Frank Mendicino, senior vice-president of marketing at Alliance Films, says outdoor advertiser Astral Media has pulled Goon posters from Toronto's city bus shelters after receiving complaints of lewdness.
Director Michael Dowse pooh-poohed those offended by Canadian actor Jay Baruchel’s gesture and heaped praise on the one-sheet, saying, “I’ve seen worse advertising for movies than that.”
If you’re like us, seeing ads like the one below makes you wish Annie Leibovitz had never done that Sopranos shoot…but at least NBC got Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin to do another photo shoot. Maybe Len Fogge could get the guys who do the fake posters on 30 Rock to do the real key art for the show.Click on image to enlarge.
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NBC’s new marketing president Len Fogge, who joined the network from Showtime last summer, is reorganizing the network’s marketing department, with just under 10 of the department’s 150 employees getting laid off today. The highest ranking among them is 26-year NBC veteran Jim Vescera, most recently EVP and creative director of NBC Entertainment Marketing, who sent out an internal good-bye note last night. Insiders described the process as “fine-tuning” as Fogge looks to tweak creative direction and eliminate redundancies created by several of regime changes at the network over the past decade. It includes the cutting of some positions and reconfiguration of others. Fogge’s former Showtime colleague Richard Licata, now head of NBC’s publicity department, is expected to do implement similar reorganization next week, with also under 10 department staffers expected to be laid off. The moves come on the heels of the new NBC administration’s biggest marketing and promotional campaign to date for midseason musical drama Smash.
There’s a moment in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris when Owen Wilson, after mooning endlessly over Paris in the 20’s, (The artists! The writers!) suddenly has the realization: “These people don't have any antibiotics!”
Lou Brooks' Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies serves the same purpose for any Mad Men fans thinking the era of stingy-brimmed hats was some sort of golden age for art directors.
If you’re like us, you’re so distracted by the art on IMPawards that you overlook the “Links & Info” list at the top of the site; which is where we found Peer 2 Peer Articles, a collection of interviews about movie marketing done by Darryl Shelly from Greenlight Creative.
The pieces make for interesting reading, and could well serve as reference next time your spouse or your mother asks you just what it is you do for a living.