Creating Reality Hackathon
Friday, November 10 - Monday, November 13
Microsoft Playa Vista LA
13031 West Jefferson Boulevard, #200, Los Angeles, California 90094
Phone: 213-806-7300; 310-369-2940
The Creating Reality Hackathon, hosted by the Fox Innovation Lab (Twentieth Century Fox's research and development center), will promote innovations in new entertainment categories as well as other categories defined by the AR/VR community and sponsors. The competition hopes to nudge the boundaries of the technological advancements over the last year and inspire the creation of original and novel apps by forming competing groups. The Hackathon will cover four days of workshops, developing projects, and a day-long conference presenting the future of AR/VR. Workshops will be held on day one, but before the Hackathon starts, to bring participants up to speed with development platforms, specifics about headset platforms, software tools, and design. This will help designers and developers learn what they need to contribute to their teams' development project. An immediate goal of the Hackathon is to expose people to new ideas, allow them to meet and work with new people, and engage in new design activity within AR, VR and MR environments. Preliminary categories that are open to fill submissions are: news content, innovative entertainment, AI and Machine Learning, live sports, content production, and AR/VR for good.
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, November 14, 12:30-16:30
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Following the lecture portion, Blume will critique a song from each attendee. Those who wish to have a song critiqued should bring a recording and a lyric sheet or be prepared to perform the song live. Registration is free and is conducted online. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled. Please email NashvilleWorkshops@bmi.com
with any questions regarding the workshop. All participants MUST check in from 12:00-12:20 or the spot will be given away to those on the waiting list. This month’s topic is Secrets to Great Demos (and Song Critiques). The workshop is free but registration is conducted online at https://goo.gl/JPj6XN.
50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
ALT 97.5 and BMI Present “Eastside Sounds”
Wednesday, November 15, 17:30
The Basement East
917 Woodland Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Phone: 615-645-9174; 866-468-7630; 615-737-9107
BMI & ALT 983 Present “East Side Sounds” presented by AT&T GigaPower. Performances on this date and time will be given by Dan Luke and The Raid, and Maddie Medley. ALT 97.5 (formerly 98.3) broadcasts Alternative music, including songs from artists like Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Cage The Elephant, U2 and others. The station will also feature legendary local Alternative Rock on-air personalities Wells Adams, Gabby Sanderson and Battle. Admission is free.
18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Thursday, November 16, 17:00-20:00
MGM Grand Garden Arena
3799 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: 702-692-6700; 702-891-1111; 305-576-0036
The 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards will take place in Las Vegas. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Univision Network at 20:00-23:00 (ET/PT). Leading the nominees list this year are Residente with nine nominations, Maluma with seven, Shakira with six, and Kevin Jiménez ADG, Juanes, and Mon Laferte with five each. The Record Of The Year list is composed of a diverse group of artists, genres and interesting collaborations, such as "Amárrame," "Despacito," "Chantaje," "El Ratico," "El Surco," "Felices Los 4," "La Flor De La Canela," "Guerra," "Quiero Que Vuelvas," and "Vente Pa' Ca." The Latin Recording Academy® has announced that Chilean painter and sculptor Ignacio Gana will be the official artist of the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®. Gana’s work is found on posters, program books, tickets, and other media before and during the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization composed of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, November 16, 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.
Hollywood Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, November 21, 08:00-09:30
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, 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. 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.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, November 29, 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.
INNOVATE – High-Tech in Entertainment Variety Summit
Wednesday, November 29, 08:00 - 17:30
Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210
Phone: 319-612-7370; 310-860-7800
Entertainment professionals will gather to explore how AI, advancing analytics and VR/AR/360 technology are advancing marketing, storytelling creation, content curation, audience engagement/measurement and other areas. The main agenda program presentations will be as follows: The State of the Immersive Entertainment Experience, ABC/Disney and the TV Genome Project, Analytics – Power Player in the OTT Experience, They Blinded Me with Science! Next Gen Storytellers, In the Lab: AI and Machine Learning for Media Industry, What the Hack!?! Securing Content in the Digital Age, Branded Entertainment Data Presentation, VR/AR/360 and the Brand Engagement Opportunity, Trendsetters in Multiplatform Marketing, Leslie Moonves, CEO and Chairman, CBS Corporation, will deliver the primary keynote address of the summit. In a partial speakers list, expect to hear from, Kelly Uphoff, Netflix; Dantley Davis, Facebook; Josh Feldman, NBCUniversal; Karen Dufilho, Google; Julie DeTraglia, Hulu and others.
BMI Maui Songwriters Festival (#MauiSongwritersFestival)
Wednesday, November 29 - Saturday, December 2
Maui Arts and Cultural Center (other venues)
One Cameron Way, Kahului, Hawaii 96732
Maui Songwriters Festival opens with a preliminary get together on November 29, and there will be performances by Bob Dipiero and Luke Dick. Thereafter, subsequent scheduled festival days carry a particular daily theme. The Official Kick-Off and Artist Reception Is November 30 and features performances by Maren Morris, Randy Houser, Ed Roland, Bob Dipiero, Lily Meola, and Casey Beathard. December 1 is Nashville’s “How I Wrote That Song,” hosted by Storme Warren, with performances by Jon Pardi, Wendell Mobley, Lee Thomas Miller, Heather Morgan, Ashley McBryde and Luke Dick. December 2 is “Eric Church and Friends” also hosted by Storme Warren, featuring performances by Eric Church, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser, Ed Roland and Lily Meola.
Monetising Digital Content: Growth, Trust and Regulation
Thursday, November 30
Sixty One Whitehall
61 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2ET
Phone: +44 (0)1344 864796; 020 7747 2600
The seminar assesses the future for monetising digital content across sectors including music, screen, publishing and radio. Delegates will discuss the next steps for developing digital platforms and growing digital revenues, including how industry can utilise new technologies and personal data to target audiences and develop new content in line with forthcoming EU GDPR. The sessions examine latest thinking on protecting the value of content, looking at issues of copyright and piracy, fake news, advertising strategies and data use, and the implications of Brexit on regulation and international trade. Keynote speakers will be Chris Heaton, Senior Policy Advisor, DCMS; Douglas McCabe, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Publishing & Tech, Enders Analysis; Trevor Kaufman, Chief Executive Officer, Piano Media.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, November 30, 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.
State of the Entertainment Industry Conference 2017 (#HollywoodChamberConference)
Thursday, November 30, 08:30-13:30
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028
During this year’s 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, committee co-chairs Susanne Ault of Variety and Kristin Cavanaugh of Sony Pictures take a major role in organizing. This year’s conference includes a Spotlight Conversation focused on the music industry. Def Jam Recordings Co-founder and hip-hop icon Russell Simmons leads a discussion informing on current projects such as the return of Def Comedy Jam to HBO, and how the change in industry trends have made an impact on projects. The event will also include the presentation of the Commitment to California Award, which will go to an entertainment executive who has made a tremendous impact on the state of California. Past honorees have included Ted Sarandos, Roy Price, Vin Di Bona, Michael Chiklis, Shawn Ryan, and Anthony E. Zuiker. The half-day conference will start with networking at 08:30 followed by a program through 13:30. Sponsors of the conference include Variety as Presenting Sponsor and Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building as Platinum Sponsor. Breakfast Level sponsors includes FilmL.A., Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Vin Di Bona Productions / FishBowl Worldwide Media, among others. 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.