I’ve got a question for the entire class at the end here, but first a little bit of explanation of where it is I’m coming from.
I’m at a crossroads with what I feel I want to do here on Movie Marketing Madness. The question comes down to the two things that are here on the site: 1) Smaller posts on new trailer, posters and such and 2) Longer columns, including actual MMM columns. The thing about it is sometimes the content for the smaller posts backs up on my and I have to squeeze them in. And keeping up with them eats into the time I have to write the longer columns.
So there are the options I’m considering going forward:
- Continue with the status quo and do the best I can, accepting the fact that I’m not going to be the first guy to write about a certain trailer or whatever
- Just write the full campaign review and other longer columns and publish the more newsy stuff to a link blog through my Google Reader account
Keep in mind I love doing both but want to make sure I’m serving my readership the best I can. I’d love to hear people’s opinions on these. I’m just sort of dealing with some stuff and want to make sure I’m producing the best MMM blog I possibly can both for myself and for the site’s readers. I’m going to be thinking about this on my own but would love some input. Leave your comments in the..umm..comments.Thanks,
Should Parents Be Liable For Boozing Teens? – Newsweek: Teen Driver – MSNBC.com
My grandpa used to sneak me a bottle-cap of beer when I was an older kid but that was about it. Parents who help their kids obtain and consume alcohol are doing a disservice to those kids.
WW Philly: Brand New Day – Marvel.com news
Marvel is doing with its Spider-Man titles exactly what I wish it had done a while ago and wish it would do with its X-Men and other titles. At the end of the current story arc, running through all the Spidey books, the only one left standing will be The Amazing Spider-Man, which will be published three times a month.
It always frustrated me that if I wanted to follow Spider-Man I had to buy AMS, Spectacular, Web of and whatever else was out there. And all those stories seemed to be taking Spidey to different places but they were all happening at the same time and all were considered canon, or at least played as large a role in character development as anything else. This makes for a confused and frustrated clientèle and a fragmented universe. Better to bring things all into one core title and publish it more frequently.
That has the increased advantage of allowing ONE title for new buyers – something the comics industry desperately needs – to find and reduces the odds of them turning away cause they feel overwhelmed. Great move by Marvel and I hope it’s not undone in six months when they get greedy.
The Motion Picture Association has released its report official confirming all-media revenue at the six major studios was up in 2006, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The all-media numbers include theatrical box-office, home video and both broadcast and pay television. The combined revenue from all six studios hit $42.6 billion, up eight percent from 2005. U.S. sales grew ten percent to $24.3 billion while international revenue was up just five percent to $18.3 billion. $42.6 billion in revenue is still shy of 2004’s $42.9 billion.
The report only covers revenue from the MPA’s six member companies: Walt Disney Co., Paramount Pictures Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Film Corp., Universal City Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment.