Calendar of Global Media and Showbiz Industry Social Networking Events

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Friday Night Social Screenwriters Meetup
Friday, March 1, 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.
 
Stuart Cinema and Cafe Events
Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 31
Stuart Cinema and Cafe
79 West Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
Phone: 347-721-3777
The Cafe has programmed in feature film screenings for March that include: ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Citizen Kane,’ BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘The Hate U Give,’ ‘Creed 2,’   There is a planned 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.
 
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, March 2, 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.
 
Lighting for Video — Workshop with Legendary Gaffer Alan Steinheimer
Sunday, March 3, 09:30-17:00
Intrepid Studios
1115 Third Street, San Rafael, California 94901
Phone: 415-342-0146; 415-672-4658
Bay Area gaffer Alan Steinheimer, with 30 years in the industry from tabletop to feature exteriors, will demonstrate techniques in three-point lighting, LEDs, talking heads, background lighting, introducing style, color temperature, windows and gel, exteriors, green screen, money vs. aesthetics, basic electrical, sizing generators, introduction to gripping, planning a successful shoot. Bring work gloves for a full hands-on interactive experience. Workshop cost includes lunch and a copy of Alan Steinheimer’s book, ‘Shaping Light for Video in the Age of LEDs.’
 
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, March 4, 18:45
Hotel Café
1623 N Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028
Phone: 323-461-2040
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 Janae Sound (janaesound.com), Sheare (soundcloud.com/shearemusic), FMF Trio (www.fmftrio.com), Chule von Wernich (Spotify.com/chule). This month’s BMI Acoustic Lounge is being held at Hotel Café, 1623 N Cahuenga Boulevard, instead of the usual Genghis Cohen venue at 740 North Fairfax Avenue. Admission is free.
 
BMI's “8 off 8th” Showcase
Monday, March 4, 20:00
Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
BMI and TuneSpeak  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: Taylor Noelle, Leah Sykes, Braison Cyrus, Stela Cole, Ashley Leone, Jason Walker, The Social Animals, YSA. 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. TuneSpeak helps artists find new fans in the music-loving community through existing technology and new innovations. Free and open to the public.
 
New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: Will Eisner Week (#NYCPS)
Tuesday, March 5, 19:00-21:00
Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
Phone: 212-229-5667, ext. 3187
Danny Fingeroth, chair of Will Eisner Week, a former longtime editor and writer at Marvel Comics and director of education at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) will preside over a panel (Jennifer Hayden, Peter Kuper, Sara Gomez Wolley) to discuss the challenges and rewards of doing graphic novels using Will Eisner’s autobiographical work, such as 'To The Heart of the Storm' and 'The Dreamer,' as a touchstone. He is the author of an upcoming biography of Stan Lee. Will Eisner (1917-2005) was a pioneer in the creation of comics during the “golden age” of comics of the 1930s and ‘40s, achieving fame with his noir crime-fighting superhero, 'The Spirit.' WILL EISNER WEEK is a worldwide series of events held each March, with events focusing on graphic novels, sequential art, free speech, and the incredible legacy of Will Eisner The prestigious Will Eisner Awards are presented every July at San Diego Comic-Con, one of the world’s largest comics conventions. New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly symposium for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work To be considered to make a presentation, please send an email outlining the concept: symposium(at)katchor.com
 
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, March 5, 19:00
The Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-20-7751-2900
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: Amahla, Deep Deep Water, Harry Marshall.  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.
Email: london@wearefrukt.com; @FRUKT
 
WILDsound Festival Feedback Film Festival
Thursday, March 7, 19:00-21:10
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
1000 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 844-462-7342; 416-925-8991; 416-925-8991
The session will showcase short films from around the world while maintaining an audience feedback format moderated by Shepsut Wilson. Films on the evening’s program include ‘The Noise of the Light,’ 23 minutes, France, Drama/Sci-Fi, directed by Valentin Petit; ‘Fighter,’ seven minutes, USA, Drama, directed by Kenny Sheard; ‘Secondborn,’, 17 minutes, USA, Drama, directed  by Evan Galeano; ‘Mister Egg,’ 8min., UK, Comedy, directed by Filippo Michele Guarna; ‘Fartman,’, 13 minutes, USA, Comedy, directed by Thinky Siqi Xiao, Majik Jingwei Zhou; ‘The Cook and the Chef,’ six minutes, USA, Comedy/Animation, directed by Andre Sitolini; ‘Processing Station,’ 15 minutes, USA, Comedy, Directed by Rodrigo Espinosa. Wildsound FEEDBACK Film Festival is a monthly festival that seeks to offer exposure to the filmmaker so that they not only get their film screened in front of an appreciative audience but also benefits from gaining feedback during the Q&A from the moderator who discusses each film with the audience. This film festival enables programmed filmmakers, to get honest feedback about what people think of the film. Filmmakers and screenplay writers should submit their projects via FilmFreeway (https://filmfreeway.com/festivals/3434). Screenings are conducted monthly in Los Angeles and Toronto.
 
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Thursday, March 7, 19:00-22:30 (and every Thursday)
LOA Live On Air Restaurant
335 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: 718-618-0156
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.
 
Cartoomics - Cartoomics Movies Comics Games
Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10
Fiera Milano Exhibition Center, Fiera Milano Rho
Strada Statale del Sempione, 28 Rho, Italy
Phone : +39 02 87213851
Cartoomics will be a pop culture convention dedicated to comics, cinema, gaming, cosplay, technology, screenings, meetings and special events. Originally a comics fair, Cartoomics has evolved over time and incorporated content and activities of other areas that draw from the comics world, including games and videogames, films and home video, cosplay, fantasy and science-fiction, action, entertainment. At this year's event, the first national conference of editors, authors comics and graphic novels will open in addition to the annual comics and graphic novels fair displays. With a longstanding institutional mandate focused around the theme of "movies, comics and games" and reflected in the Cartoomics logo, the 2019 edition spotlights a theme of "pop, tech and fun." The Artist Boulevard and Self Comics area of the convention is dedicated to self-production and artists who propose themselves independently outside the major publishing circuits. Over 90 cartoonists and illustrators will fill this space, in addition to established and great pencils of the comic arts, who decided to produce something autonomous with new promises outside of their usual gigs in the world of mainstream comics.
 
South by Southwest (SXSW)
Friday, March, 8 - Sunday, March, 17
Austin Convention Center (other venues)
500 E Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: 512-467-7979; 512-404-4000
SXSW is arguably the highest profile event of the month, encompassing three major topic areas: music, film and interactive tech. SXSW Music generally fields more than 2,200 official performers and bands playing in more than 100 venues throughout the Austin city limits. SXSW Film focuses on new directing talent. SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology, and the festival includes a trade show, speakers, parties and a startup accelerator. There are also official Welcome Events to get things started at SXSW. Attendees can open their SXSW experience by enjoying food, drink and networking. SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. For more information, please visit sxsw.com . To register for the event, please visit sxsw.com/attend .
 
One-On-One with Writer and Director Rolfe Kanefsky
Saturday, March 9, 12:30
Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Avenue, North Hollywood, California 91601
Phone: 310-278-2345; 888-796-9673
This series features a Writer, Director and Producer discussing a variety of topics, including writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, hooking your reader and script development. Rolfe Kanefsky has written and directed 27 feature films and authored another 40 produced screenplays over the last 30 years. He has written “Blonde & Blonder”, a comedy with Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards, “A Dog & Pony Show” with Mira Sorvino and Ralph Macchio, the western “Doc Holliday’s Revenge” starring Tom Berenger, thrillers such as “Tomorrow By Midnight” starring Carol Kane and Alexis Arquette and “1 In The Gun” with Steven Bauer and Robert Davi. To attend these “Special Events,” you must be a current SWN member, register before the deadline and show a SWN card at the entrance door. The International Screenwriters’ Association is an online community whose main mission is to help writers tell their stories. Founded by Craig James Pietrowiak, an indie filmmaker, there is a meeting on the second Saturday of every month. 
 
Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, March 9 - Wednesday, March 13
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040
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.
 
 
DVB World 2019 (#DVBWorld)
Monday, March 11 - Wednesday, March 13
Croke Park Stadium
Jones' Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 3
Phone: +41 22 717 2714
DVB World is an annual conference focused on Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) standards, services and technology. It presents timely sessions on emerging issues, assuming the choices that lie before the industry. Pertinent topics for DVB World 2019 include 5G, OTT, DVB-I and HbbTV. More precisely, DVB forms a consortium of leading technology companies creating technical specs for delivering video and its evolution moving forward. DVB World will offer a special masterclass, Implementing HbbTV, as its first event on the schedule opening the March 11 convention. DVB World is organized under the supervision of the DVB Promotion and Communications Module and the DVB Project Office by DVB Services Sàrl, based in Geneva, Switzerland. And DVB World 2019 will happen in an unusually unique venue. Croke Park, which is the home of Ireland's largest sporting and cultural organization, the Gaelic Athletic Association. Europe's third largest stadium, it regularly hosts more than 80,000 passionate supporters of Ireland's national sports. 
 
WILDsound Festival Feedback Film Festival
Thursday, March 14, 19:00-21:10
The Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street, Toronto, Canada
Phone: 844-462-7342; 416-925-8991; 416-925-8991
The session will showcase short films from around the world while maintaining an audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Films on the evening’s program include ‘#ICANTKEEPQUIET,’ four minutes., USA, documentary, directed by Liam Price; ‘Seth Scott™ – elxr_Track3_v2.3,’ three minutes, UK, Music Video, directed by Greedy Goons; ‘Starlight,’ four minutes, UK, experimental, directed by Leigh Bloomfield; ‘Deserted Eyes,’ three minutes, Greece, Animation, directed by Oh; ‘Amor Ti Vieta,’ two minutes, Canada, Animation, directed by KAJART; ‘Tienas, 18th Dec,’ three minutes, USA, Music Video, directed by Emily Rose Weinstein; ‘Everything Is Upstream,’ 10 minutes, Australia, Animation, directed by Martin Ponferrada; ‘Apprehension,’ three minutes, Canada, experimental, directed by Ian McGillivray; ‘Black Out,’ 15 minutes, Switzerland, dance, directed by Philippe Saire; ‘Porcelain,’ five minutes, UK, dance, directed by Roswitha Chesher; ‘Movement Never Lies,’ three minutes, France, dance, directed by Angèle Methangkool-Robert; ‘The Veil of Acumen,’ three minutes, Canada, dance, directed by Leyla Bikbulatova; ‘Let Her Out,’ four minutes, Canada, dance, directed by Corynne Bisson; ‘Mirage,’ six minutes, USA, dance, directed by Adrian Hashimi; ‘Hypra,’ three minutes, Germany, dance, directed by Tim Jockel. Wildsound FEEDBACK Film Festival is a monthly festival that seeks to offer exposure to the filmmaker so that they not only get their film screened in front of an appreciative audience but also benefits from gaining feedback during the Q&A from the moderator who discusses each film with the audience. This film festival enables programmed filmmakers, to get honest feedback about what people think of the film. Filmmakers and screenplay writers should submit their projects via FilmFreeway. Screenings are conducted monthly in Los Angeles and Toronto.
 
PaleyFest 2019
Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 24
The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California  90028
Phone: 310-786-1000
To offer a sampling of the program, PaleyFest opens with the cast and creative team from Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and will follow with Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie,’ CBS’s An Evening with Stephen Colbert, VH1’s ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ FOX’s ‘9-1-1,’ CW’s ‘Jane The Virgin,’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ The Farewell Seasons, (a two-panel event), NBC’s Parks and Recreation 10th Anniversary Reunion, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead,’ Casts of CBS’s ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ ‘MacGyver,’ and ‘Magnum P.I.’ FX’s ‘Pose,’ CBS All Access’s ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ and its upcoming reimagining of ‘The Twilight Zone’ from executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg (a two-panel event). The festival will close with NBC’s ‘This Is Us.’ Held annually and produced by The Paley Center for Media that brings you together with the talent behind TV viewers’ favorite TV shows. 
 
Game Developers Conference and Expo
Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22
Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: 844-826-3267; 415-974-4000
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) and expo will offer attendees who are programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences a space to learn and network. The year 2019 marks the inaugural start of the GDC Film Festival, screening documentary and narrative film works focused on the art and culture of video games. The GDC Conference segment will offer 750 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development and VR/AR topics taught by industry practitioners. Attendees can enhance their level of awareness about tools and middleware, publishing, outsourcing and localization, marketing and PR, legal matters, funding and VCs, gamification, education and training, development tools, monetization. The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from 550 leading technology companies such as Amazon, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, Sony, and Unreal Engine.
 
California Copyright Conference – Holiday Party and Annual Apollo Awards
Tuesday, March 19, 18:30
Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel
12833 Ventura Boulevard Studio City, California 91604
Phone: 818-379-3312
The session this month will be “Young Guns—Innovative and Thriving in the New World Music Order,” moderated by Rhonda Bedikian (Heavy Harmony Music). Other panelists include Jack Udell — Founder, TH3RD BRAIN, Greg Katz —A&R, Defend Music, Neena Rose — Recording Artist, NoMBe — Recording Artist, Composer, Record Producer. The panel will tackle aspects on surviving and making it work in today’s music market.  Moderator Rhonda Bedikian started her career at Motown and has worked for Chrysalis, EMI, PolyGram Publishing, IRS Publishing and Virgin Music Publishing. She established Heavy Harmony Music in 1992. Advance RSVP is recommended. The event includes a dinner with the presentation and it can be attended as a walk-up by paying at the door. A cocktail reception precedes the dinner followed by the panel discussion. 
 
BMI Latin Awards
Tuesday, March 19
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212
Phone: 310-659-9109
BMI’s annual Latin Awards will be an invitation-only, black-tie gala to recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s top BMI Latin songs played on American radio and television. The ceremony will be hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President of Creative, Latin Music, Delia Orjuela. Legendary Mexican singer/songwriter Mario Quintero Lara will be honored with the BMI President’s Award, for recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the Latin music community for more than 32 years. During the private ceremony, BMI will also salute the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed Latin songs in the United States. The BMI Regional Mexican Song, Songwriter, BMI Contemporary Latin Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year will also be named during the ceremony.
 
Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough”
Thursday, March 21, 13:30-15:00
BMI Nashville
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-401-2000
The session will divulge what, why and how rough recordings can work as well as some concrete practical approaches to making a rough recording as polished as possible. In particular, areas covered include, why songwriters should care about audio, how to make "polished" rough recordings, why sound quality matters in a rough recording, seeing value of rough recordings. Visit the online registration page to secure a place at this link. 45 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis until all 45 seats are filled. As an educator, Cliff Goldmacher teaches workshops for BMI, ASCAP, The Standard Jazz Workshop, Nashville Songwriter’s Association International, Taxi and the Durango Songwriter’s Expo. Admission is free.
 
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, March 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. It will be conducted by two BMI Reps who will explain how to utilize BMI services to the fullest, and some Basic 101 tips and tricks. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP to: BMI101@bmi.com. Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
 
Solar 2-day Directing the Camera Workshop Filming Actors
Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite. 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040
A comprehensive workshop exploring visual storytelling with 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. 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.
 
BMI 101 Workshop Nashville
Tuesday, March 26, 16:00-17:00
BMI’s Nashville Office
10 Music Square E., Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-401-2000
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. Two BMI Employees will outline the history of BMI, how to utilize the current services to the fullest extent and other basic 101 tips and tricks to handling an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to BMI101@bmi.com. Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
 
Open Mic Night at The Actors Theatre Workshop
Wednesday, March 27, 20:00
The Actors Theatre Workshop
145 West 28 Street, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 212)-947-1386
The Actors Theatre Workshop is an established pioneer in non-profit theatre that produces classical and contemporary plays, develops new dramatic works, trains and develops actors, writers and directors while making a difference in the lives of homeless children and the community at large. The educational program teaches innovative educational techniques and theatre principles to adults and children from all walks of life; produces classical and contemporary plays and documentary films that maintain goal stated artistic standards. The theatrical program develops new dramatic works that examine the social issues of the day. The open mic happens the last Wednesday of every month. 
 
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, March 28, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
Phone: 212-220-3000; 646-779-8455
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. Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
 
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, March 28, 08:00-10:30
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038
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. The breakfast may sometimes be held on a Saturday or another weekday. Parking is available, free of charge.
 
WonderCon Anaheim 2019
Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92802
Phone: 714-765-8950
Similar to its sibling Comic-Con that happens typically in July In San Diego, WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and film convention that was originally held in the San Francisco Bay Area until 2011. Since then it has been staged in Anaheim where it will happen again this year. While the main attraction of WonderCon has always been various retailers selling back issues of comic books and action figures, it has also grown to include retailers of specialty DVDs. There is also an Artists Alley featuring mainly comic book artists selling artwork, signing books, and doing sketches; and mainstream celebrities signing autographed pictures. WonderCon also features an event called "Trailer Park," where trailers for upcoming films are shown. The WonderCon masquerade competition usually takes place on Saturday after the convention closes. Awards are given to those with the most creative performances, though anyone can participate. This year’s WonderCon Anaheim Program Book cover is illustrated by 2019 special guest Lee Weeks. Known for his work at Marvel Comics on Daredevil and Hulk. The program book is another way for the convention to say, Happy 80th birthday, Batman, and happy 1000th issue of Detective Comics.
 
 

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