Screenvision Media and KAOS Connect Partner with Carolyn Jones Productions to Launch Ticket Sales for World Premier Theater Event on November 1st


New York, N.Y., Oct. 3rd, 2017 Defining Hope, a new documentary following eight patients with life-threatening illnesses and the nurses who care for them, will be released in select theaters nationwide for special screenings on November 1st, in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Theater information and tickets are available at www.hope.film.

This powerful documentary explores what makes life worth living and what to do for ourselves and our loved ones as we get closer to the end of life. It is about optimism and works to define what ‘quality of life’ really means. Through the stories of patients, families, nurses, and healthcare professionals, Defining Hope brings the conversation around quality end-of-life care to the forefront of our minds.

“We are honored to partner with KAOS Connect and Carolyn Jones Productions to bring Defining Hope and its important message to theaters,” said Bernadette McCabe, Senior Vice President of Business Strategy at Screenvision Media. “This documentary sparks a dynamic conversation that is important to have during these fragile times in life, despite the difficult subject.”

Defining Hope will give local communities the opportunity to connect and gain perspective with nurses and treatment professionals in an effort to help each other through life’s most challenging moments,” said Shelly Maxwell, Managing Partner at KAOS Connect.

“Carolyn Jones Productions is eager to bring this film to communities across the country. We’re grateful for the partnership with KAOS Connect and Screenvision Media: an extraordinary group of like-minded people who care deeply about content and getting the message out.” Carolyn Jones, Director and Executive Producer.

Defining Hope is produced by Carolyn Jones Productions, the same team that created The American Nurse Project, an award-winning photography book and documentary film celebrating nurses. Defining Hope is made possible through the generous support of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the American Nurses Foundation, Jeannie Patz Blaustein, The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and Walden University. Nurses will receive 1.25 free contact hours (CNEs) for watching the film and completing the evaluation.



Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision Media is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality movie going experience. The Screenvision Media cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,600 screens in 2,300+ theatre locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 6 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://screenvisionmedia.com/.


Headquartered in Denver, CO, KAOS Connect is the next step in the evolution of the event experience, making events more accessible and engaging both on–and beyond–the Big Screen. By transforming ordinary content into extraordinary experiences, KAOS connects people, organizations, brands and content worldwide.  Owned and operated by two seasoned media executives, Shelly Maxwell and Dan Diamond have been credited with the success of creating and building the world’s preeminent EVENT CINEMA business as they transformed movie theatres into places where communities could gather together to experience unique entertainment and infotainment, not just traditional films. For more information: http://www.kaosconnect.com.


Carolyn Jones Productions is best known for producing socially proactive documentary films and photography, using a variety of media tools to create projects that point our attention toward issues of global concern. From people “living positively” with AIDS, to women artisans supporting entire communities, and nurses on the frontlines of our healthcare system, Carolyn Jones Productions is devoted to celebrating invisible populations and breaking down barriers. Jones’ most widely acclaimed book publications include Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS and The American Nurse, which led to a feature documentary included in the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase. The company’s newest project, the documentary Defining Hope, is the culmination of a journey investigating how we can make better end-of-life choices. For more information, visit www.carolynjones.com and watch, “A Tribute to Nurses.” www.ted.com/talks/carolyn_jones_a_tribute_to_nurses.

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