Could Monetizing Fan Fiction Become a Virtuous Circle?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story, Scott Walker of Brain Candy notes that “there is an untapped market that exists between fandom and commercial entertainment” and “he wants to legitimize fandom.” Obviously Walker is asserting that there is money being left on the table somewhere in the value chain. Producers of commercial entertainment pay top dollar for “canonical texts” …

Rethinking Rights in a Transmedia World

In Digital by Daniel Kalder

By Daniel Kalder As President of Brain Candy LLC, Scott Walker is one of the individuals behind the project Runes of Gallidon, an online fantasy world in which a community of fans are invited to contribute characters, concepts and stories to the central concept. It’s what Walker bills as “a guided collaborative enterprise breaking down the barrier between creator and …