Meet CMCM Member Kent Philpott, who has logged over 5,000 hours of original content on MarinTV

Your Name:

Kent Philpott
 
How long have you been a member of CMCM?

From day one, whatever that is. Yes, actually the very first day.
 
The Title of Your Marin TV Series:

The Bible Study
 
In a nutshell, describe your CMCM series:

Verse by verse exposition, or explanation, of biblical verses. A book in the Bible is selected then from chapter one verse one, each verse is read and explained.
 
Where were you born?

Portland, Oregon
 
Where were you raised?

Portland and Los Angeles
 
If you attended college ... What was the name of the school?  What was your major?

Attended Glendale College in Glendale, CA; Napa Community College; Northridge State, UC Davis, and Sacramento State, major psychology; Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley; San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, majors theology, Greek
 
What is/was your occupation?  How long have you been in this profession?

After military service as a medic, a pastor from 1965 till present.
 
What inspired you to produce your own TV series?

In 1984 I read an article in the IJ about community television programming starting up and I wanted to be part of it.
 
What is your favorite part of TV production?

Actually doing the show. It is a challenge to get four programs in and figuring out how to "edit on my feet."

What is your least favorite part?

No least favorite part, the whole of it is a pleasure.
 
What advice would you give a new CMCM member who wants to produce a Marin TV series?

In my view and experience, trying to do too much, be too clever, wanting to be too elaborate and therefore creating a whole lot of work is the usual trouble. Start simply, develop something that is sustainable and can be accomplished without becoming slaves to the process.
 
What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Cecil the Sea-sick Sea Serpent.
 
What is your favorite TV show now?

NBC evening national news at 5:30pm with Brian Williams. Next is Gunsmoke with James Arnaz
  
When you’re not wearing your CMCM “producer” hat, what do you for fun?

Two areas, being the pastor of Miller Avenue Church in Mill Valley, now in my 31st year and publishing books, writing them, marketing them, and all that goes with it.