For a 1-time benefit screening of Highway to Dhampus, the fees and income split look like this:
Highway to Dhampus, LLC receives
$300 up front
0% of any profit after the event expenses are met
10% of the revenue as part of the event expenses to cover
miscellaneous expenses or to keep as "payment." (this means,
create an expense sheet and add 10%)
After expenses have been met:
50% of the profit goes to the Promoter
25% to Mind The Gap Worldwide
25% to the agreed upon Charitable Organization of the
Promoter's choosing (which can be MTGW or your own
Please note: if more than one screening is contracted, HTD, LLC
will equally share in the promoter’s 50% of profits starting with the
2nd screening. The charities will still take 50% (half to MTGW
and half to the charity of your choice.)
Expenses include, but may not be limited to:
cost of the venue (see ** below)
shipment of the film to and from the event (with a digital cinema
print, or DCP, as the preferred method; if DCP is not usable,
then blu-ray or DVD can be used)
printing of marketing materials (digital art work files provided by
advertising (it is best to get earned media: TV appearances, Public Service Announcements, articles in the paper, etc.)
any other expenses associated with the event
expenses MUST be capped at $1500, if an exception is
required, written approval must be obtained from Julie Ahlander
via email at
**Venue payment is negotiated by the Promoter and can be one of
the following scenarios:
a higher upfront fee and no % of the profit (increasing up front
a lower upfront fee and a share of the Promoter's 50%
no upfront fee at all and a larger share of the Promoter's 50%
(we would suggest putting a cap on the amount the theater
would get if this option is selected.)
partial or full donation of the venue for the event
If you choose this direct option, you will need to find and book a venue, sign a contract with the theater and with us, and declare a date for the event. We recommend that your event occur no sooner than 2 months from the signing of the contract and require that it be at least 6 weeks from that signing.
You, as the promoter, work through Tugg.com. This option requires
NO upfront expenses. Your event will be managed by Tugg - they
book the theater, handle the money, make sure the film is ready to
run, and they provide step-by-step instructions for promoting, etc.
With Tugg, the promoter (You) is paid 5% of the profit. The filmmaker
receives 35% of the profit (per the Tugg contract) but HTD, LLC
would turn around and make a contribution equal to 15% of the
overall profit to Mind the Gap Worldwide.
The Tugg Option will likely produce less money for the charity, the promoter and the film then if you promoted the event yourself, but there is ZERO risk for your organization, which may make this a more
attractive option. And, Tugg offers a lot of promotional support. You
can go on to to find out more.
If you choose The Tugg Option, then you can begin the process to set up your event through Tugg.com and you will start working directly with Tugg.
We look forward to the possiblity of working with you and appreciate your efforts to raise money for these charitable organizations!