Mr. Banks and Mr. Paunovic to discuss the ground-breaking "GenZeroes" NFT-based live-action series
VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 27, 2022 /CNW/ - Looking Glass Labs Ltd. ("LGL" or the "Company") (NEO: NFTX) (FRA: H1N), a leading Web3 platform specializing in non-fungible token ("NFT") architecture, immersive metaverse environments, play-to-earn tokenization, and virtual asset royalty streams, is pleased to announce that its CEO, Dorian Banks, is scheduled to appear on the "Edge of NFT Podcast" (the "Podcast") alongside actor Aleks Paunovic on February 28, 2022. The Podcast is the longest-running NFT-themed podcast and ranks 195th in technology podcasts on Apple in the United States. Mr. Banks and Mr. Paunovic have been invited to discuss the Company's ten-episode NFT-based live-action series entitled "GenZeroes" ("GenZeroes" or the "Series"). Starring Aleks Paunovic, GenZeroes is a first-of-its-kind, sci-fi action and adventure series that is being planned to involve multiple formats. The Series is the product of a collaboration between LGL's GenZeroes Productions Inc. ("GZP") and its flagship studio, House of Kibaa ("HoK").
The chance to discuss GenZeroes with its lead actor and give the Podcast's listeners more information about the Series is a strategic opportunity for LGL. The Company's presence on such an established platform to discuss NFTs with experts and novices alike is expected to generate increased exposure for LGL, HoK, GZP and the Series. The Podcast strives to bring listeners the latest and most important updates on NFTs, by addressing the business side and the human element of how NFTs are reshaping the modern world. The Podcast targets dreamers, creators, connectors, makers and doers who are eager to participate in the future of NFTs. With over 110 episodes broadcast to date, the Podcast is hosted by Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley and Joshua Kriger, who are a complementary team with backgrounds in neuroscience, improv and business.
Aleks Paunovic is a Canadian actor born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He co-starred with Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins in Zero Contact, which was the first feature-length Hollywood film to be released as NFTs. Mr. Paunovic also appeared in the 2021 Marvel Studios series Hawkeye, with over 30 awards and nominations as well as several high-profile films and television credits Snowpiercer, Planet of the Apes, and Van Helsing.1
Dorian Banks, Chief Executive Officer of LGL said, "Appearing on the Podcast is a great chance for us to let listeners know how LGL is working hard to contribute to the NFT world, and also for them to hear from Mr. Paunovic about his views on the Series and NFTs as well." Mr. Banks added, "The ten-episode GenZeroes live action show is something that our team is incredibly proud of and has already generated a strong level of interest in our Company and its subsidiary studios. It's a great feeling to know that we are creating something so unique and innovative for both the entertainment and technology industries through our work, which ultimately is for the benefit of the NFT community that we greatly value and respect."
ABOUT LOOKING GLASS LABS
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Looking Glass Labs ("LGL") is a Web3 platform specializing in non-fungible token ("NFT") architecture, immersive metaverse environments, play-to-earn tokenization and virtual asset royalty streams. Its leading brand, House of Kibaa ("HoK"), designs and curates a next generation metaverse for 3D assets, which allows functional art and collectibles to exist simultaneously across different NFT blockchain environments. HoK has successfully released digital assets to include GenZeroes, which sold out in just 37 minutes for total proceeds to LGL of CAD 6.2 million, in addition to a perpetual 5% royalty stream on secondary market sales. HoK plans to launch a hyper-realistic metaverse built on the latest version of Unreal Engine in 2022.
On behalf of LOOKING GLASS LABS LTD.
Dorian Banks, Chief Executive Officer
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