We've partied with these folks many times and they're a great crew! And get this: they're only asking attendees to kick in $10. Apparently it's been a good year for videographers because they're going to cover the rest of the cost for food and refreshments. I mean, really ten bucks? That's nothing. And the PVN crowd loves their food so you can bet Don Jose will be putting out quite a spread! Of course, beer and wine will be available at a cash bar (They know us so well!)
And Oh. yeah, bring a wrapped gift (value about $15) for the gift exchange. They do this every year and it's a lotta fun--you know where you pick a wrapped gift, open it and the next person gets the option to steal it away or pick a still-wrapped gift? Don't want to participate? Then don''t bring a gift!
If you're going (why wouldn't you?) RSVP to Petr Hasa so they can plan for food. (Believe me those videographers eat a lot! so you don't want to just show up and have them short on food!) I asked about entertainment and they said that to guarantee a wild time, past PVN President John Lister will be doing his Dance of the Seven Veils after dinner. We'll see you there!
Don José Restaurant
14882 Holt Ave
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
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.
MCAI's guest speaker at our Oct 2013 meeting, distributon expert Jerome Courshon, gave almost 90 minutes of perspective and advice on media distribution in today's market. The author of “THE SECRETS TO DISTRIBUTION: Get Your Movie Distributed Now!” outlined the ins and outs of getting your project distributed on Film, VOD, DVD and more.
MCA-i's annual Media Festival returns for its 45th year and is accepting entries now until December 15, 2013. Content producers, fimmakers and media professionals in every specialty particularly enjoy the peer-reviewed festival because the top awards are not limited in number. Being a non-competitive festival means everyone has the possibility of winning a top-level Golden Reel Award. enter now and pay only last year's entry fee until November 1st. Entry forms and all the details are on the MCA-i national website at: http://www.mca-i.org/MediaFestival/
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.