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Susan Hoffmann
Film Handler

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From: Armour, SD, USA
Registered: Mar 2012


 - posted 02-24-2013 03:38 PM      Profile for Susan Hoffmann   Author's Homepage   Email Susan Hoffmann   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I noticed last week than a Rentrak employee liked our theater's Facebook page. Even though I absolutely don't have anything to hide, it made me uncomfortable. Anyone can see our Facebook page without liking it, so it's not like I can prevent it. I also can't think of a specific bad thing that might arise from this situation, but nothing surprises me in this business. If this happened to you, would it cause any heartburn?

Maybe she's just a big fan of movie theaters and enjoys my super creative Facebook posts. LOL. I asked out booker to check into it, too. I don't mind finding out I'm too paranoid.

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Frank Cox
Film God

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From: Melville Saskatchewan Canada
Registered: Apr 2011


 - posted 02-24-2013 04:38 PM      Profile for Frank Cox   Author's Homepage   Email Frank Cox   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Um... so what? If you don't want people reading the stuff that you post on the Internet, don't post that stuff on the Internet.

I don't use facebook myself, but I do have a (surprisingly busy) webpage. I've talked to film bookers and company reps who mention in passing that they noticed this or that on my webpage.

Ok. Somebody cares enough to check my webpage. Good for them; that's what it's there for.

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Mike Frese
Master Film Handler

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From: Holts Summit, MO
Registered: Jun 2007


 - posted 02-24-2013 04:59 PM      Profile for Mike Frese   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Frese   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Rentrak does not have any real audit ability or way to get you into trouble. If do not report you nightly grosses in a timely manner they might be using FB to track you down. If you do report in a timely manner you have nothing to worry about.

You have plenty of other things to worry about. This is not one of them.

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Susan Hoffmann
Film Handler

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From: Armour, SD, USA
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 - posted 02-24-2013 11:09 PM      Profile for Susan Hoffmann   Author's Homepage   Email Susan Hoffmann   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks, Mike. That's what I was wondering. I appreciate that you answered without snide remarks.

This is such a friendly place. I remember why I don't post more.

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Mike Frese
Master Film Handler

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From: Holts Summit, MO
Registered: Jun 2007


 - posted 02-25-2013 09:21 AM      Profile for Mike Frese   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Frese   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have gotten to know quite a few Rentrak employees including top management over the years. They are a fine company with good people.

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Dennis Benjamin
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From: Denton, MD
Registered: Feb 2002


 - posted 02-25-2013 10:23 AM      Profile for Dennis Benjamin   Author's Homepage   Email Dennis Benjamin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would guess this is similar to our theatre getting a LinkedIn request from someone that works at Technicolor?

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Justin Hamaker
Film God

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From: Lakeport, CA USA
Registered: Jan 2004


 - posted 03-27-2013 03:39 AM      Profile for Justin Hamaker   Author's Homepage   Email Justin Hamaker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The main thing is studios and other segments of the exhibition industry are going to utilize Facebook and other social media to keep track of theatres. I have had questions and comments come back to me from studios - through our booker - about our schedules. It's always been about the distribution of shows when two titles are splitting a screen.

The studio exhibitor relations people have also liked our FB pages. Presumably so they can track whether we are actually giving away provided materials.

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