Last summer, I went to an early fan screening for Wonder Woman. As the lights dimmed and the Warner Bros. logo hit the shiny silver, a woman behind me shouted, at the top of her lungs, her voice cracking just a bit, "I've been waiting my whole life for this." I saw Pixar's Coco in a theater in Los Angeles that's deep in the San Fernando Valley, with a high Latinx population.
On Sunday night, writer-director Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri did exceedingly well at the 75th annual Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association sent it home with four awards: best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell, best screenplay for McDonagh, best actress for Frances McDormand and best picture (drama). The sardonic look at a grieving mother’s quest to get closure for her murdered daughter did better than any other single film nominated.
"We're going down to the set. I think they've got all the lights wired. You wanna come?" Because I was an intern who chose to interpret every question as a directive, I said yes. (I find that when you're the lowest person on the totem pole, it makes so many decisions easy.) So we left the writers offices — not many of us, I remember three, but it could've been five — and walked down to the soundstage. I can't recall which stage, specifically, but this isn't a deposition so whatever.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".