If you take a walk I’ll tax your feet

Just one of the 1,736 things that are wrong with the idea being put forth by the music industry that everyone should pay a monthly surcharge on the Internet that would then be paid to the artists go to line music industry coffers is that it would create a precedent I don't think anyone really… Continue reading If you take a walk I’ll tax your feet

Advertising Marketing PR

CBS Films hires Miller for marketing

Debbie Miller has been hired by CBS Films to fill the role of EVP, worldwide marketing. CBS Films is still getting its sea legs, launching just a year ago after CBS was split off from Paramount by Viacom. The studio plans on four to six movies per year being released and is currently in development… Continue reading CBS Films hires Miller for marketing

Film Distribution, Wireless

Imax signs mobile screen deal

This is actually kind of funny. Imax, the producers and exhibitors of films on the biggest of big screens, has signed a deal with Northstar Media to have its movies put on to mobile devices. The deal also includes TV, VOD and other digital distribution, but still. I don't doubt that the sweeping documentaries of… Continue reading Imax signs mobile screen deal


RIP Wally

I remember listening to Wally Phillips for years and years in my parents car while he was host of the WGN morning show. Truly a unique talent and his passing is a loss not only to his family and friends but the radio industry as a whole.

Off Topic

It’s a problem, but at least I’m aware enough to admit it

Sorry for the communications silence today. Things were a little crazed on all fronts. As I prep for tomorrow allow me to share what might be the funniest thing I've seen all day. [via]

Misc Marketing, Movie Marketing

The bigger widget picture

In case you've ever been perplexed as to why I seem to get so excited about widgets as a marketing tool, it's because it's one of the few (sorry, just being honest here) online marketing techniques movie studios seem to be doing well right out of the gate. It's also because it's one of the… Continue reading The bigger widget picture

Social Media

Words of wisdom in less than 140 characters

From Rex Hammock, in response to a question from Josh Hallett: If an event wants presentation slides a month in advance, send them something you did a year ago. That's where the audience is.


“The man ate bacon at every meal. You just can’t do that.”

Via Thrillist Chicago: Eat: Bottomless Bacon Baskets Mondays at Whiskey Road; 1935 N Damen Ave, at W Homer St; Bucktown; 773.315.2540 $10 gets you all-you-can-eat, deep-fried bacon (served w/sriracha/hoisin/mayo sauce), plus a double feature on the dive bar's 8ft projection screen. Next Monday it's Supersize Me and Grease, or wait 'til April for Stuck On… Continue reading “The man ate bacon at every meal. You just can’t do that.”

Film Distribution, Movie Marketing

The Fanboys situation

I haven't devoted much coverage to the back and forth over Fanboys. In case you're wondering, Fanboys is a movie set in 1998 about a bunch of friends who, since one of them might die before Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace comes out, decide to try and sneak into Lucasfilm in order… Continue reading The Fanboys situation


LOTD 3/25/08

We've been a little silent here for a while and for that I apologize. As we ramp back up the OTD engine grab a cup liquid caffeine and enjoy the LOTD while pondering just how hard the new Indiana Jones movie is going to rock. (CT) No, social networking and online applications aren't going to… Continue reading LOTD 3/25/08