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How Movie Marketing Works

Do you keep seeing the same movie ads on tv, billboards and the internet? That's all part of the movie marketing process. Check out this article to learn more about how movie marketing works.


And the Award Goes To … : The Oscars Quiz

And the Award Goes To … : The Oscars Quiz

Are you good at Oscars trivia? Test your knowledge of the Academy Awards with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Guess the Movie Rating

Guess the Movie Rating

The rating of some movies may surprise you. Test your movie rating knowledge by taking our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is 'development hell'?

What is 'development hell'?

Sometimes movies get stuck in production limbo. Learn more about 'development hell' at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do directors whose movies bomb really wind up in jail?

Do directors whose movies bomb really wind up in jail?

When a film flops, directors wind up in a kind of prison — but it might not be the type you're thinking. Learn more about directors of failed movies. See more »

Why do movie posters look so much alike?

Why do movie posters look so much alike?

Tons of movie posters are blue and orange because the colors contrast so well. Learn more about why movie posters look alike at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do some movies go straight to DVD?

Why do some movies go straight to DVD?

Some movies skip the theater release and go straight to DVD. Find out why some movies head to the home entertainment market early at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What does ‘below the line’ mean in movie production?

What does ‘below the line’ mean in movie production?

In movie production, the phrase 'below the line' refers to certain expenses in a film's budget. Find out what's below the line at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is the Eastwood Rule?

What is the Eastwood Rule?

When Clint Eastwood fired a director that didn't share his vision, the Eastwood Rule was born. Learn more about the Eastwood Rule at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How are movie release dates chosen?

How are movie release dates chosen?

Movie release dates are often chosen several years in advance. Find out why movie studios battle for the best release dates at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why are so many movies in 3-D?

Why are so many movies in 3-D?

3-D movies have gained a ton of international popularity in recent years. Find out why there are so many movies in 3-D at HowStuffWorks. See more »