ED Report – March 2015
PRODUCTION AND OUTREACH
On March 2, BevCam taped the “Best Chef” competition held at the Danversport Yacht Club. The annual program, well attended as usual, is sponsored by Beverly Bootstraps, and is their largest fund raising event of the year.
The “Kiwanis Conversations” show, with host John Maihos, has a long running history on BevCam. In March, John welcomed guests from HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change) to discuss their 18th annual fundraising Walk for HAWC.
For the past couple of months, BevCam has been taping the very popular “Monday Morning at the Library” series of presentations. Some of the recent session topics included climate change, modern architecture of Cape Cod, and coyotes in New England.
On March 19, the Red Cross of Northeastern Massachusetts sponsored their annual “Heroes Breakfast”. BevCam partnered with Danvers Access TV to tape the event, the largest fundraiser for the NorthEast Chapter.
The Beverly Friendly Garden Club produced another video PSA again featuring their “American Gothic” theme. BHS media student Hannah Tsukroff, as Mother Nature, joined Sandra Lawson and a dis-embodied Bob Hobbs as Mr. Spring.
In early March at the Cinema Salem, the winners of the annual Student Documentary Film Contest were screened at the theater. BevCam created a program featuring interviews with the students and their winning submissions.
On March 17, BevCam taped an interview with Mayor Mike Cahill and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito in City Council chambers. Polito was in Beverly promoting a new initiative upgrading city infrastructure with State support.
The Beverly Council on Aging’s series “Livin’ the Good Life” invited Mayor Cahill’s Chief of Staff Kevin Harutunian to our studio as their special guest. Louise Fennell was the on-air host.
Peter Stewart’s “I Have Music in Me” show welcomed a group of dancers from Marianna’s Dancing Studio in Ipswich. The young performers showcased a variety of dance themes and routines.
On March 23, new producer Darlene Louf taped the first show in a new series entitled “Stand Strong”. The program features guests who have overcome obstacles to succeed in life. Louf herself is a cancer survivor.
The inimitable storyteller Tony Toledo has started to produce a new show called “Speak Up”, featuring various speakers recounting short stories, reciting poetry, playing scenes from famous plays, etc.
Due to the creativity, hard work and outreach of producer and BevCam board member Lee Yaffa, BevCam has started a successful new sponsorship program over the past few months. The monetary proceeds go entirely to support the BHS media program.
The Beverly High auditorium was the place to be on March 31 for the annual All City Band Concert. A hard-working group of BevCam staff, volunteers and students helped crew the production.
New members in March include: Lokman Arran, Mike Wheeler, Diane Morris and Kristen Noon from the Wenham Museum. Also Melisa Coddens, who is co-hosted the new “Stand Strong” show series.
Tony Toledo is a re-activated member after many years, and has begun taping a new series called “Speak Up”.