“Exploring the Fascinating World of Movie Trailers: 5 Fun Facts”

Trailers used to be shown after the movie: In the early days of cinema, trailers were shown at the end of a movie rather than at the beginning. This was because theaters didn’t want the audience to leave after watching the trailer and miss the movie. It wasn’t until the 1960s that trailers began to be shown before the movie.

The term “trailer” is misleading: Even though trailers are called “trailers”, they’re actually meant to be shown before the movie. The term “trailer” comes from the fact that these previews were originally shown at the end of a movie.

Trailers were originally created for the movie theaters: The first movie trailers were created by studios as a promotional tool to be shown in theaters. The trailers were meant to generate excitement and anticipation for upcoming releases, and were often accompanied by posters and other advertising materials.

The first movie trailer was created in 1913 by Nils Granlund, a marketing executive at Marcus Loew theaters. He created a short promotional film for the Broadway musical “The Pleasure Seekers,” which was shown after the feature film as a way to entice audiences to come back and see the musical. From there, movie trailers became more common, with studios creating their own promotional materials to showcase their films.

Trailers have their own awards: The Golden Trailer Awards is an annual awards show that honors the best movie trailers and advertising campaigns. The awards were first presented in 1999 and have since become a prestigious event in the film industry. Categories range from “Best Action” and “Best Comedy” to “Best Voice Over” and “Best Motion/Title Graphics”.

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