Community Media News

Bay Area Journalist & Filmmaker Saul Landau Dies

Marin TV mourns the loss of Saul Landau, one of the country's most important and influential documentary makers. Saul's work inspired generations of young filmmakers to explore documentary production in the pursuit of truth and justice, his spirit and guidance will be greatly missed. We have been fortunate to feature Saul's work on the channels in the past and he personally screened two of his works to the community in San Rafael in recent months. Our sincere condolences to his wife and family for their loss.



Journalist & Filmmaker Saul Landau, 77, Dies; Chronicled Cuban Revolution For Decades
source: Democracy Now!

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.

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.

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.

Producer Spotlight

How long have you been a member of CMCM? 4 1/2 years

The Title of Your Marin TV Series: Cheese Theatre

In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series: We host old movies on Saturday nights. We air all genres of films. This is not a creature feature, though we do air monster movies now and then.

Where were you born and raised? Peoria, IL

If you attended college ... What was the name of the school? What was your major? University of Illinois.
Bachelor and Master of Architecture.

What is/was your occupation? How long have you been in this profession? Architect, when and if I can find work.
I graduated in 1981, came to the Bay Area directly, started my first job.

What inspired you to produce your own TV series? I was unemployed, staying up late on Saturday nights watching the creature features, including Saturday Fright Special on Marin TV. After some months I actually read the announcements, found out how cheap membership was, and attended an orientation.

What is your favorite part of TV production? I pretty much love it all.

Hooked on Marin Speaker Series: Native Peoples

UPDATE: This event is now available on the Marin TV On-Demand site - click here to watch.

Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm, Hooked on Marin presents "Discovering California Native Peoples: The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM)" at the Drake Little Theater, Tamalpais Union School District.

Hooked on Marin is a community based partnership comprised of Marin county public service agencies and educational districts collaborating to foster social, educational, and cultural enrichment opportunities in Marin. Video coverage is provided by the Drake High School Communications Academy in a partnership between CMCM and the Intel Computer Clubhouse. CMCM trained four separate multi-camera production teams to cover each of the upcoming four talks.

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