Having personally met Producers such as an Executive Producer of the Twilight series, Christian knew he was really on to something when the VP of Finances at a major studio agreed over lunch that the idea had viability. An Emmy winning Documentary TVProducer and co-owner of his own Malibu Production company found the idea "brilliant,"
At the same time as he was launching his entertainment website, Christian was overjoyed to see that bi-partisan efforts are succeeding in passing the "Entrepreneurs Access to Capital Act," a bill in Congress that his web venture is uniquely poised to capitalize on and that will make it possible for the first time ever, to sell "shares" in a movie to the movie-goer who's small investments also allow them access into the production process through an online voting system.
Social media analysts have long sought a way to monetize free online content like Facebook & Twitter and it looks like Christian has found the way-by requiring subscription fee's while giving much more back-not just control of the project but-assuming the law is changed-an ROI (Return on Investment).
aFilmbyYou, conceived of by Christian in 2005, of a website where anyone 13 and over, would be able to not just passively watch live-streamed movies, (then considered the latest technology) but be equipped to Produce movies through online voting on every major development, production and marketing decision and through crowd-funding, generate the film budget.
Christian's statement that "they made a movie about the Social Network, now the Social Network is about making the movie" will no doubt become a catch phrase among the cognoscenti.
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afilmbyYOU is a cutting edge entertainment business model that utilizes Social Media to produce audience-generated content. Movies are developed, financed, produced and marketed via crowd funding and online voting.