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)