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MCAINY: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Welcome to the new MCAINY Archive!

Linda Lopez

Linda Lopez, editor & webmaster, MCAINY News Archive

The New York Chapter of the Media Communications Association is no more. After several difficult years, the New York board of directors in 2008 voted to disband it.

As the chapter’s final president, I have felt a personal responsibility to preserve the artifacts of our time as New York’s preeminent organization for visual communications professionals, and for the past two years, I have done just that, in files and boxes around my office.

All the while, however, I contemplated creating this site, an album of sorts for those who were a part of the wonderful activities we all shared, and an interesting record for the surprisingly large number of first-time visitors who land on mcainy.org every day.

What I have done is to reconstruct on this site the stories that were originally published on the old Web site and in FOCUS on New York Media, the chapter newsletter, from 2002 to 2006. As a content developer and the former chapter’s communications chair, I feel greatly relieved to finally have all of our documents in one secure and searchable location.

As for our beloved New York chapter, I am happy to say that many of its former members are still friends and colleagues, working together on projects, sharing referrals, and getting together now and then for a cold one and a few laughs. The chapter may be closed but our crowd never stops networking.

Enjoy your visit to the new MCAINY Archive. I welcome your comments!

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Linda Lopez

Wrap Party Wrap-Up

Jul 26, 2006 — MCA-I NY was pleased to welcome its members and guests, a few colleagues from the North Jersey chapter, lots of volunteers from the April film festival, and assorted friends from the past and future to an end-of-season membership meeting/wrap party last month. . . . → Read More: Wrap Party Wrap-Up

Committee News

Jul 24, 2006 — Every summer, after the rush of MCA-I NY events, editorial deadlines, and other responsibilities are behind us, the New York board of directors gathers for … well, I want to say a retreat, but, unlike last year when we grilled burgers and enjoyed the sun in former president Sager’s back yard, this year we met in a studio in midtown Manhattan, passed around a bag of chips, and dove into a very full agenda. . . . → Read More: Committee News

Changing Hats

July 24, 2006 — Farewell? Not a chance! MCA-I NY has become my home in the communications industry. After four years of being president, I’m delighted to say that the chapter is moving forward with renewed energy and commitment and wonderful people in leadership positions, headed by your new president, Linda Lopez, and president elect, Lloyd Nilsen. . . . → Read More: Changing Hats

Three MVPs from the 2006 Film Festival

Jul 23, 2006 — Where would we be without them? It’s hard to believe, when you see what a successful production Stories from the Field has been for the past two years, that it is done entirely by volunteers — from the producers to the camera people to the last minute gang that nips and tucks until the goodnight. Here are three special people who helped to make year two the one to beat. . . . → Read More: Three MVPs from the 2006 Film Festival