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MPT Program Acquisitions

MPT recognizes the importance of local and independent filmmakers and their unique ability to capture truths about the world with artistic integrity, intelligence, and balance. MPT supports these artists and gives viewers access to their voices and viewpoints. These producers' programs provide viewers with a better understanding of the world, an open door to the arts, and actionable information to improve their daily lives.

Welcome, producers! Please scroll to the bottom of this page for special information about submitting your work or program ideas to MPT.

Upcoming programs

The SixTripleEight

Monday, March 11th @ 9pm (premiere); Tuesday, March 12th @ 2am (encore)

In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women's Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of over 17 million pieces of mail in the European Theater of Operations.  The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the"SixTripleEight,” was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months. 

the Six Triple Eight

Beyond the Bridge

Monday, March 11th @ 10:15pm (premiere); Tuesday, March 12th @ 3:15am (encore)

Akumal, a community on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, existed largely unnoticed in the shadows of neighboring tourist meccas such as Cancun and Tulum. It received sparse municipal resources, offered few enriching educational experiences, and the lack of light on the fast moving highway that splits the community in two was a persistent safety issue. One day, a restaurant owner sat down with the mayor to discuss the problem, and that conversation evolved into the annual Akumal Arts Festival, an open, global invitation for mural artists to paint the highway bridge.

Beyond the Bridge

Deconstructing the Beatles

  • Ep. 3 - A Trip through Strawberry Fields - Saturday, March 16th @ 7:30 PM (premiere); Saturday, March 23rd @ 7:00 PM (encore)
  • Ep. 4 - A Stroll Down Penny Lane - Saturday, March 23rd @ 7:30 PM (premiere); Saturday, March 30th @ 7:00 PM (encore)
  • Ep. 5 - Deconstructing A Day in the Life - Saturday, March 30th @ 7:30 PM (premiere)

 

Even more than 50 years since the band broke up, The Beatles' influence endures, thanks to songs and records that continue to captivate audiences of all ages. As with all classic works of art, these masterpieces keep revealing new and surprising elements the closer we look. Producer/composer/entrepreneur/educator Scott Freiman dives deeply into the creative process behind these timeless records, taking us on an educational, entertaining journey through the development of the Beatles' classic songs and records, and of the band itself. Each of these three episodes explores the inspirations, composition, recording and production of a single song: "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane," and "A Day in the Life."

Preview: Deconstructing the Beatles

Ep. 1 - The Beatles Come to America
Friday, Feb 9th @ 10:30 PM (premiere)
Saturday Feb 10th @ 2:30 & 4:30 AM
Saturday, Feb 17th @ 7:00 PM

Ep. 2 - Deconstructing Rubber Soul
Saturday, Feb 17th @ 7:30 PM (premiere)
Saturday, March 16th @ 7:00 PM

Ep. 3 - A Trip Through Strawberry Fields
Saturday, March 16th @ 7:30 PM (premiere)
Saturday, March 23rd @ 7:00 PM

Ep. 4 - A Stroll Down Penny Lane
Saturday, March 23rd @ 7:30 PM (premiere)
Saturday, March 30th @ 7:00 PM

Ep. 5 - Deconstructing A Day in the Life
Saturday, March 30th @ 7:30 PM (premiere)


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A Note to Producers

Do you have a completed program/series or a project in production that you would like to see aired on MPT?  Or maybe you have a program concept that you are looking for MPT to produce or co-produce?  MPT welcomes the opportunityto review your program or idea for consideration as a local broadcast, digital presentation or national public television presentation.  Please complete our online submission form here, and our team will review your project to see if it is a fit for our distribution.

Not sure if your project is suitable for MPT?  Please review our acquisitions primer to learn about MPT's mission, programming objectives, submissions process, and local and national acquisition initiatives. You can also find information about MPT and public television editorial, technical and funding guidelines at the links below:

MPT Editorial Guidelines

MPT Technical Specifications for Programs

The Producing for PBS website