This piece of news comes wrapped up with quite a few bows-of-interest. If you’re familiar with how Google+ Hangouts work, then you’ll be interested to know that Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be participating in one on September 13th at 4 PM PT.
If you’re a super movie buff, then you’ll be interested to know that the duo will be debuting the trailer for their latest film, “Lincoln”, during the Hangout. The movie is due out in November and buzz about it has been pretty loud. In case you haven’t heard, Daniel Day-Lewis will be playing Abraham Lincoln.
The “Lincoln” Hangout will be broadcast live in New York City on the ABC SuperSign in Times Square, which turns this into an even bigger spectacle, to say the least.
This is a pretty high-profile event utilizing Google’s social technology, which has also recently been re-purposed for NFL fantasy footballing.
As I’ve noted in the past, Google+ has become a project that socializes all of Google’s products, and Hangouts is often the “success” story, although it’s a platform of its own.
With the Google+ team wheeling and dealing with high-profile celebrities, the company gets to ride the wave of popular worldwide happenings like the Olympics, NFL football and now movie openings. For companies like Twitter and Facebook, which are also getting into the “media” game, the advantage appears to be going to Google with this grab.
The two stars will be answering questions from fans, but I’m pretty sure that there will be a heavy vetting process put in place to keep everything moving along.
This will be the first time that a movie trailer has been debuted during a Google+ Hangout and most certainly the first time that one will be broadcast on the “big screen.”
It’s too bad that Lincoln’s hat won’t be joining the Hangout as well.
[image via flickr]
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