Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts

The Development of Collaborative Platforms for Emerging Creative Talents

  • Patrice Poujol

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Patrice Poujol
    Pages 1-8
  3. Theoretical Framework and Contextualisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Patrice Poujol
      Pages 11-67
    3. Patrice Poujol
      Pages 69-90
    4. Patrice Poujol
      Pages 91-124
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-126
    2. Patrice Poujol
      Pages 183-269
    3. Patrice Poujol
      Pages 271-296
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Patrice Poujol
      Pages 419-426
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 427-460

About this book


Poujol has given us an informed, incisive analysis of the political economy of the Chinese media industries and intriguing insights into the game-changing possibilities of blockchain technologies.

                                             --Richard Allen, Dean and Chair Professor of Film and Media Art at School of Creative Media, City University 

Transparency and accountability are cornerstones for a vibrant creative industry, and Patrice explains in his book how we can build better platforms that serve artists and society.

    --Leonhard Weese, President at the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong 

An extensively enlightening read, Patrice Poujol’s assessment is masterful and indispensable.

                                             --Amit Jumani, Director at Krisco Media FZC 

Supported by in-depth research, the author’s analysis of the innovative ways used in the online film and media industry in contemporary China is excellent and full of timely insights. 

                                             --Jenny Kwok Wah Lau, Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University

 Poujol presents a candid and revealing analysis in this highly interdisciplinary work, expertly integrating cultural, economic, political, and technical perspectives on sound bases of critical review and first-hand research.

                                             --George Whitfield (MIT), CEO of HodlPal

 Filmmaking is hard to do and even more difficult to fund, and in China some of these problems have magnified greatly. There is a world of creative talent in China just waiting to be unleashed, and the author shows that blockchain technology has the potential to do just that, and usher in a new golden age of Chinese cinema. Patrice offers an informative explanation of how blockchain technology could change this, and an honest and hopeful message about the potential for this technology to unleash a new generation of Chinese filmmakers. A wonderful read.

                                             --Ryan King, Director of Acceleration at Emurgo (Cardano)


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Authors and affiliations

  • Patrice Poujol
    • 1
  1. 1.Run Run Shaw Creative Media CentreCity University of Hong KongKowloon TongHong Kong

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