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President of Belt & Road Territories Congratulates on The American WORLD FILM AWARDS™

Updated: Dec 2, 2018

Mr. Starr Zhou, the President of The Belt & Road Territories and the Chief Representative in China of World Film Institute™ (WFI) sent his congratulations on the creation and launch of The American WORLD FILM AWARDS™, which is co-funded by Olympia A Gellini, and Dr. Steven Nia, on Nov. 3rd, 2018, at 10 AM Beijing Time.

Mr. Starr Zhou is a successful filmmaker, and has presented oscar awarded films such as La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, together with other high-quality blockbusters such as Loving Vincent and Wonder have set the record in China’s box office.

Starr was also best known as the founder and senior executive of Urban Channel of Hunan TV, China Entertainment TV (CETV), Shenzhen Satellite TV (SZTV), and Macau Asia Satellite Television (MASTV). Mr. Zhou’s extensive experience in the entertainment industry, has been the driving force for achieving historical and outstanding growth, for such organizations, yet retaining the economic profitability and sustainability. Starr is considered one of the founding pioneers of the China New Entertainment era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular Chinese film investors in Hollywood film history.

Mr. Starr Zhou is based in Beijing, China, and epitomizes the development of film industry on behalf of WFI along the Belt & Road territories.

THE DOME is directed by Lee Baker, and is produced by Hollywood based Wardour Studios, as well as its co-production partners. The film is now in pre production and is expected for release in the 4th quarter of 2019, for its worldwide distribution.

“It is a great news that W1 Platform™ - The Hollywood Blockchain™ and World Film Institute will jointly host The American WORLD FILM AWARDS™ annually, and the awards will be the first film awards that voting members may participate and vote through W1 Platform blockchain Entertainment Ecosystem.” Said Starr Zhou.

W1 Platform is intended to provide an open source blockchain platform, that allows voters to remotely and securely log in to vote.

Starr Zhou congratulates Mr. Olympia A Gellini, the founder of World Film Institute™, and Dr. Steven Nia, the Chairman of World Film Institute™ and W1 Platform - The Hollywood Blockchain, on the creative and important partnership.

W1 Platform will use custom generated votes that contain unique tokens in the form of QR codes to prevent the same vote from being scanned twice. These tokens also serve as a means to unlock a “vote film” that is transferred to the blockchain, allowing votes to be recorded in real time. All votes are public and traceable using an W1 Platform decentralized blockchain.

(From left to right: People's Daily journalist Julie Shen, Angelina Leo, Steven Nia, Olympia Gellini, Angela Zhu)

Special screening privileges are available to voting Members during The American WORLD FILM AWARDS™ season. W1 Platform strives to provide an equitable opportunity for all nominated films to be seen not only in theater, but also on W1 Platform App.

About W1 Platform™ - The Hollywood Blockchain

W1 Platform™ - The Hollywood Blockchain™, is an entertainment ecosystem based on the advanced blockchain technology, and Smart Web 3.0 infrastructure. W1 Platform™ is designed to be an ultrafast performance blockchain platform and offers a highly sophisticated decentralized blockchain network for secure and accountable financing, production, and global exploitation of Hollywood films, TV, VR, AR, Games, Music and other entertainment contents.

W1 Platform™ defines a new paradigm in the entertainment industry, enabling a decentralized Hollywood business model with Digital Rights Management (DRM). W1 Platform provides Digital IDs to allow users such as producers, filmmakers, composers, and etc. to secure their property rights and to monetize their contents in the form of Digital Assets. W1 Platform empowers users with peer-to-peer (P2P) connectivity, enabling them to conduct desired transactions based on their designated set of rules, all encoded in smart contracts.

The architecture, design, and business model for W1 Platform™ originated from Hollywood based Wardour Studios. The innovations of W1 Platform and its ultra high speed blockchain network culminate into an ultimate entertainment ecosystem, through which hundreds of millions users may enjoy and monetize movies, 4K content creation and distribution, live streaming of TV, concerts, sports, events, catch-up TV, network recording, viewing, gaming, and VR/AR experience of entertainment contents.

About Wardour Studios

Wardour Studios™ is the ultimate digital studio, with expertise in the production and distribution of feature films, TV, visual effects, VR - virtual reality, AR - augmented reality, which is addressing and exploiting the emerging challenges in the global, and specifically in the Hollywood and China entertainment landscape. Wardour Studios continues to grow into a vertically integrated global content platform of increasing diversity, reach and scale. The Company’s portfolio of assets include film and television libraries, a world-class film business and an expanding global distribution footprint.

About World Film Institute

World Film Institute™ (WFI) is a nonprofit organization supporting the advancement and recognition of the arts and the motion picture industry worldwide. World Film Institute strives to tear down cultural barriers aiming at world peace and unification of the world citizens, through arts, media and motion pictures. WFI promotes racial, gender and ethnic equality, offering its members and public at large, distinguished global awards including Family Film Awards, and Olympia Awards of Seven Arts of the World. WFI also offers a vast resource of services, including film studies, scholarships, motion picture industry seminars, advanced technological support, networking opportunities as well as exclusive entertainment and fashion industry events.

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