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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

THE HOLIDAY CHANNEL WANTS YOU!




WHAT IS THE HOLIDAY CHANNEL?


November 19, 2014, (Los Angeles, CA) -- The Holiday Channnel, LLC, is a start-up streaming television channel launching on the record-breaking, subscription based (new media) platform with channels, ROKU; offering both on-demand content or live streaming video (est. 10 million paid subscribers as of Aug. 2014). The Holiday Channel goes live beginning 11.21.2014 (which is also World Hello Day, and World Television Day!) They are looking for any and all content that is holiday-themed, and consider all holidays, local, national and international, to be equal, not just the big ones!

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Holiday Channel, LLC is a new media company created to celebrate the myriad of holidays, from the obvious to the obscure, all year-round. This new home entertainment network will provide a fully-integrated viewing and second screen experience on web and social media sites. Holiday Channel will stream content on Roku, 24/7 on demand, starting November 21, 2014, which coincides with WorldTelevision Day and World Hello Day. Other over-the-top (OTT) and Video on Demand (VoD) content platforms will follow. We invite submissions of feature length and short films plus documentaries, webisodes, music videos, art films and any multi-media content that fits the theme of the day. We will consider any quality work.

Our programming starts with traditional holidays and observances, like: Thanksgiving, Native American Indian Heritage Month (November), Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Programming will expand to include International observances and more unique holidays and celebrations. 

SOCIAL MEDIA: 
Twitter - @1holidaychannel
Facebook: Facebook.com/holidaychannel

For additional information about the Holiday Channel and to find out how you can get involved, please contact Reesa Ryder, Founder & CEO at Holiday Channel, reesa@holidaychannel.net or (303) 949-4900.

For press inquiries, please contact Shawni at:
UrbanHeartPR@yahoo.com, or, 213-255-0059.


**Submitting Materials:
Please send LINKS to content on Vimeo, YouTube, etc. via email to:
jill@holidaychannel.net

For DVD(s) please send via USPS to:
Ms. Jill C. Brooke, Programmer
C/O HolidayChannel,
6855 Peppertree Drive,
Niwot, Colorado 80503

**Please note, submitted material will not be returned and this is a call for pre-made content and not for proposals. Selection Notification: If selected, Holiday Channel will notify you.


WHAT IS ROKU, (per wikipedia) - The Roku Streaming Player (or simply Roku) is a series of set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, Inc. Roku partners provide over-the-top content in the form of channels. A Roku streaming device gets data (the video stream) via a wired or WiFi connection to an internet router. The data is output via an audio cable, video cable or both signals over an HDMI cable. The device can be connected to any television set (or other device) with appropriate input connections.

Roku calls a stream source on the internet a channel. Channels can provide on-demand content or live streaming video. Both free and paid channels are available; they include services such as PBS, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Crunchyroll, WWE Network, HBO Go, and others. Users can add or remove different channels through the Roku Channel Store. https://www.roku.com

Monday, November 10, 2014

AMERICAN ARTISTS IN BERLIN WHILE THE WALL FELL.


American Artist Judi Jensen
Photo taken by me in November of 2011
5900 Wilshire, Behind the Berlin Wall, installation.
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"American artist Judi Jensen. Judi was one of the artists selected for the temporary installation of the Wall Across Wilshire commemoration, in 2009. Here is a brief history of her connection to the Berlin Wall: (While living in West Berlin from 1985 - 1990, Judi did a series of the City and the Wall, having 13 exhibitions of her work there.) In 2006 I attended a talk given at the Wende Museum (in Culver City) by Judi, and American artist, Norton Wisdom - Norton was the first American artist to ever paint on the Berlin Wall (and is the originator of live painting because of his experience in Berlin.) He and Judi were friends, both lived in Berlin at that time, and shared their stories of their experience and how it affected them then, and today. I am very glad I was there to hear them speak. If you did not know the story behind her very delicate and whimsical pen and ink drawings, you would think they were illustrations for a children's book or maybe poetry (they reminded me of my favorite books when I was a little girl, Eloise, and Eloise in Paris.) Each drawing was the end of the streets (I believe 88) that lead to the Wall that surrounded the city and that knowledge made them very dark, but Judi had a way of bringing light to an extremely tragic place in time."

(The westside of the Berlin Wall facing Wilshire Blvd., in Los Angeles, CA was installed November 2009, commemorating the 20 year anniversary of "The Fall of the Wall.")