THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, August 1, 19:00
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
FRUKT, along with BMI, 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: Sarsha Simone, an r'n'b artist from Australia with a recently released single; Callum Stewart, singer-songwriter from Belfast whose new single 'The Dam' has already soared past 100,000 plays on Spotify; Koalas, a synth-pop band from Manchester starting to pick up BBC 6Music daytime plays; Louud, a Swedish dream-pop act. 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.
Song Arts Academy Songwriting Summer Workshop
Tuesday, August 1 (and every Tuesday in August)
Song Arts Academy
160 West 97 Street, New York, New York 10025
This songwriters workshop is taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The workshop runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 08/01, 08, 15, 22, and 29 from 19:00-21:30. This is an advanced song crafting course that will teach the Deep-Dive communication techniques used by contemporary pop recording songwriters and producers. Past Song Arts Academy participants include artists signed to major record labels and The Voice and American Idol contestants, as well as hundreds of tri-state songwriters. The workshop is limited to 15 and writers are encouraged to apply ASAP. SAA grew from the BMI Contemporary Songwriter Workshop founded by Samantha Cox, Assistant VP/Writer-Publisher Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc.; Charlie Feldman, Vice President/Writer-Publisher Relations at BMI; and instructor Billy Seidman in 2000. SAA offers Vocal and Performance Training, Contemporary Music Producing and Arranging, and Master Classes in Music for Advertising.
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Wednesday, August 2, 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.
Hollywood Chamber's TEAM HOLLYWOOD Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 3, 12:00-14:00
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
6255 Sunset Boulevard, Ste #150, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber invites members (and anyone interested in membership) to attend of its Entertainment, Arts and Media Committee — TEAM HOLLYWOOD. TEAM HOLLYWOOD promotes the Hollywood brand with the intention of preserving Hollywood’s homegrown entertainment industries, particularly film, broadcasting, commercials, television and performing. Susan Cabral-Ebert of IATSE Local 706 and Larry Laboe of NewFilmmakers LA, are 2017 Volunteer Co-chairs. 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. Lunch will be served by Mack Sennett Studios and 1215Creative. Must RSVP at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events
to attend. Non-members can join at this link: goo.gl/6vCGC6
Lollapalooza 2017 Music Festival
Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6
Grant Park in downtown Chicago
Michigan at Congress, Chicago, Illinois 60605
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. Responsible for introducing and popularizing some of the big musical names, this year's lineup will include: Little Miss Ann, Gramatik, Duckwrth, Vance Joy, Dirty Audio, Big Sean, School of Rock Allstars, The Shins, Kevin Devine, DJ Snake, The Japanese House, Rae Sremmurd, Mura Masa, Zeds Dead, Middle Kids, Chance The Rapper, Maggie Rogers, Cage The Elephant, and so many others. This year, to help keep the party going, Official 2017 Lollapalooza Aftershows and Afterparties are planned for designated music venues around Chicago. Lollapalooza contains a kids/family-friendly music and activity area in its own enclosed area of Grant Park. Kidzapalooza offers parents with children programming of family-friendly music on its own stage while offering non-music activities like skateboarding demos, hip hop workshops, a music video tent and much more. Tackling the issues of the environment, voter participation, or medical ethics, Lollapalooza looks to register its social consciousness and outreach where it can. So it strives to be a place where music fans can learn more about how to help the world around them by inviting in various organizations to set up a presence at the festival. 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.
Film Showcase: Summer Filmmaking Intensive
Friday, August 4, 14:00-16:00
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
The School of Media Studies' summer filmmaking intensive, "Film, Art, Change: Making Movies to Make a Difference," will be showcasing the socially-engaged film projects created by students during their summer study. Students in this program are rising high school juniors and seniors. Combining 16mm filmmaking craft with high definition (HD) digital techniques and tools, the intensive immerses students in the history and practice of making movies. Students learn to communicate through the unique language of cinema and how to leverage its power to question, provoke, educate, delight, amaze, and change. Students work collaboratively to create meaningful and artful short film projects. Reception to follow. Sponsored by The New School's School of Media Studies.
Friday Night Social
Friday, August 4, 18:30-21:30
Double Take Restaurant and Lounge @ Palomar Hotel
10740 Wilshire Boulevard, #101, Los Angeles, California 90024
Phone: 310-475-8556; 800-472-8556
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.” Situated in the midst of Wilshire Blvd, between Beverly Hills and UCLA, Double Take at Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills is a dining hotspot inspired by a Hollywood backlot. 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.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, August 5, 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.
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, August 7, 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 Jackson Wise (soundcloud.com/sailemusic), Rafael LóAr, Elisa Savoca (www.reverbnation.com), Benjamin Diaz. Admission is free.
BMI's 8 off 8th Showcase
Monday, August 7, 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: TBA. Whether it’s launching fledgling 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.
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Tuesday, August 8 - Sunday, August 13
The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)
220 Weybosset Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903
The Opening Night Program will salute “Flickers' Road to the Oscars®",” a signature theme for the Festival. There will be a post screening Soirée with live music afterward. Aside from film screenings, the Flickers team has organized a number of events to encourage filmmakers and festival attendees to widen their knowledge of filmmaking as well as explore the host city. RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Documentary, and Animated Short Film through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Rhode Island Film Forum segment of the Festival is an opportunity to meet and ask questions of some significant contributors of the Rhode Island film industry set for an August 10 date. The 2017 ScriptBiz™ workshop is a day-long workshop on August 11 that explores how to hone creative and business skills. The Festival's goal is to recognize achievement and innovation in a variety of filmmaking and storytelling disciplines while providing an opportunity to secure wider distribution.
Saturday, August 12, 10:00-16:00
The Mutiny Hotel
2951 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
The workshop will stress a 5-step process to start a screenplay quickly, finish it successfully and avoid common mistakes that cause scripts to become discarded. Find out why you don’t need a college degree or a literary background to write a great screenplay. Instructor Peter Baloff started his writing career as a playwright. After winning the Norman Lear Award for Playwriting and the David Library Award for Playwriting, he moved to Los Angeles to write for film and TV (had 6 screenplays produced), including Universal, Disney, NBC and Fox. He has has taught Screenwriting for the prestigious UCLA Writers Program and teaches Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy.
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Two-Day Lighting Workshop at Solar
Saturday, August 12 - Sunday, August 13
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Ste. 304, New York, New York 10012
The workshop will stress hands-on techniques over textbook theories to achieve Simple, Creative and Efficient shooting techniques without utilizing unneeded equipment, budget, crew or time. The workshop will cover, camera and lighting positions, outdoor lighting with regard to sun and shade conditions, using colored lighting to affect mood, appropriate lighting for actors or models with dark skin tone and complexions, knowing the differences in lighting for dramas and lighting for interviews, and more. 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.