The original Media Arts Center opened in 1990 and has evolved and changed ownership over the years.
It is now a 6,000 sq. ft facility in Hamden, Connecticut featuring multiple editing suites, an audio studio and an 1,100 sq. ft sound stage with 16 ft ceiling.



Meet the Team

Ted Maynard

Owner/Executive Producer
Ted is owner/executive producer of the Media Arts Center and has over 25 years of experience in video production, editing and graphics. He has worked on thousands of shorts and commercials as well as a number of award winning films including Guadalupe, Liberating a Continent, A Plea for Peace, Everyday Heroes, A Century of Hope, Courage and Conviction and many others. He also was a producer on the documentaries Black Women in Medicine and the Deadliest Disease in America.

Bret Schneider

Lead Editor
Bret is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with an accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Television and a Master’s Degree in Interactive Media Communications. He is an experienced editor, animator and closed captioner. One of his recent films, which documented heroes of September 11, aired on the 20th anniversary of the event.

Deanna Pedone

Associate Editor
Deanna has an MFA in Film and TV Production from Sacred Heart University and has worked for NBCUniversal. She edited and created animations for a number of shorts, commercials and films for MAC. She was also lead editor on the film Enduring Faith, which premiered on ABC Spring 2021. The film has won numerous film festivals.
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