APEX, N.C. (May 29, 2014) – The creator of the multi Emmy®-nominated pilot episode of History’s Heroes: TheRustyBucketKids.com, entitled “Lincoln, Journey to 16,” made North Carolina history today with the public release and distribution of its investment video at www.RDMedia.TV or http://vimeo.com/95959920.
It is one of the first entities in North Carolina to take advantage of Title II, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, known as the JOBS Act, which removes the ban on publicly seeking accredited investors.
RBKC, Inc. dba Whistle Stop Media, a television, film and multi-media development, production and distribution company, and its executive management team of John Demers, Michelle Demers, Simon Barron and Robert Ross recently announced RD Media, LLC (RDMedia.tv) and a mini-maxi offering for accredited investors.
In the offering, RD Media, LLC will raise equity funds to finance further production of History’s Heroes: TheRustyBucketKids.com and to purchase the full series rights with a current plan to produce twenty six 30-minute episodes and two 90-minute specials. Whistle Stop Media’s Senior Producer and head of creative John Demers will be responsible for producing, marketing and distributing the live-action family-friendly television and multi-screen series.
Robert Ross and the team at Brightleaf Consulting Group of Cary developed a risk-sensitive business model for investor recoupment and revenue sharing. “The business model and resulting investment opportunity were developed by adapting the Hollywood model to something that matches the risk palate of North Carolina investors. We have set up a structure that limits the cost risk to our investors while allowing the creative freedom to explore new revenue opportunities.”
Further Ross, said, “Our business model is unique within the television and film industry in that the investor is shielded from cost risk – the most prominent factor that kills many productions before they ever have an opportunity to monetize. Additionally, we have set our minimum financing at a high enough level to ensure that we can begin to create economic value, not just spend money. Furthermore, our prior success in selling local and regional sponsorships in conjunction with our initial broadcasts on WRAL TV and Fox50 validate our baseline revenue model.”
According to John Demers, “TheRustyBucketKids.com fulfills the broadcasters’ need for Educational and Institutional programming (E/I) requirements and fulfills viewer demand for live-action scripted TV. Technology is used to further explore American history. The TV series will bring history to life with the likes of Abe Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low.
“We will use tablets and smart phones to truly drive additional TV show content to our fans and have them engage with the show’s producers, museums of history and organizations that support these American heroes. These technologies further engage and educate viewers about our nation’s history and the exceptional Americans that made it great. Truly no better time has existed to use the power of story, coupled with technology to educate our youth about the value of knowing and researching history. My entire family is delighted to be working on this project.”
The pilot episode of the television show was recipient of three regional Emmy® nominations; one each for writing, music and production design. It is also the winner of a Silver Telly Award and a Bronze People’s Choice Telly Award, along with The Dove Foundation’s approval for “all age viewing.” The series is focused on the 6 to 12 year olds and classified as edutainment. The series is an engaging and dynamic way to teach kids with historically accurate stories. The Rusty Bucket Kids travel back in time and meet historical figures in their formative teenage years and learn about the hard work and challenges that led to their exceptional greatness.
With production planned to begin in summer 2014, the series will be filmed primarily in the Apex area (known as Peak City), The Rusty Bucket Shop and in Bonsal, home of the New Hope Valley Railway and Steamy, the Time Travel Express™. It will utilize local talent and local production crews with entry level positions coming from LivingArtsCollege, School of Communication Arts.
About History’s Heroes: TheRustyBucketKids.com
TheRustyBucketKids.com is a new, family-friendly, concept broadcast ready television show, combining educational content with family entertainment – edutainment. A brother and sister learn they can travel back through time on an ole’ timey train and meet some of America’s most exceptional Americans. Each story’s twist is that these heroes of history are still in their formative tween or teen years. The series is based in Apex, North Carolina, No. 9 Best Small Town to Live according to Money Magazine/CNN Money.
Website: www.TheRustyBucketKids.com (series) and http://www.rdmedia.tv/ (accredited investors)
Contact: Martin Armes, 919-608-7260, email@example.com