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Accolades and Recognition
FirstShowing.net is proud to have earned numerous accolades and wide scale recognition from some of the top publications in the world. Listed below are just a few of the publications and mdia outlets in which we've been quoted or referenced as well as the various awards and accolades that we have received since we began in 2006. This is our "as seen on" page that continues to grow immensely every single year.
» In February of 2008, a syndicated article was distributed and published on all nationwide NBC and ABC networks featuring FirstShowing.net. Titled "Site Offers More Film News, Less Gossip", the article described us as: "For film buffs who want to know more about what's really going on in the world of film and less about the personal lives of the actors in them, www.firstshowing.net is a great choice." Specific examples of the syndicated article can be found on LA's KNBC website and Denver's ABC 7 News website.
» In January of 2008, FirstShowing.net was awarded the Editors' Choice for Best Entertainment Blog in 2007 by Performancing.com. The Performancing Blog Awards are an annual award that recognize excellence in blogging. The Editors at Performancing described us as "a very slick and comprehensive site that is always on top of the movie industry."
» In August of 2007, we were announced as one of PC Mag's Top 100 Undiscovered Websites. Direct link to our listing under Lifestyle and Entertainment. Featured below is the description written by Corinne Iozzio about the website.
"There has always been a line between people who make movies and people who watch them. As movie watchers, many of us have no idea what goes into making a film and what takes place behind the scenes. For those who are interested in peeking behind the curtain, movie blog FirstShowing will keep you up to date on all the hot gossip from back lots, movie sets, and Hollywood bigwig offices. (It's also a great place to find new teasers, trailers, and production stills.)"
» In March of 2007, we were interviewed and quoted in USA Today in an article about the movie 300. Direct link to the article written by Susan Wloszczyna. Below is an excerpt with our quote.
"When we ask, 'What are the most highly anticipated movies of the year?' 300 and Spider-Man 3 are the ones mentioned the most," says Alex Billington, co-founder of fan site FirstShowing.net, who witnessed the Comic-Con reaction firsthand. "What 300 has achieved now, no one else has come close to achieving. This is setting the new standard for comic-book movies."
» Our reviews are officially listed on Rotten Tomatoes, the MRQE, and IMDb. We have attended the following events and festivals as accredited members of the press: Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Los Angeles Film Fest, AFI Film Festival, US Comedy Arts Festival, ShoWest, ShowEast, New York Comic Con, San Fancisco WonderCon and San Diego Comic-Con.
» In January of 2008, we were quoted extensively in a piece about Sony Pictures Classics' Sundance acquisitions on indieWIRE. The article quoted Alex Billington's discussion in another article that was published here and written by him. Our impact on the industry was so important, that indieWIRE in turn sought out Sony Picture Classics' co-presidents for a reaction and response to our statements.
» FirstShowing.net is officially included as an accredited press outlet providing news content to Google News, Ask News, and additional high profile news found around the internet.
» FirstShowing.net has been linked and mentioned numerous times on G4TV's The Feed, Ain't It Cool News, ComingSoon.net / SuperHeroHype.com, Movies.com, Allocine.fr, Dark Horizons, JoBlo, Cinematical, SlashFilm, Film School Rejects, and many other movie websites.
» We have been featured on Digg.com, reddit.com, del.icio.us, DrudgeReport.com, Fark.com, SomethingAwful.com, and many more of the biggest websites on the internet. We have been referenced in numerous articles on Wikipedia.org, Unfiction.com, and Lostpedia.com.
» We have had at least two front page feature articles written about us in the local Colorado Springs newspapers - The Gazette and The Independent. Both are great pieces that look at the start-up of the business and our local movie theater events that, at the time, were held at a theater in Colorado.