President's Message: Looking Ahead

We've come a long way but we got a lot of great programs ahead!

“Challenging, interesting, stressful, can be lucrative and maybe, just maybe a little bit fun” is how Liz Ervin described what it’s like to be a location scout at last October’s meeting.  I was glued to my seat as Liz told us how she got into the business of finding locations for commercials, reality TV and major motion pictures.  “Every client is different, every crew is different, every location and every day is different,” is what keeps her inspired, Liz added.  I was fascinated to hear about the requests for locales by her clients and how she managed to find them. 

Maybe you’re familiar of the movie titled, “Adventures in Babysitting.”  Well, in one of my favorite anecdotes was the one where Liz is on location at 5:30 A.M. waiting for the caterer to arrive. The crew was getting antsy and she had promised them all a hot breakfast before the shoot.  Liz calls to find out what’s keeping the caterer and is told he’s been arrested and is now in jail.  But Liz had a back up plan.  Or so she thought.  She calls her PA and tells him where to go and what to pick up for breakfast whereupon he sheepishly confesses that he has lost the petty cash.  What to do? Liz had to quickly figure out how to feed the large, hungry crew - and all before 6 a.m. 

You can learn more about Liz and her enterprise by visiting Pacific Location Search at http://www.pacificlocationsearch.com/  Read the meeting review on our home page and watch the video of her talk, filmed by RoundTable.Media  Now for a look ahead...

This month we will be hosting a Final Cut Pro Hands On Interactive Workshop with Dolores Jenerson-Madden at the Digital Meida Center on November 12th from  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – lunch is included.  To learn more, please visit:  https://www.meetup.com/SoCalMediaPros/events/233224198/

Then on December 8th, we will be joining OCMMA and MAOC for our annual Holiday party at the El Ranchito restaurant in Old Town Orange at 6:30 p.m.  Please bring your friends.  To learn more, visit:  http://socalmediapros.org/component/eventbooking/special-events/all-media-holiday-party-2016?Itemid=48

An organization like ours is only as good as it members.  If we are to continue, we are going to need more members.  So please, if you know of anyone who might be interested in joining our group, invite them to become a member.  It’s only $50 a year.

Remember to bring business cards whenever you attend one of our meetings.  You never know when you might meet someone who is looking for a professional just like you!

I look forward to seeing you at our annual Holiday Party.

Larry Stimson

President SoCalMediaPros

This month we will be hosting a Final Cut Pro Hands On Interactive Workshop with Dolores Jenerson-Madden at the Digital Meida Center on November 12th from  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – lunch is included.  To learn more, please visit:  https://www.meetup.com/SoCalMediaPros/events/233224198/

Then on December 8th, we will be joining OCMMA and MAOC for our annual Holiday party at the El Ranchito restaurant in Old Town Orange at 6:30 p.m.  Please bring your friends.  To learn more, visit:  http://socalmediapros.org/component/eventbooking/special-events/all-media-holiday-party-2016?Itemid=48

That's not All!  Our volunteer committees are already planning for 2017!  You can help! An organization like ours is only as good as it members—and the more the better.  If you want to get the most out of SoCal Media Pros you need to join us and contribute. By contribute, we mean sharing ideas that will make the organization serve you —and all of us—better!  Remember we're an all volunteer 501c3 Charity here to serve the Media Commuunity! You'll find it well worth your efforts. So please, if you know of anyone who might be interested in joining our group, invite them to become a member.  It’s only $50 a year.

Remember to bring business cards whenever you attend one of our meetings.  You never know when you might meet someone who is looking for a professional just like you!

I look forward to seeing you at our annual Holiday Party.

Larry Stimson

President SoCalMediaPros

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