Project Tempest
Project Tempest
May 15, 2022
Simon Pulman, Dealmaker & Strategist
Play • 1 hr 42 min

Simon Pulman is a New York based lawyer and advisor focusing on tv, film, and interactive, including influencers and e-sports. Simon thinks and writes a great deal about the fast evolving landscape of entertainment and digital content - the present and future of how creators connect with audiences worldwide.

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(00:00) - Introduction

(00:54) - Elden Ring: Bringing a generation together

(10:17) - IP properties across film and television: Marvel, Westworld, Severance.

(21:57) - Video game deals. Arcane. Halo, Mandalorian. Gaming vs TV

(32:03) - Dealmaking: Navigating creative landscapes and industries

(39:54) - Gaming is dominating the global entertainment space

(54:09) - The Netflix model’s implications for long-term viability

(1:01:56) - South by Southwest trends, NFTs, creating the digital Disney.

(1:22:22) - Creators: Benjamin McKenzie (The OC) Jonathan Nolan (Westworld, Fallout) Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets)

(1:30:08) - Advice to young creators and dealmakers 

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Producer for this episode is Kearin Armstrong, production assistant is Prea Millar.

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