Tour a Success, Digital Launch on Tuesday, and DVDs Are Coming!
Happy December! How is it already December? It's been a whirlwind of a fall, thanks to everyone who helped make our "Let's Get America Vegucated!" Tour such a success. But the big push is still to come, with our digital launch next Tuesday, Dec. 6th, pre-orders and Kickstarter rewards to fulfill by the holidays, our official DVD launch on January 9th, and our Community Screenings campaign launch in January as well. Keep reading for more details.Fall Film Tour a Smashing Success Vegan cookbook author Robin Asbell introducing the film at our Minneapolis premiere
Twelve cities, nine states, two film festivals, and one very successful U.S. film tour. Thanks to everyone who joined us at a premiere or helped spread the word. Together, we vegucated around 2,000 people this fall. Thanks to local allies who helped promote, turnouts were great, but what really blew us away were all the emails, tweets and Facebook posts from people who declared they were going vegan, vegetarian or more veg from seeing the film.
Check out our tour highlights post and our Facebook albums for tour photos. You'll see lots of yummy food and drink donated by local sponsors and by tour sponsors So Delicious and Obsessive Confection Disorder.
Digital Launch on Tuesday, Dec. 6th
Ever since we started pre-screening the film this summer, we’ve been asked, “When can we watch it online? When is it gonna be on TV?” We have our answer for you: next week!
We’re delighted to be partnering with FilmBuff, who’s helping us reach our audience through digital portals, on computers and on TV. No more waiting for the DVD to be released and come in the mail. No more waiting for the film to come to your town. Just click and watch.
Starting on 12/6 you’ll be able to find the film on Amazon Instant Watch, Vudu, CinemaNow, Playstation, XBox 360 and Zune Marketplace. Watch out for an email from us on Tuesday with direct links and, hopefully, some good news about iTunes.
DVDs Are Coming & We Need Your Info
We're busting our tuchuses (is that the plural of tuchus? Or is it the more Latin tuchi or tuchae?) to get DVDs and other rewards to you before the holidays. We're even flying producer Demetrius out to L.A. mid-month to fulfill orders right near the DVD replicator company to circumvent a week's worth of transport via truck. I'm afraid we don't have an exact ship date yet, but when we do, we'll let you know. We're estimating shipping around Dec 16th-20th. And we could use some volunteer elves to help with packing. If you're interested, please reply and let us know. We'll have some extra DVDs on hand for helpers to take home.
But we need your shipping info ASAP! Most but not all of you have answered the shipping survey we sent out on Nov. 1st or 2nd. If you haven't answered it, please dig it up in your inbox because we need your shipping address and, if applicable, your t-shirt size and color preference.
We also have community screening licenses available for pre-order in the e-store and are excited to launch this part of our release in January. We've already had around 200 people sign up to host screenings in colleges, libraries, community centers, living rooms, etc. If you've signed up, here's your chance to make it official and buy the license.
Thanks again for the memorable fall. Let's keep the momentum going through the New Year and keep getting America (and the world!) vegucated.
All our best,
Marisa, Demetrius & the Vegucated crew
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Jul 19, 2011 - Aug 18, 2011
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Lots of good vibes from us, plus a public thank you on our website and on our Facebook page.
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A signed copy of the Vegucated DVD mailed to you right before the general DVD release later this fall, plus the public thank you listed above. (If you live in Canada, please add $1 to your pledge to cover shipping for every reward at the $25 donor level and above; everyone outside the U.S. and Canada, please add $5 to your pledge to cover shipping rewards at $25 level and above.)
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A GetVegucated.com fashion tee designed by Leanne Hilgart from Vaute Couture and made with recycled soda bottle EcoSpun polyester, organic cotton, plant cellulose rayon, and low-impact dyes, plus everything listed above.
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*A new one-off!* Astrologer Demetrius Bagley will share a one-hour dialogue of advice and affirmations. His chart reading with you will review planetary influences in your life at birth, in the present, and forthcoming. (This reward comes with a signed copy of the DVD and is not included in any other reward levels.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
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A special thank you in the end credits of the film and everything above.
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*New Addition!* A package just for book worms that includes bestseller Veganist by Kathy Freston, Eat Right America Food Scoring Guide by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. and signed copies of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by superstar nutritionist Julieanna Hever, Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts by "Queen of Vegan Desserts" pastry chef Fran Costigan, and Animal Attraction, the exciting new romance novel by author Jenna McClure that features a spunky vegetarian heroine who falls for the "wrong" guy. (This reward comes with a signed copy of the DVD and are not included in any other reward levels.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
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*New Addition!* A special "Sweets for the Sweet" package of assorted goodies from Sweet 'n Sara Bakery (retail price $100) on top of rewards at the $100 level. (This reward does not come automatically in levels above $225.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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A house party screening kit that includes two extra DVDs, a discussion guide written by humane educator Zoe Weil, a recipe packet by cookbook author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, and a Skype chat with the director and a film subject after your at-home screening, plus everything above.
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*A new one-off!* A 4-course vegan meal for 4 people in your own NYC home prepared by Daphne Cheng of Vérité Catering. Specializing in eclectic, contemporary cuisine, Daphne never ceases to seduce your tastebuds with her innovative and fresh cuisine. (This reward comes with a signed copy of the DVD and is not included in any other reward levels.)Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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A banner for your business/organization's website on the Sponsors & Allies page of GetVegucated.com and all above. (Please note: the business or org must not involve animal exploitation. Contact us for guidelines/questions.)
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*A new one-off!* A vegan fashionista package complete with a pair of gorgeous olsen Haus shoes, a beautiful Evolve Accessories necklace, a copy of Green Is the New Black: How to Change the World with Style by Tamsin Blanchard, and a personal styling session with Chloe Jo Davis from GirlieGirl Army. Chloe will take you to her eco fashion haunts Kaight and MooShoes at a day and time of mutual choosing for a 2-hour styling session where she will advise you on your best (eco) assets and how to flaunt them and will answer any and all of your cruelty-free fashionista queries. Cost of clothes, shoes and accessories not included but special GirlieGirl prices are. (This reward comes with a signed copy of the DVD and is not included in any other reward levels.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
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*New Addition!* Two tickets to the US premiere and GirlieGirl Army-sponsored after-party in NYC, two signed DVDs, plus rewards at the $250 level. (This reward is not included in any other levels.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Listed in the film credits and on IMDB as "associate producer," lunch with the director at Candle Cafe in NYC (travel not included), plus all above.
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*New Addition!* We will have the film translated & subtitled into a language of your choice. Reward includes 10 copies of the DVD in that language, a special feature of you (photo and brief bio) on our website and in a Get Vegucated e-newsletter, plus the knowledge that you brought this film's message to whole new areas of the world. Please contact us to pre-approve your language of choice. We have Spanish covered already and are now especially looking for French, Italian, German and Chinese but are open to more. (This reward also comes with a signed copy of the English language DVD and is not included in any other levels.)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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A private tour of the Peter Max art studio led by the artist himself, a signed limited edition of the Peter Max-designed Vegucated poster, and everything above.