Your Sanctuary TV Will Be Reality

The launch of Your Sanctuary TV on June 8th represents the culmination of 2 years of Production, Collaboration, Public Relations, Marketing, Convention Sponsorships, DVD duplication, Conference Calls, Emails, and so much more…but it will be well worth it. We started out with a magazine format television program, “Your Sanctuary” whose mission was to engage viewers […]

Alliance for Community Media Announces Your Sanctuary TV As Title Sponsor

 

 

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The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) announced recently that amp2‘s Your Sanctuary TV is this year’s National Conference Title Sponsor. The ACM Conference will take place May 29th through 31st in San Francisco, CA at the stately Westin St. Francis on Union Square. Appropriately enough, San Francisco Bay is on the edge of or adjacent to 3 separate National Marine Sanctuaries, namely The Gulf of the Farallones NMS, Cordell Bank NMS, and Monterey Bay NMS. The Gulf of the Farallones operates a Visitors Center at Historic Crissy Field very close to the Golden Gate Bridge and next to another landmark, Fort Mason. “With all the maritime heritage and history, Your Sanctuary TV seems an ideal Title Sponsor for this year’s conference”, remarked amp Executive Director Paul Congo. “And part of our welcome gift to attendees is a special visit to the Aquarium of the Bay,” added amp’s Outreach Coordinator Lindsey Bishop. “Your Sanctuary TV is a repository of quality Ocean and Earth Conservation video content that will be offered free of charge to members of the Alliance and all other community television stations across the country and throughout the world,” noted YSTV Executive Producer Stephen Ellzey. Among the dozens of quality programs available is a documentary by acclaimed Ocean filmmaker Robert Talbot on the Great White Sharks that favor both the Farallones and the outer edges of Monterey Bay as hunting grounds. Additional programming includes the popular Thank You Ocean PSA  and Podcast series and a collection of animated Ocean shorts by Cartoonist/Environmentalist Jim Toomey, who regularly pens “Shermans Lagoon”. “It”s hard to believe,” recalled amp Production Manager Michael Maritnes,”that 2 years ago we were sitting around the office dreaming about an Ocean Series called “Your Sanctuary” and now we’re launching an entire library of Ocean and Earth conservation content…it’s a real dream come true” The Your Sanctuary TV site yoursanctuarytv.org will go live on June 8th, which is World Oceans Day.

Logo for World Oceans Day when Your Sanctuary TV will be launched, June 8, 2013.

Logo for World Oceans Day when Your Sanctuary TV will be launched, June 8, 2013.

 

 

James Cameron Says No to In and Out

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He’s the Big Daddy when it comes to Big Movies, so when James Cameron speaks….people listen. After all, he produced blockbusters that are practically household names: Terminator, Rambo First Blood, True Lies, Titanic and most recently, AvatarDuring his keynote at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conference,  Mr. Cameron told the audience about an ongoing conversation with fellow Ocean Advocate Dr. Sylvia Earle. The meat of the matter, is whether someone who is carnivorous can also be a Conservationist. According to Mr. Cameron, the answer is an emphatic no. No to hot wings, no to BBQ, no to In and Out Burger. While we understand Mr. Cameron’s perspective: harming other species in order to sustain ourselves can seem  harsh and brutal to those of us who buy our animal protein all packaged up and pretty….but what about entire populations who depend on fish for most of their protein? Does this mean that a Pacific Islander who descended from centuries of fishermen should sell the boat, burn the net and plant some yams? If anything, Mr. Cameron’s comment is truly food for thought.

Stephen Ellzey is Executive Producer and Development Director for Access Monterey Peninsula. He currently produces a monthly program on Ocean Conservation: Your Scanctuary. Steve can be reached at steveellzey@gmail.com