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The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

Final Ghost Army Fundraising Push

Final Ghost Army Fundraising Push
Within the space of two short weeks, more than 75 supporters of The Ghost Army came to two events - in Lexington, Mass., and New York, N.Y. -  to view a final cut of the film. The enthusiastic crowds included  several Ghost Army veterans. They launched the final drive to bring the story of these remarkably creative G.I.s to a national audience on PBS in 2013.

The goal is to raise $60,000 in the next 60 days.

The film is complete, and PBS has selected it for prime-time national broadcast next year. (The airdate is expected to be in the spring or summer.) But the PBS commitment doesn't come with any additional funding, and money is needed cover music clearances, insurance, closed captioning, and the intensive outreach and PR campaigns needed to insure the PBS broadcast reaches the largest possible audience.

The fundraisers in Lexington and NYC have already brought in $25,000.

That means there is only $35,000 left to go.  

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To donate by check, make it it out to the Center for Independent Documentary, write “Ghost Army” on the memo line, and mail it to Rick Beyer, 34 Outlook Drive, Lexington, MA  02421. (All donations are tax-deductible.)

As part of the fundraising campaign, the search is also on for a corporate underwriter interested in donating at least $25,000 in return for underwriting announcements at the beginning and end of the film when it runs on PBS.  (It will run up to four times in three years.) This is a great opportunity for national exposure in association with a story that is about using creativity and imagination to save lives in a time of war.