Liquid Media Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: YVR) prides itself on their dedication to delivering ‘independence to independence’. The business solutions company helps independent filmmakers and studios all the way from mini to major, to grow and succeed on a global basis.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Liquid’s end-to-end solution enables professional video (film/TV and streaming) creation, packaging, financing, delivery, and monetization by empowering IP creators to take their professional content through the entire production lifecycle.
Copyright and intellectual property (IP) sits at the foundation of all film production. It gives independent creators confidence that they own their work, and that they will be entitled to manage the distribution of the finished product.
Through their highly considered process, Liquid leverages its powerful four-phase solution to help independent producers outside of the central studio system achieve sustainable growth.
Phase one of Liquid’s solution, titled ‘Intelligence’, drives IP growth through access to a suite of powerful tools and services, such as data analytics and property scoring, through a combination of human expertise and artificial intelligence. The second phase, ‘Financing’, uses internal de-risked mechanisms to maximize the monetization of selected IP. Liquid’s phase three, ‘Technology and Infrastructure’, offers integrated digital asset management of content for IP owners and creators of all sizes, built to scale, as well as relationship and rights management tools. Their final phase, ‘Monetization and Distribution’, grants access to internal and external distribution channels, including a streaming ecosystem offering VOD, SVOD, AVOD and Live platforms on a B2B, B2C, and B2B2C basis globally.
Before Liquid came along there was no professionally reliably managed industry solution to drive independent creators to sustainable growth. Today there is an Increasing trend towards closed systems amongst the major film and tv studios which creates additional challenges for independent creators. Creators are often forced to sacrifice their IP ownership for a path to market as well as the challenge to access to capital and a safe financing strategy.
“My dream for Liquid was always to bring amazing stories to the world, and to provide the tools to storytellers to make that happen,” said Joshua Jackson, Liquid’s Chairman. He went on to describe the vision of Liquid’s CEO Ron Thomson “Ron’s deep knowledge and experience of the entertainment industry, and his vision for where he sees the future of the industry moving, is a perfect fit. His hand on the wheel will empower Liquid Media to deliver on our mission.”
Recently, Liquid has successfully executed the acquisition of both Digital Cinema United and iGEMStv. These partnerships add critical assets to Liquid’s powerful four-phase solution engine.
DCU is a global content service partner that provides a unique set of digital supply chain services and tools to content owners, resellers, and distributors around the world. As the model for content continues to evolve, DCU offers best in class end-to-end services and supports the bigger picture for film distribution.
iGEMStv, the most comprehensive content recommendation engine on the market, utilizes a unique blend of human curation, word of mouth, and machine learning to provide users quality recommendations for movies and TV programs not found in larger streaming platforms. In addition, users on the platform can access advanced search tools to search by genre, category, emoji, or even mood.
The Liquid Media family of companies also includes: iNDIEFLIX, Projektor, and Slipstream. iNDIEFLIX is a global subscription video streaming platform that focuses on films that spark conversations and change. Projektor is an online video community that provides filmmakers complete control to self-distribute content directly to their audiences. Slipstream is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) streaming platform, containing hundreds of action sports films with categories like surfing, rock climbing, running, and mountain biking.
During the hybrid Sundance Film Festival 2022, Liquid launched its first blockchain film streaming with a slate of digital panel presentations. Hosted via the Eluvio-Liquid Media blockchain framework, Angst, the original documentary film produced by iNDIEFLIX CEO Scilla Andreen, streamed on-demand for a limited time via Eluvio’s Content Fabric and Liquid’s next-generation supply chain.
To introduce the Angst streaming, Liquid and Deadline hosted a virtual panel conversation during Sundance on January 21, where Andreen discussed the documentary, its impact, and explained the crucial contents of the Angst toolkit, which purchasers could access via NFT tokens.
“Liquid is delivering a professional approach empowering independents with an entire strategy for leveraging the blockchain to engage with and monetize their global audiences,” said Ron Thomson, Liquid’s CEO. “The Liquid solution has been meticulously constructed to serve the needs of independents, and this technology offers advantages for independents that we look forward to bringing forth”
For more information on Liquid Media Group and its work please visit www.liquidmediagroup.co