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Will The Force Be With All Of The Star Wars 3-D Re-Releases?

Image from: Emerson College ECommunication Thoughts Tomorrow is one of the most important days in my young life. Star Wars turns 35. Let that sink in for a minute. It’s been 35 incredible years since those genius yellow words of sci-fi storytelling scrolled across screens around the country and inspired the world. The franchise that has had one of the most significant impacts on American pop culture has held its

The Dark Knight Has Risen Thanks to Cryptic Viral Marketing

Image from: TheDarkKnightRises.com As the weather warms up (or if you’ve been in the northeast lately, cools off and rains), we can’t help but think about the awesome movies that Hollywood will be putting out this summer. Two of the most anticipated films this year, The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, are set to be released soon (Avengers tomorrow and Rises in July), and both have drummed up buzz

Oscars 2012, Will Anyone be Watching?

Image from: Tatiana Popova / Shutterstock Now that Super Bowl XLVI has aired (with a home team loss), I’ve been thinking about the next big event for network TV: The 84th Academy Awards. While the trend for Super Bowl viewership has been rising for several years now (the 2011 game was the most watched program in TV history), Oscar’s ratings have been on the decline. After a positive bump in 2010, ratings

Summer Cinema Smash or Site Traffic Stinker?

36 years ago, Stephen Spielberg released Jaws during a traditionally quiet time of the year for the box office. It took in seven million dollars that opening weekend, and became the highest grossing film of all time until Star Wars debuted two years later. What followed was a new era of Hollywood, a period in which the summer quarter would account for 40 percent of the entire year’s box office

3 SMart Marketing Tactics for Independent Film Makers

Say what you will about Kevin Smith, director of cult followings like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Chasing Amy but this man turned motion picture marketing on its head this year employing smart marketing techniques that those with loyal niche audiences can learn a lot from. The book Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn from the Most Iconic Band in History, by David Meerman and Brian