Hollywood Stock Exchange® (www.hsx.com) is an integrated marketing,
research and technology company driven by its patented entertainment stock
market. At HSX.com, visitors buy and sell virtual shares of celebrities,
movies and music with a currency called the Hollywood Dollar®.The Company's
Virtual SpecialistTM technology allows an unlimited number of
consumers to trade thousands of virtual entertainment securities in a fair
and orderly, supply-and-demand-based market. HSX syndicates the data
collected from the Exchange as market research to entertainment, consumer
product and financial institutions and as original programming to radio,
television and print media. Founded in 1996, HSX is now a subsidiary of
Cantor Index Holdings, L.P. and an affiliate of Cantor Index Limited, a
leading online financial spread trading firm. HSX is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.
Index offers a wide range of retail equity derivative products, based on
exchange-traded futures and shares. These products have quickly become one of
the most exciting and efficient retail equity derivatives available. Cantor
Index's real time, online trading has become a focal point of its development
thanks to the contribution of eSpeed's technology (www.espeed.com). For more information about
Cantor Index visit www.cantorindex.co.uk.
Fitzgerald L.P. is a financial services firm with operating units that are
involved in a variety of market-baseds business initiatives. From its
position as a leading financial intermediary in both the equity and fixed
income markets, Cantor has expanded the scope of its business to include
portfolio trading, investment banking, financial spread betting, market
advisory, energy brokerage, CO2 emissions trading and electronic trading
technology. Cantor brings its experience and expertise in the financial
markets and its legacy of innovation in technology to benefit institutional
investors and traders around the world. Whether it's creating new products
and services or enabling its clients to trade more efficiently and
effectively through cutting edge technological solutions, Cantor is
re-inventing markets everyday. For more information about Cantor Fitzgerald
The Hollywood Stock Exchange crosses the one million mark in registered trades.
A live IMX television show, supporting the new music market, begins airing
weekdays on muchmusic usa.
HSX launches IMX, the Interactive Music Exchange, a Virtual Specialist ASP
Alexander Costakis is appointed the new Managing Director of Hollywood Stock
HSX secures sale of its research product to legendary motion picture studio,
Cantor Index and HSX roll-out the UK launch of a special, real-money
trading market for the Academy Awards.
With Cantor Index, HSX launches the first online movie trading product,
users to wager real money on the box office results of Jurassic Park III
and Planet of the Apes.
Cantor Index Holdings, a leading online financial trading firm, acquires the
Hollywood Stock Exchange.
Launched HSX Research (www.hsxresearch.com), a subscription-based market
research application which strives to become the leading provider of
information to the entertainment research market
Launched Virtual Producer (www.virtualproducer.com), an immersive online experience
that allows consumers to participate in every aspect of the production of a
Deal signed with Pacific Century CyberWorks' (Now.com) to create content based
on HSX Market
Daily web show, Buy, Sell or Hold, launched on HSX.TV
O2K (Oscar 2000) at House of Blues featuring Moby and Earth Wind & Fire and
hosted by Rob Schneider
HSXpresso Cafe opens at Sundance Film Festival
Second round of capital raised from Citigroup Ventures, National Broadcasting
Company (NBC) and XL Ventures
Patent received for Virtual Specialist Technology
Weekly radio show launched on 97.1 FM in Los
Music Market Launched in NYC at Jupiter Plug.In Conference
Oscar Party at House of Blues featuring Beck and Crystal Method
First round of venture capital raised from Keystone Venture Capital
Hollywood Stock Exchange commercially launched
Founded by Max Keiser and Michael Burns
HOLLYWOOD STOCK EXCHANGE CROSSES THE ONE MILLION MARK IN REGISTERED
May 4, 2003
(May 4, 2003) - On a weekend when moviegoers across the country set records
with the release of mega-blockbuster X2: X-Men United, traders on the
Hollywood Stock Exchange® (www.hsx.com) made history of their own. For
seven years, HSX has provided the world's online community with the only 24
hours-a-day/seven-days-a-week virtual entertainment market. And now, that
community has grown to include more than one million registered users.
On this historic occasion, a few other remarkable HSX
numbers merit mention:
- Since 1997,
the Hollywood Stock Exchange has traded more than $25 trillion Hollywood
Dollars® (H$) on the Movie Market™.
- In that same
time, the Movie Market has brokered over 133,000,000 transactions/trades.
- The total
number of film securities traded on HSX has exceeded 3.25 trillion shares.
- To date, the
largest single portfolio holder on the Hollywood Stock Exchange is worth
nearly H$3.4 billion.
About the Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX)
The Hollywood Stock Exchange ('HSX') is a
leading interactive gaming technology and research company, acquired by Cantor
Index Holdings in May 2001. Through its patented virtual specialist technology
and licensing agreements with third parties, HSX is able to provide consumers
with an unrivalled interactive experience. Virtual stock exchanges, such as
www.hsx.com, allow users to buy and sell virtual shares of entertainment and
other assets using virtual currencies, such as 'Hollywood Dollars'
('H$'). Trading data derived from the virtual stock market is
collected and delivered as market research for entertainment, consumer product,
and financial institutions
MUCHMUSIC FUSE INTERACTIVE GAME PLAY WITH LIVE TV, 16 December 2002
NEW YORK, NY,
December 16, 2002 - muchmusic usa, the nation's only viewer-driven all music
network, will take live television and the interactive game play to an
unprecedented level when it fuses the two together and premieres IMX:
Interactive Music Exchange on Monday, January 20 at 6 PM EST.
In development for almost a year, IMX is a fully converged music industry
simulation game. Through the power of muchmusic usa's web site, www.mmusa.tv
and utilizing the proven interactive technology of the Hollywood Stock Exchange
(HSX), a leading interactive gaming technology and research company, viewers
will be empowered to become real-life music executives, investing 'IMX
dollars' to buy, hold or sell the stock of their chosen artists, albums,
and songs. With each investment, participants can make or break artists as they
look to increase their overall portfolio, enabling them to redeem valuable
prizes, such as, the latest CDs to Sony PlayStations. The valuation of each artist
and their securities will constantly fluctuate depending on the Billboard
charts, radio airplay, soundscan, concert sales and other real market
variables. In conjunction with the interactive game, muchmusic usa
will premiere a daily live IMX show on Monday, January 20th at 6 PM EST, which
will air each weekday. The show will be hosted by Juliya, of mmusa's heavy
metal showcase URANIUM; Marianela, who previously hosted Latin television's MHz
HOT; and Steven Smith, formerly a VH-1 personality. The one-hour program will
help recap the day's trading, the value of each featured artist and song, and
speculate on the future of the market. Joining the trio each day will be a wide
variety of music industry insiders, from the day's hot hitmakers to record
company executives to music journalists. A market style ticker on the bottom of
the screen will update viewers on how each artist did during the day's trading.
'muchmusic usa's mission is to provide its
viewers with a real voice. What better way for a viewer's voice to be heard
than by investing in an artist he or she loves?' muchmusic usa
President Marc Juris stated. 'Our success and growth over the last year
has occurred because we recognize that viewers want ownership and control of
what they listen to and watch. We have developed technology that empowers our
audience to create their own videos, select our video rotation, and even to
host the shows we broadcast. Both the IMX program and game is the next step in
this endeavor, by encompassing the technological advances of the web, the
popularity of online games, and the potential of live television.'
Like all muchmusic usa programming, IMX is
driven by dynamic online content that fosters repeat traffic. The IMX online
game will feature music video previews, music downloads, and a wide range of
market research tools for the individual portfolios of game participants,
including airplay stats and sales charts. Once registered, each player will be
given 'IMX dollars', an individual account, and the ability to make trades
and recoup investments. And as with all mmusa content, users gather as a
community and voice their opinions on bulletin boards, which will also be
included in real time on the daily on-air show. 'IMX is like fantasy
football, but with rock stars,' continues Juris. 'The applications it
can embrace are infinitely broad - from broadband and the digital set-top box
to wireless devices and e-commerce. It's a new kind of entertainment experience
that will captivate our tech-centric young viewers, and also cable operators
who are eager to drive the demand for digital set-top boxes and high-speed
The technology that powers the interactive music game was developed with HSX.
Like other HSX games, web users will be able to invest in real time. Just as
box office results guide share prices of HSX interactive games such as
MovieStocks and StarBonds, HSX will provide IMX with the technology for
constantly updated real market measure, such as Billboard chart data to
underline all music trading.
The IMX program will air Monday - Friday at 6:00 PM. Encores air Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at Midnight, Saturdays at 1:00 PM and 1:30 AM and Sundays
at 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM. All times Eastern Standard.
muchmusic usa is the nation's only viewer-driven
all music network, featuring music videos and live concerts in an
all-music-all-the-time format. The network programming is viewer influenced and
generated. On muchmusic usa, viewers voice their
opinions, influence what's on the air, participate in discovering new music and
even create music video programming to air on the network. For more information
about muchmusic usa, please visit our Web
site at www.mmusatv. muchmusic usa is owned
and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems
Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, Rainbow has been at the forefront of innovation
in programming for more than 20 years. Rainbow also manages AMC, WE: Women's
Entertainment, The Independent Film Channel, Mag Rack, Rainbow Sports Networks
and News 12 Networks as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and
Rainbow Network Communications. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner
in FOX Sports Net.
About Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX)
Hollywood Stock Exchange ('HSX') is a leading interactive gaming
technology and research company, acquired by Cantor Index Holdings in May 2001.
Through its patented virtual specialist technology and licensing agreements
with third parties, HSX is able to provide consumers with an unrivalled interactive
experience. Virtual stock exchanges, such as www.hsx.com allow users to buy and
sell virtual shares of entertainment and other assets using virtual currencies
such as the 'Hollywood Dollar H$'. Trading data derived from the
virtual stock market is collected and delivered as market research for
entertainment, consumer product and financial institutions.
HOLLYWOOD STOCK EXCHANGE LAUNCHES HSX RESEARCH
Largest Entertainment Focus Group Will Provide Most Comprehensive, Accurate
LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2001) - As the U.S. market
research business continues to experience rapid growth with revenues estimated
at $5.4 billion for 2000*, Hollywood Stock ExchangeÒ (www.hsx.com) today announced
the launch of its first subscription-based market research applications. HSX
Research, a separate business division of HSX, will strive to leverage the
community and technology of hsx.com to become the leading provider of
information to the entertainment research market.
HSX Research's primary application, HSX Trader
Insight, consists of six dynamic reports that provide clients with
long-lead estimates of audience awareness, intention and box office projecting
for all film projects. Future applications, such as advertising effectiveness
analysis, product placement analysis, entertainment product indexing and other
value-added market research services will be available later this year.
Brian Dearth, the company's recently named CEO, will
oversee the new division. Prior to his appointment, Dearth served as HSX's VP
Market Research. He also served as a senior vice president for VNU's
Entertainment Group and managed marketing for Claritas Inc. Melissa Perrot has
been named Vice President, Market Research for the company.
'HSX Research is the only market research
application that provides accurate, unbiased, real-time insight into the minds
of the most influential entertainment consumers,' said Brian Dearth, CEO
of the Hollywood Stock Exchange. 'Our clients will be able to rely on
hundreds of thousands of active respondents to provide them with continuous,
accurate data. HSX Research will be an open gateway into the opinions and
desires of our community comprised of trend-setting, early adopting entertainment
HSX Research expects to serve clients across several
industries, including entertainment, consumer products/packaged goods and
financial institutions. Such clients can look forward to the following benefits
from the company's various applications:
Basic research information can be
pulled off of the Exchange in minutes - and deeper market research questions
will be answered without having to do long-lead planning.
- Cost Efficiency through Long Lead
Because HSX tracks films and music
from early development through release, clients will have the long lead-time
needed to create more efficient and cost-effective marketing campaigns.
- Unbiased and Unobtrusive Methodology:
Through the use of HSX's patented
Virtual SpecialistTM technology, the Exchange generates an unparalleled depth
of real-time consumer data that will allow HSX to provide its Research
customers with detailed, actionable marketing information.
- Large sample size of influential
HSX Research allows major marketing
decisions to be made based on hundreds of thousands of respondents, instead of
the much smaller samples used in the past.
HSX Research customers will also have the advantage of
the site's valuable community of more than 730,000 traders, strong demographics
and the division's leadership & research industry expertise.
'The business of Market Research has been in HSX's
plan since the beginning,' said HSX co-founder and chairman Michael Burns.
'Our customers in the entertainment, packaged goods and financial
industries will soon see that, with these revolutionary research applications,
it has been worth the wait.'
For more information please visit www.hsxresearch.com.
*Source: Inside Market Research
About Hollywood Stock Exchange
The Hollywood Stock Exchange® (www.hsx.com)
is an integrated marketing, research and technology company driven by its
patented entertainment stock market. At HSX.com, visitors buy and sell virtual
shares of celebrities, movies and music with a currency called the Hollywood
Dollar®. HSX syndicates the data collected from the Exchange as market research
to entertainment, consumer product and financial institutions and as original
programming to radio, television and print media. Founded in 1996, HSX is
headquartered in West Hollywood,
(from PC Magazine, March 25, 2003)
Top 100 Web
So you wanna be a Hollywood
player? This survivor from the good ol' days of the Web still lets you get all
Gordon Gekko with your favorite (or most hated) actors and their movies. Like
Tom Cruise? Buy his stock and watch it rise and fall like the NASDAQ. Greed is
Neo topped the weekend box office, but Spidey is still the all-time
Although The Matrix Reloaded (MTRX2) didn't
top the all-time opening weekend take of Spider-Man, its $91.8
million Friday-to-Sunday tally was out of this world for Warner Bros. (WBDX).
From Wednesday through Sunday, the R-rated actioner earned a massive $134.3
1. The Matrix
2. Daddy Day
3. X2: X-Men
4. Down with
5. The Lizzie
9. A Mighty Wind
10. Bend It Like
The opening frame is the second largest in film
history, trailing Spidey, but topping the $90 million bow of Harry
Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001.
Rating a distant second was Daddy Day Care (DADDC),
which racked up another $18.9 million in its sophomore outing. The
family-friendly comedy has grossed more than $51 million in its first ten
days of release.
In third place, X2: X-Men United (XMEN2)
scored another $17.3 million. After dipping another 56.8 percent from a
week ago, the comic adaptation has tallied $174.2 million at the domestic
New opener Down With Love (DWNLV) opened to a
soft $7 million from 2,123 theaters. The film's per venue average was a
Rounding out the top five, The Lizzie McGuire
Movie (LIZIE) earned another $4.8 million for Hilary Duff (HDUFF) and
friends. The big screen spin-off of the Disney (DISDX) television series
has a cume total of $32.3 million.
Are you the type of trader
who likes to stroll down memory lane and relive your big conquests? Or did you
just lose your shirt and you need to find out where you went wrong? Your
account history keeps track of all of the trades you have made so you
can either gloat over your triumphs or learn from your mistakes. It also tracks
the amount of Hollywood Dollars that are credited to your account
through sweepstakes, open orders, and cancelled orders.
Hollywood Dollars are the official
currency of the Hollywood Stock Exchange. When you join the Hollywood Stock Exchange, you are given two million
Hollywood Dollars. Your job is to use the money to the best of your abilities
on the Exchange and profit from it. There are traders on HSX that have
taken their initial two million Hollywood Dollars and turned them into over a
billion Hollywood Dollars! That has given them the chance to become leaders in
the HSX community. If you play your dollars wisely, you too can become the next
Welcome to the Hollywood Stock
Exchange -- where Wall Street meets Hollywood!
The Hollywood Stock Exchange is a simulated entertainment stock market where
you can trade movies, stars, and more, just as you would stocks and bonds. You
can trade for FREE, earn Hollywood Dollars, check out the latest news,
chat with other entertainment buffs, and more!