A new member of the Liquid family of companies, iGEMStv provides the most comprehensive content recommendation engine on the market. Founded by industry veteran Jon Fitzgerald, the company began as an answer to the modern audience dilemma: With seemingly endless content to choose from these days, how does one find the movies and TV shows to watch that are of greatest interest?
Combining three key elements, iGEMStv (Internet Guide to Engaging Movies & Series)’s unique blend of human curation, word of mouth and machine learning deliver customized results based on user preferences – directing audiences to what to watch.
Equally important is the where to watch: This includes traditional genres, trending carousels, and recommendations for programming. iGEMStv is a discovery portal, leading its users to discover and expand their knowledge of new film and TV content, and information on how to access across platforms.
Adding iGEMStv to Liquid’s already powerful four-phase business engine, which can take content from inception through to monetization, is another important step for the company – led by CEO Ron Thomson and supported by Chairman Joshua Jackson.
“Ron and the Liquid team are building innovative solutions for indie producers’ complex challenges of the future, with the right combination of tools, assets, and platforms to have a powerful impact on this industry,” said Fitzgerald. “As the independent film landscape continues to evolve, we’re excited for iGEMS to join the Liquid family and to be empowering independents.”
With iGEMStv, movie and TV collections are curated by a trusted guide. iGEMStv have dedicated on-the-ground staff who are constantly seeking out new film festivals in search of new undiscovered films, TV shows and documentaries. iGEMStv also recommends gems on Filmocracy (another company Liquid has announced its intent to acquire) and titles playing exclusively on niche platforms, including projects currently on the film festival circuit.
Weekly iGEMSelection newsletters and podcasts (available on all streaming platforms) are also sent to registered users.
After registering for free, fans get a personalized dashboard, based on their preferences, where they can track what they watch, rate, review and/or add to their watchlist. Users can follow other profiles, like friends or film critics, to find recommendations. Once a movie or show is chosen, iGEMStv will link the user to what streaming service it can be found on.
This is exactly the type of service that independent producers and content creators want as they work to monetize their projects by increasing discoverability and visibility. It’s also why Liquid Media Group is there to empower those indie producers and creators outside the major studio system to achieve sustainable growth.
In addition to the discovery portal of iGEMStv, the company has introduced iGEMSpro, as a platform of resources for independent filmmakers. This division provides a unique combination of resources, tools and courses, including the successful Film Festival Mastery course. The Pro service provides carousels with links to related news covering the indie film landscape, tracking of films on the festival circuit and comprehensive articles exploring the marketplace via The Mine. In an effort to support the discovery and sales of independent films coming off the festival circuit, iGEMS has partnered with Vuulr to create the iGEMSpro Directory, as an online marketplace for filmmakers.
“iGEMStv is an important tool for discoverability, curation, recommendation and monetization,” said Thomson. “We believe that iGEMStv will play a vital role in helping independent intellectual property (IP) owners attract new audiences and increase the market share for their creative works. We are also excited to by the development of the PRO series, which brings valuable educational opportunities directly to filmmakers.”
Liquid is there for every step of the way as an expert and trusted advisor for creative professionals working outside of the traditional studio space, helping them bring their dreams to reality as they build lasting, meaningful careers.
Learn more about Liquid Media Group at www.liquidmediagroup.co
Discover iGEMStv at www.igems.tv