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BETWEEN TAKES

From 1986 to 2000: 325 Award-winning Video Episodes

 

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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 brioad range of topics over the past 9 years. In 2006, the Between Takes made a return to the airwaves with podcasting courtesy of Spoiler Alerts, which can be accessed on this site. Click here


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.

BETWEEN TAKES was endorsed by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission and the Rhode Island Higher Education Cable Television Council. BETWEEN TAKES has been supported in part by funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the former Rhode Island Arts & Tourism Commission.


• See the Opening credits for "Between Takes, " click here
• See episodes of "Between Takes", click here
• Hear the "Between Takes" theme composed by Ross Ramsey; click here


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).


Distribution:

Cable Television

 

Audience:

2.5 milion households


Frequency:

Weekly - 25 new programs yearly


Length:

30 minutes with 60 min. specials


Format:

Video Magazine; Listed as a News Program by Actor's Equity Association


Producer:

FLICKERS Arts Collaborative.
Now heading in its third decade, Flickers unites multi-media, multi-discipline art forms for the cultural benefit of Rhode Island and the New England region


Recording Studio:

CCTV Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts and on location throughout New England


Post Production:

BNN Studios in Boston, MA, CCTV, and EQUINOX Productions, Providence, R.I.


Set Design:

David Rotondo, Theatrical/Commercial Scene Designer; Broadway, Trinity Repertory, Co., Television Cathy Linberg-Blanpied, (original concept) Brown University Theatre


Originated:

December 1986 by FLICKERS


Awards:

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.


Programs Aired:

As of January 1, 1999, 325 episodes were aired/cablecast


Subjects Covered:

An eclectic mix of topics including the arts, education, health, social issues, the environment and lighter entertainment themes


On-Going Program Sampler:

√ 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



Click here for information on specific Between Takes Episodes

 

For more information about this series, please contact

Flickers

P.O. Box 162

Newport, RI, 02840-0002

 



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• Jamestown Chamber Music Series

• Rhode Island International Film Festival

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