It was a perfect gathering to honor those who have contributed to the OC Media Community in 2015: representitives of more than 5 different organizations were there. The festive atmosphere included Shining Star Awards to outstanding members of MCA-i for their service to the community and special Media Community Leadership Awards to those who run OC's professional media associations.
MCA-i Shining Star Awards were given to Tom Smith of Tom Smith Productions; Grace McKay, the MCA-i chapter's webmaster and CEO of Electric Pictures; VO artist, Joe Nagle; and author - TV host, Manny Pacheco creator of Forgotten Hollywood.
In recognition of their efforts on behalf of their respective organizations as well as their association'sservice to the whole mediacommunity, Leadership Awards were given to:
Bonnie Erdrich, of Team Video & Animation and president of OCMMA, the OC Multi-Media Association which, along with MCA-i co-hosted the annuual holiday event; Tim Keenan of Creative Sound Recording who serves on the Board of the Media Alliance of Orange County;
Anne Ganguzza, the founder and Pres of VO Peeps an international networking organization for voice actors; and Art Kirsch the publisher of SoCal Showbiz, who is the president of the OC Chapter of MCA-i and also serves on the International Board of that organization.