Jay April

Akaku: Maui Community Television
President & CEO
Kahului, HI
Jay April is an early adopter of public access and a founding member of the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers, the predecessor of ACM. He is a television producer, director, video journalist and filmmaker whose work has been featured on many national networks and won awards from film festivals worldwide. Credits include special correspondent to CNN’s Environmental Unit, the much acclaimed PBS series,The 90s, the successful start up of E! Entertainment Television and Best Super Bowl commercial according to USA today. His documentaries about ecology and American culture have been called, “prolific and passionate” by The Wall Street Journal, “poignant” by the LA Weekly, and “provocative” by The Los Angeles Times. In recent years, Mr. April has specialized in documentaries about Hawaiian culture, and has been exploring the parameters of emerging digital tools to make ground-breaking new media. Mr. April is an expert cable television consultant with a specialty in telecommunications policy, cable regulation, community programming and broadband. He would like, against all odds, to use media to create a new golden age upon the earth.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, July 12

9:00am PDT