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Arbitrum Foundation Teams Up with DPOP Studios for 'NEW HERE' SHORTS Film Series

source-logo  blockster.com 21 February 2024 18:19, UTC

New York – The Arbitrum Foundation has unveiled an exciting collaboration with DPOP Studios, a rising star in the media landscape, for the production of their upcoming feature-length film, NEW HERE.

This innovative film delves into the contemporary digital culture, exploring the fusion of art, gaming, fashion, and music in the digital age. NEW HERE offers a unique perspective through the journey of a fictional user navigating the vast landscape of the internet and encountering prominent figures shaping the future of digital art.

The partnership between Arbitrum Foundation and DPOP Studios introduces two key components: NEW HERE SHORTS and GLIMPSES.
NEW HERE SHORTS presents a series of 11 immersive short films, providing an entry point for newcomers to the CryptoArt world by showcasing prominent artists in the emerging art scene.
These shorts will be released throughout 2024, accompanied by an interactive experience tailored exclusively for the NEW HERE SHORTS premiere. Complementing the shorts, GLIMPSES are open-edition art pieces that evolve alongside the viewing experience of the SHORTS episodes, offering an interactive journey for audiences.

Dan Sickles, Founder of DPOP Studios commented on today’s news: “We’re ready to push the boundaries of how we interact with story-driven media, and we’re finding exciting ways to reward audiences who engage with our ecosystem..
"Imperative to DPOP’s mission, a protocol rewards system has been established whereby the featured artist in the short film series will receive perpetual royalties from each mint – since 2021, DPOP Studios has paid out over $50,000 in residuals to artists featured in their digital art drops.”

Dan Sickles, Founder of DPOP Studios
GLIMPSES will be available for minting on Zora starting February 21, 2024, with a minting period running through early spring, aligning with the public release of SHORTS. Additionally, a live GLIMPSES minting event is scheduled at ETH Denver on March 1, 2024.

Nina Rong, Head of Ecosystem Development at Arbitrum Foundation, added, “The NEW HERE universe introduces an exciting new digital realm that connects entertainment with digital ownership in a way the media and film industry has yet to venture into.

Owning an NFT corresponding to a short series to unlock advancing viewing experiences has the potential to reimagine how media companies approach media releases in a Web3 world.”

There will be a live GLIMPSES minting event at ETH Denver on March 1, 2024.

About DPOP Studios

DPOP Studios is a dynamic media studio dedicated to crafting captivating narratives across various mediums. Collaborating with creative technologists, the studio pioneers new models for financing, production, and distribution of new media.


Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dan Sickles, NEW HERE promises to be a cinematic journey into the heart of contemporary digital culture. Produced by industry veterans and featuring prominent creators of the generation, the film is set to release in 2024.

About The Arbitrum Foundation

Founded in March 2023, The Arbitrum Foundation supports and expands the Arbitrum network and its community with cutting-edge scaling solutions for Ethereum. Arbitrum One—a leading Ethereum Layer-2 scaling solution—offers ultra-fast, low-cost transactions, driving innovation in DeFi and NFT projects.