CMCM Updates

2015 Elections for the Board of Directors

Dear CMCM member,

We are writing to inform you about the Annual Member Board Elections and Annual Member Meeting of the Community Media Center of Marin. The member meeting will be held in the last week of October (tentatively Oct 29). Prior to the meeting, the annual board elections will take place via ballots for two available board ‘member elected’ positions. For those considering running for the board, the nomination/petition documents are attached and are also available at http://cmcm.tv/boardelections.

Announcing the Annual Member Board Elections and Annual member Meeting of the Community Media Center of Marin.
The 2015 member meeting will tentatively be held October 29th at CMCM. Prior to the meeting, the annual board elections will take place via ballots for one available board ‘member elected’ position. The nomination/petition documents are available at the link below.

We hope you participate in this year’s board elections and can attend the annual member meeting. Current CMCM members are invited to come hear updates and meet the newly member elected board members.

2015 Board Nomination Form

The SF Latino Film Festival in Marin

We are proud to bring the Latino Film Festival for a consecutive year to Marin. The Festival showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. It is a celebration of the latest work coming out of the 20+ countries with which we share a bond.

Join us along with our collaborators; ForWords, Canal Alliance, The Task Force on the Americas for free screenings at the Albert J. Boro Community Center.

LOST + LOVE + LOSS SHORTS
Wednesday, September 27 | 7pm

Croissant - USA / 2017 / Family / 11 mins / English
Rosario - Mexico / 2016 / Drama / 11 mins / Spanish
Estrella - USA / 2017 / Drama, Family / 11 mins / English
Black Wedding - Mexico / 2017 / Horror / 11 mins / English
Ode to Abuela - USA / 2017 / Drama / 10 mins / English
Pinata Love - USA / 2017 / Comedy, Youth / 6 mins / English

THE THIRD ROOT + EL TUCAN (Short Film)
Thursday, September 28 | 7pm

Marin TV Goes Black in Observance of April 16

You may have noticed the Marin TV channels were black this morning. We could make up all sorts of excuses and snarky explanations, but in reality we had a big UPS unit fail which took down most of our equipment for several hours. We have since bypassed power and are up and running again - our apologies for any inconvenience!

Marin TV - Master Control Updates

November 17, 2016 8:00 AM UPDATE

More work ahead! We brought the Community Channel 26 online last night and it is now playing out the regular program schedule. Still many tweaks to be done to encoder/scalers along the signal path to refine the image quality. We should have Channel 27/30 back to their normal schedules later today.

November 16, 2016 8:00 AM UPDATE

We worked late into the night but haven't yet brought the new system online. There will continue to be interruptions to the normal schedule throughout the day as we transfer files, test and configure the setup. Hopefully there will be a return to normal programming this evening. We appreciate your patience! Note: Live government meetings will play at their scheduled times and the Government Channel 27 remains on the same schedule as usual.

November 15, 2016 UPDATE

We are rolling over the Marin TV cable channels to new servers this afternoon. Expect some disruptions to the programming schedule as we do this. We hope to have things as close to normal as soon as possible. Tweaks and tests will continue throughout the week.

Thanks, Volunteers!

We are proud to conclude another successful run at the Marin County Fair! A heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteers who represented CMCM. Your time, energy, and support mean the world to us. Simply put -- we couldn't be the wonderful organization we are without members like YOU. We would also like to thank local artist Dickens 44 for lending his captivating "Selfie Hipsters" for our animated photobooth. His art stole the show and inspired children and adults alike!

We also owe a big shout out to John MacLeod, the executive director of XRlibraries (formerly VARLibraries), without whom we wouldn't have our prime location in the Exhibit Hall! Thank you for inviting us to share your space year after year.

Finally, thank you Marin! Your participation and enthusiasm make public media possible. We're so glad you stopped by. Hopefully, we'll be seeing some new faces around the center soon.

Pick-Up Bidding & CMCM Fundraiser

Paintings and sketches with "political overtones" by B. Emily Sykes.

Bid on paintings to support the continued success of our Media Center.

Closing Pick-up & Bidding Party: Friday, August 1
6:00-8:00 PM

Refreshments by Good Earth and volunteers.
Live music.

All sales benefit the Community Media Center of Marin.

"Honorable Mention" for Dick Jordan's "Cuba, Libre?"

Congratulations to CMCM member Dick Jordan, whose feature-length documentary "Cuba, Libre?" has been awarded an "Honorable Mention" from the SaMo Indie Fest film festival that will take place in Santa Monica, CA in November.

Exploring travel to Cuba by Americans from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day, "Cuba, Libre?" aired on MarinTV in January of this year and had a special screening at CMCM in February. The film was also shown at the Visual Radio Television Network Festival in Oakland in April, and the Sausalito and San Francisco public libraries as part of their respective film programs.

Kudos to Dick, who thanks Cynthia Abbott, Allen Bronstein, Gael Chandler, Marguerite Elliott and other CMCM members and guest instructors for providing critical feedback on the film during post-production.

Experience the Art of Dickens 44 at CMCM | EXTENDED through August!

Georgia Annwell Gallery

We will officially be extending Dickens 44's exhibit through August! You now have until August 31st to marvel at the works of Marin's legendary Glue Artist.

Dickens 44 works prolifically from a warehouse studio in Novato, CA. A key player in the Haight-Ashbury art scene, Bascom is still heavily influenced by the counterculture movement and isn’t shy to talk about his experience with Timothy Leary, Woodstock, and the Unknown Museum. In 1981, the artist left the country as a way to escape drug-abuse and a changing cultural landscape. He has since lived all over the globe in countries including Panama, Thailand, Brazil, and the Philippines.

Bascom plans to one day teach his form of “recycledelic fusion art” at children’s hospitals as a form of art therapy. He hopes the positive nature of his work will influence others to turn to creativity, “as an answer to boredom and confusion”.

Showing through:
August 31, 2018

Welcome Jill Lessard

Jill Lessard will be taking over as the Director of Operations at the Community Media Center of Marin. Current Director of Operations Jake Nicol will be leaving to pursue his master's degree in Journalism at Berkeley. After a 20-year career in Los Angeles as an award-winning network television publicist, Jill taught Multimedia Communications at her hometown high school and was nominated for 2011 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year. She earned her B.S. in Radio/TV/Film Production from Northwestern University and has master's degrees in Professional Writing and Spiritual Psychology.

Play Ball!

Presented by The Community Media Center of Marin’s Sports Broadcast Summer Camp. This unique program offers high school students professional training in television and digital media production.

Watch the San Rafael Pacifics Live on Marin TV -Education Channel 30

Pacifics vs Sonoma Stompers - Thursday, June 30 at 7 PM
Pacifics vs Vallejo Admirals - Tuesday, July 12 at 7 PM
Pacifics vs Vallejo Admirals - Thursday, July 14 at 7 PM
Pacifics vs Sonoma Stompers - Thursday, July 19 at 7 PM

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