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Alex M
2863 Ambler Ave
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February 23rd returning to Accelerate Past Presenters Row

the project

This is Phase Two of our Project. We pitched the project as "Starving Artists 2 Working Artists" at Accelerate: a civic pitch competition by the Cleveland Leadership Center 

 "BlockcityP2C "  is going to be a Platform where Artists can gain Fans and interact with them and sell their art so they can become working artists. 

Watch Pitch Video from Accelerate 2021

Blockcityp2c will be a social network where people can engage with artists and also receive digital gift boxes. There will be a subscription fee that will go toward maintaining the site and using real persons and AI (artificial intelligence) to guarantee all members are real people. Blockcityp2c will also establish a fund to help artists create more work and turn them from "Starving Artists 2 Working Artists"

the steps

This is Phase two of our project. We will be using funds to refine the website and gain content and subscribers. Phase one raised about $3,000 and we connected with a web designer. 

why we're doing it

To help Artists earn a living from their movies

When I first won an Emmy for a TV movie I wrote, my Mom told me, "I had Fame but no Fortune." That stuck with me as I struggled over the years to make movies and found Fame online but little fortune to make movies. I discovered I was not alone. Other artists have managed to grab huge followings but when it comes to revenue, they are stuck working a day job to support their art. I had created a movie company Prelude2Cinema to produce my work and others, but we still suffered from being Artists who had "Fame but no Fortune." We had become "Starving Artists."

Many filmmakers in the Cleveland area, such as myself, struggle to find support for our project. Many of us have put down roots and have homes and families here, and we feel we can contribute to the economy of the city. The pandemic changed the world and is continuing to do so. Many people turned to art and movies and online events for comfort and entertainment. We feel that artists are essential for the mental health of the world in these uncertain times. We do need support to continue our art.


Final budget


Godaddy website hosting Wordpress: $135.82

TOTAL RAISED = $146.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $7.30
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $2.88

Original budget

  • $10,000 Web Architect 
  • $10,000 Video content 
  • $2,500 Virtual and Real World Marketing campaign to gain subscribers 
  • $2,500 Studio rental 

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $1,359
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount for this campaign.


February 23rd returning to Accelerate Past Presenters Row

We will be part of Accelerate 2023 with updates on all our pitches, which we have combined into a movement to support Artists in Cleveland.

The Blockland Cleveland Story

What was and is Blockland Cleveland?

One of the stories to be told on Prelude2CinemaTV will be that of Blockland Cleveland, a “movement” test began in 2018 and promised to make the region a hub for blockchain technology. This will be an honest look at what went right and what went wrong . At one time there were over a thousand persons from all walks of life and industries and organizations involved. Two conferences were held with hundreds attending. This was the future of Cleveland. Then … The story of what was and what some hope can still be will be explored as part of the bold  cinema on Prelude2CinemaTV

The Facebook group for Blockland Cleveland remains



Top Nerd promotes Starving Artists

Prelude2Cinema thanks Amanda McKnight, host of Top Ten Nerd and other great sites for a cameo about our campaign.

Watch the Cameo

Nogient is designing Prelude2CinemaTV

As we move forward with our campaign, we plan to do daily updates in February. Nogient will be designing Prelude2CinemaTV



This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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