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February 13, 2017

Next IDC Speaker Series Focuses on Growing Social Movement for More Inclusive Film Industry

[caption id="attachment_2900" align="alignright" width="169"] Wynn Thomas[/caption] WNET’s Inclusion & Diversity Council’s upcoming Speaker Series panel, “African Americans in Film,” is coming up this Thursday, February 16 at 12pm. Following last year’s #OscarsSoWhite campaign for a more inclusive film industry, this year’s Academy Awards highlight the African American community with a record number of nominations for black actors [...]

Friends of THIRTEEN Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors

The Friends of THIRTEEN, Inc. welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors — Daniel T. Allen and Melody Marcus. Daniel T. Allen is Head of Video at Light Reading, where he provides global coverage of next generation communications and enterprise technologies. Dan began his career at WNET, first as an intern for Friends of [...]

February 8, 2017

Meet Lisa Ueki

As a Major Gifts Officer, Development, Lisa Ueki cultivates relationships with major donors to raise funds from individuals to support general operating, restricted programs, and local and national series. “Our donors are some of the smartest, most accomplished people, and I’m always learning from them,” Lisa says. Read on to learn about the path that [...]

February 7, 2017

WNET Celebrates National Mentoring Month with Job Shadowing & Multi-Platform Partnerships

This past January, WNET celebrated the 15th anniversary of National Mentoring Month, an annual awareness campaign created by American Graduate Day lead partner MENTOR. During the month of January, WNET promoted mentoring in the following ways: Created a promo to celebrate the month and encourage viewers to use the American Graduate Mentoring Connector database. The promo [...]

February 3, 2017

Cyberchase Shape Quest Hits 1 Million Downloads!

Cyberchase Shape Quest, Cyberchase’s augmented-reality app for 6-9 year-olds, has hit one million downloads worldwide. 1,017,573, as of press time, to be exact. The app launched in January 2014 and hit #1 on iTunes in its first week for free iPad kids apps. It also hit #2 for education apps. Nearly half of the game’s downloads [...]

Meet Celia Muller

As an Associate Counsel in the Law Department, Celia Muller serves as legal counsel for a number of amazing teams at WNET – including Children’s & Educational Media, Chasing the Dream, IEG, MetroFocus, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and NYC-ARTS. “I help these teams with a host of issues, from production contracts to fair use analysis and [...]

January 27, 2017

Meet Sophia Clark

As Associate Producer for WLIW, Sophia Clark works on Treasures of New York, SciTech Now, and other WLIW local productions, as well as the MMG Initiative projects. She is also the Production Manager for Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work and assists WLIW Operations Manager Sonoko Aoyagi with production management related tasks. Read on [...]

January 26, 2017

WNET Partnership with DHS & PATH Intake Center Flourishes

WNET’s Education Department paid another visit to the PATH (Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing) Intake Center in the Bronx on Tuesday, January 24. Education Producers Akriti Macker and Norah Jones provided training to seven new staff members who will be managing the Child Wait Space/Early Learning Center. The workshop focused on ways staff can use favorite [...]

January 24, 2017

WNET Fosters Dialogue on Documentaries, Public TV at Sundance Film Festival

On Saturday, January 21, WNET and PBS hosted a panel discussion and reception at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Titled "Independent Filmmakers and Public Media: Telling America’s Stories," the panel featured 5 prominent documentarians and was moderated by Cara Mertes, Director of Just Films at the Ford Foundation. This is the fourth year that WNET has partnered [...]

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