Michael Willner, chairman, The Cable Center Board, president & CEO of Penthera Partners, Inc. and Diane Christman, senior vice president, programs and development for The Cable Center with friends exploring the Ziegfeld Ballroom for Cable Hall of Fame 2018.
Bright Lights, Big City!
2018 Cable Hall of Fame
Heads to Big Apple
The Cable Center is delighted to announce that the 2018 Cable Hall of Fame celebration will be held April 4, in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. This will be the first time the event is held in the Big Apple.
Once an entertainment venue for Cablevision and currently under renovation, the Ziegfeld Ballroom will open this fall in the former Ziegfeld Theater building. The Ziegfeld hosted Hollywood's top blockbuster movie premieres for decades, earning acclaim as one of the most celebrated venues in the world.
“Start spreading the news. I couldn’t be more excited that the Cable Hall of Fame is moving to the Ziegfeld Ballroom which has been home to great entertainment in the heart of New York City,” said Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera Partners and chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “The Cable Hall of Fame will continue that tradition. What better place to honor cable and media’s finest!”
Unlike recent years when the celebration moved yearly due to assocation with NCTA’s annual convention, The Ziegfeld Ballroom will be the home for the Cable Hall of Fame through at least 2020. Honorees for the 2018 class will be named in early October.
Jana L. Henthorn, president and CEO of The Cable Center said, “Coming off an extremely successful 20th celebration in 2017, I am confident in the future growth of the Cable Hall of Fame and The Center’s role in honoring industry luminaries for many years to come.”
The Ziegfeld Theatre opened in 1969 as a single-screen movie theatre. The theatre was named in honor of famed Broadway impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
This is a fantastic location to host the party of the year! The Ballroom provides some unique sponsorship opportunities. We are especially looking for a special After Party sponsor worthy of this spectacular evening and venue.
Since 1998, 127 honorees have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. For more information on the celebration, visit www.cablehalloffame.com.
We’re rolling out the red carpet- get ready for your close up!
Co-work. Co-learn. Co-innovate. Co-create
MediaAMP @ TCC is a space for co-working, learning, creating and collaborating. It brings together a community of creators supported by technologists within an environment of freelancers, start-ups and corporations. It offers open and private workspaces, socio-tech skills training, facilitated mentorship, events and networking. “We're turning thought into reality through entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship education, ideation and prototyping”, explains Maria Popo, AMP10x CEO and founder. “Our mission is to deliver a unique collaborative experience – one that inspires, educates and supports both established and new ventures.”
MediaAMP @ TCC recently launched soft skills education, delivering workshops to local chapters of industry organizations such as SCTE, WICT and NAMIC. Additionally, they have a partnership with Colorado State Vocational Rehab to help develop the soft skills of their client base. Hard skills training such as coding and cybersecurity are expected to launch this fall.
Just four months after launch, MediaAMP @TCC is at 95% capacity. While the co-working space is currently almost full, there is still space available for individual and small company co-working. A waiting list is open to mid-size or larger tenants. To learn more about pricing, virtual tours and available packages visit the MediaAMP @TCC website.
SeriesFest: Season 3— It’s a Wrap!
Cable Center Proud Sponsor
Named one of the top festivals in Colorado, SeriesFest is an international celebration dedicated to showcasing the best and boldest in episodic storytelling.
SeriesFest: Season Three kicked off June 27th at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with a ‘90s Throwback Concert featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill, Common and En Vogue, along with the world premiere screening of CNN's “The Nineties.” The annual festival continued over five days at the Sie FilmCenter showcasing the best new independent pilots, sneak previews from major networks including ABC and Comedy Central, panels with leading industry figures including Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and Vanity Fair's Krista Smith, and boundary pushing Virtual Reality experiences.
As a proud sponsor of SeriesFest, the Cable Center co-presented the Closing Night featuring the world premiere of NBC's “The Brave” followed by an extended conversation with the creator and entire cast, including Emmy Award winning actress, Anne Heche and Mike Vogel.
Hailed as a place for discovery as well as a way to celebrate the exhilarating and rapidly expanding world of episodic storytelling, SeriesFest gives audiences a first look at the series and talent we should all be watching. Learn more about the festival at SeriesFest.com!
A “Brave” Night
Snapshot: World premiere of NBC’s “The Brave” at The Cable Center during SeriesFest: Season 3.
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Center Summer Happenings
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In the last year, The Cable Center has preserved the legacy of an additional 16 illustrious industry veterans by taping oral histories for The Hauser Oral History Collection. Six of these new interviews have been approved and are uploaded for posterity to YouTube and The Cable Center’s website, joining the more than 350 oral histories already available for viewing online. The new entries include: Tamara Franklin, Paul Glist, Leo Hindery, Howard Horowitz, Rob Kennedy, Martha Soehren and recent Cable Hall of Famer, Jill Campbell.
The Hauser Oral History Collection is the only repository of firsthand accounts direct from industry leaders about the creation, expansion and current state of the cable industry.
Jana L. Henthorn, president and CEO of The Cable Center, explains, “The beauty of oral histories is the blend of personal experiences and observations that might otherwise be lost forever. Celebrating the legacy of our industry’s pioneers is a big part of what we do at The Cable Center.”
The Cable Center has been gathering, cataloging and digitizing oral histories from cable industry executives since its inception in 1985. To date, The Center has collected 375 video and audio histories, with more being added every year, all available on The Cable Center website and on YouTube. The videos are paired with the written transcript to assist with research purposes.