Anne Thompson goes On the Record…Online with host Eric Schwartzman to reveal how movies secure Oscar nominations, how films win Oscar campaigns and whether or not online buzz influences which movies get nominated.
The deputy film editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Anne Thompson writes the weekly film industry column “Risky Business,” which is globally syndicated by Reuters. She also contributes to Premiere, Wired, Filmmaker, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The London Observer. From 1996 to 2002, she headed Premiere’s Los Angeles bureau as West Coast Editor. Before joining Premiere, she tracked behind-the-scenes Hollywood as a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly and as West Coast Editor at Film Comment Magazine. From 1985 to 1993, she wrote the first iteration of “Risky Business” for L.A. Weekly and The Los Angeles Times Syndicate. A graduate of the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, Thompson teaches the fall semester of Sneak Previews at UCLA Extension.
04:59 – Go inside the news room with Anne Thompson to see what goes on in a day of the life of a deputy film editor.
05:38 – Thompson reveals the changes she has seen covering the movie business for more than two decades.
06:57 – Thompson on whether or not the Academy Awards recognize best movies or best PR.
08:11 – Thompson shares why so many Oscar pundits thought Dream Girls would win an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture or Oscar for Best Director.
09:50 – Thompson on the secret behind timing a motion picture marketing campaign for Best Motion Picture.
11:35 – Thompson on the implications of online buzz. Does online buzz or online chatter campaigns impact Academy Award nominations?
15:12 – Thompson on the globalization of Hollywood and the Academy Awards.
16:25 – Thompson shares an insiders perspective on a day at the Oscars, including the red carpet arrivals, the telecast and the Hollywood Oscar party scene.
21:09 – Thompson on the impact new media in the digital age. A prediction of the future of online PR and the impact it will have on movies and their marketing campaigns.
27:04 – End.
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