Access Center is MNN's custom online producer portal. Producers are given an Access Center account once they have attended Orientation. Once you have an account you can login to Access Center here, and then:

  • Sign up for MNN classes
  • Make Reservations - once they've passed an appropriate MNN professional class 
  • Find Crew for their show, or find another show to Crew on
  • View their cablecast schedule on MNN's channels
  • Add their show to MNN's Program pages

Access Center was created as part of MNN's continuing involvement in the Community Media Advanced project a multi-station initiative to run Community Media Centers using Drupal open source web software. Through this initiative, centers across the country including Open Signal, PhillyCamRETN, and St. Paul Neighborhood Network – to name just a few – have worked collaboratively to build next-generation software, using code that is free to all, in keeping with the ethos and spirit of public access.

Sign up for Classes online

Most MNN classes require you to attend an Info Session first, some advanced classes have other requirements. Please watch this video to learn how you can sign up for our classes online.

Making Reservations

Watch this tutorial to learn how to reserve equipment, studios, and editing stations on Access Center. 

Crew Connect

Watch this video to learn how to use Crew Connect, our online system where producers can request crew for their own shoots or sign up to crew on another producer’s show.