- Step 1: Move to a major city Move to a major city as studios give away sneak preview passes in areas with large, diverse populations.
- Step 2: Get to know somebody important Rub elbows with important people at a radio or television station with access to sneak preview tickets and passes.
- Step 3: Join studio mailing lists Join a studio mailing list as they will often offer sneak preview opportunities to specific demographics hoping to cash in on good word of mouth.
- TIP: Universal Studios has a Sneak Previews Club that fans can join at their website.
- Step 4: Start a blog Start a blog and write movie reviews. Studios contact critics with sneak preview opportunities in hopes of getting good reviews.
- Step 5: Scan movie sites Scan popular movie sites that post blogs, reviews, and the latest news as they will often promote sneak preview opportunities for certain films.
- TIP: Movie theaters will often list sneak preview times on their website.
- Step 6: Work on a film Work on a film, even if you're at the bottom of the totem pole, to get an invite to the cast and crew screening before the official film premiere.
- TIP: Cities that have movie studios will often have opportunities listed on job-search websites.
- Step 7: Start your own theatre Buy and fix up an old cinema. Then get yourself invited to a sneak preview of the latest film with hopes it will be shown on your screen.
- FACT: As of 2009, there were over 39,000 movie screens in the United States.
You Will Need
- Important friends
- Internet access
- Job on a film set
- Old cinema to run