Meet New Member Manny Pacheco

TV and radio personality and author Manny Pacheco recently joined MCA-i. "I don't know what took me so long to join, really. I've known about the advantages of membership in the organization for a long time and been friends with many of the members," Pacheco said. Most recently Manny has enjoyed growing acclaim for his Forgotten Hollywood Book Series, which is now …


Brad Hagen Awarded Shining Star by MCA-i

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)

What Members Are Doing: Walter Davis

Walter Davis: Serial Communicator

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.

Members In The News: Tina Wilson

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: ...And thanks to the Orange County Register!


SIGN-UP as a JUDGE before January 15, 2014!

 As you've probably heard, MCA-I's annual Media Festival's valued Golden Reel awards are based on non-competitive, peer reviewed judging! This unique format means everyone could win the highest prize. Equally important, entrants get valuable feedback from the whole panel of judges so they understand how they were scored. Naturally MCA-I selects the best experienced media professionals.

You owe it to yourself to be a judge. Judging is educational, enriching, fun, interesting, thought provoking—and a darn generous thing to do! Judging will again be done all online, so you can view, score and comment at your convenience. Judging starts shortly and the deadline to apply as a judge is Wednesday January 15th

Register HERE to be a Judge for the 45th Annual MCA-I Media Festival.

 You do not have to be a member of MCA-I to be selected as a judge. However, each panel of judges will include a majority of MCA-I members. Judges will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Years of experience in the industry
  • Membership in MCA-I
  • Past experience judging media competitions
  • Willingness to provide written critique, which is a hallmark of the MCA-I Media Festival

You may receive notification that you have been approved, but that does not mean you are on a team and can begin scoring. The final determination of judges will depend on who has registered. The administrator will let you know if/when you can begin scoring

Register NOW to be a Judge for the 45th Annual MCA-I Media Festival.

If you have any questions, contact Connie Terwilliger at 619-280-0420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEW Scholarship for VO to be Awarded!

VO 2014 Atlanta Scholarship — Call For Applicants

Apply By January 20, 2014!

The VO Peeps, along with Gerald Griffith of Voiceover City and the LA/OC chapter of the Media Communications Association-international is pleased to announce a call for entries for the VO 2014 Atlanta Career Education Scholarship. The Scholarship Program provides both need and merit-based scholarships to working voice-over artists, as well as those new to the business.

Two (2) Grand prize Scholarships to be awarded to two lucky people announced LIVE at the January VO Peeps Meetup on January 25! 

VO 2014 Atlanta is the largest voiceover conference in the southeastern United States. The conference features leading experts in the field of voiceover along with talent from all around the country.  VoiceoverCity, LLC wants to welcome you to VO Atlanta 2014 and is excited to bring this event back for a 2nd year after a stellar showing in March 2013.  And they are coming coming back even stronger with a wonderful list of speakers, another voiceover contest, panel discussions, exhibitors, networking opportunities, and so much more.

Scholarship Awards may be given on a cash basis,  or in the form of product and/or educational services useful to a VO Professional. Two (2) Full VIP Registrations for VO 2014 Atlanta
March 20-23, 2014 will be awarded

For more details and to apply go to: VO PEEPS

Brad Hagen Recovering from Brain Surgery

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.


MCA-I's Walter Davis to Present at DV EXPO!

Among the noted speakers at this year's Digital Video Expo will be Walter Davis, president of the LA/OC Chapter of MCAI. An expert in social media and dynamic speaker, among other things, Davis will be presenting 120 Significant Social Media Facts and Figures. Video is essential to targeted social media campaigns and can project your message worldwide with a very low budget. Davis will teach you how to target more than 300 social media networks; choose the ones that most effectively work for your enterprise; how to streamline your online media, and best way to use video in online marketing. The DV Expo will be held in the LA Convertion Center Sept 25 thru 27and includes the LA Post Production Conference as well as the ProMedia Conference . The conferences takes place over two days and runs two tracks consisting of a series of papers, panels case studies and networking opportunities. Track 1 focuses on education independent filmmakers on financing, creating, marketing and monetizing their work in the digital age. And be sure to stop by the MCA-i Booth on the show floor! To register for the DV EXO click here

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