The Manhattan Producer's 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 ManHatPro 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."
Members of ManhatPro West, which stands as the first regional chapter outside of New York City, will be able to participate in ManhatPro's national events, as well as local events created by Horowitz.
ManHatPro members, including both senior level professionals and emerging talent, meet and communicate regularly to share connections, knowledge, and studio time and space. Membership benefits include preferred access to publishing, licensing, music library, marketing/PR, and legal and financial resources.
ManhatPro was founded in 2005 by New York City-based composer Joe Carroll (Jim Henson Company, Nickelodeon, Disney, WGBH). For more information, visit manhatpro.com/live.