We live in a world where entertainment is in constant demand; people get bored quickly and need something to fill the void of boredom. When it comes to movies, how many millions of people either rent or go see a movie every weekend for their amusement? There are many different types, styles, and genres of movies, yet what ultimately makes a successful movie? There are a few key factors involved in almost all popular movies that can help a potential filmmaker on their path into production.
The biggest and most important part of any movie is the script. It must have an engaging plot, a little comedy, a little romance, plus a dose of excitement or intrigue. When selecting a script out of the mountains currently available try to picture the story in your head and consider if the masses would enjoy it. Once the plot is finalized the next step is to begin casting; while a few famous faces can bring viewers to theater seats it is still important to be sure that their personality fits with the character or the story will not properly mesh.
The film is finished; it is then time to move into movie promotion mode. There is more to advertising than simply placing a preview in another movie, or on TV. Print and radio ads are also viable options, but getting the starring actors and actresses out into the public’s eye is priceless. When they begin promoting their movie through guest appearances on talk shows, or other popular events, it will begin to build excitement with fans for their upcoming movie release.
Take an excellent script, throw in some talented actors, pump it up with plenty of promotion, and you will likely have a popular movie. The more people hear that their friends and family have seen a movie the more they want to see it as well to compare notes and be in the know. Word of mouth can make or break almost anything. Box office buzz can also be heightened by positive movie reviews in popular print and online publications. All of these components combined will keep a movie fresh in viewer’s minds since they are hearing and seeing things about it everywhere they cannot forget it. Those who do not see it opening weekend will eventually go to see what the hype is about. This movie sounds like a definite Hollywood hit.