I hope I can explain this well and you can offer any advice.
Last year I rented a movie theater and played a film in tribute to a performer who has passed away and asked for contributions to a foundation in their honor. The estate and foundation were supportive of my efforts.
I'm new to this, but I like the idea of a local independent newspaper or radio station stepping in to promote the event next year. I think I'll hit a low glass ceiling otherwise, and frankly, I'd prefer to let them do the promoting work. That's all the work, really, so I'd almost essentially be "giving" them the event, with permission from estate and foundation of course. I don't really see my role in it beyond that, once I've facilitated that connection--unless there is a role I can play that alleviates some responsibility for that sponsor as far as renting theater--I'm not sure beyond that.
Is this realistic? I feel like their audiences are very similar and it'd be a success, as I've seen them promote similar screenings that have had less turn out.
And how do I do this? Is there a sample letter I can follow to send or simply try to call the promotions department? I want to be tactful and professional, yet I'm unaware of what I'm getting into and how to present my role, if I should at all.
Thanks for any advice. I can try to flesh this out if it's unclear what I'm asking.