By Ray Pride


Marks First Acquisition of the Market for Blockchain Powered Streaming Platform in a 7 Figure Deal with Fulwell 73 and Conch Studios

CANNES (May XX, 2018) – In its first acquisition of the market, Slate Entertainment Group (SEG) has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the much-anticipated cryptocurrency documentary Beyond Bitcoin, directed by Jake Witzenfeld, for is a blockchain video on demand platform, BINGE.  The documentary follows crypto financier Ryan Radloff, blockchain diplomat Perianne Boring and controversial anarcho-capitalist Roger Ver over the course of one year on their separate journeys to decentralize and redefine money and power.   Beyond Bitcoin is set to be released worldwide on the Binge platform in March of 2019.

The film will explore the shortcomings of the present centralized financial system and the true motive of Bitcoin to dismantle it. It covers the rise of altcoins, the civil war within the crypto community, the proliferation of ICOs, the evolving conversation with governments and regulators and the potential of blockchain technology beyond its application to currency.

Beyond Bitcoin is produced by Fulwell 73 and Conch Studios.

“As a company we are always looking for new and innovative distribution platforms, new ways to reach and engage with our audience and for the ideal partners for our content. Binge is the perfect fit for our film and is the natural place for viewers to find and engage with this content. The excitement for us as content creators is that they offer unprecedented transparency, cutting-edge analytics, and guaranteed payment terms, all of which empower producers like ourselves and offer a very different distribution option than those currently on the market.” said producer Leo Pearlman.

“We are going beyond the Bitcoin price hype. This is a global portrait of an emerging future in all its complexity told through the lives of three diverse and deeply passionate pioneering dreamers,” commented director Jake Witzenfeld.

SEG CEO Michael Moyal added, “We are thrilled to have Beyond Bitcoin on the Binge platform. The film provides an objective look at the potential for blockchain to disrupt numerous industries including entertainment. We at SEG share the filmmakers’ conviction that blockchain technology will help to facilitate our goal of adding fairness and accountability to the production and distribution of documentaries, feature films and series.”

The acquisition was arranged by SEG strategic partner XYZ Films. “We are excited to enter into a partnership with premium content providers like Leo Pearlman and Fulwell73. They have assembled a talented team behind Beyond Bitcoin and it couldn’t be better timing to share this story with audiences so they can experience what will be remembered as a paradigm shift in our society” said Nate Bolotin, XYZ co-founder

SEG has developed a multi-layer entertainment ecosystem powered by blockchain technology and driven by cryptocurrency designed for mainstream adoption. SEG has a mission to disrupt the entertainment industry using a blend of technology and integrity through a series of blockchain platforms.


Fulwell 73 was founded in 2005 by lifelong friends Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman,               Ben Turner and Gabe Turner and strives to make top-quality television and film              productions. In 2017 James Corden joined the company as a fifth full partner. Fulwell has over 400 hours of prime-time television under its belt including the currently on-air Sounds Like Friday Night for the BBC, Roast Battle for Comedy Central and the Late Late Show which it co-produces with CBS. It has produced many films and TV programs across different genres including box office hits One Direction 3D: This is Us (Sony/Columbia) and I am Bolt (Universal) and is co-producing two wo spin-off shows with CBS Television Studios: “Drop the Mic” for TBS and “Carpool Karaoke” for Apple.


Jake Witzenfeld’s vehicle Conch Studios launched with his feature documentary Oriented (Netflix) in 2015 and followed with Moshe Rosenthal’s Confess, a scripted web-series, in 2016. Beyond Bitcoin will be the company’s third release.



Slate Entertainment Group (SEG) is a highly-skilled amalgamation of entertainment, business, and technical expertise. SEG has developed a multi-layer entertainment ecosystem powered by blockchain technology and driven by cryptocurrency designed for mainstream adoption. SEG has a mission to disrupt the entertainment industry using a blend of technology and integrity through a series of blockchain platforms. BINGE, is a blockchain video on demand platform; SLATIX, a blockchain electronic ticketing application; and SLATE, a blockchain entertainment utility protocol.

The company is led by Co-Founder and CEO Michael Moyal and Co-Founders Marino Kulas and Cody Hackman. Respected industry banners such as XYZ Films, as well as senior film executives originating from leading companies such as eOne, serve on the company’s Business Development and Advisory Board.

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