GTBP Philosophy



Founded by entertainment industry professionals, educators and digital entrepreneurs. Get The Big Picture is an education program that supports learning and cultural engagement in youth through the power of movies. We champion media literacy and its ability to promote inquiry through storytelling and inspire creativity. Our goal is to develop audiences both in and out of schools to think critically and ultimately build a community that is confident, connected, empathetic, and excited about learning.



Our curriculum can be adapted to strengthen a broad range of subjects including English, Social Studies, Science, Math, and topics included in Career and Technical Education programs. Our 50-minute lessons are modeled after Project Based and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and include aspects of film education- from audio and video production and storytelling in all its forms. Each lesson incorporates socially relevant movies and promotes visual literacy by fostering thoughtful discussion through fun activities and projects. The lessons are connected to the Common Core and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards.  


We value empowerment and empathy and are passionate about the role that education plays with entertainment. We believe that everyone’s story is rooted in a shared experience that breaks through stigma and social barriers. By exposing diverse audiences to familiar characters and relatable narratives, the opportunities for critical-thinking and compassion for others are strengthened.

Our Impact  

Get The Big Picture is designed to encourage students and communities to make connections between movies and life experiences. Our success is evident through excitement for learning through our program. Through partnerships with educators, school administrators and cultural organizations, we are creating opportunities for youth to become more informed about the world around them while creating meaningful content.

Emotional intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn.”


J. Freedman


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