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CORPORATIZED

"Corporatized" pulls back the curtain to reveal how big business is dismantling our public school system.

CORPORATIZED

"Corporatized" pulls back the curtain to reveal how big business is dismantling our public school system.

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About

"It promises to be our battle cry and anti "Waiting for Superman" film. We are the super men and women."

David Greene
Former Educator/Author
"DOING THE RIGHT THING: A TEACHER SPEAKS"

Filmmakers Jack Paar and Ron Halpern are creating a film that will blow the lid off of the corruption that is behind the corporate takeover of public education.

In 2014, Jack Paar attended a rally for teachers, parents, and students in Washington, D.C. with his wife, an elementary school teacher. Jack says, "Before the rally in D.C., I didn't really know that big business was taking over our public schools, nor did I understand why it was problematic. I know that there are others who don't understand the real problems with our public education system because big business is really good at blaming it all on the teachers. However, it's not the teachers who are to blame. It's the fault of greedy politicians like Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo, and Arne Duncan, who are owned by greedy, big business: Pearson Learning, Gates Foundation, Walton Family, Eli Broad, Koch Brothers, and Bradley Foundation. To them your children are simply a dollar sign. So, we've decided to create a film that will reach a diverse audience and provide them with hard facts and heartfelt messages from dedicated teachers, parents, and students."

Currently, Paar and Halpern are raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign. At $155,000, their goal may seem lofty. But, their goal is to draw national and possibly international attention to the cause, which requires a great deal of funding. Compared to Michael Moore's $9 million budget for "Sicko", 155k is a drop in the bucket.

“Corporatized” pulls back the curtain on the charade to reveal how big business is doing a devastating disservice to our public school students, and how they are dismantling and destroying the teaching profession in the name of profit.

Each year, over $600 billion of taxpayer money is used to fund the U.S. public education system. In today’s era of privatization, it was only a matter of time before corporate education reformers figured out a way to get at that money.

They didn’t just steal it. These savvy, corporate raiders are too smart for that. What they’ve done is create an elaborate scheme to funnel that money in their direction. The testing mania, brought on by No Child Left Behind, is part of their scheme. Sounds legit, and looks legit to the layman. But, the devastation this is causing to public education may be terminal… if we don’t take measures to stop it.

Schools are losing their funding. Teachers are losing their jobs. Parents are wondering what happened to the public school system in which they grew up. Children are being reduced to a measly test score. The once engaging, well-rounded education experience is being replaced by the mundane task of learning how to fill in the correct bubble.

If there is any hope of defeating these corporate “deformers”, we must all do our part to save our public schools from privatization. We may not have the money that these corporations do, but we can raise our collective voice to be heard. Students and teachers are people, my friends! In “Corporatized” we’ll reveal how they are fighting back.

“Corporatized” shines a light on the hypocrisy, shortsightedness, ineffectiveness, and greed of the corporate education reformers. We need your help to complete it, and get it noticed. Please help by donating and sharing our Kickstarter campaign.

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THIS IS WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:

Funds collected from Kickstarter will be used to obtain the following listed below.
We currently have over 30 hours of footage shot in Washington, D.C. during the BATs Teacher Congress and other footage shot in local public schools.

How Funds Will Be Used

  • Create Feature Length Documentary
  • Stock Footage - Approx. $250 - $5000 per clip
  • Stock Photos - Approx. $25 - $500 per photo
  • Film Nationwide  (Oakland, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles) and Capture Additional Interviews and Footage (Educators, Parents, Students, John Stewart, Jon Oliver, Bill Moyers, Matt Damon, Robert Reich, Diane Ravitch)  Approx. $7500 per city for film crew
  • Post-Production Cost - $40,000
  • Production Rental (camera, lights)  - Approx. $1500 per day
  • Animated Graphics - $2,500 - $15,000
  • Major Film Festival Entries (Cannes, Sundance, Tribecca, New York Film Festival, Etc.) - $200 per Festival plus travel cost approx. $2500 each festival
  • Nationwide Marketing Campaign (TV Commercials, Print, Online, Etc.) $65000
  • Licensing Rights (Film, Music, Newscast, Etc.) - Approx. $5000 per clip
  • Theatrical Release (Multiple Cities)
  • Original Score by Hollywood Composer - $18000
  • PR Firm for Additional Exposure - $5000
  • National Distribution (Netflix, Cable Outlets, Etc.)
  • Edited Cut for Television
  • Sound Editing, Color Correction, DVD Mastering $14000
  • Cost for DVD's, T-Shirts and Posters (plus shipping cost)
  • Kickstarter and Amazon processing fee - 8%

It cost a great deal of money to create a film that can compete with the production value of a movie like "Waiting for Superman", so we need your support.

ABOUT KICKSTARTER

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, art, film, technology, design, food, and other creative fields. Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL

If we don't raise our goal, we don't get anything. Donors pledge the amounts, but don't actually pay until the goal is reached and the funding deadline has passed. We want to avoid this so please spread the word. Everything helps! When we meet our goal we will begin licensing the rights and finish the editing so that we can send you the DVD's and merchandise as soon as possible.

THANK YOU!

A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU in advance for anything you can do to support this film. It means so much, not only to us as the filmmakers, but to the amazing people who opened up their hearts and their lives in order to help tell this story.

Visit the Films's Website at:

www.corporatizedthemovie.com

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Risks and challenges

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