Highlights in AAMMC History

ALegendReturnsHIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY: Before the World Wide Web became a topic  for dinner time conversation, two women saw a need.

Landmark Moments for Iconoclast Productions

Sumiko Saulson on Black Renaissance in 2000
Sumiko Saulson on Black Renaissance in 2000

March 19, 1993          Iconoclast Productions is founded in San Francisco. We begin programs at the African American Art and Culture Complex (then called the then called the Center for African and African American Art and Culture) with resident organizations Go Productions and the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society as our sponsors.

Roundtable Discussion at the 1997 AAAMMC

April 1993                  Iconoclast Productions starts its video production internship program, working with hand-held cameras at home (we didn’t have a public access show yet) and renting editing equipment at Video Cat, which used straight cut edits and the video toaster.

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September 1993         Iconoclast Productions performs its first multidisciplinary art piece, a play including both live music and original video footage on a big-screen display, at the B. Clay Theater. 60 people attend the inaugural performance.

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November 1993         Iconoclast Productions receives a start-up grant from Performing Arts Social Society.

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November 1993         The first episode of Stagefright, Iconoclast’s Public Access Television Show, is aired in San Francisco.

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September 1994         Stagefright begins airing in Dayton, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan and Hollywood, California and Santa Monica, California.

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May 1995                   Iconoclast’s first website goes up at http://www.iconocla.com

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December 1995         First African American Multimedia Conference takes place on Stanyan Street

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February 1996           The African American Multimedia Conference moves to February, the President’s Day Weekend. It takes place at the African American Art and Culture Complex (then called the then called the Center for African and African American Art and Culture)  is co-produced with resident organizations the with resident organizations Go Productions and the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society. The Iconoclast Black History Month Film Festival is a part of the festival.

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February 1997           The Iconoclast Black History Month Film Festival (now the Iconoclast Black Independent Film Festival) expands to additional venues itself at additional venues and establishes itself as a separate program from the African American Multimedia Conference.

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July 1, 1997                First Iconoclast Kids Children’s Summer Video Production Program

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1998                           The African American Multimedia Conference satellite workshops are established during other calendar months, at schools and libraries, including the BayView Library where Kevin Epps attends and get the resources to start “Straight Outta Hunter’s Point” from guest organizations Film Arts Foundation, BAVC and ITVS.

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2000                           Iconoclast Headquarters moves from 937 Stanyan Street to the house next door to the library, over at Page Street.

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2001                           Iconoclast Productions establishes a computer lab in the Nia Room at the African American Art and Culture Complex, with the support of the African American Historical and Cultural Center and computers donated by Glide Memorial Church. The computer lab runs for about two years and contains 10 to 15 computers. It is mostly used afterschool by youth for homework.

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2003                           Iconoclast moves its operations out of the African American Art and Culture Complex where we started and over to the space on Duboce and Fillmore.

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