PMC Annual Meeting

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Portland Media Center’s 2018 Annual Meeting took place on November 9, to a goodly sized crowd, who all shared and celebrated the changes and achievements that have transpired in the course of the year.

Tom Handel spoke about significant increases in the volume of students and in the number of local productions, acquisitions of new equipment, and collaborations, including with the Union of Maine Visual Artists and the Maine Film Association.

Abbie McGilvery completed her two-year term of office as our board president, marking the occasion with credit as credit is due to the other board members and staff, and especially noting the recent successful development of our new 5-year strategic plan. Thank you Abby for your generous and cheerful service to PMC. We hope you stick around for the after-party!

Board of directors secretary, Joanne Lester, conducted the election of our new board president, Alex Merrill, to his office, and welcomed new board member, Vicky Poole, an avid and talented producer with lots of chops.

The future of PMC is in good hands!

If you would like a copy of the PMC 2018 Annual Report, please send an email to Tom Handel

December and January Classes

Class in the control room

Class in the control room

Take a class…..You’ll learn.

Studio Class

Mon. Dec. 3, 2018 at 6PM

Tues. Dec. 11, 2018 at 6PM

Weds. Dec. 19, 2018 at 6PM

Mon. Jan. 7. 2019 at 6PM

Tues. Jan. 15, 2019 at 6PM

Weds. Jan. 23, 2019 at 6PM

Mon. Jan. 28, 2019 at 6PM

Field Camera Class

Tues. Dec. 4, 2018 at 6PM

Mon. Dec. 10 , 2018 at 6PM

Tues. Dec. 18, 2018 at 6PM

Weds. Jan. 2, 2019 at 6PM

Tues. Jan. 8, 2019 at 6PM

Tues. Jan. 22, 2019 at 6PM

Weds. Jan. 30, 2019 at 6:30PM

UMVA October Show

Chair and Bannister 2016  Pamela Hetherly

Chair and Bannister 2016

Pamela Hetherly

Some Reliable Truths About Chairs

This is a terrific show, conceived and curated by Janice Moore. The exhibition explores how “Chairs have the ability to convey meaning. They are defined in relation to their function and the human form. They have purpose. They position us and secure us. They have the ability to signify status and self expression. They are a sum of parts (legs, back, seat) and can imitate the human form. They are honest, as are the works of art presented here. They are singular and universal. They can be celebrated for their absolute truth.”

See more info about the show and about Janice Moore on her Facebook page here.

New Front Door lock system


To PMC Access Producers, Volunteers, Tenants, and others who access this facility.

We have new front door lock technology, and a process and some rules to go along with it!

Our front doors are now locked and unlocked with a keypad system, and the key lock system will only be available for power outages, and other non-typical usages.

New keys will only be issued to staff and tenants, and old keys should be returned because they will not work, and especially if you have left a fiver deposit for your key! Staff and tenants will be or have been trained in the use of the new keypad lock system.

Access Producers and others need to make sure that they are clear about the process, BECAUSE!, whenever there is a facility use booking that is outside of our normal business hours, a unique keypad code will be issued specifically for that facility booking. The unique keypad code will be operational for a half-hour before and a half-hour after a scheduled facility reservation. The keypad code will expire then and will not be reuseable. If you are planning to use the PMC facilities for any purpose outside of normal operating hours, you MUST contact Tom Handel or Brian Knoblock to receive a new code for each and every facility use booking. If you would like to schedule training in the use of our new lock system, please let us know.

All of this is entirely separate from the alarm system, which uses its own, separate code to activate and deactivate the alarm with the alarm keypad which is inside the building. Nothing about the alarm system has changed.

PMC Annual Meeting

Now’s your chance!

Now’s your chance!

PMC will be holding its Annual Meeting on November 8, 2018, 7:30-9 am.

All Access Producers, volunteers and guests are invited to attend. In addition to regular business, we will be talking about our new five year Strategic Plan, and how to get there from here.

Meet PMC’s Board of Directors!

Learn about the past year, and how ideas are shaping the future of PMC!

Breakfast will be provided.

Sign up HERE.