September 17, 2014

Media Initiative holding its first meeting April 14

By John Fischer|Staff writer
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After a few weeks of introductory planning and gauging interest, the Arenac County Media Initiative Committee (ACMI) will hold its inaugural meeting on April 14 to thoroughly elaborate on its purpose in Arenac County.

According to ACMI member Joseph Sancimino, the meeting will be in the commissioner’s chambers of the county building at 7 p.m. He says the meeting is to discuss ideas to promote Arenac County as a site for media related functions and also to hear ideas on how the ACMI can become more visible in the county.

One idea Sancimino will discuss is the Commercial Project for “1 Big Fish.”

“The county is given a 5-minute window to promote the county,” Sancimino said. “Instead of just having somebody stand there and talk about the county, we want to have somebody actually show the county. So we’re going to have a contest in hopes of getting a good commercial.

“We (county) want to recite the virtues of Arenac County in a more impactful way.”

He says another project that’ll be discussed is a scholarship program in which students can make a documentary about their Community Service Project required for graduation.

“We’ve (ACMI) already talked to a few students who are interested,” Sancimino said.

Two ways the ACMI is hoping to become more visible within the community is through community activities such as Relay 4 Life and the Arenac County Fair, says Sancimino.

“We’re putting a team together for Relay and we’re also setting up a table at the fair to show the county our purpose and provide exposure,” he said.

He added the ACMI is looking for anybody with ideas or interest in becoming involved with the group should attend the meeting. The Initiative also invited members of the West Branch Film Authority, which has been operating for approximately one year, to attend the first meeting. For more information, call 989-718-2030 or 989-240-0283.

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