sizzle reel


Definition of sizzle reel 

: a short, usually flashy video used to promote a product, service, proposed project, etc. He and Kari are also pitching a family show to the networks. … The sizzle reel has his two teenage daughters in Maui, learning to cut sugarcane.— Rebecca Flint Marx

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Yakuza 0 and more Sega did a sizzle reel of a bunch of ports. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "PC Gaming Show at E3 2018: Yakuza 0, Warframe: The Sacrifice, Star Control Origins, and a Jaws sim," 11 June 2018 And this came after a CNBC sizzle reel included a clip of Sheryl Sandberg talking about Facebook’s breach of trust with its users. New York Times, "NBC Tries to Dazzle Advertisers With Jennifer Lopez and Simon Cowell," 14 May 2018 The sizzle reel built all the way to the moment of Dumbo's flight, with circus performers and spectators looking up with amazed expressions. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "What surprised us about Disney's live-action 'Dumbo,' 'Aladdin,' 'Lion King' at CinemaCon," 24 Apr. 2018 Additionally, fans at Comic-Con got a special look at sizzle reel recapping the previous two seasons of Outlander. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "These New Outlander Photos Will Break Your Heart," 22 July 2017 While some speeches still felt genuinely organic and inspiring, moments of off-the-cuff political activism were largely replaced by clip packages and feminist sizzle reels. Anna Silman, The Cut, "The Hollywood PR Machine Has Finally Caught Up to #MeToo," 5 Mar. 2018 Executive vice-president Connor Schell showed a sizzle reel of the best of ESPN Films including its 30 for 30 documentary series and pushed how committed ESPN is to storytelling. Richard Deitsch,, "ESPN President John Skipper Discusses Social Media Policy, Priorities at 'Talent Gathering 2017'," 13 Dec. 2017 Tickets are on sale: (HERE) Watch the LOUDWIRE Music Awards sizzle reel miamiherald, "Y2J to host Loudwire Music Awards; Miz, GLOW to walk Black Carpet," 20 Oct. 2017 Tickets are on sale: (HERE) Watch the LOUDWIRE Music Awards sizzle reel miamiherald, "Y2J to host Loudwire Music Awards; Miz, GLOW to walk Black Carpet," 20 Oct. 2017

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2006, in the meaning defined above

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