“Jack Wentworth- The Real Belt,” will be a TV series that will bring awareness and education to youth regarding topics of bullying, race relations and building self-esteem.
Why Should You Give?
Many youth feel ashamed to let their parents and even friends know of the sometime horrific acts they are experiencing from being bullied. As statistics shows (stopbullying.gov) over one out of five youth are being bullied in the U.S. This includes a high 28%: of youth in grades 6-12. A higher number of 30% of youth admitted to bullying others. Bullying including cyber-bullying tears down the youth, which often results in youth feeling depressed, isolation and skipping school.
This upcoming TV series “Jack Wentworth- The Real Belt,” which focuses on the topics of bullying and race relations; can be a visual, media tool to help encourage and build up youth as they watch it together with their family or teachers in school. The educational messages can also help youth who are bullying others, see the harm they are projecting on others; and through discussions, obtain the help they need to deter bullying behaviors. Bullying not only occurs in the United States, it also occurs throughout the world. Your donation can have a great impact in helping to make a difference in strengthening our youth.
We need funding for the" Making of a Pilot episode" production which includes Editor, Producer, Production Team, Cast (Youth & Adults), Set-Up Crew, Props, Design, and Marketing.
*NOTE: With enhancements made to the TV Series Pilot Episode- Script, which consist of more visual video shooting, in comparison to the speaking parts; our team was able to decrease the requested Go Fund Me original requested donation amount of $20,000 to $10,000. We are happy that we were able to decrease the cost for Production. Thank you for your donation.
PRODUCTION GOALS: (Updates)
The first audition was held in December 2018, and a second in February 2019. plans for a third audition to be held in August 2019.
In September / October 2019- Cast and additional crew staff selected- for the Pilot production.
October, November and December 2019- production of the "Making of a Pilot Episode."
December 2019 - Production of Pilot- One episode, also shopping to major networks for “Jack Wentworth- The Real Belt.”
ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBERS
* Rajesh Barnabas- Videographer Manager
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Ward- Wilder was born in Rochester, NY. Her writing interest heightened when she took a creative writing class at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University while pursuing a degree in Psychology. Upon graduating, Karen have provided counseling, and mediation services for thousands of families in the Greensboro, NC and the Rochester, NY areas.
Her passion to write continued, by writing numerous drama skits, plays and three educational books. She enjoys intertwining her counseling and writing skills. Karen has conducted presentations regarding her books at colleges and community events to name a few. She presented several book Give-A-Ways for middle and high school students and have appeared on numerous TV shows, newspapers, and radio stations nationally.
While on a twelve-day educational tour with the "Students In Africa" organization to Ghana and Senegal, West Africa; Karen was inspired to write an educational drama skit; which was performed in Ghana, West Africa by American and West African actors and
musicians. Karen and her team are excited about the upcoming production of the TV series “Jack Wentworth- The Real Belt.” This funding will be used for the "Making of a Pilot episode." The team will shop for major networks to produce the entire TV series.
· To view and read “Jack Wentworth- The Real,” click here
· Author Karen Ward Wilder
$10.00- Thank you email
$25.00- Thank you email / Name listed on website as Patron
$50.00 – All of the above, plus 1 soft copy autographed book- “Jack Wentworth- The Real Belt”
$100.00- All of the above, plus 1 extra autographed copy of book (total 2 copies)
Or, All of the above and 1 T-shirt (forest green color or white, with photo of front book cover)- any size from small to 3 XL.
$250.00- All of the above, plus your name, business name or organization name (i.e. individuals, community organizations, fraternities, sororities, churches, others) will be listed at the end of the "Making of a Pilot episode." (One episode)
$500.00- All of the above, plus your business (company) building and business sign, shown in the "Making of a Pilot episode." . This also includes a group from a community agency, fraternities, sororities, book clubs, youth organizations, others.
$1,000.00- All of the above, plus you as a individual, or your business, organization, group, (up to 10 viewers) , will have the opportunity to talk via Skype with Production Staff.
$5,000.00 or More- All of the above, plus you as a individual, or your business, organization, group, (up to 10 people-viewers), will be able to attend the taping of the "Making of a Pilot episode." (One episodes)
*NOTE: Individuals and organizations are welcome to make a donation above $5,000.00 and receive perks or donate anonymously.
For individuals or organizations who would like to make anonymous donations and not receive perks, this request will be honored.