- An Example of Collboration for a film/dvd ...
Worldwide Documentaries Inc is a not-for-profit film production company
focusing on subjects of social, cultural, and humanitarian concern. The
President of Worldwide Documentaries is Academy Award nominee Robert
Worldwide projects have been sponsored by more than forty foundations,
corporations, and philanthropic organizations around the world.
Corporations that included General Motors Corporation,Eastman Kodak,HSBC
USAFoundation,Edgebrook Foundation, Maurice Falk Medical Fund, George
Gund Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The John D. and
Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Royal Marks Foundation Fund, The
Open Society Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation, Broadway Cares,The
John M. Lloyd Foundation, The Morgan Family Foundation, Truman Heartland
Community Foundation, Robert Kessler Studios, Music A La Carte, Post
Central Inc and Skywalker Sound.
An Australian based Not-for-profit organisation at which time I was a
director of, in conjunction with Hopscotch Home Entertainment and
Worldwide Documentaries Inc, (I would like to note here on a SHOESTRING
budget e.g. less that what one would spend in a Pub after work on a
friday night) were successfully able to negotiate educational and
distributional rights for the film within Australia & New Zealand.
In addition our organisation was able to negotiate with Kino Dendy
Cinemas, Melbourne and Sydney for regular screenings of the film for the
general public, as well as an educational kit that including A guide for
Teachers A guide for parents, A guide for Students, Feedback and
Our study guide was recognised by representatives from the Education
Department, The Office of Youth Affairs, State and Federal Health
Departments and members of the community including students, teachers
and principals. The study guide was also reviewed by ATOM, (Australian
Teachers of Media), to ensure that it complied with curricular
We were able to then, and the organisation is still continuing "sell"
the packages to community groups, businesses, schools as well as to the
general public complete educational and/or entertainment programmes and
have screenings and photographic exhibtions on a regular basis across
Australia and New Zealand.
I am happy to admit that it was a lot of hard work for a very small
number of Young Aussies involved for this to successfully occur; relying
on our Not-for-profit status for the bulk of funds, in kind support, and
calling in a lot of favours!
Think what the International Fulldome/Planeterium Community could
accomplish with a great concept that would generate widespread publicity
and appeal to the wildest possible audience with such a diverse and rich
pool of immense talent and skillsets.
Could be a bloody great show I reckon mate! As well as do a hell of a
lot for the promotion of Fulldome and Planetariums!