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Alamo Drafthouse Wants You To Fight a Cinematic Disease: Make a 'No Talking, No Texting' PSA & Win Prizes (VIDEO)

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 24, 2012 at 2:57PM

Alamo Drafthouse's latest Filmmaking Frenzy: "Don't Talk or Text During Movies." In line with their "No Talking, No Texting" policy in theaters, Alamo is waging war against this "cinematic disease" by giving filmmakers and fans the chance to make their own "Don't Talk" PSA. Watch the promo video, with the likes of Nicolas Winding Refn and Jason Reitman, below.
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Don't Talk Don't Text

Alamo Drafthouse's latest Filmmaking Frenzy: "Don't Talk or Text During Movies." In line with their "No Talking, No Texting" policy in theaters, Alamo is waging war against this "cinematic disease" by giving filmmakers and fans the chance to make their own "Don't Talk" PSA. Watch the promo video, with the likes of Nicolas Winding Refn and Jason Reitman, below.

Submissions are now being accepted and the rules allow plenty of room for imagination (see below). Winners from each market will get a $200 Alamo gift card and have their film screened before films at their local theater. A grand prize winner will get a $1,000 Visa gift card and have their PSA at Alamo theaters across the country. Employees of Alamo Drafthouse are also eligible, and their winning submission will get a $500 Visa gift card. More details here.

RULES & GUIDELINES:
Your video must have the "Don't Talk or Text During Movies" theme.
Your video must contain the Alamo Drafthouse logo which can be found here: drafthouse.com/assets
Your video must be suitable for audiences PG-13 or under, no nudity or profanity.
Your video cannot have any violence or weapons present.
Your video should be no longer than 60 seconds in length.
Video submissions must be entered by November 21, 2012

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.