Release and Distribution Newsletter
Wild for Life Foundation
SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the movie
Oct 31, 2012
Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is thrilled to announce the official public release of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED, the movie just in time for the holidays this year. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the kind and generous support of all those who have taken part. Your support combined with a generous gift from Victoria McCullough of The Triumph Project is making it possible for SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the movie, to open in theaters over the holidays through a traditional Oscar roll out.
We are extremely proud to honor the horses and give them the powerful voice they deserve. It takes a tremendous amount of time and resources to produce a documentary film of this nature and do it well. The magnitude of expertise and passion reflected through this collaborative body of work delivers an irrefutable testament of facts; the true facts, many of which are not readily available to the public. Rich in compelling and beautiful cinematic qualities; this resource will stand the test of time and serve as important educational resource for generations to come.
We invite you to join in as we nurture a compassionate and deep rooted connection to the horse nation. Please also join us in celebrating this monumental milestone. It's history in the making for our horses; an opportunity to connect on their behalf and bring mass attention to the issues that impact them and the world that we share.
For any documentary film, a theatrical release is a long shot, even when coming off an international award winning festival tour like SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES has accomplished... Let alone an Oscar roll out in NYC and LA! "We are exceptionally excited to take "SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES" to this new level," says Katia Louise, filmmaker and President, Wild for Life Foundation. With your support, Wild for Life Foundation is making it happen for the horses, but we're not resting on our laurels. We want to give the horses the best shot possible.
As part of the theatrical release we'd like to book SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES in the major markets as well. This will enhance the film's attractiveness and credibility so that it can be seen as widely as possible.
Booking a film in well-regarded theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, and getting it reviewed by the major NY and LA film critics is crucial to the success of any film. A successful run and good reviews (even fair reviews) provide the hooks needed for wider distribution, but there must also be committed funds for PR and advertising (P and A). Exhibitors in other cities will not book any film without this guarantee.
With the support of additional sponsors we'll be able to get this film in front as many people as possible and release it into other cities and venues. Click here to learn about the many sponsorship opportunities for this cause and events and showings of this film over the holidays and into the new year.
The excitement about the release is starting to spread and we are seeing a large influx of emails from people wanting to know if SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES will play in a town near them. We LOVE the idea of more and more people experiencing this film in a theater, on the big screen, surrounded by others. It truly adds to the magic of the experience and as proven through its festival run, there is a strong sense of community by its viewers. People gather and form new bonds; they're inspired, motivated and come away with the knowledge needed to make a difference for our horses.
A good performance during these initial engagements can help expand the audience with other theaters taking the film on board. The absolute best way to widen the audience for this film is to show exhibitors that people want to see it and will come.
If you are in the area where the film is showing, please come check it out.
Share our website and emails, and tell your friends.
If you are not nearby, but know people who are. Please tell them about this important film project.
What about television, schools, DVD and the foreign markets? We know that we can’t get SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES into theaters everywhere, and that there are a lot of people itching to see this film. We want you to know that it’s coming and it will be released to other venues and formats as soon as possible. The U.S. theatrical release is leading its distribution and creating a demand for traditional markets including television, the educational circuit, DVD and a foreign market release in the same manner.
In the meantime, if you can catch the film in theaters this year, please do! If you can help other theaters come on board by spreading the word, we'd really appreciate that because it would help the horses even more.
Help get this important film into more theaters by coming to see it and by word of mouth! Your continued support will help us widen the audience for SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES.
Take part in raising compassionate Eco-friendly awareness through the lens of responsible equine ownership by supporting SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES! Sponsorships are available now. Donations to Wild for Life Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Katia Louise and the Team at "Saving America's Horses"
PS- If you are going to be in the Southern California area in November or New York area in December, we would love to see you at one of the showings. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put your name on the event list so that you can be among the first to receive ticket information when it becomes available.
"SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES" is an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation's Saving America’s Horses Initiative. WFLF is a all volunteer grassroots nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through education, rescue and sanctuary. The Saving America’s Horses Initiative through its infrastructure and educational multimedia resources provides a lingering impact on society toward breaking the cycle of animal cruelty for America’s horses by cultivating action and inspiring social change.
Theatrical Trailer: http://youtu.be/7Qb68DTz5RQ
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