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Hollywood Chamber honors Julianna Margulies With Star on Walk of Fame
Friday May 1, 11:30-12:15
Hollywood Walk of Fame
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be honoring Julianna Margulies with the 2,550th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television at 6621 Hollywood Boulevard. Watch exclusive live star ceremony on www.walkoffame.com. Walk of Fame ceremonies are open to the public. There is a public viewing area set up for all to enjoy. Please be aware that ceremony dates are subject to change. Call the Walk of Fame information line (323-469-8311) or check the website for verification. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
Email: info@hollywoodchamber.net
www.hollywoodchamber.net; www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Walk-of-Fame...

Friday Night Social
Friday, May 1, 18:30-22:30
Busby's East
5364 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Phone: 888-796-9673
Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another but has evolved since then. Please register the day before the event to secure admission. This month's Friday Night Social is a free admission event hosted by Jennifer Grisanti and ScriptWiters Network in a "private room with bar" exclusively for this Friday Night "Networking" event. Complimentary finger food will be provided for our Networking Group. Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, "Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story". The Scriptwriters Network, founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event.
Email: info@ScriptwritersNetwork.org

GRAMMY futureNOW: The Launch Conference
Saturday, May 2, 12:00
The Hub at Cira Center
2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Phone: 310-581-8653
The Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter hosts this one day music conference that focuses on viral hits, marketing on a budget and the power of publicity. This includes a keynote by CEO of Tenth Street Entertainment/Eleven Seven Music Group Allen Kovac, (who has aided in the careers of Motley Crue, Luther Vandross, Blondie and many others) and a panel discussing common questions on how to self market in a complex industry. Speakers include: Taylor Winum, Marketing Coordinator, Communion Group; Tom Sarig, President, Ester Creative; Jeff Moscow, Partner, Label Logic; Caroline McCarthy, VP of Communications and Content, True[x]; Elizabeth Lutz, Director of Publicity, Shore Fire Media and others.
Email: Brittany.Presley@GRAMMY.com

Light Fair International
Sunday, May 3 - Thursday, May 7
Javits Center
655 West 34 Street (11 Avenues), New York, New York 10001
Phone: 877-437-4352; 404-220-2220
This is an annual lighting, design, technology, architectural and commercial trade show and conference. Annually rotating between East Coast and West Coast, LFI brings international and domestic architectural, design, energy, engineering and lighting professionals together with exhibitors from around the world and features global manufacturers. LFI programming offers lighting-related conference and in-depth educational courses, with over 200 hours of CEU/LU/HSW/SD accredited courses providing AIA, ASID, IIDA, IESNA, and IFMA accreditation and more. Event highlights will include: The global stage for innovation on the LFI trade show floor; six pavilions showcase product-specific manufacturers; Conference offers 200+ hours of world-class accredited education; Conference courses range from 90 minutes to two-day immersion sessions at every level; courses on retrofitting existing buildings, managing LED costs, and more. The planned LFI Innovation Awards® ceremony honors the industry's newest product designs. Throughout the agenda, LFI Networking and Special Events offers networking opportunities for attending lighting industry professionals.
Email: info@lightfair.com
www.lightfair.com; www.facebook.com/Lightfair?ref=ts; www.youtube.com/user/LIGHTFAIRnews

BMI's 8 off 8th - Showcase @ Mercy Lounge
Monday, May 4, 20:00
The Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
Hosted by a rotating lineup of music community impresarios, each night features eight local (and sometimes nationally touring) artists and serves as ground zero for Nashville's bourgeoning indie rock scene. Whether it's launching fledging acts fresh out of the garage or showcasing the latest buzz bands, 8 off 8th's rapid-fire three-song sets satisfy audiences chasing the next big thing. Tonight, hosted by The Bahays presents performances by: The Sound Awake, Cody Brooks, Hear Hear, Once Free, Charge the Atlantic, Jasmin Cain, Little Raven, Howling Giant.
Email: papawags@comcast.net; jbruton@comcast.net

Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, May 4, 21:00
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz
366 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 310-849-5938; 213-680-0047
From the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, the weekly event showcase here presents Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock n' Roll, Soul and R & B artists and open mic opportunities. The doors open at 19:30 nightly and live entertainment starts at 9 or 10 pm. In addition to its original purpose as a jazz club for which it was begun circa 2005 by one time trumpet player and entrepreneur Kohei Matsumoto, 2nd Street Jazz explores music which ranges from rock to electronic to hip-hop and of course, jazz. Monday nights is a NYC styled jazz jam for any musicians with instruments invited up to the stage to play. Hip Hop and MC beat battles happen on Thursdays. The club features a full bar and late night food.
Email: n/a
www.2ndstjazz.com; www.facebook.com/pages/2nd-Street-Jazz...; www.myspace.com/landon2ndstreetlivejazz

Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Monday, May 4, 18:00-20:30
The Iguana
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Monday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
Email: contact form
www.gottasingnyc.com; www.twitter.com/GottaSingNYC; www.facebook.com/GottaSingNYC.ShepardJourdan; www.youtube.com/user/GottaSingNYC

BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, May 4, 19:00
Genghis Cohen
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Phone: 310-578-5591
Singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Held the first Monday of every month. Featured performances will be given by: Shota (shotalodi.com), Leonard Garcia (leonardmusica.net), Xenia (xeniamusiconline.com), Elsa Y Elmar (elsayelmar.com). Admission is free.
Email: jaytinsky@comcast.net
www.genghiscohen.com; www.myspace.com/genghiscohenmusic

I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A. March Edition
Wednesday, May 6, 18:30-21:00
O Cinema Wywnood
90 NW 29 Street, Miami, Florida 33127
Phone: 305-571-9970
I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A. (NOLA) is a monthly short film competition series that gives local artists the opportunity to network, and provides a platform to showcase their work. For this installment FilmGate features films made by local documentarians. The varied program delves inside the minds of prisoners, and goes on to the sex lives of the elderly. And importantly, there is networking after the screening with other local filmmakers, actors, and creatives, along with the guest judges, Billy Corben and Jim Virga, both seasoned directors of non-fiction. An added feature to this series will be to dedicate the start of each screening to audience ideas in what is planned to be a fun, interesting, and interactive way to network and collaborate with creative peers.
Email: tina@film-gate.org; cassandra@film-gate.org
www.film-gate.org; www.facebook.com/FilmGateMIAMI; www.instagram.com/filmgate_interactive

BMI presents...Gamechangers Music Seminars
Wednesday, May 6 - Thursday, May 7
Gibson Guitar
9350 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210
Phone: 310-300-2369
Songwriting team The Swaggernautz lead an evening with a lineup of Grammy/Juno/BMI award-winning songwriters, publishers, label executives, and entrepreneurs tackling topics such as: how to make your music attractive to each market, how to get a music project heard, how to develop the international relationships that matter. Whether you are an fledgling artist or a producer, songwriter, or manager, the goal of the the knowledge to succee session is to impart in today's ever-changing global music scene.
Email: FB contact
www.gamechangersmusic.com; www.peatix.com/event/85071; www.facebook.com/gamechangerssg

Key West Songwriters Festival
Wednesday, May 6 - Sunday, May 10
Smokin' Tuna Saloon Stage (other venues)
Four Charles Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305-517-6350; 305-296-6577; 305-292-1435
There will be more than 40 shows and in-the-round showcases, as well as ticketed shows during the five-day event at various venues, including Theatre Shows at San Carlos Institute, Tropic Cinema, and the revived Key West Theater and Sunset Sail Shows on Fury Water Adventures. Performers on the Festival line up are selected and invited by BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC. Artists should contact their Performing Rights Organizations directly for more information. Most of the Festival shows are free to enter. Scheduled to perform are: Chris Young, Robert Earl Keen, Dean Dillon, Jeffrey Steele, Kacey Musgraves, Rhett Akins, Bob Dipiero, Lee Thomas Miller, Raul Malo, Al Anderson, Pat MacLaughlin, Shawn Camp, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose, James Slater, Even Stevens, Steve Bogard, Steve McEwan, Guthrie Trapp and the Mulekickers, Chuck Cannon, Loving Mary, Josh Dorr, Dylan Altman Blues Band, Kostas, Aaron Watson and others. Kick-off party is opening day at Ocean Key Sunset Pier. Proceeds from the 20th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival will benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Email: contact form
www.kwswf.com; www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com; www.facebook.com/keywestsongwritersfest?ref=ts

Digital Asset Management Conference 2015
Thursday, May 7 - Friday, May 8
Hilton New York Midtown Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019
Phone: +44(0) 207 092 3494; Fax: +44(0) 207 404 2081
The conference covers the importance of storing, accessing, distributing, repurposing and monetizing digital assets. The agenda offers over 40 sessions and more than 50 speakers highlighting need to know information for all those involved capture, storage and application of digital media assets. There are planned interactive workshops and roundtables to allow DAM users to network, share insights and find solutions to common challenges. The conference offers case studies from expert end users including representatives from A+E Networks, American Express, Conde Nast, Discovery Communications, Elsevier, Hearst Magazines, Microsoft Corporation, PepsiCo North America Beverages, truTV and more. Marketing Automation and Social Analytics will be co-located along with DAM NY 2015 and will cover the latest developments and innovations on the different approaches and technologies becoming available for marketing in-depth, with a particular focus on marketing automation, e-mail marketing, social media monitoring / intelligence, and marketing analytics.
Email: dawnb@henrystewart.co.uk
www.henrystewartconferences.com; www.bit.ly/damny2015; youtu.be/qHkUZV-GmsE

China Theater and Cinema 2015
Saturday, May 9 - Monday, May 11
China Import and Export Fair, Pazhou Complex
No. 380 Yuejiang Zhong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China
Phone: +86-20-8913 9123; Fax: +86-20-8257 9220
The convention is being organized by Guangzhou Grandeur (Hongwei) Exhibition Services Co., Ltd. China Theater and Cinema will showcase products and services related to media and advertising sectors from the leading exhibitors. In particular, the convention will focus on: cinema projection equipment, theater and cinema furniture and decoration materials, cinema services, theater and cinema lighting and sound, film production and shooting equipment. The Chinese film box office reached 17.073 billion in 2012, becoming the world's second-largest movie market. Siutuated in Guangzhou, China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex is the largest modernized exhibtion center in Asia with 16 indoor exhibition halls covering around 16.000 m2 of exhibition space.
Email: 358979067@qq.com; marketing7@grandeurhk.com; grand.ev@grahw.com
bit.ly/1I9Uykw; www.gzhw.com; www.ciefc.com

Sound Advice Tour - Denver
Tuesday, May 12, 09:00-19:30
Denver Marriott West
1717 Denver W Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: 877-318-1032; 303-279-9100; 202-448-2895
On The Sound Advice Tour with Frank Serafine will offer a comprehensive overview of every role sound plays in a film, web, or broadcast production. Designed for filmmakers, editors, and aspiring sound engineers, the all-day workshop will cover techniques and tools to expand skills and lay down a solid foundation for the effective use of audio in projects. Broken down into major sections, workshops offered include: Sound Recording, Sound Editing, Sound Effects, Soundtrack, Sound Mixing, Sound Design, Sound Inspiration.
Email: info@mzed.com

BMI Pop Awards
Tuesday, May 12
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212
Phone: 310-659-9109; 310-275-5200
Broadcast Music, Inc. will recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year's most performed pop songs in the U.S. at the Company's 63rd annual Pop Awards. In particular, it will present the President's Award to the artist P!nk for her achievement in songwriting and overall achievement in pop culture and the entertainment industry. In addition to these achievements, P!nk is currently a spokesperson for COVERGIRL, made her acting debut in Lionsgate's Thanks For Sharing alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo and is a huge supporter of various charities. The invitation-only event will also honor the BMI Pop Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year. The 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards will be hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O'Neill and BMI Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles Barbara Cane.
Email: losangeles@bmi.com

BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, May 12, 12:30-16:30
BMI Nashville
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Phone: 615-401-2000
Following the lecture portion, Blume will critique a song from each attendee. Those who wish to have a song critiqued should bring a recording and a lyric sheet or be prepared to perform the song live. Registration is free and is conducted online. Online registration opens at 15:00 the day after the previous month's workshop. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled. Please email NashvilleWorkshops@bmi.com with any questions regarding the workshop. All participants MUST check in by 12:20 or the spot will be given away to those on the waiting list. This month's topic is "Start A Hit: Writing Exercise" (Publisher Pitch). Free but registration is conducted online at: http://goo.gl/FRvlqc. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
Email: nashvilleworkshops@bmi.com
www.bmi.com; www.myspace.com/bmi



Nashville Music Biz Conference
Tuesday, May 12 - Thursday, May 14
Sheraton Downtown Nashville
623 Union Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Phone: 609-314-1750; 615-259-2000
Music Business Association (Music Biz) marks its first annual event in Music City USA — Nashville — though it claims it can tap into the decades of experience its acquired for shaping this Music Biz convention into a forum for bringing the music community together with all facets of the business. Special presentations planned in the program will be: Making the Most of Publishing Deals Through YouTube and How to Grow Revenue with Music in Online Video, conducted with participation from BMI, ole Digital, Harry Fox Agency, Rumblefish, SESAC, and YouTube. Opens with a networking breakfast, ends with a closing reception. The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is a non-profit membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce.
Email: daly@musicbiz.org
goo.gl/V5ag2U; www.musicbiz.org/events/music-biz-2015; www.facebook.com/MusicBusinessAssociation

Streaming Media East 2015
Tuesday, May 12 - Wednesday, May 13
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 920-342-6263; 866-549-3985
Streaming Media is a bi-annual conference and expo dedicated to the business, technology and content of online video. Attendees can learn from online video experts, try out new products on the expo floor, learn new skills and network with peers. Items on the agenda will include: over 100 speakers in more than 40 sessions including in-depth workshops, how-to technical sessions, case studies, panel discussions; access to industry-leading companies demonstrating cutting-edge technologies; networking with colleagues and other online video professionals. The keynote address delivered by Scott Olechowski, Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, Plex, will look at the opportunities and challenges associated with the unbundling of content and how Plex is a key component for connecting the media center of the future.
Email: erics@infotoday.com; tdreier@infotoday.com

The Hollywood Chamber's TEAM HOLLYWOOD Committee Meeting
Wednesday May 13, 12:00-14:00
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber invites members to attend the TEAM HOLLYWOOD Committee. TEAM HOLLYWOOD promotes the Hollywood brand with the intention of preserving Hollywood's homegrown entertainment industries, particularly film, broadcasting, commercials, television and performing. Furthermore, the Hollywood Chamber Committee strives to embrace new and emerging media with an eye to uphold Hollywood's status as the entertainment capital of the world. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community. Event is sponsored by Advanced Digital Service and catered by Fat Sal's. Must RSVP at this link to attend.
Email: info@hollywoodchamber.net

Festival De Cannes 2015
Wednesday, May 13 - Sunday, May 24
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
Phone: +33(0)1 53 596100; +33 4 92 998400; Fax: +33(0)1 53 596110
In existence since 1946, The Cannes International Film Festival — Le Festival International du Film de Cannes — is an annual invitation-only film festival which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. Opening film of the 2015 Festival de Cannes is Emmanuelle Bercot's LA TÊTE HAUTE (Standing Tall). Special featured sections held during the festival include the Marché du Film, the Festival's film market, structured to help meet the needs of film attending industry professionals. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors, screenwriters and producers, will be the two Presidents of the Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes. Isabella Rossellini will serve as President of the Un Certain Regard Jury. Cannes Court Métrage unifies the Competition and Short Film Corner by highlighting the achievements and bringing the aspiring professionals together at workshops and conferences in an area set aside for this purpose at the Palais des Festivals. A spot in Cannes is important as the festival brings the press, the biggest distributors and it is where Oscar buzz begins leading up to the Academy Awards.
Email: contact form
www.festival-cannes.com; www.facebook.com/pages/Festival-de-Cannes...; twitter.com/FdC_officiel

The Hangout Music Festival
Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17
The Hangout, Gulf Shores
101 E Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
Phone: 251-948-3030
The annual three-day music festival held along the public beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. The main stages are the Hangout Stage and the Chevrolet Stage, as well as the Boom Boom Tent. The 2015 Hangout Music Festival will take place May 15–17, 2015. The headliners will include: Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, and Beck. Other notable performers include: Skrillex, My Morning Jacket, Foster The People, Paramore, Spoon, Umphrey's McGee, Major Lazer, TV On The Radio, Phantogram, Jenny Lewis, Dirty Heads, Krewella, Adventure Club, Lupe Fiasco, Damian Marley, Cold War Kids, Future Islands, Vance Joy, Galactic with Macy Gray. More are being added.
Email: info@HangoutMusicFest.com; contact form
www.hangoutmusicfest.com; www.facebook.com/hangoutmusic

Hollywood Chamber's Business Networking Hosted by Asa Meza
Tuesday May 19, 17:30-19:30
Asa Meza Restaurant
1718 Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311
The Hollywood Chamber Business After Hours mixer will be hosted by Asa Meza. The event is open to Hollywood Chamber members only. Must reserve online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/event. Non-members can email info@hollywoodchamber.net for an invitation.
Email: info@hollywoodchamber.net

The Gracies Awards Gala
Tuesday, May 19
Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90210
Phone: 202-750-3664; 310-274-7777
Hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. This year's winners include Kristen Johnston, Anna Chlumsky, Cicely Tyson, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Hoda Kotb, Moll Anderson and more. The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is a non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in the media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The upcoming Gracie Awards Luncheon - set for June 22, 2015 - is a ceremony that celebrates the accomplishments of women in media and entertainment at the local, public and student levels. The attire for this event is business.
Email: Contact form
www.thegracies.org; www.facebook.com/pages/Alliance-for-Women...; www.youtube.com/allwomeninmedia

Casual Connect Asia 2015
Tuesday, May 19 - Thursday, May 21
Shangri-La Hotel
22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Phone: +1 801-391-4646
Casual Connect is the place to learn more about an industry which entertains 300 million people each month. Learn all about iPhone, Social, Android, Flash, Browser MMO and Download Games.Casual Connect is produced by the Casual Games Association and is the premiere event for the casual games industry with over 5,500 professionals attending Casual Connect each year. Casual Connect brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry with the best of networking and learning. Lectures at Casual Connect Asia are programmed to focus on cutting edge topics in the video games space. Conference content is programmed by a set of industry advisors. On May 19 the lecture series opens with an Industry Insights: Overview followed by "Welcome to Casual Connect Asia 2015." The Casual Games Association is a professional international trade organization providing educational resources and community support for those involved in creating games for the mass market consumer.
Email: lea@casualconnect.org; daisy@casualconnect.org

Footage Marketplace London
Wednesday, May 20, 11:00-16:30
The Publishing Factory @ BAFTA
195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN, UK
Phone: + 44 (0)207 243 8453; + 1 646 419 4032
Now established in New York and London, the marketplace is meant for the footage buyer who can meet top international footage libraries and view their latest showreels. The events allows attendees to connect with those who supply moving visual content to the arenas of television, documentary, film, advertising, corporate, and communicate with fellow editors, producers, directors, creatives, buyes, researchers, digital and visual content controllers. Enjoy a free buffet lunch and evening happy hour at the days conclusion. Footage Marketplace is giving away two tickets in a prize drawing - each with a plus one - for the 12th Focal International Awards, in association with AP Archive, gala dinner and presentation ceremony, on May 21 at the Lancaster London Hotel. The evenings ceremonies will be hosted by Kate Adie OBE.
Email: prior@creativecityonline.com

BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, May 21, 16:00-17:00
BMI Los Angeles Office
8730 Sunset Boulevard, 3rd Floor West, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-289-6336; 310-659-9109 Ext. 6336
This is an introductory workshop for writers and publishers covering the history of performing rights, the origins of BMI and the current role BMI plays in the music industry. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP to: BMI101@bmi.com.
Email: BMI101@bmi.com
www.bmi.com; www.myspace.com/bmi

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards
Thursday, May 21, 09:30
NYIT Auditorium
1871 Broadway, New York, New York 10023
Phone: +1 212-643-4800; Fax: +1 212-643-0170
New York Festivals will welcome award winners, jury members and guests from around the globe for this day of events honoring the World's Best Advertising. The 2015 Competitions include the categories of: Avant-Garde, Branded Entertainment, Creative Marketing Effectiveness, Design, Package Design, Digital, Direct and Collateral, Film, Integrated, Outdoor, Print, Public and Media Relations, Public Service Announcements, Radio, Student. With entries and jury members from over 70 countries, this advertising awards competition stakes a claim to its diversity of selection. Later in the evening, guests of the event will take part in a Gala event at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall for a cocktail reception in the Ertegun Atrium, followed by the awards ceremony in Rose Theater. A celebratory after-party will be held at Stone Rose Lounge, in the Time Warner Center, to toast all the winners of the World's Best Advertising.
Email: tickets@newyorkfestivals.com
advertising.newyorkfestivals.com/gala/; www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-Festivals...

New York International Shorts Fest
Tuesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 28
Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 E. Houston Street, New York, New York 10002
Phone: 212-260-7289
The NY Shorts Fest provides a showcase for selected short-form cinema and its creators. NY Shorts Fest events include receptions, as well as workshops and master classes with industry experts and filmmaking professionals sharing their practical advice to attending filmmakers. The festival's mandate believes that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premiere film festival in New York deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators.
Email: info@NYshortsFest.com

BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, May 27, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007-0030
Phone: 212-220-3000
BMI 101 is a free one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to BMI101NY@bmi.com.
Email: BMI101NY@bmi.com
www.bmi.com; www.myspace.com/bmi; www.facebook.com/broadcastmusicinc

Hollywood Chamber Honors Heroes of Hollywood
Thursday, May 28, 11:00-14:00
Taglyan Cultural Complex
1201 Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90038
Phone: 323-978-0005
The Heroes of Hollywood Awards honors executives, business owners, leaders and organizations in the Hollywood Community. This award ceremony recognizes: Christopher Burton of Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., Jane Lopez of Trailer Park, FilmL.A. Inc. Actress, film director, producer and author Diane Ladd will be honored with the Mary Pickford Award, Councilmember Tom LaBonge will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant. After a formal champagne reception, guests will be ushered into the main ballroom for a sit-down lunch and awards program. Since 2011, the Heroes of Hollywood Awards have honored both male and female leaders, as well as families, businesses and organizations. Robert Kovack, news anchor at NBC4 returns as the event emcee. The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. Tax ID # 954557923
Email: news@hollywoodchamber.net

Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, May 28, 08:00-10:30
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue (at Manning), Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone: 323-465-9800; 310-854-1111
To attend the Hollywood Networking Breakfast(R), you should be directly involved in the entertainment industry, a group which usually includes writers, producers, directors, development / production execs, talent representatives, casting directors, entertainment attorneys, financiers, actors and others at various levels of experience and achievement. Check-in starts at 07:20. Everyone gets 15 seconds to introduce themselves to the room. The breakfast -- held on the last Thursday of every month -- begins at 08:00 and lasts until approximately 10:30. Parking is available, free of charge.
Email: contact form
www.changingimagesinamerica.org; www.hgenonline.com; www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood...

Produced By Conference LA
Friday, May 29 - Sunday, May 31
Paramount Pictures Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90038
Phone: 877-843-0889; 310-358-9020
Produced By brings together producers and collaborators in film, television and new media to review all the information vital to the success of current and future projects. Through an arrangement of speakers, sessions and workshops, networking and social events, technology demonstrations and related exhibits, will cover two full days of programming on current and evolving trends in production, distribution, finance, marketing, branding and media strategy. It is an event for producers, by producers. Attendees have the opportunity to network with Oscar-nominated filmmakers, Emmy-winning showrunners, and the next generation of creative entrepreneurs during a full weekend of panel discussions, group mentoring sessions, and a Friday evening Kick-Off party hosted by Paramount Pictures. Produced By Conference is held through the Producers Guild of America's charitable entity, the PGA Foundation. The Foundation's core mission is to educate those who work in the producing profession.
Email: ccuster@executivevents.com

2-Day Cinematography For Directors Workshop
Saturday, May 30 - Sunday, May 31
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Ste. 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040; Fax: 212-473-3091
This two-day comprehensive workshop explores visual storytelling with dynamic camera movement and skillful actor blocking. Through extensive hands-on participation, students will learn to visualize the scene, work with actors, strategize with storyboards, and evoke the essence of the script. Each day participants go through hands-on exercises to learn how to visualize and break-down a script. They will practice optimum camera positions, camera movement, lens choices in relations with blocking of the actors. Learning through this process, participants will understand how to convey tone, mood and style; and give the film a signature look that belongs to the director's unique vision.
Email: workshops@solarnyc.com; solarvideofilm@gmail.com
www.solarnyc.com; www.youtube.com/user/LightandShadowGroup



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