Gary Lycan, Radio Columnist Passes

The Orange County Register's longtime radio writer and an active member of Southern California media, Gary Lycan, died in his sleep on Tuesday, April 9th the paper reported. Lycan had prostate cancer in recent years. His final column for the Register ran just the previous Saturday. Gary's passing has been mourned by all who knew him. Besides writing and reporting Gary was a radio producer and active in all media circles, especially the Media Alliance where he helped write the first televised Newprt Beach Film Festival Awards Show. OC Film Commissioner, Janice Arrington said, "Gary was extraordinary and always a positive force, helping everyone and sharing information and news. He was a lovely man—and will stay in our hearts."

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MCA-I Holding Annual Media Festival at NAB

Among the many industry events at this year's NAB convention in Las Vegas is the MCA-I Leadership Conference and the MCA-I Media Festival, known to many as the Golden reel Awards. In and around the convention, MCA-i chapter leaders and members from all over the country will be gathering for a MediaProCamp as well as meeting to determine the direction of the 40-plus year old organization. Of Course, the judging for the Golden reel Awards has been completed but winners will be announced at a special red-carpet presentation screening on Tuesday evening at Harrah's. If you're going to be at NAB don't miss the fun!

And Speaking of Volunteers…

LA/OC Chapter Calls For Volunteers for Officers and Board of Directors for 2013-14.

We hold the election for new officers and board members every June. It's very rewarding to serve your fellow members as well as the extended media community… and with the wonderful people involved, the little work we do seems like fun! Want to give back? Step up and volunteer! Email our chapter President, Brian Page This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or President Elect, Walter Davis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gordan Cantowine, Long-Time ITVA & MCA-I Member Passes

Emails have been flying about with fond memories and condolences about the recent death of Gordan Cantowine. 

Always an entrepreneur, Gordan ran Monitor Video Production Services in Huntington Beach for many years. Over the decades, Gordan made many friends in the industry and was an active member in ITVA, the original name MCA-i. His son, Tom, said that Gordon proudly displayed his ITVA plaque of recognition in his home office.

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Brian Page Stars in Neil Simon Play

There is a book in the Bible called “Job.” It’s about a man who loves God but is also allowed by God to be tormented, tortured and tested by the Devil. He loses all his wealth, his home is destroyed and his body is racked by every sickness and malady imaginable. -- Sounds like great material for a comedy, right? Well, at Newport Theater Arts Center in Newport Beach that’s exactly what you get with a play called “God’s Favorite” by Neil Simon.

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  1. October 2, 2012 --SOLD OUT--FREE Premiere Of New Documentary by MCA-I Member Art Kirsch.
  2. MCAI Member John Primm CrowdFunding a Feature Film!
  3. Larry Goldsmith Memorial Fund
  4. Larry Goldsmith Memorial Fund Intro
  5. Meet MCA-I Member Mari McShane
  6. Meet MCA-I Member Ayanna Mojica
  7. Scholarship Winner To Be Announced May 15, 2012
  8. OC Students Win Video Contest with Help of MCA-I Mentors
  9. Travis Voices Disney/Marvel Film “The Avengers”
  10. Mark Alexander Wins MCA-I Silver Reel Award
  11. Penny Abshire and James R Alburger make generous contribution to Scholarship Fund
  12. MCA-I LA/OC Chapter Thanks OC Sound Stage for Service
  13. VO Career Educational Scholarship Fund Gets First Donation!
  14. Creative Media Recording Provides Audio-Post for New Animal Planet TV series
  15. Respected VO Workshop Starts Feb 28th, 2012
  16. Art Kirsch Starts Service on MCA-i International Board of Directors
  17. MCA-i Members Teach Teens Media Skills
  18. Nominate a Shining Star!
  19. Skin, Family, & The Movies!
  20. Mark Alexander Edits Hawaiian Documentary
  21. Twin Oaks Named Official Video Production Co. for Event LIVE Expo!
  22. Studio Relocates to Anaheim!
  23. Special Guest, Renee O’Connor
  24. New Member Profile: Curt Byk
  25. Need Office Space?
  26. Three Members Honored
  27. Monopoly Doc Now on DVD
  28. "Shooting In The Wild" Review By Richard Theiss
  29. Monopoly Doc Takes Top Honors at AIFF
  30. Bently Feature Film Premieres Oct 15, 2010 in Anaheim!
  31. Monopoly Doc Marketing
  32. Monopoly Documentary Saga Continues
  33. Speaker Scot Trodick
  34. Monopoly Movie Update June '10
  35. Member Profile: Amy The Writer
  36. Monopoly Movie Update May'10
  37. MCAI Member Posting His Feature Documentary
  38. Producer Art Kirsch's New Film Ready to Premiere
  39. MCAI Member Richard Theiss Speaks at Documentary Event
  40. MEMBER PROFILE: Randy Schultz

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