Blog Disclosure Policy Abbreviations
It is the policy of this blog that if the editor or reviewer has received from the producers or marketers of a film a complementary screener, free admission to a public (or private) screening, or any form of direct or indirect compensation for expenses incurred (such as for travel) in the process of reviewing a film, it will be noted in the review for that film. Advertising not limited to separate frames or widgets will be disclosed via page tags. (Updated: Nov.0 2011)
The following are explanations of abbreviations used in a review page to indicate disclosures:
CS: Complementary Screening (Reviewer was granted admittance to a screening for free.)
AS: Advanced Screening (Reviewer was allowed to screen the film prior to its official release date.)
DVDS: Reviewer or Editor was provided with a DVD Screener (copy of the film on DVD) in order to screen the film.
TE: Travel Expenses (Reviewer was reimbursed by the studio or marketing company for some expense associated with the screening of the film, including travel to a screening or junket or accommodations necessitated by attendance at such an event.)
BK: Complementary book for review.
CD: Musical CD for review, whether on its own or as part of a package promoting another media venture such as a film.
SEOL–One or more external links (sometimes referred to as Search Optimization Links or SEO Links) are included in a page in return for compensation from a paid advertiser.
The following are not necessarily noted under the blog disclosure policy as they are considered to be self-evidently disclosed by their existence/presence: money received for advertising in designated blog advertising spaces (whether directly or indirectly such as through a third party such as Google Ads); access to associated actors, directors, or affiliated persons of interest connected to the film whether in the form of an exclusive interview or as part of the receipt of a press kit or public press conference;