First of all I want to wish everyone a very happy new year. I know that is such an old cliché it hardly seems to have much meaning any more. But I think the way things seems to have been going for lots of people the last couple of years a happier year than last is certainly very much in order.
For us the new year kicks off with the DVD release, anticipated by a number of people for a while now. We are obviously very excited about this. But also, we are looking forward to our screenings we want to do, as well as a national tour we will be putting together. However, in trying to organize all of this it seems we’ve created some confusion as to how this will work. Since actually, we are talking about two totally different situations. I want to explain here what the difference is between the two.
The first situation is about Hosting a Screening. In this scenario, anyone who wishes to put on a screening of the film in their area would be able to do that. If you have access to some type of place where you could screen it, have a DVD player and some type of screen, then we would get you a DVD for you to show to the public. You could charge a fee, ask for a donation, or show it for free, and you could also provide refreshments for a fee or not. However you want to handle this is up to you. The size of the venue and number of people who come, and whether you or your company or organization is for profit or non-profit depends upon the amount of the licensing fee we would charge you to put this on. You could even run it multiple nights if you wanted to. This would completely be your operation. Soon we will provide you more detailed information about this opportunity. For now you can go to this page to check it out, and to fill out the form if you so desire — http://dreamsawakemovie.com/host-screening/
The second situation is The Tour. This will obviously be a larger more organized operation we plan to run in 2011 & 2012. Pretty soon we will have a site up that explains it better, but essentially over this 2-year period we would like to travel to 40-50 venues around the country. This is where we would instill our ‘Participation Screenings’ that I have mentioned in other blog posts. Some of us involved in the film would be there for a Q & A session afterwards to discuss the issues brought up in the film. This then would be our operation. We will let you know when we have more information about this.
Now there may be some overlap between these two situations, as someone might actually be screening a film close to the time we might be in the same area. If so, we would probably work something out to show up at their screening. Might be fun.
And finally, a reminder…there is only one more week to pre-order the DVD for a discount — http://store.dreamsawakemovie.com/