Monday, June 22, 2009

New Moon Premiere ~ Can Fans Get Tickets?

We've received many emails regarding the New Moon premiere and how to get tickets. Well, here's an article from EOnline that, unfortunately, gives us some not-so-good information.

From EOnline.com:

As people-friendly as studios would like you to think they are, they aren't—at least when it comes to ordinary people sullying their star-studded events. Anyone who has covered a film premiere knows they're really just self-congratulatory PR gatherings limited to stars, moguls, friends of said stars and moguls, and the press. A smattering of ogling fans may work their way down the red carpet via radio contests or Web giveaways, but that's about it. Any riffraff that wants to see or meet a star gets the exciting privilege of standing behind a cordon and getting barked at by security clowns.

I've received no indication from Summit Entertainment that the New Moon premiere will be any different...

Officially, the studio tells me, it has no confirmed details on that premiere. But here's how things work in general.

"The more high-profile the movie, the harder it would be for the general public—and less than A-list stars—to get tickets," says publicist and former Sony publicity associate Marc Kruskol. "There are rows set aside for the stars, the filmmakers and their guests. Studio bigwigs usually have reserved seats as well. Other invited guests include agents and other industry-related folks."

As for anyone else, Kruskol says that, "For lower-profile movies, some seats may be offered to seat-filling groups. This doesn't happen too often, but it happens."

Why the snub against fans, given that this is supposed to be all about, you know, premiering a film to the public? Space is one reason, of course, but, I am told, so is safety.

"There are several reasons for not permitting the general public to attend," says Chris Rogers, director of risk control for Aon's national entertainment group. Those reasons range from "maintenance of a 'positive vibe' during the show (e.g., no booing or catcalls) and the general comfort and safety of the stars and other above-the-line personnel."

Can't have doughy knuckle-draggers too close to the Olympians, you understand. Someone might get pawed.

So, to sum up, "A New Moon premiere ticket for fans who aren't the kid of an agent or haven't won some kind of contest is probably unlikely," says DVA Media's Ava DuVernay, who currently handles campaigns for Warner Bros. and NBC Universal. "Premieres serve two functions: press and buzz."

Notice that "thanking the fans" is not one of those two functions.

34 comments:

Calikenna said...

I 'D LOVE TICKETS! I WOULD BRING MY BFFL CAS FaCE!

hoLLy said...

darny.

lildoc717 said...

This is the only contest I have found for New Moon premiere tickets,so far! Good Luck
http://apps.facebook.com/twilightcontest/?refuid=584285275

Anonymous said...

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lisa said...

hi there yes i see what you are saying but its time they changed some things then because us the general public they wouldnt be were they are now so its time to change the rules a little no one saying that how they do it is all wrong cos i know there are really crazy and scarey fans out there but they have to remember that not all of them are like that and are wanting to go to enjoy the movie just to be there and see it before cinema's get that on its own would be great and meeting any of the actors is an extra benitfit if you do
for people that dont get the chance to enter any contest cos there not aloud because they live in the netherlands think its very unfair and his pants
i have been everywhere on the net looking for a way to buy or win tickets for a birthday surprise for my sisters 4oth birthday for me and her to go to the premiere as i can not make it home to england for her birthday and thought this would be a great makeup prezy and you just can not get information how to get them and as for the face book contest thats a con because for you win you would have to add everyone in the world to win so thats pants anyways for all the twilight fans like me and my sister good luck to you all but it really looks like we will all have to wait till it comes out in the cinema's lisa in netherlands -holland

Anonymous said...

win tickets!


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Anonymous said...

http://apps.facebook.com/twilightcontest/?refuid=1391166031 I agreee with lisa from the netherlands.The movie would be nowhere without the fans, so why shouldnt we be allowed to come???I love the movie and the books ,I have seen the movie 56 times and read the books 32 times each.If there is absolutely NO way i can just buy the tickets,please!!!click on this link and help me win !!!please!!!please!!!please!!!please!!!please!!!please!!!

Anonymous said...

omg!! I CAN'T BELIEVE WE CAN'T JUST BUY TICKETS :( THEY SHOULD JUST PUT A LIMITED AMOUNT ON SALE AT LEAST WE WUD HAVE A SLIM CHANCE LOL. IF U WANNA CHANCE IN WINNING TICKET THIS IS THE ONLY ONLINE COMP I HAVE FOUND SO FAR!

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Anonymous said...

so not fair i would love to go

Anonymous said...

I am gutted you cant get tickets for new moon:( i loved twilight and all the books and would love to have seen premirer of new moon. There should be alot more competitions and they should sell limited tickets.
Number one fan!!!! :(
~Xxxx

Anonymous said...

I agree, there should be more contests open to win them.
But this is the only one i found.

http://apps.facebook.com/twilightcontest/?refuid=1548000019

Good Luck.

Anonymous said...

hehe im going to it! :)

YAY

Anonymous said...

You know you have a sickness when you realize that you have done all but 3 of the "you know your addicted" comments lol Man I love my Twilight Saga!!!!

Anonymous said...

The premiere with the stars and all will be in Knoxville, Tennesse at the Pinnacle movie theater.
And I might get to go, because my bestfriend's dad gets free tickets.(:
Yeah, BE JEALOUS.

Anonymous said...

the facebook one is the only one i've found so far, so get facebooking everyone (:

http://apps.facebook.com/twilightprizes/?refuid=536794076

Anonymous said...

But I tried that one ^^ it didn;t work for me:

Give this one a shot...

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Carrie said...

WIN THREE PREMIERE TICKETS...

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Anonymous said...

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here you get the chance to win 3 tickets for the premiere of new moon

I'M GOING TO THE PREMIERE! said...

Haha,

This is the only Facebook app, that has WORKED well, for me anyways.. I get to go now!!! :) OMG I'm sooo exited!!

You wanna WIN tickets ? :)

http://apps.facebook.com/twilightprizes/?refuid=1320961172

Cindy said...

Way to go, "I'm Going to the Premiere". We're counting on you to get us some really good pictures, maybe even a video!!! You can email them to us at ourtwilightchronicles@live.com. That would be awesome!!!!

And yes, we're all jealous!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

this is really unfair...but u just hope that my BfF can get me in...her neighbor is the director of twilight and his bro is the director of new moon...I HATE ALL THOSE SNOBBY ACTORS...without us they wouldn't be as successful as he is!!!

Lys said...

umm hey guys, i was just wondering if i can jusy BUY the damn ticket instead of just hoping on winning a ticket from those contests!! Well if you do, pleez just add a comment so i or anybody else could actually get them!!!! thnks :D!

Anonymous said...

The above article seems to imply that you cannot buy the tickets. You can only get in if you know someone or win a contest.

Anonymous said...

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Raven said...

you can get the tickets here!!!!

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CandyCullen said...

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just click on http://apps.facebook.com/twilightprizes/?refuid=744370042

Good Luck!!!
=)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hey, I thought that since the premiere is in Knoxville,TN (where I live), I could just sneak into the Regal Pinnicale 18, plant some wireless cameras, and just watch the stars on the Red Carpet. Seems like a good plan to me.

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