What we're about
Who We Are
Milwaukee Creative Media Professionals is a group focused on the craft of visual storytelling and the related tools, techniques, and expertise required. Our goal is to shine a light on creative media professionals throughout southeastern Wisconsin while providing enriching educational opportunities and networking events for our members. We are filmmakers, broadcasters, corporate & event videographers, audio engineers, animators, and media students. If you tell stories with media, you are welcome!
What We Do
MCMP brings top filmmakers and creatives to Milwaukee to share and discuss their latest work, workflow, and the tools they use to get the job done. We also focus on presentations from local media professionals who provide valuable insight on working and thriving in the Milwaukee market.
What Does It Cost?
Thanks to our incredible sponsors, MCMP events are FREE to attend! Meet and learn from industry professionals and see the newest tools and techniques in action all while enjoying a great night of networking, swapping stories, and discovering local talent for your next project. What's not to love? Sign up for our e-newsletter now to be the first to know about upcoming events!
Once Upon a Time
This site was originally set up to host meetings of the MCA-I Milwaukee Chapter. The MCA-I (Media Communications Association - International) died peacefully of natural causes in 2016.
MCA-I was founded as the National Industrial Television Association (NITA) by Thomas F. Hatcher, Harry Kaemmerer, Merrill Lent, and Dr. Edwin Moenckmeier, and registered in the State of New Jersey as a 501 (c) (6) association on April 3, 1970. Its first home office was in Morris, NJ.
Renamed the IITVA (International Industrial Television Association) in 1973, and then shortened to the ITVA (International Television Association) in 1978, it assumed its current name in 2001 to reflect the growing diversity of its membership, a result of the expansion and convergence of communications technologies in the previous decade. From the television years . . .
The founders’ mission was to create recognition and opportunity for those working in the non-broadcast and industrial communication sectors. To that end, it worked to develop uniform technical standards for manufacturers, suppliers, and users of industrial television equipment and services; to forge alliances with professionals working in related fields; and to encourage professionalism in the industry.
ITVA’s original members were drawn largely from the production departments of corporations, and secondarily from independent studios. Other early members included broadcast television and radio personnel, and a somewhat smaller contingent working in film.
For the communications industry, the 1970’s and 1980’s were technologically unremarkable. Content delivery, although it steadily improved in quality, was essentially the same as it had been for the past thirty years. Likewise ITVA, while it continued to grow in size and prestige, remained demographically stable.