Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, June 1, 15:00-18:00
The Iguana Lounge
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.
Stuart Cinema and Cafe Events
Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 30
Stuart Cinema and Cafe
79 West Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
The Cafe has programmed in feature film screenings for May, and since the programming is always evolving it is necessary to visit the website and retrieve the most recent updates to the program. Screenings planned for June include, TBA. There is generally a Super Smash Bros. Happy Hour,’ that happens for weekend Video Gaming Sessions, for kids and adults. Up to eight players can play on the 160” movie screen. There are private screenings and events planned as well and a photo gallery. Please check the website calendar for other ongoing feature film screenings and event activities that might not be included here. Stuart Cinema and Cafe is a converted warehouse in the Greenpoint section of North Brooklyn serving artists and community that want to present creative productions, and the community as an entertainment center. Features of the programming for the cafe include, film festivals and screenings, pop-up theater, adaptable venue space used to present fashion events, live stage events for bands, singers, spoken word and comedy acts, book readings-signings, and the recently added weekend video gaming sessions.
64th Drama Desk Awards
Sunday, June 2, 20:00
123 West 43 Street, New York, New York
Broadway News will present the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards held in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Usually preceding the Tony Awards by one week, the Awards were formed in 1949 by a group of New York City theater critics, editors, reporters, and publishers to educate the community on vital issues concerning the theater. Overall, the mission of the Drama Desk is to recognize outstanding achievement in New York theater and encourage discussion of issues significant to theater professionals. Drama Desk Awards, which are given annually in a number of categories, are known to honor productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, presenting a comprehensive platform for theatrical achievement, and where the various tiers compete against each other in the same category. Drama Desk Awards are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater, without any connection to the results. All of Drama Desk officers and Nominating Committee members perform their various services for the organization on a voluntary basis. 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 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be hosted by Michael Urie, and Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show..
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, June 3, 18:45
1623 N Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028
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 Dalton Day (soundcloud.com/Dalton Day), Nick Isham (www.nickisham.com), Oriana Setz (orianasetz.com), Brother James (justinsinclairmusic.com). This month’s BMI Acoustic Lounge is being held at Hotel Café, 1623 N. Cahuenga Boulevard, instead of the former Genghis Cohen venue at 740 North Fairfax Avenue. Admission is free.
The Power of Music: Setting the Scene with Composers and Music Supervisors
Tuesday, June 4, 18:30
Charlie Chaplin Theater, Raleigh Studios
677 N. Van Ness Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038
SAGindie and Impact24 PR will present, the Power of Music: Setting the Scene with Composers and Music Supervisors. There is a planned screening, panel discussion and audience Q&A featuring the musical experts behind some of TV's well regarded shows and TV movies. The audience will view clips from American Horror Story, Pose, My Dinner with Hervé, The Chi, The Cool Kids, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Widow and Requiem. followed by a panel discussion with award-nominated music supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas, critically-acclaimed composers David Norland and Patrick Warren, award-winning composer Cormac Bluestone, and multiple award-winning British composer Dominik Scherrer. The session is moderated by SCL's The Score Editor and Film Music Media Founder Kaya Savas. Reception to follow. SAGindie promotes the working relationship between professional actors and passionate independent filmmakers. Impact24 PR is dedicated to capturing the spotlight for the talent behind-the-camera and behind-the-curtain, from Hollywood to Broadway and beyond.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, June 4, 19:00
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
FRUKT, along with BMI, present THE FIX (celebrating its fifth anniversary on this date), a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include: The Nicka Jack Men, a Glasgow quartet into hooky indie rock; Mark McGowan, an upcoming soulful voice whose 'Speakeasy' EP came out at the end of 2018 with the lead track having reached 75k plays (by now) on Spotify; Scarlett Randle, originally from the north-east of Scotland but now in Glasgow to be part of the TRNSMT Festival; Rachel Barror, a songwriter Originally from Dublin but now based in London working with many producers and songwriters including Ed Sheeran, Steve Dubs, and Ruadhri Cushnan, while also launching her solo career. FRUKT DJ fill 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. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands. This event is free.
MIDEM Music Market 2019 (#midem)
Tuesday, June 4 - Friday, June 7
Palais des Festivals
One Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes France
Phone: +33-1-79-719000; +33(0)141904442; Fax: +33(0)493993734
MIDEM is dedicated to discover rising musical talents, while also helping the music industry and its partners develop business and creativity by looking to connect key players of the music ecosystem. This year, Spotlight keynotes at 2019 MIDEM will be delivered by Rebeca León, CEO and Co-Founder, Lionfish Entertainment and Manager of Latin superstars J Balvin, Juanes and upcoming Latin music performer Rosalía. This year MIDEM will host the Jamaican artists’ collective, Inna de Yard, celebrating the work of reggae legends Ken Boothe, Cedric Myton, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, and to host the premiere of music documentary, Inna de Yard, attended by the film’s stars. The documentary was made following the success of the artists’ 2017 release, The Soul of Jamaica, when the musicians decided to record another album, a compilation of their most iconic tracks. As part of MIDEM’s focus on the essential relationship between music and screen, the Inna De Yard premiere will complement the Film/TV Music conference track within the program. Mainstay event MIDEM at Night, will be back presenting acts like MIDEM Artist Accelerator, Taiwan Beats, British Music Night, Sacem African Night, performing at the new MIDEM Beach.
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Thursday, June 6, 19:00-22:30 (and every Thursday)
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 Thursday night.
Friday Night Social Screenwriters Meetup
Friday, June 7, 18:30-21:30
The District By Hannah An
8722 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone: 888-796-9673; 310-278-2345
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 Final Draft. 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.” The company that produces Final Draft, a screenwriting software, Cast and Crew Entertainment Services based in Burbank, provides vital services to the film and television industries as well as financial services such as production incentive consulting, administration and financing. Free to attend and there is a one drink minimum. Food and cocktails are available for purchase. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry. 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. Scriptwriters brings in entertainment professionals to speak and teach on the art, craft and business of script writing for TV, features and new media.
How To Get Access To A Literary Agent and Manager
Saturday, June 8, 12:30
Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Avenue, North Hollywood, California 91601
Organized by Scriptwriters Network, the event will feature a writer and director who will discuss a variety of topics, including: writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, hooking your reader, script development, among other topics. Workshop leader, Kenny Golde Kenny Golde has written numerous feature film scripts on assignment for major production companies, including an adaptation of the classic Isaac Asimov novel “The End of Eternity” for New Regency and producer Roberto Orci, adapting the novel “Thirteen” by Richard K. Morgan (“Altered Carbon”) for producer Tripp Vinson and Straight Up Films, re-writing the Blacklist script “Flashback” for producer Jaume Collet-Serra and “Cold Prey” for WWE Films, and selling his spec thriller “Killer” to Walter F. Parkes (“Men in Black,” “Gladiator”). He has directed two feature films, “Uncross the Stars,” starring Academy Award Nominee Barbara Hershey and Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman, and “The Job,” which he also wrote, starring Daryl Hannah, Brad Renfro and Dominique Swain, released by Lions Gate Films. Check-in begins at 12:30.
Solar two-day Lighting Workshop
Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite. 304, New York, New York 10012
A comprehensive workshop exploring visual storytelling through the use of active camera movement and skillful actor blocking. With extensive, daily hands-on exercises, participants learn to visualize the scene, work with actors, strategize with storyboards, and bring forth the enactment of the story. Attendees will learn how to visualize, recognize best camera positions, camera movement, and lens choices in relations with actor blocking. Undergoing the process, participants will understand how to convey tone, mood, and style, as well as give the film a distinct look that belongs to the director's signature vision. The session will be run by Eric Lau. Solar is a one-stop production company equipped to handle a project from concept and filming to editing, audio post production, multi-media, graphic/web design and media distribution. Register on website.
Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 12
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
With an emphasis on light and shadow, the workshop emphasize shooting in real-world situations while learning how to make quality and cost-effective films. this five-day intensive, hands-on workshop comprehensively guides students through the stages of filmmaking (script writing, producing, directing, camera, lighting, sound mixing and editing) with techniques that are easy-to-learn and practical-to-use to complete a film in five days. Solar is a one-stop production company equipped to handle a project from concept and filming to editing, audio post production, multi-media, graphic/web design and media distribution.
73rd Tony Awards (#TonyAwards2019)
Sunday, June 9, 20:00
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020
Phone: 866-858-0008; 212-465-6500/6225
The annual Tony Awards celebrating achievement on the Broadway stage and the world of theater, will feature some of the most recognizable names in theatre, film, TV, and music coming out for an evening of tributes and performances dedicated to the Broadway stage. It will broadcast live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City at 20:00 ET/delayed PT, airing on CBS Television Network. Appearances and presentations will be made by Sara Bareilles, Laura Benanti, Abigail Breslin, Kristin Chenoweth, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Josh Groban, Danai Gurira, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Shirley Jones, Jane Krakowski, Lucy Liu, and others. The 2019 Tony Awards® ceremony will be broadcast to theatre fans across the globe. In United Kingdom on BBC Radio 2, in Japan on WOWOW, in Canada on Bell’s CTV, in Latin America, Central and South America on Pramer's Film and Arts (AMC), in Australia on Foxtel’s Arts Channel, in New Zealand on Sky Network Arts Channel, in China on BestTV and Tencent Video, on Armed Forces Network Television. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. James Corden returns (last hosted in 2016) to host the 2019 Tony Awards. Broadway fans will be able to go backstage at the Tony Awards with BroadwayHD’s Behind the Scenes Livestream during the CBS telecast.