• Sunday, 17 February 2019

Breaker Launches Artist-Driven Entertainment App Powered by Blockchain

NEW YORK: Entertainment studio SingularDTV rebrands as Breaker and launches its entertainment DApp, a decentralized application powered by blockchain technology. Breaker's beta version goes live today at Breaker.io.

In 2018, blockchain became synonymous with innovation, bringing transparency to a wide range of industries, including entertainment. This year Breaker leads the way with a consumer-facing ecosystem offering global audiences a bold slate of films and music.

Founded in 2016 by author/music producer Zach LeBeau, film producer Kim Jackson, and blockchain visionary Joseph Lubin (Ethereum co-founder, Consensys founder & CEO), Breaker was built with the artist in mind as a rights management system and peer-to-peer distribution platform.

As CEO LeBeau explains, SingularDTV has evolved into Breaker, which is a dynamic concept with many meanings. It also signifies the crest of a wave coming to shore with explosive energy. We created Breaker to make a similar impact and help evolve the entertainment industry.

Co-founder and President of Entertainment Kim Jackson adds that, As trailblazers in crypto and blockchain, we realized early on that blockchain technology offers unprecedented transparency. Breaker offers artists and rights holders with this opportunity to own their vision, offering a platform to bring it to life.

On January 31, Breaker launches with key partnerships including FilmRise, Oscilloscope Laboratories, and Gramatik's LowTemp Records. Films include Cate Blanchett's MANIFESTO, Kelly Reichardt's MEEK'S CUT-OFF, Christine Crokos's PIMP, hard-hitting documentaries (THE ROAD MOVIE), comedy (Henry Rollins's KEEP TALKING PAL), and classics (A STAR IS BORN from 1937).

Breaker's first exclusive VOD release is PROSPECT from Gunpowder & Sky's sci-fi label DUST, premiering on February 8, starring Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal, and Jay Duplass.

Breaker will continuously update titles and partnerships including new work by electronic music artist DJ Spooky and UK singer-songwriter Casey Pearl debuting this spring. Breaker also produces original content such as TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN, by Alex Winter, and THE HAPPY WORKER, by Duwayne Dunham, exec-produced by David Lynch, and acquisition PERFECT, by Eddie Alcazar, exec-produced by Steven Soderbergh.

Steven Soderbergh explains why he and the PERFECT team decided to work with Breaker, I'm always looking for new ways to increase the transparency of the business while also trying to simplify it. If this is what the future's going to look like, I want to be in on it early.


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