Friday Night Social
Friday, June 1, 18:30-21:30
The District By Hannah An
8722 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048
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 Final Draft. 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.” The company that produces Final Draft, a screenwriting software, Cast and Crew Entertainment Services based in Burbank, provides vital services to the film and television industries as well as financial services such as production incentive consulting, administration and financing. Free to attend and there is a one drink minimum. Pay for your own food, cocktails and parking. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry. The Scriptwriters Network, founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals. Scriptwriters brings in entertainment professionals to speak and teach on the art, craft and business of script writing for TV, features and new media.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, June 2, 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.
Drama Desk Awards
Sunday, June 3, 20:00
123 West 43 Street, New York, New York
TheaterMania will present the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards held in NYC’s Upper West Side. Usually preceding the Tony Awards by one week, the Awards were formed in 1949 by a group of New York City theater critics, editors, reporters, and publishers to educate the community on vital issues concerning the theater. Drama Desk Awards, which are given annually in a number of categories, are known to honor productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, presenting a comprehensive platform for theatrical achievement, and where the various tiers compete against each other in the same category. Drama Desk Awards are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater, without any connection to the results. All of Drama Desk officers and Nominating Committee members perform their various services for the organization on a voluntary basis. The Nominating Committee generally meets twice a month to discuss the many eligible shows they are responsible for seeing. They then choose the productions for nomination on which the entire membership will vote. The Drama Desk nominees (http://dramadeskawards.com/2018-nominees
) received their official nomination certificates at the nominees’ reception on May 9 at Friedmans inside The Hotel Edison. The 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards will be hosted by Michael Urie, and Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. The awards show will be live-streamed on www.TheaterMania.com.
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, June 4, 19:00
740 North 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 Gigi Rich (GigiRich.com), Michael Mancuso (www.michaelmancusoofficial.com), Julia Vari (juliavari.com), and Linney (linneyofficial). Admission is free.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, June 5, 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: Rina Mushonga, Freddie Long, Dom McAllister, Celine Love. 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. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands. This event is free.
Digiday Video Anywhere Summit Europe, Amsterdam
Tuesday, June 5 - Thursday, June 7
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City
Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This Video Anywhere Summit has many planned activities and events to jump start the learning, networking and socialization process among professionals in digital video, TV and publishing. Selected topics from the entire conference agenda will include: How Nickelodeon is Innovating Influencer Experiences to Develop New Audiences, Capturing Audience Attention amd Redefining Engagement, Making YouTube and Third Party Make Sense, Leveraging Innovative Formats to Amplify Audience Experience, The Science of Digital Video for Business, 5 Things We've Learned – summarizing the events top themes that emerged from the three-day event. Awards programs will honor leading edge and stellar achievement, and include the Digiday Awards, the Digiday Content Marketing Awards, Digiday Publishing Awards, the Digiday Video Awards, and the Digiday Signal Awards.
MIDEM Music Market 2018 (#midem)
Tuesday, June 5 - Friday, June 8
Palais des Festivals
One Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes France
Phone: +33-1-79-719000; +33(0)141904442; Fax: +33(0)493993734
MIDEM is an annual music market, workshop and conference that is dedicated to discover rising musical talents, while also helping the music industry and its partners develop business and creativity. Every year MIDEM generates fresh perspectives through event highlights that help it stay on the leading edge as a music industry resource. Los Angeles attorney Dina LaPolt, an advocate for creators' rights and in favour of the Music Modernization Act, is in a featured Q&A with Variety Executive Editor, Shirley Halperin. She will receive a special Award during the MIDEM Top Lawyers’ lunch. Try out the MIDEM beach. It is a brand-new leisure amenity and “chillout space” set-up to facilitate networking and relaxation. There will be an international premiere screening of documentary film, ‘Word Is Bond,’ by Sacha Jenkins, which examines the transformative power of hip-hop lyrics. There are featured activity areas to the MIDEM Music Market that make it the music industry resource that it is. Legal Summit in association with IAEL, offers a seminar, ‘Re-thinking and Closing the Value Gap.’ Partners’ Sessions has two separate sessions dedicated to ‘Indonesian Music Market Opportunities,’ and Africa as a new music frontier. Mainstay event MIDEM at Night, will be back presenting acts like MIDEM Artist Accelerator, Taiwan Beats, British Music Night, Sacem African Night, performing at the new MIDEM Beach. The Official MIDEM After Party takes place every night, except the final night, on the Annex Beach.
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Wednesday, June 6, 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 (https://www.facebook.com/marcos.luis
), Every Wednesday night.
Northside Music and Innovation Festival
Wednesday, June 6 - Sunday, June 10
80 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249
For one week every June, over 100,000 creative and cultural trendsetters meet in Brooklyn to uncover the future of music, innovation and content. With over 300 bands, 100 speakers, attendees venture to Northside to…
The region of North Brooklyn is transformed into an urban festival to support the gathering, with Northside spanning across Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick, encompassing a selection of venues. Northside Festival is essentially segmented into three activity areas. Northside Music, with both emerging and established artists, performing on outdoor stages and in indie clubs scattered throughout north Brooklyn. Northside Innovation forms a global professional and intellectual community engaged through a series of panel talks, keynotes, pitch competitions, and networking events. It will feature talks on emerging tech, media innovations, the future of original video content, startup pitch competitions, talks on design, tactical workshops for entrepreneurs, and cultural discussions with Brooklyn influencers. Northside Block Party takes place the weekend of the festival, during our community event, Williamsburg Walks, when the area is transformed into a creative oasis.
Hollywood Chamber's TEAM HOLLYWOOD Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 7, 12:00-14:00
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
6255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 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. Open to Hollywood Chamber Members only. Lunch will be served. 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 with sponsorship by Ford Theatres. Must RSVP at this link to attend
. Non-members can join at this link
MiamiVR Expo 2018 (#MiamiVRExpo)
Thursday, June 7 - Saturday, June 9
MVR Theatre and exhibition space
6301 NE Fourth Avenue, Miami, Florida 33138
Phone: +786 505 7573
Miami VR Expo will happen at the new Magic City Innovation District with an opening reception by partnering with Pérez Art Museum Miami for an evening of networking and showcasing a sampling of Miami's up and coming VR and AR startups, and to launch MiamiVR Expo 2018. Just after the MiamiVR opening remarks that will be given by Adrian Allen and Michelle McKoy, MiamiVR plunges into its first full day of conferences. Speakers you can expect to hear from will include, Manny Ruiz, MixedRealityExpo; Tony Cho, Magic City Innovation District; Hector Garcia, Venture Capitalist, RKTR; Steven Yang, MoreEqualStudios; Antonio Delgado, Miami Dade College; Cathy Hackl, Futurist @ You Are Here; Sandy Lighterman, Miami-Dade County Film and Entertainment; Johnny Monserrat, Warner Bros. Exit; Paul Davies, Fellow at Boeing; Dr. Angela M. Shuttlesworth, Corporate Consultant; Jesse Miller, Midtown Video. In addition to conference panels, also expect to find an Art Zone in the exhibition area, speed networking done during a set period of time. And expect an exhibition area with participants from, Skydance Interactive, Loft VR, Virtual Reality Park, Intel, Samsung, and others.