Membership

If you are a regular Screen Slate user, please support our work by joining our members program.

With a volunteer publishing and editorial staff, 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 and build a sustainable future. 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 Screen Slate events, including special screenings, social occasions, and moreFree access to Screen Slate events, including special screenings, social occasions, and moreFree access to Screen Slate events, including special screenings, social occasions, and more
Free copy of our annual Screen Slate print journal: a full-color, perfect-bound compendium of our writing highlights and new contentFree copy of our annual Screen Slate print journal: a full-color, perfect-bound compendium of our writing highlights and new content
Free copies of any special bonus Screen Slate publications
Free copy of Screen Slate: New York City 2011-2015, 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, or email us if you'd like the weekly to go to a different address than your PayPal email.) The annual print publication will cover the entire year 2016 and release in summer/fall 2017. We'll contact Superstar members to confirm shipping details for the Screen Slate: New York City 2011-2015 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 pay you by check or other means?
    Yes. Email [email protected] to arrange to pay annually via personal check.
  • Can I be annonymous?
    Yes. Please email your request to [email protected], and we'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?
    We are happy to discuss special arrangements including prominently named recognition and tax-deductible status for large donors. Email [email protected].
  • 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!
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