DVB World 2019 (#DVBWorld)
Monday, March 11 - Wednesday, March 13
Croke Park Stadium
Jones' Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 3
Phone: +41 22 717 2714
DVB World is an annual conference focused on Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) standards, services and technology. It presents timely sessions on emerging issues, assuming the choices that lie before the industry. Pertinent topics for DVB World 2019 include 5G, OTT, DVB-I and HbbTV. More precisely, DVB forms a consortium of leading technology companies creating technical specs for delivering video and its evolution moving forward. DVB World will offer a special masterclass, Implementing HbbTV, as its first event on the schedule opening the March 11 convention. DVB World is organized under the supervision of the DVB Promotion and Communications Module and the DVB Project Office by DVB Services Sàrl, based in Geneva, Switzerland. And DVB World 2019 will happen in an unusually unique venue. Croke Park, which is the home of Ireland's largest sporting and cultural organization, the Gaelic Athletic Association. Europe's third largest stadium, it regularly hosts more than 80,000 passionate supporters of Ireland's national sports.
WILDsound Festival Feedback Film Festival
Thursday, March 14, 19:00-21:10
The Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street, Toronto, Canada
Phone: 844-462-7342; 416-925-8991; 416-925-8991
The session will showcase short films from around the world while maintaining an audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Films on the evening’s program include ‘#ICANTKEEPQUIET,’ four minutes., USA, documentary, directed by Liam Price; ‘Seth Scott™ – elxr_Track3_v2.3,’ three minutes, UK, Music Video, directed by Greedy Goons; ‘Starlight,’ four minutes, UK, experimental, directed by Leigh Bloomfield; ‘Deserted Eyes,’ three minutes, Greece, Animation, directed by Oh; ‘Amor Ti Vieta,’ two minutes, Canada, Animation, directed by KAJART; ‘Tienas, 18th Dec,’ three minutes, USA, Music Video, directed by Emily Rose Weinstein; ‘Everything Is Upstream,’ 10 minutes, Australia, Animation, directed by Martin Ponferrada; ‘Apprehension,’ three minutes, Canada, experimental, directed by Ian McGillivray; ‘Black Out,’ 15 minutes, Switzerland, dance, directed by Philippe Saire; ‘Porcelain,’ five minutes, UK, dance, directed by Roswitha Chesher; ‘Movement Never Lies,’ three minutes, France, dance, directed by Angèle Methangkool-Robert; ‘The Veil of Acumen,’ three minutes, Canada, dance, directed by Leyla Bikbulatova; ‘Let Her Out,’ four minutes, Canada, dance, directed by Corynne Bisson; ‘Mirage,’ six minutes, USA, dance, directed by Adrian Hashimi; ‘Hypra,’ three minutes, Germany, dance, directed by Tim Jockel. Wildsound FEEDBACK Film Festival is a monthly festival that seeks to offer exposure to the filmmaker so that they not only get their film screened in front of an appreciative audience but also benefits from gaining feedback during the Q&A from the moderator who discusses each film with the audience. This film festival enables programmed filmmakers, to get honest feedback about what people think of the film. Filmmakers and screenplay writers should submit their projects via FilmFreeway
. Screenings are conducted monthly in Los Angeles and Toronto.
Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 24
The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
To offer a sampling of the program, PaleyFest opens with the cast and creative team from Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and will follow with Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie,’ CBS’s An Evening with Stephen Colbert, VH1’s ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ FOX’s ‘9-1-1,’ CW’s ‘Jane The Virgin,’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ The Farewell Seasons, (a two-panel event), NBC’s Parks and Recreation 10th Anniversary Reunion, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead,’ Casts of CBS’s ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ ‘MacGyver,’ and ‘Magnum P.I.’ FX’s ‘Pose,’ CBS All Access’s ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ and its upcoming reimagining of ‘The Twilight Zone’ from executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg (a two-panel event). The festival will close with NBC’s ‘This Is Us.’ Held annually and produced by The Paley Center for Media that brings you together with the talent behind TV viewers’ favorite TV shows.
Game Developers Conference and Expo
Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22
Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: 844-826-3267; 415-974-4000
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) and expo will offer attendees who are programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences a space to learn and network. The year 2019 marks the inaugural start of the GDC Film Festival, screening documentary and narrative film works focused on the art and culture of video games. The GDC Conference segment will offer 750 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development and VR/AR topics taught by industry practitioners. Attendees can enhance their level of awareness about tools and middleware, publishing, outsourcing and localization, marketing and PR, legal matters, funding and VCs, gamification, education and training, development tools, monetization. The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from 550 leading technology companies such as Amazon, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, Sony, and Unreal Engine.
California Copyright Conference – Holiday Party and Annual Apollo Awards
Tuesday, March 19, 18:30
Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel
12833 Ventura Boulevard Studio City, California 91604
The session this month will be “Young Guns—Innovative and Thriving in the New World Music Order,” moderated by Rhonda Bedikian (Heavy Harmony Music). Other panelists include Jack Udell — Founder, TH3RD BRAIN, Greg Katz —A&R, Defend Music, Neena Rose — Recording Artist, NoMBe — Recording Artist, Composer, Record Producer. The panel will tackle aspects on surviving and making it work in today’s music market. Moderator Rhonda Bedikian started her career at Motown and has worked for Chrysalis, EMI, PolyGram Publishing, IRS Publishing and Virgin Music Publishing. She established Heavy Harmony Music in 1992. Advance RSVP is recommended. The event includes a dinner with the presentation and it can be attended as a walk-up by paying at the door. A cocktail reception precedes the dinner followed by the panel discussion.
BMI Latin Awards
Tuesday, March 19
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212
BMI’s annual Latin Awards will be an invitation-only, black-tie gala to recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s top BMI Latin songs played on American radio and television. The ceremony will be hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President of Creative, Latin Music, Delia Orjuela. Legendary Mexican singer/songwriter Mario Quintero Lara will be honored with the BMI President’s Award, for recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the Latin music community for more than 32 years. During the private ceremony, BMI will also salute the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed Latin songs in the United States. The BMI Regional Mexican Song, Songwriter, BMI Contemporary Latin Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year will also be named during the ceremony.
Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough”
Thursday, March 21, 13:30-15:00
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
The session will divulge what, why and how rough recordings can work as well as some concrete practical approaches to making a rough recording as polished as possible. In particular, areas covered include, why songwriters should care about audio, how to make "polished" rough recordings, why sound quality matters in a rough recording, seeing value of rough recordings. Visit the online registration page to secure a place at this link
. 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.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, March 21, 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.
Solar 2-day Directing the Camera Workshop Filming Actors
Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24
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.
BMI 101 Workshop Nashville
Tuesday, March 26, 16:00-17:00
BMI’s Nashville Office
10 Music Square E., Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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. Two BMI Employees will outline the history of BMI, how to utilize the current services to the fullest extent and other basic 101 tips and tricks to handling an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to BMI101@bmi.com.
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
Open Mic Night at The Actors Theatre Workshop
Wednesday, March 27, 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.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, March 28, 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.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, March 28, 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.
WonderCon Anaheim 2019
Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92802
Similar to its sibling Comic-Con that happens typically in July In San Diego, WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and film convention that was originally held in the San Francisco Bay Area until 2011. Since then it has been staged in Anaheim where it will happen again this year. While the main attraction of WonderCon has always been various retailers selling back issues of comic books and action figures, it has also grown to include retailers of specialty DVDs. There is also an Artists Alley featuring mainly comic book artists selling artwork, signing books, and doing sketches; and mainstream celebrities signing autographed pictures. WonderCon also features an event called "Trailer Park," where trailers for upcoming films are shown. The WonderCon masquerade competition usually takes place on Saturday after the convention closes. Awards are given to those with the most creative performances, though anyone can participate. This year’s WonderCon Anaheim Program Book cover is illustrated by 2019 special guest Lee Weeks. Known for his work at Marvel Comics on Daredevil and Hulk. The program book is another way for the convention to say, Happy 80th birthday, Batman, and happy 1000th issue of Detective Comics.