I'm planning the premiere of my first feature in October. Its going to be showing at our local cinema. It has been promoted heavily and theres tons of buzz about it. What typically happens at a premiere, for an indie film? I'm sure its more than just showing up and watching the movie right?
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08-08-2011 05:53 PM
08-08-2011 06:09 PM
Most people spend some talking about the film, usually a funny story about something that happened while making it, It's a good time to thank the businesses that helped with locations, food, or anything that contributed to the film. It's not a bad idea to sell shirts, hats, and copies of the film to make a few bucks back.
08-08-2011 06:55 PM
What typically happens is that the theater screens the film. If you're really lucky, some people will show up to watch it. The theater may give you the option of speaking before or after the screening.
If you feel really ebullient, you can yourself buy a bottle of Friexenet for maybe $12 or so. Dom Perignon starts at $30 or $40.
If nobody shows up, cheap whiskey gets you just as drunk as expensive whiskey.Post production is not an afterthought!
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08-08-2011 07:53 PM
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Here is a chance to get some press coverage. Do you have any media like newspapers, radio, tv or cable stations? Actors love press lines and press lines are synonymous with premieres. Along with introductions before the screening and a Q and A after. Have fun.
Last edited by DadinWestchester; 08-08-2011 at 08:02 PM.
08-08-2011 08:02 PM
Well, alot of the actors are first timers.. but this movie has alot of buzz here. The theater is probably going to do a "run" of it, because the main house of the 3 room theater only holds 96 people. we had like 130 something extras.. so...
That, and because we live in such a small town.. EVERYBODY knows about it, and I do not doubt that it sells out. We are doing a local TV spot, a newspaper spot (front page), and I think they are rolling out the red carpet/spotlights for the cast. We'll be selling t-shirts and giving away free stuff like buttons and stickers. We are meeting with the theater owners this week to discuss any other particulars, we'll be going with the president of the chamber of commerce as well as she has pull in that area. She's providing the red carpet and such, and even mentioned limo's but.. we don't want to sanctify actors noone has ever heard of.. thoughts?
08-08-2011 08:52 PM
08-09-2011 10:48 AM
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I wish I got to go to the premiere of the first film I edited over 3 years ago.
My former director showed me pics and it looked like it was a blast."Your script was completely awful and was a chore to sit through. All of the characters were bland and uninspired. You have the concept down, but the execution needed alot of work. I would tear my eyes out if I ever saw this in theatres." - My friend after reading my script