Susan Fleischmann

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I have been involved in community media since 1976, working to ensure that everyone has access to the tools and technologies needed to participate in civic life. I joined the staff of Cambridge Community Television when it opened in 1988, and became Executive Director in 1993.
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April 3, 2014 - 2:00pm Check out CCTV's Annual Report for 2013 - our 25th Anniversary Year! read more
March 25, 2014 - 6:32pm Download CCTV's April through June, 2014 newsletter read more
March 25, 2014 - 12:04pm Thanks to the generous support of Cambridge Savings Bank, CCTV's Annual Underwriter! read more
March 13, 2014 - 6:13pm The 2014 election for the Board of Directors will take place at the Annual Meeting on April 23, 2014 beginning at 6PM. Access Members may vote at that time. 2-Year Full Board Terms: 2 Seats Available Aubree Lawrence, current Board Chair, MassArt, Emerson College, IRIS Education Technologies 1. Why do you want to serve on the CCTV Board of Directors? The energy and creativity of the CCTV membership is downright inspiring. Being on the board allows me to merge the background and experience I have in media with my desire to serve my home community in a way that—I hope—offers a lasting benefit to the residents of Cambridge. 2. What relevant experience do you bring to this position? I am proud to say that I have been serving on the CCTV Board of Directors since 2008. I have had the honor and privilege of being the Chair of the Board for nearly 4 years. By being on the board I learn more and more everyday about our community, and the many ways CCTV can contribute to its growth. I have been serving on boards for community service organizations since 1993. Prior to moving to Cambridge I was on board for my city’s community theater and another board focused on Main St revitalization (... read more
March 13, 2014 - 5:21pm CCTV’s Back Lot BBQ is coming soon! Scheduled for Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the BBQ will feature food grilled by local chefs, live music by Zili Misik, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Leading Role Award. It all happens in CCTV's back lot at 438 Massachusetts Avenue (entrance on Green Street between Brookline Avenue and Sidney Street). All funds raised through this year’s BBQ will support CCTV’s year-round Youth Media Program, which fosters healthy youth development by involving teens in activities that promote media art, career and leadership skills while exploring issues affecting our community. Are you interested in sponsoring this great community event? There are a few ways that you can get involved. Become a Fiscal Sponsor See BBQ Sponsorship Options and Benefits. Donate Food to the Event Donate an Item to our Silent Auction Questions? Please contact Susan Fleischmann at 617 401 4004 or Contributions are tax-deductible. All sponsors and donors receive recognition on promotional materials and on CCTV's 3 community cable channels. read more
March 11, 2014 - 3:34pm If you are engaged in commercial or independent productions, keep in mind that Cambridge Community Television provides rentals of high quality HD production equipment for use in your project. Whether you're shooting a commercial for a local business or firm, or crafting a product demo of your company's newest invention, recording pilot episodes of a syndicated game show, or simply producing media for festivals or resumes, then CCTV's gear can be yours for a very competitive rental price. CCTV is also an excellent venue for events such as business meetings, corporate retreats, technology trainings, professional development seminars, fundraisers for charities, and parties of all types. Some of the best restaurants in the area are nearby for catering services, and there are plenty of after-party options at the bars and clubs right outside our doors. CCTV has 8000 square feet of prime real estate space in Central Square and we're only 150 yards from the MBTA Red Line subway stop. Our venue and location can't be beat. See our equipment page to get a sense of what we have to offer. You can also download a copy of our rental rate card if you need this in print. Contact CCTV to get... read more
March 9, 2014 - 8:26pm If you have traversed the hallways of CCTV, you know that we LOVE awards plaques! So, we get very excited when it is time for the annual Hometown Media Awards, sponsored by the national Alliance of Community Media. The online deadline is April 30, 2014, and you can read all about it here. The entry fee is $50, BUT, if you are a CCTV Access Member, and you enter by April 25th, we will refund you $25! Read more about that here, and contact Sean Effel. read more
February 23, 2014 - 5:37pm The Board of Directors of Cambridge Community Television is a 13-person body, including both appointed and elected seats, that governs CCTV. This year, there will be 4 elected openings on the Board, which will be filled at the Annual Meeting. 2 of the 4 will be one-year terms for Member Representatives. Individuals are sought who broadly represent the communities served by CCTV. If you are interested in serving on CCTV’s Board of Directors, please download the Nomination form, read it thoroughly, and submit it by the deadline of March 14. read more
February 9, 2014 - 8:27pm On February 11, thousands of websites (including this one!) will host banners urging people to call/email Congress. We'll ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans. The SOPA and PIPA protests were successful because we all took part, as a community. As Aaron Swartz put it, everybody "made themselves the hero of their own story." We can set a date, but we need all of you, the users of the Internet, to make it a movement. read more
February 5, 2014 - 11:19am In order to make sure that our staff and members stay safe and warm, CCTV will be closed today, Wednesday, February 5. We will reopen Thursday at noon. Stay safe! read more