Erin Elliott


Here's my report:

First of all, as a captain, I was enthusastic to figure out how to network and make this whole thing happen, without involving you.  So first and foremost, a detailed HOW TO LAUNCH A SUCCESSFUL SCREENING would be awesome.  Suggestions for networking---even simple things like what to do WK 1, WK 2....etc. How to reach out to "influencers", How to get posters, if available, And once you have "tipped", what to do then to gather as many folks as possible for the screening.  And also important information like what "tipping" means, how that translates to information that can be made available to the CAPTAIN in advance of the screening---vs once the screening has "tipped"

Second-GATHR should provide the Captain the name, when available, of the point person at the site.  And helpful details.  Like parking access/cost of parking, And in our case, how  many handicapped accessible seats available. Restaurants in the area, Transportation options.....whatever that can help folks--many of whom come quite a distance---be more comfortable about committing to attending.

Third-GATHR should provide access to names of folks that have purchased tickets and contact info. That way, the CAPTN can reach out to further network with those that are attending.  And be able to send out a personal email, if desired, to everyone attending the night before to see if they can bring any folks at the last minute.

Fourth-GATHR was only modestly responsive to my questions.  It always took at least 24 hrs to get an answer to even the simplest question.  It would have been helpful to have a HOTLINE.

Finally, it would be wonderful, once the screening has happened, for CAPTN's to have the option to help support other screenings in the area.  If some people couldn't attend my screening for whatever reason, it would have been helpful to have the details of screenings in the area that I could refer them to---or at least provide the Captn of the local screening their contact info so they could get an invitation.