Introducing Greg Marks as Master of Ceremonies for the Best of the Northwest Awards

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Greg Marks is a Tacoma-based actor, motivational speaker, and founder of Right Now Today, a nonprofit that focuses on “humans helping humans.” Since founding Right Now Today, his organization has helped over 500 homeless adults and teens through the 500 Bags of Love program by providing hygienic products, food, and clothing.

At the age of forty-three, Greg decided to become an actor and has had much success. He’s been featured in magazines, television commercials, and TV shows, such as GRIMM, Leverage, Twin Peaks, Meet the Browns and stand in work on Grey’s Anatomy also appearances in feature films such as Abduction of EDEN, 21 & Over, One Square Mile, Simple Creature, and many Washington State based films including an anti-bullying film, Joenah, he wrote and directed.

Read more about Greg and his work with Right Now Today here.

Thanks to CASTUS for their support as the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Best of the Northwest Awards!

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Everything we do today, paves the way for tomorrow.

Many voices, cultures, and experiences make up our vibrant community of media makers. Join us at the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future and learn about the latest efforts in VR, journalism, podcasting, and the next phase of community media in our society.

Special thanks to MetroEast Community Media for their production support.

Vendor Spotlight: New in Cablecast

Cablecast is your one-stop community media solution for content scheduling and publishing on cable, web and OTT. To see it all in action, be sure to stop by their booth in Portland, OR at the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future.

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From Tightrope Media Systems:

Are you ready for an automation system that doesn’t require costly additional hardware for channel graphics and IP streaming? It’s time to consolidate to a single streamlined and affordable solution from Cablecast Community Media. The release of version 6.3 introduces channel branding on your live channel playout directly in Cablecast with LiveOverlay as well as live streaming contribution directly into Cablecast over IP with StreamSource. See the Cablecast 6.3 feature overview  to learn more.

Also, you can get a first look at the new web video features coming out in Version 6.4. Are you forking over thousands of dollars a month on your on demand solution for government meetings? It’s time to stop. Cablecast 6.4 adds embeddable, downloadable PDFs for Video on Demand files, live VOD chaptering and custom metadata display for your turnkey web content library. Watch this video to learn more and stop by our booth to see it action.