Entertainment and Sports Discussion and Networking

Join us for an exciting conversation about the future of Hollywood and the groundbreaking technology being used to revolutionize the filmmaking industry. Alveena Khalid and Ian LeWinter will discuss Film.io, the world's most powerful decentralized filmmaking ecosystem, and how it leverages blockchain technology and fan collaboration to place decision-making power into the hands of creators and fans.

Through Film.io's platform, filmmakers have access to an end-to-end solution for creating, funding, and distributing their projects, while fans can vote on films by staking Film.io's native FAN Token to projects they support. This innovative approach promotes inclusivity, collaboration, and market validation, making it easier for filmmakers to access funding and licensing.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge technology and decentralized ecosystem that is transforming Hollywood. Join us for an enlightening conversation about the future of filmmaking with Alveena Khalid and Ian LeWinter.
This event occurs the third Wednesday of every month.

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Featured Speaker(s)

Lauren Magura’s career began at NBCUniversal in media operations supporting NBCU’s Digital Distribution, Broadcast Television Distribution, Cable Entertainment Channels, and On Air Promotions and Programming. She transitioned into publicity and marketing for Universal Pictures, and has implemented and worked red carpet premieres, press junkets, celebrity public appearance tours, screening programs, radio interview tours, guerrilla, word of mouth and experiential marketing campaigns and more.

Lauren’s love for film enabled her to gain years of experience in film production which led her to gain investment and launch her own company at SXSW called Cinematcher: a digital platform streamlining hiring for film productions. Cinematcher was selected by 7 high-level, media executives from Comcast to participate in their inaugural EDGE accelerator program geared toward the development of, and investment in diverse owned businesses specializing in media, marketing, production and digital tech.

Lauren has experience leading business ventures for Elijah Wood's Film, TV and Video Game production house Company X / SpectreVision, and business strategy for Company X Marketing: an experiential agency owned by Company X / SpectreVision.

Lauren is currently the VP Entertainment of Ingredient X, the film and software development studio specializing in blockchain, DeFi and NFT technologies including the creation of Film.io: governed by the world’s first filmmaking industry DAO, Film.io is the most powerful decentralized filmmaking ecosystem that places Hollywood decision-making onto the blockchain and into the hands of creators and fans, to which Lauren is a co-creator.

With over thirty years experience in the creative industry, Ian LeWinter has managed communications in the technology and entertainment verticals. Ian’s strategies have been used to brand and promote industry heavyweights such as Toshiba, Intuit, Tenet Healthcare and Kyocera. As a founder, Ian developed and implemented strategy for ID, which included the identification, engagement and conversion of key influencers for entertainment clients such as Cox Communications. Ian acted as Executive Producer for Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley televised concerts, and his latest full-feature project, 5-25-77. Ian is also a co-creator of the world’s first superhero (Blank) created in real-time on Twitter in 2007.