DVDs go anti-smoking

September 2008
Marketing Health Services;Fall2008, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p5
Academic Journal
The article reports that six movie production studios in Hollywood, California agreed to include anti-smoking announcements on all new DVDs of movies that portray tobacco use. The Entertainment Industry Foundation created the agreement. Some of the studios that agreed to use the public-service announcement are Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros. This information was first reported by the "Wall Street Journal" newspaper.


Related Articles

  • Where's There's Smoke… They Want a DVD PSA. Wagner, Holly J. // Home Media Retailing;11/27/2005, Vol. 27 Issue 48, p6 

    The article reports on the efforts of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran to involve studios in an anti-smoking public service in the U.S. in 2005. A study conducted by the Dartmouth Medical School and the National Cancer Institute found that teenagers exposed to depictions of smoking in...

  • DVD Public Information Films of the Home Front, 1939-1945. Gardiner, Juliet // History Today;Mar2010, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p57 

    The article reviews the DVD collection "Public Information Films of the Home Front, 1939-1945" from the British Ministry of Information.

  • what's hot.  // DSN Retailing Today;7/21/2003, Vol. 42 Issue 14, p15 

    Reports on the launch of the digital video discs boxed sets by several motion picture studios in the U.S.

  • COMING UP. Latchem, John // Home Media Magazine;10/4/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 40, p14 

    The article presents the titles of the motion pictures to be released in DVD format by film studios in the U.S. market in October 2010, including "Wolverine and the X-Men: The Complete Series" from Lionsgate, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Seventh Season" from 20th Century Fox Home...

  • ANALYST: STUDIOS' HOME VIDEO WINDOWS ARE COMING TO FRUITION. Gruenwedel, Erik // Home Media Magazine;5/24/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 21, p1 

    The article reports that film studios in the U.S. are benefiting from their decision to delay distribution of new releases to DVD-rental kiosks operator Redbox.

  • Coinstar CFO: 28 Days Not 'De Facto' Window. Tribbey, Chris // Home Media Magazine;5/24/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 21, p8 

    The article reports that some film studios are happy without having a window for DVD released to Redbox, according to Coinstar Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Scott Di Valerio.

  • FROM THE DVD RELEASE REPORT. Tribbey, Ralph // Home Media Magazine;1/12/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p4 

    The article focuses on trends in hit theatrical-to-DVD releases in the U.S. between 2003 and 2008. For the past six years, motion picture studios have released an average of 100 films annually on DVD having a gross sales of at least $25 million in their theatrical runs. The average move from...

  • Problems at the Studio? Blame DVD! PRANGE, STEPHANIE // Home Media Magazine;7/11/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 28, p3 

    This article comments on the falling revenues of film studios due to poor DVD sales in the U.S.

  • FROM 'THE DVD RELEASE REPORT'  // Home Media Retailing;11/6/2005, Vol. 27 Issue 45, p10 

    Reports on the results of "The DVD Release Report" in the U.S. as of November 6, 2005. Estimated number of multi-disc sets to be delivered to retail stores in the country before New Year; Number of top television DVD suppliers that are from studios; Total DVD titles announced and or in release...


Other Topics