This new TechCrunch article sheds some light an industry that has very few startups in the space- Hollywood. Hollywood is the best when it comes to creativity, innovation and disruption. They have some of the smartest, brightest and most innovative people working behind camera night and day to dazzle our thoughts and brains for 2 hours in a theatre. Every. Time.
But there aren’t many startups working in the movie space. If you think about it, every industry has undergone massive changes in the past few years. DVD’s were changed by streaming services, like Hulu and Netflix, music was changed by Napster and Spotify, books were replaced with Kindle and even the transportation industry is undergoing some changes with crowdsourcing services like Uber, Lyft and SideCar (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/21/disruptions-upstarts-challenge-the-taxi-industry/?hpw). And why is nobody trying to revolutionize the movie market?
Many of the other previous movie startups (SeenTh.at, PreScreen, Can’t Wait, etc…) tend to try to fix one part of the whole movie industry. Some focus on streaming like Netflix, WhoSay with celebrity following, Flixster with dvd/blu ray, and others. But nobody has tried to re-invent the whole loop: from poster and trailer release, leading up to the theatrical release, to celebrity following and finding friends to go with. Your friends can have a huge impact on whether or not you go to a movie. So let’s combine the stars and movies we love with the friends we trust. Let’s change the average person to become a movie fan. Let’s make a casual movie fan become a major movie buff. Let’s connect people through movies. Let’s make magic happen.