Updates From the Saul Zaentz Charitable Trust

In the News


Last weekend, The New York Times published a compelling piece that reveals the real-world consequences of the nation’s child care crisis, which Democrats are attempting to improve.

You might’ve missed this impressive analysis from our partners at First Five Years Fund that examines a new Treasury Department report that highlights the market failures of America’s child care system, including a lack of investment:

The U.S. invests fewer public dollars in early childhood education and care relative to gross domestic product (GDP) than almost all developed countries – ranking 35th out of 37 countries tracked by OECD.


Upcoming Events


On November 2, our partners at The Hunt Institute are hosting a webinar that will examine the science behind long term effects of early childhood interventions. It’s an issue that’s been debated for decades, but there’s new information — including some we’ve shared through our work with the National Academy of Sciences — that clearly reveals the benefits of investing in quality early learning.

Later this month, the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation-produced documentary Tomorrow’s Hope will screen at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles alongside our new documentary short, Kaotic Drumline: Drumming With A DifferenceScreenings of both films will be paired with a special panel Q&A, organized by Heal One World. If you are in the Los Angeles area please consider attending, and share with your networks.




Earlier this year, Tomorrow’s Hope premiered during virtual live screenings that attracted thousands of viewers, and ignited a conversation about how investing in families is important in all communities. The film went on to be released theatrically, but is now available for free virtual and in-person community screenings. If you’re part of an organization that would like to screen the film, please be in touch and our outreach manager will help coordinate details.

Don’t forget that our 2020 film Starting At Zero: Reimagining Education in America now available for on-demand viewing is on a variety of streaming platforms, including Apple TV, Amazon Video and Google Play. If you’ve already watched the film, please share it with people in life and recommend they add it to their weekend watch list.

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