Do You Want to Create an Inclusive Culture 
within Your Organization?

The Because of Sam Educational Program is ideal for teaching your workforce about empathy 
and the importance of inclusion in the workplace.

Suzanne McCormick, US President, United Way Worldwide said after watching Because of Sam, 
“I loved it! So uplifting! Truly inspiring!” 

Because of Sam is a 50-minute documentary film about PDQ Team Member Sam Piazza, who was born with Down syndrome. The movie made its TV debut on PBS WEDU and won the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Urban Excellence People’s Choice Award when it sold out
the Tampa Theatre at its premiere.

Hear What People Are Saying...

Bob Basham, Co-founder of PDQ with Because of Sam Star, Sam Piazza
PDQ Co-Founder Bob Basham with 
PDQ Team Member Sam Piazza at Tampa Theatre

Bob Basham, PDQ Co-Founder

“To other employers, I would say, look at Sam, and look at what he has meant to our company.

Nick Reader, PDQ CEO and Co-Founder

Sam is a wonderful young man who is an amazing representative of our brand...”

Andi Allen, State Director, 
Best Buddies, Florida

“Congrats to Sam and the team behind this incredible movie that will remind people how capable we ALL are!
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The Program includes the inspirational and informative 50-Minute Documentary Film, Because of Sam, Educational Study Guide, and Participant Evaluation.
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Because of Sam Educational Study Guide
ORGANIZATIONAL USE LICENSING PRICING: 
Non-profit rate - $497 | For-profit rate - $997 + tax
ORGANIZATIONAL USE LICENSING PRICING: 
Non-profit rate - $497
For-profit rate - $997 + tax
Pricing is for one physical location. For multi-location licensing, please contact 
Renee Warmack at Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com or (813) 610-3132.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
  • The Because of Sam 50-Minute DVD or USB format for Educational Use
  • Educational Study Guide with:
  • Discussion Questions​
  • ​Activities
  • Participant Evaluations

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If you need more information, please contact Filmmaker Renee Warmack at support@WatchBecauseofSam.com 
or call (813) 610-3132

The Program provides an inspirational and informative movie experience, with discussion topics and activities that 
make learning enjoyable and memorable...

The Program Benefits Your Organization by:

Increasing Staff Satisfaction

Fostering an organizational culture of empathy, understanding, and acceptance of people who have disabilities leads to better employee relations and workplace satisfaction.

Increasing Workforce Inclusion

Teaching your workforce about empathy and the importance of engaging people who have disabilities creates an inviting, inclusive organization.

Increasing Organizational Efficiency

Educating your workforce about people who have disabilities, and their ABILITIES, fosters a culture that promotes inclusion and better team unity, which leads to a more efficient use of your human resources.

Enhancing Organization’s Brand

An empathetic and inclusive culture demonstrates that your organization is a caring, socially conscious workplace. Your employees become natural, positive brand ambassadors at work and in their daily lives.
  • Purchase of a DVD or USB license constitutes a lease for the life of the documentary.
  • The documentary is to be used by the Licensee for the sole purpose of educating its employees.
  • The license is for in-person screenings of the documentary at one specific location of the licensing organization. Use regarding additional locations, branches or chapters, or any virtual streaming or fundraisers require additional licenses. Please contact Renee Warmack at (813) 610-3132 or Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com for additional licensing.
  • ​PROHIBITED USE: Showing the movie online, via Zoom or intranet/social media/virtual streaming, on television, at a theatre or outdoor cinema or to the public. Please contact Renee Warmack at 813-610-3132 or Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com for additional licensing.
  • PROHIBITED USE: Selling tickets or using the documentary as a fundraiser. Please contact Renee Warmack at 813-610-3132 or Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com for additional licensing.
  • PROHIBITED USE: Copying, editing, modifying, sharing, renting or sub-licensing in any way; or submitting it to a credentialing body for consideration as continuing education credit or to any entity for any purpose, Please contact Renee Warmack at 813-610-3132 or Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com for additional licensing.
Why do I need to purchase an Organizational Use License?
Because of Sam is intellectual property that is owned and copyrighted by Filmmaker Renee Warmack, through Because of Sam The Movie, LLC. The License Agreement protects the movie from unauthorized use. 
Where is my money going?
Because of Sam is a labor of love, created through a grassroots fundraising campaign. Proceeds from sales go to production costs, creation of educational content and outreach efforts to touch more lives. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to organizations that support people with Down syndrome. 
Thank you very much for your cooperation and support of independent filmmaking.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or call (813) 610-3132 with any questions.
"Because of Sam transforms how the world 
views people with disabilities..."
Renee Warmack, Filmmaker
Because of Sam transforms how the world views people with disabilities and inspires everyone to pursue their dreams. I'm honored to have made the movie and look forward helping your organization become more inclusive with the Because of Sam Educational Program.”
"If you have passion, you can do great things..."
Sam Piazza, Star
“If you have passion, you can do great things. Look at all that I have done... you can do the same!”
Sam and Kelley Parris
Because of Sam Star, Sam Piazza and Filmmaker, 
Renee Warmack, MPA at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County for an In-person training.
Sam and Kelley Parris
Because of Sam Star, Sam Piazza 
and Filmmaker, Renee Warmack, MPA at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County for an In-person training.
"Because of Sam transforms how the world 
views people with disabilities..."
Renee Warmack, Filmmaker
Because of Sam transforms how the world views people with disabilities and inspires everyone to pursue their dreams. I'm honored to have made the movie and look forward helping your organization become more inclusive with the Because of Sam Educational Program.”
"If you have passion, you can do great things..."
Sam Piazza, Star
“If you have passion, you can do great things. Look at all that I have done... you can do the same!”
Because of Sam 4-Minute Trailer
Please watch the 4-minute Because of Sam movie trailer for highlights of the 50-minute documentary film.
"Because of Sam... Can Change Lives and Families Forever"
Kelley Parris, Executive Director, Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida
“I applaud Renee and Sam for their determination to bring this story forward for the greater good. Because of Sam is not only a beautiful story but one that can change lives and families forever.”
Sam and Kelley Parris
Sam and Kelley Parris
"Because of Sam... Can Change Lives and Families Forever"
Kelley Parris, Executive Director, Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida
“I applaud Renee and Sam for their determination to bring this story forward for the greater good. Because of Sam is not only a beautiful story but one that can change lives and families forever.”
Because of Sam star, Sam Piazza and  WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil from the movie.
Because of Sam Star, Sam Piazza and Thaddeus Bullard 
a.k.a. WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil from the movie.

WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil said after watching 
Because of Sam
“Be prepared to be wowed... because it's something very special and something much needed, especially in the world today.”

Questions You May Have About the Because of Sam Organizational Use License

Why do I need to purchase an Organizational Use License?

Because of Sam is intellectual property that is owned and copyrighted by independent Filmmaker Renee Warmack, through Because of Sam The Movie, LLC. The License Agreement protects the movie from unauthorized use. 

Where is my money going?

Because of Sam is a labor of love, created through a grassroots fundraising campaign. Proceeds from sales cover production costs, creation of educational content and outreach efforts to touch more lives. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to organizations that support people with Down syndrome

In what format does the Organizational License come?

DVD or USB format.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept credit cards or company checks. To pay by check or purchase order, please contact Renee Warmack at (813) 610-3132. (Please note: Checks are to be made payable to Because of Sam The Movie, LLC.)

How much does a limited use Organizational License cost?

The Because of Sam Organizational Use License fee, which includes the Educational Study Guide for a single location is: $497 for a non-profit organization and $997 + tax for a for-profit organization (includes FREE shipping in the U.S.). Please contact Filmmaker Renee Warmack at Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com or (813) 610-3132 if you would like to learn about custom pricing for multiple locations, fundraising events, or virtual streaming opportunities.

Is an Organizational, 
Enterprise-wide License available?

Yes, custom pricing can be accommodated for advanced licensing. Contact Filmmaker Renee Warmack at Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com or (813) 610-3132 to discuss these options.

May I sell tickets to a screening, show the movie publicly, or use the movie as a fundraiser?

Unless expressly outlined in a customized license agreement, these activities are not permitted. Contact Filmmaker Renee Warmack at Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com or (813) 610-3132 to discuss these options.

May I share or stream the movie on social media?

No.

How long is the movie?

Because of Sam is a 50-minute independent documentary film. Be sure to watch the full 50 minutes to catch the inspirational ending.

How do I obtain the Because of Sam Educational Study Guide?

The Educational Study Guide will be shipped to you (along with the movie) as a hard copy and you will also be provided a password-protected downloadable link. The Educational Study Guide may be copied for your participants.

Who may I contact if I still have questions after reviewing these FAQs?

Please contact Filmmaker Renee Warmack at Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com 
or (813) 610-3132.
DVD Movie License and Educational Study Guide
Sam Piazza and Renee Warmack
Bring Because of Sam Star, Sam Piazza and Filmmaker, Renee Warmack to your organization.