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Nominate a Shining Star!

Know an MCA-i member that deserves special recognition— for service to the professional media community, MCA-i or the community at large?

It's time to gather nominations for our MCA-i chapter's Shining Star Awards. So, email our chapter president, Mark Alexander with the name!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Alexander Edits Hawaiian Documentary

mark-alexanderHe answered the phone and said yes when internationally renowned photojournalist Catherine Bauknight called, but it didn't take long for videographer/editor, Mark Alexander, to realize the documentary "Hawaii: A Voice For Sovereignty" was more than a job. Alexander is the president of LA/OC Chapter of MCAI and the CEO of Alexander Video Productions.

It became a "topical, important and timely" project and a chance "to make things right before they become permanently wrong," asserted Alexander.

The film is a source of professional pride and a call to conscience for the man who also serves as volunteer videographer and photographer for the San Dimas Sheriff's Mountain Rescue Team and owns Alexander Video Productions and Verdict Videos.

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Twin Oaks Named Official Video Production Co. for Event LIVE Expo!

Media production and consulting firm, Twin Oaks Communications, has been named the Official Video Production Company for the inaugural Event LIVE Expo at the LA Convention Center.

“We’re pleased to be associated with Twin Oaks which has a reputation for both quality and creativity,” said Dan Coffey, Event Director for Smarter Shows Ltd., the UK based creator/promoter of Event LIVE Expo.

Event Live ExpoEvent LIVE Expo, is the pre-eminent convention of its kind for large events, bringing together everyone in the live event business from Promoters and Talent Bookers to Venue Owners and Facilities Vendors to Meeting Planners and Sponsors. With support from major industry leaders such as AEG Live and Apex Mobile Stages, Event LIVE Expo is the global gathering for previewing new technology & trends. The large-scale event industry includes sports, concert tours, music festivals, fashion shows, conventions and other gatherings both public & private. Twin Oaks will have a number of camera crews at the convention capturing the sights and sounds of the Expo including coverage of live stage acts.

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Studio Relocates to Anaheim!

The Silver Dream Factory, OC’s only sound stage with standing sets, relocated to Anaheim in late 2010 and last month held an open house at their impressive new studio. Owner, Roland Cañamar, put on a great bash, complete with fabulous food and hilarious entertainment. But for me it was a busman’s holiday. I was there to see the facility.

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Special Guest, Renee O’Connor

We often have a prominent guest speaker who is at the top of their profession but not often one who is a veritable ICON of the world of action/fantasy television. On April 20 you'll meet Renee O’Connor, best known for her role as Gabrielle, the petite powerhouse sidekick to Lucy Lawless’ Amazon, Xena. But Renee is also an accomplished Director, Producer and Writer.

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New Member Profile: Curt Byk

Curt Byk is a voice actor with a rich media background who recently joined MCA-I. In fact, although a new member of MCA-I, this isn’t his first involvement with the organization. While managing the US recording media business for a...

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Need Office Space?

The South Coast Media Center, which is also home to the OC Sound Stage, sponsor of many of the MCAI monthly meetings, has some open office/production space for media professionals.

South Coast Media Center is comprised of independent companies who’s focus is on all aspects of media production and post production. We support each other by collaborating on opportunities and referring each other.

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Three Members Honored

At the January 2011 meeting of MCAI’s LA/OC Chapter three members were singled out for special recognition with a “Shining Star Award” from the Chapter.

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Monopoly Doc Now on DVD

MCAI Members Craig Bentley and Kevin Tostado have hit the festival circuit with their documentary, Under The Boardwalk, The Monopoly Story, and are now marketing the DVD. Here's their latest update:

"We are just back from our Monopoly tournament and screening of Under the Boardwalk as part of the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Read about it in an article published in last week's Chicago Tribune!  Thanks to all who came out and played in our Chicago tournament!

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