Posted by tracey on:
As a follow up to Amy's post, here is your handy Dos and Donts guide to open mic Q & A:
Promote your film, that's why we have the press room, events, and releases. It's also printed on schedules everywhere.
Lecture the audience. I didn't buy a ticket to hear a rant from an audience member.
or Talk about your issues. (This is not your therapist's office.)
Tell your life history, or run through your cv. I'm sure it's very impressive, this is not the time.
Don't ignore the nervous laughter and groans from the audience. We can be a forgiving people but when you've pushed it to far it can get ugly.
and finally Don't ignore the answer you're given and keep talking. Your time is up.
BUT DO ask a relevant question. Keep it short and thank the speaker for their answer.
and thus concludes this Public Service Announcement.
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