Organize Your Team
Assemble a group of individuals that can each complete one or more of the following items. Consider combining with other parishes or groups and/or securing an underwriter(s) for the event.
Build Your Audience
Decide upon your target audience. Invite local Crisis Pregnancy Centers, churches, media, politicians, business leaders, schools, and youth groups. The suggested minimum age is currently set a 7th or 8th grade level.
Organize Event Details
Scout tentative viewing locations: You could plan the screening event in a local church, gymnasium, library, college lecture hall, community centre, city hall, or local movie theatre.
Plan subsequent timing and scheduling matters, such as: when, what time, fee or free entry. If asking for a free will offering upon entry, be sure to publicize this stipulation ahead of time. You are welcome to treat this screening event as a fundraiser for your organization, and charge admissions at the door.
Purchase Screening License
Purchase a viewing license that best matches your group or audience size. Screening licenses range from less than 100 viewers, right to over 500 viewers. If you are unsure of the potential audience size, we would recommend purchasing the basic screening license, then allow for the possibility of upgrading the licensing cost, after the event is held and final numbers are in. For more information, please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.
Publicize the Event
Create events on social networking groups such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or an event planning website that also provides a ticketing interface such as Eventbrite. Be sure to include the various HUSH YouTube trailers to online group events. Make use of our Promotional Tools folder, by printing and sharing marketing materials, such as posters, print ads, and bulletin announcements.
Prep for the Night
Select, assemble, and test all necessary equipment well ahead of the event showing. Projector (minimum lumen count of 2400), DVD (Blu-Ray is preferred) player or computer with disc-playing capabilities, and room darkening options all vital to a successful showing. Audio speakers and projector screen MUST be appropriate to size of room.