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A Week of Premieres!

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We've been working hard on our first episodes of the semester, and we're excited for you to see them! SO. GET. PUMPED. Every day during Spring Premiere Week, we'll be releasing BRAND NEW STV EPISODES! Check back on our social media all week long for trailers and fun behind-the-scenes shots.

The Week-Long Line Up:

Monday, Feb 27, 7 PM: TRAVERSE TOWN


Wednesday, March 1, 7 PM: LATE NIGHT STV


Friday, March 3, 7 PM: UNDERGRADS


Catch all of our new episodes on YouTube and Vimeo! and or on channel 19.100 on UNC campus cable.

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Aparna Nancherla!

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Comedian and writer Aparna Nancherla is coming to the NC Comedy Arts Festival in February! She has written for Seth Meyers, Amy Schumer, and will be starring in the latest season of Love on Netflix. See her perform on February 18th! Tickets on sale here: 10% of the proceeds from this festival will be donated to Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic. Not only will you be laughing your head off, but you'll be helping women get affordable access to reproductive health care services.

There will also be an STV Q&A session with Aparna the afternoon of her show- stay tuned for more details.

As Special thanks go to Zach Ward and DSI Comedy for arranging this.

Producer's Application open for Spring 2017!

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Calling all producers!

We are opening up the producer's application again for spring 2017! If you didn't get the chance to produce an STV show this semester, and you won't be too busy with a short film, apply to produce an STV show! It is the same application as the one sent out in August. It is a bit lengthy, but the questions are designed to help you figure out how you would execute your visions as a producer. Pitch us your show ideas and we'll be in touch!

No applications will be accepted after January 8th. All potential producers will be notified about their show by January 12th at the latest. Any UNC student can apply! If you submitted an application to produce an STV show in the fall that you would like to be considered for the spring, or would like a copy of your fall application to tweak for the spring, please email

Who we are looking for:

  • Students with new ideas for shows and an idea of how they’d make it happen

  • Students interested in reviving a show on hiatus or in the STV archives

  • Students interested in producing commercials, promo videos, and STV digital shorts

  • Students who want to film live productions or make a news-related show (especially one that involves reporting on local events)

  • Students who want to produce a sports show with the oldest living UNC basketball player and get press passes to UNC basketball games

Alumni Newsletter Coming Soon!

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During the summer, we posted a form in the UNC STV Alumni Facebook group asking if alumni would be interested in getting a newsletter from STV. We haven't forgotten! As the Fall 2016 semester draws to a close, we are close to releasing the newsletter. If you'd like to get an email from STV, please fill out the form below! We have so much to tell you about what we've been up to these days. We will be sending the newsletter out in January. If you'd like a paper copy mailed to you in addition to or instead of an email newsletter, please email with your name and address. I am constantly amazed by the generosity and enthusiasm that alumni continue to have for STV. We love hearing from you and want to return the favor.

-Mariana Abou-Rizk, Station Manager 2016-2017

Apply to be Station Engineer!

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STV is accepting applications for Station Engineer for Spring 2017! Here's a quick rundown of the position:

You get a $300 monthly stipend to do the following...
- Maintain the STV equipment inventory
- Check out/in equipment to producers for use on STV productions
- Replace/repair broken equipment
- Make recommendations on equipment purchases
- You must have basic understanding of how the equipment works and how to use it (this can be learned after applying)
- Production experience/skills are preferred but not required. Organization skills and commitment are the most important qualities.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the attached application and send it to current Station Engineer John Ligtenberg ( by November 18th. Feel free to tell non-STV members about the job. If you have any questions, please email John!

Link to the application:

STV Fall Premiere Night November 3!

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Premiere event
Come celebrate a semester's worth of hard work and creativity this Thursday- we are having our Fall Premiere on November 3rd!

Doors open at 7:30pm, and the screening officially starts at 8pm!
This is a Red Carpet Event, so wear your favorite ball gown and tux. Take photos with your friends on the red carpet, and be the first to view STV's new episodes, produced entirely by UNC undergraduate students.
DSI Comedy is generously hosting the event for us. 

Winners of our Gore Galore Video Contest will also be announced and screened! We will give out first, second, and third-place prizes to the individuals who entered the winning videos.

Admission is free.

Bar will be open for those who are 21 and over. (Don't forget your photo ID!)

Metered parking is available directly on Franklin St. and there is free parking in the lot behind Shortbread Lofts on Rosemary St. 

Hope to see you there!

DATE: Nov. 3rd.

TIME: 7:30pm doors open; the show is from 8-10pm

COST: free

LOCATION: DSI Comedy Theater, 462 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Next to the Carolina Brewery)  

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION: Paid meter parking is available on Franklin St. The parking lot behind Shortbread Lofts on Rosemary St. is free after 5pm. Transportation by bus is also available, and DSI Comedy is walkable from UNC's campus.

Gore Galore Video Contest

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Gore Galore Video Contest

Love gore, horror movies, Halloween?!
This October, UNC Student Television is hosting a fake blood video contest!
Video submissions of 2 minutes or less will be accepted until October 24 at 8:59pm EST
Event on Facebook: 

Prizes include a $50 gift certificate to Topo and other awesome swag.

Winners will be announced and screened at our Fall Premiere at DSI Comedy on November 3rd

Contest Entry Requirements:
1. This contest is open to any UNC student
2. Submissions must use fake blood in some way
3. Submissions must be 2 minutes or less
4. No real blood please
5. Must have been recorded in October 2016
How to submit:
Email, subject line "Gore Galore Video Entry" with:
1. Your name
2. The name of all other contributors to the video
2. A DROPBOX link to an .mp4 or .mov file of your video submission
3. The title of your video

Suggested video ideas:
Fake Film/TV show trailer 
Fake news story
Vines or vine compilations
Snapchat story
We're excited (and a little scared) to see what you come up with!
Best of luck,
Lana Jordan
UNC STV Marketing
Questions about the contest? Post on the Facebook event (see above) or email

Stay Up-to-Date with the STV Calendar!

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Things are getting underway this semester! In order to stay up-to-date on STV happenings, take a look at the STV Calendar:

This week, Sept 13-16:

7pm, Late Night STV writer's meeting
STV Studio

7pm, executive board meeting
STV Studio

9-11am, handing out coffee in the quad
Polk Place on campus

6pm, Undergrads writers meeting
STV office (meet in Union gallery 10 min before)

7pm, general body meeting
STV Studio

6:30pm, Camera workshop in collaboration with Carolina Film Association
STV Studio


STV Open House This Week!

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Are you interested in TV or Film? UNC Student Television has been providing UNC with television programming made for students, by students since 1983. At STV, there are tons of opportunities to get firsthand experience in the TV and filmmaking process. No previous experience necessary.

What: STV Open House
When: August 29-Sept 1, 7pm-8pm
Where: STV Studio (across from Wendy’s in the Student Union, facing South Road)
→ This is how you find the STV Studio:
Facebook Event:

To learn more about STV and how you can get involved, visit us at any of our four Open House sessionsThese are come-and-go-as-you-please nights where you can
sign up to join specific TV shows,
talk to us about creating your own show,
recruit people for your own show,
mix and mingle with our producers, writers, actors, and camera crew,
and check out our TV studio set-up.

Light snacks will be provided. Come hang out with us!

Producing a Show

Already know that you want to make your own TV show? Fill out the STV Producer/Content Proposal Application today! It's a little lengthy, but fear not: the questions are designed to help you figure out how you'd structure your show. We understand that big ideas take time to develop, and we at STV want to work with you to help you make them a reality. Talk to us about producing a show at Open House!

The fall application deadline is September 2, 2016 at 5:59pm.