Movin' On Up Telethon at MTN
To support its move to its new studios in Northeast Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) will be presenting, starting on February 13 at 2 pm, a Movin’ On Up Telethon. This unprecedented, twenty four-hour, Minneapolis-focused live TV and WEBCAST celebration is designed, first and foremost, to highlight the various producers, artists, entertainers, and community activists who have made, and will continue to make, television programming and creative media to air on MTN’s three Comcast Cable channels in Minneapolis (Channel 16: Connect, Channel 17: Create, and Channel 75: Inspire).
The “Movin’ On Up” Telethon will also offer multiple opportunities for viewers and community members to support the future of community media in Minneapolis through donations and pledges, sponsorships, a live on-air auction of donated goods and services, and much more. For anyone curious about how community media gets made, the Telethon will also include a free-rangin’ music and entertainment event, live at MTN’s Studio A starting at 9 pm on Friday night and lasting well into Saturday morning. (For more details, please see our Eventbrite page at http://bit.ly/1yhjnZp.)
Appearing at this event will be a wide range of music acts, MTN entertainment legends Ian Rans the reemergence of the famed “Freaky Deaky Show,” Alexei Moon Casselle of “Kill the Vultures,” Downrange Telemetrics and much more. “We are getting together a host of local talent—great musicians, quirky artists, edgy performers—all for the purpose of celebrating what is, and has long been, great about MTN,” said MTN’s Marketing and Outreach Manager, Paige Tighe. “And don’t discount the fact that there’s going to be a lot of really great auction items, like prints from Mike Davis and Burlesque North America, CDs and T-Shirts from Mark Mallman, tickets from Patrick’s Cabaret, and on and on. It’s going to be a lot of gritty, homespun, Minneapolis-based fun.”
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 Minneapolis-based talents as Fancy Ray McCloney, the folks at Mpls.TV, Viva and Jerry Beck (of Viva and Jerry’s Country Music Videos), Rich Kronfeld (of Let’s Bowl and The Choo Choo Bob Show), “Mary Hanson (of the Mary Hanson Show), Ian Rans (of Drinking with Ian), a host of Somali TV producers, and many others. With its grand reopening planned for April 2015, MTN’s new studio center will feature two fully-equipped, community-focused television studios (with cameras, lights, a green-screen, and so on), a special “Youtube” set up for quick-and-dirty studio productions, accessible video editing suites, affordable equipment rental, a multipurpose classroom space, staff offices, and a generous public gathering space—all in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis
Keep tuned to this website for more information and for opportunities to give and be involved! Contact Paige if you would like to volunteer time for the Telethon or stay up to date on Volunteer Sign Up with this facebook invite https://www.facebook.com/events/347274798790107/
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.