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March Media - Entertainment Industry Career Networking Events & Highlights
Casting News Hot Off The Wire! - As We Get 'Em, We Put 'Em Here!
Casting, Audition, and Production Notices Mostly Paying, Unless Otherwise Noted, From Various Sources
Organized Top - Down Starting With Most Recent
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THROUGH THE 4TH WALL SEEKS EDGAR ALLAN POE IMPERSONATOR FOR STAGE PRODUCTION, WASHINGTON DC/ARLINGTON
SIX POINT PICTURES PRODUCING, GOOD NEWS BALTIMORE, FOR TELEVISION, BALTIMORE
MONETATE IS RUNNING AUDITIONS FOR CORPORATE VIDEO, SAVE THE EMAILS, CONSHOHOCKEN
ACTOR/HOST SOUGHT FOR COMEDIC INTERNAL CORPORATE VIDEO, NEW YORK CITY
DIGITALCOCO PRODUCTIONS PREPARING TO SHOOT A WEBTV COMMERCIAL, FT. LAUDERDALE
NIGHT WILLOW PRODUCTIONS CASTING FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION, SLAVE, LAS VEGAS / HOLLYWOOD
ABEL INTERMEDIA, LLC SEEKS TWO HOSTS WITH GOLF, LIFESTYLE KNOWLEDGE, HARTFORD
SD TRUCK SPRINGS SEEKS INTERVIEW AND HOST FOR WEB/INTERACTIVE, LAS VEGAS
X-TRANO LATINO TELEVISION CASTING ENGLISH SPEAKING ROLES FOR ZOMBIE THRILLER, LONG ISLAND
Scripted Series about 5 young Latinos that set out to find a town of Zombies. Scooby Doo meets Walking Dead. It would be the 1st English Speaking Tele Novella about Zombies.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Cruz: The team Leader who can carry a gun and take leadership role.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Layla: Character must be able to pull off a Buffy the Vampire type role.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Frankie: Super Geeky type.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Pedra: Misfit female. will create this role for the right person.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Jax: Stoner Surfer type. Tall skinny loves the outdoors.
Apply to Director, Sophie Perez. Email: email@example.com
FUSION BRAND EXPERIENCES SEEKS VARIED ROLES FOR IN-HOUSE GREEN SCREEN SHOOT, PHILADELPHIA
PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY SILK ROAD RISING CASTING SHORT FILM, MULTI MEETS POLY, CHICAGO
BURNVFX CASTING LEAD ACTORS FOR SHORT FILM PROJECT, NORTHERN VIRGINIA/DC
IDREAMMACHINE CASTING SAG, NON-UNION FOR TRANSMEDIA FEATURE, BILLBOARD, EASTON
LINGO INTERACTIVE SEEKS LANGUAGE HOSTS - ENGLISH, SPANISH, MANDARIN - FOR CULTURE SEGMENTS, AUSTIN
IDREAMMACHINE CASTING MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
AL3PH MEDIA CASTING LOW BUDGET SHORT, BITTERSWEET KISS OF MNEMOSYNE, ALEXANDRIA
CICATRICE SET TO CAST SEVERAL ROLES FOR NARRATIVE DRAMATIC NON-UNION FEATURE, LOVE LAND, DALLAS
DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is seeking talent to perform in its 70-seat West Village cabaret theatre. Seeking Singers, Comedians, Performance Artists, New Plays, Composers, and Writers: must be 21+, self-contained acts only. Note: Space, reservations line, full light and sound package, and house technician provided. Email show information, running time, and brief marketing plan to Phil Geoffrey Bond, artistic dir., at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred); or call 212-989-3015. Pay is 100% of the cover charge set by the producer, minus a room fee.
DANNY'S SKYLIGHT ROOM CABARET
Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret (346 W. 46 St., Restaurant Row, NYC) is seeking talent. Seeking—Cabaret Acts: self-contained, for shows running 50-60 minutes in length. For details, call Donald Schaffer, prod., at 212-946-1265. Visit www.dannysgrandseapalace.com. Pay is a percentage of the cover.
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|The Academy Awards - OSCARS
Sunday, March 2, 19:00 (ET)
Hollywood and Highland Center - Kodak Theatre
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-308-6300; 310-247-3000; Fax: 310-859-9619
The Oscars rewards the previous year’s greatest cinema achievements. The Academy’s roughly 6,000 members vote for the Oscars using secret ballots, which are tabulated by the international auditing firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The 86th Academy Awards will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, and televised live by the ABC Television Network (19:00 ET/16:00 PT). Ellen DeGeneres will host the 2014 Oscars. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. The show is presented by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry. AMPAS was originally conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer as a professional honorary organization to help improve the film industry’s image and help mediate labor disputes. Brian Grazer and Don Mischer are producers for this years show.
Email: contact form; email@example.com
BMI's Bonnaroo Showcase @ Mercy Lounge
Monday, March 3, 21:00
The Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
Formerly known as 8 off 8th and lately featuring the Road to Bonnaroo contest, the free weekly showcase held every Monday and hosted by a rotating lineup of music community impresarios. There will be performances by eight bands vying for three slots at the next Bonnaroo fest in Manchester, Tennessee. The Mercy Lounge does not book the talent for this night, just the hosts (615-248-9494). If you would like to play 8 off 8th, please post a comment with a url to your music so our four hosts can check it out at the following: http://www.myspace.com/8off8th There will be performances by 8-10 bands vying for three slots at Bonnaroo 2014, slated for June 12-15, in Manchester, Tennessee. Performances by: The Common Tiger (www.facebook.com/thecommontigermusic), El El (www.facebook.com/elelmusic), Future Unlimited (afutureunlimited.com), Jung Youth (jungyouth.com), Justin Kalk Orchestra (www.justinkalk.com), Music Band (musicband.bandcamp.com) and others.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, March 3, 21:00
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz
366 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 310-849-5938; 213-680-0047
From the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, the weekly event showcase here presents Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock n' Roll, Soul and R & B artists and open mic opportunities. The doors open at 19:30 nightly and live entertainment starts at 9 or 10 pm. In addition to its original purpose as a jazz club for which it was begun circa 2005 by one time trumpet player and entrepreneur Kohei Matsumoto, 2nd Street Jazz explores music which ranges from rock to electronic to hip-hop and of course, jazz. Monday nights is a NYC styled jazz jam for any musicians with instruments invited up to the stage to play. Hip Hop and MC beat battles happen on Thursdays. The club features a full bar and late night food.
www.2ndstjazz.com; www.facebook.com/pages/2nd-Street-Jazz/229106147136?sk=info; www.myspace.com/landon2ndstreetlivejazz
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, March 3, 19:00
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Held the first Monday of every month. Featured performances will be given by: Brittany Davis (brittanygdavis.com), Whitney Fenimore (whitneyfenimoremusic.com), Life In Pursuit (facebook.com/lifeinpursuit). Admission is free.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, March 4, 18:00-20:30
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Monday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
Email: contact form
www.gottasingnyc.com; www.twitter.com/GottaSingNYC; www.facebook.com/GottaSingNYC.ShepardJourdan; www.youtube.com/user/GottaSingNYC
6th Annual Film Finance Forum West
Tuesday, March 4 - Wednesday, March 5
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028
Phone: 917-992-6118; 323-466-7000
Winston Baker opens the 2014 Film Finance Forum® Series with the 6th Annual Film Finance Forum West in association with Variety to be held March 4-5. The Los Angeles forum will offer an optional day of workshops on Financing Basics for Filmmakers, Intro to Film Business for Investors, and Innovative Immersion, which will tackle next generation financing, sourcing, marketing, and distribution strategies. The main conference day will host industry leaders who will address such topics as financing alternatives beyond the traditional capital stack, strategies for content creation, monetizing on IP and the new realities of distribution. The March 4 opening day is devoted to Workshop Day, the second day, March 5, is Main Conference Day. The Film Finance Forum® Series was created by the Winston Baker team to educate equity and debt financiers on the latest trends and strategies for film investing.
World of Women's Cinema - WOW Film Festival
Tuesday, March 4 - Friday, March 14
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema (other venues)
9/2 Circular Quay Way, Sydney, Australia
Phone: 61-2-9357 1490; 9247-3800; 9230-6111
WOW 2014 is a short film competition and a screen culture event, celebrating International Women's Day, with awards on March 6. The opening night program of Australian Shorts 1 will be followed by an After Party and live music by Entangled Note, made up of Annette Golden and Cath Golden. Filmmaker ‘In Conversation’ events will be held at Surry Hills Library and at the Art Gallery of NSW with ABC TV film critic Margaret Pomeranz, to celebrate International Women’s Day. On March 5 a photographic exhibition of images from classic Australian cinema, 'Still Women', opens at The Blackeye Gallery. The WOW Film Festival Tour kicks off on March 15 with Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute’s screening of From the Spirit of Our Mother Program in their Spirit Festival. WOW Tour will travel to various locations throughout Australia and overseas throughout 2014 to March 2015.
www.wift.org/wow/index.htm; www.facebook.com/pages/The-18th-WOW-Film-Festival...; www.youtube.com/user/TheWOWfilmfestival/videos
Arri Alexa Intensive Workshop
Wednesday, March 5, 10:00-17:00
609 Greenwich St. Floor 5, New York, New York 10014
Phone: 888-223-1599; 212-462-0100
The hands-on workshop is structured to train a technically oriented Filmmaker, Camera Assistant, or Digital Imaging Technician to the level of an Arri Alexa Digital Technician. The workshop gives a full overview of working with the Arri Alexa/Alexa XT as a technician. Topics include camera settings and trouble shooting, on-set data management, Alexa color science, working with LogC and ArriRaw, look management, and dailies creation. All attendees of the class will be listed on AbelCine’s Arri Alexa Technician list. The Alexa technician list contains techs from all over the country that have taken the Alexa workshop.
The Feature Film Project
Wednesday, March 5 - Saturday, March 8
Landmark Theatres Sunshine Cinema
143 East Houston Street, New York, New York
Phone: 212-260-7289; 212-529-8640
Manhattan Short Film Festival's Feature Film Project is a vehicle for anyone who would like to screen and market their feature film through an already established cinema network across the USA. One Feature Film will screen in one hundred cinemas across the USA. Audiences at each venue will be asked if this film should return to this cinema for a theatrical release in 2014. If the majority vote "yes" then, if the producers choose, the film will return to that cinema for a series of screenings that year. The Feature Film Project is a new venture, presented by the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival designed to discover, market and promote one Feature Film through its established cinema network that otherwise might not have had the opportunity to find an audience, gain distribution and get discovered.
2014 Society for Photographic Education National Conference
Wednesday, March 5 - Saturday, March 8
401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
Phone: 443-573-8700; 216-622-2733; Fax: 216-622-2712
Society for Photographic Education is a membership organization networking photo-educators, students, photographic industry partners, curators, gallery directors, exhibiting photographers, photojournalists, collectors and critics alike. This will be the 51st gathering of SPE and the anticipation it brings to foster community and social exchange to create new thinking in photographic practice. Day one, March 6 of SPE, which does not mark the official start of the conference will be used to cover: SPE Committee Breakout Sessions, SPE National Board of Directors Meeting, BWI international Airport Exhibition, curated by Liz Wells, SPE National Board of Directors Meeting, Student Volunteer Training 1, SPE National Board of Directors Meeting, Student Volunteer Training 2. The Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit membership organization that provides and fosters an understanding of photography as a means of diverse creative expression, cultural insight, and experimental practice.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact form
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Wednesday, March 5 - Sunday, March 9
Fremont Theatre (other venues)
1025 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Phone:805-546-3456; Fax: 805-540-3580
The 20th San Luis Obispo International Film Festival features a diverse spectrum of contemporary narrative features, documentary and short films from independent filmmakers from all over the world. Films are screened in in numerous venues, with a concentration of screenings in downtown San Luis Obispo. On March 5, at the Fremont Theatre, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s Opening Night event will feature 'Starring Adam West', a new documentary by Director, James Tooley. Every year, the King Vidor Award for Excellence in Filmmaking is presented at the festival to a well-respected industry professional who has made a notable artistic contribution in any facet of the industry.
Email: contact form
Friday Night Social
Friday, March 7, 18:30-22:30
5364 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another but has evolved since then. Please register the day before the event to secure admission. This month’s Friday Night Social is a free admission event hosted by Jennifer Grisanti and ScriptWiters Network in a “private room with bar” exclusively for this Friday Night “Networking” event. Complimentary finger food will be provided for our Networking Group. Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, "Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story". The Scriptwriters Network, founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event.
Miami International Film Festival
Friday, March 7 - Sunday, March 16
Olympia Theater, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts (other venues)
174 East Flagler Street, Miami
Phone: 305-237-FILM (3456)
This MIFF 2014 features a Close-up on China showcasing a number of the year's relevant artistic exports focused on this significant growth cinema market. MIFF will be collaborating with MDC's Confucius Institute to program this featured section of the work. The films in the 2014 program are: American Dreams in China (中國合伙人), by Peter Ho-Sun Chan (China); Bends, by Flora Lau (China); Trap Street (Shuiyin Jie), by Vivian Qu (China); Web Junkie, by Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia (Israel / USA). The Festival’s inaugural ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen) Co-Production Lab will happen from March 13 to March 15. The Co-Production Lab aims to build an environment for professional development for film companies in Latin America and Europe. The festival's VeoMiami program is the industry marketplace of the Festival and is open to all film professionals, including (but not limited to) sales agents, buyers, producers, production executives, craftspeople, financiers, festival programmers, film commissioners, film publicists, and exhibitors. The Freedom Tower plays host to MIFF's 2014 Awards Night Party.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
www.miamifilmfestival.com; www.youtube.com/miamifilmfestival; www.facebook.com/MiamiFilmFestival
|SXSW - Music Film Interactive
Friday, March 7 - Sunday, March 16
Austin Convention Center
The South by Southwest (SxSW) Conferences and Festivals is a trifold event consisting of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. The event is also known as a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning and business activity. The Digital Creative Job Market at SXSW is presented by Publicis Groupe amd is a meeting spot for creative job hunters and companies looking to hire. Newcomers (and anyone else) can meet the evening of March 11 in the East Tent of Brush Square Park for the Music Mixer and Fajita Meet Up. The SXSW Fusion Party will be on the evening of March 9 and is one of the best places to connect with people outside your industry. The 27th annual South By Southwest Closing Barbecue and Softball Tournament, is the traditional closing social event of the SXSW week on March 18.
Email: contact form
www.sxsw.com; www.twitter.com/sxsw; plus.google.com/104705111373004856355; www.facebook.com/sxswfestival
Opportunities and challenges for Radio - Innovation, Convergence, Consolidation and Switchover
Wednesday, March 12
Westminster Forum Projects
61 Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET UK
Phone: 01344 864796
This seminar will bring together policymakers and representatives from across the sector to discuss the way ahead for the UK's radio industry. A Guest of Honor is Ford Ennals, Chief Executive, Digital Radio UK who will deliver a keynote address. The agenda will focus on the policy options for digital radio migration as well as the impact on competition of consolidation in the UK radio market - particularly in the context of the ongoing DCMS plurality consultation, Ofcom's recently published Digital Radio Report, as well as the Competition Commission's ruling in the Global and GMG takeover. Jimmy Buckland, Director of Strategy, UTV Media (GB); Roger Darlington, Chair, Consumer Expert Group; Cliff Fluet, Partner, Digital Media and Branded Entertainment, Lewis Silkin; Tony Moorey, Content Director, Absolute Radio; Simon Redican, Managing Director, Radio Advertising Bureau and Phil Riley, Chief Executive, Orion Media have also agreed to speak.
Music Business Association: Entertainment and Technology Law Conference Series
Wednesday, March 19, 13:00-17:30
Greenberg Traurig @ MetLife Building
200 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10166
Phone: 856-596-2221; Fax: 856-596-7299
The Entertainment and Technology Law Conference Series was created to merge entertainment law issues with insight on the new technology and media concerns that are at the forefront of the entertainment and technology industries. Discussion/panel topics for this event include: All-or-Nothing: Recent ASCAP and BMI Court Decisions and their Impact on Songwriters, Publishers, PROs and Licensees. Copyright Reform Legislation: The Register’s Proposals and Reactions from Stakeholders. International Licensing of Music: From BC to AD (From Before the Change to After Digital) – presented by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. Litigation Update: YouTube, Aereo and Webcasting Royalties Arbitration IV.
www.musicbiz.org/events/entertainment-technology-law-conference; www.twitter.com/musicbizassoc; www.facebook.com/MusicBusinessAssociation
2014 Film and Finance Summit
Wednesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 20
10740 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90024
Phone: 800-372-1033; 310-475-8711; 703-341-3500 Fax: 800-253-0332
The Summit will convey the latest information on obtaining finance and tax incentives to get independent and studio films made, distributed and marketed in today’s market place.
The Summit brings together a senior roster of film finance professionals, commercial and investment bankers, independent producers, studio executives, state film commissioners and legal and accounting advisors to share practical experience and technical knowledge on the complex issues involved in financing film and television production. There will be expanded sessions on U.S. state, federal and international tax credits and incentives for film and TV production, the role of banks and specialized finance companies in providing financing for film production, A blueprint for how to utilize new digital platforms for distributing media content into the home and onto hand held devices, explanations for how talent agencies can help package films for financing and distribution, ways to generate financial support for films utilizing brand integration and product placement and other topics.
www.bna.com; www.twitter.com/#!/bloombergbna; www.facebook.com/BloombergBNA/info
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, March 20, 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
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. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP to: BMI101@bmi.com.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council - FILMART
Monday, March 24 - Thursday, March 27
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
One Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong, S.A.R., Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone: +852-2584-4216; +852-2824-0249; Fax: +852-2824-0249
The Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) is an annual film market organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Now known as a cross-media, cross-industry entertainment trade platform in Asia, FILMART's objective is to promote Hong Kong as the regional hub for distribution and production of film, TV programs and entertainment-related products in Asia pacific and to facilitate cross-media, cross-businesses partnerships. This year’s Entertainment Expo will feature nine multimedia events: the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART); the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF); the Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony (HKFA); the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF); the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival (HKAMF); the IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award; ifva; the Asian VFX and Digital Cinema Summit; and the Digital Entertainment Forum.
Email: contact@ChinaExhibition.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
www.hktdc.com; www.twitter.com/#!/@CExhibition; www.facebook.com/pages/China-Exhibition/155006204549646
The JUNO Awards
Monday, March 24 - Sunday, March 30
345 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S6 Canada
Phone: 855-985-5000; 416-485-3135
The JUNO Awards celebrates the best in Canadian music. This year will mark the 43rd Anniversary of The JUNO Awards and the 13th Anniversary of its broadcast on CTV. Winners are currently chosen by either members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or a panel of experts depending on the award. In almost all of the main general categories, such as Album of the Year or Artist of the Year, nominees are determined by record sales during the qualifying period. New members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies. Juno Week 2014 is from March 24-30, and events in that week include: Juno Cup, Juno Fan Fare, Juno Fest 14 Winnipeg, SOCAN presents Juno Songwriters' Circle, PRIX Juno 2014 Awards Broadcast. Canadian songstress and eight-time JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan will take the stage as a special presenter for MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS.
www.junoawards.ca; www.twitter.com/thejunoawards; www.facebook.com/theJunoAwards/info
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, March 25, 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. Online registration opens at 15:00 the day after the previous month’s workshop. 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 by 12:20 or the spot will be given away to those on the waiting list. This month's topic is “Song Rodeo” (In-Depth Critiques) (Publishers Pitch). Free but registration is conducted online at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8246586763. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
22nd Annual NSAI Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival
Tuesday, March 25 - Saturday, March 29
Hard Rock Cafe - Nashville (other venues)
100 Broadway, Nashville, Tennesse 37201
Phone: 615-742-9900; 800-321-6008
Currently in its 19th year, the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival claims 250+ songwriters, involved in 85 or more shows, over five nights, in nine different venues throughout Nashville. NSAI Spring Training sessions will be conducted at the Festival and will include such sessions as: “Big Loud and Proud” panel, "The Publisher/Writer Relationship” panel, “How To Get Your Music Out There” panel and a keynote with Desmond Child. Tin Pan South is produced by and benefits the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Past Tin Pan South participants include: Art Garfunkel, Townes Van Zant, Lucinda Williams, Gordon Lightfoot, Loretta Lynn, America, Carole King, Justin Townes Earle, Shawn Colvin, Jeremy Lister, Garrison Starr, Marc Broussard, Jonathan Cain, Ron Sexsmith and others. Tin Pan South’s mission is to recognize the past and celebrate the future of the songwriter and their songs.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Intro to Studio Production
Wednesday, March 26 - Thursday, March 27
Open Media Foundation
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, Colorado 80204
Phone 720-222-0159; Fax 303-534-5098
The Intro to Studio Production Workshop will cover basic use of all television studio equipment, including camera operations, lighting theory, color, audio mixing as well as control-room equipment such as the studio switcher, audio mixer and camera controls. Participants will be required to volunteer on one real-world studio shoot before receiving certification, after which DOM members will be certified to use both DOM studios. This workshop takes place on two consecutive evening from 6 to 9 pm. This workshop takes place on either two consecutive evening from 18:00-21:00 or one Saturday from 11:00-18:00. The Open Media Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(C)(3) corporation.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact form
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, March 27, 08:00-10:30
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue (at Manning), Los Angeles, California 90064
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. Parking is available, free of charge.
Email: contact form
www.changingimagesinamerica.org; www.hgenonline.com; www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Networking-Breakfast/...
Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Locations Show
Thursday, March 27 - Saturday, March 29
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles California 90067
Phone: 877-418-2659; 323-461-2324; Fax: 413-375-2903
AFCI is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production throughout the world. It is a non-profit educational association whose members serve as city, county, state, regional, provincial or national film commissioners for their respective governmental jurisdictions. There are more than 300 AFCI-Member Film Commissions worldwide, covering almost every continent. The Locations Show brings together hundreds of global production VIPs from independent filmmaker to industry veteran to media to film commissioner, while showcasing the incentives, production locations, and business and support services. The "AFCI University - Film Tourism" event will be conducted a day before the official convention opening, on March 26. Session highlights at this year's show include: "Television State of the Union", "Trends and Outlooks for Film Incentives and Programs", "THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER PRESENTS: Secrets Of Hollywood Power Producers". The AFCI is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1975 to serve the growing needs of on-location film and television production.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Hollywood of Commerce Expo
Monday March 31, 17:30-20:30
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
The Hollywood Chamber presents its Annual Hollywood Expo that will showcase exhibits such as hotels, museums, entertainment venues, attractions, restaurants, and more. Guests will be able to enjoy music, drinks and live entertainment while learning about new venues and event space, new companies arriving in the Hollywood area and sample food and cocktails from Hollywood restaurants.
Musician & Band Alert: Opportunities, Auditions, and Jobs For Musical Artists, Singers, Bands, and Audio Techs
From Various Sources, Most Paying Unless Otherwise Noted
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
IDREAMMACHINE SEEKS BAND SUBMISSIONS FOR MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
PHOTOS/RESUMES REQUEST OF SINGERS, MUSICIANS THAT ACT FOR, GARAGE BAND, NEW YORK
CRUISE SHIP MUSICIANS, INTERNATIONAL SEEKS LOUNGE ACTS, WORLDWIDE
Cruise Ship Musicians, International, Landau Music is casting cruise ship entertainment. Andrew Landau, entertainment mgr. Contracts available onboard ships with various worldwide itineraries. Seeking—Lounge Acts: males & females, formed string quartet, piano-based Pop/Jazz duo, female vocalist, solo piano/vocalist, solo guitar/vocalist, formed party band quartet: Show Band: keys, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar. Email promotional materials to email@example.com.
OPEN CALL SEARCH FOR WEB REALITY SHOW, 'HIP HOP SENSATION', LOS ANGELES
'Hip Hop Sensation' Tite-Belt Productions, LLC. is casting Hip Hop Sensation, a new web based music reality show showcasing up and coming talent. Erica Green, host. Seeking—The Next Hip Hop Superstar: male and female, 13-49, any ethnicity, hip hop artists. Auditions will be held June 19, 9 a.m. at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot hotel, 5855 West Century Blvd., L.A. Each chosen performer will be given an estimated 15 minute window to show off their hip hop skills on camera.
SEEKING SINGER/SONGWRITERS TO PERFORM. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE A MIN. OF 3 GUESTS, NASHVILLE
Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Founded in 1997, Songsalive! is run by songwriters for songwriters. It acts as an epicentre, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets, bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time giving them and their music the support they deserve. Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! Songsalive! gives life to songs, provides opportunities for collaboration, creates awareness about original music, promotes and educates through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music: live events and showcases; songwriter critique workshops, songleads and industry pitches; cd samplers; education seminars and Expos; artist development; studio production; informational source and networking. This is a three song acoustic set in which Songsalive! members are given featured slots. Access a showcase application at http://www.songsalive.org/showcaseapp.htm or email Deb Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COBALT BLUE MUSIC NEEDS MUSICIANS/PIANO BAR ENTERTAINERS FOR CRUISE SHIP WORK
We need showband musicians who can read, swing, have jazz and big band experience, and be proficient on their instruments. Needed are Saxophonists with doubles, trumpet, trombone, and bass, drums, and guitar. Piano bar entertainers and cocktail pianists are also needed. We also are now looking for experienced singers who move well to front Las Vegas style revues. This is a high-energy position which requires excellent stage presence, and someone who can sing lots of styles well.Professionals only, please. All applicants must have promo. (Piano bar, singers, etc. must have video). We REALLY need Piano Bar entertainers with good video who can really entertain a crowd and get them partying. We can now offer 3 month contracts for this position!!! This is the most fun gig on the 7 seas! Also, I need horn players. Must have a great attitude, be willing to be at sea for months at a time, and be ready to make music and entertain passengers from young to old. No drug users as cruise lines do random drug testing. At this time we can only book United States citizens. Salary varies by position. Please reply to this e-mail and include a link to your reel or attach samples of your work. Email: email@example.com. Will accept your resume as text in body of email or your resume as an attachment.
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY UNDERGROUND BAND SEARCH
The late night show known for its music savvy is looking for the next great band. Is it yours?
Create a video of you or your band performing a totally original song created by you. The song should not be a "cover" or include "samples", no matter how cool you thing that might be. The video should last one (1) to three (3) minutes (the "Video") and must be in one of the following formats: AVI, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, or QuickTime . No other formats will be accepted. Video clips submitted in digital format must not exceed 100mb. Your Video should highlight your musical talents and show you/ your band playing the instruments and song. You may also submit an audio file of your band performing... as long as it is an original song! You might see or hear yourself on an upcoming Last Call with Carson Daly show!
Bands will be judged on creativity and originality, among other things. NO COVER SONGS. See the Offical Rules (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/#) for complete details. Check back as the Top 5 finalists as chosen by Last Call will be posted on this site for YOU to judge for yourselves! Use this link (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/) to fill out the online application.
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Global Media Development Group Offers Democheck.com
Global Media Development Group announces the launch of www.DemoCheck.com , a new online service where songwriters, musicians, composers and others can have their music professionally critiqued by professional industry reviewers. The new service allows people who write or perform music to select a reviewer and submit recordings of music for professional critique and review. The site features professional reviewers including film and television music agents, veteran industry songwriters, composers, orchestrators, instrumentalists, vocalists and more who provide professional reviews and constructive critiques of submitted music.
United Talent Agency Is Aiming to Find Web Video Stars and Will Welcome Unsolicited Submissions
One of Hollywood’s top five talent agencies has created an online unit devoted to scouting out up-and-coming creators of Internet content — particularly video — and finding work for them in Web-based advertising and entertainment, as well as in the older media. The initiative by the United Talent Agency (www.unitedtalent.com) — the home of notable actor/comedians like Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, filmmakers like M. Night Shyamalan, and television producers like Dick Wolf and David Chase — is a bet, that Web video is on a growth curve similar to that of cable television a generation ago, and a return by Hollywood’s core talent representatives to new-media business they tested, without great success, at the peak of the dot-com boom. The goal this time, executives say, is not only to recruit the next generation of television and film writers and directors from the relative obscurity of sites like YouTube and Revver but also to help the major Web portals that are hungry for original content to find the creative people they need — just as movie studios have long turned to talent agencies when looking for new directors, screenwriters and actors. The new division named UTA Online (www.utaonline.net) will be headed at its start by Brent Weinstein.
United Talent’s online division, whose initial staff is three 26-year-old agents promoted from assistant, will operate independently from the main agency. In great contrast to industry conventions, agents will welcome unsolicited submissions (preferably as Web links), show existing clients’ output on a new agency Web site and be free to sign clients without the approval of the more-established departments. Reportedly, the three agents have to date cut six-figure deals with major media portals and signed a handful of clients whose Web-based serials, recurring comedy features and short digital films have drawn one-time downloads in the millions and regular watchers, in some cases, in the tens of thousands.
United Talent is hardly the only agency to follow the shift of media and advertising money, and consumers, to the Internet. Agencies like International Creative Management (www.icmtalent.com) one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies, and Endeavor (www.endeavorla.com), representing actors, writers and directors for film, television, and video games frequently bid against United Talent. And the venerable William Morris Agency (www.wma.com) created a digital media division in May, though that is aimed at helping existing clients find new work in the digital world — like a Web-based talk show that stars the comic Tom Green, a familiar television personality of a few years ago. Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood’s dominant talent shop, had a big Internet division at the height of the dot-com boom. But that was long before user-generated content achieved its current volume and impact; the unit has since shut down, and no one at Creative Artists is assigned solely to recruiting Web talent, an agency employee said. United Talent, by contrast, is taking the risk that relatively small deals today will quickly grow in size and scope, and it is banking on the notion that artists surfacing on the Internet may often be quite content to have successful careers that do not make the leap to TV or film.
A MySpace profile for United Talent Agency resides at: http://www.myspace.com/unitedtalentagency though most of its content is restricted to private viewers only. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songwriting Contests Galore!
Interested in applying your ambition toward a songwriing contest? Then check list of open contests below by clicking on the titled weblink you are interested in:
Artist Profile: Oprah Winfrey
DATE OF BIRTH: January 29, 1954
2005 -- Their Eyes Were Watching God; in the role of executive producer
TRIVIA: Is the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. In addition to being a news anchor on WJZ-TV13 in Baltimore Maryland , she was a co-host with Richard Sher (A reporter) on a local talk show on that station. It was called: People are Talking. Her name was intended to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate. Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. . Given an honorary National Book Award for her "influential contribution to reading and books". [October 1999]. Awarded (lst) 50th anniversary medal by National Book Foundation, NYC, Nov 1999. Her immensely popular TV talk show is a Harpo Production. Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards. Harpo is also the name of a character in The Color Purple (1985) (Oprah's film debut) played by 'Willard E. Pug'. Raised in abject poverty, she received her first pair of shoes in 1959 at age 6. She learned to read at age 2½. In fact, when it was time for her to start kindergarten, she wrote a note to her teacher insisting she should be in first grade. The teacher agreed and after finishing that grade she was then skipped to third grade.
HOW TO BE ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW:
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/oprahwinfrey_show
TALENT SEARCH: Needing Artists for the Songsalive! Showcases - Sacramento, California
the non-profit organization supporting and promoting songwriters,
announces showcases at a new venue and "WE ARE BOOKING
SINGER-SONGWRITERS!" You don't need to be a Songsalive! member to
perform at the Sacramento Showcases
Artist Profile: 50 CENT - aka Curtis Jackson
DATE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1975
PLACE OF BIRTH: Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York
2005 -- 50 Cent: Bulletproof; in the role of 50 Cent
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Streets of Southside, Jamaica, Queens
TRIVIA: Also known as Fiddy or Fifty, 50 Cent rose to fame following the success of his 2003 debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." Before signing to Interscope, 50 Cent was living with his grandparents. He soon became immersed in the drug trade, hustling around his native neighborhood by the name of "Boo Boo" with fellow Queens native Tony Yayo. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually fell back on rapping. DJs had taken it upon themselves to release two Best of 50 Cent mix CDs, before he had even signed to a major label. 50 Cent hit the scene with "How To Rob An Industry Nigga".
Back Stage, Industry Newspaper Updates Resources at Backstage.com
Back Stage, a leading industry news and information source for acting and assorted show business professionals, has restructured its backstage.com website dedicated to the acting community that brings together actors, casting directors, producers, and managers to showcase their works and talents. Backstage.com is a recognized tool for the performing artist aiding the search for casting notices and industry news. The redesigned backstage.com adds new features throughout the website including: moveable modules that provide users the capability to personalize and customize the site; color options that provide personalization for the pages; new technology features that provide casting search optimization and high-end resume tools; NY and LA sections displaying dedicated regional content; improved search tools in the Actors Yellow Pages; multi-channel video capabilities throughout the site. Back Stage understands the different needs of its users, and this has resulted in the new design where each user has their own preference of what information they want to see first when they visit the website.
With the new backstage.com, users can run advanced casting searches to customize search results to fit an individual’s needs. Performers can find casting opportunities from across the U.S. and create personalized saved searches to search for new notices that match interests with a single click. They can create multiple Casting/Job Alerts to have automated alert-agents search the Back Stage casting and jobs database and send the user the newest results via email on a schedule that fits their busy career. Then they can quickly apply to casting/job notices with just a few clicks. With the new backstage.com Multimedia Resume system, users can create one or multiple resumes, and upload a variety of photos, videos, audio reels, links, documents, credits, and skills to each resume. Unlike other casting websites, Back Stage doesn’t charge actors extra hidden fees for uploading a large variety of media files. In addition to using a Multimedia Resume to apply to an unlimited number of casting notices, users can also email their resume to anyone they’d like, and include media-enhanced resumes in Back Stage’s online Talent Database that is searched by over 20,000 casting directors, directors, and producers every year for no extra charge.Back Stage publishes over 1,000 casting notices each week for every type of performance: film, stage, TV, commercials, multimedia, dance, voiceovers, singing, and more. Back Stage also offers ads seeking people in related fields, such as stage/film crews, models, musicians, and writers. Back Stage is published by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company whose other entertainment and media brands include The Hollywood Reporter, Ross Reports, Billboard, Film Journal International, Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, and Call Sheet. For more information on Back Stage, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.backstage.com"
Artist Profile: Jake Gyllenhaal
DATE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California, USA
2006 -- Zodiac; in the role of: Graysmith
Education/Apprenticeship: Dropped out of Columbia University after two years (2002).
Trivia: Before success as an actor, Jake Gyllenhaal worked as a lifeguard. Son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theate Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in London, England. Was set to play Spiderman in Spider-Man 2 (2004) due to complications with Tobey Maguire. While he was preparing for the role, Maguire was back as Spiderman.
Call for Public Domain Stories
Source: Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Public Knowledge, Creative Commons and The Center for the Study of the Public Domain are collaborating on a public education campaign that will highlight the struggles of creators with intellectual property law. They are looking for stories from artists, filmmakers, musicians, computer programmers and anyone who has either been hampered by restrictive intellectual property laws or who has benefitted from the availability of art and information in the public domain. Stories will be presented to legislators, press and the general public, through a website, video and other media to demonstrate the problems and successes of copyright, trademarks and patents for the general public. Use this link for more information, or email your story to email@example.com with "Public Domain Stories" in the header. If selected, your story will be presented to legislators, press and the general public through a website, video and other media.
Artist Profile: Paris Hilton
DATE OF BIRTH: February 17, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
2006 -- Bottom's Up (currently in post-production); in the role of Lisa Mancini
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Attended high school at the Dwight School in New York, but droped out and eventually earned a GED.
TRIVIA: An American heiress of the Hilton Hotel fortune, a socialite, model, singer, and actress. She has been described as a "celebutante," a portmanteau of "celebrity" and "debutante". On the maternal side of her family, Hilton is a niece of two popular child stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, who appeared in the motion picture Escape to Witch Mountain and TV shows like Nanny and the Professor, Little House on the Prairie, and later, ER. By marriage, she also is related to Zsa Zsa Gabor (the Hungarian-born actress who married Paris Hilton's great-grandfather Conrad Hilton) as well as Elizabeth Taylor (the actress's first husband was Paris Hilton's great-uncle, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.).
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/parishilton
The Sundance Labs
Each year the Sundance Institute (www.sundance.org) hosts a range of Labs for filmmakers, writers, playwrights, film composers, and other artists. Located at the Sundance Village in the Utah mountains, the Labs provide these artists with the resources to experiment and explore their ideas.
For the Filmmakers Lab, selected filmmakers come for a month to rehearse, shoot, and edit challenging scenes from their scripts with a professional crew and acting ensemble. Creative advisors, a group of professionals who have donated their time and expertise, are a resource to the filmmakers to guide, challenge and support their work.
The Theatre Lab provides playwrights, directors, choreographers, composers, solo performers and ensembles with the resources and support to develop new plays and musicals, or to explore new approaches to existing scripts. An ensemble of professional actors and artists and a staff of writers, directors, dramaturgs, and other artists provide feedback and direction to help shape work.
The Composers Lab pairs fellows from the Filmmakers Lab with accomplished composers who have not written a score for a major motion picture. By integrating music into its Film Program, the Institute helps facilitate a greater understanding of music into the independent filmmakers' process, and provides talented emerging composers with experience composing for film and access to accomplished film composers as advisors."
Xbox 360 Integrates With Living Room Entertainment and Windows Live
Microsoft released its new Xbox 360 this past week, and the company's founder, Bill Gates, said that the product would be more than just an extremely expensive toy that will make him more money in one day than anyone buying it will make in a lifetime. "It will give 35-year-old males still living at home with their parents another rationale for just not having the time to meet the right girl," said Gates. "Hey, I just made $200 million in the time it took me to say that," added the beaming zillionaire. The battle between Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 (set to arrive next year) goes beyond gaming and into the heart of the living room. The technology under the hood of Microsoft and Sony's new consoles consists of always-on, broadband-enabled, complete entertainment centers, while the PC remains in the den. "Xbox 360 takes our customers' gaming experience to new levels," Best Buy vp games Jill Hamburger said. Play Xbox 360™ Games; Watch DVD movies and play music CDs; Connect an MP3 player and listen to music, Connect a Digital Camera and view pictures; Listen to music and view digital pictures from your Windows XP-based PC; Manage your family's entertainment choices with Family Settings. Xbox will tie into Windows Live - a new set of Internet software and services designed to put you in control of the information, relationships and interests you care about. It all goes toward creating a medium for spending hours playing the likes of "Halo 2" and "Project Gotham Racing 3." Executives at Microsoft see video games as just the beginning. Xbox 360 is at the center of a strategy that will also eventually tie in elements of Microsoft's new Windows Live (http://www.live.com/) online initiative. A melee erupted among a crowd of shoppers in the rush for the new Xbox 360 video game console at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in northeast Maryland. It took 10 police officers to restore order. A crowd of about 300 people waited as much as 12 hours for the game, considered a must-have item this holiday season, to go on sale at 12:01 a.m. the day of its unveiling.
Fuse Seeks Live Audience Participation for IMX Show
Source: FUSE Cable Network
IMX is a new daily live music show on television. To be a part of the on-camera audience, show up at the studio by 4:30 pm on weekdays, and be between 14-26 years old. IMX is a fast-paced show featuring the hottest videos and live performances by artists including Linkin Park, 50 Cent, Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Outkast and many more! The studio is street level, located at 11 Penn Plaza on 7th Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets, so even if there isn't room inside, fans outside are, reportedly, still part of the action, and even get to meet the bands when they come outside. For more info and advance booking, call 212-324-3461 or e-mail: IMXAudience@imx.tv. Check out Fuse's website at www.fuse.tv.
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/fuseisthebest
'CMT INSIDER' Connects Viewers With Country Music News Plus Hot Topics From the Entertainment World
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CMT viewers can now get a weekly fix of country music news plus a broader look at the world of popular entertainment including the latest in movies, music, fashion and sports. CMT's new weekly series CMT INSIDER premieres Friday, April 9 at 7:30-8:00 PM, ET/PT* with CMT personality Katie Cook at the helm. Each Friday CMT INSIDER takes a look at the week's hot topics in entertainment including the lifestyles of megastars, legends and breaking country music events. Whatever is making headlines is what CMT INSIDER will tap into -- the noisemakers of the week.
CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 74.3 million households in the United States. For more information on CMT INSIDER, visit CMT.com at: http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_insider/series.jhtml
Artist Profile: Lindsay Lohan
DATE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1986
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Laurel Springs School. Attended Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School on Long Island for several years following her role in The Parent Trap (1998). Attended Sanford H. Calhoun High School for only a few months before resuming her acting career.
TRIVIA: Lohan began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jello (opposite Bill Cosby). An acting career was launched in 1996 as the third actress for Ali Fowler in the television drama "Another World" (1964). Lohan's first feature film, The Parent Trap (1998). After signing a three-movie contract with Disney, she returned to the small screen to star in the made-for-TV movies Life-Size (2000) (TV) (opposite Tyra Banks) and Get a Clue (2002) (TV). She also appeared as Rose in the pilot episode of the short-lived comedy series "Bette" (2000), which starred Bette Midler. Her music career was launched when Estefan Enterprises made a five-album production deal with her in September 2002. In her spare time, Lohan enjoys swimming, basketball, shopping, singing, reading, writing, gymnastics, collecting Beanie Babies, roller-blading, and playing with her siblings Aliana, Dakota and Michael Lohan. Her mother is Dina Lohan, a former Radio City "Rockette" and Wall Street Analyst. She currently helps manage her daughter's career.
FilmCommissionHQ Talent Directory
When filmmakers come to your area, they are often looking for local talent. FilmCommissionHQ offers a service to put your face in front of casting directors coming to your area. Producers, photographers, talent scouts, and casting directors will be looking to your local Film Commission to find local talent. Your online profile could be made available for everyone to see in the Talent Directory of your local Film Commission at FilmCommissionHQ.com. It requires registering as a Professional Member. There is no cost to register. Among many other benefits, Professional Members may receive a free online profile in our Talent Directory. To register, visit http://www.filmcommissionhq.com/register.jsp to complete the online form. General email for FilmCommissionHQ.com is firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUOTEABLE PEOPLE...Queen Latifah...Advice To Someone Breaking Into The Industry...
Source: Film In The City
WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE TO SOMEONE BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY?
QUEEN LATIFAH: Hustle, hustle, hustle. Be seen where ever you can. Do as many plays, talent shows, casting calls, auditions, whatever you need to be seen and get a break. You never know when you might click in someone's mind and they'll say "I know so and so doesn't have a reputation but I'll give them a break because I liked their performance and they can pull it off. You also have to be as savvy as you can, it's a tough business and you can't think that everybody is out there to help you. You have to make them work for you and you have to do your own homework at the same time. You have to meet with as many directors, writers, and producers on your own. You have to do your own work, network and package yourself. Package is a word that people don't really understand but when you take Queen Latifah and put her in a part with Angela Basset or in one with Wesley Snipes and now you have us all together, let's go sell this concept. When you start to link up people, it makes it a lot easier to do some stuff. And of course, have good lawyers and accountants--just don't let anyone else sign your checks.
DO YOU EMBRACE BEING A ROLE MODEL?
QL: It depends on what I'm being a role model for. If I'm a role model for staying positive, and being imperfect, and keeping God in your life, and being comfortable with who you are, [then okay]. It's about being comfortable with who you are. For me, I think that shows through and says something to other people. It doesn't matter what size you are, it's the confidence you exude.
Reprinted from a Film In The City E-Wire Front Page News - April 13, 2005 Edition interview. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an e-mail through the Film in the City website at Staff@Eventsinthecity.org.
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