Host a Show
WELCOME POTENTIAL REEL ROCK HOST. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU! HOSTING A REEL ROCK SHOW IS EASY & FUN, AND WE’VE LAID IT ALL OUT FOR YOU BELOW.
NEVER HOSTED A SHOW BEFORE? READ OUR FAQS BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes. REEL ROCK events are locally-hosted screenings run by student groups, climbing gyms, retail shops and individuals who have entrepreneurial spirit.
We do not travel to the locally-hosted screenings. REEL ROCK show hosts are completely in charge of putting on a great event, including finding a venue, ticket sales and promotion.
Yes. We charge a license fee to screen the REEL ROCK program. The fee varies depending on the venue size, ticket price and location.
REEL ROCK screenings can be held in a number of places such as local theaters, school auditoriums, breweries and even climbing gyms with proper screening equipment.
Hosts may consider shows any time after the world premiere on November 1, 2018.
Yes. After you have signed a contract, we will share the electronic press kit, access to our poster files, logo, and high-resolution images, as well a digital download of the full REEL ROCK program once it’s completed and you have submitted the appropriate payment. You are responsible for poster and ticket printing.
We want all REEL ROCK shows to be fun community events and to meet the local organizer’s goals — whether that’s to turn a profit, raise money for charity, or provide free entertainment for members and customers. The only payment you will make to REEL ROCK is the licensing fee to screen the program. After that, the financial model will depend on the type of show you host. Will you be renting a venue? Will you be paying for a projector? What will you be charging for ticket prices, if anything? Many show hosts will pay for posters and tickets to be printed as well.
Yes. Local sponsors are a great way to help cover the licensing fee. Sponsors who directly compete with REEL ROCK’s national sponsors (seen on our homepage) will not be accepted, but local climbing gyms, gear shops and other small businesses are often excited to contribute to the fee and/or sell tickets, promote, etc.
The films are not officially rated, however, they may contain occasional adult language and themes. We are happy to provide you with a censored version of the films upon request.
Think about your community. What kind of turnout do you expect? If you are screening in a retail shop or climbing gym please make sure there is adequate seating-room for people so viewers can be comfortable – the program is usually about two hours long. What are your plans for projection? Our films look best screened off a computer; we will send you a download link to screen the film. What price of tickets will help you offset your cost, but also not deter people away?