Consumers New Year Resolutions for Hollywood

2 Jan

Yes, its that time for New Year resolutions.  According to business.time.com  resolutions come in two main categories, the first “a goal to do something that’s good for you” the second  “to kick some bad habit.”(1) Do you think Hollywood and consumers have a few bad habits to kick? Have you wondered if Hollywood ever made a positive resolution?  Do you think consumers should start making them instead? If so what do you think would be a good resolution for Hollywood and consumers to make for this year? To start things off  two of our authors have some suggestions.

Active Participation
By Parisienne
  • I wish for film makers to make films that require people to be active participants in their lives and allows them to reflect on their choices of the past and who they are now.  I wish for consumers to demand not to be given thoughtless films and to be shown more peaceful, positive films.
Greater Range of Diversity
By Comic Relief
  • I would like to see a much greater range of diversity(s)presented in Hollywood. These unique individuals of this rare distinction should find themselves with greater access behind as well as in front of the screen.  This is not an affirmative action bid as much as it is a desire to hear a greater diversity of voices speaking. Thenumbers.com has charted the top twenty movies in regard to DVD and Blu Ray disk sales bought within the last three years.  They have proved that the horror genre has one of the very worst resale records of any content genre yet that group and content area continues to be well funded, distributed and promoted.  Because front-end sales remain the most popular performance standard, this group sustains its status and credibility.  Yet second end sales statistics should prove their claims to relevancy are not substantial. By making this point I am not arguing that this is the only way to judge the value of a film, yet these terms are frequently used to keep doors closed for less familiar producers, performers and communities.  Stars of many subcultures are actually barred from access and (regardless of your tastes) even Tyler Perry movies are rarely distributed over seas because of the same old tired disqualifying demographics. With these new numbers counted more frequently, I think it’s time to open more doors for the kinds of individuals and ideas feature films rarely expose.”

Over the years consumers have also complained about the excessive violence and the lack of empowering leading lady roles in films.  But we would like to hear from our readers your resolutions for Hollywood and consumers in 2013.
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Essential references:

Perform searches for “the highest earning films of 2010, 2011, and/or 2012” in the DVD and Blu Ray market.  Do this at the website posted below.

http://Thenumbers.com

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15 Responses to “Consumers New Year Resolutions for Hollywood”

  1. Open Book January 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM #

    Paris-
    I could not agree with u more.
    I know u have discussed this before but can u reiterate. How can consumers demand more thoughtful films?

    • Comic Relief January 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM #

      Paris,

      You claim that you would like an entirely different set of options in theatres and (I don’t want to beat a dead horse), but consumers are agreeing with you. When audiences buy DVD’s and Blu rays they typically leave the very dumbest stuff on shelves. They especially buy the more thoughtful stuff for their children.

      I wish audiences didn’t have to vote with their check books yet Hollywood seems committed to try the same formulas over and over again despite how unprofitable this performance seems to be for them.

  2. Open Book January 2, 2013 at 12:51 PM #

    CR- u stated; “With these new numbers counted more frequently, I think it’s time to open more doors for the kinds of individuals and ideas feature films rarely expose.”

    I applaud your sentiments. Do u think if female consumers were interested in reading books that empowered women this would make a difference Hollywood?

    • Comic Relief January 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM #

      Open Book,

      Thanks for the compliment. Yeah, I think that would make a big difference but I think women also have to consider some other tactics…

      1. Like building web sites for fan favorite books
      2. Organizing short conferences for fan favorite books
      3. Organizing book readings for fan favorite books at popular book stores

      All of these things remind studio producers that women are committed to paying should these books reach the screen.

      • Open Book January 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM #

        CR-

        These are some great ideas.

  3. parisienne January 2, 2013 at 4:08 PM #

    Yesterday I was walking around the book section of Target and I noticed how many books not of SOG there are about men sexually dominating women. Very little else to read in any other sense. Unless you want to read teen fic or about different author’s NDE’s.

    • Open Book January 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM #

      Paris-

      Gosh, that is sad. Not very empowering for women. SOG really is a testimony of how powerful the media is on our psyche. SOG demonstrates women have internalized and absorbed the negative images in the media that they now desire wanting to be marginalized by men.

  4. ozzie20 January 2, 2013 at 7:34 PM #

    Hello? Is anyone here? Did I get the right day?

    • ozzie20 January 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM #

      I think I’m a day late, lol! I could of sworn it was Tuesday today!

      What do SOG and NDE’s mean? From my search around the web, I don’t think they mean the things I found, lol! Anyway, I understand your point and agree. It’s pretty much the same here. In my local super market there are shelves upon shelves of teen fantasy novels or really trashy BDSM type books. Then there’s one shelf which has current chart topping books in. It’s really sad and disappointing because when the shop first opened there was a much wider range. I understand the need to read something less taxing to wind down after a hard day, but does it have to be the same basic story over and over?

      I guess my own resolution would be to become more aware of the media industry and hownit works. I know that it is a wide range and specific but I’m not sure what area to stick to because it’s all very interesting, lol! I’ll have to think more on this!

      • parisienne January 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM #

        Ozzie,

        SOG stands for Shades of Grey. I didn’t put the 50 in front of it and NDE’s are near death experiences.

        • littlebells January 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM #

          Paris,

          I thought it meant Sh*ts of Grey. Hahaha!!! Sorry i haven’t.been around. Only internet is on phone and I don’t have unlimited usage. 😦

          • parisienne January 3, 2013 at 2:30 AM #

            I was being kind LB. I can’t wait till you get everything going again. 🙂

            • ozzie20 January 3, 2013 at 8:56 PM #

              Ah, thanks! I got NDE right. I didn’t get Shades of Grey even though I knew you were talking about those type of books, lol!

              Hi LB! *hugs*

          • Open Book January 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM #

            LB, Paris & Ozzie-

            I found this great collection of books for women.

            http://jezebel.com/5053732/75-books-every-woman-should-read-the-complete-list

    • Open Book January 4, 2013 at 12:31 PM #

      Ozzie-

      It was an open discussion. Sorry, I missed u.

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