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FREE Media Classes! Register Here!

The Media Center is approaching our eighth anniversary and we're celebrating by inviting you to the center for free classes and lectures in media production. Beginning May 18, CMCM will host a series of master classes on media-related topics by experts in their field. These two-hour Wednesday night sessions will feature Academy Award-winning director John Korty, as well as specialists in storyboarding, music, smartphones, interviewing, and audio. Details and RSVP page here: http://cmcm.tv/asktheexperts, limited seating, register today!

Support CMCM! Watch Women's Soccer!

June 5, 2015, 6:30pm @ Redwood High School
Support CMCM and get great entertainment at the same time!

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's How to Get It Back

Net Neutrality has been the elephant in the regulatory room for over 10 years and our representatives have still failed to notice it. This lack of adequate protection has resulted in the court ruling today - the worst of all scenarios. Free Press has a petition/letter campaign launched - if this issue concerns you - take action here.

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's How to Get It Back
Craig Aaron, January 14, 2014

This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post.

Three judges in D.C. just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn't have to be.

The big news: A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order. This decision means that companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — which brought the lawsuit — are now free to block or slow down any website, application or service they like.

Screening of "Veracruz: The Forgotten Grave"

What is happening in the state of Veracruz, Mexico?

“Veracruz: The Forgotten Grave” documents the abuse, kidnapping and murder of students, teachers and activists. This piece produced by Rompeviento TV traces the complicity of the state government with organized crime to perpetrate this terror.

Monday, September 14 - 7PM
Big Roxie - 3117 16 St. San Francisco

Thursday, September 17 - 6PM
UC Berkeley, 5125 Dwinelle

¿Qué sucede en el estado de Veracruz?

Veracruz: La Fosa Olvidada documenta el abuso, secuestro y muerte de estudiantes, maestros y activistas. Este reportaje especial producido po Rompimiento TV traza las complicidades del gobierno del estado con el crimen
organizado para perpetrar el terror en el que se vive en Veracruz.

Lunes, Septiembre 14 - 7PM
Big Roxie - 3117 16 St. San Francisco

Jueves, Septiembre 17 - 6PM
UC Berkeley, 5125 Dwinelle

Producer Spotlight

Your Name:
Matthew Amis

How long have you been a member of CMCM?
Since 2009

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:
Bay Area Beat TV

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:
Every independent artist in the SF Bay Area needs the opportunity to be showcased.

Where were you born?
San Francisco

Where were you raised?
San Francisco’s Mission District for 15 years and San Rafael’s Canal District for 15 years.

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?
Marin ROP: Radio Production and Radio Management
College of Marin: Journalism and Health Sciences

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession?

San Rafael PD K9 Fundraiser

The Community Media Center of Marin partnered with the San Rafael Police Department's K9 Association to create the following short promo for their fundraiser event on September 28th at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. You can catch the promo here:

http://youtu.be/D_ObWez7OmI

The San Rafael Police Department had a very successful K9 program for over 20 years, but was eliminated in 2003 due to budget constraints. The men and women of SRPD have formed the K9 Association in an effort to rebuild the program solely through fundraising. Contributions from the community and the San Rafael Police K9 Association funded the purchase of two German Shepherds – Ares and Faro. All proceeds from this event will go to the care, training and maintenance of the K9s. The tickets and donations for this event are tax deductable.

Book Presentation of "Los Narcos Gringos"

The new research of Mexican journalist J. Jesus Esquivel crosses the border between Mexico and the United States, one of the largest and most complex in the world. While on one side there is blood and violence, on the other reign logistics, racial prejudice and voracious ambition of consumers; all wrapped in a blanket of corruption.

Mexican writer and journalist , J. Jesus Esquivel has been a US correspondent for the magazine Proceso. He is an expert in American politics and has published books like The DEA in Mexico. Accredited to the White House, the US Congress and the United States Department of State. He has worked as a political analyst for several radio and television networks such as National Public Radio, CNN , Univision , Al Jazeera , Telesur of Venezuela and Colombia RCN.

Thursday, October 22 @7PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
2868 Mission St, San Francisco

Patricia Hartigan

How long have you been a member of CMCM?

I first joined CMCM as a Producer back in the ‘90s, and became too busy to be active. I renewed membership in 2010 and became re-certified on the “new” digital cameras/new production studio.

The Title of Your Marin TV Series:

“Land Water and Sky”: Paint-along with Bernie Healey

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:

Marin artist Bernie Healey demonstrates how to create beautiful acrylic landscape painting using a paint-along step-by-step process.

Where were you born?

Boston, MA

Where were you raised?

Boston MA and suburb Billerica MA

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major?

Catherine Laboure College of Nursing; Boston College; RN/NursingLincoln University Law School SF (Law)

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession?

RN/attorney; Hypnotherapist/energy healer

What inspired you to produce your own TV series?

I had a dream to video my art teacher, Bernie Healey, painting his acrylic art landscape demonstrations and create a series.

What is your favorite part of TV production?

Marin TV Producers: Submit Your Work for the 2014 Hometown Media Awards!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has issued its call for entries for the Hometown Media Awards. The submission deadline is Wednesday, April 30th — just over two weeks away.

The Hometown Media Awards honor and promote programs created for our local community television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way.

This year’s Hometown Media Awards will be presented at a dinner celebration on Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. The Hometown Celebration is held during the Alliance’s annual conference which is attended by community media professionals, producers and advocates.

All of us at CMCM have been very impressed with the programs seen on Marin TV over past year - take this opportunity to show your work on a national stage! To submit your work, click here. Good luck to all!

Santa Rosa council says media center too important to lose

Finding that the voice that the Community Media Center of the North Bay gives to the public is too important to risk losing, the Santa Rosa council on Tuesday rejected a plan to cut off its funding.

Instead, the City Council wants its staff to bring back a recommendation in a month on how the media center and the public access it provides might survive.

But is was also clear that the council didn't want the city of Santa Rosa, which provides more than 80 percent of the media center's funding, to continue to shoulder the load alone.

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