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Netflix can kill The OA, but it can’t kill a movement

The latest manifestation happened in New York City’s Times Square earlier this week. As flash mobs descended, a massive billboard—paid for by a GoFundMe—projected #SaveTheOA throughout the main hub of Midtown. The flash mobs performed the show’s “movements,” odd-looking dances meant to transcend time and space and also foster community. The billboard, which raised more than $5,000 in 24 hours, was made using fan art and was animated by a team that spanned the globe. Last week, on the other side of the country, fans picketed outside Netflix’s Los Angeles headquarters with signs reading “Algorithms don’t tell stories. Human hearts do.” One fan even went on a hunger strike to bring back the show. There may be a hashtag, but the efforts to bring back The OA go far beyond the usual internet slacktivism. – Angela Watercutter, Wired via Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2Lf4W35
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Facebook lets you tip game live streamers $3+

The amount Facebook will keep from these tips that it calls “fan support” isn’t clear yet, but the company tells me that it’s safe to assume there will be a revenue share. Apparently it’s too early to lock any percentage in, though Facebook has taken a 30 percent cut from game developers in the past, and currently takes a 45 percent share of ad revenue from people who place ad breaks in the videos, so it could be in that ballpark. – Josh Constine, TechCrunch https://t.co/Z46pyaZo9L

Fans Launch Petition Asking for Jon Bernthal Punisher Series at Netflix

While there have been rumors about a Punisher spin-off series from Marvel TV and Netflix after his critically-acclaimed debut on Daredevil courtesy of Jon Bernthal, nothing concrete is in the works yet. Well, some fans are taking things into their own hands, launching a petition asking Netflix to get started. – Lucas Siegal, ComicBook.com
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Spotify: “We’re not really in the business of paying for exclusives”

“We’re not really in the business of paying for exclusives, because we think they’re bad for artists and they’re bad for fans,” Jonathan Prince, Spotify’s head of communications told me. “Artists want as many fans as possible to hear their music, and fans want to be able to hear whatever they’re excited about or interested in — exclusives get in the way of that for both sides. Of course, we understand that short promotional exclusives are common and we don’t have an absolute policy against them, but we definitely think the best practice for everybody is wide release.” – Micah Singleton, The Verge
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Crowdfunded ‘Star Trek’ Movie Draws Lawsuit from Paramount, CBS

Axanar, the subject of a lawsuit filed on Friday in California federal court, is no ordinary Star Trek film. The forthcoming feature film (preceded by a short film) is the source of more than $1 million in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The producers, led by Alec Peters, aim to make a studio-quality film. As the pitch to investors put it, “While some may call it a ‘fan film’ as we are not licensed by CBS, Axanar has professionals working in front and behind the camera, with a fully-professional crew — many of whom have worked on Star Trek itself — who ensure Axanar will be the quality of Star Trek that all fans want to see.” – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter
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