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It’s no secret that the Hollywood system determines whose movies get made and whose movies get watched—the rest never see the light of day…or the dark of the theater.
The fact is: Hollywood is a monopoly.
50,000 films are made every year, but the general public only sees 200 of them. Why? It’s simple: Hollywood restricts filmmaking and movie viewing. For the last 100 years, Hollywood has been a closed-shop that excludes people and maintains price control. Additionally, thousands of talented filmmakers and writers have stories ready to be made, but no resources with which to make them – no financing, equipment or hope for distribution.
That's why we created Movie Cloud™.
Movie Cloud™ will be the online destination for the movie-going and independent filmmaking 99% -- a full working movie studio, a resource center that offers people the tools they need to make their own movies (including screenwriting software, budgeting software, etc.), a movie bank (for people to have access to funds to make their movies), a movie theatre, and a social network for collaborating and creating.
Would you like to see the 49,800 independent features that are made every year that Hollywood says you can’t see? Movie Cloud removes the filters (studios, studio execs, managers, festival selection committees, juries, agents, distributors, marketers, theater programmers and film buyers) that prevent so many great scripts from being made, and so many great films from being seen, by letting the consumer decide which movies get made, and which movies they want to see.
Major studios from Sony to Warner Bros. have met with us about Movie Cloud™, and we've been approached with seven-figure offers to sell Movie Cloud™. We’ve turned them all down. Why? Because this is a revolution. A revolution for the people – for the viewers, for the filmmakers – and we want YOU, not studio executives, to control the movies you see and make.
With your help, the Hollywood monopoly will be over.
What is Movie Cloud™?
Movie Cloud™ is a global, one-stop, open architecture, web-centered movie studio. movie bank and on-demand movie theatre theatre for the 50,000+ comedies, dramas, thrillers, romcoms, documentaries and more that you never get to see. Just as Amazon has become the World's Biggest Bookstore, Movie Cloud will be the World's Biggest Movie Theatre. In addition. we'll have the movie-making tools you'll need to make your own movies (software, tutorials, databases, contacts, directories, checklists, agreements, legal forms, access to financing-funds) all in the cloud.
Movie Cloud has three main components and 15 sub-components (diagram below)...
1. Movie Studio (Millions of virtual production offices and theatres for writers, filmmakers, actors, directors, producers, movie fans and more)
2. Movie Bank ($175 Million in potential production funds)
3. Movie Theater (50,000 independent films/year)
…All of which are seamlessly powered by a social network that enhances how you view, share, make, fund and market movies by yourself or with others.
How It Helps Filmmakers
At Movie Cloud™ you will have access to the same software, resources, contacts and funds as the Hollywood A-Listers who spend $20,000-$30,000/month for big studio offices where they churn out the same old movie franchises. What a waste.
At Movie Cloud™, you’ll also have a similar virtual production office with guaranteed marketing opportunities, worldwide distribution and revenue streams for your films. You can set up your secure office for your crew and team to view (and rewrite) the latest script, post notes on upcoming productions, collaborate, work on budgets, set up call times and more. Plus, you’ll soon have an exclusive right to utilize our Movie Banker™ for financing, with projected millions in crowdsourced funds. The next thing you know, YOU will have created a blockbuster…not Hollywood.
One of the biggest questions we've been asked about the software is, "What makes it so different than the others?" With over 30 years of combined experience in film education and development, we know what people want. An example of the screenwriting software we've been developing: Imagine you're a screenwriter in Chicago or Kiev or Los Angeles, and you're writing a script where a part calls for a Female, 22-26, Blonde Hair, 140 pounds with a British accent. We'll also have a free database for actors to post their photos, demo reel, resume and location. As the writer, you'll be able to enter the stats you need for a particular role in your script, and Movie Cloud™ will search its actor's database and find people who meets those specs in your area (and within a 10-, 25- or 50-mile radius)...and pop their pictures and contact details up on your screen. So you can discover actors who are available in your area to be in your movie...as you write your script.
And let’s not forget the filmmakers who have made their own movies but are now being excluded from Hollywood. Imagine all those great story and character-driven comedies, thrillers, love stories, horror flicks, animated movies, even documentaries, that never make it into the theatre. Now, with Movie Cloud™ you can see them any time, anywhere and on any platform. Watch and share them with friends, network, collaborate socially, share and link.
Whether a fan, a filmmaker, or anyone with an idea, at Movie Cloud™, you’ll have your own real estate (www.MovieCloud.com/YourName), your own virtual production office and personal theatre (MovieCloud.com/YourCompany, www.MovieCloud.com/YourMovie), and a customized e-mail address (Your.Name@MovieCloud.com) to collaborate, socialize, network and conduct business. We currently project a Production Office will be only $3/month, but it will be free for our IndieGoGo pledgers.
How It Helps Moviegoers
Moviegoers want a choice. We’ve talked to thousands of people who said they’re tired of the clichéd, cookie-cutter, high concept/no story visuals that Hollywood keeps churning out. They want fresh, original character, story-driven movies. How many times can you watch the same 200 movies over and over and over?
Netflix™ ($16/month) 200 Hollywood movies/yr.
Movie Cloud™ ($4/month) 50,000 Independent Films/yr.
Movie Cloud™ will give you choice.
Your pledge is a vote for choice. We don't want the 200 clichéd movies that Netflix, Hulu and Amazon are all fighting over. At Movie Cloud™, we want to give you the 50,000 new independent films made every year you never get to see.
Why the Pens, Scripts & Courses?
We want to give value for you IndieGoGo supporters (see perks). Thus, with our proprietary software, we’re creating five portable 2-4GB USB Flash Drive Pens (MSRP $129-$229) that are creative toolkits, literal movie studios and film schools in-your-hand, to take and use anywhere in the world, for (A) Filmmakers, (B) Screenwriters, (C) Producers (D) Directors & Actors and (E) Distributors & Festivals.
These toolkits are each loaded for a specific craft with software, tutorials, databases, contracts, forms, agreements and checklists to be retailed at those elite 2-4 year film school bookstores ($129-$229 MSRP), but are also packaged to be perfect gifts.
(1) FILMMAKER TOOLKIT - “Filmmaking Resources” ($129 MSRP)
(2) SCREENWRITER TOOLKIT - "Screenwriting & Selling" ($229 MSRP)
(3) PRODUCER TOOLKIT - "Financing & Budgeting" ($229 MSRP)
(4) DIRECTOR-ACTOR TOOLKIT - "Shooting & Casting" ($229 MSRP)
(5) DISTRIBUTOR-FESTIVAL TOOLKIT - "Profiting & Selling" ($229 MSRP)
Plus, you need to read scripts. Everyone in Hollywood reads hundreds of scripts to mature their skills. Thus, we’ve built an amazing PDF script library over 400 screenplays and teleplays in 13 CDs covering all of the major genres. The scripts are for educational purposes only, but when, and if, you can find them sell for at least $10-$15 each...and are free for IndieGoGo supporters who pledge at certain levels.
And for enhanced pledge values, and for perfect gifts for those who can’t or don't want to spend $50,000-$200,000 at those theory-laden film schools, we will include Hollywood’s absolute best, most intensive, professional Writing and Filmmaking courses from: Dov Simens (“2-Day Film School” – $395 Live Class), John Truby (“3-Day Story Master Class” – $495 Live Class) and Syd Field (“Mastering The Craft” – $250/Webinar Series).
Between these three amazing educators, they’ve sold more than 1.5 million books, taught over 400,000 of today’s top writers, directors, producers and actors, and their former students have earned over $30 billion at the box office.
Finally, for the philanthropic pledger, during our expansion stages you’ll also receive our bi-monthly Financial Newsletter of Movie Cloud™ that will update you on the venture capital, private equity and stock offerings, as needed, as Movie Cloud™ grows, breaks the Hollywood monopoly and democratizes movie viewing and filmmaking.
What’s in it for you?
Freedom…Freedom to create…Freedom to network…Freedom to view!
With social creation, collaboration and exhibition, as well as financing, available to anyone with an internet or high speed connection, Movie Cloud™ will shift the power away from Hollywood’s elite to you, people who not only love freedom, but also love movies – watching them, sharing them and making them.
The Hollywood Monopoly is over!
The Reel Revolution has begun!
For Investor Relations, please visit us at www.MovieCloud.com
Please visit FAQ frequently as new questions will be answered daily. If you have a question, please send it to Derek@MovieCloud.com and it will be answered here within 72 hours.
Q: How do filmmakers make money at Movie Cloud?
A: Filmmakers will be able to upload their movies free of charge at Movie Cloud. We've created several revenue streams for them to participate in, from sharing in the pool of total subscription fees (the more your film is viewed, the more you will make), to being able to set your own "movie ticket" price for your film. Our advertising and marketing sponsors will also be looking for films to sponsor and participate in revenue sharing. So there will be a lot of great opportunities for filmmakers to make money from day one.
Q: How can I submit my feature film(s) to air at Movie Cloud?
A: The #1 question we get! We will be opening our submission page soon, so keep your eyes open to our IndieGoGo page for details! In short, we'll ask for: Your Movie, the Movie Title, a brief synopsis, the genre, running time and your details.
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