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For questions relating to the creation, production and techniques of television or movie theatre commercials. NOT to be used for identification of commercials which are off-topic for Movies and TV Exchange

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What are all the mistakes in this Specsavers ad?

In this recent ad for Specsavers that was shown on Australian TV, at the start they say there is 15 mistakes in it. so far all I can see are: The Hammer seems to be working in reverse (the nail is ...
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Where was this Old Amsterdam commercial filmed, exactly?

This commercial for Old Amsterdam was obviously shot in Amsterdam. Where was it shot exatcly?
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Is there a requirement that television commercials state “paid spokesperson” and such in the US?

Saw a commercial tonight where a local hospital had patients singing praises of the hospital. Except that, in small letters it said "not a patient". I know fields like law may have special ...
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When a TV commercial shows for a split second then cuts off, what is happening?

I see this from time to time during commercial breaks: all of a sudden, a commercial will play for a split second, no more than 2 or 3 seconds but then get cut off. Why does this happen? Is this a ...
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Is there a common origin to those blue background TV commercials?

I've seen a number of these in my many years of watching TV since at least the 1990s. These are commercials for some random mail order product, and right before the ad ends, the screen cuts to ...
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Are Movie Stars typically forbidden from appearing in future commercials resembling a played character?

Maybe no one around here would know the answer to this, or maybe it varies wildly, but I'm curious to know whether or not it's typical for movie stars to be forbidden from resembling the character ...
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Captions in Mexican TV Commercials

Watching Mexican TV channels like Televisa and TVAzteca, you'll notice that many TV commercials have captions at the bottom of the screen with what appear to read as cautionary messages. Snack ...