(a) First step: formation of local Catholic Film Societies affiliated to the present Catholic Film Sociefy, working in co-operation with the hierarchy, parish clergy, Old Boys' Associations, etc. The object being to create a body of educated persons, understanding the cinema and able to provide specialised workers for serious film production, and to propogate the ideals of the movement.
(b) The duty of the members would be to join a local amateur film society in order to learn the rudiments of fiilm making and to become instructed critics.
(c) The members could have monthly meetings, when a qualified Catholic lecturer might address them on APOLOGETICS AND PUBLICITY.
(6) No entrance fee, but every member should undertake to give a small sum for every meeting he missed attending, except when due to ill-health, so that personal service would count equally with cash payments.
(e) All monies collected from members and non-members, except that needed for running expenses, to be forwarded to a centre production fund, which would finance a film producing company.
(f) The documentaries made by the members could be used for teaching purposes.
(g) The central governing body of the Society, having control of the fund, could consist of 21 members—one a representative appointed by the Cardinal, ten members elected by the Society, and ten laymen who would guarantee to invest £2,000 each in a non-profit making film company. Donors of less sums would have proportional voting rights.
(h) This company need not have a Catholic title—but should earn a reputation on its merits.
(i) For the first film—a trained scenarist, director, cameraman, and sound specialist should be engaged.
(1 The best of the amateurs could be chosen to act as assistants, and should receive proper pay.
(k) The fund should stand at £15,000 before production started.
(I) If the revenue from the first six films produced a nett profit of say £40,000, donors could receive their original donations, if they so wished, or a fixed interest not exceeding 4 per cent.
(m) If ten laymen cannot be found who would subscribe £2,000 each as directors, they might be replaced by representatives of religious orders willing to back the venture, or alternatively donors of smaller sums could have voting rights as shareholders.
(n) A Catholic writer of distinction should be in charge of the story section, and the scenarist could work with him.