KEEP THE PRESSURE ON !
HOW TO BOYCOTT HOLLYWOOD
First, use IMDB to find the snowflakes and everything they have done, or, future releases, and then follow the two sections I have below:
1) The 373% BEA, and
2) The Commercial (and PRODUCT PLACEMENT) boycott.
They will have to have a timeout and get a can of Play-doh. BTW, and owe their OPM millions of $$$$ for their BS !!
Again, find the past and upcoming releases from jackasses like Streep (MSRA Creep is my exempli gratia) and such.
1) The 373% BEA/ROI
THE (HOW TO) BOYCOTT THE SNOWFLAKES IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG: PART ONE
Now, read closely:
A boycott idea you might pass along.
This is MRSA Creep’s (that Meryl witch) up and coming releases:
Mary Poppins Returns (pre-production) CHRISTMAS DAY 2018
DO NOT GO SEE IT. DO NOT BUY OR RENT IT. DO NOT PAY PER VIEW IT.
You can use Putlocker to see a pirate, that is okay.
PRODUCT PLACEMENT BOYCOTT (see below too and the ESPN boycott).
However, while watching it on a pirate, look for the product placement and find out the food corporation (e.g. Nestle, Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Heineken, General Mills, Kraft-Heinz, BIG Tobacco) who paid for them. Then, do not buy the product seen, EVER AGAIN, or anything from that food giant, if you can help it.
Try organic, co-op grown, fruits and veggies instead. They’re better for you.
So, how you get Meryl Creep is more than just NOT going to the theatre OR buying, renting or otherwise viewing anything of hers from the past, now and forever.
SIDEBAR: Since Creepy Streep wants to play rough, well, that’s just MY game:
Hey, Creepy Streep, John Cazale isn’t dead, he’s just hiding out from you.
REM STATEMENT: The break-even point (BEA) on a movie is 373%.
Remember, every lost million dollars of a boycott is NET profit right or return on investment (ROI) out of OPM’s (Other People’s Money, e.g., producers, UNIONS, distributors, studios) pocket.
They do not like that.
As you read the calculations remember that Streep and the rest still command $20M so that salary is not included in the budget but counts towards the 373% “break even” as part of ROI.
Here is some boring academic stuff that proves 373%.
How much does a film need to make to `break even’?
You might assume that a film needs to make the same amount as its budget, to `break even’. That is, a film that cost $1m to make, needs to make $1m at the box office to break even. However, by accounting calculations, the average film needs to make 373% ROI, to break even.
Why is this so?
Feature films usually have the same amount spent on marketing (advertising) as the budget of the film. If a film cost $1m to make, then a “rule of thumb” is to also spend $1m on marketing.
Likewise, if a film cost $50m to make, generally, $50m is spent on marketing. Suddenly – the film needs to make a 200% ROI, just to break even.
In fact, regardless of the film’s budget, most films need to spend a minimum of $1m on marketing, just to ensure that the cinema-going audience knows that the film exists.
THE (HOW TO) BOYCOTT THE SNOWFLAKES IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG: PART TWO
As Arthur De Vany states in his excellent study, and collection of research papers, Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry (2004):
“The frightening thing about trying to manage this [film] business is that there are no tangible means to reliably change the odds that a movie will succeed or fail. Marketing can’t change the odds. There is no evidence to show that marketing has much to do with a film’s success. Marketing is mostly defensive anyway; a studio has to market its films draw attention in a field where everyone is shouting. If you don’t shout too, you will be drowned out and may not be noticed.” (De Vany 2004: 4)
In Entertainment Industry Economics, (Vogel 2011) Vogel also shows that films in general spend the same on marketing as the film’s budget. (Vogel 2011: 143)
This may seem obvious, but: Films also take time. Vogel points out that:
“Beginning with a rudimentary outline or treatment of a story idea, it can often take over a year to arrange financing, final scripts, cast, and crew. In total, it normally requires at least 18 months to bring a movie project from conception to the answer-print stage – the point at which all editing, mixing, and dubbing work has been completed.” (Vogel 2011: 84)
In fact it can take 15 years. (See the film Forrest Gump.)
So, what is the opportunity cost? If you invest $1m in the bank, and on that term deposit you can get a 5% ROI over 2 years, then, you have lost that with investing in a film (where, certainly, the `risk versus reward’ ratio is vastly higher. 7 in 10 movies lose money; very few banks go bust. Well – except in a Global Financial Crisis, of course).
So then, what exactly is `the ROI formula’?
Note that – the studio (or, the distributor, if it wasn’t `a studio production’) gets 55% of the box office.
And so – ROI = (0.55 x Box Office$ – Production Budget$) / Production Budget$
If that division-sum comes out at `1′, then, you `broke even’.
So — if you punch some numbers in to that formula, to get a 1.05 return:
(i.e. the “break even” is really 1.05, given that, you can get 5% interest on a fixed term deposit in a bank, for the 2 years or more that a film takes to make the `opportunity cost’.)
The result is: 373%.
Thus, if you make a film for $2m, (i.e. – a $1m `film negative cost’, + $1m marketing & distribution) you need to make $7,450,000 (373% ROI) just to break even.
The source for this formula:
ROI = (0.55 x Box Office$ – Production Budget$) / Production Budget$
Eliashberg, J, Hui, SK & Zhang, ZJ 2007, ‘From Story Line to Box Office: A New Approach for Green-Lighting Movie Scripts’, Management Science, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 881-93.
Note: that particular study (on whether film story affects ROI) was done by the Wharton School of Marketing, at the University of Pennsylvania – but that study is deeply problematic.
However, `the ROI formula’ seems absolutely correct. (i.e. ROI = (0.55 x Box Office$ – Production Budget$) / Production Budget$)
Hope this helps, pass it on and let’s hit him where it hurts… ROI, and ultimately, OPM.
2) The Commercial (and PRODUCT PLACEMENT) boycott.
As for TV, use my example above and my ESPN exempli gratia from the ESPN and Kaepernick BS. Apply it to ANY TV series these SNOWFLAKE jackasses are in as well as ALL PRODUCT PLACEMENTS on FILM !!