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The epic history of Philadelphia from 1640 to today. Funds needed to consolidate modern series of 3 episodes,1944-94 for TV & theater.
The epic history of Philadelphia from 1640 to today. Funds needed to consolidate modern series of 3 episodes,1944-94 for TV & theater.
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    Our ETERNAL GRATITUDE for your generosity and enthusiastic support for our project.

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    Look forward to a surprise in your mailbox-- you will receive a PRINTED POSTCARD of the project logo, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, signed by Director Sam Katz.

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    FILM POSTER for the feature length documentary being funded through this campaign and covering Philadelphia history from 1944-1994.

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    Sit back, relax and enjoy the product of your donation from the comfort of your own home with an OFFICIAL DVD of the feature length documentary covering Philadelphia's contemporary history, 1944-1994.

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    The SOUNDTRACK for all five episodes will be printed onto a CD or, at your option, made available through a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

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    An autographed copy of the forthcoming book, LION AND LEOPARD, a historical fiction by our Senior Writer and Script Editor, Nathaniel R. Popkin. The story follows the romantic movement that shook the foundations of the American art establishment. Nathaniel has made his mark as a writer who combines a strong journalistic voice with defined literary grace.

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    DVD containing the combined episodes covering 1944-1994, plus a POSTER of the film project and an INVITATION TO ATTEND AN EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE screening of the feature length documentary at its Philadelphia premiere at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

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    A MAKE-UP AND HAIR STYLING SESSION by our make-up artist, Lindsay Reyes, performed in our studio. After the treatment, a professional head shot will be taken and provided to you in digital format for your use.

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    A PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM of spectacular, special and often rarely seen photographs from each of the periods covered in the film series (1790-1820, 1865-1976 and 1944-1994) including several photos of you with your friends, family or colleagues with Sam Katz, the Director of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment. The album will be professionally bound and would make a great gift to any dedicated Philadelphian or history buff.

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    A BEHIND-THE-SCENES-TOUR of the Treasures of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, one of the oldest and richest collections of heritage materials (images, documents, manuscripts) in America. See William Penn’s Deed with the Lenni Lenape Indians (1682), the first Printer’s Proof of the Declaration of Independence, the first hand-written draft of the United States Constitution (James Wilson, 1787), the Star-Spangled Banner written and signed by Francis Scott Key (1840), and so much more. The collection is housed on Locust Street in Philadelphia.

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    Experience a day long group DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKING SEMINAR with members of our production team who will explain cinematography, sound and lighting, story scripting, graphics and animation, sound design and music and editing a film. Includes a buffet lunch at History Making Productions' studio in Center City Philadelphia.

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    A four (4) person TOUR, LUNCH AND HISTORY LECTURE by film director Sam Katz on the Centennial District in West Fairmount Park where the 1876 Centennial was held. Visit the model of the Centennial in the basement of the Please Touch Museum (formerly, Memorial Hall) then visit sites throughout the fairgrounds.

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    An INSIDER TOUR of the production studios of HISTORY MAKING PRODUCTIONS, including lunch, and observe our editor cut and structure one of our films. Then visit to the studios of 6abc/WPVI-TV and get an exclusive tour including meeting Action News Anchor Jim Gardner. Up to four (4) people per group.

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    PLAY A CAMEO ROLE in the filming of an on location re-enactment or re-creation scene for episodes covering the 17th and 18th centuries which will be shot later in 2013 and early in 2014. Be our guest at the premiere of the film in which we guarantee you will appear.

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    A GUIDED TOUR OF MULTIPLE PHILADELPHIA HISTORIC SITES, both well known and hidden, by film director and Philadelphia civic leader Sam Katz. Each guided tour can include up to ten (10) guests and will last approximately five hours. Includes lunch.

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    SPEND A DAY (with five [5] people, total) ON THE SET of filming a re-enactment scene for one of the next group of episodes which will explore the 17th and 18th century and be filmed on location in a Philadelphia historical site or heritage home.

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    A CREDIT LISTED IN EPISODE 5 which covers 1978-1994, and an on-camera interview for use in the media portfolio for this episode with possible inclusion of excerpts from the interview in the TV episode and on the project website, www.historyofphilly.com.

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    History Making Productions will PRODUCE A SHORT DOCUMENTARY either about your family history or the subject of your choice, preferably one related to Philadelphia. Your film will have up to a five (5) minute run time.

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    An ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT for the consolidated feature length documentary using three episodes, 1944-1994, to create a film to be entered into film festivals and for theatrical distribution.

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