What Is The Cinematic Consensus Group?
The CCG is an umbrella group designed to establish a level of quality within the film blogging community. Membership of this group is free, by nomination or invitation, and based on a set criteria. Initially created in 2012, as a way of designating Film Blogs of high quality, The CCG is designed to let readers know that the blog they visit belongs to a unique and comprehensive membership requirement, and is part of a larger group of Member Blogs designed to enhance discussion on the film medium. Think of it as the blogosphere equivalent of the Coalition Of The Willing. It’s a brand indicating quality, a brand we want people to be proud of and to be included in.
Each Member Blog will display a brand logo on the homepage as a widget, linking to a newly created blog site establishing the reason behind, governance of, and requirements for the Cinematic Consensus Group, a little like a badge showing casual readers that they belong to a team of global writers working for the good of the film blog concept, and an assurance of a minimum level of quality. Membership is not automatically granted to those who seek it, however: it’s an “exclusive” club that requires either a nomination or an invitation to belong to. Blogs failing to meet up to the standards required will not be granted permission to use this brand, for example.
Member sites will be given a link and profile on the CCG main site allowing readers following the link to see all the members within the CCG, and follow on accordingly. We envisage it a little like the LAMB only smaller, and less “lets’ just get everyone in”, with a focus on quality as opposed to everything under the sun.