Portland Media Center

Portland Media Center PMC aims to inspire and facilitate creativity in the Greater Portland community. Tom Handel: [email protected]
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The mission of PMC is to educate, connect, inform and facilitate creativity through various aspects of video production for the entire greater Portland community regardless of skill level or means.

*Benefits of PMC Membership for Nonprofit Organizations*

Nonprofits organizations who become members of PMC have a video production department virtually at their fingertips. The following benefits off

er your organization access to more than 70,000 households in the Greater Portland area and will help you build your online presence through the use of video. At PMC, individuals, businesses, and nonprofits have the opportunity to work with PMC to create:

2-3 minute Organizational Profile Video
30 to 60-second Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
5-minute Member Highlights
Single-Speaker Events and Presentations
Member Web Page on the PMC website
Member Announcements & Events on the PMC website

Please visit our website (http://www.portlandmedia.org/) or contact Executive Director Tom Handel if you need more information, want a tour, or would like to get involved!

UPDATE!!! There is now plenty of time to get your creative on and enter the Portland Media Center's Silent Film Contest!
08/03/2023

UPDATE!!! There is now plenty of time to get your creative on and enter the Portland Media Center's Silent Film Contest!

Help the PMC celebrate the John & Francis Ford Film Festival! Enter the Silent Film Contest!
08/02/2023

Help the PMC celebrate the John & Francis Ford Film Festival! Enter the Silent Film Contest!

Get your tickets now for "Saturday Night Vibes" this April 29th, featuring  and Crystal Bernard! Get tickets here: http:...
04/06/2023

Get your tickets now for "Saturday Night Vibes" this April 29th, featuring and Crystal Bernard!

Get tickets here: http://pmc429.eventbrite.com

Comedian, Howard Stern Contributor and Nice Dude, Josh Filipowski headlines the Portland Media Center!Saturday March 25t...
03/16/2023

Comedian, Howard Stern Contributor and Nice Dude, Josh Filipowski headlines the Portland Media Center!
Saturday March 25th, Show 7pm
Get your tickets here: http://pmc325.eventbrite.com

Looking for something fun to do this Saturday night in Portland? Check out YES&Co. @ The Portland Media Center!
03/10/2023

Looking for something fun to do this Saturday night in Portland?

Check out YES&Co. @ The Portland Media Center!

This Month we will be joined by Amy Haile!

Another beautiful winter’s day at the Portland Media Center!
03/04/2023

Another beautiful winter’s day at the Portland Media Center!

02/17/2023

Live Stand-Up Comedy February 25th!
Tickets @ https://pmc225.eventbrite.com

Nick Hahn
Mohamed Awale
Paul Borick
Bryan Joseph Muenzer
City of Portland, Maine

01/19/2023

There's still time to get your tickets for "Saturday Night Vibes", this January 28th at the Portland Media Center. Go to https://pmc28.eventbrite.com to get your tickets now!

Join us for our Volunteer Mixer, this Friday, the 20th! Come and meet the Producers, directors, volunteers and staff. It...
01/16/2023

Join us for our Volunteer Mixer, this Friday, the 20th! Come and meet the Producers, directors, volunteers and staff. It's a great opportunity to network for your next production!

RSVP by emailing [email protected] or by calling 207-775-2900, ex 201

Get your tickets now for "Saturday Night Vibes", this January 28th!
01/15/2023

Get your tickets now for "Saturday Night Vibes", this January 28th!

01/01/2023

PMC has new shows and projects coming this 2023! Check out PMC's New Years Show on pmcwatch.com and while you're there, watch A Downeast Christmas, PMC's very own Christmas Movie!

The PMC Open Letter to Producers is now available. Read about how our producers are pushing our industry forward, and ad...
12/16/2022

The PMC Open Letter to Producers is now available. Read about how our producers are pushing our industry forward, and advancing and empowering communities by going to portlandmedia.org/producerletter

We’re celebrating the holidays right with our lovely Lighthouse Jubilees! Bug shout out to our talented set designer , o...
11/28/2022

We’re celebrating the holidays right with our lovely Lighthouse Jubilees! Bug shout out to our talented set designer , our director .0, and camera operators , !

Watch episodes of Lighthouse on channel 5 or at portlandmedia.org/watch

10/07/2022

The League of Women Voters of Maine - Candidate Forum with Regina Phillips for City Council District 3 and Nathaniel Ferguson for Portland City Council

Such an incredible evening we had with city council candidates Regina Phillips for City Council District 3 and Nathaniel...
10/07/2022

Such an incredible evening we had with city council candidates Regina Phillips for City Council District 3 and Nathaniel Ferguson for Portland City Council. You can watch the entire panel decision now on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/D7F3fNmGLtI

It has been wonderful working at this amazing nonprofit and I shall miss the daily interactions! Lesley
09/12/2022

It has been wonderful working at this amazing nonprofit and I shall miss the daily interactions! Lesley

PMC bids farewell this month to our Development Director, Lesley MacVane, as she prepares to retire from her job at PMC.  After being a volunteer at our former location on Oak Street, Lesley joined our staff in 2006.  During her involvement at PMC, her enthusiasm and dedication to

 is on Pachios on the News! Watch the full, in-depth interview, tonight at 7pm on Channel 5.You can watch the full video...
09/07/2022

is on Pachios on the News! Watch the full, in-depth interview, tonight at 7pm on Channel 5.

You can watch the full video after the fact on YouTube or on portlandmedia.org/pachios

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lywpqg9zipMPMC member Portland Parks Conservancy has some terrific events coming up! Che...
08/09/2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lywpqg9zipM
PMC member Portland Parks Conservancy has some terrific events coming up! Check out this video and join the fun! Portland Parks Conservancy Friends of Lincoln Park

In honor of Frederick Law Olmsted's 200th birthday, the Portland Parks Conservancy has partnered with friends groups and local organizations around Portland ...

Help our good neighbor down the street celebrate its 20 years of bringing all forms of the arts to not only our great ci...
08/05/2022

Help our good neighbor down the street celebrate its 20 years of bringing all forms of the arts to not only our great city but to the state! Happy anniversary to SPACE!

SPACE is turning 20! Come join us this First Friday as we celebrate 20 years on Congress Street!

We'll be officially opening our newest gallery exhibit, 'Assembly'. Cake will be provided by Siblings Bakery. DJ sets from Emily and Corey Carris-Duncan with a performance by the Ideal Maine Social Aid and Sanctuary Band. Learn more on our website.

07/29/2022
Color makes all the difference! Check out some of our favorite shots from the latist edition of the PMC Newsletter.Watch...
07/11/2022

Color makes all the difference! Check out some of our favorite shots from the latist edition of the PMC Newsletter.

Watch it now by going to Portland Media Center on YouTube!

PMC Staff and Board held their Strategic Planning retreat on Cliff Island this year! Long time member and TV host, Roger...
06/29/2022

PMC Staff and Board held their Strategic Planning retreat on Cliff Island this year! Long time member and TV host, Roger Berle, took the crew on his boat, "Freedom". The event was catered by island resident, Eliza Crowley, and her baking skills are A+!!!Roger also took us to the Whales of August house, as several movie buffs in the group were excited to see it! The salt air and having everyone together for the first time off of zoom helped dust off the cobwebs and we are raring to go with getting ready for the next few years of YOUR Public Access Station! Cliff Island, Maine City of Portland, Maine Tom Handel Lesley MacVane@EliCrMacVane

PMC Board member, Jerry Edwards hosts the June video newsletter. Watch as Jerry tells you about all the cool things happ...
06/14/2022

PMC Board member, Jerry Edwards hosts the June video newsletter. Watch as Jerry tells you about all the cool things happening at Portland Media Center, Portland's place to go for go to place for video production classes, podcast classes, equipment rental, and much more! Don't forget to watch us on channel 5 in the greater Portland area, as well as all things local on channel 2. Don't have cable? No problem! We have a youtube station where you can watch all the great programs we air!

PMC wants to make this June all about giving back t our community! From connecting people to resources like the new Health and Human Services series to promo...

06/12/2022
One of our more interesting public affairs shows is Connection TV, a weekly program highlighting people and programs fro...
06/09/2022

One of our more interesting public affairs shows is Connection TV, a weekly program highlighting people and programs from Portland’s Rwandan community.

Watch all new episodes of Connection TV by going to our shows page or searching for it on YouTube.

The end of another successful studio class at Portland Media Center! Stop by the studio at 516 Congress Street and find ...
05/24/2022

The end of another successful studio class at Portland Media Center! Stop by the studio at 516 Congress Street and find out how you, too, can be part of a class picture!

"A wonderful event celebrating two men who have done much for Maine. Harold Pachios is also the Host of "Pachios on the ...
05/23/2022

"A wonderful event celebrating two men who have done much for Maine. Harold Pachios is also the Host of "Pachios on the News" which is one of PMC's longest running and most watched shows.
Congratulations, Harold!

Maine Historical Society gave its Maine History Maker Award to Severin Beliveau and Harold Pachios of Preti Flaherty.

"Quick Cooking with Paige" is the first episode of the new Quick Cooking show. Cooks show us in a minute or so how to ma...
05/23/2022

"Quick Cooking with Paige" is the first episode of the new Quick Cooking show. Cooks show us in a minute or so how to make something delicious and easy! If you would like your quick cooking video to air on our Tv and/or YouTube station, just call Lesley at 207-272-5792. Now, watch the video and get cooking!

Follow PMC on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/portlandmediacenter/ Follow PMC on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/portlandmedia.org/ Follow PMC on T...

PMC member, Mechanic’s Hall was featured on 207. A call for all lovers of history, architecture, libraries, preservation...
05/21/2022

PMC member, Mechanic’s Hall was featured on 207. A call for all lovers of history, architecture, libraries, preservation, and the trades for support in saving this Maine gem.

In Mechanics’ Hall in Portland, those shallow abrasions run along the ceiling near the entrance to the top floor.

05/21/2022
Congratulations to Brian Evans, CitizenArtist, the most recent David C. Driskell Fellow at Indigo Arts Alliance.
05/18/2022

Congratulations to Brian Evans, CitizenArtist, the most recent David C. Driskell Fellow at Indigo Arts Alliance.

Amir Locke was murdered yesterday morning (Feb. 3rd, 2022) by the Minneapolis Police under the guise of a no-knock warrant. Here’s a link to the breaking story…

Never a dull day in the studio when it’s time to shoot Portland Rising! The arts, entertainment, and talk show put on by...
05/05/2022

Never a dull day in the studio when it’s time to shoot Portland Rising! The arts, entertainment, and talk show put on by

Watch all new episode on YouTube or on portlandmedia.org/watch

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Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm

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The mission of Portland Media Center (formerly CTN/Community Television Network) is to educate, connect, inform and facilitate creativity through various aspects of video production for the entire greater Portland community regardless of skill level or means. *Benefits of PMC Membership for Nonprofit Organizations* Nonprofits organizations who become members of PMC have a video production department virtually at their fingertips. The following benefits offer your organization access to more than 70,000 households in the Greater Portland area and will help you build your online presence through the use of video. At PMC, individuals, businesses, and nonprofits have the opportunity to work with PMC to create: 2-3 minute Organizational Profile Video 30 to 60-second Public Service Announcements (PSAs) 5-minute Member Highlights Single-Speaker Events and Presentations Member Web Page on the PMC website Member Announcements & Events on the PMC website Please visit our website (http://www.ctn5.org/) or contact Executive Director Tom Handel if you need more information, want a tour, or would like to get involved! Tom Handel: [email protected]

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🦪🌈🖤 Things to Do:
👏 Celebrate Black History Month at Merrill Auditorium
🎣🎥 fly-fishing films at Oxbow Brewing Company 🍺
🎭 a play about self-discovery at the Portland Media Center, and more!
🦪 Via Portland Press Herald
Opening night this Friday!!! Can’t wait for Elizabeth Freeman, Anna Gravél, and Michael Solak to take the stage in Paul Dervis’ play THE LONELY PASSIONS OF A WINTER’S NIGHT! Portland Media Center

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We love fundraisers! This week, Feb. 17-22, you can bid on artwork to keep the UMVA Portland Gallery at Portland Media Center running strong. Another art auction is happening in support of Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine; bidding is now open and ends Feb. 26. Click below and look to our Benefits listings for links to these events as well as a slew of other things to do, both in-person and virtual.
Don't miss YES&Co. perform this Saturday at the Portland Media Center featuring Tae Chong. Guaranteed laughter. Just not sure from what. Follow the event link FMI and how to buy tix in advance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2082393565270165
Jam!! Who doesn’t love jam?! Whether you are a certified expert improviser or just like to make stuff up with people, come join the Improv Jam fun Saturday November 13th at the Portland Media Center 7-9p. Reach out with any questions. Share with anyone who might be interested. Can’t wait!
Halloween then and now… 🎃 The new short film TWIN is playing multiple times this Hallo-week in Maine:

- Tonight (Wed 10/27) at Smitty's Cinema, Windham with other New England films at 6pm

- Saturday 10/30 at the Leavitt Theatre in Ogunquit, ME with other horror films at 5:30pm

- Sunday 10/31 on Channel 5 Portland Media Center with other horror films at 8pm
Thank you Portland Media Center for airing our recovery stories!

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"For me a full hopeful recovery is about having purpose, contributing, and staying in contact with people.." -Doug Dunbar, and

"My recovery is centered around being in the moment." — Mark Lefebvre

Watch interviews: https://bit.ly/3G4Crz8

*Sponsored by RALI Maine and PEAR Therapeutics.*

Video: Portland Media Center

Playing now: Episode 5 of the Freedom & Captivity Podcast – Alternatives to Incarceration: Drug Policy

On alternatives to incarceration that focus on harm reduction rather than punishment. With Courtney Allen, Policy Director, Maine Recovery Advocacy Project and moderated by Winifred Tate, Professor of Anthropology, Colby College and Director, Maine Drug Policy Lab at Colby College.

The Portland Media Center sponsors the podcast, which is produced by Catherine Besteman, edited by sound engineers Josh Riddle and Dino Raymond, and accompanied by the music of Samuel James.

Stream the episode here: https://www.freedomandcaptivity.org/5-alternatives-to-incarceration-drug-policyt
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Thank you NEWS CENTER Maine for sharing our Welcoming Week collaboration. Honored to have worked with Empanada Club, Yardie Ting LLC, Wayside Food Programs, MEMIC, and Portland Media Center to foster a sense of inclusion for all.
Tonight at 6PM! Don’t miss chef Shanna of Yardie Ting LLC preparing her coconut curry! Watch and cook along on Facebook by going to this event: Welcoming Week: Cooking Coconut Curry with Yardie Ting.

It will also be airing on Channel 5 thanks to our friends at Portland Media Center who are also doing the filming!
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