If you are going to be in LA in early June, this sounds very interesting:
- TV or NOT TV:
Discussions To Create A Mass Media Outlet For The Arts At (MOCA) The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Thursday, June 5, 2003 7:30 pm
The last panel "Can the Arts Be Mass Distributed? Worldwide? How?" will cover the following subject and discussion points:
Can we have a culture channel on TV?
* composed of art, animation, experimental docs and stories?
* from across the globe?
* programmed thematically vs. hourly?
* by a revolving international committee?
* run with a nonprofit/for profit financial structure?
* funded by subscribers, grants, underwriters, foreign sales?
* distributed internationally via satellite vs. cable or www?
* for a diverse art appreciating audience - who are they?
Guest speakers include:
* Jay Levin - Founder of LA Weekly and Planet Central TV, chair of Media Challenge!, president of Share with Other LA
* Kim Spencer - President, WorldLink TV
* Carmi Zlotnik - Executive VP, HBO, Creative Operation & New Business Development
* More tba
These panel discussions are free and open to the public. June 5th join us at MOCA - 250 South Grand Avenue in downtown LA (90012). Regarding the museum, please note: Admission is free every Thursday from 11:00am until 8:00pm. Street parking is free after 6:00pm. Visit their web site at www.moca.org or call MOCA at 213-626-6222. To reach LA Freewaves please visit their site at www.freewaves.org or call them at 323-664-1510.
These artists, scholars and media professionals' sophisticated dialogues are being recorded for future study and potential publication by an appropriate media outlet.
At the conclusion of the ninth and final LA Freewaves' panel discussion on Thursday, June 5, 2003, thirty-seven different speakers from the worlds of education, art, technology and media will have come together over the past 17 months to discuss, debate, explore and strategize the highly ambitious topic: Starting A Culture Channel on TV (!).