institutionalized exposure to premium content, while its digital assets platform provides businesses with innovative solutions to streamline operations and entertainment enthusiasts with unique and more engaging ways to participate in the movie experience.

The Company was founded in 2017 by Christopher Woodrow in partnership with BANKEX and has offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Santa Monica, California.Hide

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Roadmap

  • November

    2017
    Company Launch
    • MovieCoin was founded by Christopher Woodrow in partnership with BANKEX, a leading fintech company with expertise in developing blockchain solutions
    • MovieCoin closes Series A funding with BANKEX
  • Quarter 1

    2018
    Platform Design
    • BANKEX begins to tailor its existing proprietary applications for the needs of the filmed entertainment business.
    • Moviecoin Tokens are designed as an entertainment industry cryptocurrency, supported by smart contracts, representing the value for goods and services in the MovieCoin ecosystem.
    Team Building
    • MovieCoin appoints former COO at Participant Media, Jeff Ivers, as Chief Operating Officer
    • Marty Pompadur is appointed to the Board of Directors
    • MovieCoin announces the formation of an Advisory Board; members have diverse backgrounds in film production, studio management, investment banking, technology and venture capital
  • Quarter 2

    2018
    Community Building
    • MovieCoin attends blockchain events around the world and the Cannes Film Festival
    • MovieCoin begins to receive media exposure and seeks strategic partnerships with a consortium of progressive companies to develop and proliferate blockchain technology
  • Quarter 3

    2018
    MovieCoin Smart Fund & MovieCoin Exchange
    • MovieCoin Smart Fund (MSF) is structured to be enhanced by smart contracts that automate the document flow typical for a movie fund, introducing new efficiency and transparency for investors
    • Technology building to support the MovieCoin exchange is initiated. The groundbreaking MovieCoin Exchange Terminal is designed to create a robust secondary market for film investment
  • Quarter 4

    2018
    Capital Raising & Token Sales
    • MovieCoin to close Series B and Series C funding following roadshows seeking participation from a global base of institutional investors
    • MovieCoin launches sale for Moviecoin Tokens and MovieCoin Smart Fund Tokens
  • Quarter 1

    2019
    MovieCoin Smart Fund Launches

    The MovieCoin Smart Fund is launched as a program to finance and own a portfolio of wide-release, feature-length major motion pictures. Investments are to be funded from proceeds of equity securities, security-backed tokens and from borrowings under a credit facility

    Content Financing Activities Commence
    • MovieCoin finances its initial films via the MovieCoin Smart Fund
    • MovieCoin provides production financing through MSF Tokens as proof-of-concept
  • Quarter 2

    2019
    Consumer Portal Movie.io Launched

    Movie.io is launched as an innovative, online, mobile-friendly portal designed to create more engaging experiences for film fans using Moviecoin Tokens

    Platform Validation

    MovieCoin continues to develop and build the MovieCoin platform, wallet and exchange that will unlock access, liquidity and transparency for entertainment investors and businesses

  • Quarter 3

    2019
    Essential Platform Modules Complete

    Key functionalities of the platform are finalized based on data and feedback collected by users

    MovieCoin Exchange Terminal Activated

    Fund investors can begin to access secondary market liquidity for content investments (subject to applicable securities regulations)

  • Quarter 1

    2020
    MovieCoin Licenses and Monetizes Platform

    Fund investors can begin to access secondary market liquidity for content investments (subject to applicable securities regulations).

    MovieCoin Films Released Theatrically

    Initial films financed by the MovieCoin Smart Fund are released theatrically worldwide

  • Quarter 1

    2021
    MovieCoin Expansion
    • Serialized funds launched (MovieCoin Smart Fund II, MovieCoin Asia Film Fund)
    • MovieCoin JVs in China and India
    • MovieCoin enters new content (Television)
Team
  • Christopher Woodrow
    Christopher Woodrow
    Chairman and CEO
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    Christopher Woodrow

    Chairman and CEO

    Mr. Woodrow is responsible for guiding the strategic vision of the company and he oversees the global development of its brand and franchise. He has financed and produced numerous notable feature films including the box office successes "Black Mass" and "Hacksaw Ridge" as well as the critically acclaimed hit "Birdman." Mr. Woodrow’s films have grossed in excess of $700 million worldwide and been nominated for 16 Academy Awards® and won 6 Oscars® including Best Picture.

  • Jeff Ivers
    Jeff Ivers
    Chief Operating Officer
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    Jeff Ivers

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Ivers is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company and he oversees the execution of its strategic plan. He is the former COO and CFO at Participant Media, where he negotiated investments in over 70 films, including Academy Award winners “Spotlight,” “Lincoln” and “The Help,” along with investments in other media companies including Summit Entertainment. Mr. Ivers was previously a senior executive at MGM/UA Home Entertainment, Motion Picture Corporation of America and Orion Pictures.

  • Blaine Johnston
    Blaine Johnston
    EVP of Global Strategy
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    Blaine Johnston

    EVP of Global Strategy

    Mr. Johnston is responsible for implementing global strategic initiatives for the company and he works closely with the office of the CEO. He served as EVP and Managing Director at Vendian Entertainment and VP of Business Development at Worldview Entertainment. Mr. Johnston has over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry as a transactional attorney and investment manager. He holds a J.D./M.B.A. and a B.S. in Biology from Samford University.

  • Wendy Rutland
    Wendy Rutland
    Head of Business Development
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    Wendy Rutland

    Head of Business Development

    Ms. Rutland is responsible for global business development strategies for the company and she plays a key role in capital raising efforts. She has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry including content acquisition and valuation, raising capital, film finance, sales and distribution. Ms. Rutland has spent half of her life living in the UK and has an extensive worldwide network. She is the recipient of a British Independent Film Award and holds an M.B.A. from Cass Business School, London.

  • Elexa Ruth
    Elexa Ruth
    SVP of Corporate Affairs
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    Elexa Ruth

    SVP of Corporate Affairs

    Ms. Ruth is responsible for creating and implementing the communications strategy for the company and she oversees global business operations. She served as VP of Operations at Vendian Entertainment and worked in the Office of the CEO at Worldview Entertainment, where she gained extensive experience structuring the financing for motion picture transactions. Ms. Ruth co-produced the box office success “Hacksaw Ridge.” She holds a B.A. in English from Tulane University and serves on the Board of Trustees at Aspen Film.

  • Zlata Baldekova
    Zlata Baldekova
    SVP of Strategic Partnerships
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    Zlata Baldekova

    SVP of Strategic Partnerships

    Ms. Baldekova is responsible for developing strategic partnerships and implementing global business development initiatives. She has 10 over years experience consulting for family offices and high-net-worth individuals and previously worked in management consulting and strategy at Deloitte and KPMG. Ms. Baldekova performed her undergraduate studies at Boston University.

  • Marcello Mari
    Marcello Mari
    Head of Marketing and Public Relations
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    Marcello Mari

    Head of Marketing and Public Relations

    Mr. Mari is responsible for coordinating global marketing and public relations. He has extensive experience working on successful blockchain projects including SingularityNET, a decentralized Artificial Intelligence platform, and TaTaTu, a social entertainment platform, which raised $575 million in private capital. Prior to this, Mr. Mari was a contributor to some of the most prominent international technology publications such as TechCrunch, Wired Italy, Business Insider and The Guardian.

Advisors
  • Charlie Corwin
    Charlie Corwin
    Advisor

    Advisor

    Mr. Corwin was previously CEO at Imagine Entertainment, Co-Chairman and CEO at Endemol Shine North America and Co-Founder and CEO at Original Media. He has produced numerous acclaimed feature films and overseen the development of some of the U.S.'s most successful TV series and is widely considered an innovator for his creation of subculture specific docu-series such as “Miami Ink” and its popular spinoffs, as well as the breakout successes “Swamp People” and “Storm Chasers.”

  • Cassian Elwes
    Cassian Elwes
    Advisor

    Advisor

    Mr. Elwes is one of Hollywood’s leading independent film producers and the former Co-Head of William Morris Independent, where he arranged financing and distribution for over 250 films including hits such as “Monster’s Ball” and “Slingblade.” Since his departure in 2009, Mr. Elwes has produced or executive produced over 60 films, including “Mudbound,” “The Butler” and “Dallas Buyers Club.”

  • Fehmi Zeko
    Fehmi Zeko
    Advisor
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    Fehmi Zeko

    Advisor

    Mr. Zeko was Vice Chairman, Global Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is a visionary financial executive, market strategist and business development leader with proven record of helping global TMT clients build great companies and deliver profitable growth through landmark M&A, turnaround and growth initiatives.

  • Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski
    Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski
    Advisor
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    Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski

    Advisor

    Mr. Luna-Ostaseski is a General Partner at Upshift Capital, where he has advised and invested in over 30 Silicon Valley startups in the last three years including Lendinghome, Surfair, Thumbtack and Uber. He co-founded the home improvement marketplace Modernize.com, where he was responsible for building the GTM strategy, from developing strategic partnerships and various sales channels to scaling the sales organization.

  • J.C. Oliver
    J.C. Oliver
    Advisor
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    J.C. Oliver

    Advisor

    Mr. Oliver is an award-winning digital creative, strategist and investor with 25 years of media experience. He is the Global Chief Creative Officer at Unlockd, a revolutionary platform that rewards partners, advertisers and consumers for time spent on mobile devices. Mr. Oliver was previously the Global CCO at AOL and he spent 10 years as the Head of Innovation at Microsoft.

  • Lauren Selig
    Lauren Selig
    Advisor
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    Lauren Selig

    Advisor

    Ms. Selig is an entrepreneur and executive with a 20-year track record of global impact in the media, real estate and start-up communities. She has executive produced over 20 feature films including the box office successes “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Lone Survivor.” Ms. Selig is an active crypto investor and advisor to blockchain-based companies including Lottery.com and WAX.

  • Marcus Segal
    Marcus Segal
    Advisor
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    Marcus Segal

    Advisor

    Mr. Segal is an experienced strategist and operations leader with over 17 years of experience building and scaling companies in Silicon Valley. He spent 7 years at Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA) overseeing the development of games like “Farmville,” “Cityville” and “Words with Friends” that have delivered billions in revenue and delighted more than 300 million players around the world. Prior to Zynga, Mr. Segal served as the CFO of Vindicia (sold to Amdocs), and COO of Emusic.com (Nasdaq: EMUS, sold to Vivendi Universal).

  • Scott Walker
    Scott Walker
    Advisor
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    Scott Walker

    Advisor

    Mr. Walker is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of DNA, one of the world’s premiere crypto venture funds. He has invested in numerous early-stage crowdsales including Ethereum, EOS, Storj, CVC, Blockv, Funfair and dozens of others. Mr. Walker is one of the most knowledgeable and connected crypto investors in the sector.

BANKEX
  • Igor Khmel
    Igor Khmel
    Founder and CEO
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    Igor Khmel

    Founder and CEO

    Mr. Khmel is a Stanford GSB M.B.A. graduate and he also holds degrees in Economics and Physics. He worked in Management Consulting at McKinsey & Co. and Deloitte focused on corporate finance and in investment & trading at Citadel. Mr. Khmel then founded a number of technology startups in California before founding the fintech lab at Sberbank, the largest bank in Eastern European.

  • Syed Hussain
    Syed Hussain
    Chief Commercial Officer
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    Syed Hussain

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Mr. Hussain is responsible for global commercial strategy including sales, marketing and partnerships. He is a seasoned executive with deep experiences in both an entrepreneurial capacity as well as in a variety of leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Hussain's career spans across a number of industries such as financial Services, technology, life sciences and distribution, where he has served as Director, CRO, CSO and CIO. He has also launched multiple ventures that have included successful exits.

  • Andrei Gunin
    Andrei Gunin
    Chief Financial Officer
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    Andrei Gunin

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Gunin is a finance and investment professional with more than 20 years of experience in the retail, telecommunications and fintech sectors. Prior to joining BANKEX, he spent two years successfully developing and working with a number of start-ups and fintech companies. Mr. Gunin also spent six years as Chief Financial Officer at Svyaznoy, Russia’s largest mobile phone retailer, and 5 years at Rolf, the largest car distributor and retailer. He started his career in 1996 at PricewaterhouseCoopers. During the last 10 years, Mr. Gunin has been featured several times in the business rating of top 1,000 managers in Russia. He has a degree in economics and finance and holds M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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