Upcoming events

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    In April, we are going to take trip down memory lane, and take a look ahead.  Scott Valentine will be joining us for a conversation about his current venture in launching an over-the-top (OTT) media streaming service to provide opportunities for independent film makers. 

    Scott will also talk about his days in front of the camera, including on Family Ties as Nick, Mallory Keaton’s artist boyfriend. 

    Scott currently is working on building a streaming service, Red Coral Universe, that will a home for independent film and content makers, to allow their productions to be seen and easily available, and not be buried in the library of a large streaming service to be seen only at the mercy of an algorithm.  Scott wants to “Let the show be the star, not the network. Let the filmmakers find their audience and let filmmakers be heard.”

    You also won’t want to miss Scott’s insights and experiences on shooting a weekly, network sitcom with four cameras, and the differences in working in a single camera setup productions.

    After a successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor,  he segued into the business side of the entertainment industry.

    As Executive Producer and owner of his own production company, and done “a boatload of independent films.”  Scott held development/production deals at major networks and several production studios.

    About Our Speaker

    Based in New York, Scott Valentine has over 15 years of experience in the field of financial structuring and business consulting for various industries as well as 40 years in the entertainment industry.

    After a successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor,  he segued into the business side of the entertainment industry. He has an extensive history in the development, production and distribution of film, television and streaming content.

    As an Executive Producer and owner of his own production company, Valentine held development/production deals at major networks and major production studios.

    Mr. Valentine branched out into the renewable/sustainable energy, power delivery and other developmental markets as both an equity investor and independent investment banker in 1999. 

    In 2003, Valentine became a managing partner in Merrit Capital, LLC. Valentine left Merrit Capital  in 2005 to become a director of Excelsior Capital Partners. With a focus on the renewable energy sector, to date Excelsior Capital Partners has been responsible for structuring over 1 billion dollars of project financing. 

    Valentine attended Adirondack Community College and Skidmore College while residing in Saratoga Springs, New York.

    After two years at those learning institutions, Valentine moved to New York where he attended and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

    Through out his acting career, Scott has acted in over 75 films and television shows as well as Broadway and off-Broadway theater productions.


    Wednesday, April 28

    5:30 pm - virtual doors opened

    5:45 pm - News Your Can Use

    6:00 p m - Presidents welcome

    6:05 pm - Presentation

    7:25 pm - Wrap

    Meeting Location

    Our meeting will take place via Zoom.

    You must register in advance in order to get the link to the meeting and the password. We will not be publishing the password on Facebook or our website for security.

    If you have not used Zoom before, be sure to download the software in advance. This way, when we send you the meeting invitation, you should be able to just click on it, the program will open, and you can enter the password and easily join the meeting! 

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    Meeting topics and discussions may include technical or creative news, services that apply to the industry, training, national industry conferences, webinars and events, and Southern California film and media events. 

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Past events

7 Apr 2021 What’s New With... Sony FX Series Cameras
24 Mar 2021 The Business of Teaching Video: A Look at Ripple Training
25 Feb 2021 Going Live! (Virtually): The New Normal in Pandemic Production
27 Jan 2021 Back to Work in San Diego: COVID Protocols on Set
16 Dec 2020 It's Virtually a Holiday Party
18 Nov 2020 How to Hire an Actor: Working with Casting Directors and Talent Agents
21 Oct 2020 Making Movies (Safely) for the 48 Hour Film Project
26 Aug 2020 It’s a Home Run! Media Production and the San Diego Padres
28 Jul 2020 On the Road with Jeffrey Lehmann
25 Jun 2020 Through the Eyes of the 1st Assistant Director
27 May 2020 Making Lemonade: The Chris and Krista Francis COVID-19 Story
22 Apr 2020 You Can Zoom! Making a Professional Presentation on Remote Technology
25 Mar 2020 March 2020 Meeting Postponed
26 Feb 2020 Set Design and Art Direction
15 Jan 2020 Surviving AB 5
11 Dec 2019 December 2019 - Holiday Merrymaking
20 Nov 2019 SD Media Pros Annual Showcase
19 Oct 2019 Getting the Sound Right - Audio Production Pro Camp
15 Oct 2019 San Diego International Film Festival - Use discount code SDMP20 for 20% off SDIFF tickets!
25 Sep 2019 The State of the Art of Editing
28 Aug 2019 Summer Social
24 Jul 2019 How to Write a Feature Film Screenplay
26 Jun 2019 Everything You Wanted to Know about Film Festivals but Were Afraid to Ask
8 Jun 2019 SDMP at the PGA Produced By Conference
30 May 2019 CINE GEAR Expo 2019
22 May 2019 The Art of Interviewing/The Art of Storytelling
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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