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Happy New Year from VidAngel! Overview of 2018

VidAngel Supporters,

As the fireworks subside celebrating the New Year, it’s time to reflect what we’ve accomplished together at VidAngel in 2018.

 

The Chosen – closing at midnight tonight – over $8 million* so far!

The Hollywood Reporter and CBN have both published great stories about breaking the all-time record for crowdfunding on any media project. 

Finally, today is the final day The Chosen will accept investment agreements.  It is conducting an unprecedented 6-hour live streamed marathon tonight beginning at 9pm EST. Join the live stream to ask the director anything you want and have your questions answered in real time.

*Amount raised is an estimate that includes subscriptions and founders’ contribution, however not all such amounts have been accepted or closed, and some subscriptions may not be accepted.

 

 

Dry Bar Comedy – Over 1 BILLION views

Our hit comedy series grew explosively in 2018, propelling VidAngel to cash flow positive and prompting a national tour for 2019.  It’s hard to describe what a live night at Dry Bar is like so make sure you experience it when it comes to your town.

 

Here are some of Dry Bar Comedy’s 2018 highlights:

 

  • 1) Top-10 Title on VidAngel. Four or five of the most popular titles on VidAngel are consistently Dry Bar Comedy specials (competing with Stranger Things, Jack Ryan and Game of Thrones). We don’t show them in the most popular category on the app anymore because they were dominating the section. But they are still the most popular.
  • 2) 4 Million Followers. More social media followers than Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dave Chapelle combined.
  • 3) Sirius XM Radio Deal. We partnered with SiriusXM radio to allow people to listen to Dry Bar Comedy on satellite radio. Listen to it on channel 98.
  • 4) Audio Apps. Do you have one of those home devices? Here are some commands to test the new Dry Bar Comedy audio apps on your home device or cell phone (these are in EARLY testing, so we look forward to your feedback):
    • “hey Google” followed by “Ask Dry Bar Comedy for jokes”
    • “Alexa” is currently reviewing our app. When it is approved, you can use the same phrase as Google.
    • “Siri” followed by “Play Dry Bar Comedy”
  • 5) Cash Flow Positive. We invested millions into Dry Bar Comedy and now, as we start Season 4 next week, it’s generating millions in revenue. And almost all of January tapings sold out weeks in advance.

 

VidAngel Studios

We are in the final stages of FINRA and the SEC regulatory approval for a crowd-funding portal that will allow everyone to support numerous crowd-funded media projects such as The Chosen.  There are a number of projects that we haven’t been able to announce yet. However, we plan to officially launch the crowd-funding platform for VidAngel Studios early this year.

Legal Battle  #SaveFiltering

The stay (that we were afforded thanks to Chapter 11) has been lifted on the Disney lawsuit and we’re back at it in the courts as a much healthier company. In 2017 we did about $2.7 million (and suffered decreasing cash reserves every month) but in 2018 we did over $7.5 million (and our cash reserves began increasing again).  What is most astounding is that we achieved that while filtering only half the content we previously offered on VidAngel!

 

We plan to fight for the right to filter all content on modern devices until we are confident that the future of filtering is secure.  Even without filtering for Disney/Fox/WB content, it is no longer all or nothing because the rest of VidAngel’s business is thriving. And we will continue to ask Congress to clarify the law as we grow.

 

Finally, we also hope to emerge from Chapter 11 soon, maybe even this year.

 

Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your support. Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to continue fighting to make entertainment good for your home. 2018 was a great year and we expect 2019 to be even better.

 

We hope to see you any time on The Chosen 6-hour live stream tonight at 6pm PST or 9pm EST

 

Onward and upward,


Neal Harmon, Co-founder and CEO

VidAngel Halloween Contest 2016

UPDATE: Congratulations to our VidAngel Halloween Contest Winners!!
VidAngel halloween winners!

Grand Prize: Mike K with “Movie Night”!
Best Costume: Instagram: @sarahcobabe Sarah C!
Best Pumpkin: Michael Chin C!
Best Decorated Dessert: Lori Boody B!
If you haven’t already, please message us your VidAngel account email address so we can send prizes 🙂

VidAngel costume dude

Dress up as your favorite movie or TV character (or in a VidAngel costume) for a chance to win a FREE YEAR OF VIDANGEL MOVIES*!

 

Now’s your chance to celebrate your favorite spooky holiday and get some VidAngel love in return! We will feature your posts on our site, and then choose winners in each category.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

1.  Take a picture of you wearing a movie or tv show character costume (VidAngel costumes get extra points!), carving a VidAngel pumpkin, and/or decorating VidAngel cookies or desserts.

2.  Post your picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #VidAngelHalloween. Make sure the post is public!

3.  Get friends and family to like/share your post!

 

PRIZES:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
Free Year of VidAngel Movies ($100 of VidAngel credit)

First Place Costume:
$50 in VidAngel credit

First Place Pumpkin:
$25 in VidAngel credit

First Place Cookies/Dessert:
$25 in VidAngel credit

 

RULES AND GUIDELINES:

Winner will be chosen by VidAngel and will be based on creativity, effort, and number of likes/shares on social media. (VidAngel costumes will get bonus points!)

Family/group costumes and doing all three categories (costume, pumpkin, and dessert) makes you more likely to win! Each group can only win one prize.

If you are under the age of 18, you must have parent or guardian’s permission to participate.

Starts now and ends Oct. 31 at 11:59PM MST. We will choose winners within three days after that.

Your post must be public (so we can see it) and have #VidAngelHalloween in the description to be entered.

Please do not post anything inappropriate, vulgar or that you wouldn’t want your Grandma Susie to see. We will not accept or feature on our site any entries we deem inappropriate.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase your chance to win.

By participating you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

 

 

*$100 in VidAngel credit, which is equal to 100 SD VidAngel movie nights (or 50 HD movie nights) with filters, when movies are sold back within 24 hours. The average person generally watches around 67 movies per year.