One-On-One With Writer and Producer Eric Miller
Saturday, December 8, 12:30
Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Avene, North Hollywood, California 91601
This event is with a Writer and Producer who will discuss a variety of topics, including: writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, script development, working on past shows and much more. Eric Miller produced the award-winning Texas Noir thriller BROKE SKY, said by the Daily Variety to be “…an exceptional example of American regional indie filmmaking,” as well as the horror film KNIFEPOINT, among many other films. As a staff producer for Full Moon Entertainment, he supervised a number of films shooting in the U.S., Mexico, Italy, and Eastern Europe such as BEANSTALK, PRIMEVALS, TEENIE WEENIES, JOSH KIRBY: TIME WARRIOR, MAGIC ISLAND, and many other films.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, December 8 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.
ARRI Certified Training for Trinity
Saturday, December 8 - Sunday, December 9
ARRI Inc. Creative Space
600 N. Victory Boulevard, Burbank, California 91502
Hosted by ARRI Academy, the two-day training course covers all aspects of working with the full capabilities of TRINITY, the flagship of ARRI’s CSS (Camera Stabilizer System) range: a 5-axis hybrid stabilizer that combines classic mechanical stabilization with advanced gimbal technology, offering new ways of operating. Participants will be given the opportunity to enhance their skills with new creative options and deepen to practical skills. Experienced user/instructors will detail the many possibilities the ARRI Camera Stabilizer Systems have to offer, providing hands-on training in addition to expert advice. Get to know the software and GUI applications for advanced configurations, and rehearse, shoot and record test shots to apply newly learned skills with the TRINITY. By the end of the course participants should be able to set-up, operate and look around the corner with the TRINITY offering new angles and storytelling options for the director and cinematographer. The sessions are suited to camera operators and Steadicam (TM) type operators
Participants who have completed the ARRI artemis training or similar Steadicam(TM) workshop.
XLIVE Annual Conference and Expo (#XLIVE2018)
Sunday, December 9 - Wednesday, December 12
3950 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone: 877.632.9001; 702-632-7777
XLIVE (#XLIVE2018) is an annual conference for music festival industry professionals to discover and discuss trends and issues surrounding the industry. Organizations attending include music festivals, film festivals, beer festivals, wine and food festivals, eSports events, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Economic Development Corporations, event tech solution providers, event services companies, travel providers, financial services firms, production companies, event services, providers, A/V and staging companies and other organizations serving the live event and festival community. For three days you will interact, learn from and build relationships with the CEO, president, owner, founder, producer, executive director, manager, functional titles – marketing, finance, operations, IT, sales, project manager, talent buyer and other professionals working at festivals and live events. The XLIVE Opening Keynote is a joint presentation that features speakers John Boyle, President, Live Nation Japan, and Ted Cohen, Managing Parkner, TAG Strategic. The XLIVE Welcome Reception will at the MGM Grand in the evening. All attendees with an XLIVE badge will have the opportunity to network, play free games, 2 for 1 drinks, and have access to Hakkasan nightclub after the reception.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Monthly Film Festival – AMPAS Middle Eastern, Arab and Dutch Cinema Film Festival (#NFMLA)
Saturday, December 15, 10:30-23:00
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Mary Pickford Center’s Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street, Los Angeles, California 90028
Phone: 213-741-7402; 310-247-3000
The special program for this event is a joint presentation as NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) with presenting partners The Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI), Shortcutz Amsterdam and the Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York), combine to offer a program of Middle Eastern, Arab & Dutch Cinema. The evening begins with InFocus: Dutch Cinema – Shortcutz Amsterdam Showcase, a collection of the winners of Shortcutz Amsterdam’s 2018 season presented in partnership with Shortcutz Amsterdam and Dutch Culture USA and offers highlights of diverse work made by Dutch filmmakers throughout the Netherlands. The second program of the evening, InFocus: Arab Cinema, showcases Palestinian, Tunisian, Lebanese and Qatari stories that cover the often unmentioned hardships of refugees in Europe, tackles the difficult questions of ideology through the eyes of a child, looks at history through a mockumentary lens, and in Cyril Aris’ Oscar-Qualifying The President’s Visit, takes us to a town whose preparation for an important guest takes an absurd and darkly humorous turn. Finally, the evening program concludes with InFocus: Middle Eastern Cinema, a selection of shorts from Middle Eastern filmmakers shot all around the world – Lebanon, Israel, France, UK, Canada and the US. They tell stories of the complexity of identity, growing up, and of being stuck in difficult situations, personally and politically. Doors will open to the public at 16:00 with a pre-reception before each shorts program begins where attendees can sip cocktails and mingle with industry professionals and festival selected filmmakers in the lounge.
Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Refining the Rough Recording
Monday, December 17, 13:30
BMI New York
Seven World Trade Center @ 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
In this workshop, Cliff Goldmacher will discuss the what, why and how of rough recordings as well as some concrete practical approaches to making your rough recordings as polished as possible. Some of the topics covered include, why songwriters should care about audio, how to make "polished" rough recordings, why sound quality matters in a rough recording, the value of rough recordings. Shure will be on hand with giveaways from their MOTIV line of iOS and USB recording solutions as well as a free gift for all attendees. Visit the online registration page to secure a place at this link (https://bit.ly/2FSCRhg
). 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.
VR/AR Association SF: Unreal Garden and LMNL Year-end Event
Tuesday, December 18
1025 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Onedome presents The Unreal Garden, an immersive mixed reality experience featuring the work of a visionary group of MR/VR/AR artists, and assembled by a team of technologists, innovators and storytellers, As an interactive-immersive exhibit, the Unreal Garden merges multiple layers of perception to engage the imagination and senses. The event opens with a formal welcome, giving way to networking. Presentations and panel discussions are part of the event and attendees are given a chance to network with speakers. Food and panel discussion are included in the admission, and all attendees receive an ARtillry Intelligence report added at no charge. On December 20 Onedome rolls out LMNL, an immersive experience designed using 14 interactive rooms and installations, interconnected into explorative exhibits created in collaboration with 11 leading new media and visual artists from around the world, as well as Onedome’s own artist collective. According to Onedome, “LMNL exists at the evolutionary edge of technology, art, and human connection.” Part of this exploration will also draw upon the visitors that take part in and/or interact with the interactive exhibits where the art magically responds to and is created by its visitors, where collaboration with others yields spontaneous surprises and where curiosity becomes a guide to new kinds of experiences. Onedome curates interactive arts and immersive entertainment in partnership with global visionaries, artists, technologists, and storytellers. San Francisco is the first of Onedome’s permanent locations.
8th Mumbai Comic Con (#ComicCon)
Saturday, December 22 - Sunday, December 23
Bombay Exhibition Centre
NESCO, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India
Phone: +91 9136622662 / +91-22-61548585
Fan experiences will largely be themed on contemporary television and movie experiences. AXN, India’s English entertainment channel, will be recaptured through the AXN Live R.E.D. Zone. The iconic shows come to life as fans get to play their favorite characters. Marvel Studios in India will offer the Marvel Studios Experience zone on the heels of the 2018 release of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ that broke records in India and worldwide, and the anticipated upcoming release for both Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 (WIP title) in 2019. The Marvel zone will its India based fanbase to engage with some of their favorite superheroes. The ‘House of Amazon’ has put together programming of the best of their Amazon Originals. Experience Mirzapur, Jack Ryan and The Marvelous Ms. Maisel, replete with experiences and a chance to win swag and merchandise at the House of Amazon zone. At the Sony Pix Zone, visitors get a chance to meet, play, challenge and engage with their favorite characters and actors including Minions, Batman, The Mummy, Tom Cruise, Dom Toretto and others. Mumbai Comic Con Cosplay Contest takes into its regard all pop culture. All entries represent a character or element from the pop culture realm drawn only from five pre-selected categories. Contestants are required to register on-ground, get their photograph clicked and then do their reenactments on the Main Stage for first place in their respective categories. Those first place winners will then move on to the Final round to win the Grand Prize of The Cosplay Contest. The Grand Prize winner from each day and each city will also qualify automatically for the finals of the National Indian Championships of Cosplay to be held at a time and date that will be made available to contestants.
Open Mic Night at The Actors Theatre Workshop
Wednesday, December 26, 20:00
The Actors Theatre Workshop
145 West 28 Street, New York, New York 10001
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.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, December 27, 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.