Hey everyone! If you are fans of Derek Hough and BoA, we need your help!
Would you like to be a part of making sure that everyone who loves dance movies has an opportunity to see this awesome pair in their debut leading roles in Make Your Move? You may not think that your assistance is needed in any way, but it is. Here’s why and how.
1. Originally, when Make Your Move was still entitled Cobu 3D, Lionsgate was its international distributor. Distributors market a film, advertise it, promote it, help make it successful, and Lionsgate is a HUGE distributor. However, in January 2012, Lionsgate bought out Summit Entertainment, and with its newly expanded pipeline of films, they began abandoning some projects. We think Cobu 3D was one of them, because Lionsgate doesn’t seem to be one of the film’s distributors anymore. Losing the dollars of a major distributor hurts.
2. When Lionsgate merged with Summit Entertainment, it meant that they now had their own dance franchise in the ‘Step Up’ series, which has another film releasing in July. This may be why Lionsgate is no longer the distributor of the film domestically. The new US distributor of Make Your Move is the smaller High Top Releasing.*
3. Did you know that Make Your Move is also an independent film? Independent films, called indies, are not made by major motion picture studios, but rather by smaller independent companies. As a result, indies often have considerably lower budgets with which to work.
So we have an independent film and a smaller player as a distributor. That means that Make Your Move may end up being a limited release. Sorry to tell you, but Make Your Move may NOT be coming to a theater near you after all.
4. When some independent films are released in limited markets, if they don’t do well (as in the number of tickets purchased), the movie may end up being shown for only a week or two. This is why it is so vitally important that all Derek Hough and BoA fans in the United States promote this movie.
If you live in the United States — grab your friends and family and head to the theater to see this film the very 1st week — from April 18-24. If the film does well that 1st week, the movie might play longer and…in ‘more’ markets. 🙂 If you don’t live in a city where the movie will be shown, then consider flying to a nearby city. One of our team members is going to do just that. 🙂
Most viewers of this film love it! Our team has seen this film behind the scenes (but not in 3D) and we can tell you — it is so worth it!
4. We sure would like for Make Your Move to be a HUGE sleeper hit! A ‘sleeper hit’ is a film that unexpectedly does well despite a poor opening or despite little promotion. Sleepless in Seattle and Forrest Gump were sleeper hits.
This movie needs more promotion BIG TIME. Were it possible to promote it more, the distributors would have done so. They don’t want a flop; it is to their benefit to have a film do well. Finances limit them however. That’s where you come in.
If you have social media accounts (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.), promote Make Your Move whenever you can! Hashtag the movie like this #MakeYourMove.
You can find links to all of Make Your Move’s social media sites here. Tag the movie’s cast and crew, retweet or repost tweets and instagram pictures! We not only need you to go to the movie, but we also need all of you to help spread word of the movie any small way that you can!
Below we have a list of cities where the Official Trailer was shown. Presumably, these are the cities in which the movie will be released. Check out the cities and go to the movie website links to see if the movie will be in a theater near you. Then go see the movie, take your friends, see it twice, three times, or more. We hope you enjoy it that much. 🙂
Don’t see your city above, search these popular theater websites by submitting your zip code in the search box.
To see a list of INTERNATIONAL distributors for Make Your Move‘s (the marketing folks), go here.
* “High Top Releasing” was formed in 2013 as a division of “FilmDistrict”. It’s main responsibility is sales of a film, in-theater marketing, film rentals, print control, etc.