Pre-IPO Insider: A New Player In The Media Arms Race
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The market for original programming is exploding, with Netflix alone spending nearly $6 billion on shows last year. The filmed entertainment sector is expected to reach $104.6 billion by 2019 and could run higher as studios scramble to produce viral hits.
Despite the booming business of entertainment, the industry remains one of the most difficult for new creators to find success in.
#-ad_banner-#Even those who ultimately “made it” can tell you tales of years spent scraping by on the hope of establishing the connections to get their shot. Film director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained) worked in a video rental store while working on script ideas and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Steve Jobs) worked odd jobs, including limo driver and delivering singing telegrams.
Hollywood has traditionally been a closed market for aspiring creators. High-profile connections were needed to get anything produced.
And it’s that kind of barrier to success in a huge market that sets the stage perfectly for a disruptor to come along and change the game.
One company is trying to do just that with a marketplace platform that not only connects creators with Hollywood producers but gives them the tools to hone their skills. The company has already made waves, winning its first Emmy for a produced show, and has 24 projects in development.
You can’t buy shares in the stock market. This is still a private company.
But you can get a piece of the action as a pre-IPO investor.
Breaking Barriers And Making Connections For Almost $5 Million In Revenue
Voyage Media is one-part incubator and one-part marketplace, connecting a community of more than 50,000 writers and filmmakers with A-list Hollywood producers.
The platform is a peer marketplace for writers and producers and has already produced four film and TV projects, including the Emmy Award-winning 2014 documentary “Valley Uprising.” Beyond the huge community of creators and producers, the platform hosts more than 450 course offerings for creators.
Voyage has 24 projects in development, with total financing commitments of over $7.2 million. Revenue from selling the content to networks and media companies grew to $1.3 million in 2016 on total sales of $4.9 million since its founding in 2012.
The platform has grown from a focus on creators of video content to a diverse community throughout entertainment, helping over 45 authors become bestsellers and 30 screenwriters secure ongoing paid writing assignments. Management has a five-year vision to produce 34 movies, 12 TV shows and to reach a community of creators a million-strong.
Media companies are in an arms race to produce original content with Netflix, Time Warner, Fox and Viacom alone spending over $17 billion last year to produce original programming. The race to create more content, combined with the difficulty of finding and vetting talented creators, could drive demand for a marketplace like Voyage Media.
The company is offering common shares at $7 each with a $250 minimum investment open to all investors on the Wefunder platform.
As with all investments, I encourage you to do your own due diligence. I haven’t yet done the detailed market and valuation analysis on Voyage Media that I do on the highlighted monthly deals in Pre-IPO Millionaire but the company has already demonstrated that its services are in demand, and could achieve profitability soon, a rare mark for startups. For more information on Pre-IPO Millionaire, click here.