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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

New publicity tool found: PR Web :: "50 million page views each month" they say

Thanks to Brian "the hard working publicity dude" Geldin, I discovered a new site that other indie filmmaker/distributor/publicist types may want to check out (if ya didn't know about it already; i didn't know). It's called PR Web Press Release Newswire. At the moment I am not sure exactly what they do except that a whole lot of people are using it, press releases can be found there, & the press release (content below also) that Brian posted on PR Web re: the 8/31 screening of my movie Date Number One (buy advance tix here) in NYC seems to be directing more traffic to my flick's website. Here's the rest of that 50 mil page views quote from the PR Web site:

"50 Million Page Views Each Month – Each month PRWeb delivers over 50 million page views of press release content from its sites, PRWeb and eMediaWire. This is separate from the traffic that we don’t measure from our distribution network. This is the highest online visibility of any commercial or non-commercial newswire according to third party metrics."
- PR Web

And while I explore PR Web more, here is the press release re: the 8/31 screening that Brian posted (!thanks Brian!) on PR Web:

DATE NUMBER ONE To Make New York City Premiere at Two Boots Pioneer Theater on Aug. 31

DATE NUMBER ONE, the acclaimed feature-length indie comedy from Do-It-Yourself (DIY) filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake, will make its NYC premiere: Thursday, August 31st, 2006 9 p.m. Two Boots Pioneer Theater 155 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B, closer to A)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (PRWEB)
August 8, 2006 -- DATE NUMBER ONE,
the acclaimed feature-length indie comedy from Do-It-Yourself (DIY) filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake, will make its NYC premiere:

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
9 p.m.
Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B, closer to A)

DATE NUMBER ONE made its world premiere at the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC, in May. It has since then made its Northwest U.S. premiere at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, WA, and its Maryland premiere at Capital City Microcinema in Kensington, MD, Sujewa’s hometown, in June.

"The film is about as charming as they come...presents a world in which cultures don't clash, they mesh. It's refreshing to see characters who all appear to have a natural optimism, as opposed to the typical indie-film predilection for bitterness and cruelty."
- Michael Tully, Director, “Cocaine Angel” – Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film

“Ekanayake has made a very good film, the standouts being the writing, the casting, and the direction of the actors.”
-Hollywoodistalking.com

“DATE NUMBER ONE’s strength is its attention to the local lingo of Washington, DC, not the lingo of the Hill, but the locals who live and work around the city…a subtle, thoughtful film.”
-The Chutry Experiment

ABOUT THE FILM:DATE NUMBER ONE is a comedy about several first dates, made up of 5 different stories:
1. Just Another Ninja Searching For Love about a ninja who goes on a blind date.
2. A Romantic Dinner For 3 about a woman attempting to add a third partner to a romantic relationship.
3. Washington ”City Of Love" DC/Start Over about a writer who tries to get back together with his ex-girlfriend.
4. Air Quotes Woman about a woman who always uses air quotes, and her search for a new boyfriend.
5. The Superdelicious French Lesson about a first date where a character learns a little bit of French in an unusual way.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER: Sujewa Ekanayake is a Washington, DC-area-based Sri Lankan-American independent filmmaker & distributor. He wrote, produced, directed, photographed, edited and self-distributed DATE NUMBER ONE under his production company Wild Diner Films. His popular blog “DIY Filmmaker Sujewa” is listed as one of Indiewire.com’s “Blogs We Love.” Previous films include the 16MM comedy “Wild Diner” and the documentary “Capital Heartbreak & Sweetness: 17 DC Poets.”

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