A film poster
is a poster
used to advertise a film
. Studios often print several posters that vary in size and content for various domestic and international markets. They normally contain an image with text. Today's posters
often feature photographs of the main actors. Prior to the 1990s, illustrations instead of photos were far more common. The text on film posters
usually contains the film
title in large lettering and often the names of the main actors. It may also include a tag line, the name of the director, names of characters, the release date, etc.