Thursday, April 16, 2009

STATE OF PLAY In Theaters Tomorrow!

Today a colleague asked me what the circulation would be for an article that runs online on the website of a print publication. I suppose it would have something to do with the number of hits that the website gets and not the circulation of the print edition. What if the piece ran in both the print edition and online? Would it be even more? Do people, particularly young people even CARE about the print edition when they can get any news they desire on their iPhones or Crackberries in mere moments without all that messy newsprint? To all those fastidious Gen Y, X and Z'ers out there, I say this: GO SEE STATE OF PLAY! You may have never owned a subscription to a newspaper, but after seeing this film, you too will mourn it's passing. In these days of quick and dirty, easy information that pops up on Twitter then finds its way to "legitimate" news sites in mere moments before being debunked moments later, this portrayal of a newspaper in search of the truth is truly compelling. Between the eager young blogger played by Rachel McAdams and the seasoned newspaper man played by Russell Crowe, the embattled politician, Ben Affleck and my personal favorite, the sleazy PR person played by Jason Bateman, STATE OF PLAY boasts a cast of characters that not only entertain us but make us think...and that is what we should never stop doing, whether it is about an article in the newspaper or information floating around in cyberspace. When we stop thinking, we are truly PLAYED.

~Sara WJ

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

State of Play Debate at Duke's

Tonight, following the special preview screening at the AMC Southcenter 16 of State of Play starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams. We will be hosting a debate between Journalist Casey Corr and Cathy Allen, Seattle's premiere political consultant. It should be a lively discussion, fueled by complimentary appetizers, courtesy of Duke himself, as well as the very timely subject matter of the film. I saw the film a few weeks ago when we had the press screening and was seriously floored. It deals with the very tenuous and at times strained relationship that exists between politicians and the Media, particularly in these times when the fate of the print media is so uncertain. Even if you can't make it to the screening and gathering afterwords, I hope you will see the film as it is a truly entertaining and intelligent piece of filmmaking.

~Sara WJ

Monday, April 13, 2009


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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

VOTE to Bring Wolverine to Seattle!!!

This past weekend we were at Emerald City Comicon to get Seattle voting to bring the X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE World Premiere to Seattle. Between the Lara Crofts and the Storm Troopers, we passed out fliers and got people riled up to bring Wolverine to our fair city. It isn't over yet though! We will be out and about next week for a final Wolverine push so keep your eyes peeled!

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~Sara WJ

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


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