Catholics in Media Associates was formed by working professionals in the entertainment industry whose wanted to share personal concerns of faith and spirituality as it is experienced in the workplace.
In 1992, Fr. Tony Scannell, Capuchin, invited a small number of Catholics to meet. The group grew in spirit and purpose and soon Catholics In Media Associates (CIMA) was born. That year, CIMA was asked asked to host the Archbishop’s Annual Communion Breakfast for the entertainment industry.
In 1993, the first CIMA Awards were celebrated. CIMA’s purpose broadened in part as a response to the 1992 Vatican document on Media called Aetatis Novae ("Dawn of a New Era"). This states, in part, that it would "... contribute to that integral development of the dimensions of man and society" to "promote media awards and other means of recognition in order to encourage and support media professionals."
The Annual Mass, Brunch, and Awards Ceremony was held in the fall until 2008, when it was moved to the spring. In 2013, it moved to the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. In 2014, it will be live-streamed for the first time to a worldwide audience.
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