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We have a very exciting video to feature for today’s Clip of the Week: “Save the Putnam Nature Trail,” the 8-minute documentary produced by MNN’s Will Sanchez, Vanessa Cordova-Corwin and Monica McKane-Sanchez that not only screened at last week’s International Film Festival Manhattan—but took home an award.
The film is based on a special episode of “Gotta Run with Will,” an MNN show about the culture of running and how the sport can change your life. The first on-location shoot for executive producer and host Sanchez, “Save the Putnam Nature Trail,” is part of an effort to stop a New York City Parks Department plan to pave a one-and-a-half-mile dirt path that runs through Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. ...
Here at MNN, we’re always encouraging you all to show their work to the world—to present videos for awards, to apply for grants and to submit films to festivals.
Three enterprising MNN producers have recently done just that. An 8-minute documentary short, “Save the Putnam Nature Trail,” will screen at the 3rd Annual Film Festival Manhattan this Sunday, October 20.
The film is based on a recent episode of MNN’s “Gotta Run with Will,” a weekly program about the culture of running and how it can change people’s lives. The doc represents the first on-location shoot for the show.
“This has been the most challenging and personally satisfying work I’ve done,” Will Sanchez, the program’s executive producer and host, remarked in a recent installment of MNN’s monthly blog series ...
“When you produce…you’re in charge of curating a culture or genre to the world.”
These were the high-flying words used by internationally renowned radio host Nick Spitzer in opening his presentation on storytelling through media at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center earlier this month. The talk, hosted by El Barrio Firehouse and presented by City Lore, a nonprofit that fosters and protects New York’s living cultural heritage, explored how production elements like soundtracks and segues communicate big ideas about the world.
El Barrio Firehouse organizes and hosts community dialogues and collaborations that bring together activists, artists, producers and neighborhood residents to discuss the modern media landscape and contemporary social justice issues.
The special guest for the El Barrio Firehouse-City Lore-sponsored event, Nick Spitzer, is the creator, producer and host of "...