NCTV Talk: Thru the Lens gala set for Del Oro Theatre
June 15, 2017
It's official: The 2017 Thru the Lens: Script-to-Silver Screen Event's "Red Carpet Gala" is confirmed to take place at the historic Del Oro Theatre in downtown Grass Valley on Oct. 1.
We are so excited to secure the same venue where the event premiered in 2014 (under the name Foothill Films). Before a screening can happen, however, the winning screenplays must be transformed into ten-minute films. Our Cast & Crew Call on June 3 set the process in motion.
It was exciting to see community members of all ages vying for the opportunity to volunteer on the set of a winning screenplay-turned-film. There were opportunities for attendees to sign up as actors, directors, camera people, or editors. There was an abundance of networking as scripts were reviewed and deals made (in the form of a handshake as this is an all-volunteer effort and a major fundraiser for NCTV). The event revealed NCTV's potential as a hub of digital creativity. If you missed the Cast & Crew Call, but would still like to be involved, please contact me at the email listed below.
Film production begins this month on the eight winning screenplays. In fact, "Lost & Found" creator Mila Johansen has already completed filming and is moving on to the post-production process. Stay tuned for updates in this column and on our NCTV and Thru the Lens Facebook pages.
There are other important changes at the station. In May, NCTV president Jim Heck resigned from his position, leaving a vacancy for this leadership role.
In addition, we gained two new board members at the May board meeting: Terry McAteer and Lew Sitzer. McAteer, was Nevada County's Superintendent of Schools from 1994 to 2008. During his tenure, McAteer was instrumental in charting the course for NCTV as it transitioned from FCAT to its current moniker. Lew Sizter also has extensive history at NCTV as a former executive director. More recently, Sitzer has been part of a volunteer management team at NCTV.
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One of the team's accomplishments has been the mentoring and training of our new station manager, Ramona Howard. We are pleased to have both of these individuals back on board, so to speak. Their previous history with NCTV will be a valuable asset as we move forward in exciting directions.
NCTV welcomes local programming. Our public access programming is seen on Comcast channel 11 and Suddenlink channel 16. County and city government meetings are found on channels 17 (Comcast) and 18 (Suddenlink). We also have offer educational programming on Comcast channel 18. If you do not have cable, our programming is available to view on our website at nevadacountytv.org.
Yvette Cadeaux is Nevada County Television's board secretary and education coordinator.