Reserve a Venue
A film screening can be held at any venue that has the capacity to show a DVD and seat a number of people. As we said above, this could be a local school or university auditorium, a theater, library, coffee shop, bookstore, church, or even your own home. School auditoriums and theaters are ideal for large audiences, but a classroom or living room can work too, as long as you have access to a DVD player or projector and a screen or large TV. Certain venues may incur a fee, and this might be something you need to take into consideration when deciding whether or not to charge an entrance fee, an alternative is finding a sponsor, person, or organization willing to cover this cost. Figure out what works best for you. Being familiar with your screening location can help ensure a good screening experience. Visit the location first to get a feel for the environment.
Is the location central to those attending? Could lack of good public transport links be a problem? Is there parking available? Is it wheelchair accessible?
Are the acoustics adequate so everyone can hear the sound? Is the screening area in a silent space? If this is a large venue – will you need microphones?
Is there enough room for maximum planned attendance? Do you need extra tables, chairs? Are there curtains or shades available for windows in case of glare?
Does the venue provide all the audio and video equipment you need to arrange your screening?
Reserve the right Equipment
Projector - In most cases, a projector should be able to screen DVDs. Some have built-in DVD players, others don’t. If possible, test the system first to make sure the projector and the DVD player, if separate, are compatible. Make sure the projector can fit the screen at the size you need so everyone can see comfortably. Know how far away the projector will need to be for best quality and make sure your venue can accommodate that.
Screen - A screen, television, or blank white wall can be used – one that the entire audience can easily see.
Audio - Most audio equipment will include an amplifier, speakers, cables and the control deck. The wattage of the speakers must be adequate to provide clear, crisp sound throughout the venue. Two speakers up in front with the screen should suffice in most cases. We strongly suggest a test screening with the movie DVD in advance and also ordering a back-up copy DVD as a safety measure.
Getting Started: The first step is to order the movie on Amazon to use as your screener for the event. Secondly, arrange the place and a DVD projector and screen usage or rental. If you can't get a projector, a large TV screen is the next best option.
Who are you inviting? How much will they be willing to pay? Are they mostly students? Professionals? Is a door charge more appropriate or a suggested donation after the film?
Think about your venue and services, and the type of event: is it high profile or low-key? All this determines the value of your event.
Promotion: We can send you artwork files for posters you can print up your own poster. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you the beautiful artwork for promotional posters and fliers. Make up fliers to invite people and create a Facebook event. Be sure to stress to your group that personal one-on-one invites to friends, relatives, associates, and neighbors is the most effective way to invite people. Consider who your audience will be and how many people you aim to be in attendance. Remember the rule of halves for recruitment: If you call four people, two might accept. If two accept, don’t be surprised if only one shows up. You can maximize turnout by planning well in advance and sending reminders leading up to the event.
Online Social Media
Use the appropriate format for your advertiser. If it’s a blog – how long should the article be? If you want to include a photograph, what file type and resolution do they need?
We suggest you have some people assigned to take pictures of your screening to send the photos to us to share on the movie's Facebook
page. We will promote your screening on the movie's Facebook page and list it on the nationwide list of screenings on our website. Also, it would be helpful if you can send the director
emails for any press or media in your location so he can send them a press release. You can send your own press release as well and any ideas for marketing to local media. Cast and crew
will try to be available for interviews by phone (schedule permitting.) Here are some links to prior press on the film:
Article on DVD release: http://triblive.com/aande/movies/4701278-74/clemente-available-dvd#axzz2enkwPp8k
Article on Clemente film in Tribune Review:http://triblive.com/aande/movies/4442273-74/clemente-rossi-says#axzz2bzuYMMKS
CBS Pittsburgh TV News Article and TV Video Report: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/08/14/film-about-roberto-clementes-life-to-premiere-at-strand-theater/
New article about Pittsburgh premiere of Clemente film: http://www.timesonline.com/entertainment/local_entertainment/clemente-film-to-premiere-in-zelienople/article_b996dff2-724e-5eba-8e3c-d87923ceea6d.html
Governor of PA. Honored movie on Clemente, click HERE: http://m.free-press-release.com/news-governor-of-pennsylvania-honors-clemente-film-at-strand-theater-1376932233.html
Here's front page Pittsburgh Post Gazette article: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/olympicfeatures/how-an-olympic-high-jumper-became-clemente-in-indie-film-647531/
Here's Awesome article in Seamheads Baseball mag by Andrew Tuttle on the Clemente movie, you can read and leave a comment by clicking HERE: http://seamheads.com/2011/07/27/feature-film-on-roberto-clemente-in-the-works/http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_display/news-and-features/e3i36bb9283a2afdf507efb79d25d86c208
Here's another article on the Clemente project from Backstage magazine, to read and leave comment click HERE: http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_display/news-and-features/e3i36bb9283a2afdf507efb79d25d86c208
The Facebook site for the film is http://www.facebook.com/clementemovie
VIDEOS RELATED TO ROBERTO CLEMENTE FILM
TV Interview on Morning Show: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/9206322-new-film-shares-roberto-clementes-story/
CBS TV news report on Pittsburgh premiere: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/9198909-new-film-about-roberto-clemente/
New TV interview about Clemente movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9G93PKd5HE
Richard Rossi interviewed about film for Steel City documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFacGOEXDnk
Richard Rossi interview about Roberto Clemente movie, Celebrity Show, Pt. 1, Click HERE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBBO_NTTqA
Richard Rossi interview about Roberto Clemente movie, Celebrity Show, Pt. 2, Click HERE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lBHQ-i79F0
Richard Rossi interview about Roberto Clemente movie, Celebrity Show, Pt. 3, Click HERE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4jfskSO8tE
Footage from 3 Scenes from first-cut of film, Click HERE:http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJGQWuxyNOXMvPB9XgyUew
Audition Scene from Richard's upcoming film "Baseball's Last Hero." To watch, Click HERE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B2d8qi9_lg
Richard's Recent TV Interview In Pittsburgh on Clemente Film. Click HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otDG_5RtRnQ&feature=email
Richard shares his vision for the Clemente film. To watch, Click HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76iyhLbjo3M
Promo trailer for "Baseball's Last Hero." To watch, Click HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzgZlLvYYT4
CLEMENTE RADIO INTERVIEWS
Richard Rossi's radio interview with Marty Lurie on Clemente film is now online if you missed it:http://www.knbr.com/page.php?page_id=231
For those of you who missed Richard's Dennis Miller Show interview about his Roberto Clemente movie, here's a link, thanks Dennis for promoting it on your website:http://www.dennismillerradio.com/b/Catch-and-Fire/-791311111564873593.html
Radio interview with director Richard Rossi and Neil Haley on Clemente film (Scroll down to 8/14/13)http://www.dqrm.com/totaleducationnetwork/
PLAYING ROBERTO RADIO INTERVIEW: Olympian Jamie Nieto talks with Marty Lurie about landing the film role of Clemente & his stellar performance that's generating buzz that he'll win awards for his acting. To listen free, click HERE: http://www.knbr.com/page.php?page_id=231
In-person appearances of cast and crew: If you and your sponsoring group have it within your budget to fly a member of cast and crew for the screening and house them if an overnight is needed, so they can introduce the film and/or do a Q/A, we can check availability of schedules to see if anyone can come. An honorarium for their time is suggested.