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As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

May 20, 2019

Even as Quibi, the short form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo, reportedly looks to raise another $1 billion, rival service Fiction Riot continues to steadily build out its pipeline of short-form serials.

New Mobile Shows Announced for Ficto Streaming Platform

May 17, 2019

Fiction Riot, creators of the first platform designed to produce and deliver shows explicitly for mobile streaming, announced today a roundup of new series which will stream on its mobile platform Ficto, available on iOS and Android later this year.

Riot act: L.A. startup aims to disrupt mobile entertainment

May 17, 2019

CEO Mike Esola talks about what inspired Fiction Riot, how its first product (Ficto) works and how the platform compares to Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi.

Can Blockchain Help ‘Fast Fiction’ Disrupt The Streaming Media Disruptors?

February 18, 2019

To understand the true power of disruption that streaming media leaders like Netflix and Spotify have brought to their respective markets, you need to follow the money.

How to make digital media distribution fair and DECENT

January 31, 2019

Fast fiction is a new form of digital media, a way to gobble up short-form fiction on your mobile. If you’ve not heard of it, you’re living in the slow lane, because it’s taking off, and now it’s coming to MOVIES too.

Production Company Fiction Riot Launches Subscription-Based Platform for Shortform Premium Videos

December 19, 2018

The company, run by former UTA agent Mike Esola, is launching its “fast fiction” platform, Ficto. The shortform video content sphere looks to be the next battleground for control over smartphone users, and one company is looking to be one of the first to stake land on that new frontier.

Fiction Riot to beat Quibi to market with Ficto for short-form video

December 19, 2018

Short-form video is the future of mobile entertainment, and Jeffrey Katzenberg isn’t the only one who thinks so. The project has 20 series currently in production, including both original and licensed content. Ficto will launch to consumers in early 2019.

Premium Short-Form Content Maker Ficto Launches; Ex-Agent Mike Esola At Helm

December 18, 2018

Fiction Riot has launched Ficto, a subscription-based platform that delivers short-form premium programming designed to be consumed through mobile usage.

BCDF Pictures Acquires Fantasy Book Series ‘The Riftwar Saga’ For TV Adaptation

September 20, 2018

BCDF Pictures has picked up the rights to Raymond E. Feist’s blockbuster fantasy book franchise The Riftwar Saga with Atomic Blonde screenwriter Kurt Johnstad aboard to adapt the first novel Magician for television.

‘Hush, Hush’ Movie Finds Its Leads In Liana Liberato & Wolfgang Novogratz

August 27, 2018

Fans of Becca Fitzpatrick’s YA novel Hush, Hush have been waiting for this one with bated breath, and we can finally announce that the stars of Kellie Cyrus’ feature adaptation of the supernatural romance saga are Liana Liberato and Wolfgang Novogratz.