GSCA has created a forum for the giant screen community to share resources and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their organizations. Visit the forum here.
Other COVID-19 Resources
The U.S. Payroll Protection Program is part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act (H.R. 748). As part of the program, the U.S. Small Business Administration is providing federally backed loans for certain payroll expenses through June 30, with up to eight weeks of forgiveness for small businesses, certain nonprofits, and those who are self-employed. We encourage GSCA member organizations who might need assistance to check out the program FAQ: Payroll Protection Program FAQ
A number of distributors are offering streaming of giant screen films and downloads of the accompanying educator materials to help theaters keep audiences engaged during the temporary closures.
BIG & Digital
This Earth Day, the star of Watermelon Magic, Sylvie Hoffmann, and the director of the film (her father Richard) will be conducting a live demonstration of how to start watermelon and other seedlings from their family's greenhouse. Start time is 4PM EST on Weds., April 22nd. https://www.facebook.com/WatermelonMagic
Cosmic Picture is helping museums engage audiences by providing content they can share directly on their own social media or via Cosmic Picture's posts.
Superpower Dogs star Henry has taken over the Superpower Dogs Facebook and Instagram until Thursday April 9th. During this time, we’ll be sharing lots of Henry-themed printable activities, interactive content, videos, photos and much more. Feel free to share from our page or use the assets in your own cadence to promote the Live experience to your networks! The week event concludes with a very special Facebook Live featuring Henry and Ian from their cabin in Whistler, BC, Canada on Thursday April 9th at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET.
Cosmic Picture is also making materials from the film Jerusalem available for social media posts during the week of April 4-12. Museums can post the materials via their own social media or share Cosmic Picture's posts. On Wednesday, April 8, at 2:30 pm ET, Director Daniel Ferguson will answer questions via Facebook Live.
Engage your audience with ZOOM video conferencing and the new virtual outreach version of the Global Soundscapes Show. Now available for a free six-month license. Contact Brad Lisle here.
MacGillivray Freeman Films
Ten MacGillivray Freeman Films educational films and educator guides are now available for streaming. Read more here.
Giant Screen Films
Giant Screen Films is launching an at-home learning initiative by making three classic titles, along with the education guides, available to stream on Vimeo at no cost through June 15. Access the films here.
Oceanic Research Group
If you are looking for marine science education with educator guides, check out Jonathan Bird’s show here: http://www.blueworldtv.com
Download SK Films' free "Explore at Home" kit. Filled with science-based activities, entertaining and informative videos and full episodes of The Water Brothers there’s something for kids of any age. Access materials here.
GSCA Theater Members: Closures
Updated April 7, 2020, 4:30 pm ET
Number of Organizations with Closures: 99
Percentage of total number of organizations: 100%
Based on a survey of websites and/or Facebook sites of these member
organizations. Survey conducted by Paul Fraser, Blaze Cineworks,
volunteer member of GSCA and its Industry Development Committee. Please
report any errors or omissions to Kelly Gemain,