MURPHY PR is expert at media campaigns leveraging an effective mix of traditional media outreach combined with social media and guerilla marketing techniques. Our key area of expertise is in the entertainment industry and our repertoire of work includes theatrical film releases, film festival campaigns, corporate media relations, home entertainment and television campaigns. Below is an overview of services offered.



Theatrical Release Campaigns

MURPHY PR is proud to have worked on the campaigns for such recent Oscar winning films as Beginners and Milk. Additional past and recent campaigns include A Serious Man, Eastern Promises, Chely Wright: Wish Me Away, Oscar Nominated Shorts 2012, Private Romeo, Budrus, Stonewall Uprising, Kisses, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Bran Nue Dae, Prodigal Sons, Save Me, A Jihad For Love, Taking Woodstock, In Bruges, The Baader Meinhof Complex and others.

Special Screenings/Film Festival Strategies

In the ever popular do-it-yourself spirit of filmmaking, the firm is expert at collaborating with filmmakers who often by-pass traditional distribution for a more effective showcase of their work. As part of this we also collaborate and advise our clients on film festival submissions and strategy. Some of the films we have collaborated on include Love Free or Die, Going Blind, OC 97, California 90142, Out in the Silence and others.

Film Festivals

The firm is a veteran at the major international film festivals such as Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca and generally represents a full slate of films and corporate clients at the major festivals. Additionally, MURPHY PR has spearheaded the press for The Nantucket Film Festival, the New York Children’s Film Festival, NewFest: The New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the New York Comedy Film Festival.


MURPHY PR also has strong corporate expertise and is currently working on Film Forward, a joint venture between Sundance Institute and a consortium of federal cultural agencies (NEA, NEH, PCAH and IMLS). The agency was part of the team that launched the inaugural Film Forward initiative and is proud to be on board for the second year. Past corporate clients include IFC Films.

Home Entertainment

The firm is expert at consulting on DVD Home Entertainment campaigns. Our efforts have resulted in strong coverage in the national and regional consumer outlets in addition to appropriate trade outlets, blogs and online outlets. Clients include ESPN Films and their 30 for 30 Series on Blu Ray and DVD.


MURPHY PR and John Murphy has a long storied history working on television campaigns. As such the agency is expert at both national and regional metered markets initiatives for television series, special events and movies. The agency if proud to have worked with The History Channel, HBO, Showtime and IFC among others.