Upcoming events

    • 22 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hangar B Studios, 3748 John J Montgomery Drive Hangar B, San Diego, CA 92123

    What is storytelling? And if your video storytelling is based on interviews, how can you ensure you get amazing soundbites? This month, SD Media Pros uncovers how planning and structure lead to an emotional result.

    What makes an amazing interview? How do you prepare in advance and direct an interview to capture the best material and the elusive perfect soundbite? Award-winning producer, director, and writer Jane Hare will share how she directs interviews to create high impact scripted yet unscripted messages with a storytelling perspective. From CEOs to high risk youth, Jane has a way of making all types of people feel comfortable in front of the camera while capturing defined key messages.

    Then, the secret to a great film, a great video, and a great commercial: storytelling. But what is storytelling? The idea of a story is based on a structure that has been around for thousands of years. And though the stories may change, the structure stays the same. Award-winning writer, producer, and editor Michael Towe will share how he uses story structure and emotional storytelling to help his clients use media and connect with their audience. Michael will cover basic story structure, why telling a story is an impactful way to reach an audience emotionally, and why you want to grab their emotions in the first place.

    About Our Speakers

    Jane Hare

    Jane Hare is the President of Everon Media and is an award-winning, freelance producer, director, and writer for film, video, multimedia, and corporate training with 20+ years of professional experience in broadcast, syndicated, and cable television and in corporate communications for Fortune 100 clients.

    In New York City, Jane worked on breakthrough interview-driven programs for MTV, VH1, Lifetime, and PBS and projects she was a part of received the international Prix Jeunesse Award, an Ollie Award finalist nod, a nomination for a Cable ACE, seven Telly Awards, and others. Jane produced her first documentary in 2004 in partnership with Marshall Field’™s department stores, CBS News, and Walter Cronkite about the role of Jacqueline Kennedy in the White House. Jane is the current President of SD Media Pros. 

    Michael Towe

    Michael Towe is the owner of M2 Digital Post Inc., a production and post-production company based in Santee, CA. He has worked as an editor and producer for over 20 years specializing in corporate, broadcast, and film production.

    In that time he has been awarded thirteen Telly Awards and four Emmy Awards for his work. Michael believes that when it comes to telling stories, emotion is the key. In his editing he strives to enhance the emotion of each scene and to leave the viewer no choice but to watch.

    Meeting Info

    6 pm - 7 pm: Mix and mingle
    7 pm - 9 pm: Program

    Our host is

    Hangar B Studios
    3748 John J Montgomery Drive Hangar B
    San Diego, CA 92123


    Members: Monthly meetings are included with your membership.
    Non-Members: $15 pre-registered, $20 same-day or at the door.
    Students free with pre-registration and student ID.
    First time visitors are free, whether registering on their own or coming as a member's guest

    We always serve refreshments and light appetizers.

    • 30 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 2 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA 90038
    • 74

    Cine Gear Expo Hollywood will once again be held at historic Paramount Studios May 30-June 2, 2019. Now in its 24th year, this must-go-to event fills the actual sound stages and New York Street location sets of this revered venue.

    Visit the Cine Gear website for details on the expo.

    Click here to register for CineGear on their website.

    (NOTE: The SD Media Pros registration is only to express interest in carpooling.)

    Check back for possible carpool information.

    • 8 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 9 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, CA

    Would you like to be face to face with acclaimed media producers, including numerous Oscar and Emmy award winners and the next generation of creative entrepreneurs? The Produced By Conference is an annual educational forum in Los Angeles that reaches across film, television and new media. Organized by The Producers Guild of America (PGA), it is the only conference specifically created by producers, for producers.

    Last year, the conference photographer caught this photo of Marianne Bates, Michael Brueggemeyer, Toni Ottey Towe and Augie Augusto and they ended up as a cover photo for the conference’s Facebook page!

    Registration Details

    This year, the conference is Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 at Warner Bros. Studio and SDMP is organizing a group rate!

    The regular registration rate is $1125, with our group rate the two day event fee is $525.

    If you would like to join in the group rate, contact Marianne Bates at and she will provide the discount registration code.  Then register directly on the PGA site using the group discount code.

    If our group is large enough, we will also look into a group rate for a nearby hotel.

    More Information

    For information on this year’s conference, keep an eye on this website as they will be adding details:

    To look at the 2018 recap video and see the list of amazing speakers and the schedule of session topics from last year:

Past events

28 Apr 2019 Livestream Edit of Media Pro Camp Footage
27 Apr 2019 Behind-the-Scenes on a Shoot Day - Media Pro Camp
27 Mar 2019 Let’s Talk Business: Copyright, Contracts, and Running A Media Company
27 Feb 2019 Streaming and Building a Profitable YouTube Channel
23 Jan 2019 How to Think Like A Cinematographer
12 Dec 2018 December 2018 - Holiday Merrymaking
17 Nov 2018 Spotlight on Post-Production: Saturday Event
24 Oct 2018 SD Media Pros Annual Showcase
26 Sep 2018 How to Succeed in Film and TV Production w/ Cirina Catania
22 Aug 2018 Summer Social – Blast to the Past
25 Jul 2018 Distribution and Film Festivals: How to Prepare and Make the Most of your Experience
27 Jun 2018 Intellectual Property and Copyright CYA
2 Jun 2018 CINE GEAR Expo
19 May 2018 Spotlight on Cinematography: Saturday Event
25 Apr 2018 The Nuts and Bolts of Social Media
28 Mar 2018 Building a Media-Centric Website
28 Feb 2018 Directing the Actor
24 Jan 2018 January 2018 - Camera Shootout
13 Dec 2017 December 2017 - Holiday Merrymaking
15 Nov 2017 November 2017 - SD Media Pros Annual Showcase
14 Oct 2017 October 2017 - Warner Brothers Studio Tour
27 Sep 2017 September 2017 - Creating a Web Series and Live Streaming
30 Aug 2017 August 2017 - Annual Summer Social
26 Jul 2017 July 2017 - Motion Graphics and using Photoshop in Your Production
28 Jun 2017 June 2017 - Feeling the Frame
24 May 2017 May 24, 2017 - New Technology, NAB Wrap-up and 360VR
8 Apr 2017 April 2017 - Media Pro Camp
29 Mar 2017 March 2017 - Social Media Marketing: Tips and Tricks to Expand Your Reach
22 Feb 2017 February 2017 Meeting - Script Writing on a Deadline
25 Jan 2017 January 2017 Meeting - Rock Your Soundtrack
14 Dec 2016 Holiday Merrymaking 2016


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