Boyer Production’s $100,000 Museum doc to show environmental features of new $21 million site

The Museum of Broadcast Communications documentary that’s in the works by Brian Boyer Productions will be used as educational kiosk in MBC’s new building and for future on-air shows.

Boyer has been filming all aspects of the Museum’s departure from its former long-time home at the Cultural Center and construction of its new $21 million building at State and Kinzie.

The documentary is part of a major GREEN educational project, said MBC Bruce DuMont, MBC founder and executive director.

The innovative “green” features will make MBC the first museum in America built to a gold Leadership in Energy and Environment Design. DuMont said.

The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation is funding the $100,000 production.

DuMont noted that MBC’s Angel Harvey Center with 500 seats will be the site of all MBC Wednesday public programming, with seminars, screenings, and VIP appearances. The Museum’s entire collection of more than 85,000 hours of broadcast materials is in the process of being digitized in-house.

“Shirley Madigan, Illinois Arts Council chair, told me this was the most exciting arts project in Illinois in the past 20 years,” he said.

“TV Land and ABC-Disney are major supporters–and so are Oprah and Paul Harvey and TV Guide and American Airlines are our promotional partners,” DuMont added.

The new museum is scheduled to open in late summer 2006. See