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

Stop the FCC from Defunding PEG Channels & Community Media Centers like Marin TV

UPDATE August 2019
The FCC voted 3-2 (R-D) to approve the draft order 621 today. That was no surprise. The final order will be released in about a week - we'll know more then. Some interpretation of the order as it now stands:

1) FCC commissioner O’reilly pushed hard for PEG transport fees (use of fiber line between PEG and Cable operator) to be deducted from Franchise Fees (FF) - this may included in the final order. If so - CMCM could be charged for our connection to Comcast used to deliver the channels.

2) Values determined by cable companies for iNets and free cable drops will now be deducted from FF. This has no impact on CMCM since AT&T eliminated those public benefits 10 years ago when they passed the CA State Video Franchise (DIVCA). Note: Having decimated PEG in 21 states, AT&T has since ceased their rollout of U-Verse and now sells satellite TV service.

Free Orientation: Hallowed Be Thy Name October 7!

UPDATE: Due to scheduling conflicts, the October orientation will be held on Thursday, October 7, instead of the normal first Tuesday slot. Reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by registering at www.cmcm.tv/orientation. For more info, call (415) 721-0636.

Connect with your community! Create videos that will reach 70,000 households on Marin TV! Learn more at a free CMCM Orientation -- via Zoom -- Thursday, October 7 (7:00 - 8:30 PM).

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!

Expect Technical Difficulties - Nov. 15-18

Monday, Nov 14th. One of our DISH feeds froze this morning which disrupted our morning cablecasts of Democracy Now and Gay USA. We resumed at 10:15 with a delayed cablecast of DN! and it will repeat normally at other hours today. Things like this happen at the worst time - and we know many of you are following the news more closely this week than ever. We will continue to do our best to avoid future problems.

On that note - we have many equipment changes planned the rest of this week and there may be a few more hiccups as we move our channels over to the new equipment. We will do our best to minimize downtime! Please bear with us during this time.

CMCM CLOSED through May 31

The Bay Area-wide “Shelter in Place” order has been extended through May 31. In accordance with that mandate, CMCM will continue to be closed to members and the general public until at least that date.

CMCM studio reservations, equipment checkouts, workshops, and events are suspended until further notice. But since a large part of the work CMCM performs is Government services -- covering local meetings and operating the related government channels -- this work will continue since it is an essential part of public health and emergency communications between local governments and their constituents.

Programming will continue to be scheduled across all three channels, and you can submit programs to air on Marin TV electronically -- without having to leave home -- then tune into Channel 26 to see the results.

If you post your videos to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox - just send the link. If you want to upload files to our dropbox, just ask.

To submit programs, please fill out the form found at this URL: https://cmcm.tv/online

To contact staff, please use email only. Thank you!

General Center questions, Member Services: jill@marintv.org

CMCM to close at 3 PM on Friday, July 16

CMCM will be closed at 3 PM on Friday, July 16. We will be open again Saturday, July 17 during our regular hours 11 AM - 6 PM via appointment and/or reservations!

Free Virtual Orientation: October 5, 2022!

Connect with your community! Create videos that will reach 70,000 households on Marin TV! Learn more at a free CMCM Orientation -- via Zoom -- on the first week of each month (6:00 - 7:30 PM).

The next Orientation is on the calendar for Wednesday, October 5th!

Reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by registering at: https://www.marintv.org/orientation/

For more info, call (415) 721-0636 or email info@cmcm.tv.

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.

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