New York Media Night hosted by NY Film Loft and ARA
Tuesday, October 16, 18:00 – 21:00
584 Broadway, #604, New York, New York 10012
Join fellow #film, #television, #vr and #media innovators for an evening of live demos and conversation from companies developing great media tech, #startups, amazing #webseries and film/tv content in New York. New York Media Night is a monthly event featuring the Technology and People innovating film, television, video, VR/AR. The program also invites storytellers and innovators onto the stage to discuss the industry, share insights and advice. The event is hosted by New York Film Loft, a place where storytellers, entrepreneurs, and professionals from Film, Television, and 360/Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality come to build their dreams. Visit New York Film Loft at this link
, or Follow them @NYFilmLoft. Venue sponsor ARA is a decentralized network for creators, businesses, and consumers. Save on content hosting costs with decentralized distribution and rewards across a secure blockchain-agnostic infrastructure.
2018 NAB Show New York (#nabshowny)
Wednesday October 17 - Thursday, October 18
Jacob K. Javits Center
655 West 34 Street, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 800 342 2460; +1 202 595 2052
In 2018, expect NAB NY to spotlight and survey the growing trends and technologies in broadcasting. The push toward ultra-high definition televisions, also known as 4K UHD, and the kinds of requirements they could be creating for new kinds of content they will need will be stressed in sessions like, “The State of UHD and HDR: Five Things Everyone Should Know” led by Thomas Bause Mason, the director of standards development at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). 67 first-time exhibitors will join (mostly) returning companies on the NAB Show New York show floor. New companies you can expect to find include ARRI, Bose, Google, Microsoft, and Primestream, among others. Of particular interest to media and entertainment industries, new to the show floor is the Advanced TV Solutions Theater, which will feature television vendors, networks and distributors involved with the development and implementation of ATSC 3.0/Next Gen TV, Telco 5G and Gigabit Cable WiFi. Additionally, the new Podcast Studio will showcase business-focused and popular New York-based podcasts as they record live. Networking and making new connections at all NAB shows (on either coast) is a paramount consideration and strategy in the convention programming and planning. Join Dan Rayburn and fellow attendees for the Streaming Summit Reception on October 17. The YoPro program, structured for young professionals, ages 21-35, provides access to high-level speakers, career-building sessions, the latest tech, and limitless networking.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, October 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. 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.
Finding Your Voice and Your Next Big Idea with Speaker Ruth Atkinson
Saturday, October 20, 12:30
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, California 91604
This session will do a deep dive into writing exercises that uncover the core themes and ideas that are closest to a writer’s heart. This taps the process to write from an authentic place that speaks to the ideas that are most important to a writer. It will look at core themes and consider how they can be used as the building blocks for a cinematic narrative. Ruth Atkinson is a Los Angeles-based script consultant and story editor with over 25 years of experience in the film/television business. She has story edited and consulted on many features and short films that have won awards and been distributed internationally including Sundance and SXSW. In addition to individual project consulting Ruth is a story analyst for the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Screenwriting and Directing Labs.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Monthly Film Festival – InFocus: Military Veterans and the Effects of War (#NFMLA)
Saturday, October 20, 10:30-23:00
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
1139 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
This month is a special evening featuring tInFocus: Military Veterans and the Effects of War, showcasing films by veterans and films that explore the experience of veterans and war, alongside a celebration of Halloween with a selection of horror shorts. The evening opens with a short film selection that depicts a diverse range of experiences of military veterans from a variety of backgrounds and time periods. Beginning with a futuristic sci-fi narrative by award-winning director and former U.S. Army Captain Rebecca Murga, the program goes on to include explorations of PTSD, near death experiences, the cultural complexity faced by Japanese American WWII veterans, the true stories of a recently transitioned transgender Vietnam veteran, a woman who survived sexual assault in the military, and the struggle of immigrant veterans who face deportation following their service. The night concludes with shorts program Horror: Cabin Fever, a collection of short films that take place in claustrophobic conditions – both real and imagined. 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.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, October 24, 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.
Broadcast Indonesia 2018
Wednesday, October 24 - Friday, October 26
Jakarta International Expo
Jl. Benyamin Sueb, RW.10, Kota Tua, Pademangan Tim., Pademangan, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14410, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 2525 320
Now entering its third year, in 2018 Broadcast Indonesia in Jakarta will focus particularly on the topic areas of, Content Security, Management and Systems, Post Production, Cine Technology, Content Distribution and Delivery. And for the third consecutive year, the Indonesia Digital Economy Summit resumes over the entire convention daily schedule, from October 24-26. This knowledge-exchange platform will bring together attendees in the region to establish business value proposition for adopting digital innovation and practical technologies while forming partnerships at this Indonesian homegrown platform. Broadcast Indonesia key presentation topics from the communications, broadcast/media and tech disruptors sessions include: Industry Focus 4.0: Market Readiness, Threats and Opportunities; Digital Evolution in the Media Age: Digital Asset Management for Content Optimisation; Digital Factory – data capturing system implemented io the LEAN flow design; Blockchain for industrial digitalisation; Big Data and Intelligence – digital innovation and shaping cognitive ecosystem; The Future of TV – what’s next? where are we heading? Next Generation Satellite Possibilities – the promise of HTS in building a digitized nation.
Medientage Munchen, Munich (#MTM18)
Wednesday, October 24 - Thursday, October 26
Paul-Henri-Spaak-Str. 18 81829 München, Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)89 68 999–0
MasterClass sessions include, Innovative Audio Marketing, Blockchain for Beginners Informative conference panels include, “The Shifting Media Landscape,” The Importance of Being Human: Building a Global Fanbase in a Disrupted World,” “Entertainment From Around the Globe – International TV Formats and Trends,” “Automating Video Creation with AI,” “Disruption of Synchro – Listen to the Actor in Multiple Languages,” “Generation Z and its Media Use – What Shapes High-Tech Youth?” “Digital Listening with DAB+ and IP,” “Diversity in Media Companies.” There are many more topics that will be discussed. And returning from last year’s convention, Rockets & Unicorns is the Media Lab Bayern’s innovation area with an Innovation Stage ideally suited for media startups and on display to the entire convention audience. Teams from the fields of Advertising, Content, Marketing, Media Tech, VR, AR and 360° have the opportunity to apply for a booth in the Rockets & Unicorns Area of the Media Lab Bayern by applying on the website. A centerpiece event of the Medientage Munchen program is Immersive Media Day, which happens the entire program day of October 25. Programmed sessions for Immersive Media Day will place a strong emphasis on VR, AR, MR, and 360 degree technologies. In the Immersive Media Area at the MEDIENTAGE-Expo, leading technology providers present their latest devices.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, October 25, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
Phone: 212-220-3000; 646-779-8455
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.
XD Immersive 2018 and UX Strat San Francisco
Thursday, October 25 -Friday, October 26
Westfield San Francisco Centre
835 Market Street, San Francisco, California 994103
XD Immersive focuses on immersive experience design, and the transformation of human experience by technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and voice. Designers, product managers, IT innovators, and business strategists who attend XD Immersive will hear industry practitioners talk about the latest developments in this emerging field, but with a certain focus on user experience design and business use cases. There will be workshops on October 25 and presentations on October 26. Although you can expect to find exhibitors, XD Immersive seems to be more instruction oriented with the half-day workshops on day one and shorter talks on day two, it will offer. On October 25: Designing Natural Language Voice Capabilities with Amazon’s Lex Platform, with Sindhu Narasimhan, Amazon AI; Virtual Reality User Experience Design, with Jessica Outlaw, Extended Mind; Designing for Privacy in the Age of Smart, with Dr. Faith McCreary, Intel and Dr. Alexandra Zafiroglu, Intel; Augmented Reality User Experience Design, Jessica Outlaw, Extended Mind. On October 26: UX Strat; Reinventing the Way That Humans Interact with Technology, with Kharis O'Connell, Meta; Crafting Conversation: Design in the Age of AI, with Dan Padgett, Google; Designing Ikea’s AR Shopping Experience, Charles Yust, Frog Design; IBM’s AR Solution for Enterprises, with Alfredo Rutz, IBM. There will be many others that will take part that are not mentioned here.
Solar 2-day Directing the Camera Workshop Filming Actors
Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28
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.
Open Mic Night at The Actors Theatre Workshop
Wednesday, October 31, 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.