Turner Classic Movies (TCM), which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, has launched a social network that links fans online. The site, called the TCM Classic Film Union, can be found at tcm.com/fan.
The TCM Classic Film Union aims to provide an easy way for fans to set up personalized profiles and link to friends. It also features ways to express movie and film preferences.
“TCM fans are devoted to the world of classic film, and they want to connect with others who share their passion,” said Molly Battin, senior vice president of brand development and digital platforms for TCM, TBS, and TNT. “TCM has long been a forum for these fans, but this new fan community takes it to the next level.”
The TCM Classic Film Union allows users to connect to their favorite movies and stars in the classic film resource set up by TCM. Using the networks’ database, TCM says it has added more than a million people (including actors, directors, producers), plus hundreds of thousands of films.
It allows anyone to add these links to their personal network and begin sharing ideas and media with others. For a serious movie fan, there is no bigger repository of materials about films and filmmaking, it says.
TCM says unlike other social networking sites, the TCM Classic Film Union is targeted at movie lovers.
TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, a Time Warner company.