Tuesday, December 21, 2010

postheadericon December Update


We have lots of good news to share with you!

First, the December fifth meeting went very well, we had a great number of attendees, some regulars and some new. The next meeting will be January 2nd same place, same time (Phoenix Café, 24918 John R Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030 @ 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM). We will also have a second meeting on January 9th to gather people to hit the streets to get the attached poster into as many public spaces as possible. The meeting place for this initiative will be announced at the January 2nd meeting.

If you are not on the main local chapter email list please send a request to be added to: zeitmi@gmail.com

Please don’t hesitate to email us at any time if you have any ideas about promoting The Movement or the ZMF Film, no need to wait for the meetings!

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward Update:

Everything is confirmed! The Royal Oak Main Art Theater has the movie programmed into their system; therefore, pre-sale tickets are available! I already bought twenty tickets to sell to friends, family, co-workers, etc... We suggest that you do the same!
Also, the price has been lowered to $5.00 per ticket in an effort to increase the turnout of the screening.

We are on the ZMF global map, check it out: http://www.zeitgeistmovingforward.com/zmap

The autonomous, non-profit, theatrical release of Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is taking shape in an unprecedented way across the world. As of Dec.9th, there are over 100 locations screening in 24 languages across 32 countries starting Jan. 16th... and there were 5 weeks left to go.

Thank you to all who have donated, the members of the local chapter have been very generous. We still have more to do though, which of course costs money… The next monetary goals all relate to the printing and distribution of the promotional poster (if you don't have a copy please email a request for a digital copy that you can print). If you can print some out that’s great, if you can’t and would rather donate funds for printing that’s great too. If you cannot do either but would like to help out please join us at the meeting Jan 2nd to get some of the printed copies to distribute in your neighborhood.

There is going to be a tech screening of this film at an unannounced date and time prior to Jan 20th. If you would like to be one of the first five people to see the movie and to be present at the tech screening here’s your chance. The individual(s) that donate the most funds to the local chapter before January 2nd will be able to sit in on the tech screening. You can donate in person at the meetings, on the local chapter website (http://zeitmi.blogspot.com/) using the chip-in widget, or by mailing your donation to PO BOX 9, New Baltimore, MI 48047. The winner(s) will be announced at the meeting on Jan 2nd.

Please don’t forget to get your tickets early as the box office has already sold quite a few. It’s looking like this event will sell out!

Don’t hesitate to email with any thoughts, questions, and/or concerns.

We wish a safe and happy holiday season & New Year to you and yours!


Friday, December 3, 2010

postheadericon This Sunday's Meeting / Screening Rally


It’s an exciting time in The Movement! We have very high expectations for the screening of Zeitgeist: Moving Forward showing at the Royal Oak Main Art Theater on January 20th @ 7:00 PM (ET)! Don’t forget the next meeting is this Sunday at the Phoenix Café, in Hazel Park (24918 John R Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030) @ 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

As members and coordinators it’s time to pitch in and lend a hand. To help the cause we have the following initiatives that we need assistance with:

1) Poster printing and posting. Please print out the poster sent out in the group email or posters and flyers from the selections at www.zeitgeistmovingforward.com. Post them around your community in the right coffee shops, bookstores, community centers, college campuses, and on community bulletin boards. If you do not use the attached flyer, we recommend attaching a simple flyer at the bottom of your poster with the basic details about the event. Leave a stack of flyers at appropriate local businesses and ask if you can place a mini-poster in their window. Try video stores, coffee shops, restaurants, community centers, barbershops/salons, schools, campuses, and anywhere else that your audience likes to hang-out. You can also try placing an ad on local bus systems, on school shuttles, and similar places. Distribute flyers at events with similar themes prior to your event.

2) Social Media. Social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have become hugely important in reaching certain audiences, and can be especially useful when there’s a Facebook or MySpace group connected to a specific local community such as a university, local organization, etc. We have the event page that you can find at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176169042410210#!/event.php?eid=176169042410210 If you have the ability, pleas create your own event page, it’s very easy! You can also embed the ZMF trailer on your website, Facebook, MySpace along with your local screening details. We suggest setting up an “event” and inviting members of your community to forward and distribute the event information to friends. You can also just send a message with the event information to your friends and to groups that might be interested, including links to the zeitgeistmovingforward.com website as well as the gateway at zeitgeistmovie.com. The closer you get to the premiere date, the more advertising needs to be in place. Utilize your FB and YouTube and Newsletters to the maximum during the last days before the premiere.

3) Burn DVD’s. We are in need of Zeitgeist: Addendum DVDs. If you have the ability to burn the DVDs you can find free downloads (Bit Torrent) at http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/. We plan on giving away these DVDs at the screening for a small recommended donation.

4) T-Shirts. We would like to make some t-shirts to give away at the screening for small donations. If anyone has made or can look into making T-Shirts you can go to http://www.zeitgeistmediaproject.com/ for t-shirt designs and ideas. There are companies such as: www.austinincorporated.com that offer pretty reasonable prices on t-shirts.

5) Donate to the cause. We have a widget located above this post that you can use to easily donate. Even if you’re donating one dollar it all adds up! There are over one hundred “members” of this movement in the state. If everyone donated $5.00 this would cover a lot of the venue costs. If you would prefer to send a check instead of donating online please send any donations to: “Sean M” @ PO Box 9, New Baltimore, MI 48047. Thank you in advance for your donations and support.

6) Come to the meetings. We need as much input as possible on how we can be more effective in our efforts. The next meeting is this Sunday at the Phoenix Café, in Hazel Park (24918 John R Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030) @ 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Please join us, all are welcome!

7) Make sure you get your ticket for the film! Tickets will go on pre-sale from the Royal Oak Main Art Theater no later than late next week. Select Zeitgeist Movement members will also have some tickets for pre-sale after next week. Please rally all of your friends, family, co-workers, whoever and get them to commit to joining us for the viewing of this film!

Thank you for being part of the local chapter.