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Portland Media Center

Portland Media Center PMC is about building community through creative video. Whether your genre is documentary, comedy, drama, news, or new media, Portland Media Center is the place to start!

We are located at 516 Congress St. in Portland, Maine. 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 vi

We are located at 516 Congress St. in Portland, Maine. 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 vi

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Hejrati receives 2022 NSF Early CAREER Award - UMaine News - University of Maine
03/08/2022
Hejrati receives 2022 NSF Early CAREER Award - UMaine News - University of Maine

Hejrati receives 2022 NSF Early CAREER Award - UMaine News - University of Maine

For his research using robots to aid mobility, Babak Hejrati, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The annual CAREER awards are one of the organization’s most ...

Alliance for Community Media – Northeast Region
03/07/2022
Alliance for Community Media – Northeast Region

Alliance for Community Media – Northeast Region

We look forward to seeing you in Providence March 30th-April 1st, 2022. Click here for more information. Nominations are now open! Recipients will be recognized at the conference in Providence. If you have a question, feel free to contact us through our contact page. Enjoy! Join Our Email List Stay....

An image of executive producer and series co-creator of A Waste Of Time Chip Edgar. A Waste Of Time, one of our most suc...
02/26/2022

An image of executive producer and series co-creator of A Waste Of Time Chip Edgar.

A Waste Of Time, one of our most successful tv series, airs on syndicated tv stations across New England and the northern U.S!

Check them out Saturdays at 9am on channel 5!

Derry's guest this month are two former Boston Mafia men. It is an interesting show with some insight into how that worl...
02/23/2022
Derry Rundlett - Bobby Luisi and Paul Tanso

Derry's guest this month are two former Boston Mafia men. It is an interesting show with some insight into how that world works! Bobby Luisi

Derry and guest co-host Rob Baldacci sit down and talk to former mob boss Bobby Luisi and former mob soldier Paul Tanso on this month's episode of The Derry ...

A must see!
02/18/2022

A must see!

Playwright Paul Dervis takes a stroll on deck! THE LONELY PASSIONS OF A WINTER’S NIGHT starts in one week! Don’t miss it! https://fb.me/e/35wBM0hX9

Want some amazing art? Starting This Thursday, you can buy some! The long awaited UMVA Mail Art Fundraiser begins at 12:...
02/15/2022
🗓 Ends Feb 22 | UMVA Mail Art Fundraiser 2022

Want some amazing art? Starting This Thursday, you can buy some! The long awaited UMVA Mail Art Fundraiser begins at 12:00PM and goes until Tuesday, February 22nd. The money goes to help UMVA keep the gallery open. All postcard art pieces begin at just $5.00. So bid often during the six days and just maybe you will have a lovely piece of postcard art of your very own!

Thanks for supporting our cause. To make a difference, please bid on auction items, give a cash donation, or simply share this auction on your social media using the hashtag, #charityauction

This is a great time to sign up for a class in video production! It is cold outside and you need to turn the TV off and ...
01/26/2022
PMC kids2

This is a great time to sign up for a class in video production! It is cold outside and you need to turn the TV off and come learn how to make TV!
portlandmedia.org 207-775-2900

Beginning on February 17 and going throughFebruary 22 the UMVA will be hosting an online postcard auction! A wonderful c...
01/25/2022
2022 UMVA Gallery Online Fundraising Auction - MAINE ART SCENE MAGAZINE | Your Online Maine Art News!

Beginning on February 17 and going throughFebruary 22 the UMVA will be hosting an online postcard auction! A wonderful chance to buy a little piece of art and contribute to the Gallery! UMVA Portland Area Chapter

(Portland, ME) Like most other things in 2021, the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) Mail Art Cards auction was delayed in both December and January because of COVID issues. However this year, the auction is back! Beginning on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 12:00 noon and continuing to Tuesday, F...

What an exciting day in the studio! Our very own Dean Raymond teaching the next generation of video makers!
01/18/2022

What an exciting day in the studio! Our very own Dean Raymond teaching the next generation of video makers!

We were so sad to hear of the death of Juris Ubans, teach, artists, involved community member. Juris was on the Portland...
01/17/2022
USM Intergenerational Class

We were so sad to hear of the death of Juris Ubans, teach, artists, involved community member. Juris was on the Portland Media Center Board of Directors and was an active member, who always had something to contribute. His happy, smiling presence will be missed by so many in this community.

USM Media studies offers an undergraduate class that includes senior participants of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

This video was created a few years ago, but the message remains the same. PMC is a place where you can share your voice,...
01/17/2022
Importance of Community Media

This video was created a few years ago, but the message remains the same. PMC is a place where you can share your voice, your ideas, your concerns, and just maybe make a difference!

Harold's guest for January is Marpheen Chann, one of the members of the Portland Charter Commission. Tune in and hear ab...
01/10/2022
Pachios on the News - January 2022

Harold's guest for January is Marpheen Chann, one of the members of the Portland Charter Commission. Tune in and hear about some of the issues facing the Commission.

Harold interviews Marpheen Chann author of Moon in Full

Scroll down through this article and see the fabulous new PMC Board of Director members! How lucky are we??!!! City of P...
12/27/2021
Spinnaker Trust adds two new hires in senior leadership roles

Scroll down through this article and see the fabulous new PMC Board of Director members! How lucky are we??!!! City of Portland, Mained

NEW HIRES Portland-based wealth management firm Spinnaker Trust has added two new employees in senior leadership roles: Tony Alaimo has joined the firm as senior research analyst. He previously worked for New Jersey financial firm Kalo Capital Management in various key roles including equity analyst...

12/23/2021

Former Lunder Institute intern Olivia Hochstadt '21 was recently featured in CBS News for her work co-curating an exhibition of art by incarcerated people for the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition. Learn more about Olivia's work and experience building relationships with incarcerated artists: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/art-that-breaks-through-prison-walls/

A wonderful story about the art from incarcerated people in Maine. We were so fortunate to have had the show in our spac...
12/21/2021
Art by the incarcerated

A wonderful story about the art from incarcerated people in Maine. We were so fortunate to have had the show in our space for two months!

Inmates at Maine's state prisons, many of whom are facing decades behind bars without a chance of parole, are finding new purpose through creative expression, making artwork and crafts for sale outside of prison walls. Correspondent Nancy Giles reports on a program that correction officials say has....

12/11/2021
Off The Rails Promo

Get ready for a music show unlike any other! PMC is excited to announce Off The Rails #offtherails a monthly music show featuring #lgbtq🌈 and #bipoc artists from across southern Maine! Tune in on January 7th at 7pm on channel 5 or Portland Media Center on YouTube to watch the series premiere!

Check out our two co-hosts for Off The Rails: Travis Curran for City Council and Paul Lewis

Such an amazing evening we all had with @_arimichel_
12/04/2021

Such an amazing evening we all had with @_arimichel_

A little cold weather early on Sunday, didn't stop the PMC crew from filming the December video Airwaves Newsletter!
11/29/2021

A little cold weather early on Sunday, didn't stop the PMC crew from filming the December video Airwaves Newsletter!

Photos from SPACE's post
11/19/2021

Photos from SPACE's post

Next door neighbor and friend to PMC, SPACE Gallery is awarded this wonderful, well received grant! Congratulations SPAC...
11/18/2021
Pingree Announces $250K American Rescue Plan Grant For SPACE Gallery in Portland

Next door neighbor and friend to PMC, SPACE Gallery is awarded this wonderful, well received grant! Congratulations SPACE! SPACE

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced that SPACE Gallery, a nonprofit organization that supports contemporary artists in Maine, will receive $250,000 in pandemic relief from the American Rescue Plan. The Portland arts organization is among 66 grantees acro...

What an exciting afternoon we had with @trevrhill @wooly.fm and @rhode207
11/17/2021

What an exciting afternoon we had with @trevrhill @wooly.fm and @rhode207

Portland Media Center has been pleased to have been a sponsor of this amazing state wide project. Our staff has been inv...
11/12/2021

Portland Media Center has been pleased to have been a sponsor of this amazing state wide project. Our staff has been involved in many ways through filming events, editing and distributing podcasts(Dino) and other ways. Staff member Lesley MacVsne has contributed time through her photography. A worthwhile project that we all embraced!

Collage
by Lesley MacVane at the Women's Center
as part of Freedom & Captivity Photography

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“Art proliferates in prisons”, writes curator Nicole Fleetwood. People on the inside make art in all kinds of ways – to express their creative imaginations, to express freedom, as a form of self-validation, as gifts, commodities, memorials, and, simply, as objects of beauty. Most people on the outside do not have the opportunity to view the art made by incarcerated people that is displayed in cells, offices, recreational and art rooms, and other spaces inside prisons. In these collections, Maine-based photographers Trent Bell, Séan Alonzo Harris, and Lesley MacVane record artwork inside Maine’s prison facilities. The art featured in their photographs, all created by incarcerated people, resists the isolating and dehumanizing dimensions of punitive confinement, offering a visual literacy of freedom and creativity, of selfhood and relationally. We hope this work might provoke a reconsideration about the use of punitive confinement to address social problems. What might abolition look like?

This project is made possible by the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition - MPAC, the Maine Department of Corrections, the Maine Humanities Council, and the generosity of photographers Trent Bell, Séan Alonzo Harris, and Lesley MacVane. We also thank Aaron Flacke for his efforts.

View the three photo collections here: https://www.freedomandcaptivity.org/.../fc-photography/

#freedomandcaptivity #freedomandcaptivityphotography

11/12/2021

Schedule Changes - Effective November 14, 2021
(NOTE: Most changes are small time adjustments to improve service. Please check website for updates information.)
https://gpmetro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=73

One of our new Board of Directors at PMC is Genius Black. Be sure to get your tickets for his presentation of GEM CITY a...
11/10/2021
Genius Black’s Gem City with KevCoast and Angelikah Fahray – SPACE

One of our new Board of Directors at PMC is Genius Black. Be sure to get your tickets for his presentation of GEM CITY a musical celebration of Portland at SPACE on Saturday, November 20th at 8:00! SPACE Jerry Edwards

SPACE is currently requiring masks and vaccination for all event attendees. Medical exemptions can be accommodated. Please refer to our health and safety policies on…

11/10/2021
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Portland Media Center has two videos named as finalists in the ACM-NE Nor' Easter Film Festival! The only access station in Maine to have entries chosen. The award party is tomorrow night on the ACM-NE website or on their page. Alliance for Community Media - Northeast Region

Portland Rising host Marian McCue interviews Dean Cole of d. cole jewelers and Cary Tyson, the Executive Director of Por...
11/09/2021
Portland Rising November 2021

Portland Rising host Marian McCue interviews Dean Cole of d. cole jewelers and Cary Tyson, the Executive Director of Portland Downtown about the Old Port over the years! Portland [email protected]

Host Marian McCue interviews Dean Cole, owner of d. cole jewelers, and Cary Tyson, Executive Director of Downtown Portland, about the history and current iss...

Our good neighbor down the street, SPACE, had a wonderful new show in their gallery space! Don’t miss it!
11/06/2021

Our good neighbor down the street, SPACE, had a wonderful new show in their gallery space! Don’t miss it!

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516 Congress St
Portland, ME
04101

We are conveniently located two blocks from the metro pulse station.

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10:30am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(207) 775-2900

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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 https://fb.me/e/35wBM0hX9
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! >> "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 #shareyourstory #amplifyhope #recoveryispossible
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. #WelcomingWeek2021
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! . . . #welcomingweek #ibelonginportland #welcomingamerica #welcomingweekportlandme #recipesforwelcoming #belonging #strengtheningcommunity