NAACP Image Awards (#ImageAwards)
Monday, January 15, 21:00 PST
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, California 91101
The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature. Entertainer of the Year nominees includes, Ava DuVernay, Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, Jaz Z. Netflix and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network lead the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 17 nominations, respectively. In the recording category, RCA Records leads with 12 nominations, followed by Capitol Records with six nominations and Atlantic Records and Columbia Records both with three nominations. Universal Pictures leads with 10 nominations, followed by Annapurna and Open Road Films, both received five nominations in the motion picture categories. Check the website for more nominee announcements in advance of the awards program. The 49th NAACP Image Awards will air live on TV One at 21:00. NAACP Image Awards winner and black-Ish star Anthony Anderson returns as host of 49th NAACP Image Awards. Attire, Black Tie event.
NATPE Miami 2018 (#NatpeMiami)
Tuesday, January 16 - Thursday, January 18
Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Phone: 514-380-5388; Fax: 514-289-9844
The National Association of Television Program Executives has selected Tony Vinciquerra, Chairman, and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and host of Hearst Television’s political magazine show ‘Matter of Fact,’ Soledad O’Brien, to headline NATPE Miami with a keynote conversation on, January 17. The focus of the conversation will be in keeping with NATPE's overall theme for the conference – A Changing Industry in a Changing World. Nine tracks for this year’s Conference will be presented: Brands and Advertisers, Music+Vision, Development, Deals and Data, Platforms and OTT, Scripted, Unscripted, Station Groups, Global and Latin America. The Opening Night Party will host a live performance by Elvis Crespo. Joining the programming lineup for the first time this year will be the NATPE Streaming Summit, which will offer a new perspective on current OTT (Over the Top Television) and the streaming landscape and its outlook for the future. Facebook’s Head of Global and Creative Strategy, Ricky Van Veen, will add his voice to the OTT conversation at NATPE Miami in a session breaking down what is in store for Facebook Watch, their new content platform. Set for the NATPE exhibition space, this year PactUK, with its stable of production companies, will join the ranks of participants. They will exhibit alongside additional international pavilions, which are seeing new exhibitors join their umbrellas.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, January 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.
Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Music Business Dos and Don’ts
Thursday, January 18, 13:30
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
This workshop is for songwriters searching for strategies to create income from their songwriting efforts. It stresses good organizational habits overall and specifically, what to do before, during and after a writing session. Goldmacher will categorically run down the list of dos and don’ts to abide by when conducting business with other professionals that are involved in the music industry songwriting food chain. Online registration to secure a place opens September 26, at which time anyone can sign up on the registration page. 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.
Sundance Film Festival (#Sundance)
Thursday, January 18 - Sunday, January 28
Park City Marriott (Headquarters)
1895 Sidewinder Drive, Park City, Utah 84060
Phone: 877-733-7829; 435-658-3456; 310-360-1981; Fax: 435-658-3457
The theme for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival is New Frontier: Crossroads of Film, Art and Technology. Programming fare will encompass Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality Storytelling, Site-Specific Installations, Films and Live Performances. The festival now operates between three cities – Park City, Provo, and Salt Lake City, and operates between January 18-28. Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. This year’s Sundance Film Festival will have a program, An Artist at the Table, with well-regarded performers/creators, being present and available for interaction during a premiere or special screening. At the festival opener on January 18, attendees at An Artist at the Table will view the world premiere of the Festival’s opening night film, ‘Blindspotting,’ directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. The film was co-written by co-stars Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (Broadway musical Hamilton) and Rafael Casal. Confirmed artists (at the time of this writing) to date include Ava DuVernay, Rupert Everett, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jharrel Jerome, Octavia Spencer, and many more. This list will likely expand come festival-time. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films to Sundance. For 2019 Festival consideration, submissions will open in May 2018. For answers to the most commonly asked questions about submitting to the Festival, download the FAQ document
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Monthly Film Festival – Anti-Ageism and Bridging the Generation Gap (#NFMLA)
Saturday, January 20, 10:30-23:00
South Park Center
1139 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
The days programming is broken into Shorts Program #1 and Shorts Program #2. Selections from both programs include: The Last 2 Days (Bulgaria), Dimitris Georgiev, Director; Bye, Bye, Baby (USA), Daniel Weingarten, Director; Letters from Alcatraz (USA), Madeline Rozwat, Director; HALLELUJAH (France), Mike Horn, Director; It Was Nice to Meet You (South Korea), Kaicey Chae, Director; The Light in the Afternoon (France), David Steiner, Director; Rushes (Israel), Lynn Laor, Director; The Last Well (Croatia), Filip Filkovic Philatz, Director. 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.
New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: Franciscco Manuel Saez de Adana Herrero (#NYCPS)
Tuesday, January 23, 19:00-21:00
University Center Lower Level, Room UL105
Two West 13 Street, Room M101, New York, New York 10011
Phone: 212-229-5667, ext. 3187
The talk will explore the representation of the Spanish Civil War in North-American comic Strips of the late 30s and how this shows the American society’s position toward the conflict. A separate event on January 30 with Bob Gill offers an illustrated talk on “How to Get An Original Idea.” Gill is an illustrator, a graphic designer and a teacher. He started the design office, Fletcher/Forbes/Gill which later on became Pentagram. He was inducted into the New York Art Directors Hall of Fame, wrote 13 books about illustration and design and 15 books for children. To be considered to make a presentation, please send an email outlining the concept: symposium(at)katchor.com
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, January 25, 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.
Solar 2-day Directing the Camera Workshop Filming Actors
Saturday, January 27 - Sunday, January 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.
The 60th Grammy Awards
Sunday, January 28
Madison Square Garden
Four Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 310-392-3777; 866-777-8932; Fax: 310-392-2306
The Grammy Awards return to New York City in 2018 and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network. The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at GRAMMY.com, CBS.com, and on YouTube. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook. James Corden will serve as host of this year's 60th GRAMMY Awards. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS at 19:30–23:00 ET and 16:30–20:00 PT. What follows is a brief rundown of some top nominee categories. Record of the Year: Redbone (Childish Gambino), Despacito (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee), The Story of O.J. (JAY Z), HUMBLE.(Kendrick Lamar), 24K Magic (Bruno Mars). Album of the Year: Awaken, My Love! (Childish Gambino), 4:44 (JAY Z), DAMN (Kendrick Lamar), Melodrama (Lorde), 24K Magic (Bruno Mars). Song of the Year: Despacito, 4:44, Issues, 1-800-273-8255, That’s What I Like. Best New Artist: Alessia Cara Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels, SZA. For more nomination categories check the website or wait for the live event.
Network at the Hollywood Chamber Business After Hours Mixer
Tuesday, January 30, 17:00 - 19:30
Soul Restaurant & Bar
7046 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; 323-848-4475
The Hollywood Chamber November Business After Hours mixer will be hosted by Soul Restaurant and Bar.There will be a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 17:00 to launch Hollywood's newest culinary establishment. Soul Restaurant & Bar delivers its approach to Southern hospitality to tinseltown through a modern approach to traditional soul food with Southern signatures and other planned innovations. Meet other Chamber members and promote a business Party favors include first drink on the house and hors d'oeuvres served throughout the mixer. Explore four floors of exhibits following the mixer. The event is open to Hollywood Chamber members only. Non-members can email firstname.lastname@example.org
for an invitation. Must reserve online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/event as registration will be closed once capacity is reached. 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, January 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.