What do BAFTA, Sundance, Warner Dig., E-Online... Have in common? Following @ViewerProduced
Where you vote on video ballots as Producers and win perks
Be a contestant from home - not just a spectator of reality TV Voters: Cast ballots for free and contribute by consensus to production
Players: Crowd fund per ballot to garner Perks and even Points in a production
Win 3 productions in a row and become Honorary Producer at Large (HPL)
Win 3 as HPL to become Executive Producer at Large (EPL)
Win 3 as EPL to create a Patron Account (PA)
Sponsors: Bid for points to provide a production (crew, actors, product placers, caterers...) After you register 1. Watch Video-Ballots sent to your account/mobile 2. Voters: cast ballots on your preference 3. Players: cast ballots on what you believe will be the direction production takes 4. All voters, win or lose, get a copy of production. 5. Winners may get name in credits and even points in a production
No longer is production steered by a few industry players. We can all choose; genre, script, cast ... as a director requests votes, without compromising artistic integrity.
Theaters that dedicate screens to Viewer Productions help focus creative juices on quality films while leveling the field between studios, agencies, distributors, theaters and the rest of the world participating at seat level.
Call it Crowdfunding, Interactive Reality Programming or Free Market Enterprising, we know what the public wants because they tell us with each ballot they cast.
Public wielding power in decentralized democratic fashion, eliminates abuse (#MeToo) No casting couch improprieties, no political agendas forced on us, just pure entertainment by consensus.
In honor of your theaters helping unite production with public, all your employees and registered members of any Film Festival are granted Executive Producer(EP) status like any accredited member of the industry. And each EP is entitled to bring on three friends as an Associate Producer(AP)!
So, roll 'em, to warm seats for your guests and treats, uniquely benefitting from their #ViewerProduced features in your theater.
In 2007 when the writers in Hollywood were striking, I was visiting a friend in Studio City. As a writer I was empathetic to their plight and decided to make the short drive to Burbank and join the picket lines.
Later that night I had an epiphany on how to secure better footing for the writers in Hollywood which involved, in part, circumventing studios. It is by pure coincidence the #MeToo movement was about to gain traction.
The following morning while having coffee at The Bean on Beverly Glen Blvd., I sat to share a table with a stranger...
"Do you mind if I break into that with you?" I asked of his untouched newspaper in its protective plastic covering.
"Yes." He retorted.
Not to be put out, I asked; "Well, do you know where I might find one of my own."
"There's a box down the street" He said, as he flubbed his hand in its general direction.
At this point his two companions were seating themselves at the table next to him when I replied. "Well, would you mind running down and grabbing one for me?"
His friends burst out laughing as I recognized, beneath the bill of his baseball cap, he was the actor I raced home from school to watch every day as a child. The other two were his agent and a writer with whom he had worked. In the course of the ensuing conversation, I shared my previous night's epiphany about Viewer Productions.
The agent asked me to 'pitch' his office on my idea as a Reality series: 'For the general public to follow, (crowd) fund, and win perks or profit, from anywhere in the world.'
My goal was to circumvent the stronghold that studios and venues (theater chains) have on production. By decentralizing the process, we can release bottlenecks in production and distribution, as well as the suppressed creativity and fair market values.
In Viewer Productions, creatives have a democratized platform, and the public has the opportunity to participate in the theme, subject and even genre produced.
Viewer Productions, as a cooperative on the eBitome.com platform, represents a revolutionary and fundamental shift of industry from profit to purpose.
By enabling the complete food chain to participate, from production to consumption, we create an Open Industry of peer-to-peer equality, transparency and privacy in promotion of liberty.