SOURCE ALERT: USC Experts Available to Discuss the 2013 Academy Awards
Looking for story ideas or experts to comment on the Oscars? Try the three below, or contact us for additional experts.
The Oscars Industry
Mary Murphy is an expert on celebrity and the Hollywood industry at the USC Annenberg School. She can discuss the industry of Hollywood’s awards season (a rush for plastic surgery, advertising campaigns, competition for designers). She can also discuss the strategies studios use to promote films and what the picks say about popular culture.
Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-493-7948.
How has Social Media Changed the #Oscars?
Karen North is an expert on social media and online communities at the USC Annenberg School. She can speak about “social television” and how social media is driving the way viewers experience and talk about big media events.
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Hollywood Meets Washington at the Oscars
Steven Ross is an expert on Hollywood’s history influencing politics — and vice versa — at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He can speak to how contemporary political crises have been reflected in studio films, and what Oscar nominees like “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty” have to say about our cultural climate.
“It is not surprising to me that ‘Argo’ has recieved more praise than the often criticized ‘Zero Dark Thrity.’ ‘Argo’ offers us a happy and inspiring outcome to a problematic moment in American history.Â ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ offers a far darker and complex view of America’s participation in the war on terror.”
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