Re: [Videolib] Question for the LISTSERV

From: Jessica Rosner <maddux2014@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Nov 20 2009 - 07:14:42 PST

Twighlight is out of release while the remake is in theaters but will
probably be back soon. Swank pulled all dates.

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Dennis Doros <milefilms@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Christina,
>
> Well, first there's Twilight, Twilight or Twilight at least for the girls.
> But violent or not (I've only seen 10 minutes of it on a plane and I kinda
> liked it even.), here's some other ideas.
>
> 1) Don't announce the film. Have a mystery night where the films aren't
> announced until they get there and it becomes the big secret. What are they
> going to play tonight?
> 2) Make it a fan club kind of gathering or even work with a local fan club
> (there's one for just about every movie) -- where people get to dress up.
> 3) Have some mother-daughter movie nights.
> 4) I'm not sure how big your town is (we only have one school for K-8), but
> go to your local schools and give a presentation at the appropriate class.
> Even work with the teacher(s) to coordinate a movie of a book they might be
> reading in class. My 8th grader read The Outsiders and Pay it Forward this
> year. (The former is a much better movie, but that's my opinion)
> 5) If the schools are putting on plays (usually musicals, and again in my
> son's grade, it's Grease this year), show the movie working with the drama
> teacher.
> 6) Get a local restaurant or bakeshop to donate free food for the
> attendees. Pizza places are a likely place to donate especially if you
> mention them in your publicity.
> 7) Have lunch with the local editor. (Okay, if you're in NYC, this is
> unlikely) Express why this series is important to you and that they need to
> cover your events. In smaller towns, they'll even let you write the piece
> and you can state why they should come.
> 8) Start a Myspace and Facebook fan club for your movie site.
> 9) Have the school or town send a web blast to parents.
> 10) Make sure your equipment is good and the presentation is excellent.
> Just about everybody has 50" TVs with surround sound so it's tough to get
> people excited about a 20" monitor. Local stores might donate equipment for
> a sign under the TV.
> 11) Giveaways. Local shops might be glad to promote their places.
> 12) Don't choose films that might be seen too much on basic cable like TNT
> or USA. And push the boundaries. They don't have to be safe films. A library
> is a good place for learning and discussing. Though I happen to hate
> meaningless violent films as well.
> 13) Make it fun. Showbiz is entertainment and whether it's the Radio City
> Music Hall in NY or an arts center in Dubuque, people have to feel like
> they're welcome and you're happy they're there.
>
> There's more ideas and I hope other librarians chip in since I think the
> experience is as important as the film selection, but it's still early and I
> haven't my second cup of coffee yet.
>
> And I do like Patti's suggestion of Juno. You can even have a great
> discussion afterwards. And to keep on the Page, Whip It would be a great
> choice from what I hear.
>
> Dennis
> Milestone Film & Video
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Christina Cacace <chriscacace@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Good morning! I have difficulty getting my teens (I am a Young Adult
>> Librarian) to come to movie programs at my branch (I showed Independence Day
>> last time and only three teens showed up). Would any of you be able to
>> recommend a good, non-violent teen movie that I could show? Thanks!
>>
>> Christina
>>
>>
>> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
>> issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
>> control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
>> libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as
>> an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of
>> communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
>> producers and distributors.
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Best,
> Dennis Doros
> Milestone Film & Video/Milliarium Zero
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> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues
> relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control,
> preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and
> related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective
> working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication
> between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and
> distributors.
>
>

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.
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