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Life rights… Should you purchase them?

New Life Chapter Buying the life rights can be highly advantageous in a project.  That’s why most of the big budgeted movies go ahead and buy them, but they can be pricey, and as more and more filmmakers are creating low budget documentaries, the question of whether or not life rights are necessary to purchase arises. The answer is simple: it depends on what you’re planning on doing. 

Let’s backtrack. 

What are life rights?  Life rights are the right to use a person’s life story or a…

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  • Life Rights , Production
  • Feb 06, 2018

Sponsored Instagrammers are Subject to Transparency

Instagrammers who make a profit off a product in which they sponsor should be required to use hashtags such as #ad or #sponsored purely for the sake of being transparent with their viewers and fanbases. If an Instagrammer is not using such hashtags, then it can be construed that their reviews are honest and straight from the heart, rather than paid for by the company in which they are advertising for; if a fan or viewer saw the caption and thought the Instagrammer’s words were a genuine review, then…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 31, 2018


Student | Tiana GoodallThomas Jefferson once said, “An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy.” The gravity of these words have never felt greater than today. Social media has increasingly blurred the lines between what is real and what is a fallacy. Although some view Instagram hashtags for sponsored content as tacky, it is imperative that Instagram continues to inform their users of paid advertisements.

Prior to recently implemented measures, which inform consumers of sponsored content, many Instagram users had a very difficult time identifying an…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 29, 2018

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