Archive for June 2006

Movie Marketing Madness: Strangers With Candy

The Comedy Central series Strangers With Candy was one that I never really got into. I didn’t quite “get” the show or its central storyline, that of 40-year old hooker Jerri Blank and her return to high school after a lifetime of booze, drugs and other problems. It seemed to get lost in my mind … Continue reading

Movie Marketing Madness: The Devil Wears Prada

This is not the sort of movie I am usually interested in. I just want to state that clearly and unquestioningly right there at the beginning. Movies that star the chick from The Princess Diaries (both installments) and are all about fashion are not exactly what you’d call right up my alley. So imagine my … Continue reading

Movie Marketing Madness: Superman Returns

The success or failure of Superman Returns could determine the future of the comics adaptations as a whole. I’m dead serious about this. The movie reportedly cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $250 million to produce (I remember the headlines when T2 cost $100 million. Doesn’t that seem quaint now?) and the character is the … Continue reading

Quick Takes: 6/27/06

A lot of things piled up in the last week that I’m just not going be able to handle individually. Hence, yet another of these bullet-point posts. Sorry. Trailers Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (here). Snakes on a Plane TV spot (here). Pan’s Trailer (here). Mimi’s First Time (here). America: Freedom to Fascism (here). Posters Hollywoodland (here). … Continue reading

The right to free speech

This is about as far from movie marketing as you can get but I feel compelled to write about this here. The White House is in about day five of accusing the New York Times and Los Angeles Times of treasonous behavior over their report that the government has been monitoring bank transactions to “search … Continue reading

LA Times adds new entertainment ad exec

The Los Angeles Times has grabbed Lynne Seagell from The Hollywood Reporter and put her in the role of overseeing entertainment ad sales. This despite the fact that the LATimes and other pubs are seeing drastic downturns in ad buys from movie studios as they move their budget dollars online.

BloggerCon IV: Jay Rosen – CitJourn

Jay Rosen’s Citizen Journalism session – intro here. Doc Searls’ notes here [ed: Just like an educator, Jay’s on-screen notes ask, as the session begins, for people to move up to the front of the room] [10:53] Doc’s notes are going to be invaluable here. Marc Glaser made some fantastic comments about how he does … Continue reading

BloggerCon IV: PT on Tools

[9:05] Phillip Torrone is talking about using various tools that can be used online to do different things, and he points out that Flickr is, unfortunately, one of the best tools online to show a how-to. He talks about how he used it to show us a few pictures from some how-tos from back-in-the-day. [9:10] … Continue reading

BloggerCon IV: Getting the ball rolling

All times Pacific! [8:18] Dave Winer is opening up BloggerCon IV this morning, and is giving the rundown on how the conferences started, and what it’s all about. He had a fun time mentioning previous events, including BlogNashville from 2005, which he mentioned as being unfortunate for him, if you had been there. [8:22] Niall … Continue reading

Out of the bag

It’s not quite a full-fledged announcement or anything but Tom, in his warning that we’re at Bloggercon IV, mentions that I recently started with him at MWW Group. More on this later. As Tom says he/we are live-blogging the conference over at Open The Dialogue. That will be the primary place for our thoughts on … Continue reading

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