A fan asks the million dollar question for November - "Is it possible for a regular person to get tickets to the New Moon Premiere?"
I am actually sorry to read this from E!
that "as people-friendly as studios would like you to think they are, they aren't...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."
There said to be no indication from Summit Entertainment that the New Moon premiere will be any different...Officially, the studio 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."
"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."
DVA Media's Ava DuVernay, who currently handles campaigns for Warner Bros. and NBC Universal, says "Premieres serve two functions: press and buzz." "Thanking the fans" is not one of those two functions.
Oh, well, so much for wishful thinking to be on the red carpet with Rob lol... Anyway, I think I'll just have to be contented standing on the sidelines...