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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: […]

Non-Fungible Heroes NFT Project Signs With WME

WME has signed the NFT project Non-Fungible Heroes as the agency continues to expand its reach into IP centered on blockchain technology. Non-Fungible Heroes, led by CEO Michael Schaiman, initially launched as an NFT collection with “heroes” and “villains” characters. The collection aims to bring NFT holders into the fold by giving them intellectual property […]

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 […]

Warner Music Group, OneOf Partner on Exclusive NFTs for WMG Catalog

The Quincy Jones-backed NFT platform OneOf and Warner Music Group have announced a partnership to create exclusive NFTs for artists across WMG’s music catalog. It’s a first-of-its-kind preferred partnership that will see the Web3 company, which describes itself as an eco-conscious green NFT platform built for music, joining forces with the major music company — […]

Time Studios Doubles Down on NFT-Inspired Kids’ TV Content (Exclusive)

Time Studios, the film and TV production division of the media company Time (best known for its namesake magazine), is betting that the next great kids’ TV show will start with a non-fungible token. The studio’s kids and family unit is now in development on two new animated franchises based on NFT projects, one based […]

Bootsy Bellows Aims to Open First Nightclub in the Metaverse (Exclusive)

It’s not enough for The H.wood Group to host some of the universe’s most popular parties and nightclubs — now they are planning to become stewards of the Metaverse’s red ropes. John Terzian and Brian Toll, the duo behind H.wood Group, have teamed up with Alex Shultz, founder of Looks Rare Studio and Sounds Rare […]

Time Studios to Develop Animated Children’s Series Based on “Robotos” NFTs (Exclusive)

The NFTs are coming to children’s television. Time Studios, the film and TV production division of the nearly 100-year-old magazine, is developing an animated children’s show based on the “Robotos,” a non-fungible token (NFT) project from artist Pablo Stanley. The Robotos NFT collection consists of 10,000 randomly-generated droids made up of more than 170 different […]

Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs

Film studio Miramax is suing director Quentin Tarantino over plans to release non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on his 1994 film, Pulp Fiction. Tarantino announced plans earlier this month to release seven NFTs based on the film, including scenes from an early script that were cut from the final version. The NFTs will also contain Pulp […]

Todd McFarlane, Steve Aoki Launch NFT Marketplace

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and musician Steve Aoki are teaming up to launch OddKey, a new NFT marketplace they say will put artists in control of their digital work and allow fans to resell NFTs for little cost. Though financial terms for artists using the marketplace were not revealed, McFarlane likened it to Image Comics, […]

AFM: Why Indie Filmmakers Are Betting on NFTs

NFT-mania has officially seized the indie film industry. The craze for non-fungible tokens, essentially certificates of authenticity for a digital file, anything from a work of online art to a full feature film, which allow the owner to trade them in an online marketplace, has already burned through the art, gaming and collectables industries. Now […]