Alamo Drafthouse Presents The "Don't Talk Or Text During Movies" Filmmaking Frenzy
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Alamo Drafthouse Presents The "Don't Talk Or Text During Movies" Filmmaking Frenzy

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 24, 2012 // PRNewswire // - Alamo Drafthouse is proud to announce the latest Filmmaking Frenzy, "Don't Talk or Text During Movies." Alamo Drafthouse is known for its strict "No Talking, No Texting" policy and firmly believes that talking and texting during movies is a cinematic disease that must be wiped out. Now the Alamo Drafthouse is giving fans and budding filmmakers the chance to create the cure to eradicate this disease with their own "Don't Talk" PSA!

Alamo Drafthouse has partnered with the likes of R. Lee Ermey, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, George Romero, Will Ferrell, Patton Oswalt, Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman, and even a previously ejected patron to help communicate their zero-tolerance policy on talking and texting during movies. Now Alamo is asking filmmakers and film lovers alike to share their own creative ideas on how to let movie patrons know talking and texting will not be tolerated at the Drafthouse.
Submissions to the "No Talking, No Texting" Filmmaking Frenzy can be almost anything you can imagine. Please see below for rules and guidelines.

Rules & Guidelines:

  • Your video must have the "Don't Talk or Text During Movies" theme.
  • Your video must contain the Alamo Drafthouse logo which can be found here:
  • Your video must be suitable for audiences PG-13 or under, no nudity or profanity.
  • Your video cannot have any violence or weapons present.
  • Your video should be no longer than 60 seconds in length.
  • Video submissions must be entered by November 21, 2012

All video submissions in the "Don't Talk or Text During Movies" Filmmaking Frenzy will be put on Badass Digest for viewing and voting until 12:00 PM CST on Wednesday, November 28. Voting will determine the winning submission in each Alamo Drafthouse market: Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Kansas City and Winchester. Once the top submissions are determined based on this voting, a panel of esteemed judges including Alamo Drafthouse CEO & Founder Tim League, National Promotions Director Henri Mazza and Badass Digest Badass-in-Chief Devin Faraci, will be assembled to view the top trailers and select one grand prize-winner.

The winners from each market will win a $200Alamo gift card and their video will be screened before movies in their local Alamo Drafthouse location.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $1,000 Visa gift card and their video will be screened before movies at Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide.

The Filmmaking Frenzy will also include a prize category for Alamo Drafthouse employee submissions. The top video submission from a Drafthouse employee will receive a $500 Visa gift card.

The Filmmaking Frenzy Contest is hosted by Badass Digest, the pop culture site of Alamo Drafthouse. You can read all the submission rules and guidelines and submit your film here:


Download the "Don't Talk or Text During Movies" poster here:
Download the "Don't Talk or Text During Movies' video stinger here:

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About Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand comprised of an acclaimed cinema-eatery chain, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a collectible art store. Named "the best theater ever" by Time Magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website

About Badass Digest
Springing from the movie-loving culture of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, Badass Digest is putting the fun back in being a nerd. We know that people who love movies also love travel, good beer, tasty food, cool clothes and keeping up with the weirdest, craziest corners of pop culture. From cult classics to new blockbusters, from the latest TV shows to this week's comic books, from the BBQ to the brew pub, Badass Digest is there finding the best and most interesting for the badass generation.

Media Contact:

Alamo Drafthouse 
Brandy Fons
(310) 809-8882

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