From 1986 to 2000: 325 Award-winning Video Episodes
It started as the monthly members' newsletter for Flickers in 1983. Then it morphed from print to video in December of 1986 when the first episode was taped and cablecast. That program, "Images of Women in Film" was hosted by Flickers founder and Producing Director, George T. Marshall. The special guest was Jim Seavor, Arts Writer for the Providence Journal. The program was shot at the former WSBE Studios located at Rhode Island College in Providence.
The series produced over 325 half-hour episodes during its first incarnation, 1967-1999 Now it has new life with the Rhode Island International Film Festival, morphing once again. Since 1999, Between Takes has served as the morning forum for visiting filmmakers and industry leaders. Know affectionately as "Coffee Talks," these informal industry forums have covered a broad range of topics over the past 17 years. In 2006, "Between Takes" made a return to the airwaves with podcasting courtesy of Spoiler Alerts, which can be accessed on this site. Click here
Plans are currently in place to bring back Between Takes as a 48 min. weekly radio program using a similar programming model, but this time having an emphasis on film music. Details will be released in 2016, just in time for the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
OTHER "BT" FACTS OF NOTE: BETWEEN TAKES aired on the Rhode Island Statewide Interconnect Channel A, Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. and on Cambridge Community Television in Cambridge, MA each Wednesday night. It also appeared throughout the New England region. The full coverage range can be seen below.
BETWEEN TAKES was endorsed by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission and the Rhode Island Higher Education Cable Television Council. BETWEEN TAKES was supported in part by funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the former Rhode Island Arts & Tourism Commission.
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What follows is information about the original program's cablecasting, programmming and general statistics:
Program Coverage Range:
Eastern Massachusetts, including: Metro Boston, Cambridge, Bedford, Somerville, Braintree, Westwood, Medford, Easton, Norwood, Brockton, Lexington, Dedham, Bridgewater, Stoughton, Randolph, Revere, Andover, North Attleboro, Yarmouth, Cape Cod. Also, Central New Jersey; Southern New Hampshire; Eastern Canada, Atlanta, Georgia and the Rhode Island Statewide Cable Interconnect System (covering S.E. Massachusetts).
2.5 milion households
Weekly - 25 new programs yearly
30 minutes with 60 min. specials
Video Magazine; Listed as a News Program by Actor's Equity Association
Flickers, The Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative.
Now heading in its fourth decade, Flickers unites multi-media, multi-discipline art forms for the cultural benefit of Rhode Island and the New England region
CCTV Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts and on location throughout New England
BNN Studios in Boston, MA, CCTV, and EQUINOX Productions, Providence, R.I.
David Rotondo, Theatrical/Commercial Scene Designer; Broadway, Trinity Repertory, Co., Television Cathy Linberg-Blanpied, (original concept) Brown University Theatre
December 1986 by FLICKERS
√ State of Rhode Island, Excellence in Cable Programming. Awards for Excellence, CCTV, 1990-1992
• First Prize in Music Production, 1988;
• Documentary and Variety/Entertainment, 1989;
• Documentary, 1990;
• Public Service Announcement, 1991;
• Best Series, 1992
√ Selected for inclusion at the Library of Congress as part of the National Archives for the production "Places on the Stage" with Lindsay Crouse, 1991.
√ Supported by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 1992-1994.
√ Crystal Award of Distinction,
√ Communicator Award, 1996.
√ Gold Award for Corporate Promotion, Telly Award, 1994, 1995.
√ Governor's Tourism Award, 1996. Endorsed by the R.I. Higher Education Cable Television Council and the R.I. Historic Preservation & Heritage Commission.
As of January 1, 1999, 325 episodes were aired/cablecast
An eclectic mix of topics including the arts, education, health, social issues, the environment and lighter entertainment themes
√ Lindsay Crouse, Academy Award Nominee
√ Dana Carvey of Saturday Night Live
√ Ralph Waite of The Waltons
√ Jonathan Frid of Dark Shadows
√ Barbara Meek of Archie Bunker's Place & Brother Jake
√ Pamela Berger, Director/Writer of
√ The Imported Bridegroom
√ The Drama League of New York
√ Kitty Dukakis on the Plight of Refugees
√ The World of Fashion: Boston Designer's Showcase
√ John Inman of Are You Being Served
√ Greenpeace International
√ Preserving the Gilded Age in Newport, RI
√ A Walking Tour of Plymouth Plantation
√ Saving Our Vital Resources with Earthwatch
√ The New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans
√ The Regional Impact of AIDS
√ Daniel Pinkham's "Advent Cantata"
√ Joanne Woodward narrating "The Snow Queen"
√ Olympia Dukakis at Trinity Repertory Company
√ Making "My Uncle Joe" with filmmaker Bill Rogers
√ Oscar Eustis and the New Trinity Repertory Co.
√ Salute to Franco-Americain Culture
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