You can pick up a copy of a trade mag in the store. You can have it mailed to you. You can access them on your mobile. You can subscribe to their newsletters. You can like them on Facebook. You can follow them on Twitter. The choices seem to go on and on. How do you access the film industry news? Do you even know the options available? Here’s a rundown on the majors for you.
Legend of current rates:
$ = less than $100
$$ = $101 to $200
$$$ = $201 & up
free = uh… you should know what this one means!
– = I couldn’t find the option for this trade mag
|DELIVERY OPTION||Variety||Hollywood Reporter||Screen Daily (UK)||
Playback Online (Can.)
|Email newsletter||Free Newsltr||Free Newsltr||Free Newsltr||Free Newsltr|
|RSS||Free RSS||Free RSS||Free RSS||Free RSS|
|Online full access||–||$$||–||$$|
|Print (by mail)||–||$||–||–|
|Print & online||$$$||$$ – $$$||$$$||–|
|Facebook page||Free FB page||Free FB page||FB friend||Free FB page|
|Free Twitter||Free Twitter||Free Twitter||Free Twitter|
|You Tube||Free You Tube||Free You Tube||–||–|
|Other(s)||iPhone, Widget, WAP||iPad||–||–|
And to confuse things even more, the options change and evolve all the time. Companies are setting up “company pages” on LinkedIn now, for example (company pages are still in beta). And what was once free becomes a paid subscription… and then a few months or a year later it becomes free again, or free in a new format. Ahhh… the speedy evolution of modern delivery channels!
Festive cheers & happy reading – in whatever format(s) you prefer,