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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “HitRECord on TV”

The crowdsourcing/funding movement isn't just about collecting bucks to fund projects. It's also about fostering the spirit of collaboration. It's that spirit that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt aimed to tap into with his HitRECord "open source" production studio.
September 1, 2013

Partners: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jared Geller/Brian Graden Productions for Pivot; distributed by Tricon Films and Television

Length: 8  x 30 minutes

Premiering: January 2014 (Pivot)

Rights available: Worldwide, excluding the U.S.

Crowdsourcing is cool now, with hosts of indie artists and filmmakers bumping up against celebs such as Spike Lee and Zach Braff on Kickstarter. But the movement isn’t just about collecting bucks to fund projects. It’s also about fostering the spirit of collaboration. It’s that spirit that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt aimed to tap into with his HitRECord “open source” production studio, in which creative types can contribute to each other’s projects. The idea has made its way to the new millennial-targeting network Pivot. Gordon-Levitt will certainly draw viewers, but the concept itself  – of open source TV entertainment – is also worthy of attention.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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