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This fascinating, fun documentary will reveal the remarkable global community of women who create, consume and love romance novels.
This fascinating, fun documentary will reveal the remarkable global community of women who create, consume and love romance novels.
335 backers pledged $58,669 to help bring this project to life.

Screening and distribution news

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Hello backers!

We have a few quick updates to share.

First, Love Between the Covers was recently named the #1 Editor’s Choice for 2015 by the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine! 

“Writers and fans demonstrate affection and mutual respect for each other in this well-edited program that will be devoured by romance readers, aspiring writers, and anyone who loves reading."
- Candace Smith, Booklist  

To find out where you can see Love Between the Covers, visit our screenings page. The film is being shown in libraries, universities, community halls, and movie theaters all around the US—and in Canada, Australia, and England. February was an especially busy month because of Valentine’s Day! And many more screenings are scheduled in the coming months.

Here are a few photos people have sent us of their successful events built around screenings of Love Between the Covers:

Romance editor Rachel Skinner organized a screening and romance book fair on the Pearl Harbor-Hickam Military Base in Honolulu.

Love Between the Covers interviewee  and romance scholar Jen Lois hosted a screening of the film at Western Washington University, where she teaches sociology. She was joined on the panel by romance writer Karina Cooper, Village Books event coordinator Sam Kaas, and Julie Duggar, a senior English instructor at WWU.

And Jennifer Lohmann, Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year for 2010, hosted a screening at the Durham County Public Library in North Carolina. Jennifer spoke on a panel with LBTC interviewee and Riptide Publishing editor Sarah Lyons, romance writer Sabrina Jeffries, and 2015 RWA Librarian of the Year Lisa Schimmer.

Again, for more information about upcoming screenings, visit:

Love Between the Covers is now available for educational purchase from Women Make Movies, so if you work with a university or public library, you can get your institutional copy here:

We’ve signed on with Java Films for international distribution of Love Between the Covers, and there were many interested broadcasters at the recent market at Berlinale. For more information on Java:

We are finalizing deals for domestic broadcast, digital streaming, video-on-demand. and private DVD sales. So stay tuned!

We promise to keep you posted about the official public release of Love Between the Covers. And we hope you will be enthusiastic ambassadors for the film you helped us make!

With many many thanks.

Best wishes!
Laurie and the BHP team 

The NYC Premiere & A great review in RT!


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Our NYC Premiere & How to host a screening of LBTC at a movie theater!

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Greetings from BHP! We have some BIG news.

Love Between the Covers
will have its official New York City premiere at the DOC NYC Film Festival, screening at:

IFC Center, 323 6th Ave, NYC
Thursday, November 19, 5pm.

Laurie will be there for Q&A, along with two of the main characters in the film, Eloisa James and Radclyffe.

If you live in NY or NJ, we hope to see you there!

If you know people in NY and NJ who might want to come, please tell them about the screening.


Groups of 10 or more can get DISCOUNTED tickets by calling Chris Wells at 212-924-6789.

Sharon Shattuck, who created the playful animation for Love Between the Covers will also be at DOC NYC representing her own film, From This Day Forward! We highly recommend you see her film, too!


We just made a new video to explain how people can host their own screenings of Love Between the Covers at movie theaters around the country, and we thought you might want to take a look!

The process is easy, the events are a blast, and hosts make 5% of the admission profit.  

If you want to arrange your own screening, visit: LBTC'S PAGE IN THE TUGG LIBRARY.
At this page, fill out the form with your desired event details (it'll only take five minutes). The Tugg process is simple, and we'll help you every step of the way!

Keep an eye out for screenings of Love Between the Covers in your area! Here's the link with our schedule:

Best wishes,
Laurie and the BHP Team

Hello, all!

It's been a while since our last update, so we'd like say hello -- and bring you up to date!

You may have already gotten our newsletter (which went out yesterday), but if you didn't, you can subscribe HERE.  Or read yesterday's newsletter AT THIS LINK.

Love Between the Covers has been screening at film and book festivals all over the US and abroad since our last Kickstarter update -- at: LA Film Festival, Provincetown Film Festival, the Romance Writers of America conference, the Woods Hole Film Festival, the Sidewalk Film Festival (in Birmingham, Alabama), Festivaletteratura in Mantua Italy, Cincinnati Film Festival, and Newburyport Documentary Film Festival (where we won the BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD)!  

Screenings are scheduled in Huntsville, Alabama; Hot Springs, Arkansas; Mill Valley, California; Los Angeles, California; Denver, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; Wichita, Kansas; Kutztown, Pennsylvania; Dearborn, Michigan; Raleigh, North Carolina; and New York City!

Many of these screenings are part of the #LBTCScreenathon that we've just launched.People around the world can bring Love Between the Covers to their city or town by hosting a screening in a library, museum, community center, or movie theater! If you are interested in hosting a screening in your area, visit . 

We recently hosted a screening at Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA-- the same way anyone else can arrange a theatrical screening of Love Between the Covers (using the new online platform Tugg). Our screening was a huge success!


...We recently put together our own event at the hip Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Love Between the Covers played to a packed house. They loved the film! And for Q&A, there were four people answering questions from the audience who had a range of perspectives: the film's director and editor (me and Bill Anderson), the head of the local romance writers chapter, Myretta Robens, and Brandeis University’s women's history professor Joyce Antler. The discussion was great!... [READ MORE]

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The LBTC Team

info about your advance copies of Love Between the Covers

Hello to all of our generous Kickstarter backers who have received advance copies of Love Between the Covers!

I got an email yesterday from romance author Jeannie Lin, asking if she could use her advance copy of Love Between the Covers at her RWA chapter meeting.  I am so glad she asked!! And I want to share my answer to her:

"In answer to your question (thank you for asking!), please do not screen the copy that you've received at your RWA chapter meeting. That DVD is a special, early edition of the film for Kickstarter donors, for PERSONAL use only. We sent the film out to our backers as a sneak peek that nobody else in the world would get, and we want to keep it that way-- for a little while. Screening those copies now would be a bit like leaking a movie or a book online before it officially comes out.

I need to repay the debts I incurred making the film. And one of the ways to do that is to release the film for different markets in a carefully planned sequence. Here's what we are currently planning:

A. Copies of Love Between the Covers for PUBLIC screenings and events will be available in the fall. Romance writers and readers will all be able to schedule screenings at locations of their choice -- in public buildings (schools, libraries, museums) and at movie theaters. And each of these screenings can be a fun event, with book signings, costumes, contests, giveaways, a skype Q&A with me, whatever people want. These celebrations could be organized by RWA chapters, book groups, individuals, groups of friends -- and my staff will help everyone make it happen. It will be a nationwide rollout in the space of a month, and if we do it right, it will get lots of positive press for romance authors and readers.

B. Widespread personal use copies, on DVDs and downloadable from itunes, amazon, etc etc will be made available AFTER the series of public screenings has begun.

I'm currently negotiating deals for these different markets, and for broadcast in North America and overseas, too. I hope to know definite dates for the film's release in different markets SOON. But it might take a month or two.

I'd be TOTALLY grateful if you'd let others know not to use their personal use DVDs at RWA chapter meetings (or other public gatherings). We definitely want all the RWA chapters to see Love Between the Covers -- but at fun public events in the fall !!! 

If this is not totally clear, please tell me. And if it is clear, please tell me that, too! I want to make sure everyone understands."

If you have questions, please feel free to ask!

THANKS for your support!  At RWA this year, my staff and I will be showing people how to sign up for screenings in their OWN home towns!  It's going to be an amazing and fun film rollout!

Best wishes,