Over the weekend, Shira Lazar of What’s Trending sat down with Forest Whitaker in the SXSW Samsung Blogger Lounge to talk about Juntoboxfilms.com—the collaborative film studio that makes filmmaking social that just named Whitaker as their co-chair. In the interview, Whitaker talks not only about Juntobox Films, but also about the future of filmmaking, social media and more.
Social media users are more positive about the upcoming Hunger Games movie than they were about the final installment of Harry Potter , but not quite as stoked as they were for the first Twilight: Breaking Dawn film. The Hunger Games , set for release this weekend, is the latest fantasy-oriented picture to feature a teenage or pre-teen protagonist, so it's interesting to compare its buzz on social media with the two most recent similar blockbusters. The first of two Twilight: Breaking Dawn films was released last November, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 debuted in July.
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The Hunger Games , an overnight sensation in young adult literature, is only a few days away from its theatrical debut and is already making a splash in digital marketing. By strategically leveraging enthusiasts, The Hunger Games has brought its alternate universe to life through social networks like Facebook and Twitter.