Be Part of MATV Week!

MATV Week is Coming!

May 16 – 21
Mark your calendars & plan to participate in any of the weeklong series of events for MATV Week 2011, celebrating community media in Malden – all are welcome and warmly invited to participate. You can join in as crew behind the scenes (if you are equipment-certified), as an on-air host or guest, as an audience member, or simply as an observer participant. There will soon be a sign-up crew sheet in the front lobby of MATV. You can also email me at to sign up to help with any of the events listed below:
Monday, May 16, 12:00 noon – 1:00pm
– Join us on the streets outside our facility as members of the Malden High School drama team perform improv and interactive skits with passersby. You can help run our 3-camera studio, be one of the passersby participating in the activity, or just stand by and watch the fun!

Monday, May 16, 7:00 – 8:30pm
“OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE” PRE-PRODUCTION MEETING Everyone scheduled to help out as crew for our live “Open House Showcase” (see Saturday, May 21, below) is encouraged to attend this pre-production meeting to prepare for being part of a live, 8-hour TV show.

Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Support our young artists in Malden who have been selected for this year’s annual Middle School Art Exhibit in the MATV Gallery entitled “Visual Voices.” The reception will be held in the MATV Gallery at MATV. Refreshments will be served and a screening of short videos will be screened in the studio during the reception. If you can’t make it to the reception, please be sure to check out the exhibit which will run through May 25.

Wednesday, May 18, 7:00pm
All are invited to be a live studio audience for the studio-based production of “Soulkore Sessions,” produced by DJ Nomadik. Local talent will be showcased on this new program series. Studio-certified members can sign up in advance as crew for the show by emailing

Thursday, May 19, 7:00pm
SWITCHBOX PROJECT VIDEO – PREMIERE SCREENING Join the 2010 artists and organizers of the Malden Switchbox Art project for the premiere screening of this half-hour video documenting the painting of 12 switchboxes in Malden. Hear the stories behind the artwork and take a closer look at this vibrant public art project. A Q&A session with the artists and organizers will follow the screening. The editor of the video (MATV member James Mudge) will also be on hand to answer questions about the production of the video. The screening will take place at the Malden Senior Community Center auditorium, a few doors down from MATV. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, May 21, 1:00 – 9:00pm
“OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE” LIVE SHOW & WEBCAST Join us for all or any part of the day as we go live with our 5th annual “Open House Showcase” featuring a wide variety of performances by local musicians, dancers, and poets, interspersed with interviews with local community guests, and short video clips of happenings in and around Malden. Work behind-the-scenes, volunteer to do on-air interviews, BE interviewed as an MATV member or community guest, or just come by and watch the excitement of a live TV show in action! All are welcome. Refreshment will be served all day (donated by local restaurants). It’s always a great time! If you wish to be interviewed or help out as a crew, you must sign up in advance by emailing

Also if you’d like to volunteer as crew for any of the following MATV Week shoots please contact MATV in person, or by phone (781) 321-6400 or e-mail,

a.. Media Madness Day (Monday, May 16, 12 noon – 1:00pm)

b.. “Soulkore Sessions” (Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 – 8:00pm)

c.. Open House Showcase (Saturday, May 21 — any part of the day from 1:00pm – 9:00pm)
Please note: it’s recommended that you attend the Pre-Production meeting for Open House Showcase, which will be held on Monday from 7:00 – 8:30pm, if you can make it!
We look forward to hearing from you. Make sure you let us know which event & the time you are signing up for.

** IMPORTANT NOTE: MATV will be CLOSED on Monday, May 23, as staff will be working a long day on Saturday.


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