31 year-old Minneapolis Television Network Announces Move to Thorp Building in NE Minneapolis
Opening new studio complex in April, 2015
Minneapolis, MN, December 18, 2014– The Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) has announced that it will be moving its studio-office complex to the Thorp Building, located at 1620 Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis’s central business corridor and managed by Bohm Commercial Real Estate. “As a creative media organization with a long history of serving the various communities of the city of Minneapolis,” said MTN’s executive director Michael Fallon. “We are excited to be moving to the vibrant ‘Nordeast’ neighborhood. The area has long been known both for its strong community spirit and for its creative and artistic assets, including studio complexes, bookstores, galleries, theaters, and so much more. We expect to fit right in with our surroundings and to become an essential part of Nordeast’s creative and expressive life.”
MTN’s overall mission is to empower diverse Minneapolis residents seeking to connect to the larger community through the media. Through the years, its studios have been the launching pad for such talents at Fancy Ray McCloney, the folks at Mpls.TV, Viva and Jerry Beck (of Viva and Jerry’s Country Music Videos), Mary Hanson (of the Mary Hanson Show), Ian Rands (of Drinking with Ian), a host of Somali TV producers, and many more. Set to open by April, 2015, MTN’s new studio center will feature two fully-equipped television studios (with cameras, lights, a green-screen, and so on), a special “Youtube” set up for quick studio productions, video editing suites, equipment rental room, a multipurpose classroom space, staff offices, and a generous public gathering space. Amid the various artists, arts organizations, and independent businesses located in the Thorp Building, MTN’s new Nordeast studios will be a go-to spot for all sorts of gatherings, events, and productions.
To support its move to its new studios, MTN will be conducting a diverse fundraising campaign that includes a massive Twelve-Hour Telethon Celebration, a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” party at the 612 Brewery, and much more. You can support MTN by becoming a member, making a donation, or getting involved in our fundraising events as a volunteer, performer/contributor, or donor (email email@example.com for information).
Stay tuned to this page for updates, speak peeks, and other information during the construction process. More details will be announced soon at mtn.org.
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