MMN Season 2 ep 004 Crossing Lines

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I talk with Charlie Breit about his Branded entertainment project “The Lines”. He’s also putting together a meetup on Thursday September 29th to bring together local Chicago filmmakers.

“The Lines” is branded entertainment sort of “The Hills” meets driver education. Allstate Insurance is the brand and safe driving is the message. Charlie cleverly weaves young adult situations with driving mishaps. Each episode ends with nice message about safe driving. The production quality is great and he’s brought together some great local actors. The project is worth watching and a good sign that brands in the Midwest might be looking for opportunities to get their messages out in different ways.

On Thursday September 29th Charlie is hosting a Meetup at Market Bar Chicago in the West Loop at 6pm. Be there or be square. Midwest Media Now always supports these gatherings. It’s a great chance to meet people you might want to work with and find out what’s going on here in Chicago.

Hope to see you there!

Find info:
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“The Lines”

MMN S2 ep003 Space Hospital a Galaxy of fun

MMN S2 ep003 Space Hospital a Galaxy of fun
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The Intro
Yes I like cheese especially on pizza, hamburgers, fries, hotdogs and yes some of my content. Check out what one of the co-creators of Space Hospital Rob Poe has to say about making a series on a shoestring and still making sure everyone has fun doing it. Space Hospital has found that balance of cheese, story, camp and fun. It’s a fine line to walk and not many people can do it. You can try to look good and not pull it off or not now how to make it campy and just make it look bad. This kind of work needs the right ideas and the right style and Poe has manages to make it a reality.

Space Hospital is created by Sigurd Ueland and Robert Poe, is produced by Susan Stoebner.

This isn’t for everyone but if you like “Saul of the Molemen” and “Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show” then this might be for you.

Robert Poe webTwittercontactblog
Sean McMenemy webtwitter

Space Hospital Website
Space Hospital on Facebook
Space Hospital on Twitter
Space Hospital on YouTube

Check out their Space Hospital’s Blog for Behind the Scenes details.

Shout out to Rob Gokee for for doing some cool music for Space Hospital. Follow Him on Twitter

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Things That Came UP
Second City Chicago The Conservatory
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog
The Victory Theater Center

Some Tools They Use
Garage Band


Poke, Nudge whatever you want to call it. Midwest Media Now is trying to get you’re attention. Plus new episodes will be starting soon, we’ll call it Season 2.

Want to be a contributor to Midwest Media Now?

We want to partner with you the help bring this site and the stories, podcasts, tips and tricks and whatever else we can come up with a voice in the Midwest to help other content creators old and new find a new way to establish a creative foot hold in middle America and salute the ones already there. We want to help create the opportunity to not only get you’re content out there but to get your voice and your story out there as the experts you are or working towards.

What we are looking for?


We need media bloggers. Even if you already have a blog and you want to expand your content to another channel. Let Midwest Media Now be that channel. It will be a great way to get more visibility for your story.


Photographers, what kind of events do you go to? Share your photos of the event you think people should know about. So more will know what’s happening with content creation here in the Midwest. Maybe it’s just a Flickr slide show, or a Youtube montage.


Podcasters, we want you’re voice. Tell us what you’re working on, talk about your show, tell us what kind of shows you’d like to hear.

Student content creators.

Are you a high school student that’s really into new media and making you’re own voice? We are interested in your point of view and we want to share that with others.  Midwest Media Now want’s to get your perspective. The way you use tools and software is very different then other generations. Sharing you’re knowledge and seeing you’re point of view will be educational.

We want to help tell your story.

Midwest Media Now wants to help encourage new media production and promoting the skills it takes to get the job done. Have an idea for a podcast or web-show pitch it maybe we can help get the ball rolling. If you live in the Western suburbs of Chicago we want to help get you started with an audio podcast or webshow. If you have something to say about media in the Midwest then drop us a line.

  1. You can be on the Midwest Media Now Podcast.
  2. Write a guest blog post or if you want to be a regular contributor let us know what you want to to write about.
  3. Want to talk about gear? Send us your Review
  4. Send us your Press Release we want to hear about your new product or production.

Whatever it is we want to help get your story out about your latest project it will be a great way to get more people looking at what you’re doing plus help others in the Midwest figure out how to get started. Let’s encourage creativity here.

If you have a great ideas for a story drop us a line or sign up and send us your pitch!


Welcome to our Welcome Episode

Welcome to Midwest Media Now! You can listen to our show directly from the web site or subscribe to the show in iTunes.

What is Midwest Media Now all about? It’s about content creators in the Midwest. What we are creating, who we are and how we do it. We’ll be talking about how you get started and the tools we use once we make that leap. We’ll be talking about anything from video cameras to the web hosts and everything in between.

Even though we are in the Midwest we will cover projects from around the world. Most of these shows have inspired and encouraged us to get our ideas out there and start our own projects. We hope a look inside the Midwest will encourage more content creators to do the same thing and maybe work together.

Do you have a show, tips or tricks or maybe you want to be a guest? Then click here! Let us know what you are doing and we’ll get you on the show.

This is an important time to be a content creator and getting the word out about your content and helping others make theirs. Together we help make the Midwest stand out as a place to get you next form of entertainment.