April Volunteer Newsletter
Brewer Airport Toyota Film Fest
The Brewer Airport Toyota Film Festival returns in May, marking its 10th year for the competition. MCA-TV invites local filmmakers to test their creativity for a chance to win! Films will be judged on originality, creativity, the strength of plot, story structure, characters, cinematography, direction, entertainment value, dialogue (character interaction), and overall quality. All submissions will be broke down into feature-length and short film categories. Thanks to monetary donations from generous sponsors, MCA-TV will award more than $2,400 in prizes.
 
Enter your original film before the May 14, 2021 deadline and watch the event live on MCA-TV on Saturday, May 29. Films will be judged by a panel of film experts from the Pittsburgh Area. You do not have to be a Moon Township resident to participate. For more information, visit MCA-TV.ORG.
Volunteer Opportunities

We have some volunteer opportunities coming up as we continue into the spring. If you would like to volunteer, please let Morgan know if you can come at mtorchia@moontwp.us. We are looking for volunteers for the following days:

Get Involved! Moon Township on
Monday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Moon Landings on
´╗┐Thursday, April 8 at 1:00 pm

Each filming should be around 30 minutes. Please contact Morgan with questions. Any additional segments will be sent out as they come in.
Production Classes
MCA-TV is excited to announce production classes are back! Classes run from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesdays for three weeks beginning Wednesday, April 14 at the MCA-TV studio located at 1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 140, Moon Township, PA 15108.

To register, contact MCA-TV Assistant Director Morgan Torchia at mtorchia@moontwp.us or call 412.269.1191. Space is limited.
Congratulations Allison!
Everyone here at MCA-TV would like to congratulate our Director/Communications Director Allison Ford on her new baby girl Sutton! Congrats Ali!

Allison will be out of the office on leave until the end of June. If anything is needed, please contact Morgan Torchia at mtorchia@moontwp.us until then.
Welcome Mike
MCA-TV would like to welcome our new intern, Mike Delehanty. Mike joins us from Robert Morris University where he is studying Digital Cinema and Television. Welcome Mike!
Produce a New Show Today
Do you have an idea for a new show? MCA-TV is always looking for new content!

Producing a show is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Pitch your show idea to Allison Ford
2. Schedule a production date
3. Watch your show on MCA-TV

The rules are pretty simple, any Moon resident can produce a show, or non-residents can work with a community producer to sign off on their production and help gather volunteers!

What is a community producer, you ask?
A community producer is a Moon Township resident that has gone through our production course.

If you are not a community producer, we can help pair you up with one! We currently have about 15 active community producers ready to help you get your show on the road! The process is easy! Just contact Allison Ford at aeastham@moontwp.us with information about your idea and you are on your way!
As we continue to navigate through these uncertain times, we are open to film at MCA-TV. We welcome all producers to schedule shows and new producers to start programs. Please call or email to set up a time to come so we can ensure we do not have too many people in the studio at once.
 
All measures are being taken to practice social distancing between employees and volunteers in the studio. Specifically, it is recommended that you stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. There will be alcohol-based sanitizers available so everyone can wash their hands frequently. Also, the public will be required to wear a mask before being granted admittance to the building and during their time at the studio (with the exception being the talent). Individuals who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition may enter the premises and are not required to provide documentation. If you are sick, we ask that you stay home for the safety of everyone until you are better. 
 
As always, you are welcome to reserve equipment from the studio to film as well. Just email us to reserve the equipment so we can ensure it is ready for you. 
 
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all work through this reopening process. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of everyone in the MCA-TV family and our community. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and keep you updated as changes occur. 

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