The Other Boys of Summer was selected to participate in the 14th annual Baseball Film Festival at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Filmmaker Lauren Meyer was present Opening Night and spent time with the ladies of the AAGPBL. Yes the women who inspired the classic film, A League of Their Own, Directed by the legendary Penny Marshal. What an honor to be part of this festival.
The Other Boys of Summer screened to a sold out Bullpen Theater.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.