Membership

If you are a regular Screen Slate user, please support our work by becoming one of the first people to join our new members program.

The bare-minimum annual budget needed to keep Screen Slate online amounts to a few thousand dollars. For the past five years, much of this has been paid out of our own pockets. By becoming a member, you can help cover these costs. But we want to go even further than that and fund continual improvements and begin to pay writers and editors honorariums. Whether we’re able to do that is up to you.

In addition to supporting Screen Slate, the membership program encourages a spirit of community and bridges URL with IRL by hosting special events including rare or in-person screenings in intimate settings. And due to popular demand, we also offer access to an all-new weekly email digest. Our top-tier members will receive a free copy of our limited edition annual print compendium—and, while supplies last, a copy of our Screen Slate So Far publication covering our first five years.

All readers get:

  • Full access to our ad-free website and editorial content
  • Full access to the Screen Slate Daily email

But if you make a monthly pledge equivalent to buying us a coffee ($3), a beer ($5), or a matinee movie ticket ($10), you can get:

$3/mo - Supporter$5/mo - Sustainer$10/mo - Superstar
Your name listed as a “Supporter” on our membership page.Your name listed as a “Sustainer” on our membership pageYour name listed as a “Superstar” on our membership page
Access to Screen Slate Weekly—an email digest of the upcoming week’s series and highlightsAccess to Screen Slate Weekly—an email digest of the upcoming week’s series and highlightsAccess to Screen Slate Weekly—an email digest of the upcoming week’s series and highlights
Free access to quarterly Screen Slate events, including special in-person screenings, rare or obscure titles, and more. (Plus an invitation to our annual BBQ!)Free access to quarterly Screen Slate events, including special in-person screenings, rare or obscure titles, and more. (Plus an invitation to our annual BBQ!)
Free copy of our annual Screen Slate print journal: a full-color, perfect-bound compendium of our writing highlights and new content. Your name will be listed on a special page for Superstar members.
While supplies last: free introductory copy of Screen Slate So Far, our limited edition compendium of writing from our first five years.
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FAQ
  • How do I receive member incentives?
    Members are automatically signed up to receive the weekly email and announcements of our quarterly events. (Make sure [email protected] is in your address book so nothing goes to spam!) The annual print publication will cover the entire year 2016 and release in spring 2017. We are, as ever, this close to finishing the introductory Screen Slate So Far book.
  • How do I activate my membership?
    Initiate a monthly or annual pledge via PayPal, provide your name, address, and email, and we’ll get in touch. Simple!
  • Can I be annonymous?
    Yes. Please email your request to [email protected], and I'll keep your name off the public member roll.
  • Will the events be members-only?
    Some Screen Slate events will be open the public but free for members, and other events will take place in intimate settings and be by necessity members-only (and still free). Becoming a member is the best way to ensure that you have access to all.
  • Can I make a one-time donation?
    Yes! You may donate any sum by clicking here.
  • Do you have a program or incentives for larger donations?
  • Can I write my donation off my taxes?
    We are not a 501(c)3 organization. However, it is conceivable that some individuals in film, art, media, and entertainment may consider this a business expense. Large donations can be arranged via fiscal sponsor.
  • Where is my money going?
    Our first priority is to cover basic expenses like server rental, email service fees, domain registration, and maintenance. Our next priority is to fund refinements and improvements. And our biggest goal—which really depends on how much support we get—is to begin paying contributors and editors small honorariums. What we’re able to do depends on you!
SupportersSustainersSuperstars
  • Joe Anderson
  • Joseph Angier
  • Michael Bilandic
  • Alexander Bliss
  • Lawrence Budner
  • Julia Christie
  • William Travis Hallenbeck
  • Dinah Handel
  • Sean Hanley
  • Stephanie Jenkins
  • Scott Limbacher
  • Xinyi Lin
  • Craig Marsden
  • Brian Ratigan
  • Kate Taylor
  • Kazu Watanabe
  • Thomas Beard
  • Judd Blaise
  • Ashley Blewer
  • Steve Bookman
  • Kadar Brock
  • Jonathan Buchsbaum
  • David Callahan
  • Alyea Canada
  • Kevin Cecil
  • Kameron Collins
  • Carmel Curtis
  • Patrick Devitt
  • Jennifer Epstein
  • Renee Feltz
  • Shannon Fitzpatrick
  • Ashley George
  • Leo Goldsmith
  • Brighid Greene
  • Andrew Guess
  • Madeleine James
  • Manuel Lage-Valera
  • Jeva Lange
  • Toby Lee
  • Alex Lemke
  • Erin Lemkey
  • Samara Lubelski
  • Mark Lukenbill
  • John Magary
  • Aiko Masubuchi
  • Brenda Pitts
  • Sierra Pettengill
  • Zachary Sachs
  • Rajiv Sicora
  • Grace Sloan
  • Ena Swansea
  • Rob Sweeney
  • Frances Trempe
  • Jonah Volk
  • Daniel Walber
  • Annonymous (x1)
  • Brent Chesanek
  • Gloria Chung
  • William Cusick
  • Kenji Fujishima
  • Carolyn Funk
  • Tim Geraghty
  • A.S. Hamrah
  • Russell Harbaugh
  • William Jackson
  • Nellie Killian
  • Eugenia Lai
  • Laura Major
  • Blake McDowell
  • Nick Minichino
  • Jason Miller
  • Vincent Ning
  • Peter Oleksik
  • Tony Oswald
  • Natalia Panzer
  • Zach Rait
  • Matthew Whitman