Introducing this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival Social Producers…
It’s that time of year again! For the seventh consecutive year, classic movie fans from around the world will descend upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. (Thank you TCM!)… In a nutshell, the #TCMFF is four-day event (4/28-5/1) jam-packed with movies, special appearances, presentations, panels and much more — plus lots of classic movie fans and friends. This year’s Festival theme explores “Moving Pictures,” so fans will be treated to movies that ‘move’ us… films that bring us to tears, rouse us to action, inspire us, or even elevate us to a higher plane.
That said, please join the TCM crew of Social Producers (including yours truly) as we celebrate “Moving Pictures” by sharing events, experiences, promotions and more via our social media channels, and at the Festival itself. So…for those of you going to the Film Festival, please keep your eyes peeled for us, and for those of you at home, please follow us via social media to keep up with events, promotions and more… Follow the hashtash #TCMFFSP for our collective updates…
Here’s is the official list of Social Producers and their promotions… but please remember to check back again, as things may change during the course of the Festival. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t add here, that each Social Producer will earn a small stipend this year from TCM.
Social Producer: Aurora Bugallo
I will be reporting from the Festival via live coverage of events across social media.
- Blog: Once Upon a Screen (aurorasginjoint.com)
- Twitter: @CitizenScreen
- Facebook: Citizen Screen
- Instagram: @CitizenScreen
- Tumblr: CitizenScreen
Social Producer: Colleen Fiore
This is my 3rd fest. Check back on April 27th for details on what’ I’ll be doing!
Social Producer: Paula Guthat
I’ll be live-tweeting and posting pix and videos of the following events/screenings:
DARK VICTORY or THE FRESHMAN
Francis Ford Coppola Hand and Foot Print Ceremony
Amazing Film Discoveries
CARRY ON UP THE KHYBER
BAND OF OUTSIDERS
CINEMA PARADISO or NETWORK
Social Producers: Diane Levine and Jack Levine
This year my father and I are going to be integrating the “Moving Pictures” theme with family stories and experiences. We’ll be posting daily questions or prompts to encourage conversation and sharing memories. We’re also going to be available to help with some Social Media 101 for festival attendees. This might include signing up for an account or monitoring a hashtag.
Social Producer: Kim Luperi
I’ll be posting on TCM’s Instagram throughout the festival, sharing photos from selected films along with copy on how that particular selection fits in with the “Moving Images” theme. I’ll also be sharing a few of these images and behind-the-scenes info/trivia on my personal Twitter account as well. Additionally, I’ll be chatting with people in line and around the festival and sharing how some of the movies showing at TCMFF have moved us.
Social Producer: Kristen Lopez
Enjoy music? Want the perfect soundtrack for a week at the TCM Film Festival or just to give you the feeling of being there? I’ll be curating festival-specific playlists via the Spotify app with music both inspired-by and culled from the films screened. You can take the music of the TCM Classic Film Festival with you wherever you go!
Social Producer: Jeff Lundenberger
Festivalgoers who correctly answer a trivia question will be dubbed “Best TCM Fan in a Starring Role” in an Instagram post with their picture and will receive a handsome “Robert Osborne Fan Club” or “Ben Mankiewicz Fan Club” button, designed by Kate Gabrielle.
- Twitter: @jlundenberger
- Facebook: Jeff Lundenberger
- Instagram: @jlundenberger
- I post occasionally as a guest on the blog CineMaven’s ESSAYS from the COUCH
Social Producer: Scott Nye
I will be focusing on celluloid film prints showing during the festival, celebrating the physical medium of film.
Social Producer: Kristen Sales
My assignment this year is all about emojis. Since this year’s theme is emotion in the movies, I thought it’d be interesting to get people’s reactions to the films they see non-verbally — pictorially and graphically. I’ll be using the awesome TCM Emoji Keyboard that TCM created, as well as the traditional emoji keyboard and gifs, and pictures to give summaries, reviews and reactions to the films I see. I’ll also be asking attendees to tweet me their reactions and reviews in emoji form.
Social Producer: Ariel Schudson
I am a media archivist and preservationist. I am currently the Archival Specialist for Post Haste Digital where I focus on locating at-risk AV collections in museums, libraries and small archives to be preserved and restored. As the social producer for TCMFF this year, I plan to populate various social media platforms with content about film preservation, restoration and historical details about the works being screened. My first two pieces have already been posted on my blog – one is a print resource guide for the festival and the other is an interview with the head of the 3D Film Archive, presenting GOG on Saturday night.
- Blog: sinaphile.wordpress.com/
- Twitter: @ArchivistAriel
- Instagram @archivistariel
Social Producer: Chris Sturhann
Chris and his 16-year-old daughter Jasmine will be playing a game at TCMFF, Find the Falcon. They will be hiding miniature replicas of the Maltese Falcon at various locations at the festival. In addition, Jasmine will be doing her 140 character reviews of all of the films they see. Finally, they will be doing a video blog, Reverse Angle, with interviews of TCMFF attendees and will be asking important movie-related questions such as who would win in a drinking contest, Nick Charles or Auntie Mame.
Social Producer: Lora Stocker
I will be serving as a design lead for the 2016 TCM Film Festival. To get fest goers excited about the event, I have designed a series of tips and reminders in the form of “to do list” GIFs. I will be posting two graphics each day leading up to the festival, between 4/21/16 and 4/28/16.
Social Producer: Emily from The Vintage Cameo
I will be encouraging festival goers to speak their minds by using photobooth-style props to show why they love classic films. I’ll also be curating a selection of TCMFF-themed playlists alongside Kristen of Journeys in Classic Film!
- Site: TheVintageCameo.com
- Twitter: @vintagecameos
- Facebook: The Vintage Cameo
- Instagram: @vintagecameos
- Tumblr: ginger-and-fred
And last, but not least
Social Producer: Annmarie Gatti
CMH will be posting #CineGIFs on social media, including here on our Blog, plus Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr. I will also be curating the 2016 TCMFF Pinboard on Pinterest.
- Site: ClassicMovieHub.com
- Blog: ClassicMovieHub.com/Blog
- Twitter: @ClassicMovieHub
- Facebook: Classic Movie Hub
- Pinterest: Classic Movie Hub
- Instagram: @ClassicMovieHub
- Tumblr: Classic Movie Hub
- Google Plus: Classic Movie Hub
We all hope to see lots of you at the Festival. So please say hello! And hoping that everyone at home stays tuned for fun updates and promotions!
–Annmarie Gatti at Classic Movie Hub