Search the Archive

A Closer Look (Different Pictures) #183502

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 28, 1999
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Jack Ford) Report introduced.

(Hollywood: Lisa Salters) The surprising success of the film "The Best Man", a low budget comedy featuring an all-black cast, examined; details given of the film's marketing strategy of a massive e-mail campaign and now of a television ad campaign directed to white females. ["The Best Man" director Malcom LEE - talks about e-mail.] [Actor Taye DIGGS, film critic Elvis MITCHELL - talk about marketing to white audiences.] [Universal Studios advertising vice president Adam FOGELSON - says romantic comedies appeal to female audiences.]

(Studio: Jack Ford) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Peggy Wehmeyer) The unexpected success of "The Omega Code", a low budget film, examined; film clip shown of this religious-based film. [MOVIEGOER - lauds the film.] ["The Omega Code" producer Matthew CROUCH - explains why he feels like a Moses and how he pitched his film to pastors.] [Church of the Harvest Bishop Clarence McCLENDON - says there need to be alternatives.]

Ford, Jack;
Salters, Lisa;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.