Nilagia McCoy

Cambridge MA
I attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I majored in Film and Media Studies, and where I also worked at the campus radio station, KCSB 91.9FM, for three years. After that, I worked in marketing, but my enthusiasm for community/non-commercial media has led me here, to CCTV.
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March 2, 2013 - 9:23am Free screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, "The Invisible War," which exposes the national scandal of sexual violence among US military personnel. Followed by a discussion. Presented by Women, Action & the Media Boston and the Cambridge Women's Commission. Learn more about the film at http://invisiblewarmovie.com/ read more
February 23, 2013 - 2:36pm Women, Action & the Media presents the 3rd annual WAM!Boston Film Festival, featuring a thought provoking and entertaining line-up of films by women and about women, from up and coming filmmakers from New England and around the globe. Visit http://www.wambostonfilmfest.org for schedule details. Tickets and passes are available online and at the door. This year's films: "Indelible Lalita" tells the story of a resilient woman whose spirit survives her body’s painful transformation by cancer, heart failure, and a dramatic loss of skin pigment. Directed by Boston filmmaker Julie Mallozzi, who will participate in a Q&A after the screening. "Words of Witness" follows 22-year-old journalist Heba Afify as she navigates Egypt’s Revolution. Defying cultural norms and family expectations, Heba takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil. "Bordering on Treason" focuses on Lorna Tychostup, a single mother and photojournalist from New Paltz, NY, who travels to Iraq to put a human face on the Iraq War. Preview screening. "Circus Dreams" documents a year in the life of Vermont’s Circus Smirkus, a traveling youth circus. The film captures the work ethic, passion for performance,... read more
February 16, 2012 - 6:41pm Women, Action & the Media presents a festival of independent films by and about women, many of them local, on Saturday, March 24, at The Brattle Theatre, from 1pm-11:30pm. Q&A with the filmmakers or film subjects will follow each screening. Highlights include: "No Look Pass": The coming-of-age American Dream story of Emily “Etay” Tay, a first generation Burmese immigrant from Chinatown, Los Angeles, who breaks all of the rules of tradition. After living a double life at Harvard University, she strives to play professional basketball while coming out as a lesbian. Emily’s dreams are no slam dunk — family, race, and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell conspire against her, firing her passions on and off the court. This riveting documentary is a Boston-area premiere! "A Moment in Her Story - Stories from the Boston Women's Movement": Starting in 1968, the Second Wave of feminism rippled across the U.S.,demanding expanded possibilities for women of all races, classes, and sexual orientations. In the Boston area, students, professionals, community activists and working class mothers, from Dorchester to Cambridge came together to demand change. Featuring interviews with Rita Arditti, Liane... read more
September 27, 2010 - 2:50pm Host your own TV show; take classes in camera, editing, lighting, sound, web media, and other topics; crew on productions; join the NeighborMedia civic journalism team; network with other media-makers...and much more! Sound interesting? You can do it all by becoming a CCTV member. The first step is to attend an Orientation, where you'll learn all about how to become a member, the facilities, equipment and training that are available, member policies, and more. Hope to see you there! read more
September 23, 2010 - 3:41pm Film Real presents a FREE screening of the Media Education Foundation film War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death. This documentary brings to the screen Norman Solomon's insightful analysis of the strategies used by administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to promote their agendas for war from Vietnam to Iraq. Wednesday, September 29, 7pm, at the Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street. This film will also be screened on CCTV's channels in October, dates TBA. Visit http://www.filmreal.org for details about the screening. read more
September 7, 2010 - 9:43am CCTV's Backyard BBQ Fundraiser is less than one week away, and if you haven't purchased your tickets already, here's another reason to do so -- you don't want to miss the Leading Role Awards! Every year, CCTV's Backyard BBQ honors three individuals who have worked tirelessly to improve life in the Cambridge community and beyond. This year, the Leading Role Awards will be presented to three individuals who work with youth in our City, ensuring that they remain safe and can reach their fullest potential: Michael Daniliuk of the Cambridge Police Department; Robert Hurlbut, Executive Director of the Cambridge Community Foundation; and Khari Milner, Director of Complementary Learning Partnerships for the Cambridge Public Schools. Read more about the extensive work of these honorees, and come out to celebrate their work by purchasing a ticket to CCTV's Backyard BBQ today! All proceeds will benefit CCTV's very own youth media program for Cambridge teens. read more
August 31, 2010 - 12:34pm CCTV's Backyard BBQ Fundraiser is less than three weeks away (September 16)! To count down, each week we'll highlight a different element of the event that you won't want to miss. This week, we're focusing on the auction. CCTV's silent auction is a unique piece of our fundraiser because there is truly something for everyone, no matter what your interest or budget. Attendees will be able to bid on everything from autographed sports memorabilia to memberships to arts establishments; from weekend getaway packages to gift certificates for a plethora of fun things to do in Cambridge and Boston. This year's auction has more items than ever, so be sure to stop at the auction table early and often and get your bids in for some terrific items, all while supporting a great cause -- CCTV's after-school and summer youth media programs. View our list of auction items to date here. Read more about CCTV's Backyard BBQ, and get your tickets today! read more
August 23, 2010 - 10:31am Each week until CCTV's Backyard BBQ Fundraiser, we'll highlight a different element of the event that you won't want to miss. This week, we're focusing on the food. CCTV's Backyard BBQ doesn't just host a dinner -- it provides an absolute smorgasbord of options for every taste. More than two dozen local restaurants are participating in CCTV's Backyard BBQ, and you'll find everything from ribs to vegetarian fare, cuisine from around the world, decadent deserts, fine beer and wine, and much more. Here's the full list of participating food donors: Salads, Sides and More The Asgard, Christopher's, Flour Bakery, Harvest Cooperative, Iggy's Bread of the World, India Pavilion, Middle East Restaurant, Picante Mexican Grill, Royal Bengal, Royal East, The Field, Veggie Planet, Whole Foods Market Ribs, Chicken and More East Coast Grill, Pitstop BBQ, Redbones BBQ, Rendezvous in Central Square Veggie Burgers Four Burgers Beer, Wine and Softer Drinks 1369 Coffeehouse, Cambridge Brewing Company, Trader Joes Dessert Ben and Jerry's, Dunkin' Donuts, Lyndell's Bakery, Petsi Pies, Royal Pastry, S&S Restaurant If your mouth is watering, then we hope you'll come out and enjoy not only the great... read more
August 17, 2010 - 4:30pm Host your own TV show; take classes in camera, editing, lighting, sound, web media, and other topics; crew on productions; join the NeighborMedia civic journalism team; network with other media-makers...and much more! Sound interesting? You can do it all by becoming a CCTV member. The first step is to attend an Orientation, where you'll learn all about how to become a member, the facilities, equipment and training that are available, member policies, and more. Hope to see you there! read more
August 17, 2010 - 12:39pm Film Real presents a FREE screening of the Media Education Foundation film Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs. This documentary pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Narrated by Amy Goodman. Wednesday, August 25, 7pm, at the Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street. This film will also be screened on CCTV's channels in September, dates TBA. Visit www.filmreal.org for details about the screening. read more
August 16, 2010 - 9:49am CCTV's Backyard BBQ is just one month away (September 16th)! If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, here's a good reason to do so: All proceeds will benefit CCTV's after-school and summer Youth Media Programs. CCTV's 2010 Summer Media Institute just wrapped up last week, culminating in a final screening. The screenings are always a great showcase of the hard work, dedication, and creativity that go into the program, both from the students, and CCTV. In addition to learning how to produce their own media, the high-school students involved in the program also learn career skills. Students in the program have gone on to study media at prestigious institutions such as Emerson College and New York University, have received awards for their work, and have had work featured in film and media festivals, including the Boston International Film Festival. Running such a successful program hasn't happened without additional support, which is one reason CCTV holds its BBQ. For every $1,500 raised from the event, CCTV will be able to support another teen in its summer and after-school programs. When you attend CCTV's Backyard BBQ, you'll have a great time, and you'll also be supporting a... read more
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July 26, 2010 - 12:47pm On August 6-7, Cambridge Community Television will celebrate the production of the 50th episode of Bandwidth TV, a local music program, with a 25 hour marathon of Bandwidth TV episodes. Programming will begin at 11:30 PM August 6 on CCTV’s Channel 10. Since 2005, Bandwidth TV has featured some of the Boston-area’s most popular (and underground) independent artists from a variety of genres, many of which are award-winning acts. Each half-hour program features in-studio performances with the bands, plus interviews. Bands featured on Bandwidth TV include: • Razors in the Night (Phoenix Best Music Poll 2010 - Best Punk Act in Boston) • Girlfriends (Phoenix Best Music Poll 2010 - Best Garage or Psych Act in Boston) • Debo Band (Phoenix Best Music Poll 2010 - Best World-Music Act in Boston, and Boston Music Awards 2009 - International Music Act of the Year) • Tijuana Sweetheart (2009 Boston Music Award nominee for Punk Act of the Year, and featured in Guitar Hero II and Rock Band) • Zili Misik (Phoenix Best Music Poll 2009 - Best World-Music Act in Boston, Boston Music Awards 2008 - Outstanding International Music Act of the Year) • Big Digits (Phoenix Best Music Poll 2009 - Best... read more
July 19, 2010 - 9:20am Film Real presents a FREE screening of the Media Education Foundation film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. This documentary exposes a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters -- the long line of degrading images of people of Arab descent. From Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding "terrorists," this film provides insight into the origin of these stereotypes, their development at key points in US history, and why they matter so much today. Wednesday, July 28, 7pm, at the Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street. This film will also be screened on CCTV's channels in August, dates TBA. Visit www.filmreal.org for details about the screening. read more
June 16, 2010 - 11:27am In light of the current Gulf Coast oil spill, Film Real presents a FREE encore screening of the Media Education Foundation film Blind Spot: Peak Oil & The Coming Global Crisis. This documentary examines the link between energy usage, economics, and the multiplying threats that now confront the environmental health and stability of the planet. Wednesday, June 30, 7pm, at the Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street. This film will also be screened again on CCTV in July, dates TBA. Visit www.filmreal.org for details about the screening. read more
June 4, 2010 - 1:40pm Cambridge Community Television announces the availability of Cambridge Uncovered - the Calendar, a sixteen-month wall calendar of Cambridge notables in the nude. Photographed by award-winning Cambridge photographer Mark Ostow, the images are fun and provocative, providing an intimate view of noteworthy locals. “Since 2005, approximately 2,000 copies of Cambridge Uncovered - the Calendar have been squirreled away in every nook and cranny at CCTV, awaiting the year when the dates would once again align. And now is the time!” said Susan Fleischmann, CCTV’s Executive Director. “Reusing these calendars is a green option, and they are still as relevant as they were in 2004 – you can have a wall hanging that is part fine-art, part utilitarian, uniquely Cantabrigian, and a guaranteed conversation starter, all for just $10.” The 16 month calendar begins in September 2010 and runs through December 2011. Some of the notable residents featured include: writers Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan; artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder; peace activists Cathy Hoffman and Betty Burkes; 1369 staff members; Boston Latino Film Festival director Jose Barriga; dancer Rozann Kraus; CCTV staff, Pemberton... read more
May 28, 2010 - 9:37am Summer is almost here! With longer, more relaxed days ahead, it's also the perfect occasion to spend some time on personal enrichment. If you have been curious about getting involved at CCTV, but just haven't gotten around to it yet, then please come down to CCTV on Wednesday, June 2, at 6:30pm for our next Orientation! Thank about it: Why not make this summer the time you finally put together that idea you had for a short film, or learn Photoshop, or just commit to learning some new skills and finding a new way to participate in your community? By attending the June Orientation, you'll be ready to take advantage of our course offerings for the rest of the summer -- so by the end of the season, you can have your first media production under your belt, an established time-slot for your own live TV show, or perhaps carved out a niche for yourself as your neighborhood reporter in our NeighborMedia civic journalism program. Doing something fun, positive, and productive -- not a bad way to spend the summer, right? CCTV's Orientations are free, and no sign-up is needed -- just stop by! you'll learn all about how to become a member and get involved. Questions? Click here for more... read more
May 24, 2010 - 3:37pm Host your own TV show; take classes in camera, editing, lighting, sound, web media, and other topics; crew on productions; join the NeighborMedia civic journalism team; network with other media-makers...and much more! Sound interesting? You can do it all by becoming a CCTV member. The first step is to attend an Orientation, where you'll learn all about how to become a member, the facilities, equipment and training that are available, member policies, and more. Hope to see you there! read more
May 24, 2010 - 3:34pm Host your own TV show; take classes in camera, editing, lighting, sound, web media, and other topics; crew on productions; join the NeighborMedia civic journalism team; network with other media-makers...and much more! Sound interesting? You can do it all by becoming a CCTV member. The first step is to attend an Orientation, where you'll learn all about how to become a member, the facilities, equipment and training that are available, member policies, and more. Hope to see you there! read more

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