Soaring the American West
Soaring the American West
CloudStreet: Soaring The American West is a visually stunning high-definition documentary featuring the beauty and drama of a soaring adventure in the American West. As unbelievably serene as it is thrilling,
CloudStreet gives viewers the extraordinary experience of soaring along the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.
Along the way, CloudStreet educates our audience not just about flying sailplanes cross-country, but also about the science of soaring, about the unique geography of the intermountain west, and about the workings of our atmosphere. It is easy learning as the audience is carried along by the excitement of this experience and drawn in by the natural curiosity evoked from this extraordinary mode of flight.
We hear from the pilots about how it feels to cross vast distances using only the energy of the atmosphere to stay aloft. Their love of soaring is inspirational as they balance managing the dangers of motorless flight, and the joys of true freedom.
Cloudstreet uses newly developed camera platforms and state-of-the-art high-definition camera technology for an unparalleled experience.
From The Producer
From The Producer
For the last four years we have been working with Mike Abernathy and Matthew Murray on Cloudstreet: Soaring The American West.
Our goal is to share the beauty, challenge and excitement of soaring with as broad an audience as possible. We plan to engage viewers with a dramatic story that places them in the cockpit of a glider via the exceptional quality of high definition television, and the spectacular scenery of the National Parks of the American West.
We have developed new camera mounts and filming techniques and believe this will be an extraordinary program.
We believe that this program will offer an excellent opportunity for sponsors to present their message to our viewers. In addition to the tax advantages of sponsorship, sponsoring businesses will enjoy sponsorship credit for the program and program promotion.
This on-air exposure to a comparatively wealthy and well-educated demographic has always been a bonus for our sponsors. A 2007 national Roper poll ranked PBS as #1 in public trust for the fourth consecutive year.
If you would like to learn more about how to support this documentary, as a business or individual, please contact me at 505-277-0434 or at email@example.com.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND FAQ
CloudStreet: Soaring the American West is funded through a non-profit (501c) account established by KNME-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is funded by tax deductible contributions.
Public television does not sell advertising but instead relies on underwriters, corporate or otherwise, to sponsor their programming.
CloudStreet is a beautiful, educational, and inspirational story that gives viewers something exciting and positive to think about.
The goal of this production is to bring the joy of soaring into the homes of millions of Americans. To do this, we need the right people, the right locations and the right equipment. These three components do not come cheaply, so we are looking for sponsorships to help offset the cost of creating this film.
The more money we raise the better (and safer) the movie will be.
If you have more questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?
If you’d like to become a sponsor please contact Michael Kamins at 505-277-0434. Michael is producing CloudStreet for PBS affiliate KNME in Albuquerque, NM.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF BECOMING A SPONSOR?
Sponsors receive national exposure when the program is aired. Major sponsors receive – a 15 second credit at the beginning of the program and a 15 second credit at the end.
PBS Viewer Statistics:
• Over the course of a year, nearly 90% of all U.S. television households, approximately 220 million people - watch PBS. (Nielsen NPower, 9/19/2011-9/23/2012)
• In a typical month, 120 million people watch their local PBS stations. (Nielsen NPower, 10/1/2012-11/1/2012.
• PBS' primetime audience is significantly larger than many commercial channels, including Bravo (PBS' audience is 92% larger), TLC (86%), Discovery Channel (69%), HGTV (63%), HBO (61%) and A&E (29%). In addition, PBS' primetime rating for news and public affairs programming is 88% higher than that of CNN. (Nielsen NPower, 9/19/2011-9/23/2012
DO SPONSORS RECEIVE ANY CREATIVE CONTROL?
No. Creative control remains with PBS and the film’s creative team.
DO SPONSORS RECEIVE ROYALTIES OR A PERCENTAGE OF DVD OR VIDEO SALES?
No. Sponsors receive credits mentioned in question one only.
WHEN WILL THE PROJECT BE COMPLETED?