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Hired a publicist (!???) to help promote the 8/31 Date Number One screening in NYC

I am still getting used to the idea of giving some of the Date Number One distro work load to someone else, but I think it will be worth it in the long run. The whole situation is not as indiewood as it sounds, I already knew the publicist & he gave me an excellent deal on the work - to promote the Thu 8/31, 9 PM screening of Date Number One at Pioneer Theater, NYC. Once I get more comfortable w/ the idea of employing a publicist (for the 9 screenings of DNO so far, only I did the publicity work, now this 10th screening will have 2 peeps doing publicity - self & the publicist, pretty strange & new to me, but NYC is huuuge & the Pioneer screening is important, so I am very grateful for the help) & some publicity work has been done, I will introduce the publicist to the readers of this blog & will talk about some of the useful work that a publicist may be able to do for your film. Even an ultra-low budget publicist may be very useful in getting the word out about your screenings, as long as he or she is good at what they do.

- Sujewa


Jacky Treehorn said…
Very curious to see how the nuts and bolts of it work S.

The Sujewa said…
I am taking notes, will share soon.

The publicist is only for the 8/31 screening, I am handling the rest of publicity for the flick (other screenings, DVD, etc.) & I am also doing some 8/31 publicity.
Having some pro help may make things faster & we may be able to get more done.

On the other hand, hiring a cinematographer to shoot your film may be more frustrating than shooting it yourself. So, we'll see.

We'll try things out & see what works best when.

Thanks again to you & Bill (name?) for hooking me up w/ the graphics today. I am using them now.

Talk to you soon JB.

- Sujewa

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