Neighborhood Beat is a television series featuring Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods. Spotlighting over thirty Brooklyn communities, Neighborhood Beat strives to introduce “Brooklyn to Brooklyn” by encouraging viewers to become tourists at home and empowering residents to tell their story through the medium of television. The series highlights historical information, culture, food, small businesses, and an eclectic mix of local personalities and organizations.
Neighborhood Beat is one of a dozen programs professionally produced by Brooklyn Independent Television, a community media program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.
Neighborhood Beat airs weekdays at 12:30pm & 8:30pm on Brooklyn’s BCAT TV Network: Time Warner 56, Cablevision 69, RCN 84 and it all five boroughs on Verizon 44. Neighborhood Beat episodes are also available online at www.bricartsmedia.org/bit.
BRIC is looking for Brooklyn residents to host episodes featuring the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Ideally, hosts should be a resident of Bed-Stuy. We are especially interested in individuals who have a connection to the people and businesses in their neighborhood so they may assist in generating contacts and story ideas for the Neighborhood Beat series. Previous on-camera experience is a plus, but ALL interested parties are encouraged to apply.
Hosts are not compensated, but are provided with a reel of their work. Hosts should be available at least two days a month for up to eight hours for shoots. Travel to and from shoots will be provided.
If interested, please familiarize yourself with the Neighborhood Beat series before applying by watching past episodes online at www.bricartsmedia.org/bit. Interested applicants should email a headshot, resume and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org . In the subject line, please write “Neighborhood Beat Bed-Stuy Host Auditions.” Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, April 20th. Auditions will be on Thursday, April 28th. We will contact you if we would like to see your audition. No telephone calls, please.