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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!

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.

Hooked on Marin - Trains: Past, Present & Future

UPDATE: This video is available to Watch Now

Join host Terry McGovern as this Hooked on Marin speaker event explores the county's railroading past. Marin historian Richard Torney takes a trip down memory 'track.' Then find out about the latest developments of the SMART system and what the future holds down the line.

Trains in Marin: Past and Future
7pm, Wednesday, Dec 4
Corte Madera Community Center

The Hooked on Marin speaker series 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 talks.

http://www.hookedonmarin.com/

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.

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.

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!

Marin TV Producers: Submit Your Work for the 2013 Hometown Media Awards!

All you talented creators of Marin TV programming, listen up! The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has issued its call for entries for the Hometown Media Awards. The submission deadline is Thursday, February 28—just two weeks away.

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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