July 13, 2022
Storytelling Program Leverages Fantasy Films to Promote Childhood Literacy
(Detroit/New York/Los Angeles – July 13, 2022) – Emagine Entertainment, Inc., an innovator in luxury theatres, has announced a new partnership with Folktellers Studios, a full production studio dedicated to content creation that engages in impactful ways, to createthe Storytelling for Literacy Program, encouraging reading and visual literacy for elementary school children.
This new partnership will allow Folktellers Studios to launch its program as a part of their new Fantasy Film Series, where teachers and students get to watch a classic fantasy film, while being provided Storytelling for Literacy kits to use in their classrooms.
Folktellers Studios Executive Producer, Stephen Sadler, noted, “Our Storytelling for Literacy Program encourages both reading and visual literacy by providing free books to students and teachers in every program kit, while allowing them to use these stories to create their own movie trailers.”
Emagine’s Founder and Chairman, Paul Glantz added, “Kids will get to read the wonderful stories and watch classic, family-friendly films in our theatres. Then, they get to create their own book-inspired videos to be screened at an award ceremony later in the year at Emagine. It’s a real innovative way to engage with children and families promoting growth and learning, which is vitally important to us at Emagine.”
The program will be piloted in Michigan this fall with plans to expand to other Emagine locations across the Midwest. The program is free for participating schools, funded by the generous donations of corporate sponsors.
Demonstrating an original, innovative approach toward family entertainment, this partnership represents a new distribution model for the Film/TV industry to screen television shows and motion pictures theatrically, in addition to streaming.
Folktellers Studios Director of Corporate & Community Partnerships, Susan Weatherhead, adds, “This program offers a powerful intersection where businesses and educators can align with us to inspire meaningful learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. We now have a fun, engaging way to positively impact our communities, starting with our school-age children.”
Learn more about the Storytelling for Literacy Program by visiting, https://folktellersliteracy.com/