Why It's Important To Build A Fan Base .
Fans are the way entertainers build their name, it's not through marketing posters or TV Spots those things are done to get them out in the public eye . it's through their craft weather it's film, TV, stage, music, art, comics etc. without a fan base you have nothing .
I'll use myself as an example, When I was doing promotion for Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis I had a pitch video of me talking about the project and a teaser made up of photos and music not an actual trailer so as I have said in the past that didn't work out in terms of crowdfunding but it did work out in starting to get the word out about the film and we were serious about making the movie. I started to gain followers on Twitter, I started getting emails from fans asking questions. I started to build a fan base, while the campaigns failed to generate money they were successful in starting to build a fan base and I continue to get more follows on twitter, friends on Facebook and emails every single day.
Like I said without fans and a fan base my work doesn't get seen , gain popularity and basically sits on a shelf collecting dust. I know how important my fans and a fan base are to Wicked Carnival Productions .
The Love / Hate Relationship Between Fans and Celebrities .
While I'm NOT defending this behavior the simple truth is that there is no way we can sign for every fan, take a pic with every fan or talk to every fan, it's just the truth of the situation. I love talking to fans, taking pictures with them, talking to them and signing stuff for them.
Note : Yes I know I'm not an A List celebrity and I have way more time then they do to interact with fans they they do. I know I'm not a big deal on a global scale like they are, I'm not saying I am in anyway.
I think fans that get mad at a celebrity who doesn't respond to their tweet or FB message are both right and wrong. they are right because it doesn't take but a moment to reply a smiley face or a Thanks message but it does take a long time to do that 1,000 times a day these same fans are also wrong to assume that they don't matter to the celebrity because I think deep down they are the same struggling actor, writer, artist they were before they got their big break they have just advanced so much that it's hard to get back there.
Now celebrities that go out of their way to be jerks to their fans are another story, if you're walking through an airport and ONE FAN notices you and quietly asks you for a picture or to sign something for them, why not do it ? Yes you have been working on a movie but you had the entire plane ride to rest and recharge your batteries why not make a fans day by spending a few moments with them ?
What Fans Mean To ME .
My fans are all amazing for getting behind me, believing in me and what I'm doing. I can't say THANK YOU enough for the way each and everyone of you effect my life on a daily basis . Follow me on twitter @WickedCarnProds and @SinsofManMovies Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WickedCarnivalProductionz (New Page) and www.facebook.com/SinsofManMovie . email me email@example.com .
If you see me out and want a picture or an autograph or just want to talk to me for a moment or two, feel free to come up to me, I don't bite . I welcome my fans to interact with me because I know without each and everyone of you I have no fame, no career and I'm just an unknown film maker. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT !!!
STAY HUMBLE, STAY HUNGRY MY FRIENDS :)