New Television Show to Feature Local Kansas City Filmmakers
Exciting news has been announced for the growing Kansas City Film Community. Starting this Saturday at 9:30, a new television show will feature local Kansas City filmmakers on a weekly basis.
Film writers, directors and producers will appear on the show, which will run for 14 weeks on Channel 62. A watch-party premiere will be held at Screenland Crown Center at 9:30 this Saturday. For more information, visit the facebook page for the event. This is a collaboration between CinemaKC and KSMO-TV.
Please help support our local film community by watching this show. It is the first of its kind in Kansas City. The official press release can be found below.
KANSAS CITY, MO – CinemaKC is partnering with KSMO-TV for a new weekly program showcasing local filmmakers airing every Saturday at 9:30pm starting March 26th. The program, “CinemaKC,” features short works of filmmakers living in the Kansas City area will air 14 consecutive weeks.
The 30-minute program includes interviews with local filmmakers and vignettes from documentary films, student-produced films, animation and much more. KSMO-TV station staff came up with the idea after reading about the creation of CinemaKC, an organization that promotes local filmmakers.
“CinemaKC is a program whereby filmmakers are pitching in to help other filmmakers,” says Producer Jerry Rapp. ”We recognize that we are making professional level films here in the Midwest that deserve a chance at worldwide recognition. Through our broadcast and web-channel, we hope to accomplish just that. We are thrilled to be working with KSMO and support their vision for making their station a centrifuge for the arts. Many talented filmmakers in this city will benefit greatly from this program. “
The program will showcase filmmakers such as Ty Jones, Patrick Rea and Anthony Ladesich. “We strongly believe that our area is producing short films as good as any being made in the nation. We’re excited because this program will allow thousands of people to see these works and appreciate our filmmakers”, says John Shipp, CinemaKC founder.
CinemaKC, which has monthly programs at Screenland Crown Center, is an initiative of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City, connecting with movie lovers since 1991.