From Sin City, and Road To Perdition in film, to Marvel's Agents of Shield and AMC's Comic Book Men —not to mention the thousands of comic book titles published yearly— the comic book art form has influenced our culture considerably. On Thursday March 20, 2014 from 7 to 9 PM MCA-I presents an impressive panel of experts to celebrate and discuss the current popularity of comic books and all things related! If you are working in the Media Industry or just love comic books or the comic art form in general, don't miss this special event.
Seating is limited and you MUST RSVP online. http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/ We are expecting a large crowd so please RSVP and pay online soon. When you RSVP on line you will receive a Free Parking Pass for the event.
Feel free to bring your artwork, stories and scripts to share. Media Communications Assoc.- international (MCA-i) is a 501(c)3 professional association about networking, supporting our members and the Media Community.
Original Art by Jon Bogdanove
Colorist: Victor Phan
On Thursday March 20, 2014 the LA/OC Chapter of Media Communications Association-international (MCA-i) presents an impressive panel of experts to celebrate and discuss comic books and all things related! We've booked three talented people who you won't want to miss. This special event has limited seating and you MUST RSVP http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/and pay online in advance.
Here's more background on our three fascinating Panelists…
By Connie Terwilliger, MCA-I Co-Executive Director
As if you needed an excuse to come to San Diego! Well, here it is - a business write off in a wonderful location! Leadership, networking and professional development...
Friday, April 4, 2014, we are having a Leadership Conference. Want to be involved in helping MCA-I grow? Then be at this meeting! Friday evening, we will be having a festive cocktail party with awards presentations. Saturday, April 5, the San Diego Chapter of MCA-I is holding a MediaProCamp. Heres how to register for these events...
The LA/OC Chapter of MCA-i has awarded long time member, Brad Hagen, the Shining Star to recognize his service to the organization and the OC Media Community. Presented by the chapter's president-elect Art Kirsch, the award also notes Hagen's "dedication to upholding the highest standards of business, creativity and friendship." Brad is the founder and owner (he often lists himself as Chief Troublemaker) of Video Resorces Inc, which has been a leader in media production in Orange County for many years. Under Brad's leadership VRI provides a variety of production services, animation, and equipment rentals. With a second office in Boston, Brad and his team bring their diverse experience to create engaging and effective events for business throughout the world.
Pictured Here: Representing the LA/OC Chapter of MCA-i, Art Kirsch (L) presents the Shining Star Award to Brad Hagen (R)
As our Chapter President, you'd think Walter Davis would be a pretty busy guy—and you'd be right. But no one kows exactly HOW busy! Besides running a couple of media businesses, Walter has been a TV and Radio host for a number of years. Because he believes in using his skills to be a positive force in the world, his Citizens Internet Radio Network, as well as many of his TV shows, often showcase stories focused on human rights and social justice. He also uses it as a media forum to expose MCA-I to millions of listeners. Some of Walter's individual shows have reached as many as 20,000 listeners.
You'll find the shows contain fascinating perspectives and important information—often facts that are not widely talked about! For example, during February 2014, the Citizens' Internet Radio Network will be presenting a series of radio shows highlighting holistic health, parental rights, cancer prevention and many other topics. But take a listen to past shows (still available in archives) and you'll get an idea of how broad Walter's interests are. These webcasts are supported by a number of sponsors and Walter constantly seeks more as he encourages listeners to support them. Shows are available world wide and can be accessed via computer or phone. Archived versions are available immediately after broadcast. We suggest you liosten in and share with family, friends and associates.
Bryan C. Jones, one of the founders of non-profit HOOP Foundation (“Holistic Offerings & Opportunity for People.”) has asked the MCAI Media Community for help finding volunteers to teach kids video and broadcasting with an emphasis on sports. They also need any equipment you can donate--as long as it's working. The idea is simple: kids love sports. What better avenue to capture their attention and teach them about media while keeping them off the streets. You'll be working with kids at Locke High School helping youngsters learn how to cover sports for broadcast, video, webcasting and more
There's a video you need to see. It's posted on YouTube by noted Social Media Mentor and MCA-i chapter president, Walter Davis. Besides being a producer, TV and radio host and internet entrepreneur, Walter has captivated audiences at MCA-i's MediaProCamp with extremely useful lessons in social media and making money on the web. The title of this aprox 15 minute video is all you need to know before viewing.
Looking for a last minute charitable donation to help you with your 2013 taxes? Then consider donating a few dollars to MCA-I. MCA-I is a 501c3 non-profit association, so any contributions you make are tax deductible! You can give a general donation to help keep the association moving forward, or you could designate your donation to the G. Warren Scholarship Fund. Either way it's tax deductable!
To Donate Go To: http://www.mca-i.org/en/donations/add.asp
It was a full house at the OC Sound Stage for the LA/OC Chapter's "Audio! Audio! Audio!" presentation at the first meeting of 2014. As often happens, many people who did not RSVP via the chapter's meetup site showed up, so food was in short supply…but participation was not. The seats were filled with media pros from every area--audio, video, performers, etc.
After short opening comments from the three experts on the panel (on professional audio pet peeves,) MC John Coleman of Twin Oaks Communications, made it clear that the experience and wisdom of the audience was to be part of the process. As a result, the great commentary from panelists, Tim Keenan, Chief Engineer at Creative Media Recording; Rick Sherman of Sherman Sound Suite; and Brian Page of Vocal Images, was reinforced and expanded upon by real-life stories from the audience. Along with some really intelligent questions from the observing pros the evening was one of good-natured collaboration. Someone likened it to the vibe at MCAI's annual MediaProCamp held each June.
Vocalist and VO Artist Tina Wilson, a long-time member and a past president of the LA/OC Chapter of MCA-i, made the local paper. The OC register caught Tina in action while performing at a fundraiser for the Young Singers of Orange County, held at Chapman University. Among her busy schedule of performaing and being an in-demand VO professional, Tina always finds time to help others—whether its volunteering at a fundraiser or serving on the board of a non-profit professional organization like MCA-i. We're glad she got recognized! You can hear more of Tina on her website: http://tinawilsontalent.com ...And thanks to the Orange County Register!
MCAI is making plans for next year and we need your suggestions! What program topics or speakers do you need more info on? What can we present at our monthly meetings that will help you in your media business and career? Have you been to MCAI's MediaProCamp? What can we do differently to make it better?
The LA/OC Chapter is part of the Media Communications Association-international, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to helping our members in business and serving the professional media community as well as the community at large.
Thanks to the generosity of professionals in the media industry, our joint scholarship fund with the VO Peeps raised close to $1,000 in October. More importantly the non-profit charity fund administered by our MCA-I chapter was able to make a number of grants to deserving VO professionals.
Long-time MCAI member Brad Hagen, (he joined when it was the old ITVA) and OC media industry leader (he's a past president of the Media Alliance) is now home, recovering from recent surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor. Brad, who started Video Resources Inc. in 1979 and built it into a major production company with offices in Santa Ana and Boston, is known for his generous and fun personality as well as for being a creative producer and successful businessman. As you can imagine, dealing with the shock of finding a tumor and the surgery has been difficult for both him and his family— as well as his extnded family at VRI. Your good wishes, support and prayers will be appreciated. His wife, Tracy, has started a journal online at the Caring Bridge website which allows you post messages and donate as as well as see recent photos and get updates on Brad's progress.
Jean Marie Davis has been an entertainer for as long as she can remember; participating in choirs, performing on stage and singing with local bands. So you won't be surprised to know that three years ago she became a talkshow producer and more recently her own on-camera host. It was a natural progression for the affable Davis.
A Communication professional, Frank Holguin, has been in the industry since 1980. "I joined MCA-I because of the quality of the professionals it attracts," he said. "And because more and more of my work is centered in and around the Orange County market, networking with these pro’s is important to me. " Since 2002, Frank Holguin and Associates, A Communications & Entertainment Company, has operated from both the Orange County and Palm Springs areas serving a wide variety of clients: corporations, foundations, nonprofits, the outdoors/sporting industry, individual businesses and entertainment talent. Frank and his team help get client's information and message points to their specifically targeted media outlets and audiences.
Frank's broad communications background has made him sought-out by clients. Having done everything from radio DJ and VO announcer to producing live events to film/video/digital production, advertising and marketing director.
Encore Directory, the premier “find-everything-and-everybody” tool for working media pros in OC and San Diego since 1998 is back in publication as an all-online service. Now, paid-up members of MCA-I can get a special discount: Buy any ad and get a “Featured Listing,” FREE!
No matter how small your media business, you need the protection of a good insurance package. MCAI has partnered with Buell Insurance to provide members with insurance packages customized for the entertainment and media production industry.
Buell works with CNA, one of the most trusted names in the business. Policies are competitively priced, and Buell offers prompt response to your insurance questions. A quote can be provided usually within 48 hours of submitting an easy on-line application. If you are a member of MCAI check out the production insurance link here. If not, Join MCAI now!
MCA-i has partnered with Association Health Programs to bring members an exclusive health program. Due to this relationship, MCA-I is pooled with over 300 national associations (2.5 million members), which allows us the opportunity to provide A-rated insurance companies, knowledge of products, rate stability, buying power, and hands on service otherwise not available.
4th Wednesday Breakfast Each Month
Great people, good conversation and a delicious breakfast. All good reasons for coming to our monthly breakfast meeting on the fourth Wednesday of this month.
Join us at 7:30 AM at Denny's in Tustin. This restaurant, home of the legendary "Grand Slam," is immediately adjacent to the 5 Fwy at the Red Hill Exit. It's about a half block east of Red Hill on El Camino Real.