9 Things About Press Junkets Hollywood Doesn't Want You To Know


The Press Junket is sometimes a surreal experience, mostly boring, but it is a necessary evil that keeps the ginormous bullet train that is Hollywood chugging along. Actors talk and bullshit, and journalists nod and report. You see, writers who are members of the press (online, print and TV) like to think they hold most of the power when it comes to determining the success of a movie or a television show. And for the most part, they're right. The written word is a weapon they use that either makes or breaks a project. especially those involved in it. These writers are an alert bunch; mention something in passing, and they will publish it for all to see and read -- usually in an entirely different context.

Over a year ago I wrote a blog about my first experiences at a press junket. Now, having made my rounds in the circuit for various websites and magazines throughout the past two years, I feel as if I've been exposed to a fair amount of the shenanigans and politics that exist during roundtable interviews and press conferences. A seasoned pro I am not, but I do find myself becoming well acquainted with the privilege of sitting across tables from various actors, writers, and directors while they try to sell me their big-budgeted product.

Therefore, I've distinguished nine things I've picked up on while navigating the celeb-filled waters of these promotional gatherings. And I recently shared them with the folks over at ScreenPicks...

Check them out HERE.

@TheFirstEcho

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