JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--Look at it from a business perspective. Many factors affect the value of real estate, of stocks and commodities in the financial markets… and even the equity in privately held businesses. Often those factors are beyond the investor or business owner’s control. But what about the value of intellectual property that has mass market appeal and interest?
The stability and value of intellectual property is a unique story (no pun intended) as a business model. Ideas, thoughts put to paper, manifested in print, audio and film (including today’s digital environment)—a creator’s labor turned into a tangible product with appeal to a mass market. This is a rich and fertile environment for those who know how to develop a pipeline for it. Fantastic wealth and business empires have been built on that very fact (think of Walt Disney and how J.K Rowling became one of the richest people in the world in less than ten years).
Two established companies have teamed to make that a focus: the development of intellectual property with brand and franchise potential with mass market global appeal and then delivering it through established distribution and sales channels.
The companies are Adducent, Inc., a Florida based publisher, and ArkWatch Holdings LLC, an Arizona based intellectual property holding company. Working together to leverage their experience, expertise and existing portfolio; they have developed new intellectual property (and more to come) with shelf-life and lasting value in the market. This is possible because of their ability to develop, as the core of all of their intellectual property, topics and themes that have huge perennial interest from readers and movie goers. The first book from this collaboration, Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction will release in November and the live-action movie based on the book (part of a co-production agreement with Enriching Pictures Inc.) begins production in 2012. A completed feature-length animated movie, The Legend of Secret Pass, from an original story by ArkWatch’s CEO, Erik Daniel Shein, will be released in early 2012 and follows the ArkWatch mission of "Believe in magic."
ArkWatch Holdings LLC, Erik Daniel Shein, CEO & Managing Principal
Adducent, Inc., Dennis M. Lowery, President
Enriching Pictures Inc., David Borg, President