It’s been nearly 30 hours since I began this quest to saving Liana’s studio space. She has given her graces along the way to continue with what I’m doing. Liana is my friend and I’m accepting no money for this at all and just trying to help keep this studio alive. I wouldn’t continue on if she hadn’t asked me to so here goes.
After much deliberation and planning, we’re going to host a fund raiser tonight to help the studio stay a part of the community and not be sold off piece by piece. We’re going to keep this studio alive. We have an outside party who is friends with Liana who has offered to purchase all of the equipment from the current owners and negotiations have already been initiated. With the money raised this weekend, we’ll be able to sign a new lease on this building and form a new company. The company will be a public use studio that will allow independent filmmakers and podcasters to create great content for the web. Hopefully, with a couple of corporate sponsorships and donations the studio can stay around for years to come.
Inspiring people with great ideas is what this will be about. Everyone can make a difference. The studio is not a not for profit organization yet but everyone that donates this weekend will be added as a “charter member” and be recognized for their generosity in helping the studio become independent. We can do this and I’m going to do everything I can to make this a reality for Liana. I’ll be live all night tonight at Ustream.TV accepting call-ins and I hope you’ll join me in the fight to save the studio.
We’re located at 2331 3rd street in San Francisco. Please text me or email if you’d like to swing by and be a part of the experience in person. My contact info is below. Everyone else, please do your part in spreading the word on Twitter, blogs and on your own podcasts. The stream starts at 7PM Pacific Time.
Here is the info for spreading the word and donating:
UPDATE: Any company that donates $1000, will get a month of free advertising on the MyMac.com Podcast!
6. My Twitter Account (for all updates)
7. Pre-written tweet: Please help @adamjackson and @fittorrent save the podcast studio from liquidation. http://tinyurl.com/6j6886
8. CALL IN: Our skype number is (408) 844-4130. I’ll get to every call that I can.
9. Liana’s email is email@example.com please send her your thoughts.
Here’s Liana’s Qik stream showing a tour of the studio.