IMDb contracted Broadcast Management Group to provide live production services, production staffing and technical management for the red-carpet premiere of Jumanji: The Next Level. IMDb’s first ever red-carpet premiere was to support their client, Sony, the studio behind the latest Jumanji movie. The 90-minute program streaming live on Twitch, Twitter, IMDb.com and Facebook with cross-posting to Sony’s Facebook page as well as Facebook pages for the main cast members of the film. “IMDb Live at the Jumanji: The Next Level Premiere” featured a host conducting live interviews with cast members and celebrities attending the premiere as well as a field correspondent gathering fan reactions.
The program was shot with 10 cameras: 3 hard cameras, 1 wireless handheld, 1 jib, 4 robotic cameras and 1 wireless POV positioned on a dune buggy used for a stunted arrival. In addition to live streaming to 4 platforms, the live program was displayed on 2 marquee billboards outside of the TCL Chinese Theatre as well as inside the main theatre used for the Premiere. To facilitate a quick turn-around of VOD content for IMDb.com, each interview segment was clipped in EVS and pushed to 2 IMDb editors stationed inside the production truck, who were able to grab the content for posting after the show. All technical setup, production and strike occurred within 1 production day.
Broadcast Management Group was responsible for all aspects of the live production, including technical management, production staffing, live transmission to Twitch, Twitter, IMDb and Facebook, and overall production management services. Leading up to the live production, Broadcast Management Group participated in weekly production calls to provide status updates and provide editorial and technical guidance and suggestions.