Why should you join SDMCA-I?
If your job involves media communication, MCA-I is the portal to resources you need to perform your job more effectively, to advance your career… and to help you get the respect you deserve.
MCA-I has several categories of membership to match your needs. Individual and Organizational Memberships are offered for individual professionals, corporations and small businesses. Our Commercial Membership program provides suppliers and service providers a return on investment, as well as regular contact and access to media communications professionals. Student Memberships offer an opportunity for full-time students to develop through mentoring and access to potential employers. Transitional Memberships provide graduating student members with a transitional pathway leading into their professional career.
What do I get?
Our members rely on each other: sharing ideas, brainstorming problems, mentoring, offering expertise and creating solutions for one another. They use the power of a connected membership, as well as special interest virtual communities.
Check out our virtual networks and lists at www.mca-i.org/ecommunity/
Our continually updated members-only website portal is a virtual reference library offering all kinds of valuable information and assistance—from pertinent online articles, to Association news, to interactive benefit assistance. Our public website portal encourages potential clients to find our members.
MCA-I offers its members the recognition that professionals not only deserve, but also often need. Our flagship recognition program—the MCA-I Media Festival—recognizes excellence in the creation of film, video, interactive multimedia, live and internet programs. The very best media communications professionals vie for the coveted Golden, Silver and Bronze Reels. This unique judging competition awards not only the most creative, but also the most effective communication. Additionally, many of our chapters host local awards festivals, giving them local recognition, exposure and critical feedback. We also recognize our stellar volunteers with international honors such as the coveted Chuck Webb Award, the Board of Directors Award, the President’s Award, and the Shining Star Award. Chapters have their own Shining Star programs.
To truly succeed, a media professional must be dedicated to continual learning—marketing, new technology, communication expertise, industry trends, best business practices and the latest market research. MCA-I is dedicated to providing its members the vast amount of information and training needed to excel in their profession.
MCA-I provides excellent networking opportunities. MCA-I serves its members through local chapters all across North America and around the world. Our members constantly tell us they’ve made their best connections—new clients, potential jobs, strategic partners, needed expertise, and global resources, and some of their best friends—through MCA-I activities.
Our members tell us that the international and local connections—including chapter participation, on-going development, committee involvement and the powerful networking—are worth infinitely more than the dues they invest.
MCA-I – Production HUB Partnership
This partnership gives our members industry resources at their fingertips, such as jJob listings, used equipment postings for buyers and sellers, news and events.
MCA-I provides our members with myriad marketing opportunities. For example, our interactive online Find A Pro™ and MCA-I Membership Directory literally market our members’ unique talents and services to anyone looking for a media professional.
Discounts at Businesses
- Business MasterCard
Social Connections and Resources
MCA-I members have access to a wealth of invaluable resources to augment their professional activities, such as our on-line articles and tutorials. We also deliver scheduled and instantaneous communications, such as our eNews, LeadersLinks and Connect newsletters.
- MCA-I members enjoy discounts on a wide variety of needed products and services:
- Allied Vaughn (Duplication Services)
- Adobe–from production resources (such as music and stock footage libraries) and training, to business services <http://www.mca-i.org/en/cms/?1670> , to our international conferences and growing online professional development.
- Final Draft
- Bravo-Series Disc Publishers from Primera
- Crystal Graphics - Ultimate Combo
- Impatica ShowMate and Impatica for PowerPoint
- lynda.com Online Training@International Services
- Omnimusic Music Library
- Total Training
- Music 2 Hues Music and Sound Effects Library
- Nautilus Productions Stock Footage
- New and Unique Videos
- Total Training
- Video Labs
- Digital Media Training
- Crystal Graphics
JOIN today, and take your professional career to the next level!