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Meet Mauricio Arrioja of MA Media Productions

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mauricio Arrioja.

Mauricio, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started making films back in Mexico since I was 13. Back then, I only had access to my Dad’s Hi8 Camera and two VCRs to edit… 

In high school, I was able to live abroad (Denmark) studying different languages and explored different cross-cultural divides. I came to Los Angeles to get myself educated in the history of cinema as well as to learn film and TV production. It’s been a journey living in LA with so many challenges, especially by pursuing your dreams. It’s a big city, a city of dreams! But in order to continue chasing them, you have to never give up and never stop! If you hit a wall, find a way to go around it.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not really, no. It’s been a love-hate struggle relationship. I learned to take things and situations with more calm. I learned some patience. And I think the key is to really find yourself, grow up and work hard. Eventually, doors start to open. Persistence is the key to open those big doors that seem impossible to open.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about MA MEDIA PRODUCTIONS – what should we know?
My company is called: MA MEDIA PRODUCTIONS. “MA” for Mauricio Arrioja.

I offer several production services which mostly involve Line Producing. I create budgets, schedules, script breakdowns, and I do Storyboards (shhhh…. not many know this one!)

I am proud that I’ve been able to come up with ideas to market myself and meet new people. My best strength and I never think of this one, is that people like working with me, I guess I’m a people’s person by nature.

What sets me apart is that even I offer Line Producing services, my goal is to Produce, so I end up doing and getting much more involved in the creative aspect and help the filmmakers and artists to produce something beautiful.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Discipline, respectful with others, be human, be yourself.

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