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18 April

McTucky Fried High, the comedic, animated web series about an ensemble of teen foods is launching Season 2!

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH McTucky Fried High Season 2 Trailer McTucky Fried High, the comedic, animated web series about an ensemble of teen foods is launching Season 2! We are incredibly excited to share the Season 2 Trailer!! Please watch, share and get excited! The McTucky crew is back and cooking up tons of laughs, sass and […]

11 April

No Small Matter is Launched!

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We are proud and excited to share the launch of the No Small Matter YouTube channel!  The TV Lab and nearly 30 different Columbia students spent many months generating ideas, strategy, and pilot episodes for this new YouTube channel dedicated to improving Early Childhood education in the US.   TV Lab Fellow Dallas Golden and Columbia student Ji […]

1 April

The School Project: April 9 Panel at Chicago Filmmakers

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TV Lab Partners from Kartemquin, Media Process Group, Kindling Group, Siskel/Jacobs and Free Spirit Media will give a presentation on The School Project initiative Saturday April 9 at Chicago Filmmakers.   Join filmmakers from these impactful Chicago film organizations at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N Clark St in Andersonville) on Saturday, April 9 at 2pm for a panel discussion […]

30 March

McTucky Fried High Screened at the Atlanta Film Festival

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McTucky Fried High, the creation of former TVLab Fellow Robert Carnilius, is screening at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 5th. “McTucky Fried High tackles subjects absent in mainstream cartoons. While foregrounding LGBTQ characters, McTucky focuses on issues like coming out, body positivity, bullying, feminism, race, religion and more.” The series in its second season. […]

25 March

Pichaske Crowd-Funds for Wounded Zuluhoops Star

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TV Lab Director Kristin Pichaske was nearly done editing her feature documentary Zuluhoops last spring when she received a troubling email.  One of the key people in the film, a young man named Khulekani Mthembu, had been attacked on his way home from work in Durban, South Africa by a stranger with a machete.  Unable to get prompt […]

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