One thing that happened this year that made me feel like less of a struggling actor and more like a contributing member of “The Academy” was that Apple put all of the screeners on iTunes. Not only does this make getting access to the films substantially easier, but it also promotes conservation of the environment through less waste! I remember getting the initial email saying that screeners were available on iTunes and feeling like I was probably getting Punk’d… “Alright,” I would say, “where’s Ashton?” But unfortunately for me Ashton Kutcher never appeared and I was still sitting alone in my office when I began watching my first screener on iTunes.

I can only hope that this is a trend that will be continued throughout the years. The only downside to getting screeners on iTunes is that they are forcibly taken away from you 24 hours after you watch them, meaning you cannot illegally pass the DVD around to your friends while turning a blind eye to the, “DO NOT SHARE, DESTROY AFTER WATCHING,” warnings that are put on those DVDs (perhaps a good thing, after all, that Apple takes them away from you… forced ethics?). As someone who does not particularly have time to go to the theatre and watch every single movie that is up for an award, but would like to do this, iTunes made it very convenient for me to keep up with the times. Also, I feel that DVD players are a thing of the past! My laptop does not even have a DVD drive, and I could hardly imagine buying one for myself.

Overall, iTunes releasing the screeners was charitable, because now I have something to talk about when I go to countless Academy Awards parties instead of awkwardly standing in the corner saying, “Yeah, well I didn’t have time to go see them, I’m a working actress, you know,” while sighing with a dramatic eye roll, like all actors do.

  1. Hi, my name is Samantha and I am the marketing manager at StarSEO Marketing. I was just looking at your website and see that your site has the potential to become very popular. I just want to tell you, In case you don’t already know… There is a website network which already has more than 16 million users, and most of the users are looking for niches like yours. By getting your website on this service you have a chance to get your site more visitors than you can imagine. It is free to sign up and you can read more about it here: – Now, let me ask you… Do you need your site to be successful to maintain your business? Do you need targeted traffic who are interested in the services and products you offer? Are looking for exposure, to increase sales, and to quickly develop awareness for your site? If your answer is YES, you can achieve these things only if you get your site on the service I am talking about. This traffic service advertises you to thousands, while also giving you a chance to test the network before paying anything. All the popular sites are using this service to boost their traffic and ad revenue! Why aren’t you? And what is better than traffic? It’s recurring traffic! That’s how running a successful site works… Here’s to your success! Find out more here:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *