Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, May 12 - Wednesday, May 16
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.
Hollywood Expo (#HollywoodExpo)
Tuesday, May 15, 17:30-20:30
Universal Studios Globe Theatre
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California 91608
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
This will be the Chamber’s 30th Hollywood Expo at Universal Studios Globe Theatre. The annual function is a networking event and provides exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their business and make new introductions. The Expo attracts over 250 concierges, business owners, and Chamber members who are interested in learning what’s new in Hollywood. Invited guests will enjoy menu samples, cocktails, and giveaways while meeting attending exhibitors. For information on sponsorship, please contact Kaylee Kiecker, Executive Vice President of the Hollywood Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Hollywood Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, May 15, 08:00-09:30
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
6255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 150, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
Committee meets every third Tuesday and coordinates efforts to retain and attract businesses to Hollywood. Comprised of volunteer members, the committee works closely with new developers and financial investors to ensure that community support is mobilized to gain approval for projects important to Hollywood’s revitalization. Marty Shelton and Tim Grubbs are 2018 Volunteer Co-chairs. Sponsors periodic briefings for brokers on economic development projects in greater Hollywood, and coordinates annual Economic Summit. 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.
Future of Immersive Leisure 2018 (#FOIL2018)
Tuesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 17
3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone: 877-632-7800; 717-798-3495
The FOIL event is aimed at pointing the way toward the business opportunities and constraints of immersive technology, as well as critical connection building and networking opportunities among attraction owners, technology innovators, investors and all else affiliated. Kevin Williams, Founder, KWP, Ltd, delivers the opening conference keynote address. Producing company, Rising Media, brings people together to better understand the fast-moving intersection of business and technology. FOIL Conference agenda topics offer a clear blueprint for the three-day event, with topics that include, How to Make Real Money with Virtual Reality - Best Practices for Running and Marketing a VR Arcade, Transforming the Tourist Experience at the Santa Monica Pier with Immersive Attractions and Installations. There will be a May 15 pre-conference workshop, Designing VR Casino Experiences for Millennials. Attendees can learn how to design innovative VR experiences that will attract and retain a Millennial audience.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, May 17, 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.
The Hangout Music Festival (#hangoutfest)
Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
Festival Box Office
101 East Beach Boulevard (AL-59 & West Beach Boulevard), Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
The kickoff party for Hangout Music Festival is the day before its official open, featuring Phantogram, T-Pain, K.Flay and The Knocks.and special guests. Hangout programs a range of music listening (dancing) music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. For 2018, a partial listing of bands and performers will include, Leikeli47, Cold War Kids, Pat Lok, GroupLove, Ducky, T-Pain, Luthi, Foster The People, Dena Amy, Slightly Stoopid, Bones, St. Vincent, Cassian, AWOLNation, R.LUM.R, Manchester Orchestra, Hippo Campus, K.Flay, Pussy Riot, Oh Wonder, Shallou, Lil Pump, NoName, NF, Anderson East, LAUV, Oliver Nelson, Getter, Hotel Garuda, Cashmere Cat and others. Full listing is on the website. Hangout Music Festival was produced by Huka Entertainment, but in 2015, Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (which was last month), entered into a joint venture to produce Hangout Fest. Viacom holds a multi-year broadcast deal for the event, which includes coverage from outlets such as MTV, VH1, and Palladia. And beyond the music, Hangout Festivals look to keep their guests occupied in other ways as well. Other activities include, Malibu Beach House, Monster Energy Beach Club, Hammock Beach, The Ferris Wheel, Art, Camp Hangout, Roller Disco, The Psychedelic Bus, Wedding Chapel, Doing The Right Thing Store, and of course, Beach Volleyball.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Monthly Film Festival – Spotlight on Asian Cinema and International Independent Films (#NFMLA)
Saturday, May 19, 10:30-23:00
South Park Center
1139 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
This installment of the NFMLA series spotlights Asian cinema with a selection of short films from Asian filmmakers, along with a selection of local and international independent films. The evening gets underway with InFocus: Asian Cinema, a collection of short films made by Asian filmmakers from all over the world – many of whom are now based in Los Angeles – covering stories of identity, cultural assimilation, family and tradition. The next screening segment is the world premiere of feature film Captain Hagen’s ‘Bed & Breakfast,’ a relationship comedy about four couples who all find themselves at a bizarre bed and breakfast over a long weekend. The night concludes with a narrative shorts program about connections made and experiences shared between friends and strangers alike. NewFilmmakers LA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals. Filmmaker submissions are accepted by online submission form (https://goo.gl/M1ZPg9
). Screenings average between 12 and 15 minutes long. There will be pre-screening receptions before each program where attendees can sip cocktails and mingle with industry professionals and festival selected filmmakers in the lounge. Q&A sessions with the filmmakers will follow each program. An After Party concludes the evening.
BMI’s Rooftop on the Row
Tuesday, May 22, 18:00
BMI’s Nashville Office Rooftop Lounge
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
BMI’s Rooftop on the Row series pairs up-and-coming Country and Americana singer-songwriters with veteran performers, enabling industry influencers and fans alike to enjoy the casual vibe on the BMI Nashville office’s rooftop while listening to some of the genres’ new and established acts. Performing tonight are Charlie Worsham and Lucie Silvas. The series runs through September 2018, and is presented collaboratively by George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON.
Immersed In Story! Writing for Virtual and Augmented Reality with Speaker Chris Pack
Saturday, May 26
Westside Pavilion Community Room B
10850 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90064
This workshop in writing for Virtual and/or Augmented Reality provides an introduction to everything immersive, the tech and tools, the players, how it’s being used and why writers are essential for advancing immersive narratives. Attendees to the workshop can explore how immersive storytelling builds upon but is different than “traditional” storytelling. Writing for VR/AR is regarded as a pioneering way of telling stories that engage people with the full power of the senses, surroundings and a viewers individual and collective agency. To write for immersive stories, the instructor will explore the power of the senses and how the brain, body, and audience experience the immersive sensorium differently. Immersive stories are expanding how and where stories are being told. The Scriptwriters Network, founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, a volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals. Scriptwriters bring in entertainment professionals to speak and teach the art, craft, and business of scriptwriting for TV, features and new media.
Solar 2-day Directing the Camera Workshop Filming Actors
Saturday, May 26 - Sunday, May 27
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite. 304, New York, New York 10012
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.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, May 31, 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.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, May 31, 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.
PalmExpo 2018 – Music, Sound, and AV Integration (#palmexpo2018)
Thursday, May 31 - Saturday, June 2
Bombay Exhibition Centre
NSE Nesco Complex off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063
Phone: +91 88793 82607
PalmExpo will have a special focus on Audiovisual in 2018. The PALM Conference and Seminar Program seeks to cover technology and industry trends through a range of topics, including pro audio and light, AV Install and Integration and Music Production. Expect an exhibition area showcasing Line Arrays, Loudspeaker Systems, Live Mixing Consoles, On-Air Consoles, Music Recording Consoles, Lasers and Lights, DJ Systems, Headphones, Microphones, Wireless Systems, Audio/Visual Systems, Music Recording Hardware/Software, Keyboards, Acoustic Materials, Speaker Components, DLP Projectors, Video Walls/Tiles, Large Screen LEDs/LCDs, Accessories. PalmExpo does place a strong emphasis on the enhanced audio resources and environment. A feature now in its eighth year, PALM Live Arena, offers live demonstrations of advanced sound and lighting systems on a three-day musical stage extravaganza featuring budding artists and bands from India’s independent music scene. A culminating event of PalmExpo, the IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards). and the PALM Sound and Light Awards, honor and give recognition to the music recording and live events categories respectively, comprising the criteria winning professionals and companies in the country and technological achievement from across the globe.
CINE GEAR EXPO 2018 (#2018CineGearExpoLA)
Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 3
Paramount Studios Hollywood
5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038
Cine Gear Expo 2018 is an annual event for professionals engaged in the technology, entertainment, and media industry. Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, over 30 complimentary seminars led by industry veterans, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theaters and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment. Cine Gear Expo focuses on the needs of the media creation community and draws the most dedicated practitioners, including Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Post Production, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Government and Military, Sports, Live Events, the Academic World and more. In part due to the many sessions and master classes, Cine Gear Expo provides artists and technicians the opportunity to leading-edge technology and techniques including content capture hardware, workflow software, support equipment and the up-to-date production services. This annual four-day conference includes a full array of exhibits, Premier and Master Class Seminars, Film Festival Competition with Finalist Screenings and Ceremony, new product announcements, Innovative Technical Awards competition, special screening events and much more.