Re: how to start a screening series

From: bart weiss (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Apr 19 2006 - 16:06:43 PDT

The main advantage to 501 (c ) 3 status is that you apply for grants from
the city state and NEA

> 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
>> Hey,
>> 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.
>> adam
>> 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 it‚s 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 filmmaker‚s 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 ˆ so how should one get
>> started? And> really - any advice would be greatly appreciated. > >
>> Best,> Joshua Mabe> > __________________________________________________>
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