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Update #41

REWARDS are coming!

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To the most inspiring and patient group of backers:

This is the update you've been waiting for!!! The rewards are coming!

We're getting ready to ship them out at the end of this month. For those of you who've pledged for a reward could you please send us any address updates if you've changed your mailing address since the campaign.

Please send any address changes no later thank Tuesday, July 25 - to movie@theiranjob.com

Thank you all again for your patience. We can't wait to send you your stuff - and we look forward to your feedback!

Much love,

Sara & Till


Update #40

World Premiere!!! In Competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival!

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To the most awesome, inspiring and patient group of backers:

This is the update we've been looking forward to!!! 

We're beyond thrilled to announce that after four years of work The Iran Job will finally have its World Premiere - at the Los Angeles International Film Festival in June! The film has been selected for LAFF's Documentary Competition - they announced their line-up today. Click here for more info and for the official press release.

We really can't wait to deliver this film, our third child, to you and we hope that many of you can make it to the premiere. Exact screening dates will be announced as they become available, but for now please know that the festival runs from June 14-June 24 and it's looking like the premiere will be on June 15.

In the meantime let's not forget that we have an exclusive Sneak Preview screening right here in Brooklyn this coming Saturday, May 5. It will be the only time to see the film in NYC before its official World Premiere and it will be followed by a Q&A (and possibly some post-screening drinks...). We'd be thrilled to meet & greet our NYC backers on Saturday. For directions and tickets please click here.

Now that the film is getting a proper premiere we're also gearing up for the limited theatrical release later this year (fall). The theatrical release is a longer-term organizational effort and we are excited and very grateful to have some very dedicated backers helping us with grass-roots efforts in different parts of the country - for example in the bay area. If you think you can help organize releases in your community please don't hesitate to contact us. There are many new and demand-based distribution models out there (similar to Kickstarter), such as "Tugged" or "Demand It" that really allow film fans to become very pro-active in helping bring films to their communities. So please don't be shy about contacting us.

For those of you who haven't done it yet please "like" us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheIranJob?sk=info

Follow us on Twitter @theiranjob

And subscribe to our newsletter at www.theiranjob.com

We're very relieved to finally share our premiere date with you, and we look forward to celebrating with you soon!

Much love and gratitude,

Sara & Till

p.s. -- quick update on the DVD. (We know many of you have been asking for it). The DVD will become available right around the LA festival -  in June. The wait is almost over!

p.s.s. -- we will be on a panel tomorrow at NYU discussing ways in which The Iran Job may impact Iranian-US relations. If you're in NYC and interested feel free to come. Here's the info:

The Context of US-Iranian Relations Today (May 2)

Guest Speakers: Sara Nodjoumi, Partner Pictures

Till Schauder, New York University

Orientation Questions: Think about the dynamics of protest, as analyzed by Suri, and their relevance to the EU-US-Iran triangle in the present era. Assess the ways in which The Iran Job may impact Iranian-US relations.

Colette Mazzucelli, MALD, EdM, PhD

WFI Fellow, Citizens for Global Solutions,

Member, Board of Directors, Center for War/Peace Studies,

Adjunct Associate Professor,

Center for Global Affairs at New York University and

Department of Political Science, Hofstra University

Woolworth Building Campus

Room 441

15 Barclay Street

New York, New York 10007-2702 


Update #39

Sneak Preview Screening in New York!

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Hello everyone,

We're thrilled to announce that on May 5, The Brooklyn Arts Council will present an exclusive Sneak Preview Screening of THE IRAN JOB as part of their 2012 Spring Film Series.

In fact, they've decided to make The Iran Job the Gala Event of their program.

This Sneak Preview screening is a one-time opportunity to see the film in a state-of-the art movie theater in NYC before its official release.

After the screening there'll be a Q&A with us and our executive producer, Abby Disney, moderated by Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

We'd love to see many of you there - especially those in the Tri-State area, and of course anyone else who happens to be in or around NYC.

The screening is on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30pm at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts in downtown Brooklyn.

Tickets went on sale yesterday and they are going fast.

Please click here for details:

http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/1944

Lastly, if you haven't done so yet please "like" us on Facebook because we'll have much more very exciting news to share with you soon...

Much love and gratitude,

Sara & Till


Update #38

Sara on a panel tonight in NYC

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Hello everyone!

Hope you're all well!

For those of you in NYC: Sara will be on a panel tonight about crowd funding. It starts at 6:30 at the Facebook office in Manhattan. Here are the details:

http://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?ID=3692

More soon. Much love!


Update #37

We are featured on ESPN - W!

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Hello everyone!

Happy belated Easter! We are thrilled that ESPN W covered The Iran Job in their online edition today. Please see the article here:

http://espn.go.com/espnw/more-sports/7795433/the-iran-job-showcases-kevin-sheppard-last-stop-overseas

It`s a good sign that the American sports media is beginning to catch up on the story. And given the film`s focus on women and women`s rights it`s especially encouraging that ESPN W(omen) took the honors of being the first bonafide sports outlet to write about it.

In other updates:
We are hard at work planning and fundraising for a limited theatrical release in the U.S. We hope to have news for you on this soon.

We will have a special SNEAK PREVIEW screening of the film in Brooklyn soon - details to follow!

Our expanded website will be up in a few days - look out for an update!

The T-Shirts and all other rewards that don`t include the DVD (which won`t be available until fall/winter) will be shipped out this month.

Please continue to spread the word about the film, and share our website and  Facebook site!

Much love and gratitude,

Sara & Till


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