Posts Tagged ‘pittsburgh’

Community Producers Meeting

March 23, 2010

If you produce a show on PCTV then you have probably heard that there have been and will continue to be some changes taking place in regard to programming. On March 29th you can learn about all of these updates, as well as what’s going on with:

Facilities and Equipment
Youth Programming
Training
the Organization
Financial Resources
the Website

Producers, please join us for a Community Producers Meeting this Monday, March 29th at 6:30pm in the PCTV Studio. PCTV Executive Director John Patterson will be discussing the future of PCTV and will also address any questions or concerns brought up at January’s Annual Open Meeting.

If you plan to attend, give us a call (412-322-7570) or send an e-mail (info@pctv21.org). Hope to see you there!

PSO’s Community Partners Concert – PCTV PROMO

March 3, 2010

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The Community Partners Program is an annual collaboration with 50 Pittsburgh area nonprofit organizations. In 2010, the PSO Community Partners Program will celebrate its seventh year of this innovative approach to fund-raising and community partnership. Through the Community Partners Program, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Builds mutually supportive relationships with fellow nonprofits in the Pittsburgh area Provides a low-cost fundraising event for multiple organizations/helps participating diverse Partner nonprofits raise money Expands visibility of Partner nonprofit organizations Brings new and diverse constituencies to Heinz Hall for a performance Offers a performance that features the PSO in concert with a diverse set of artists

Join Us for an Evening at Heinz Hall

March 1, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that Pittsburgh Community Television has become a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Community Partner! In the past, the Community Partners’ concert has showcased names such as Isaac Hayes and Chaka Khan.

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We ask you to join PCTV for this special event. This June, disco icon Gloria Gaynor (“I Will Survive”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”) will grace the stage with her presence and performance for the Community Partners’ concert. When you use our code to purchase tickets, all of the proceeds go directly to PCTV! What a great way to support community television and enjoy a night out at the same time!

Here are the important details:

Check out more information about this year’s PSO Community Partners event. For more information about the PSO Community Partners program, click here. Hope to see you there!

PJ’s for Haiti

February 4, 2010

In light of the recent tragic earthquake, it’s been amazing to see so many people from all different walks of life come together to help the people of Haiti as best they could. Community Producer Shirley Douglas and the girls from PJ Talk are also doing their part, and they ask you to join them in their endeavor.

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Shirley is asking for donations of baby and children’s sized pajamas (new or in good condition) to be given to Haitian kids who were victims of the earthquake. In the lobby of the Pittsburgh Community Television station there is a big green bin in which the pajamas may be dropped off. If you have any pajamas that you can donate, please come by to our building at 1300 Western Avenue in Pittsburgh.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 412-322-7570 or send an email (info@pctv21.org). Thank you in advance for your donation!

PCTV’s G-20 Footage

October 7, 2009

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What is the G-20?

G-20: How it Affected Pittsburgh

G-20: Impact on Pittsburgh

G-20 Demonstrations—Highlights

It’s Not Over Yet

September 1, 2009

A HUGE thank you to all of our supporters who were able to make it to the City-County Building for the public hearing!!

Over 90 people registered to speak in front of city council for the hearing that lasted about 4 1/2 hours. Even though a lot of those people had to leave before their names were called, PCTV had a strong presence in the room–about 70 of the registered speakers were PCTV supporters who shared stories about the impact of the station on the community, demanded more funding and resources, and stressed the importance of their 1st Amendment rights and a level playing field to express themselves. The battle, as they say, was certainly a victory for Pittsburgh Community Television but we have not yet won the war. City Council still has to vote yea or nay on the agreement within 30 days, though due to the city government’s preoccupation with the G-20, the vote could be cast as early as next week.

We still need your help in order to influence city council to vote AGAINST the current Verizon Franchise Agreement. We urge you to contact your city council representative and let them know that the provisions in the current agreement are inadequate to meet the needs of Pittsburgh Community Television for the next 10 years.

The turn-out and eloquence of yesterday certainly made an impact on some council members’ thoughts toward our station, but some will need more persuasion to even consider voting against this agreement. Click here (or here) for a list of the city council members and their contact information, and, as always, if you have any questions for PCTV you can reach us at 412-322-7570. The future of Pittsburgh Community Television is in your hands!

Related news articles:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Verizon tells City Council it will open center for FiOS customers
WDUQ: Public Hearing held in City on Verizon Cable Agreement

Pardon the Interruption

August 25, 2009

Your Support is Needed TODAY!

August 20, 2009

On August 31st, a public hearing regarding the Verizon Franchise Agreement will be taking place at the City of Pittsburgh’s City-County Building. That’s only about a week and a half away, and we need to let city council know how much support Pittsburgh Community Television has in this city. In the tentative franchise agreement with Verizon there are provisions for public access television that are INADEQUATE to serve the needs of PCTV for the next 10 years. I set up a page on the blog called “Verizon Franchise Agreement Guide” that includes comparison charts, talking points, and ways you can impact the outcome of the upcoming franchise agreement. If you have any other questions about aspects of the franchise not included on that page, give us a call at 412-322-7570 or send me an e-mail (christie@pctv21.org).

Want to let city council know that the current franchise agreement is unsatisfactory? Give your city council member a call or send them an e-mail TODAY. Let them know how important Pittsburgh Community Television is to you and your community. Also, attend and register to speak at the August 31st (1:00pm) public hearing. We need your support! The future of Pittsburgh Community Television depends on it.

48 Hour Film Project Screenings

August 12, 2009

The crazy 48 Hour Film Project weekend is over, and now the participants (who have hopefully caught up at least a little on their sleep by now) are ready to show off their work. PCTV community producer Paige Berry (Script to Screen) is a member of the Carnegie Screenwriters team, and their work will be screened this evening! The films will be shown in groups tonight and tomorrow evening. The schedule is below the poster of the Carnegie Screenwriters’ film–everything will take place at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater (5941 Penn Avenue in East Liberty) and tickets are $8 at the door.

The Debt

Group A: Wednesday, August 12, 7:00pm
Carnegie Screenwriters (!)
Kickshaw Von Bon
Return of Cochese
Day Man
Team Tape
DSP Films
lot25
Hustlebot
Code Brown Productions
Allegheny Auteurs

Group B: Wednesday, August 12, 9:30pm
Orchard Place Productions
Challenge Productions
Todd Vilsack
Team 47
Team Yinzers
Virtue & Vice
DuBois Business College
DROP SHADOW
Team Homegrown
Dangerwood Pictures

Group C: Thursday, August 13, 7:00pm

Corkwood
Zeno Films
Team Awsome
Everything But the Name
Wrecking Crew Media
Galaxy454
Rising Phoenix Productions
Creative Conjuring
Nine Nine Productions
TK Knockout
The C-47s

Pittsburgh Film News and Opportunities (Aug 3)

August 3, 2009

Here’s a list of news and event updates related to Pittsburgh area film/video production: