Friday Night Social
Friday, June 2, 18:30-21:30
Double Take Restaurant and Lounge @ Palomar Hotel
10740 Wilshire Boulevard, #101, Los Angeles, California 90024
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 ScriptWriters Network. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another, combining people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry. 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.” Free to attend. Pay for your own food, cocktails and parking. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry.
Brooklyn Film Festival
Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 11
Wythe Hotel (other venues)
80 Wythe Avenue at North 11 Street, Wiliamsburg, New York 11249
Phone: 718-486 8181; 718-460-8000
The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF’s mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to heighten public interest in films and the independent production of films. The June 2 Opening NIght preview is ‘Entanglement,’ Jason James, Director, Canada (Narrative Feature, 85 mins). Director Jason James will all attend the Opening Night screening and be available for the Q&A. The Opening Night Party will follow at the Wythe Hotel beginning at 22:00 with complimentary drinks and appetizers served. Other special events that BFF has planned include a KidsFilmFest for June 3, with a program tailored for children of all ages (films are rated "G"), consisting of numerous short animation, live-action and documentary films; a June 4 documentary screening of ‘Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story,’ the story of Italy's biggest football club and its relationship with the Agnelli family who has owned the team for nearly a century, narrated by F. Murray Abram; a June 8 Filmmakers Party hosted by G-Star and presented by Stella Artois, that will also combine an exclusive meet and greet for filmmakers and press; a June 10 Brooklyn Film Festival Exchange combining panel discussions, the annual pitch session, and networking during the happy hour; the free to attend, June 11 Awards Ceremony at Windmill Studios, that closes the Festival.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, June 3, 15:00-18:00
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Saturday 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.
Create a VR film in 36 hours
Saturday, June 3 - Sunday, June 4
Meet up venue for We Laff
431 Kipling Street, Palo Alto, California 94301
In collaboration with Google Spotlight and The Speakeasy SF (Immersive Theater) participants will learn to script for immersive and VR and explore all the possibilities that this new medium offers. Participants are going to create immersive worlds and the final product will be a VR set open to the public in four unique venues in Palo Alto + VR short. To participate apply here: http://garagestories.typeform.com
Spots are limited to 20. Open to all levels of experience in VR. Begins with breakfast and registration. Closes with wrap party at session close. Create a VR film in 36 hours is organized by We Laff – Films and Festivals for Brands, an operation drawing from diverse backgrounds including filmmaking, architecture, marketing, fashion, design and consultancy and based in Berlin, Barcelona and San Francisco.
Drama Desk Awards
Sunday, June 4, 20:00
123 West 43 Street, New York, New York 10036
Phone: 800-745-3000; 212-352-0255
TheaterMania will present the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. The Drama Desk Awards, presented annually, honors outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. The Drama Desk Awards are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater. Additionally, Drama Desk Awards, which are given in a number of categories, use a system to honor New York City theater productions with Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions competing against each other in the same category. The Nominating Committee generally meets twice a month to discuss the many eligible shows they are responsible for seeing. They then choose the productions for nomination on which the entire membership will vote. The Drama Desk Awards evening comprises the awards ceremony and the post show reception with the winners and nominees for holders of the VIP Combo ticket. Drama Desk was formed in 1949 by a group of New York City theater critics, editors, reporters, and publishers, the organization was created to educate the community on vital issues concerning the theater. Founded in 1999 to connect the theater industry with a mass consumer audience, TheaterMania.com features comprehensive listings, news, reviews, interviews and video content. Typically, the Drama Desk Awards happen a week prior to The Tony Awards that honor achievement in theatrical production and are also held in New York City.
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, June 5, 19:00
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
A 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: Morgan Mallory (www.morganmallory.com). Jules (www.julessong.com), Scarlett (soundcloud.com/scarletofficialmusic), Santiago Cruz (www.santiagocruz.net). Admission is free.
BMI's 8 off 8th Showcase
Monday, June 5, 20:00
The High Watt
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
BMI and YEP (Young Entertainment Professionals) present “BMI 8 off 8th” . each night features eight local (and sometimes nationally touring) artists and serves as ground zero for Nashville’s burgeoning indie music scene. This showcase will feature artists: Dean 2.0, Beth Brown, James Droll, Reign, Kile Reynolds, Anna Mae, Daniella Mason, Lukr. 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. The Young Entertainment Professionals network creates a platform for the entertainment industry to thrive in a supportive and creative environment for the betterment of its members as well as the industry as a whole through networking events, showcases, mentorship and educational development. Free and open to the public.
Annual NAB Wrap Up Show
Tuesday, June 6, 18:30
5224 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32809
OPP’s annual NAB Wrap Up Show presents a panel of area professionals that will discuss the newest trends and most popular items from this year’s NAB convention in Las Vegas. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a drawing to win a free copy of Resolve Studio. BlackMagic’s URSA Mini Pro camera, will be available for demo and tryout. The event will be streamed live for remote viewing and for later reference to whoever wants it.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, June 6, 19:00
The Heavenly Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
FRUKT, along with partners BMI and DIY Magazine, present THE FIX, a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include: Phoenix and the Flower Girl, a (sort of) hybrid act that is part leftfield hip-hop, part visual/video art; We’re No Heroes, a trending Welsh band who recently performed at the BBC's famous Maida Vale studios; guitarist Whil Whisson of Electric River, with a successful debut EP and a recently awarded Record Of The Day on the ROTD site, this will be a stop on his current European tour. DJ Deja Bruh fills in around band appearances. During the daytime, FRUKT works with brands like Coca Cola, Nokia, Diesel, O2, Kronenbourg, Southern Comfort and Starwood Hotels, helping them solve problems and build meaningful relationships through music and entertainment. Doors open at 19:00. This event is free. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands.
MIDEM 2017 (#midem)
Tuesday, June 6 - Friday, June 9
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes
One Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
Phone: +33-1-79-719000; +33(0)1-79-719999
Annual MIDEM music industry events are generally focused on the core music business, the technology sector, brands and the agencies that represent them for music/brand campaigns. MIDEM provides a forum for business talks, visionary, political and legal discussions. Top keynote speakers set for this year’s event will include: Hans Holger Albrecht, CEO, Deezer; Chris Taylor, Global President of Entertainment One Music; Martine Reicherts, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture at European Commission; Mark Hoppus, co-founder of Punk Rock group Blink-182; Steve Bartels, CEO of Def Jam Recordings; Wyclef Jean, Ambassador at Midem Artist Accelerator; Mike Shinoda, vocals and producer of Linkin Park; Sarah Stennett, CEO and Co-Founder of First Access Entertainment; L.A. Reid, Chairman and CEO of Epic Records; Andy Ng, Vice President of Tencent Music Entertainment Group, and there are many others. This year's music conferences explores the impact of music streaming on the music industry. While guiding the digital sector into areas of growth, music streaming has unfolded revenue generation on a global scale and foretells an era for the music industry of worldwide business development. As in previous years, the Midem Artist Accelerator will engage managers, agents, labels and publishers as they look to grow their artists’ profiles globally. There will be 11 selected upcoming international talents selected by an Artistic Committee. The 11 finalists will have the opportunity to play a live set at Midem and have their song featured on Midem’s communications, as well as on the official Midem 2017 vinyl compilation.
New York Times TimesTalk with Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, and Miguel Arteta
Wednesday, June 7, 19:00
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, New York 10003
A New York Times moderated discussion between Academy Award nominated actor and producer Salma Hayek, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor, musician and author John Lithgow, and film and television director Miguel Arteta. The trio will be discussing their upcoming film ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ where Hayek stars as Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, who has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Southern California. Doug Strutt, played by Lithgow, is a real estate developer whose cutthroat tactics have made him a self-made, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two polar opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither is ever the same. The evening explores Arteta’s timely allegory set in the age of Trump, tackling several pressing issues, including racism, social inequality and immigration. Sponsored by The New York Times In collaboration with The New School. Tickets available for purchase.
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Wednesday, June 7, 19:00-22:30 (and every Wednesday)
LOA Live On Air Restaurant
335 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217
A mix of indie music, dance, theatre, poetry, and art backed by the grooves of the resident Artist Dj on the turntables. Featured guests, and all artists welcome to perform, including singers/songwriters, musicians, poets, actors, comedians, etc., where performances are live-streamed across several social media platforms. Live On Air restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, features a live-streaming stage In addition to a full dining menu specializing in Louisiana-style cuisine. All performances are broadcast live across all major social media platforms, giving these artists the opportunity for even greater exposure. The Mic is Open! A nite of informal networking for artists of all kinds presented by industry veteran Marcos Luis
, Every Wednesday night.
Sight, Sound, and Story - Post-Production/Production Summit
Saturday, June 10
Manhattan Edit Workshop @ NYIT Auditorium
1871 Broadway, New York, New York 10023
Manhattan Edit Workshop's one-day summit, Sight, Sound and Story draws in ACE film Editors, documentary producers, TV series editors and Virtual Reality industry professionals for a collaborative knowledge sharing event. Panelists include (but are not limited to); Maya Mumma, ACE editor (O.J.: Made in America, Restrepo), Julius Ramsay director/editor (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Outcast), Joergen Geerds (CEO and Creative Director at Koncept VR) and keynote speaker Dylan Tichenor, ACE (There Will Be Blood, Brokeback Mountain, Boogie Nights, The Town) alongside moderator Bobbie O'Steen ("Cut to the Chase," "The Invisible Cut"). The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for guests, panelists and vendors. Concludes with a networking party in the Tech Lounge sponsored by the American Cinema Editors. Light food and drinks will be provided.