The 46ers Film has screened in a few select theaters around New York State over the past two months. We have been thrilled to meet so many supporters from New York City to Lake Placid to Buffalo. Only a few more screenings are available, please check out our website to find the remaining locations and dates for these public screenings: http://www.the46ersfilm.com/screenings We are excited to announce that the film will soon be going to our partnering PBS affiliate, WCNY of Syracuse, NY. The folks at WCNY have offered to be a presenting station for The 46ers Film. Having a partnering PBS affiliate will help the film be distributed through television to far more people than we could ever do on our own. The team at WCNY is working not only for distribution of the documentary throughout NY State, but is working hard to reach a potentially national audience.
Since the film is being prepared for television distribution on PBS, our screenings will need to come to an end. We cannot add any new screenings beyond the ones already planned. In addition, WCNY requested that we do not sell any DVDs or Blu-rays while the film is airing on television. Exclusivity is a vital part of successful promotion to PBS affiliates. Offering the DVDs/Blu-rays for stations to use for fund raising is also very important. Although we will not be selling any new DVDs / Blu-rays during this time, we are in negotiations to allow us to fulfill our commitments to our supporters who donated on KickStarter, IndieGoGo, and through our website via Squarespace and Paypal.
During IndieGoGo we estimated the DVDs would ship in October. This was only an estimate. In July, we sent an update stating that we hoped to ship the DVDs in time for Christmas. At the time, we did not have this incredible opportunity for statewide distribution through PBS. Now we need to work with WCNY to both fulfill our commitments to you, our amazing supporters, and to help to keep the product as exclusive as possible. We hope to deliver the DVDs and Blu-rays to all of those who supported us during our fundraising campaigns before any DVD/Blu-rays become available through PBS. Those of you who donated should be the very first to receive a DVD/Blu-ray of the film, however, the timing of all this is still in negotiations. This is a fluid process and these things take time. Thank you for your patience through this process, it is greatly appreciated! As soon as we know definite delivery dates and details about airings on Public Television we will share this information.
Thanks again for your support, we could not have made the film without you!
- Arche Productions Team