The Gotham Group, an L.A. talent management and production firm that reps a significant number of animation artists, is jumping on the NFT bandwagon.
Why are they doing this? Gotham Group founder and CEO Ellen Goldsmith-Vein says that they’re “exploring new pathways and opportunities for our clients to build original film and television projects outside the confines of the traditional studio and network environment.” To explore this new space, Gotham has launched an Emerging Technologies department under the leadership of manager Matt Shichtman, who has been promoted to partner at the company.
What kind of work will Gotham Group produce through this new division? It’s currently in production on its first project, the adult animated series Alien to Me, which was created by Shichtman-repped comedian and digital artist Connor Kerrigan, in collaboration with Andrew Goldsmith and Monique Mulcahy of the Melbourne-based studio Pixel. The series will be viewable only to those who purchase NFTs, but you can get a taste of it in the prologue episode below: