MV Film Society, WGBH collaborate

The M.V. Film Center boasted a sell-out crowd on its opening night, September 6. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society (MVFS) announced a collaboration with WGBH, Boston’s producer of PBS programming, and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR radio station. The agreement will bring more original content to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center and a variety of other benefits to the Cape and Islands community year-round, according to a MVFS press statement released Wednesday.

MVFS said the collaboration with WGBH and WCAI will creatively leverage the interests of both member-based organizations to present original screening opportunities, speaker programs, and live audience events.

“I can think of no other partner more closely aligned to our mission than WGBH,” MVFS executive director Richard Paradise said in a press release. “The collaborative programming possibilities are endless — screenings hosted by WGBH executive producers, sponsorship of the annual Film Festival, live broadcasts of original radio programming originating from WCAI — it’s exciting and will add significant value to our members and prospective members.”

Among the programming collaboration under consideration are hosted events by WGBH producers and radio talent, live broadcasts of radio programming from WCAI, sponsorship of the annual Film Festival, film screenings from independent series such as POV and Independent Lens, and conferences and workshops related to WGBH programming. Planning will evolve throughout the fall and winter, with the goal of enhancing the 2013 summer season on Martha’s Vineyard.

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