NAMAC News and Announcements
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NAMAC is thrilled to announce a partnership with Shutterstock that aims to promote creative production among our large network of members and affiliate members. Through this partnership, all NAMAC Members -- Student, Independent Professional, and Affiliates -- receive a 15% discount on standard licenses for Shutterstock images and footage. This offer is availalbe between May 2013 and December 1, 2013.
NAMAC is partnering with Youth Media Scholar Kathleen Tyner of The University of Texas at Austin, to conduct a new study of youth media organizations in the United States. We invite every youth media organization or group -- whether you stand as an independent organization or are part of the programming of a larger organization -- to lend your insights to this data collection. We would be grateful if you could devote 20 minutes of your time to completing this straightforward questionnaire about your organization’s mission, services, constituencies, and capacity. Please click here to access the survey, and as always thank you for your time.
The National Conference for Media Reform is the nation's largest conference focused on media, technology and democracy (and the most affordable!). This year's event features an entire track devoted to Culture, Creators and Media Makers and features discussions on everything from pop culture to storytelling to discussions about what public policies we need to bolster (not hinder) creators. The Conference will feature keynote speakers Amy Goodman, Andrea Quijada, Eli Pariser, and many more! Learn how to redeem your discount and join the conversation here.
March 1, 2013 -- Emerging from the 2012 NAMAC conference panel, ‘Youth Media Networks: How We’re Connected,” a group of youth media educators, program administrators and invested stakeholders made a shared committment to keep the conversation going and growing.
Recognizing the diversity of practices, approaches and experiences of those in our field, the group sees this moment as an opportunity to strengthen the youth media sector by creating stronger connections among the field.
Many thanks to everyone who applied to our 2013 round of Capacity Building Support. This was our inaugural Catchafire partnership, so we are especially proud of all the organizations who braved the new terrain and sought out this resource. While we wish we could offer support to every excellent organization that applied, we are heartened to know more about what our Members needs are so that we can design programming that effectively addresses some of those needs.
Last week, New York Federal Magistrate Ronald L. Ellis, sided with the independent filmmaking community when he ruled that filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon were not required to turn their outtakes from their film The Central Park Five over to the City of New York.
At stake in the case was the ability for documentary filmmakers to claim Journalist Privilege, the ability for journalist to not be forced to testifying about confidential information or sources.
NAMAC, along with our member organizations the International Documentary Association, Kartemquin Films, and Independent Feature Project - Minnesota, joined with a group of prominent independent filmmakers to sign onto an amicus brief written and filed by Michael C. Donaldson and Andrew Cielli in support of the filmmakers.
Interacting with Transmedia
A Live Google Hangout Hosted by
NAMAC and The Daily Dot
Thursday, February 21st
at 12 PM PST/ 3 PM EST
Watch Along Here! And Join Us on Twitter via hashtag #InterActs
We hear a lot about creative placemaking these days. In fact, one of the most lively conversations at the NAMAC 2012 Conference happened to take place during our morning plenary on Creative Placemaking.
NAMAC is pleased to announce a partnership with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), a national membership organization dedicated to media literacy as a basic life skill for the 21st century. The NAMLE mission is to expand and improve the practice of media literacy education in the United States.In celebration of this important collaboration, NAMAC Members will receive a 10% discount on individual and organizational membership to NAMLE. This offer does not extend to lifetime memberships in NAMLE.
NAMAC is delighted to announce that the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) is offering discounted submission rates to NAMAC Members and Affiliate Members. NAMAC Member organizations with staff and/or members who wish to submit can do so at discounted rates! Read upon on how to submit your film to receive the Early Bird discount here!
Through the Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College – NAMAC educational partnership, Heinz is offering a $6,000 per semester minimum scholarship for NAMAC members enrolling in their full-time, Master of Arts Management degree program.
The National Film Challenge is a worldwide, hyper-creative filmmaking competition that jam-packs an entire short film production into three days! National Film Challenge invites NAMAC members to register at a generously discounted rate. Contact aggie [at] namac [dot] org to find out how!
Leading Creatively, the NAMAC 2012 national conference, blossomed in Minneapolis from September 6th through 8th, featuring dozens of panels, art, performance, tours, screenings, local culture and lots of vision. We are delighted to see the Leading Creatively conversations already buzzing through several great posts in the blogosphere. Click here to read these blogs and to discover ways you too can join the conversation.
NAMAC is pleased to welcome Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz as our new Program and Member Services Manager. Before joining NAMAC, Aggie was the Media Director for the member-supported organization the Global Philadelphia Association.