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179 - Media Consolidation, Amazon Buys Bond, and Buyers Want The Promise of Profit and The Certainty of Value (Indie Talk)

Hello, Indie Creatives! 

In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the whirlwind of M&A activity in media and movies, another reminder of the coming fifth wave of the movie business and distribution, and what buyers are actually buying from filmmakers. Enjoy!

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AT&T merging with Warner Media and Discovery (article)

Amazon buying MGM (article)

What is NFT by Gary Vanderchuck

IMDb TV streaming

He-Man Netflix remake (news)

Quibi’s failure and the film industry (article)

TikTok Hype House Netflix shows (news)




Warner Brothers


AMC Theatres


Regal Theatres

Apple TV




Wall Street Bets (reddit)

Keith McDaniel (filmmaker)

Knoxville Film Festival

Charlie Chaplain (actor)

Mr. Beast (youtuber)

Kevin Rose

Open Sea (NFT art website)

New York Times


LA Times

Black Adam (superhero)

The Office (tv show)

Schitt’s Creek (tv show)

Cobra Kai (tv show)

Gravitas Ventures (indie film distributor)

Indie Rights movies


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