People of the great city of Los Angeles, can I have your attention for a moment? Our friends at Cinefamily have set up a Kickstarter fundraiser for what looks to be a very engaging and worthwhile—to say nothing of innovative—new educational program they’re supporting in conjunction with local high school, Fairfax High. They’re only trying to raise $1500 and your donations gets you all kinds of goodies, including one month CInefamily passes!
Just this fall, Cinefamily launched a program to support the curriculum of our neighbor Fairfax High, with screenings that relate to what the kids are learning in school! The first time we had the kids over (to see NETWORK to get pumped for their Speech and Debate class—it worked), we donated 100% of the cost of the program, and our employees worked on a volunteer basis.
This time, because it’s a two-day program, and we, like most non-profits, are on a tight budget—we’re only able to foot half of the $3000 cost. We need your help with the rest of this ambitious event:
We’re teaching 200 students about careers in film as part of their Life Skills class! First, we’ll show them a curated selection of behind-the-scenes docs. Then, entertainment industry professionals of every field from TV writer, to hair and makeup, to the guy that wrote WATCHMEN, to a dude that blows things up, will participate in a panel moderated by Cinefamily board member and A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE screenwriter Josh Olson, and answer kids’ questions!
Help us bring this awesome program to fruition: visit our Kickstarter page to help—and get kickass rewards, like handmade Cinefamily pins, one-month passes, schwag, posters—or, we’ll even program your Netflix queue! The deadline for donations is tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon—act now, and pass it on!
I wish there had been something like this in my school. Maybe I’d have turned up more often…
Posted by Richard Metzger |