The Fantasy Network

A streaming and crowdfunding network for fantasy film lovers.

The Fantasy Network

A streaming and crowdfunding network for fantasy film lovers.

Bellingham, WA
Film & Video
Streaming video meets crowdfunding: TFN is a community-owned film and television network, where fans and creators are empowered to stream, share, and fund their own original stories

$190,030

raised
591
Investors
19
Days Left
$5.00
Price per Share
$8.3M
Valuation
Equity
Offering Type
$100.00
Min. Investment

$190,030

raised
591
Investors
19
Days Left
$5.00
Price per Share
$8.3M
Valuation
Equity
Offering Type
$100.00
Min. Investment

Bonus Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into The Fantasy Network

$100+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$100+
Investment
One Year Subscription
Invest $100+ and receive a one-year subscription, invite to the annual meeting and party, access to private investor's Facebook group.
$250+
Investment
Lifetime Subscription
Invest $250+ and receive a lifetime subscription, early cast/crew announcements, invite to private hangouts Livestream.
$500+
Investment
Early Access
Invest $500+ and be the first to read and share new input on projects, vote on content to develop.
$1,000+
Investment
VIP Owners Tier
$1,000+ and have access to private development channel on discord, VIP invites to TFN events.
$5,000+
Investment
Beta Access
Invest $5,000+ and receive Beta access for new features and milestones
$10,000+
Investment
5% Bonus Shares + Owners Meeting
Invest $10,000+ and receive semi-annual Livestream HNI meeting and 5% bonus shares
$20,000+
Investment
10% Bonus Shares + On Site Visits
Invest $20,000+ and receive one site visit per year on TFN films / series and 10% bonus shares
$50,000+
Investment
Executive Producer Credit
Invest $50,000+ and receive Executive Producer credit on a Fantasy Network project

Reasons to Invest

Sustainable Business Model: Viewers watch for free, then voluntarily pledge or subscribe to renew their favorite shows.
Proven Filmmakers: Founded by the award-winning creators of The Outpost, JourneyQuest, Mythica, The Rangers, and more.
Community Owned: You're a crucial part of a global network of fans and creators making incredible independent film & television.

Our Story


A platform where creators and fans call the shots

Combining the business and creative expertise of Arrowstorm Entertainment (The Outpost), Zombie Orpheus Entertainment (JourneyQuest), The Forge (The Rangers), and Recursor.TV (Nina_Unlocked), The Fantasy Network throws out the broken streaming video playbook to create a new kind of network that serves creators and fans, empowering both to produce and support their favorite stories from development to distribution. 


It is a funding and distribution network owned and operated by fans and creators, where the community helps bring new stories to life. Best of all, it’s made for everyone who loves fantasy film and television!

The Problem


Vertical consolidation of content by a few large companies results in creators having less control over their work

Content creation continues to be dominated by fewer and larger tech and media giants which control distribution resulting in a walled garden effect. Independent filmmakers face major challenges in the current media landscape:


  • Scale: The budgets of the large streaming companies continue to increase making the economics of content creation more challenging for independents. Netflix alone had a 2019 budget for new series of about $15 billion Netflix Spent $12 Billion on Content in 2018. Analysts Expect That to Grow to $15 Billion This Year. Amazon, Apple, AT&T and Disney are each spending over $6 billion to produce content raising the bar on independent creators Streamers spend on content.
  • Vertical Integration: In the past year, Disney acquired Fox while launching it's own streaming service, joining an ever crowded market of vertically integrated OTTs including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Apple. This trend consolidates control over what audiences will see into a few large companies versus the prevailing business model that existed when Netflix first launched its streaming service of separate content creation and distribution.
  • Unsustainable Business Model: Netflix, the largest pure-play streamer, has amassed so much debt it is not expected to be cash flow positive until 2022. AT&T, Comcast and Disney have amassed large sums of debt causing some concern that the current business model might not be sustainable deeper into debt.

Independent creators and audiences who want to see independently created programming have limited options.

The Solution


By combining the best features of Netflix, Kickstarter, Patreon, and online marketplaces, then adding free content and open accessibility, TFN makes it easy for a new viewer to join the network at any level of commitment, from...


  • binge-watching a new series for free,
  • to submitting their email address as a potential funder, 
  • to pledging to an individual show they love, 
  • to subscribing to the platform’s premium monthly service, 
  • to tipping the creator, 
  •  to ordering merch, 


...and even to creating their own licensed fan fiction and derivative works or submitting new projects for funding consideration by the community.

Become a part of the owner community

Your Class B shares entitle you to partial ownership in The Fantasy Network, along with unique investor perks, like an invite to our annual meeting and party in Indianapolis (during Gen Con weekend!), reading new scripts, and even beta access to new features.


EARLY BIRD INVESTOR PERKS

First 48 Hours – Friends & Family Early Birds | 15% Bonus Shares

Next Five Days – Early Bird Bonus | 10% Bonus Shares


*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

Our Traction


Strength in numbers with a vibrant community of fans

The affiliated companies of TFN have spent years developing an engaged community of fans through a vibrant online presence. Each of the founders interacts with fans through active websites, Facebook pages and groups, social media and YouTube. TFN estimates this group at over 600,000 followers and believes this group will continue to embrace TFN's content creation, crowdfunding support and other community building activities.


Not just newbies-- TFN's experienced shareholders have $21.3M in combined film sales with 36 successfully crowdfunded projects*

Not only have the studios that make up TFN exceeded $21M in total film sales, they have built their model around in mobilizing a crowd. One of TFN’s partners has raised over $2.5M in the crowdfunding space.  TFN starts with the known fan reach (Subs in Network) with the capture of 10%, we magnify that by known numbers of crowdfunding backers giving us a Crowdfunding reach of over $4 mil.

We took our combined subscribers from Youtube and Facebook to be our baseline reach (though we also have Instagram, email lists and others) = 624,563. We took 10% of capturing that subscriber base that may convert = 62,456. Then we used our combines crowdfunding average giving as a multiplier = $4.1mil.

*represents combined sales of prior studios

Proven production successes

The Fantasy Network combines the clout of some of the industry-leading independent fantasy entertainment companies, who bring with them decades of experience.

Future content production value

The TFN owner companies have made over $20 mil in sales from films and series, with strong ongoing IP that can premiere on TFN. With the original network created in-house, plus partnerships with independent content producers around the world, TFN is positioned to distribute dozens of new films and series annually, even without additional growth.

What We Do


Providing a streamlined platform for fantasy fans and creators

The Fantasy Network is a digital platform designed to support sustainable storytelling in film and television, via the following services and features:


  • Free and Subscription Streaming Video On-Demand

  • Single Storefront for crowdfunding, subscriptions, sales, and digital/physical merch

  • Digital/physical fulfillment

  • Crowdfunding support for partner producers

  • Open World Wiki

  • Social Platform and Connection

  • Global Distribution and Syndication to third parties

  • Live Streaming

  • Identity Management and SSO Server

We’ve already unified many of these services and features to work with a single login across our entire ecosystem, from mobile apps to television to browser.

So who are we?

The Fantasy Network operates as an independent entity with a clear mission, serving producers of fantasy and science fiction content with a streaming, fulfillment, and distribution platform. 

As content producers themselves, TFN’s parent companies are motivated to run a corporation that grows the audience for independent fantasy, deals ethically with content producers, and frees creators to focus on content.

ZOMBIE ORPHEUS ENTERTAINMENT (ZOE)

Creators of four ongoing series – JourneyQuest, The Gamers, Strowlers, and Demon Hunters – plus a number of feature films, shorts, and several weekly live streamed shows, ZOE has crowdfunded millions of dollars for their shows, produced content around the world, and is sustained by a passionate global fandom.

ARROWSTORM ENTERTAINMENT

Arrowstorm Entertainment is a rapidly expanding film production studio, headquartered in Utah, south of Salt Lake City. With over 20 internationally distributed feature films in the science fiction and fantasy genres, Arrowstorm is a powerhouse of creativity, giving life to undiscovered worlds that aim to capture the imagination of audiences worldwide.

THE FORGE STUDIOS

The Forge Studios is a Washington, DC area based production company that primarily focuses on the fantasy and sci-fi genres. The Forge looks towards stories of light and hope like their family friendly film, The Fellows Hip: Rise of the Gamers, or their epic fantasy The Rangers. They also hosted the VIP Film & TV Summit bringing industry professionals to the DC market.

RECURSOR.TV

Recursor.TV (owned by Iota Capital LLC) is a Webby Award winning site featuring science fiction content most of which has been independently produced. The founder of Recursor.TV produced Nina_Unlocked, winner of the Boston Sci Fi Film Festival 2017 Best Series and is currently in post production on Mayfield’s Game starring Sean Astin and Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino. 

The Market


Taking advantage of a saturated and fragmented market

TFN’s position in the streaming and crowdfunding industry is unique. As streaming platforms have proliferated and the market has fragmented, generations of streaming companies have come and gone. Most platforms are reactive: they see Netflix’s success and want to replicate a market demand that’s already being met, rather than asking what comes next and how to plan for that future demand today.

According to REDEF, the industry also suffers from Walled Garden Syndrome, or a “Build it and they will come” mentality. This expects viewers to subscribe to a service in order to access any of its content, putting stories into a locked silo. The problem is that silos inhibit discovery, forcing potential viewers to spend money before they’ve made an emotional commitment to a story. Meanwhile, market fragmentation creates consumer frustration, with complaints about the total cost of subscriptions to multiple streaming services a constant refrain on social media.

That means shifting our core success metrics from the number of units sold to building a sustaining and loyal audience. With multiple revenue streams and the ability to pivot based on market demand and interest, TFN reduces reliance on any single model and allows the community’s experience and input to help direct our attention.

In a market where companies and equity are looking for a fast exit and large profits, our focus on long-term sustainable growth makes TFN even more unusual. Because we are primarily creators with stories to tell, pursuing a buy-out from a larger corporation or equity investment firm is antithetical to our goals. That clear, public commitment in turn motivates long-term brand loyalty from the TFN audience.

How We Are Different


A platform that empowers users

TFN makes most content on the platform free-to-view and shareable. Thanks to nine years of detailed market data and experience from parent company Zombie Orpheus, we’ve developed our business with the motto “You can’t pirate the future.” By making access to quality content free, easy, and painless, we empower viewers to act and renew their favorite shows. If enough people pledge to renew a show, it is funded and a new season is greenlit. We also make it easy to support producers and individual creators via Patreon-style monthly subscriptions (scheduled to launch in Q3 2020).

The unified system makes it easy to offer and fulfill not only standard crowdfunding rewards, but for each campaign to offer bonus subscriptions to TFN Premium, our umbrella subscription service that provides first access to new titles. Those premium subscriptions make it easier to cross-promote network content and introduce viewers to new titles.

  • Original Content by Unique Voices - By combining forces with independent content producers from around the world, we can all leverage our collective strength to reach markets and build partnerships that are typically only open to larger studios or aggregators.

  • Shared Cinematic Universe License Agreement (SCULA) - A unique and optional copyright alternative, inspired by the Open Culture movement and Creative Commons licenses. Shows that opt-in to the terms of the SCULA allow third-party creation of licensed commercial derivatives, from fan fiction to entire spin-off series. Example licenses are available at http://scu.la. Strowlers, Fartherall, and Demon Hunters, our test cases, have been using the SCULA successfully for two years.

  • A Healthy Community - By explicitly disallowing hate speech on the platform, it’s become a place where diverse and global audiences can coexist peacefully, without negative financial impact on operations and growth. TFN is committed to supporting marginalized voices, the telling of their stories, and building a common culture of acceptance and respect.

The Business Model


Leveraging our massive community to power growth

Customer Base

Because we begin with content, our existing reach extends to the global audiences for independent successes that include JourneyQuest, Mythica, The Gamers, AFK, One Hit Die, Ren: The Girl With The Mark, Strowlers, The Rangers and many more shows. The combined fan base has been thrilled to offer support to these creators with crowdfunding campaigns worth millions of dollars. Even without additional growth, TFN is already delighting these audiences with our focus on sustainable storytelling and creator-focused operations.


TFN is designed to appeal explicitly to fandom, an umbrella that encompasses viewers who are actively and passionately engaged with the content that they love. From the freedom to create offered by SCULA shows, to the ability to renew their favorites directly, within TFN fandom is empowered do so what they do best: turn the love of good stories into communities that support those stories.

Diverse revenue streams

TFN relies on six distinct revenue sources to support its ecosystem:

  • Subscriptions

  • Crowdfunding platform fees & campaign management

  • Profits from funding and producing original content

  • Digital/physical merch sales and distribution

  • Direct contributions to creators (tip jar & SCULA profit-sharing)

  • Aggregation and distribution to third-party services and platforms

Unlike streaming-only services, this diversification allows streaming revenues to flux with demand and interest, with the majority of ongoing revenue and growth coming from the other five sources. This keeps the platform from relying on endless private equity raises to produce original content, beyond the size or capacity of the subscribing audience. 

The Vision


A proprietary tech platform that is built with fan engagement in mind

We first built the core proprietary systems that enable platform independence, including SSO and identity management server that connects our back-end services and front-end experience seamlessly.


Our most recent achievement has unlocked the ability to integrate video-on-demand streaming, pre-funding, crowdfunding, sales, wiki editing, and subscriptions into a unified, single-page experience. With this technical milestone due to begin a phased release to the public in February, we hope to move to our next phase of development by Q3.


Upon achieving sufficient capitalization, we’ll enter a long process of executing new milestones that open up the potential of our new platform, including a unique video player that makes our integrated system shareable and embeddable, plugins to enable creators to use our technology on their own sites, improving our crowdfunding dashboard for creators, and reducing interface friction for viewers and subscribers.

Crowdfunding to create content our fans want to see

TFN is preparing a slate of content crowdfunding campaigns for partner producers in 2020, beginning with season two of Ren: The Girl with the Mark and season three of AFK. We continue to license content from third-party creators and our parent companies all have numerous projects in the crowdfunding and production queue for 2020, including new seasons of JourneyQuest, The Rangers, and Strowlers. 


We are also pursuing partnerships with distribution companies who can offer pre-sale agreements for TFN content, as well as more opportunities to license our library on other platforms.


Because the film industry is in constant flux and because most deals never reach production, it’s important to note that while we have many additional projects and partnerships in development, it’s safer to assume that they don’t exist unless and until contracts are signed and funding is released.

Marketing

To date our marketing has been entirely based on word-of-mouth and email outreach from our parent companies. A successful raise on Start Engine will allow us to retain dedicated marketing services to begin formal campaigns and outreach as the platform and our content library mature.

We are booked to exhibit in 2020 at Gen Con Indy, where we hope to again sponsor their film festival (as we did in 2019).

Staffing

A successful raise on StartEngine will enable us to move from incubation to independence, hiring new staff across key areas, including individual management of our technology, marketing, distribution, production, community-building, and crowdfunding initiatives.

Our Team


An unbeatable combination of proven brands and creators

The best technology means nothing without content that people want to watch. 


With decades of combined experience, dozens of successful shows and movies, and multiple passionate global fan bases, our team knows how to deliver content, engage audiences, and maintain lean, efficient businesses. 


As Zombie Orpheus, Arrowstorm, The Forge, and Recursor, we have collectively raised millions of crowdfunding dollars, distributed and sold film and television projects for millions more, and maintained a creative focus on original storytelling. Audiences return to us for more, again and again, because we understand that a compelling story with relatable characters is fundamental.

A great company also calls for a great team!


We've assembled an experienced board of advisors from a variety of professional backgrounds, but with one common factor: everyone involved with creating The Fantasy Network is an accomplished storyteller who believes in the power of fantasy and science fiction to say something true about our own world. We tell stories that are true to our hearts, stories that matter to us and to our communities, and that passion drives every decision that we make. The Fantasy Network is not only a business, it's a labor of love from storytellers who care about the future.

Why Invest


We want fans and creators to help us achieve our mission

Because TFN is focused on empowering a global community of fans and creators, we are funding on StartEngine so that fans and creators can become stakeholders in our mission and company.


If you want to own a studio that will fund films by and for Hollywood celebrities, you’re in the wrong place. 


If you want to own part of a community-focused studio that empowers YOUR voice to watch, create, fund, and distribute independent fantasy film and television, this project is for you!

In the Press

Recursor.TV and The Fantasy Network Announce Launch of Strategic Partnership
February 25, 2019

Science fiction fans gain more online SVOD access to indie sci-fi entertainment

Offering Summary


Company

:

The Fantasy Network Corporation

Corporate Address

:

4152 Meridian St. Suite 105 #65, Bellingham, WA 98226

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$100.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class B Non-Voting Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

2,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

21,400

Price per Share

:

$5.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$8,300,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Company Perks*

EARLY BIRD INVESTOR PERKS

First 48 Hours – Friends & Family Early Birds | 15% Bonus Shares

Next Five Days – Early Bird Bonus | 10% Bonus Shares

Volume-based

$100+ one year subscription, invite to the annual meeting and party, access to private investors Facebook group.

$250+ Lifetime subscription, Early cast/crew announcements, invite to private hangouts Livestream.

$500+ Be the first to read and share new input on projects, vote on content to develop.

$1,000+ Access to private development channel on discord, VIP invites to TFN events

$5,000+ Beta access for new features and milestones

$10,000+ Semi-annual Livestream HNI meeting, 5% bonus shares

$20,000+ One site visit per year on TFN films / series - 10% bonus shares

$50,000+ executive producer credit on a Fantasy Network project

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

The Fantasy Network Corporation will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock at $5/ share, you will receive 110 Class B Non-Voting Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $500. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative.

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Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$63,982.00 USD
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Cash And Cash Equivalents
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$3,262.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$2,368.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$9,108.00 USD
$0.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the The Fantasy Network offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, The Fantasy Network has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in The Fantasy Network be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

TFN New Designated POC & Closed Meeting Invite

2 months ago

Greetings TFN Team, 

We are very excited to announce to you that we are bringing on another team member, Justin Moe! Justin will be directly responsible for Investor Relations. Feel free to reach out to him at any time with questions or concerns and he will make sure you are heard! 

Justin will also be joined by his wife, Heather, who is also an equally passionate creative. So, you may be corresponding with her as well (a package deal). 

 

"Hello, all! I just wanted to say that I am stoked to be on this TFN team! I have loved fantasy and sci-fi films and stories since I was young, so I join this team bringing my passion and drive. I am here to take your questions, concerns, or comments and relay them as needed! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me! I also have the pleasure of my wife, Heather, coming on to assist me from time to time. With both of us, you have a dedicated team on your side!"

Once again, thank you for investing with us and giving a voice to so many! 

Best,

Ron Newcomb

PS. Did you know we launched a new TFN Comic ?! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thefantasynetwork/outlawed-faith-comic?ref=830ro0&token=f660ea2f

Investor Notice

3 months ago

Greetings all,

During these trying times we hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well. 

We have a notice to our investors: We will be unable to meet our April 29, 2020, annual report filing requirements for securities sold pursuant to Regulation CF as a result the COVID-19 quarantine keeping us from regular practices (meetings, reporting, etc.). As such, we intend to rely on the temporary relief being provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We will continue to use our best efforts to comply with our ongoing reporting obligations.

We live in a great time of technology and ingenuity and are finding silver linings in the midst of this disruption of what would be our normal routine. 

Indie filmmakers have always found ways to get their stories told. 

Thank you for joining your voice to ours!

Notice of Material Change in Offering

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the The Fantasy Network offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Hosting a big con and perks are coming!

4 months ago

Hey TFN Family!

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with CoNZealand 2020 to help host the 78th Annual World Science Fiction Convention as the first Virtual Worldcon! 

Worldcon is very big in the convention space and we are excited to start to fill this need for the community. Click here or below for the article. (Please do help us spread the word of this newfound service!)

How about them perks?

We are working hard on our tech to get some of the perks opened up for everyone.  We are close to onboarding everyone and getting some of the other perks up and running. 

While we wait, have you found this epic concept short yet? So good...click here or below:

Campaign closing soon.

We want to be sensitive to the COVID-19 crisis, but we time-boxed on our campaign.

We have been fortunate during this time as the onboarding of our content continues to grow (500+ hours), plus we continue to see our viewership increase. 

We are so thankful for our community, but if you know someone that would like to support something epic, please do let them know about us - as this is how we grow!  

TFN Grows ->More Projects->Higher Quality->More Fan Engagement=More Creators->More Industry Influence/Opportunity

Stay encouraged, as together we can...


PS. Did you catch the latest TFN News on Facebook here?

Let's stay connected!

4 months ago

One of the core values of TFN is that we do not have to do life in isolation. Stay connected with us here:

Facebook TFN: https://www.facebook.com/thefantasynetwork/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFntsyNtwrk

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefantasynetwork/

TFN News:

Facebook TFN News (Legendarium): https://www.facebook.com/thefantasynews/

Website: http://thefantasy.news/ 

Tough times don't last. Take advantage of the time by starting that script! And then share it with us!

Stay safe but connected.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, The Fantasy Network has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in The Fantasy Network be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Tech Achievement Unlocked

5 months ago

Welcome to The Fantasy Network 2.0 (BETA). 

Ben and the tech team have been working hard to get us to our new epic site! Forgive our dust as we are still kicking the tires, so if you happen to find something that is not working just right, please do let us know by sending an email here: hello@thefantasy.network

Otherwise, do look around and feel free to share with your friends one of your favorite shows/films. https://watch.thefantasy.network/ 

Do we have apps? You bet we do! We'll be continuing to update those, but you should find us on most of your favorite platforms.


With your continued support, we are making something epic...together!

Reconfirming your Investment | We're Open for further Investments | Coronavirus Impact

5 months ago

Greetings!

With the epic success of our first round, we are excited to be able to open the TFN opportunity once again! So raise a pint and feel free to raise your investment or better yet, bring a friend to the party!

For everyone that has already invested with us, please do be on the lookout for an email from StartEngine as you’ll need to re-confirm your investment since we are opening things back up. This will not charge you again - it's simply reaffirming your investment. 

Just click on the button in the email and sign your name. 

FYI, SE is offering their 10% initial bonus shares for this campaign, of which can you learn more here: https://www.startengine.com/owners-bonus

How is the Coronavirus impacting TFN?

We don’t have theme parks. We don’t make movies for theaters. We run an incredibly lean operation focusing on creating, supporting and distributing entertainment that people can watch from the comfort and safety of their home. We are not a publicly traded stock so our stock price is much less dependent on day to day stock price movement. We’re playing the long game and we’re committed to our business.

We will continue to keep you updated as things progress.

Excelsior!   

PS. have you found this fun series on the network while we wait out the virus yet? https://watch.thefantasy.network/tv-show/afk/ 

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the The Fantasy Network offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


The Fantasy Network has added an independent CPA, updated financial milestones, increased the maximum funding goal and extended the end date.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

The Fantasy Network News

6 months ago

Not only to look to bring to life original Fantasy & SciFi content, but we also plan to add our voice into the pop-culture conversation with The Fantasy News!

Check out Episode 1 here:

Congratulations and Q&A

6 months ago

Congratulations!

Thanks to your support, we reached our maximum goal for The Fantasy Network in under a week. That means we’re now “oversubscribed”, with more interest and support offered than our investment cap allows. Everyone at TFN is thrilled with the results of this initial raise!

We are exploring a number of different options to allow more community-based owners to join us, as soon as possible. In the meantime, we’ve opened up a waitlist. If space opens up, priority will be given to people on the list. Anyone who joins the waitlist prior to the end of our “earlybird” period will be eligible for earlybird bonus shares if we’re able to allow more community investors to join us.

With that in mind, we highly recommend you join the waitlist asap so that if space becomes available, we will be able to offer it to you first!

We successfully launched our new iOS and Android apps this week. We have many more technical milestones ahead of us as they grow into the fully integrated vision, but we’re already thrilled with the easy navigation, the ability to highlight active campaigns, project tracking, wiki access, and more. You can check them out at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-fantasy-network/id1370144442 and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thefantasynetwork&hl=en. Roku is on track to launch soon, as is our new website.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to dive a little more deeply into questions from the comments on our StartEngine page.

One potential funder asked about the financial resources of our four parent companies and what kind of raise we would need in order to pursue our goals, as well as our plans for dividends or an “exit”. They were concerned about our burn rate and long term viability.

We plan to use the capital from this raise to grow the business in four key areas: technology, marketing, distribution, and content.

Our $107,000 raise does not include salaries for our company principal officers. The principals of TFN have somewhat of a luxury of not requiring TFN to support them financially at this time. The principals feel so strongly about the Company's mission that we are willing to be compensated through sweat equity for now. This might change in the future, but our goal is to keep TFN viable and self-sustaining and keep the cost structure balanced by growth

TFN has been designed to operate with an independent approach to growth—slow, steady, and within our means. Decades of indie filmmaking have taught us how to use available resources wisely, maximize the impact of our spending, and avoid exposure beyond our means. This raise allows us to accelerate development and growth, while keeping our core monthly operating costs within the range that our financially stable parent companies could subsidize if necessary. Our burn rate is dedicated to growth and development, rather than to increasing core expenses beyond our ability to stay in business if investment capital runs out.

With regard to the questions about exit and liquidity, TFN has no plans to exit at this time. TFN works as a business because we put the relationship between fans and creators first. We operate based on collective goodwill and a culture of mutual support from the people who are committed to incredible, original storytelling. In the event that we received a compelling offer, management would be very careful to align any exit, sale, or investment with the non-negotiable preservation of TFN's core values.

While we cannot guarantee any return on investment, we can share that our goal is to offer investors dividends once TFN achieves scale and creative sustainability. We would define creative sustainability as being able to produce content independently. We wish to financially reward investors who are supporting TFN in this offering and beyond. Within the scope and limits of relevant laws and regulations, we also hope to offer future liquidity to investors.

Our diversified revenue streams are designed to generate profits when operating at scale. As we grow we anticipate that subscription revenue will become a smaller percentage of overall revenue, with crowdfunding platform fees and original content in the middle, and distribution/licensing becoming the largest source of revenue.

Several investors asked about their perks! 

As soon as we are able to withdraw funds (21 days after a campaign has been live), we request to “close” on investors and finalize any cleared investor, converting them to official investors. Once that happens, we are able to get the contact information and, we will be thrilled to begin fulfilling perks, starting with lifetime subscriptions to TFN. We expect all of this to happen within the next 3-4 weeks!! We also want to clarify that invites to owner functions are ongoing—they are not term-limited. Perks also stack: if you invested at $1000, yes, you receive the perks from lower investment levels.

Thanks again for your participation in this venture and we can't wait to share what's next!

- The Fantasy Network

Day 1: Wow!

6 months ago

We know we have the best community, but getting to 40% of our initial goal on the first day is so epic (and on my birthday no less!)

We know this...we live and die by our community. We will only be who we are if we do this together. WE can create opportunities, WE can create epic tales, WE can achieve something we've all dreamt of. 

I never wanted a guarantee; I just wanted a shot. And now WE can. 

So, here is the deal, it's not about subscribers, but it's about the opportunity. The more people that catch the vision, the more we'll be able to achieve...together.

We have epic size dreams for TFN and with your help, we can. It's not just about becoming an investor, but owning the opportunity; we can all achieve epicness together. 

So, light the beacons and sound the horns for TFN shall answer the call!

From all of us here at TFN...thank you! Truly. Seeing so many recognizable, now fellow owners, is so rewarding. 

Keep your blades sharp...for now we march.

Sincerely,

Ron & The TFN Team


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