CinemaKC Partners with KSMO-TV to Launch Weekly Program Featuring Local Filmmakers Every Saturday

Mark you calendars and set your DVRs for March 26th at 9:30 pm because that’s when our new television program highlighting the short films of local filmmakers will be premiering on KSMO channel 62.

Check out the press release below and please spread the word so we can make this HUGE!

March 11, 2011

Leilani Haywood
(816) 332.0720

CinemaKC Partners with KSMO-TV to Launch Weekly Program Featuring Local Filmmakers

KANSAS CITY, MO – CinemaKC is partnering with KSMO-TV for a new weekly program showcasing local filmmakers airing every Saturday at 9:30pm starting March 26th. The program featuring short works of filmmakers living in the Kansas City area will air 14 consecutive weeks.

The 30-minute program includes interviews with local filmmakers and vignettes from documentary films, student-produced films, animation and much more. KSMO-TV station staff came up with the idea after reading about the creation of CinemaKC, an organization that promotes local filmmakers.

“CinemaKC is a program whereby filmmakers are pitching in to help other filmmakers,” says Producer Jerry Rapp. “We recognize that we are making professional level films here in the Midwest that deserve a chance at worldwide recognition. Through our broadcast and web-channel, we hope to accomplish just that. We are thrilled to be working with KSMO and support their vision for making their station a centrifuge for the arts. Many talented filmmakers in this city will benefit greatly from this program. “

The program will showcase filmmakers such as Ty Jones, Patrick Rea and Anthony Ladesich. “We strongly believe that our area is producing short films as good as any being made in the nation. We’re excited because this program will allow thousands of people to see these works and appreciate our filmmakers”, says John Shipp, CinemaKC founder.

CinemaKC, which has monthly programs at Screenland Crown Center, is an initiative of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City, connecting with movie lovers since 1991. For more information, contact Leilani Haywood at 816.332.0720 or John Shipp at 816.718.4337 or go online to


CinemaKC’s Strategic Partners include ArtsKC, Film Commission of Greater Kansas City, Film Society of Greater Kansas City, Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition, Kansas City Film Critics Circle, AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City Screenwriters, Kansas City Urban Film Festival, Kansas City Women in Film and TV, Kansas Film Commission, Kansas International Film Festival, Missouri Film Commission, Missouri Motion Media Association, Reel Spirit, Thank You Walt Disney, UMKC Film Department, University of Kansas Film and Media Studies, Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City, and Women of the Motion Picture Industry.

CinemaKC’s Business Alliance Partners include Allied Integrated Marketing, Allied Theatre Craft, American Heartland Theatre, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC Stage Magazine, KC Arts Council, KC Studio, Prizm’s Production, Screenland Armour, Screenland Crossroads, Screenland Crown Center, StagePort, andT2.

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