The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

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Community Screenings FAQ

During the release of the first film, organizers and activists booked theatres, threw watch parties, panels, and discussions to strategize ways to take action. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this a little trickier, but we know that the inspiration for social change has never been stronger, and we hope that The New Corporation film will yet again be a vehicle for progressive movements around the world.

We’ve compiled a list below of commonly asked questions to support organizing around the world!

Community Screenings How-To

Yes, one-time screenings are available for organizations!

This provides you with a unique login to the film that you can share with your participants. There is a minimum $250 fee (for up to 100 viewers) and scales up depending on your audience and needs. Filmmakers may be available for Q&As for a speaker fee. If you are interested, please fill out this form and we will get back to you ASAP.

How do we access the film?

Once a screening is booked, you will receive a unique login and a (48 hr) window where the film will be available for your audience to view.

You are responsible for your own ticketing.

Eventbrite is very user friendly, and if you are live streaming a panel or discussion, you can embed the YouTube and Zoom links into Eventbrite so that your participants can get reminders.

How does my group watch the film together?

If you want people to watch the film at a specific time together, include a schedule of events in your event description.

If you are hosting a panel and want people to watch the film at a specific time together, a good idea to make sure people do that is to do a live opening introduction to the film, watch the film, and then gather people again for the discussion. For example:

1:00pm – Opening remarks
1:10pm – Watch the film!
3:00pm – Discussion/panel
4:00pm – Closing

Live streaming a panel

There are lots of options out there now! Zoom makes it pretty easy if you are “beaming” to one platform (i.e. YouTube of Facebook).  If you want to stream to several platforms and accounts, an easy to use platform is Streamyard. There are fees attached to this (around $30 CAD/month), but it’s easy to use and customizable for your event.

Share calls to action in your community, including the The New Corporation impact campaign

You and your audience can help amplify the movement by spreading the word about the film, the community screenings, and sharing your experiences!

Check out and share the Grassroots Cool Kit.  This is a public folder with resources to support activists.

Share your story on social media!

TELEFILM CANADA and the ROGERS GROUP OF FUNDS through the theatrical documentary program present
In association with CRAVE, a division of Bell Media
a GRANT STREET PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH SCREEN SIREN PICTURES
A FILM BY JENNIFER ABBOTT AND JOEL BAKAN "THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL"
ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY MATT ROBERTSON SOUND DESIGN VELCROW RIPPER EDITOR PETER ROECK DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY IAN KERR, CSC
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JOEL BAKAN PRODUCED BY BETSY CARSON AND TRISH DOLMAN NARRATED BY CHARLES OFFICER
WRITTEN BY JOEL BAKAN BASED UPON HIS BOOK "THE NEW CORPORATION: HOW 'GOOD' CORPORATIONS ARE BAD FOR DEMOCRACY"
Directed by JOEL BAKAN and JENNIFER ABBOTT

Produced with the participation of Ken and Reva Davidson

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