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— #TheRevenant (@RevenantMovie) December 17, 2015
We at Spectacle Creative Media would like to give a huge shout-out and congratulations to Joshua Burge as #TheRevenant Premieres (and as Oscar® season grows). We had the pleasure of working with Joshua during the 2014 SXSW premiere of Buzzard (now on DVD). To have played a part in helping a talented, Grand Rapids actor go from starring in a low-budget, critically acclaimed indie film to being a part of an Oscar® nominated film is why Spectacle Creative Media exists, what we live for, and why we do what we do. Congrats again, Josh; this is so deserved!
Check out more photos of Joshua on the red carpet here.
Did you know it is against Facebook’s contest rules to ask your audience to share a post/photo in exchange for a contest entry? It is.
That’s why it’s so troubling to us when we see indie filmmakers and brands who make this and other mistakes when running their social media giveaways and contests, perhaps around a crowdfunding campaign, a film festival, or a product launch. However, it’s really important that rules set forth by the respective platforms are followed when running social campaigns. Not doing so can put your film or brand at risk of having your posts and pages temporarily or permanently removed from the platforms.
I debated whether or not to put this on my personal blog or here and ultimately decided that this was the right spot. I normally don’t offer up my views/reviews of films for public consumption. Primarily because as a publicist who works with indie filmmakers I know how difficult a process it is to get a film made. I know how hard it is to get people to watch films. And I know how critical (and mean) an audience can be. So publicly participating in that conversation has never felt right to me. Until now.
The submissions deadline for 2016 Sundance Film Festival has passed and other top tier film festival submissions deadlines are fast approaching. If you’re now playing the Sundance waiting game or are getting ready to submit to SXSW, now is as good a time as any to start planning your publicity. I know what you’re thinking, Hey we haven’t even been accepted yet. How can we start to plan publicity for something we don’t know will happen?
That’s the trap every filmmaker gets caught in. Don’t be that filmmaker.