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Top 12 Movies / TV Shows for Every PR Pro’s Collection

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Since people have been making movies and reporting the news, there have been other people who have shilling for those movies to get in the news. What they have been called has varied (and we have covered plenty of those euphemisms before), but one thing is clear — Hollywood has no clue what the hell we do for a living.

And that’s why our tastes in how we are portrayed on the big and small screen shows should be diverse and appreciated. From sleazy publicists to communications professionals to speechwriters, we have been included scripts for decades, which is why this listicle was a must.

Without further ado, here are the top 12 movies or TV shows for every flack’s personal collection.

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ICYMI: A&E Network Told Viewers to Get Ducked with Duck Dynasty Marathon

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If you ever doubted what your gripes mean to TV ratings, look no further than here.

Merry Christmas to all of you who took serious issue with Phil Robertson, the patriarch of ‘Duck Dynasty,’ and his seemingly anti-gay and anti-Jim Crow law stances during the past few weeks. If you were trapped in your bomb shelter over the holidays or just bombed on that spiked egg nog your lush grandmother brought to the party, you may have been watching A&E TV’s Christmas gift to America:

A 24-hour ‘Duck Dynasty’ marathon, which of course, came with a colossal middle finger hailing in the Christmas sky.

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Adventures in Marketing: Doctor Who Turns 50

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Instagrammer JediShywalker totally got the hair and suit colors right, but are her cookies as cool as her Doctor Who jack-o-lantern?!

And now that we got you to click, here are some of the promos tied to the big 50th anniversary “Day of the Doctor” special:

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Pitch Your TV Clients to TV Guide

TV Guide‘s mission is simple: to help people sort through the overwhelming choices of TV shows. Because of its unique positioning as the only magazine focused solely on TV coverage, TV Guide is the definitive resource for rescuing readers from aimless hours of channel surfing.

“We watch everything and make editorial choices in terms of what we’re going to feature in order to guide people to what they should be watching — what the best stuff is, what they need to be aware of, what’s becoming culturally relevant,” saidarticles editor Bruce Fretts.

The best part is, editors at the mag are very welcome to PR pitches. They’re open to anything that can be used to draw in viewers (and readers): guest stars, exciting plot twists, etc. One caveat: The mag focuses on the careers and professional lives of stars, so anything gossipy won’t fly.

For editors’ contact info and more guidelines on pitching, read How To Pitch: TV Guide. [subscription required]

Netflix Gets Creative With Arrested Development Promos

Netflix Arrested Development Like most of the armchair critics in the civilized world, we regard Fox’s tragic Arrested Development as the second-best sitcom of all time. (Before you object, consider the fact that Seinfeld had nine seasons to develop–and if you even mention Friends, we will unfollow you on Twitter.)

We were both excited and skeptical last year when streaming king Netflix, in something of a PR coup, announced that it would produce an entire season of new episodes including everyone’s favorite characters like ham-lover Carl Weathers and always-capable attorney Barry Zuckercorn (aka The Fonz), who might just get a chance to jump that infamous shark one last time:

This week, Netflix got creative in its efforts to build the hype for Season 4, which will debut some time in 2013. In a sly move uncovered by the experts at SplitSider, Netflix added some of Arrested Development’s greatest fake shows and movies to its Instant Watch collection.

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