IVY Screening Series
Jan 15 - Dec 15
- Ability to host talent supported NY or LA screenings
- Ability to do screenings in up to theri 7 base markets
- National audience of 130,000 supporters
- Ability to create video content from Q&A with talent
- Can create ongoing consistent annual film alignment
In 2017, IVY, the national organization with operations and supporters in the top 7 U.S. markets, is partnering with The New York Film Critics to bring quarterly quality independent films to their audience.
Each set of screenings will kick off with a talent supported New York red carpet screening and include a Q&A with the talent hosted by film critic Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. The evenings start with a pre-screening reception.
These Q&As, along with the screenings, are broadcast not only to IVY’s six other markets, but a total of 63 theaters across the country, giving brand partners extensive reach to independent film enthusiasts (10,000 per event). The screenings include pre-roll footage and integration with the evening’s partners in addition to red carpet & Q&A footage.
Below is a video from the IVY / Citibank “Digging for Fire” screening in 2015. Also, click here for a video explaining the series concept and featuring some past talent: Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Aniston, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, John Slattery & Tom Hardy.
“Tumbledown” Kicked Off 2016 Program on February 8th
The 2016 Screening Series kicked off with “Tumbledown,” featuring acting leads Jason Sudekis and Blythe Danner, along with the film’s director, on the red carpet and in the Q&A at its New York event which was followed by screenings later in the week in other markets. To view photos from the NYC screening, click here. Tumbledown world premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
“A sturdy and crowd-pleasing picture which could easily connect with multiplex audiences seeking grown up but not somber fare.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“A tale of passion, wry humor, love, loss, and intelligence, more moving and memorable than movies are these days.” – The Huffington Post
In April, “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba”, the very first film to shoot on location in Cuba since 1959, was shown in NYC, followed by screenings in other markets. The film’s stars, Adrian Sparks and Giovanni Ribisi, and Director Bob Yari, participated in a Q & A after the film. To view photos, click here.
A partnership can be for 1 film series or the annual series of 4 quarterly screenings, and can also tie in with other IVY programming.