Whom should I contact in order to get a press pass to an early viewing of a film for my high school newspaper?

Help! I'm writing a movie review of the Twilight Movie (coming out November 21) for my school's publication and I'm trying to figure out whom I should contact in order to see the movie before the release date. I know movie critics do it, because the reviews come out several days before the movie is released. Should I talk to the studio? The distribution company? The production company? Thanks for the help.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here's where you start: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1099212/

    Production Companies

    * Imprint Entertainment

    * Maverick Films

    * Summit Entertainment

    * Temple Hill Entertainment

    * Twilight Productions

    Start Date: February 2008

    Release Date: 21 November 2008

    Production Co: Imprint Entertainment

    100 Universal City Plaza

    Bungalow #7152

    Universal City, CA 91608


    Phn: 818-733-5410


    Distributor: Summit Entertainment

    Santa Monica, CA:

    1630 Stewart St.

    Ste. 120

    Santa Monica, CA 90404


    Phn: 310-309-8400

    Fax: 310-828-4132


    You'll likely want to send a very nicely written email to Imprint Entertainment/Universal with your request. What likely will happen is that there may be a screening for "entertainment journalists" about a week prior to the premiere. A few days after that, on a weekend, the studio will host a "press junket" at a hotel where the "entertainment journalists" are invited to interview the key cast as well as the Director and Producers.

    You are not trying to contact any of the filmmakers to get access to the screening. Instead, you need to speak with someone in Universal marketing. Email and/or call (very very nicely!) until you reach the person who can tell you yes or no.

    Good luck!

    Brian Dzyak


    IATSE Local 600, SOC


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