XVII. SERIES PROGRAMS (Queens Residents):

A. GENERAL INFORMATION FOR OBTAINING A SERIES:
NOTE: Applications for QPTV’s Lottery can be requested by QPTV Certified Community Users and Queens Residents/Sponsors only and will be given out at the designated time. All program submissions must conform toQPTV technical standards (see page 40).
 
1. A series cycle is 52 weeks long and may be broken down as follows:
a. weekly (52 programs) or monthly (12 programs)
 
There are no renewal or series extensions. Everyone must apply to participate in the lottery on an annual basis and at the designated time.
 
2. A QPTV Community User or Sponsor is allowed only one series per cycle. There are no renewals or extensions.
 
3. If a QPTV User or Sponsor fails to produce or provide two thirds of original programming for a series, the series will be canceled by QPTV. (34 new programs, 18 repeats)
 
4. All programs must have audio on channel one and two. The QPTV primary videotape format is Sony DVCAM.
 
B. INFORMATION ON PROPOSED SERIES: (Information must include)
 
1. Name, address and telephone number of Queens resident (User or Sponsor).
 
2. Title, format, frequency and length of program episodes.
 
3. Regular production and post-production requirements (time, schedule equipment, etc).
 
4. Special equipment needs for productions.
 
5. Names of crew members working on each specific series production.
 
6. A full treatment of the programs which will make up the series.
 
7. Targeted audience and promotional strategies to reach viewers.
 
C. HOW TO GET A SERIES? (QPTV CERTIFIED PRODUCER):
 
 
1. A QPTV User must have demonstrated the ability to produce and deliver programs in a timely manner. To schedule a series, a minimum of four programs ready for cablecast is necessary or studio scheduling for the four programs must be confirmed. For a studio series producer (pre-recorded tapes), a maximum of one reservation is permitted per month with a minimum of two programs being produced per reservation.
 
2. A QPTV User must supply QPTV with new programs on a regular basis. Repeats (or re-edited programs) will not be considered "new" programs, and will not beaccepted as part of the requirements to  qualify for a weekly series time slot.
 
3. A QPTV User must have demonstrated the ability to produce effectively at all levels of production and postproduction in accordance with the QPTV written guidelines.
 
4. QPTV Certified Users must apply to participate in the lottery at the designated time.
 
D. PRODUCTION CONSIDERATIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR A QPTV CERTIFIED
PRODUCER'S SERIES.
 
1. A MONTHLY SERIES USING PORTABLE EQUIPMENT IS LIMITED TO:
 
a. A maximum of three (3) portable shoots per program.
 
1. No more than three (3) shoots per week.
 
2. No more than 1 weekend shoot per program.
 
b. A maximum of six (6) edit sessions per program.
 
1. No more than three (3) edit sessions per week.
 
2. No more than 1 weekend edit per program.
 
c. A maximum of four (4) hours of source tape.
 
2. A WEEKLY SERIES USING PORTABLE EQUIPMENT FOR STUDIO ROLL-INS IS LIMITED TO:
 
a. A maximum of 1 portable shoot per program.
 
b. A maximum of 1 edit session for preparation of roll-in, per program.
 
c. A maximum of four (4) hours studio time per program.
 
d. No post-production after the studio shoot, except minimal clean-up of 1-2 hours.
 
A MONTHLY OR BI-MONTHLY SERIES USING PORTABLE EQUIPMENT FOR STUDIO ROLL-INS IS LIMITED TO:
 
a. A maximum of four (4) portable shoots per program.
 
1. No more than three (3) portable shoots per week.
 
2. No more than 1 weekend shoot per program.
 
b. A maximum of four (4) edit sessions per program.
 
1. No more than three (3) edit sessions per week.
 
2. No more than 1 weekend edit per program.
 
c. A maximum of four (4) hours studio time per program.
 
d. No post-production after the studio shoot, except minimal clean-up of 1-2 hours.
 
4. A QPTV User is allowed no more than one (1) reservation per type of equipment per day. 
 
5. Sign-out and/or reservation of equipment for series use must be by an individual, (QPTV Certified User) not an organizational name. That individual is responsible for the equipment while it is out; whether it is used to shoot one segment or more. QPTV reserves the right to demand written proof of non-profit organizational membership at any time.
 
6. Cablecast Series Request Forms (Form #12) will be retained by QPTV to coordinate production activity.
 
QPTV DOES NOT CONSIDER PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY CABLECAST ON THE CHANNELS AS NEW PROGRAMMING.