Jul 13, 2009

Movie-making kids getting their big break on KCSM

KCSM in San Mateo, no longer a PBS member station due to financial woes, "plans to fill the PBS void" by airing more local shows including its Spotlight! series, in which high-school filmmakers create three- to five-minute flicks, according to The Daily Journal. Some of the aspiring movie mavens are as young as 14. They're mentored by a staff of pros including producers, screenwriters and special-effects experts and get to premiere their work on KCSM.

Electric Company heads to weekday feed

PBS is expanding its weekly feed of The Electric Company to each weekday starting Sept. 7, reports Variety. The show, which kicked off in January, is currently the top performer on the PBS Kids Go! Block this year, and has streamed more than 10 million videos at its website.