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In August of 2015, Tris Sicignano; a New Orleans native, and Klarque Garrison were two Atlanta neighbors trying to figure things out. With years of experience in the entertainment industry the two teamed up to create a revolutionary new streaming network; Surge Television.

Tris, after beginning her career in television at the age of 16 working for the local PBS station in New Orleans and then taking a break from the industry in her mid twenties,  yearned to return to the industry. That is when Tris teamed up with neighbor Klarque Garrison, who found success as an entrepreneur with his streaming radio network, Survival Radio Network (SRN). SRN boasts thirty-four radio programs and over a million listeners.

After a couple of months of chatting about their creative goals at the neighborhood coffee shop, there was an “a-ha!” moment when they realized that their goals aligned, and Surge Television was born. The two wasted no time getting started on their idea.  Five months later, after brainstorming, intensive planning and lots of filming, the duo officially unveiled their concept. After signing up content creators from Los Angeles to London, England in the first couple of months, requests to join this new television co-op are still rolling in.

Surge Television is a content creator-owned television network, operating as a cooperative community. This is something new to the industry.

Surge Television intends to change the television game by fostering a community where content creators work together as a community to create, grow and collaborate as artists. Contributors to Surge TV join free of charge and receive a percentage of company profits during their participation time.

Currently boasting a roster of NINE original series as well as a few short films, the Surge community includes seasoned content creators with programs of multiple genres. From docu-series to drama and animation, Surge plans to offer a wide variety of programming.

Care to support this amazing idea? Visit their IndieGoGo campaign here!

Atlanta neighbors join forces to change the game for independent filmmakers was originally published on atlantadailyworld.com

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