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THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase
Tuesday, February 2, 19:00
The Heavenly Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7751 2900
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: Joe Dolman (www.facebook.com/JoeDolmanMusic), All The People (www.facebook.com/allthepeople) and THE REASN (www.facebook.com/TheReasn). 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.
One Mic Nite Open Monday Talent Showcase
Tuesday, February 2, 19:00 (and every Tuesday)
Cheryl’s Global Soul
236 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238
A combination of indie music or dance, theatre, poetry, and art backed by the grooves of the resident Artist Dj on the turnatables. Featured Guests, and all Artists welcome to perform! Singers/ Songwriters, Musicians, Poets, Actors,Comedians. Artists… The Mic is Open! A nite of informal networking for artists of all kinds presented by
industry veteran Marcos Luis
, Every Tuesday night.
31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Wednesday, February 3 - Saturday, February 13
Plaza de Oro Theatre
371 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, California 93105
Phone: 805-963-0023; Fax: 805-962-2524
SBIFF offers 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that transforms downtown Santa Barbara into a full destination for film lovers. SBIFF continues its commitment to education and the community through free programs that include: Youth CineMedia – A short film program created by youth filmmakers shown on the last day of the Festival, 3rd Weekend screenings, 10-10-10 Student Competitions – Screening and Award Ceremony, Super Silent Sunday, Filmmaker and Industry Seminars, AppleBox screenings, Daily FREE screenings sponsored by Cox Business. The Opening Night Film and Gala is THE LITTLE PRINCE, directed by Mark Osborne and featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, and Benicio Del Toro. The Festival will host industry professionals in panel discussions at the Lobero Theatre.
BMI Pick of the Month
Wednesday, February 3, 21:30
1737 Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90028
This BMI Pick of the Month showcase features The Mud Howlers, Room 8 and Phebe Starr. DJ sets performed by Grant Owens and Chris Douridas. The Mud Howlers are a psychedelic rock band formed inside the dusty heart of the Sonoran Desert (Hermosillo) in 2012. The band is conformed by four members, Nathan on lead guitar, Charly on drums, Norbi on the bass and Felipe on Keys and guitar. School Night broadcasts a Live stream every week from their @periscope channel. They handle music submissions at this link:
. Free with advance RSVP.
Friday Night Social
Friday, February 5, 18:30-21:30
Rock & Reilly’s Barrel Room
8913 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
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 ScriptWiters 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.” Complimentary finger food and/or Nachos will be provided at the event. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry.
Clermont-Ferrand: International Short Film Festival
Friday, February 5 - Saturday, February 13
International du Court Métrage
Six Place Michel-de-L'Hospital, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is reported to be the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films. In 1979, a Short Film Week was organised by the Clermont-Ferrand University Film Society. This event was repeated in 1980 and 1981. The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival was organised by Sauve qui peut le court métrage ("Short Film: S.O.S!"), a registered association created in 1981 from the need to create a major event for short films. The first Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market was organized, with the intention to raise the economic profile of the short films. The market contains a video library for French and foreign television buyers, distributors and festival programmers to view the all of the films in competition, as well as the films out of competition, that were submitted for consideration. The Festival organization also initiates many projects related to film and audio-visual activities, education and training, as well as the circulation of short films before features or in short-film programs at regional, national and international levels.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, February 6, 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.
India Social Responsibility Film Festival
Saturday, February 6 - Sunday, February 7
Devi Ahilya University
Nalanda Campus, R.N.T. Marg, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001, India
Phone: 9182425657; +91 731 252 7532
The Festival focuses on films based on socially relevant issues. The festival will screen and present awards to: Films on Social Media Awareness Campaign, Films on Education, Films on Woman Empowerment, Films on Road Safety, Films on Livelihood, Films on Health and Clean Environment, Films on Renewable Energy. India Social Responsibility Film Festival has invited
Sound Designer HariKumar Pillai
to conduct a free workshop on Film Making during the film festival. And production designer Jayant Deshmukh will share his close to 30 years of industry background with the audience.
Pillai, is a Sound mixer/designer based in India, Mumbai and a graduate of film school, FTII in Pune, India. He has more than 17 years’ experience in feature films, documentaries and television for national and international productions and previously worked for international channels like NATGEO, DISCOVERY, BBC, CHANNEL 4, etc. In his body of work, selected features/projects included PeepliLive (India), Chittagong (India), TeenMaar (India), TheLetters (USA), Under Construction (Bangladesh), Patang (USA), Jaanesar.
Country Radio Seminar
Monday, February 8 - Wednesday, February 10
250 Fifth Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-327-4487; Fax: 615-329-4492
Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. The Country Radio Seminar extravaganza serves as "market week" for the country music industry introducing new artists and music that is set for release throughout the year, showcased to radio’s decision makers. The Country Radio Broadcasters have selected Keith Urban as the recipient of the 2016 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award, awarded at the opening ceremonies of Country Radio Seminar. One of CRS week’s most anticipated after-hour events, Bob Kingsley's Acoustic Alley, features performances with successful songwriters from this year, held on February 9, until midnight near Legends Ballroom.
California Copyright Conference Panel on #irespectmusic
Tuesday, February 9, 18:15
Sportsmen's Lodge Events Center
12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California 91604
A panel will discuss the importance of artist rights advocacy at the grassroots level, citizen engagement and lessons learned from the #irespectmusic campaign. The I Respect Music Campaign and the New Grassroots Artist Rights Advocacy supports fair treatment for creators, starting with over 13,000 signers of a petition calling on Congress to support artist pay for radio play. After Reps. Jerry Nadler and Marsha Blackburn introduced the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act, #irespectmusic supporter and radio programmer Karoline Kramer-Gould co-signed a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte supporting Fair Play, Fair Pay, the only radio worker to take a public position contrary to the National Association of Broadcasters. #irespectmusic has also embraced support for the Songwriter Equity Act through a partnership with the National Music Publishers Association. Agenda: 18:15 check-in, 18:30 cocktails, 19:00 dinner
26th MusiCARES Person of the Year
Saturday, February 13
1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 310-392-3777; 213-742-7340 Fax: 310-449-6545
Lionel Richie will be honored as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year, held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week, two nights prior to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Richie is being honored as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of his significant creative accomplishments as well as his career-spanning charitable work. The 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a dinner, the award presentation and a tribute concert featuring renowned musicians. MusiCares ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
5-Day Digital Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday, February 13 - Wednesday, February 17
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
This five-day intensive, hands-on workshop takes students through every stage of filmmaking (Script Writing, Producing, Directing, Camera, Lighting, Sound Mixing & Editing) with techniques that are easy-to-learn and practical-to-use to complete a film in 5 days. Over five days the workshop guides students through all major stages necessary to make a film. The course covers scriptwriting, directing, camera, lighting, editing, while guiding students through a process to assemble a complete film in five days. Students will be shown methods to become adept at shooting in real-world situations and making films creatively, within budget, without sacrificing quality.
The 58th Grammy Awards
Monday, February 15, 20:00 ET/PT
1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 310-392-3777; 213-742-7340 Fax: 310-392-2306
The GRAMMYs are a peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position. A GRAMMY is awarded by The Recording Academy's voting membership to honor this excellence in the recording arts and sciences. The Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 20:00-23:30 (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of this year's GRAMMY Awards. The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, February 15 at 20:00 ET/17:00 PT on CBS. In addition to the Pacific and Mountain time zones, the telecast will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET. Updates and breaking news an be taken from The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
“Off the Record: Songs for Gilda’s Club”
Tuesday, February 16, 19:30
Zanies Comedy Club
2025 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Phone: 615-269-0221; 615-269-0221
BMI is proud to partner with Nashville’s legendary Zanies Comedy Club to present “Off the Record: Songs for Gilda’s Club.” Noted performers like Bob DiPiero and Bobby Pinson have been invited to contribute to the evenings program. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Gilda’s Club Nashville. Additional singer-songwriters slated to appear include Bruce Wallace, Kim Paige, Wynn Varble, Amanda Flynn, Phil Barton, Joe Denim, Brandon Kinney and more. Songs for Gilda’s Club is being presented by comedian and musician Andrew Dorfman. Sharing stories and songs that decidedly on the risqué edge, the musicians will donate all of the money raised to Gilda’s Club Nashville, the iconic safe haven for people impacted by cancer. The organization provides support groups, workshops, social activities and countless other resources, also available to friends and family of those affected.
Content Industry Connect LA
Wednesday, February 17
The London West Hollywood
1020 N San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 416-921-3171 x227; 310-854-1111
Presented annually by the organizers of Banff World Media Festival, Content Industry CONNECT LA creates a marketplace atmosphere to connect producers, broadcasters, distributors, content creators, and executives across the film, television, advertising, and digital media industries. Attending leaders from scripted, reality, digital, advertising, and children’s entertainment, are immersed in a program of keynotes, thought leader discussions, deep dive sessions, curated face-to-face meetings, and top level networking opportunities. Content Industry Connect is presented by Achilles Media, an events and lead generation service for professional communities in digital media and content production. The company hosts The Banff World Media Festival, nextMEDIA 3.0, The Canadian Innovation Exchange, Companies & Capital, IMPACT, Benchmark, AX3. Achilles Media strives to provide a community to facilitate professional and creative relationships by creating event-centered transaction platforms that enable business members to increase their market engagement and revenue. Our scalable, modular infrastructure has enabled us to service professional communities with events and services internationally. Attended can take advantage of one-on-one meetings and enjoy exclusive networking opportunities. Among many benefits to attending, visitors can identify new opportunities to influence viewers and monetize content in film, television, and digital media, hear from industry leaders from key areas of entertainment content, including scripted, reality, kids, branded content, and native advertising and learn how to leverage from international co-production, co-venture, and co-financing. A closing keynote is then followed up with the Closing Cocktail Reception on the rooftop of the London West Hollywood.
Folk Alliance Music Conference
Wednesday, February 17 - Sunday, February 21
Sheraton Crown Center (other venues)
2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: 816-221-FOLK (3655)
The Folk Alliance International Conference makes up a sizable gathering of the Folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, Celtic, Cajun, Appalachian, Traditional, World, and Singer-Songwriter). The annual February conference (now in its 28th year) draws over 2,000 artists and industry (agents, managers, publishers, labels, festival/venue presenters, promoters, media) dedicated to folk music. In the FAI Speaker Series is folk performer, Judy Collins, who will speak and perform on February 19, during the 28th annual conference. She's garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins. The third annual Winter Music Camp will run throughout the day Thursday to Saturday. Class sessions, intimate instruction and master classes will be provided for students of all ages and levels. FAI is a 501c3 registered US charity with 5 regional affiliate organizations that also presents conferences and other programming in support of its membership. The Conference ends with a final day Closing Party.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, February 18, 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:
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
February Business After Hours at Yamashiro Hollywood for Chamber Members
Thursday, February 18, 17:30 - 19:30
1999 N. Sycamore Avenue, Hollywood, California 90068
Party favors include first drink on the house and hors d'oeuvres served throughout the mixer. The event is open to Hollywood Chamber members only. Non-members can email
for an invitation. Must reserve online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/event as registration will be closed once capacity is reached. Meet other Chamber members and promote your business. The event is open to Hollywood Chamber members only.
To become a member, visit this link
. 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.
Winter Film Awards 2016 Indie Film Festival
Thursday, February 18 - Saturday, February 27
22 East 12 Street, New York, New York 10003
Winter Film Awards focuses on diversity in Independent Film, with a special emphasis on highlighting women and minority filmmakers. It showcases films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres. For this cycle, among the 86 Official Selections to be screened in the heart of the East Village is a selection of documentaries, shorts, narrative features, animations, music videos, horror films, web series. There are also categories for student films, female directors and overall representation from 26 countries. On February 24 there is a scheduled NYS Governor’s Office Discussion Panel that is free to attend. On February 25 there is a scheduled Discussion Panel with the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It works with all local NYC film schools, colleges, arts high schools and many cultural societies. In addition to the annual Independent Film Festival, it hosts 4-6 events each year in New York City, including panel discussions, networking parties, a 48-Hour Film Challenge, archival cartoon screenings and other fun film-related events. An Opening Night Party kicks off the festival and there is an After Party at the close of every day of the festival run.
Sedona International Film Festival
Saturday, February 20 - Sunday, February 28
Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School (other venues)
331 Forest Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336
Phone: 928-282-1177/7722; Fax: 928-282-5912
Highlighting this year’s festival will be a screening of AMERICAN GRAFFITI and a reunion of actors, hosted by Mackenzie Phillips and Cindy Williams, and featuring Beau Genry and Candy Clark, among others. James Franco’s new film, MEMORIA with Sam Dillon, Thomas Mann and Franco; Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H) in his one-man global-warming themed show, Dr. Keeling’s Curve, introduced by his wife, Shelley Fabares (Coach, The Donna Reed Show); a performance by Roslyn Kind; and Gene Kelly: The Legacy featuring his wife, Patricia Ward Kelly. The Frank Warner Workshop has a presence at the festival, and each year multiple Academy Award winners have taken the stage inspiring the next generation of filmmakers.
Social Media Week New York 2016
Monday, February 22 - Friday, February 26
The TimesCenter (other venues)
242 West 41 Street, New York, New York 10036
Social Media Week is a worldwide event taking place 18 cities throughout 2016 and a publishing platform that shares insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world. Social Media Week New York caters to professionals in marketing, media and technology. SMW forms its agenda with collaboration of media industry organizations, including Ogilvy, Starcom MediaVest, MRY, Forbes, Mashable, The New York Times, The Economist, GE, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and many more. The SMW audience is made up of senior marketers, founders, entrepreneurs, influencers and digitally connected consumers across a range of industries including marketing, advertising, communications, media, publishing, technology, arts and entertainment. In 2016 Social Media Week explores the global theme: The Invisible Hand: Hidden Forces of Technology (and How We Can Harness it for Good).
BRIT Awards 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 19:00
The 02 Arena
Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Phone: 0844 856 0202; +44 161 385 3211
The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The BRIT Awards will be broadcast live from the 02 in London on ITV1 from 20:00. Founded in 1973, BPI is the representative trade organisation of the UK recorded music business, which include the UK's four major record labels and hundreds of independent music companies. BPI also organizes the annual BRIT Awards show as well as the Classical BRIT Awards show. BRIT Awards 2016 will be broadcast live on ITV. Ant and Dec will host this year’s ceremony. Google Play Music is the official streaming and download partner for the BRITs 2016. Featured artists in this year's award show include Rihanna (six BRIT nominations) joining Adele, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Jess Glynne, James Bay, The Weeknd and Little Mix. Live performances from the awards night will be available to stream and download from Google Play just after the awards, with all proceeds being donated to this year’s official charity partners, Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Trust.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, February 24, 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
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, February 25, 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.
Solar 2-day Directing the Camera Workshop Filming Actors
Saturday, February 27 - Sunday, February 28
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Ste. 304, New York, New York 10012
This two-day workshop explores visual storytelling with dynamic camera movement and skillful actor blocking. Using daily hands-on exercises, participants learn to visualize the scene, work with actors, strategize with storyboards, and realize the essence of the script. Participants will learn how to visualize, choose optimum camera positions, camera movement, and lens choices in relations with actor blocking. Through this process, participants will understand how to convey tone, mood, and style, as well as give the film a distinct look that comes from the director's unique 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.
The Academy Awards - OSCARS
Sunday, February 28, 19:00 ET/16:00 PT
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-308-6300; 310-247-3000; Fax: 310-859-9619
The Oscars acknowledges the past year’s greatest cinema achievements as determined by a body of voting motion picture enthusiasts. The Academy’s roughly 6,000 members vote for the Oscars using secret ballots, which are tabulated by the international auditing firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The 87th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network (19:00 ET/16:00 PT). David Hill and Reginald Hudlin are producers for this years show. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. The show is presented by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry. AMPAS was originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes. Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars.
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