If you’re like us, you often feel that you alone in this sea of thieving bastards are the only one with entirely original concepts springing from of your insanely creative brainpan, like Athena out of Zeus’s head.
Therefore, as a matter of public service to the rest of those mere mortals, it behooves us to share this tidbit sent in by BitterLemon®:
Here are some sites to steal from, or pay homage, whatever makes you feel good:
What? No mention of Ricky Gervais' sideswipe at the industry on Sunday night's Golden Globes with this comment: “Nothing for Sex and the City 2. I was sure the award for best special effects would go to the team that airbrushed that poster.”
Account Executive/Production Manager - Neuron Syndicate Inc.
Neuron Syndicate Inc. Are you looking to give your NEURONS a fresh spark? Do feel like you've been burning that midnight oil with no real creative impact? Are the returns for your hard work leaving you cold, open and alone? Is the feast you were promised nothing more than a BLT and some meat&potato buffet? These days, are you wondering why the ideas you present have become less about the art and more about the machine? Is your mojo lost somewhere in the bowels of an ant farm? Do you wake at dawn and patrol the dried up arteries of an industrial creative canyon? Do you feel like you've joined an art ministry whose congregation holds their daily sermons in a trailer park? Is your mental ignition currently switched to off? Do you feel like just another cog in the wheel of a deadline-driven refinery? Is your creative think tank fueled by diluted petrol? Have you become an anonymous entity existing within faceless abbreviations like Inc., Ltd. and Co.? Is your vox trapped in a box? Maybe you should visit your physician to see if you have the BemisCimarronIconosisIndika virus.
If you’re like us, you know there’s nothing more irksome to one's artistic sensibilities than finding a pack of fanboys rutting around in the key arts and crafts club house. Which is why we were irked indeed to read this at Film.com about the triumph of the art nerds at Mondo:
The movie poster, as we've long known it, is dead. It has been for quite some time. Sure, the studio marketing departments keep chucking out their grotesque monstrosities... but those aren't really posters anymore; they're images... there is very little artistry anymore. The studios hire marketing guys, not artists. And the result is a 27" x 40" commercial, not a piece of art.
Oren Aviv has been named President of Domestic Theatrical Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer for Twentieth Century Fox (TCF). Aviv will work alongside Tony Sella, who is President, Domestic Theatrical Marketing, and Chief Creative Officer. Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, to whom Aviv and Sella will report, announced the hiring today.
Billings, billings everywhere and not the space to keep! Why do posters have billing blocks? What purpose do they serve? Do they drive business or do they waste real estate on advertising? Can anyone out there give me a well-reasoned argument? I would love to hear from entertainment lawyers, since they seem to be the only ones that benefit.
Signed, BitterLemon® On A Rant
Perhaps you would be less the malcontent if billing blocks were to include a 'Poster Designed By' credit.