Ask the Experts: How to Make a Short Documentary

Award-winning documentary filmmaker S. Kramer Herzog breaks down the process of producing a documentary – from concept through post-production. Get invaluable information and insights from a seasoned veteran of the genre.

Free to CMCM members. Non-member fee of $25 includes free one-year membership to CMCM and free admission to all "Ask the Experts" events in this series. Register at

A "Can't Miss" CMCM Media Mixer

Join CMCM member Barbara McVeigh, whose documentary “The Man Behind the White Guitar” recently won Best Biopic at the Alwar International Film Festival in Rajasthan, India, at the Community Media Center of Marin’s February Media Mixer on Wednesday, February 5 (7 – 8:30 PM).

McVeigh will share highlights from her one-week journey to India, where she met with an Iranian delegation to discuss climage change, peace, and the power of art and film.

R.S.V.P. to For more info, call (415) 721-0636.

Ask the Experts: Introduction to Narration

What are the storytelling skills required to deliver strong emotionally connected narration performances? In addition to covering the technical fundamentals, voice-over professional Vicki Baum explores how to weave a story and engage the listener without overpowering the star of the show – the visuals!

Free to CMCM members. Non-member fee of $25 includes free one-year membership to CMCM and free admission to all "Ask the Experts" events in this series. Register at

Be part of the "marINSANITY" on February 10

The world needs more laughter! Do your part! Be a member of the Marin TV studio audience when the next episode of the crazy funny stand-up comedy show "marINSANITY" tapes on Monday, February 10. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Show tapes from 7 - 8 PM. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reserve your spot now by calling (415) 721-0636 or email

"Sh!t Happens"

Bay Area artist Ariel Xinyi showcases her whimsical work in the Georgia Annwell Gallery from January 1 to February 29.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 17 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Raffle Drawing @ 7:30 PM.
Closing Reception: Friday, February 21 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Raffle Drawing @ 7:30 PM.

Please come support this talented artist while enjoying light refreshments and music at CMCM.

Screenwriting 1-2-3 | Thursdays Oct 10, 17, 24 | 6 - 9 PM

Screenwriting 1-2-3

In this engaging three-part workshop, you'll get an easy-to-understand version of what a good screenplay "looks like" -- and get "fired up" about the creative process. Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24 (6 - 9 PM) at 819 A Street in San Rafael. $150 for non-members. Register at For more info, call (415) 721-0636.

Free Media Mixer | Wednesday, October 2 | 7 - 8:30 PM

October Media Mixer

Mingle with your local media-minded community, find crew members for your projects and enjoy light refreshments at our monthly Media Mixer! This month we will be screening "The Moon Landing," - a funny live musical-theatre video done by "The Royal Family Du Caniveaux" from the recent Oregon Country Fair. See you there!

Wednesday, October 2
7 - 8:30 PM

819 A Street in San Rafael

Admission is free, but R.S.V.P. is required
Contact Mariposa at

Thank you for celebrating with us!

The Community Media Center of Marin is ten years old! Thank you for coming to our Block Party & Open House on Sunday, September 8. Vietnamese food from Banh Mi Zon, music by Cubed and The 7th Sons, fun photo opportunities, a cool green demonstration in the Marin TV studio, were enjoyed by all!. And some lucky raffle winners got to bring home some fabulous prizes. If you weren't able to attend the party, stop by anytime we're open and learn about all the great work that happens here! Who knows? You may decide to join our creative community!

Ernesto Sanchez Exhibit | Georgia Annwell Gallery

CMCM Presents: Ernesto Sanchez

The imaginative work of Pt. Reyes based artist Ernesto Sanchez will be featured in CMCM's Georgia Annwell Gallery Space from September 6 to September 27. Sanchez’s work is a collection of mixed media and multicultural pieces, including masks, sculptures, altars, mosaics, ceramics, and more. His style incorporates influences from his southern California roots, Mexican-American upbringing, and artistic studies in Asia, Indonesia, and Latin America.

Learn more about Ernesto here:

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October, 2019

Stop the FCC from Defunding PEG Channels & Community Media Centers like Marin TV

UPDATE August 2019
The FCC voted 3-2 (R-D) to approve the draft order 621 today. That was no surprise. The final order will be released in about a week - we'll know more then. Some interpretation of the order as it now stands:

1) FCC commissioner O’reilly pushed hard for PEG transport fees (use of fiber line between PEG and Cable operator) to be deducted from Franchise Fees (FF) - this may included in the final order. If so - CMCM could be charged for our connection to Comcast used to deliver the channels.

2) Values determined by cable companies for iNets and free cable drops will now be deducted from FF. This has no impact on CMCM since AT&T eliminated those public benefits 10 years ago when they passed the CA State Video Franchise (DIVCA). Note: Having decimated PEG in 21 states, AT&T has since ceased their rollout of U-Verse and now sells satellite TV service.