The Manhattan Producers Alliance (ManHatPro)—a media education, mentoring and networking community for audio/musician professionals—has launched a West Coast chapter. Based in San Francisco, the new MPA West is headed by Grammy Award-winning TV/film/online composer Steve Horowitz (Super Size Me, Nickelodeon Digital).
“The Bay Area music community is very active and very diverse,” Horowitz says. “My hope with MPA West is to harness some of that energy and create a link between the East Coast and West Coast media markets. Games, film, TV, the cloud and other emerging sectors are blurring together to create a new media distribution landscape. We feel strongly that a vibrant coast-to-coast connection helps all audio and media professionals to stay ahead of the curve.”