LTV Offers an Orientation

With the goal of recruiting more local residents who can produce their own TV programming, East Hampton’s public access station, LTV, has planned an orientation workshop for Monday night at its studio in Wainscott.

Morgan Vaughan, LTV’s executive director, said in a release that public access TV has the ability to change lives, noting that celebrities such as RuPaul, Louis C.K., and Stephen Colbert have used the medium over the course of their careers.

“We would like to see LTV offer more children’s programming, sports talk, kids’ self-produced programs, local public affairs, and whatever else the creative audience on the East End can come up with,” Ms. Vaughan said in the release.

During the orientation session, to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at 75 Industrial Road, participants will get a tour of the building and equipment, hear a breakdown of the process and paperwork, discuss programming ideas, and have a chance to ask questions. The orientation is a mandatory prerequisite to LTV’s other courses in TV production, including training for directors on Sept. 19 and camera training on Sept. 26.

Participants must be residents of East Hampton Town. LTV broadcasts on Channels 20 and 22, with Channel 22 reserved for public meetings such as town, village, and school board proceedings.

More information can be found on LTV’s website, ltveh.org, in English and in Spanish. Those interested in attending have been asked to call 631-537-2777 or send an email to Mike Tremblay, one of the production managers, at mike@ltveh.org.