Re: how to start a screening series

From: peripheral produce (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Apr 19 2006 - 11:46:13 PDT

same is true for Peripheral Produce (in terms of not being a non-profit
org). the complication of setting up a non-profit seems insanely
mind-boggling, not to mention the amount of time and energy it requires.
hats off to those who have figured it out, but i don't think it is necessary
unless you have some real fundraising aspirations. for specific fundraising
needs you might just try to find an umbrella non-profit organization who can
sponsor an event.

in terms of 'how to start a screening series', my advice is to make sure you
embrace your local and regional filmmaking communities. a microcinema or
screening series can accomplish a lot more than just providing a venue for
hard-to-see experimental work.

matt mccormick
peripheral produce

>I'm not sure you need to be a non-profit to do what you want. We've been
>doing monthly screenings, renting from the co-op, canyon, sixpack, and
>others, and managed to snag a decent sized grant without any "formal"
>organization for over 6 years. Orgone, who did it in Pittsburgh before us
>for five years wasn't a non-profit either. Seems like a lot of hassle.
>Just get a projector, a screen, and go. fuck the paper work.
>jefferson presents...
>pittsburgh, pa
> > Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 09:31:38 -0700> From: email suppressed>
>Subject: how to start a screening series/microcinema> To:
>email suppressed> > Howdy folks - I have a question about how to
>start a> legal organization (I guess a non-profit) in order to> run a
>screening series or a microcinema. I recently> landed a full time
>archivist position and itís always> been my goal to try to run semi-regular
>film> screenings once I got established somewhere (Columbia,> South
>Carolina). I have experience running very> informal screenings around
>town, but in order to rent> from places like filmmakerís co-op or to ask
>for a few> bucks from the SC arts council I need to be an> institution.
>I'm sure people onlist have experience> doing this Ė so how should one get
>started? And> really - any advice would be greatly appreciated. > >
>Best,> Joshua Mabe> > __________________________________________________>
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