Coachella Music Festival 2018 (#coachella)
Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 22
Empire Polo CLUB
81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, California 92201
Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, Yuma Stage and the Sahara Tent. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the (camping) grounds, each playing live music continuously. The festival also features installation art and sculptures. Many of the art pieces are interactive, and are stimulative to interact with for attendees walking throughout the Polo grounds. . On-site camping is a staple of the Coachella experience. Camping themes include Car Camping, Tent Camping, Lake Eldorado, Safari Tents and ADA, and there are campground amenities. A very partial listing of some of the expected performers will include: Hayley Kiyoko, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kamasi Washington, Lion Babe, Los Angeles Azules, Migos, Otoboke Beaver, Peggy Gou, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Cardi B, Sacha Robotti, SUPERDUPERKYLE, The Neighbourhood, X Japan, Alina Baraz, Japanese Breakfast, The Weekend. A full listing of artists can be found at this webpage
Though musical headliners may be the big story at Coachella, the Festival commissions a number of original, large-scale, site-specific art installations – which include established and up-and-coming artists – to be displayed throughout the festival and campgrounds.
Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, April 14 - Wednesday, April 18
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
With an emphasis on light and shadow, the workshop emphasizes shooting in real-world situations while learning how to make quality and cost-effective films. this five-day intensive, hands-on workshop comprehensively guides students through the stages of filmmaking (Script Writing, Producing, Directing, Camera, Lighting, Sound Mixing and Editing) with techniques that are easy-to-learn and practical-to-use to complete a film in five days. 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.
53rd Academy of Country Music Awards
Sunday, April 15, 20:00 ET/delayed PT
MGM Grand Garden Arena
3799 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: 818-788-8000; 702-891-1111
The 53rd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the chosen names and emerging talent in country music will broadcast love from Las Vegas at 20:00 ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. ACM Award nominees Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young are slated to give performances. Bebe Rexha will make her debut appearance at the ACM Awards, performing the breakout hit collaboration “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line. Hollywood notables, David Boreanaz, AJ Buckley, Sam Elliot, Ashton Kutcher, Nancy O'Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Kiefer Sutherland and Max Thieriot will join musicians Cam, Eve and Dustin Lynch, as well as professional athletes, Drew Brees and Lindsey Vonn, to present some of the night's awards. Reba McEntire returns in 2018 to host the awards.
Hollywood Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, April 17, 08:00-09:30
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
6255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 150, 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. Marty Shelton and Tim Grubbs are 2018 Volunteer Co-chairs. 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 Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, April 17, 12:00-16:30
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 The Business of Songwriting (and Song Critiques). The workshop is free but registration is conducted online at https://goo.gl/2hX6HT.
50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
Tribeca Film Festival (#Tribeca2018)
Wednesday, April 18 - Sunday, April 29
Cinepolis Chelsea (other venues)
260 West 23 Street, New York, New York 10011
Phone: 212-941-4000/2400; 212-691-5519
Among the program sections to this year’s festival, there is Tribeca N.O.W. Showcase, the Gala, Tribeca Talks: Storytellers, Tribeca Immersive, Spotlight Documentary, Tribeca TV, Tribeca Games, Spotlight Narrative, Cinema360, Tribeca/ESPN, Tribeca Festival Hub, and more activity areas that can be discovered via the website. Tribeca Film Festival’s opening night Gala screening, ‘Love, Gilda,’ a feature documentary with director Lisa D’Apolito using rare personal recordings and journal entries from the comedian, actress, and writer, known for the comedic characters she created and played on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, to tell Gilda Radner’s story in her own words, opens the festival on April 18. TFF’s Rush tickets functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Beyond the Festival, Tribeca Film Institute prepares fledgling media makers through hands-on training, exposure, funding and resources to undertake socially relevant films.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, April 19, 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.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, April 26, 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.
Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Festival (#HotDocs25)
Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, May 6
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (other venues)
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6G 1K6, Canada
Phone: +1 416-203-2155; +1-416-637-3123
Hot Docs will\ offer an assemblage of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the popular Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. Hot Docs opening night film, ‘The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution,’ examines how women are taking command of the world’s top restaurant kitchens, revolutionizing food service, and challenging its longstanding culture of harassment. Hot Docs Opening Night Party follows the opening night screening and happens in the Royal Ontario Museum. Jesse Wente, an Ojibwe (Serpent River First Nation) writer, broadcaster, producer and speaker, will deliver a keynote address on the importance of advancing Indigenous narrative sovereignty. Hot Docs hosts many different types of sessions that present ideal learning and mentoring opportunities. Conference sessions will present industry visionaries discussing the evolving art and business of the documentary. There are also pitch idea and networking sessions. Distribution Rendezvous will offer pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with various distributors for filmmakers with finished and/or rough-cut films. Each year Hot Docs hosts a number of official delegations from around the world. At the 2018 Festival, Hot Docs will host 12 official delegations from various countries. Delegates take part in in the professional development sessions, market events and services Hot Docs provides.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, April 26, 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.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Monthly Film Festival – Celebrating Britweek with a selection of UK and local films (#NFMLA)
Saturday, April 28, 10:30-23:00
South Park Center
1139 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
The night begins with UK feature film ‘Let Me Go by Polly Steele,’ an intergenerational story about the unraveling of a family secret and its emotional impact on three mothers and three daughters. The next screening segment is InFocus: Britweek, a collection of short films from by UK filmmakers that include stories of love, family strife, foreboding and the search for human connection. The night concludes with a narrative shorts program highlighting local Los Angeles talent and prominently features themes of finding, losing and letting go. 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.