Blockchain Startup SingularDTV Goes Hollywood

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Writer/director/producer Michael Blieden has come aboard SingularDTV as a consulting producer to advise the company on its launch event taking place in Q2 of 2017.

Blieden’s resume includes such television programs as Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Fox, Sirens for USA, Up All Night for NBC as well as live specials for comedians Zach Galifianakis and Joe Rogan plus music videos for Fiona Apple and Kanye West.

Zach LeBeau, SingularDTV’s CEO commented:

“We’re thrilled to have Blieden on board.  His experience and energy is extremely valuable and we look forward to great things to come. He’s also a big supporter of Ethereum and even requested to be paid in ether.”

SingularDTV is launching the beginning of its entertainment ecosystem this year with launch events taking place in Q2 and Q4 of 2017.  The first version of SingularDTV’s Rights Management Gateway is set to launch in Q2, followed by its decentralized distribution portal set for release in Q4.

More information on SingularDTV’s Q2 launch event is forthcoming.

Michael Blieden is a writer/director/producer.  He most recently directed the Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll pilot and first season for FX.  His previous directing work includes Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Fox, Sirens for USA, Broad City for Comedy Central, Up ALL Night for NBC, Awkward and The Inbetweeners for MTV and Children’s Hospital for Adult Swim.  He directed, co-wrote and starred in a pilot for IFC called International Plan.  Prior to his episodic work, Blieden directed all the short films and roll-ins for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where he was also a staff writer.  Blieden has produced and directed live specials for comedian Zach Galifianakis and Joe Rogan plus music videos for Fiona Apple and Kanye West.

Blieden began his career as a comedic actor.  In 1996 he began appearing on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, where he made fun of music videos and local commercials.  In 2003 Blieden wrote and starred in the movie Melvin Goes to Dinner, which was produced and directed by Bob Odinkirk.

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SingularDTV is laying the foundation for a decentralized entertainment industry with its ecosystem of applications; from a revolutionary rights management gateway to a peer-to-peer distribution portal.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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