All Star Game and Wrigley Field

July 2019, We were invited to bring The Other Boys of Summer to the Mid Summer Classic where the film was featured as part of All Star Week in Cleveland. Not only did we screen the film at “The Bridge” – MLB’s Diversity and Inclusion activation, but we had the chance to chat with Sharon Robinson, Maybelle Blair (of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League) and many more.

We also got the call up to Wrigley Field where we did a free community program on the side of the historic venue. It was great to work with MLB’s Diversity & Inclusion department and Cubs Charities.

The Other Boys of Summer screens at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

Barnstorming Tour

We’ve been on a barnstorming tour with our film “The Other Boys of Summer”. We were invited to “The Jazz & Jackie Celebration” put on by The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in KC in April. The LA Times mentioned us as something not to miss.

Program for student athletes on Jackie Robinson Day at the Gem Theater in KC.

From KC we traveled to Dallas where The Texas Rangers invited us to their Youth Academy. We did a free community program sharing the film and following it up with a panel discussion that included Texas Ranger CF, Delino DeSheilds Jr., retired Pitcher, Darren Oliver and Director, Lauren Meyer.

Oliver, DeSheilds, Meyer
Screening
Rangers Youth Academy

In June we visited Pittsburgh to be part of the Pirates Heritage weekend and also shared our Diversity & Inclusion program with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (America’s largest health and wellness philanthropy).

Chris Archer pregame
Throwboack Uniforms
Program at CMOA for schools.

The July Calendar includes bringing The Other Boys of Summer to Cleveland for MLB’s All Star Week festivities. The film will be part of The Bridge, a one-day activation on July 6, 2019, curated by the MLB Diversity & Inclusion Department that will “bridge” baseball and culture.

Play Ball!!

In the first 2 months after launching our Diversity & Inclusion / Team Building Program it’s been used by Procter & Gamble, GE Aviation, The Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy and HS’s and Middle Schools. Lauren Meyer (filmmaker/director) was also invited to be part of a program at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

We are excited to be bringing The Other Boys of Summer to the Negro League Baseball Museum in April where it will be part of the Jazz & Jackie Celebration. There will be a FREE community screening at the GEM theater in KC on Sunday, April 14. Additional programs are booked for the coming months. We’re always happy to share information about how to bring the program to your group, organization or community. Proud to be bringing people together and inspiring people.

Film Premiere

January 31, 2019 – The Other Boys of Summer premieres in NYC. Director Lauren Meyer participated in a panel discussion with Pedro Sierra and Jim Robinson, 2 of the players in the film. Photos Courtesy of The Cooper Union/by Marget Long

Happy Holidays!

Fun times working on NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center.  Lauren  produced Holiday Spirit segments for the show, sharing great stories and sprinkling a little holiday magic.

CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER — Pictured: (l-r) Today and NBC news anchor Craig Melvin, Today co-hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker host the 2018 Christmas in Rockefeller Center– (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC)

Juggling

Happy Summer!

Over the past few months we’ve shot for AP/Invision Agency, Eastern TV, Pilgrim Media and a few very exciting development projects for various companies. We’re currently prepping “The Other Boys of Summer” for color correction.  The big push is to lock in distribution and sponsorship partners.  Reach out if you’re interested in finding out more or joining the team.  It’s a timely project that hits a Home Run with social responsibility.

Cicely Tyson

Earlier this week Lauren spent the afternoon with Cicely Tyson. She joined us in the recording booth for “The Other Boys of Summer”.  As a civil rights icon herself, having her as our Narrator is dream come true.  She was as lovely as can be and a consummate professional. Thank you Miss Tyson for choosing to be a part of our film. Together we will preserve the legacy of the Negro League trailblazers and bring people together to make a positive impact.

For more about the film and how you can help get the film seen in schools and community groups visit The Other Boys of Summer.