MTN Producer's Council Start Up Meeting on January 24
MTN is setting up a Producer's Council to give voice to MTN's member-producers in determining the future of MTN.
Please attend a meeting on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 pm at MTN to help form this group, and to give feedback on changes that MTN is making to its channels, branding, and membership structure.
For the second year in a row, MTN faces a massive budget cut.
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MTN Announces Search for a New Executive Director
On Thursday, January 12th, the MTN Board of Directors took the first step in the search to find a new Executive Director. At the monthly Board meeting, it was announced that the employment of current Executive Director Pam Colby would be extended through the end of March 2012, and that during the first quarter of this year, MTN would be engaging in a nationwide search to find the organization's next Executive Director. This comes as the latest in a series of changes aimed at revitalizing the organization and refocusing its efforts.
Current Executive Director Pam Colby has been involved with MTN since the Network's founding in 1983, beginning as the mobile production van operator, and serving as Executive Director for the past fourteen years. In addition to her work at MTN, over the years Colby has also produced her own documentaries and films, including Wellstone! and most recently, Fertile Ashes, which is currently in post-production. When asked for her comment on the announcement, Colby stated, "I have enjoyed my years at MTN very much, it is the people that make MTN special and I have been very blessed to have had the opportunity to meet some truly amazing people.”
Chairman of the Board Peter Larsen is hopeful that the transition will provide an opportunity for growth and a new vision for MTN. "Pam has been instrumental in establishing MTN's place as one of the leading community media centers in the country. There's no doubt that her presence here has lent stability to the Network, and we'll be sad to see her go", said Larsen. "But at the same time, this gives us the chance to find someone with new ideas and a new vision for the Network who can lead the organization in different, innovative directions. I am confident that this change in leadership will renew the vitality of the organization."
The Minneapolis Television Network was established as the community cable access network for the City of Minneapolis in 1983, and today broadcasts three channels full time of public access, spiritual, and community programming. MTN is a non-profit organization and is governed by a nine member Board of Directors.
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Mayor Rybak has proposed a $250,000 cut to the Minneapolis Television Network’s budget for 2012. Read more.
MTN Members and supporters speak out against the mayor's proposed $250,000 cut in MTN's funding.
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At its February 10 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) appointed a new slate of officers to serve for the year. The officers elected were Peter Larsen, Barbara Nei, Kevin Jenkins and Kevinn Tam.
Peter Larsen (Chair) is a full-time college student in Minneapolis and is also involved with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's regional work at the Minneapolis Area Synod. He is a big supporter of MTN's mission and first amendment rights, and he looks forward to serving MTN and the City of Minneapolis in his new role as Chairman.
Barbra Nei (Vice Chair) has worked in the edit suites of MTN for some time, producing public and gallery interdisciplinary works that have been exhibited both regionally and and nationally. She is co-owner of the Zumbro Cafe in Linden Hills and is on the faculty of the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul.
Kevin Jenkins (Secretary), a member of MTN since 1988, is an experienced camera operator, editor and director. Kevin is the producer of the Greater Friendship Baptist Church's Gospel Show. Kevin also is an educator working with adults with disabilities.
Kevinn Tam (Treasurer) is a licensed Realtor with Edina Realty, and is based in South Minneapolis. He has audio production experience, and is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences--"The Grammys." Having worked in sales and marketing for over 30 years, he looks forward to helping broaden the reach and recognition of MTN while maintaining its diversity and mission as an outlet for free speech.
The MTN Board of Directors is made up of volunteer citizens who care about community television. MTN board members serve four year terms and are appointed by the Minneapolis City Council and the Mayor.
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