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UTA Signs Trio of Web3 Artists and MV3 NFT Collection From ‘Stranger Things’ Writer

UTA has signed three NFT artists and the NFT collection MV3, co-created by Stranger Things writer Jessie Nickson-Lopez, as part of the agency’s continued push into representation for clients and projects in the Web3 space. Joining the agency’s roster of Web3 clients are the visual artists Emonee LaRussa, who was selected as one of three […]

National Lampoon to Release NFTs Through Pact With Non-Fungible Films

National Lampoon, the comedy institution that first launched as a magazine spinoff of Harvard University’s Harvard Lampoon before expanding into radio and film, is partnering with the Web3-focused entertainment studio Non-Fungible Films to release NFTs and other projects based on the Lampoon’s IP. The Lampoon follows other institutions seeking to monetize their IP via NFTs […]

Looney Tunes Will Be Next Warner Bros. IP to Get NFT Treatment (Exclusive)

Bored Apes, Cryptopunks and … Tweety birds? Warner Bros. is continuing its experimentation in the NFT (non-fungible token) business, with the characters from Looney Tunes being the next company IP to get the NFT treatment. The company is once again working with the NFT platform Nifty’s on the project, which will be called “Looney Tunes: […]

Anthony Hopkins in ‘Zero Contact’: Film Review

The Oscar-winning actor stars in this pandemic-produced thriller, shot almost entirely on Zoom, that is also the first feature film NFT.

Cannes: Is the Film Industry Really Ready to Embrace NFTs?  

At the turn of the millennium, Cannes was taken over by the dot-coms. A fresh generation of technology start-ups descended on the Croisette, plastering the hotel fronts with banners and billboards and promising to revolutionize the film business thanks to this new-fangled technology called the internet. A year later, those banners were gone. The tech […]

Deadfellaz NFT Collection Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

UTA has signed Deadfellaz — an NFT project with holders that include Reese Witherspoon, Lionel Richie, Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis and Alexis Ohanian — for representation in all areas. Similar to other generative NFT art collections like CryptoPunks and Bored Apes, which include profile pictures of the aforementioned characters with a variety of different features, the […]

William Shatner Encourages Exploration of “Spooky” Metaverse as Collection of ‘Star Trek’ NFTs Sell Out in Minutes

It only took five minutes for the premiere collection of Star Trek non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at the price of $250 apiece to sell out Saturday morning. Capt. James T. Kirk icon William Shatner, who championed those first official franchise NFTs from RECUR and Paramount in the form of algorithmically generative 1:1 starships on the Star […]

ESPN Gets Into the NFT Business With Tom Brady

The Worldwide Leader in Sports is teaming up with the all-time leader in Super Bowl wins for its first NFT offering. ESPN has inked a multi-year deal with Autograph, the digital collectibles company co-founded by Tom Brady, and will feature the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback in the inaugural NFT collection. The NFTs will be based […]

CNN+’s Live Streaming Launch to Be Sold as NFTs

CNN is marketing its CNN+ streaming debut as a “historic moment” for the company by selling the first seconds of its first live stream as a set of NFTs, CNN+ chief Andrew Morse said on Wednesday. The NFTs, of which there will be 250, will feature the first 29 seconds of the first episode of 5 […]

WWE Inks Long-Term Deal With Fanatics, Including NFTs

The WWE has signed a long-term merchandising deal with the sports merchandise and digital collectibles giant Fanatics. The wide-ranging deal will include official WWE NFTs, offered through Fanatics’ Candy Digital division, as well as trading cards, which will operate through Topps, which Fanatics acquired from former Disney CEO Michael Eisner earlier this year. It also […]

Cool Cats NFT Collection Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Cool Cats — the producers behind an NFT collection that counts Reese Witherspoon, Marc Benioff and Alexis Ohanian as owners — has signed with CAA. The collection was co-founded by Colin Egan, Evan Luza, Tom Williamson and Rob Mehew and first launched on the Ethereum blockchain last July. Since then, sales of the collection’s avatars — […]

Bored Ape NFT Duo Escapeplan Signs With WME (Exclusive)

WME is expanding its reach into non-fungible tokens with the signing of Escapeplan, a producer and DJ duo comprised of two apes from the Bored Ape Yacht Club. The Escapeplan NFTs were created by Big Night Talent, led by Tim Bonito. Escapeplan is the first DJ and producer duo made up of two Bored Ape […]