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"We sell such beautiful things, but it's such an ugly world."
Those words, spoken by an auction-house insider, rang in Chuck Rose's ears for months before he drew on them as a veritable logline for his series, The Art of More. "That dichotomy really stayed with me," says the creator-executive producer, "and then it all just coalesced."
Nine years after it paid $65 million to acquire the San Francisco start-up Grouper, Sony Pictures Television has achieved its vision of a diverse, multi-platform, streaming video network — i.e., Crackle.
This actualization was on full display on Madison Avenue this past spring, when Crackle made its first upfront presentation, a coming-out packed with the kind of star power that definitely means business.