Variety/Sports Illustrated Sports & Entertainment Summit
Thursday, July 14. 08:00 - 18:00
214 S Main Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Variety and Sports Illustrated announce a progressive collaboration and inaugural partnership through an exciting and groundbreaking one-day summit about the future of sports and entertainment. Three-time NBA Champion from the Miami Heat, Dwayne Wade, is the event Keynote Speaker. The Summit will explore how multi-platform live streaming is transforming sports coverage and how this impacts plans for major upcoming events such as the Summer Olympics, next year’s Super Bowl, and more. Top networks, platforms, broadcasters and their partners talk about how they are innovating live sports programming, advancing data and analytics to transform how sports are covered and how networks are extending the life of sports on apps/online/mobile.
Broadcast and Media Technology Expo
Friday, July 15 - Saturday, July 16
Chennai Trade Center
Phone: +91 44 42177899; + 91-11-4109 6688
This event showcases latest equipment and technology related to radio and TV broadcasting used for the entertainment media and advertising industries. The All India Broadcast Manufacturers and Distributors Association, AIBMDA, considers itself an information resource to the broadcast equipment and broadcast software industry in India. Among its many agendas, it will convey to engineers and other broadcast professionals, the latest developments in the broadcasting sector through a full program of conferences, seminars, exhibitions and road shows. For the first time in this year 2016, a one-day conference will be held concurrently with the exhibition.
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, July 19, 12:30-16:30
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
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-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 Melody Master Class (Pitch to Publisher). Admission is free but registration is conducted online at:
https://goo.gl/CCThO3. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, July 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. Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
Comic-Con International (#SDCC2016)
Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, July 24
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101
This marks the 47th year for the Comic-Con International show in San Diego, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and pop culture arts convention. July 20 is planned as a preview night only for the five day event. Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. These are the areas to consider along which Comic-Con 2016 will be broken down: Special Guests, Anime, Art Show, Autographs, Children’s Film Festival, Films, Games, Masquerade, Portfolio Review, Artists’ Alley, Fan Tables, overall Exhibit Hall. Comic-Con conducts Portfolio Review sessions with attending companies that include comic publishers, movie and TV studios, videogame companies, and others.
Fifth Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-16, India
Sunday, July 24
Hotel Jameson Inn Shiraz
56 Park Street Kolkata, India
Phone: +91 120-4129059; +91 9582320467
The festival objective is to give momentum to short cinema and to foster the growth of new breed of filmmakers, particularly for the city of Kolkata, a culturally rich destination of budding filmmakers since past century. Specifically, the festival is dedicated to serve the short filmmakers from west Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Orissa, aside from short film makers from India & world. The festival provide platform to aspiring and professional filmmakers for showcasing their talent with networking and marketing opportunities in film industry. The festival also hosts master classes and short film market. The festival objective is to create short films culture, promotion of upcoming filmmakers, developing sources of revenue generation for short films and to make short filmmaking a commercial enterprise.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, July 27, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
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, July 28, 08:00-10:30
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.
Lollapalooza 2016 (#Lolla, #Lolla25)
Thursday, July 28 - Sunday, July 31
Grant Park in downtown Chicago
Michigan & Congress, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Situated within Chicago’s Grant Park, giving it access to 115 acres of space between Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan, Lollapalooza was created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band. Lollapalooza is the very anticipated annual music festival featuring alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. The Box Office is just north of the Main Entrance at S. Michigan Avenue and E. Van Buren Street. Responsible for introducing and popularizing some of the big musical names, this year's lineup will include: Red Hot Chili Peppers, G=Eazy, Jane’s Addiction. RadioHead, Flosstradamus, ZHU, Alessia Cara and so many others. This year, to help keep the party going, Official 2016 Lollapalooza Aftershows are planned for designated venues around Chicago. How do bands get booked for Lollapalooza? For unsigned bands, Lollapalooza works with Sonicbids in the Last Band Standing contest that lets fans pick an unsigned band to play at the festival.
Newport Jazz Festival
Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31
Fort Adams State Park @ Newport Harbor
90 Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island
This 2016 Newport Jazz Festival features dozens of ASCAP jazz noteworthy performers. Composer/bandleader Roxy Coss, the recipient of a 2016 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, will take the stage July 30 as part of a new ASCAP partnership with the Newport Jazz Festival. Just some of the revered names to participate will include: Kenny Baron Trio, Nels Cline, Jose James, Robert Glasper Experiment, Angelique Kidjo, Yosvany Terry Quintet, Terry Waldo on solo piano, Chick Corea Trilogy, Norah Jones, University of Rhode Island Big Band, The Heath Brothers, Berklee Global Jzzz Ambassadors and others.
Broadcast Today 2016
Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31
Chennai Trade Center
Nandambakkam, Chennai 600 089 India
Phone: +91 44 42177899; +91 (0)44-22316033
The expo is touted as a 'one stop' platform for manufacturers, dealers, distributors and suppliers from the sector of broadcast production and post production companies of electronic media industry. The industry profile for this event will include radio and TV equipment, audio and video studios equipment, terrestrial, cable and satellite TV, multimedia for broadcasting, computer graphics, audio and video telecommunications, audio and video on the Internet, video projection, equipment for sound rooms: professional sound, show lighting, equipment rental, audiovisual interactiveness, conditional access systems, audiovisual operators, media asset management. Broadcast Today will run concurrent to other events organized by organizer Bussell Interactions, including, Image Today-Chennai, Pro Sound and Light Expo, Media Today and Cinema Today.
London Film and Comic Con (@Showmasters)
Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31
Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX UK
Showmasters London Film and Comic Con will run a similar format to its US counterpart (San Diego Comic Con). London Film and Comic Con will bring out some of the public's favorite personalities from TV, Film and Comics as well as a full program of activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and exhibit floor stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse. Television and film guest appearances will be made by performers of popular series, including, Star Wars, professional wrestling, Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Vampire Diaries, Red Dwarf, Shaun of the Dead, Thunderbirds and others. Planned photo shoot sessions will enable guests to pose with notable performers of their favorite TV or film series. Currently, Jeremy Renner, Famke Janssen, Rutger Hauer, Jack Gleeson and others are set for appearances.