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Members of SoCal Media Pros join to coordinate with other working professionals for mutual benefit--as well as serving the community. They're doing good work worth talking about. So get in touch and collaborate with these experts for your next project!

Long-time member (going back to MCAI and ITVA days) Lynn Yeazel has been a key player with Tektronix for many years. Now they want you to know about an important training session Thursday, March 30th in Glendale. It's about SDI over IP, HDR and 4K Conversions…real cutting edge stuff, featuring expert Steve Holmes.

Talk about Nice Guys!...Producer-Videographer Bill Ennis and his company Media Magic have recently finished a pro bono fundraising video for The First Tee of Orange County, which develops life skills in children and teens throughout the county. Good Work, Bill!

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Bob Stewart Passes Away


Bob StewartEmmy Award-winning musician, composer, sound engineer and OC audio icon, Bob Stewart has passed away. According to his friend Robb Hart, who had been working with Bob on a shoot in the desert just days before, it is believed that Bob suffered a heart attack in his sleep on Monday Feb 6th. Besides being friendly and fun Bob was well-known as a multi-talented member of the OC professional media community. For many years he ran Stewart Sound on the second floor of a funky building in Old Town Santa Ana, providing all kinds of audio services for music, film and TV. He will be missed.  Details below...

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Member Profile: Bill A. Jones

Bill Jones GleeFinalwith Patricia Forte JacksonL and Fortune Feimster RSoCal Media Pro member, Bill A. Jones may best be known for his on-screen roles: ‘Rod Remington,' the character he played on FOX's Glee for six seasons (photo on the right from the Glee Finale), and starting in February '17 on the new NBC show Powerless as newscaster ‘Marv Wolfman’. Bill Jones Headshot However, many of us in the industry also know Bill from less high-profile gigs — such as his VO and Emcee work. The big surprise to some will be to find out Bill Jones is also an accomplished singer.  As a vocalist, he performs the great standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble` and others, often backed by a Big Band, or his smaller group The A Players.  Bill's singing performances are a real treat! He was named one of LA's Best Male Cabaret/Concert Artists by BroadwayWorld's Don Grigware.

We got a chance to ask Bill about all this and more…

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MEMBERS ARE WORKING ON.... For February 2017

SoCal Media Pros members are always trying to stay busy with new projects…Join our group, connect with our members and let us know what you're up to!

Tom Smith of Thomas Smith Productions recently completed a package of 6 commercial spots his company produced. The man is talented…and prolific! But he wasn't too busy to load up his truck with sound gear and run audio for our monthly meeting at the Silver Dream Factory! We've got lots more members and lots more to report on their activities on...

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MEMBERS ARE WORKING ON,,, For January 2017

Starting the new year off right, we're sharing the business activities of some SoCal Media Pros members... Join our group and let us know what you're up to!

SoCal Media Pro Bill A. Jones This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has been busy since his last network role as Rod Remington on GLEE!  Now he can announce he is cast in a recurring role on a new NBC series that debuts in February.  "I signed a non-disclosure agreement and can't give any details …yet.  I can say the scripts are great in the episodes I've seen so far.  More to come!"  Here's som more news from members, Bill Ennis, Brian Page, Larry Stimson and more...

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President's Message May 2016

The last two years as chapter president has been very rewarding. As I wind down my tenure and we prepare for elections of new officers and Board of Directors for the LA/OC Chapter, I want to thank all our members and the board for making this such a great organization. We've had some great recent meetings on HD Workflow with KeyCode Media; Secrets of Audio Post with Tim Keenan & Rick Sherman; and next week Marcelo Lewin, the DigiMediaDude, is going to give us a demonstration of the amazing DJI Osmo 4K camera with integrated Gimbal.  Our annual Pro Camp is in the process of planning for June and our annual BBQ is scheduled for July.

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TWO (2) MCAi-VO Peeps Scholarships Offered

VO Peeps  founder and president, Anne Gan Guzza has announced that the joint charity fund run in conjunction with MCA-i is offereing TWO (2) nesw scholarships to some deserving VO Artists to attend VO Atlanta 2016! Applicants should apply immediately on line at  These are The Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship (for national residents) and one International Sc

holarship!  HURRY - The Application Deadline is Dec 14th at 5 pm PST 

We will be announcing the winners on Dec 18th - Just in time for the holidays! PLEASE share this with anyone you know who might be interested! Many Thanks to Gerald Griffith for his continuing support and generosity. One of the biggest events of the year for profesional VO artists, the annual VO Atlanta Conference takes place March 3-6, 2016 in Atlanta!

Meet MCA-I Member Patricia Shanks

One of the busiest—and talented—media entrepreneurs we know is Patricia Shanks. An Emmy® Award-winning writer, working voice actor and professional singer-musician, she recently opened her own teaching studio in Laguna Niguel. Maybe you attended the September '15 MCA-I meeting at Studio Shanks.

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Meet MCA-I Member Joe McDonald

Joe McDonald is a multi-talented pro who, over his ten-year career in media production, has done it all—everything from camera and lighting to set design and construction to directing and production management. Currently available as a production freelancer, he's also developing projects as the owner/producer for his newly formed, Cup of Joe Productions in Costa Mesa, CA. Did I mention he's a huge football fan and has shot a ton of sports as camera op (and more) including college football and AVP Pro Beach Vollyball?

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  1. MCA-I OC Chapter Board Thanks Davis and Slade with Shining Star Awards
  2. Terry Bales Retires after 44 years at SAC-TV
  3. EVENT Volunteers Needed!
  4. President's Message
  5. Enter MCA-i Media Festival Now!
  6. Long-time MCA-I Member Brad Hagen Passes Away
  7. MCA-I Offers Members FREE VIDEOS!
  8. Review of August 2014 Meeting: Social Media & Branding For Your Business and Aerial Mastcam
  9. Tim & Linda Keenan Get Lifetime Award
  10. New President's Message
  11. MCA-I / VO Peeps Scholarship Fund Passes $21 GRAND!
  12. Hector Gomez Awarded MCAI-OC's inaugural Alton Glass Future Filmmaker Award
  13. Meet New Member Manny Pacheco
  14. Brad Hagen Awarded Shining Star by MCA-i
  15. HOOP Foundation Needs Mentors, Cameras & Equipment
  16. Social Media Facts You Need To Know In 2014
  17. What Members Are Doing: Walter Davis
  18. Members In The News: Tina Wilson
  20. Merry Christmas from Your Friends at MCA-i!
  21. Enter the MCA-i Media Festival Until Dec 31, 2013!
  22. NEW Scholarship for VO to be Awarded!
  23. Your Input is Needed!
  24. Brad Hagen Recovering from Brain Surgery
  25. MCA-I's Walter Davis to Present at DV EXPO!
  26. An OC Treasure: The Silent River Film Festival Oct 17-20 2013 in Irvine
  27. Entries Now Accepted for 45th MCA-i Media Festival
  28. Meet MCA-I Member Jean M. Davis
  29. MCAI Offers Members Huge Discount at DV Expo
  30. Member Profile: Frank Holguin
  31. Coleman and McKay receive National Honors From MCAI
  32. OCMMA presents Adobe CreateNow Camp June 1, 20013
  33. Member Profile: Paul Fabian, Lighting Director and Gaffer
  34. Gary Lycan, Radio Columnist Passes
  35. MCA-I Holding Annual Media Festival at NAB
  36. "We've Got Balls," OC-Made Indy Feature to Debut at Newport Beach Film Fest
  37. And Speaking of Volunteers…
  38. MCAI Member Markets his Feature Film--TV PREMIERE!
  39. Gordan Cantowine, Long-Time ITVA & MCA-I Member Passes
  40. Encore Directory is Back! Discount for MCA-I Members!