Thank you for your interest in hosting a grassroots screening of “More Business of Being Born!” The purpose of these grassroots screenings is to spread the word and to give your organization the opportunity to raise funds and awareness. This is a 4-part DVD series, and each film will be available to screen separately. All four films are now available for community screenings.
Please note that “More Business of Being Born” is a series of four topical films that may be viewed in any order. “Down on the Farm” runs less than an hour in length, so it is possible to screen both “Down on the Farm” and “Special Deliveries” in one longer 2-act evening.
Screenings are not limited to large venues. Screenings may take place in private homes with as few as 20 people in attendance.
ALL FOUR FILMS AVAILABLE TO SCREEN NOW!
Down on The Farm: Conversations with Legendary Midwife Ina May Gaskin
Join Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein and pregnant actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley on a tour of The Farm Community in Summertown, Tennessee, where pioneer midwife Ina May Gaskin talks candidly about the latest birth trends.
Special Deliveries: Celebrity Mothers Talk Straight on Birth
Laila Ali, Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Alyson Hannigan, Melissa Joan Hart, Kellie Martin, Alanis Morissette, Christy Turlington-Burns and Kimberly Williams-Paisley provide heartfelt and humorous testimonies that speak to the lasting power of the birth experience.
Explore Your Options: Doulas, Birth Centers and C-Sections
This essential film offers birth-planning guidance around key topics such as the role of doulas (labor support specialists,) the advantages of birth centers and the alarming escalation of cesarean sections in the United States and Brazil.
The VBAC Dilemma: What Your Options Really Are
This episode investigates the hotly-debated Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC,) following several women’s stories including filmmaker Abby Epstein, whose first c-section delivery was depicted in the final moments of The Business of Being Born.
HOW IT WORKS:
When your screening and venue are approved, we will then set up an online ticketing page for your screening and send you a custom link where you will be able to see how many tickets have sold, as well as promote your screening. We will also promote your screening on our website. You are free to set your ticket price, but we request that you charge a minimum of $10 per person for one segment of the film, and $20 per person if you are screening two segments. If you are hosting a screening to raise funds for a birth-related organization, we will donate a percentage of all ticket sales back to your organization. You are also welcome to raise additional funds for your organization by offering “The Business of Being Born” DVDs and “Your Best Birth” books for sale, which we will provide to you at wholesale pricing. If you would prefer to pay an up-front licensing fee, or you wish to underwrite a free screening for your community, we will work with you. Please contact Lynn for more information.
The concept is that these advance screenings would be one-night-only events followed by Q & A or panel discussion after the screening if you choose. We would like to give as many communities as possible the opportunity to screen the film as a community event to promote awareness of the issues around birth in US and raise funds for local non-profits. The grassroots screenings should be advertised to the public as a “Special Benefit Screening” or “Sneak Preview” or “Private Screening.” Local press is more than welcome!
Please contact email@example.com with any questions and/or to submit your application for hosting one or more grassroots screenings.