Meeting Recap - April 19, 2006

Last Wednesday night was fun, informative and LUCRATIVE!  That’s right, besides making contacts during our pre-meeting networking session -- over some great food from Jalapeno’s, I might add - - -

Our host, Art Royce announced not only that he’s looking for good production professionals to work on his many productions at Coast Media but he offered a sweet deal —and I meet steep discounts-- to MCAI Members on rental packages of all his gear and facilities.  Let me tell you Coast has some top-of the line digital equipment!  That’s like money in your pocket!  Just one more reason to join MCAI

And, of course, our special thanks to guest speaker, Debbie Barnett, for an entertaining and very useful talk/demonstration of “Marketing Yourself With A Twist”.  Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 17th. Check our website for details

Reported by John Coleman


On Wednesday night, April 19, the MCA-I meeting was called to order at 7:15. It was held at the Coast Media facility in Irvine. This month’s MC was voice-over artist Bill Jones.  He began by welcoming guests and members, and he talked about the purpose of this organization. He mentioned that later in the meeting, there would be a drawing for door prizes, and some of those prizes would include tickets to the Newport Beach Film Festival. He introduced the owner of Coast Media, Art Royce, and Art mentioned that everyone was welcome to tour the facility. Art mentioned that when the facility was opened, that the idea was that it be utilized by the Orange County production and talent community.

Then Bill introduced Tina Wilson, who mentioned the nominating committee and the up-and-coming elections.  Then Bill introduced Dennis Backer, who talked about the benefits of becoming a national member. Some of those benefits included being able to attend a national conference at a reduced rate, the benefits of health insurance, networking and other educational opportunities. Then Bill introduced our current President, John Coleman,  who introduced our monthly speaker, Debbie Barnette from Conscious Flow, Inc.  Debbie’s topic was entitled, Marketing Yourself with a Twist. She is a certified yoga instructor, a motivational speaker, a former gymnast and kick boxer. She talked about a unique path to success along with maintaining a balanced lifestyle. She said that everyone needs to have a mission statement and a purpose as we all continue to pursue new goals in our businesses. She talked about incorporating the combination of mind, body and spirit in to our marketing endeavors. For those of you who missed this month’s meeting, you missed the fabulous food, a great meeting location, and a very insightful speaker. After the door prizes were presented, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50.

Tina Wilson
MCA-I Recording Secretary