ORGANIZE A SCREENING – scroll down for event poster!
This documentary has taken off like a rocket! and many people have asked if they could organize a public screening in their local town. The answer, of course, is YES, YES.
That made us realize that this is a great way to introduce geo-engineering, not just to neighbors and friends, but to the whole town, so we are passing the idea to you. If you want to do something really different and reach a large number of people, this is for you. Our only caveat is that you should not try this alone. We suggest you bring together at least three others (the more the better) who will help with promotion and staffing the event. It also is recommended that sponsors be obtained beforehand who will cover the expenses in the unlikely but possible event that ticket sales and DVD sales fall short of out-of-pocket costs. Sometimes the best choice is to rent a small movie theater within a large movie complex because it already has ticket takers and ushers and probably won’t require that you obtain liability insurance. All you need to add is a PA system (unless they have one) and arrange a place for your display tables and reception. We can help by providing art work for movie posters and flyers. Also, because we encourage all who purchase a DVD to make copies and hand out for free, we have found that approximately 30 to 50 percent of all attendees of screenings purchase DVDs. DVDs can be sold to organizers of screenings at a 40% discount of orders of 20 or more. Order requests can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like Producer/Director Michael J. Murphy to speak at your event, please make request by e-mail at email@example.com
PUBLIC SCREENING POLICY
“WHY IN THE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING?”
Anyone may sponsor a screening provided they agree to the following policy:
1. Allow nothing at the event that would be contrary to the mission statement of the Coalition Against Geo-Engineering. We welcome all viewpoints and do not expect conformity EXCEPT on this one, simple statement. Otherwise, the movement could become diffused in purpose and splintered by internal conflict. Those with other views may attend, of course, and they may express their opinions if they wish, but sponsors must not be part of the program , exhibits, or literature distribution.
2. Prominently exhibit a sign at literature sales points stating: “Items sold or distributed here are offered by the local sponsor. They do not necessarily express the view of The International Coalition Against Geo-Engineering or the distributors of “Why in the World Are They Spraying.”
3. Introduce attendees to The Coalition Against Geo-Engineering and encourage them to sign up. At a minimum, this will consist of speaking on its behalf either before or after the screening and having someone in attendance to invite them to sign up.
4. If there should be a net profit after considering ticket revenue, donations, and sale of items from Why in the World are they Spraying (which are available at 40% discount), we ask that 60% be retained for future activities of the local sponsor and 40% given to the filmmakers to help support and expand this project.
For those who agree to these provisions, the producers will forego royalties for public presentations supported by ticket sales and donations. The only costs will be theater rental, printing flyers and posters, and advertising. For those who do not agree to these provisions, a royalty will be assessed equal to 15% of gross ticket sales and donations, to be paid within 10 days following the event.
DVD’s AT PUBLIC SCREENINGS
While we encourage purchasing a DVD, making copies, and handing them out for free to further our goal of raising awareness to the geoengineering issue, we ask that free copies of the film not be made available at public screenings. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.