Media Policy for the Producer Program

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Date and Time

Thu, Aug 15
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM




Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702

This 3-hour onsite class covers the history of Public Access TV and the seven Universal Representations & Warranties that inform what content may be submitted for playback on our public access channels (cablecasted through 3 cable providers) and online streaming. There will also be time to meet your fellow class attendees as well as an informal tour of Austin Public and AFS operational staff introductions.

The seven Representations & Warranties topics covered include:

1. Defamation & Invasion of Privacy laws
2. Texas state obscenities law
3. Material contrary to the law
4. Commercialism
5. Solicitation of funds
6. Unlawful copyright use
7. Immediate danger or damage

This is the one required class other than Orientation to become a Producer at Austin Public. The class is taught by Doug Gray, Austin Public’s General Manager, and there will be allotted class time at the end to answer any program questions you may have or receive an update on your program status.

For more info on the Producer Program please check out this page:

Our classes do not have age limits, however, the producer Program is for ages 15 and up. This class teaches the State of Texas’ Obscenities law, which contains graphic language. For minors attending classes, we require a parent or legal guardian sign THIS WAIVER. Please email a signed copy back to or bring it in person on or before the class date.