Studio rep to Miami Herald film critic: We’ll pay you to write about our upcoming film

Miami Herald film critic Rene Rodriguez tells his Facebook friends: “It has come to this: There are so many small distributors angling to get their films reviewed, now some are offering to PAY YOU if you review theirs.”

Rodriguez posted this email after taking out some names. He tells me he didn’t bother to respond.

From xxxx@xxxx
Date: Tue. Aug 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Subject: Get Paid to Write about BELIEVE ME

Hey Rene,

My name is xxxxx and I’m a marketing associate for xxxStudios’ newest film, Believe Me. newbelieve The film released in Theaters and On Demand September 26th and features Nick Offerman (NBC’s Parks and Recreation), Alex Russell (Unbroken), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore), and Grammy Award-winning rapper, Lecrae. After coming across Movies, I feel this film is a perfect fit for your readership.

WATCH the trailer featuring music from Jack White: [link]

We want to pay you to write about the upcoming release of BELIEVE ME. We’ll supply you with a unique link to use in your article and on social media that directs people to the film’s homepage and pays you $0.10 each time one of your readers clicks it.

How does it work?

Click here: and enter your email to receive your unique link.

After you sign up, you’ll get an email with all instructions on how to track your clicks and eventually cash out your earnings. I have attached the movie’s Press Release and Suggested Interview Questions to assist you in your coverage.


Film critics: Have you received similar solicitations? If so, tell us about it in comments.

* “Believe Me”: Get paid to promote it (