“NEW MUSEUM STAR” VIDEO APP LAUNCHED TO SHOWCASE AMERICA’S NEXT GENERATION OF DOCENTS AND CURATORS

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“NEW MUSEUM STAR” VIDEO APP LAUNCHED TO SHOWCASE AMERICA’S NEXT GENERATION OF DOCENTS AND CURATORS

New App Part of Effort to Identify America’s Leading Museology and Masters for Fine Arts (MFA) Students; Easy Online Video Submission Allows “Stars” to Shine on National Stage.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 19, 2017 – A new app, “New Museum Star” (www.NewMuseumStar.com), is launching today to enhance the MOV! Broadcast Network’s ongoing push to identify and showcase the museum curators and docents of tomorrow.  Video from the app from leading “New Museum Stars” will be featured on various MOV! channels available on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google, smart TVs, and other platforms.

The new app is available for download at: http://bit.ly/2rmsDNH. (MOV! channels will feature “New Museum Star” content that can be downloaded at https://channelstore.roku.com/details/119450/mov!, https://www.amazon.com/MOV/dp/B01N1WIIMM/ and https://www.lightcast.com/apps/featured-androidtv/870/mov/ (respectively).

In April, more than 300 department heads and faculty members at over 150 college and university museology and Masters of Finance Arts (MFA) programs were solicited by MOV! to encourage possible “New Museum Star” entrants to go to the Web site at www.NewMuseumStar.com to submit videos.

Now, those submissions can be made much more easily via the “New Museum Star” app. Entrants are able to record their video directly even through a phone or tablet with the superior software available through MOV!   The best of the New Museum Star entrants will be engaged to generate longer-form programming for MOV! about museum exhibits, specific pieces of art, archeological digs, historical artifacts and other items.

New Museum Star is the creation of MOV! CEO Gloria J. Fredricks, who is an oil painter, sculptor and interior designer: “Museum curators and docents in the generation we are targeting are going to feel much more comfortable using an app to make their video submission to MOV!  In some cases, we will be talking about video that goes from iPhone directly to a TV channel.  This is exciting new technology that is right on the same wavelength as the millennials with whom we are communiataing.  We believe that our bright and energetic young Stars can help reinvigorate museum going by using the power of television to connect with millennials and other young Americans.”

MOV! is currently speaking with organizations interested in supporting its broader mission, which includes planned foundation activity such as art in the schools, art camps, art competitions, and the promotion of art around the world.

Gloria J. Fredricks is a resident of Washington, D.C., Minnesota and Arizona. For 10 years, she has been a full-time practicing artist, with a focus on plein air oil painting, figurative drawings, photography, sculpture, fashion design, and the culinary arts.  Fredricks ran an interior design firm for 15 years.  Her works have been featured in a variety of shows throughout the U.S. and have been sold to collections internationally.  She is member of Landscape Artists International, International Plein Air Painters, and a signature member of Northern Plains Artists.  For more information, go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/gloria-fredricks-87041321.

MOV!, the parent company of “New Museum Star,” is the growing center of a number of new brands and services designed by artists for artists .and those who appreciate the arts.  MOV! products and services evoke strong responses from their users. MOV! will move you.  The MOV! Broadcast Network features more than a dozen channel that are available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, smart TVs and other devices.

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