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GORDON QUINN TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY MEDIA’S 2012 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

GORDON QUINN TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY MEDIA’S 2012 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

 

(McLean, VA, June 25, 2012) –   The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is pleased to announce that Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, will keynote its opening plenary at the 2012 ACM Conference & Exhibition  in Chicago on August 1.

Gordon Quinn has been making documentaries for over 45 years. At Kartemquin, Gordon created a legacy that is an inspiration for young filmmakers and a home where they can make high-quality, social-issue documentaries. Kartemquin’s best known film, Hoop Dreams (1994), executive produced by Gordon, was released theatrically to unprecedented critical acclaim. Other films Gordon has made include Vietnam, Long Time Coming, Golub, 5 Girls, Refrigerator Mothers and Stevie

Gordon is a supporter of public and community media, and has served on the boards of several organizations including The Illinois Humanities Council, The Chicago Public Access Corporation, and The Public Square Advisory Committee, The Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. A key leader in creating the Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, Gordon encourages filmmakers to educate themselves on the tenets of the fair use doctrine, frequently speaking to the media, legal, and educational communities about this fundamental right.

The Alliance for Community Media 2012 Conference & Exhibition will take place in Chicago July 31-August 2, 2012.  The conference will be focused on the growth of business opportunities for community media centers, and attendees will explore key issues affecting public, educational and government access organizations and community media centers.  Educational programs will address critical industry topics such as technical issues, government management, nonprofit management, growth and diversification of community media centers, crisis management, and coalition building.

About the Alliance for Community Media:  Founded in 1979, the Alliance for Community Media is a national, non-profit membership organization committed to ensuring access to electronic media for all people.  The Alliance for Community Media carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource for the more than 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) cable channels nationwide. For more information, visit ACM’s new website at www.allcommunitymedia.org.