Dana Stevens (Slate) and Will Leitch (Deadspin) discuss how social media buzz influences their choices of movies to review at our Future of Film event (Everyone’s a Critic: Film Criticism in the Age of Twitter) on January 17th, 2013.
Stay tuned for more excerpts from this conversation.
In this first clip from our Future of Film conversation exploring film criticism and social media, Deadspin’s Will Leitch and Slate’s Dana Stevens talk about their first impressions of Twitter, and explain why they decided to start Tweeting.
Social Media Today reports on the rising influence of social media on the film industry.
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I was recently interviewed for a blog and was asked about using social media for marketing a film. It really got me thinking about that question.
Is this all most filmmakers see social media being used for? As just one big promotional effort only to be used when they are looking to sell something?