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November 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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PAPER STREET PICTURES CASTING SHORT FILM, HONOR STUDENT, AUSTIN
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
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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|2014 The World's Stage
Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 9
An unprecendented interactive and multi-sector integrated Worlds Fair of Ideas-into-Action series of Festivals, Concerts and Open Knowledge Cafe's dedicated a brighter future for us all. In order to bring the ideas and actions into fruition, we have invited a diverse group of international stakeholders from a multitude of sectors to create new possibilities for an empowered global citizenry. All events will discuss the origin of problems and then seek solutions based on critical thinking, evidence-based knowledge sharing and then a discussion of the impact and consequences and how to enable global scale up.
Celebrating Rodney Dangerfield
Sunday, November 2, 18:30
The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live
800 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90015
The GRAMMY Museum will unveil a special exhibit, The Comedic Genius of Rodney Dangerfield. The exhibit will provide its viewers with an in-depth look at the iconic career of GRAMMY Award-winner Rodney Dangerfield. Curated in conjunction with Joan Dangerfield, the late comic's widow, the exhibit launch will feature a special public program celebrating Dangerfield's life. Hosted by GRAMMY Award-winning singer Michael Bolton, comedian Brad Garrett and other special guests who were influenced by Dangerfield will reflect on his life, career and his impact on the comedy world. This event will also be the first installment in The GRAMMY Museum’s month-long celebration of comedy.
The World Animation and VFX Summit
Sunday, November 2 - Wednesday, November 5
California Yacht Club
4469 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, California 90292
Phone: 818-883-2884; Fax: 818-883-3773
Producer and director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little, Mr. Peabody and Sherman) is the keynote speaker for opening day, sharing his wisdom on the creative process, reviving classic animated characters and telling timeless tales for the global family audience. Another opening day panel, How to Be a Savvy Oscar Contender, examines what it takes to produce an animated feature that is attractive to the critics and mass audiences. Discussions focus on the art, technology and business of animated features among panelists which include: Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, Directors (LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls), Dean DeBlois, Director (DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2), Jorge Gutierrez, Writer (ReelFX’s The Book of Life), Paul Young, Co-founder of Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon (Song of the Sea). At the The World Animation & VFX Summit, Animation Magazine will present awards at the Opening Night Gala, on November 2. This year’s six honorees selected for their contributions to the art, technology and business of animation and visual effects. Both summit nights close with cocktail receptions. November 5 is optional for attendees interested in visiting a major film, VFX and indie animation studio -- Cartoon Network Studios, Burbank (includes a light breakfast).
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, November 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...; www.myspace.com/landon2ndstreetlivejazz
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, November 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: Erica Sunshine (www.ericasunshinelee.com), Anna Sophia (www.youtube.com/anapflow), Jacqueline K (www.facebook.com/pages/Tomboy-JaxX), Laura Rizzotto (www.laurarizzotto.com). Admission is free.
Tv Connect Middle East & North Africa 2014
Monday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 4
Majlis Al Salam
Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: 0207 017 4555 Fax: 0207 017 7824
Tv Connect Middle East and North Africa is an event that focuses on media and advertising. It links key TV providers in the connected TV delivery ecosystem. Exclusive topics this year include OTT and IPTV convergence, developing the very best content monetisation strategies and the role of advertising agencies in the connected media space. Among the many speaking engagement planned for the conference, IP&TV News talks to Ahmad Abu Zannad, Head of Strategy, Leo Burnett, about next generation advertising. Tv Connect Middle East and North Africa will be organized by Informa Telecoms and Media.
Email: contact form
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, November 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
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase
Tuesday, November 4, 19:00
The Heavenly Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7751 2900
FRUKT, along with partners BMI and DIY Magazine, present THE FIX, a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include: Asylums, Gavin James and Hidden Charms. During the daytime, FRUKT works with brands like Coca Cola, Nokia, Diesel, O2, Kronenbourg, Southern Comfort and Starwood Hotels, helping them solve problems and build meaningful relationships through music and entertainment. Doors open at 19:00. This event is free. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands.
www.wearefrukt.com; www.facebook.com/weareFRUKT; www.twitter.com/FRUKTFixers
BMI Country Awards
Tuesday, November 4
BMI Music Row
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
BMI’s 62nd Annual Country Awards will honor and salute the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed songs from BMI’s country catalog. BMI will also pay tribute and celebrate the songwriting career of Vince Gill as a BMI Icon. An all-star musical tribute will pay homage to Gill, who joins a list of past honorees that includes Dean Dillon, Dolly Parton, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Haggard and others. BMI will also crown the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year at the awards ceremony, as well as salute the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed songs from BMI’s country catalog. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill will host the event. The invitation-only ceremony will happen at BMI’s Music Row location.
Live Streaming for Nonprofits
Wednesday, November 5, 15:30-17:30
Open Media Foundation
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, Colorado 80204
Google Grants and YouTube offer an amazing resource for nonprofits, especially the ability to have free live video streaming via YouTube. Open Media Foundation conducts a two-hour class allowing participants to sign up for this program, and also to learn how to use YouTube Live for the live streaming of events. This class is free as part of the HandsOn Tech Denver program. RSVP either through the online registration page or by emailing email@example.com. A livestreaming of the class can also be view at the link: http://youtu.be/TF46v2Bh6nw. Denver Open Media is not an independent entity, but a project supported by the Open Media Foundation, designed to be managed by the community. The Open Media Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to putting the power of media and technology in the hands of the people.
NOLA: I'M NOT GUNNA MOVE TO L.A.
Wednesday, November 5, 18:30-21:30
O Cinema - Wynwood
90 Northwest 29 Street, Miami, Florida 33127
Indie Film Club Miami presents "I’M NOT GUNNA MOVE TO L.A." (or N.O.L.A.), an event showcasing budding South Florida talent. On the first Wednesday of every month the eclectic showcase includes the sounds of Miami-based musicians, local comedy acts and screenings of film/video shorts produced by local filmmakers. After a director Q&A and trivia, the audience votes for their favorite film. Behind the scenes organizer, Filmgate Miami, brings together cross-media’s (a new type of storytelling) leading international creators, thinkers and practitioners from across the fields of film, TV, interactive, online, mobile, gaming, publishing and live events, Filmgate 2014 will showcase ideas and innovations of modern storytelling, audience engagement and business practices.
48th Annual CMA Awards
Wednesday, November 5
501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,300 industry professional members of CMA established in 1958. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host this 48th annual ceremony and celebration. Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait makes his 24th career performance on the “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” – more than any other artist in CMA Awards history. The 48th Annual CMA Awards will take air live over the ABC television network from Bridgestone Arena. Presenting trophies during the three-hour gala are “Nashville” star Connie Britton; four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks; “Good Morning America” correspondent Tim Tebow; rock ‘n’ roll royalty Steven Tyler; two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Trisha Yearwood; “Pretty Little Liars” actress and DMG Nashville recording artist, Lucy Hale. The 48th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. More than 7,100 music industry professionals and companies around the globe are members of the Country Music Association. Formed in 1958, the organization's objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry while advancing the growth of Country Music around the world.
Email: contact form
Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference
Wednesday, November 5 - Thursday, November 6
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California 91608
Phone: 800-684-1873, 845-267-3007
Attendees can learn, network, and expose their music directly to music supervisors, composers, directors, music editors, songwriters and producers active in the industry. At "Meet The Reps" sessions, attendees have the opportunity to schedule 10-minute sit-downs with some of the most active song reps in the business. Participants should bring pitches and music. A planned Keynote Roundtable, "Film Music From The Studio Perspective," gathers executives running music departments at film studios to discuss current trends, opportunities and the future of the business for songwriters, composers and performers. The event also features a forum for the exchange of ideas - with roundtable discussions, networking cocktail parties and sessions.
www.billboardevents.com/filmtv; www.twitter.com/BillboardEvents; www.facebook.com/events/738115542923688/
American Film Market
Wednesday, November 5 - Wednesday, November 12
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (main headquarters)
1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California 90401
Phone: 310-446-1000; Fax: 310-446-1600
The anticipated, annual film event that's not quite festival, not quite conference, but mostly business opportunity -- the business of independent motion picture production and distribution -- set oceanside against Santa Monica beach. Generally, 8,000 plus industry professionals arrive in Santa Monica for deal-making, screenings, seminars, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the international press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry. Separate from the conference schedule, the AFM Industry Conversations are interactive and informative discussions led by Hollywood thought leaders, decision makers, trendsetters and experts, and are free to anyone with an AFM Badge. AFM is produced by the Independent Film and Television Alliance®, the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry and the voice and advocate for the Independents worldwide. The American Film Market (AFM) is the market partner of AFI FEST. The association between the two events connects art and commerce (more on AFI in the next story below). AFM badges will allow access to many AFI events, including all public screenings. AFI FEST badges will allow access to the AFM screenings. AFI FEST filmmakers, whose films are part of the festival, will have full access to AFM (and to be able to promote their film to the AFM participant distributors. Shuttle buses will move participants between Santa Monica and Hollywood.
www.americanfilmmarket.com; www.afma.com; www.twitter.com/AFMOFFICIAL; www.facebook.com/AmericanFilmMarket; events.linkedin.com/American-Film-Market/pub/620020
2014 HPA Awards
Skirball Cultural Center
Thursday, November 6
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90049
Phone: 310-440-4500; 213-614-0860; Fax: 213-614-0890
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance. Awards are given for Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects in Film, Television and Commercials. There are also special awards for Engineering Excellence, HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, the Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Thursday, November 6 - Thursday, November 13
TCL Chinese Theater (other venues)
6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Participant Media’s "A Most Violent Year," distributed by A24, will have its World Premiere as the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2014. The film is written and directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor and stars Oscar Isaac, Academy Award nominees Jessica Chastain and Albert Brooks as well as David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel and Catalina Sandino Moreno. To attend the World Premiere and Opening Night Gala of "A Most Violent Year" with reserved seats, guests must purchase a festival package at the Star Patron or Marquee Patron level. The American Film Market (AFM) that happens across town in Santa Monica, from November 5-12, is the market partner of AFI FEST. The association between the two events connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for all participants, and collectively represents the largest gathering in North America. The American Film Market (AFM) is the market partner of AFI FEST. Shuttle buses will move participants between Santa Monica and Hollywood. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards.
Email: boxoffice@AFI.com; AFIFEST@AFI.COM
Friday Night Social
Friday, November 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.
Third Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-14
Saturday, November 8
K-502, Plumeria Garden Estate
Omiron-3, 201308, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR Uttar Pradesh, India
Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-13 Celebrates 100 years of Indian Cinema. Now Delhi has its own short film festival. The Third Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-14 will screen short films, animation, documentary, music videos. It will give out Production Awards to Best Short, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Jury Award, Best Director (short films). It will make Creative Awards for Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best screenplay (Short Films). Performance Awards will be given for Best Actor, Best Actress (Short Films).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
www.miniboxoffice.com; www.facebook.com/pages/Dada-Saheb-Phalke-Film-Festival...; www.twitter.com/FilmFreeway
|Five-day Digital Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday, November 8 - Wednesday, November 12
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304 New York, New York 10012
This five-day intensive, especially suited to Narrative/Documentary Filmmakers, is a hands-on workshop taking students through every stage of filmmaking (Script Writing, Producing, Directing, Camera, Lighting, Sound Mixing and Editing) with creative 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.
Casual Connect Eastern Europe 2014
Monday, November 10 - Wednesday, November 12
Crowne Plaza Belgrade
Vladimira Popovica 10 Beograd, Belgrade, 11070, Serbia
Casual Connect is the place to learn more about an industry which entertains 300 million people each month. Learn all about iPhone, Social, Android, Flash, Browser MMO and Download Games. Lectures at Casual Connect are programmed to focus on cutting edge topics in the casual games space. Over 40 games will be demoed as a part of Indie Prize showcase in Belgrade, Serbia in November and compete for the prestigious Indie Prize Award. Developers and schools may submit their indie game to take part in future upcoming showcases which is generally handled through the website. Parties at Casual Connect are an integral part of the networking experience. There is the Big Fish Rock Star Party on November 10, the Indie Prize Awards Ceremony on November 11, the Nordeus Party also on November 11, the Mad Head Games party which happens for all three convention dates. Casual Games Association produces the premiere events for the casual games industry with over 6,500 professionals attending Casual Connect each year. Casual Connect brings together talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry with the networking and learning.
The ASCAP Foundation Presents a Choral Workshop for Composers
Tuesday, November 11, 15:30 - 17:00
1900 Broadway, seventh floor, New York, New York 10023
Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, ASCAP member and conductor of The New York Virtuoso Singers, stages a performance of World Premieres by ten Young Composers under the mentorship of Dr. Rosenbaum, each commissioned to create a new original work for choir. The project will culminate in another performance at Merkin Concert Hall on November 15 at 20:00. Agenda topics include the basics in writing for chorus (ranges, notation, format and font), tips on how to create a user-friendly score for performers, other practical advice especially useful to composers submitting choral work to conductors. A brief Q&A is included. Each workshop attendee will be offered a complimentary ticket to the November 15 performance at Merkin Concert Hall. RSVP required, as seating is limited. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYC Television Week
Wednesday, November 12 - Thursday, November 13
371 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 100001
The second annual NYC Television Week covers the breadth of today’s TV industry — from broadcast to cable, satellite to internet video, and beyond. Conferences, award presentations, networking events and seminars are planned that engage the diversity of talent and roles that make today’s TV business. Four conference tracks will cover: Advanced Advertising, Business of Multiplatform TV, Next TV Summit, The Content Show. A new addition to this year's conference, The Content Show will cover programming for scripted, live, news, sports, documentary, and non-fiction shows, as well as branded content. The Content Show will also feature a networking lounge and a series of “In Conversation With” sessions hosted by senior programming and development executives from top networks where they reveal the types of programs they want and where production companies can pitch their content to buyers and programmers.
NAB Content and Communication World (CCW) / SATCON 2014
Wednesday, November 12 - Thursday, November 13
Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street, New York, New York 10001
CCW+SATCON, now produced by NAB, is about the business of content -- media, entertainment, video and communications technology. It's conference and exposition format covers evolving digital, production and satellite technologies that are driving the industry and impacting the way content is delivered to the world. The CCW Conference includes includes two full days of breakout sessions designed specifically by industry for industry, featuring the latest topics of most concern to media and entertainment professionals. The SATCON Conference includes two full days of breakout Sessions designed specifically by the SATCON Advisory Board, a blend of commercial, military and government professionals who are at the forefront of the ever-evolving global communications market. Visitors to the Post-Production Theater can explore the latest technologies, techniques and workflows transforming production and post-production for film, video and television. A content creators party happens Wednesday, November 12th from 9 - 11 p.m. at Marquee NY for fun and networking. Enjoy complimentary entry with your show badge and an open bar compliments of RED and Atomos.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto International SHORT Film Festival
Wednesday, November 12 - Friday, November 14
20 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H5, Ontario Canada
Toronto Shorts Fest provides a showcase for short-form cinema and its creators that are scattered across the globe. The 2014 Festival will expand from a two-day to a three-day Festival. Toronto Shorts Fest will screen animations, documentaries, comedies, narrative, genre, and graduation short films from top rated film schools. The Carlton Cinema complex is in the heart of downtown Toronto, within proximity of such cultural institutions as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Soulpepper Theatre Company, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
www.tisff.net; www.twitter.com/torontoshorts; www.facebook.com/TorontoShorts
Florida Media Market
Thursday, November 13 - Sunday, November 16
360 Studios @ Wynwood/ Arts District
220 NW 27 Street, Miami Beach, Florida 33127
FMM was created to be an outlet for South Florida independent Filmmakers to meet with executives, producers, production companies, distributors, TV Networks and Stations that are actively seeking content, either by producing, co-producing or purchasing. FMM is also structured to serve as a meeting place where new filmmakers can gain valuable insight from industry veterans and established companies through its conference sessions. It has created both an annual market, and an online platform, for buyers and sellers of film, documentary, television, and new media content. The Shift Awards is the November 15 gala at the Colony Theatre during the conference that recognizes programming that has started a positive, global shift in humanity. In a related event, Goddess Mujer Woman (GMW) will be hosting it’s annual Brunch on November 15 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The Florida Media Market accepts Films, TV Series, Documentaries and Web Series in every stage of production, including finished and unfinished projects. Entries to FFM are typically submitted through FilmFreeway.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
www.floridamediamarket.com; www.twitter.com/FloridaMediaMar; www.facebook.com/FloridaMediaMarket
Salon de la Photo 2014
Thursday, November 13 - Monday, November 17
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
One Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015, Paris, France
Phone: +33(0)1 76 77 11 11
The Salon de la Photo is a gathering for photography brands, equipment manufacturers, importers, schools, and professional groups. It showcases the art of photography and the photography profession with the "Grandes Rencontres", the ZOOMS Awards for emerging photographers, special photography exhibitions, portfolio sessions, and technical presentations organized and presented by top professionals from the trade press. Comexposium is the organizer of Salon de la Photo. The convention will offer opportunities to learn about photography techniques: shooting, composition, lighting, post-editing, printing… landscape photography, wedding photography, wildlife photography, portraits… Meet representatives from schools, training organizations, and professional associations. Attendees can take part in technical workshops and learn to use photo editing software. A special retrospective exhibition of photographer Sabine Weiss who began taking pictures in 1942 at the age of 18 is a convention centerpiece. This year, again, The Salon de la Photo presents ''Les Grandes Rencontres", an opportunity for everyone to meet major photography professionals and take a behind-the-scenes look at their work. For the fifth year running in a special ceremony, Salon de la Photo will award the "Public ZOOM" and the "Photo Press ZOOM" to two outstanding photographers.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Design International 2014
Monday, November 17 - Sunday, November 23
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: 708-486-0768; 800-927-5007; 702-892-0711
Entering its 27th year, Live Design International (LDI) is a tradeshow and conference serving live design professionals in North and South America. It attracts attendees working in theatre, concerts, houses of worship, corporate presentations, clubs, theme parks, and any other live venue. More than 300 exhibiting companies provide attendees with live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about equipment, including lighting, sound, projection, and special effects. Backstage Las Vegas is the opening special event for LDI2014. The exclusive event is essentially an insider's look at what goes into the making of the Las Vegas show scene, going behind the scenes to meet creative and technical teams that put it together. Electronic Dance Music will be a prominent feature at LDI2014 stemming from an arranged partnership between LDI and BPM—the UK’s leading producer of EDM trade shows. There are planned live demos and performances in the EDM@LDI pavilion on the show floor, plus special sessions led by Ean Golden of DJ TechTools and technical training by Dubspot.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Streaming Media West 2014
Tuesday, November 18 - Wednesday, November 19
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California 92648
Streaming Media West is the annual bi-coastal event to learn about leading-edge online video technologies and new business strategies. There will be presentations on the business applications of online video and the latest technologies behind it, with case studies, how-to sessions, panel discussions, and in-depth tutorials. Streaming Media West gathers content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, broadcast executives and professionals, video producers, ad agencies, and other industry practitioners to share their experience. Pre-conference seminars on November 17 will cover areas like: Freelance Web Video Bootcamp: How to Make Money Making Online Video, Encoding for Multiscreen Delivery: H.264, Protocols and Devices, Building a Better Web Video Player. Each of Streaming Media’s more than 30 panel discussions, "HOW TO" sessions, case studies and presentations is labeled with the business and technology categories or “Focus Areas” it represents, providing a map to sessions that match an area of expertise or interest. Focus areas will include: Content Management and Workflows, Media, Entertainment and Broadcast, Monetizing Content, Formats, Protocols and Standards, Enterprise and Education, Live Webcasting, Encoding and Transcoding, OTT and TV Everywhere. An evening reception typically closes out the first day of the convention.
www.streamingmedia.com; www.facebook.com/StreamingMedia; plus.google.com/114109730523296864001/posts
footageMarketplace NY '14
Wednesday, November 19, 11:00 - 19:00
Art Directors Club
106 West 29th Street, New York, New York 10001
Phone: +1-646-419-4032; +44(0)207-243-8453
This is an assemblage of international footage libraries that will showcase their latest showreels that will be supplying to: television, documentary, film, advertising, corporate, etc. The marketplace will feature a free buffet lunch and closes with an evening happy hour. New this year will be "Experts Tables" for companies offering concepts and business solutions.
11th Annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards
Wednesday, November 19 - Thursday, November 20
Roosevelt Hotel Grand Ballroom
45 East 45 Street, New York, New York 10017
The Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is dedicated to the live music industry. It features and provides a forum for promoters, producers, agents, managers, venues, sponsors, marketers, production professionals, merchandisers, digital music executives, ticketing companies, and all touring-related businesses about the industry’s latest opportunities and current challenges. After welcome remarks with Ray Waddell, Executive Director of Content and Programming for Live Entertainment, Billboard, Tony Gervino, Editor-In-Chief, Billboard, conducts an in depth conversation with the Managing Partner of Creative Artists Agency, Rob Light. Conference day one ends with a cocktail reception. Day two ends with the The Billboard Touring Awards.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, November 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
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. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP to: BMI101@bmi.com.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, November 20, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007-0030
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.
www.bmi.com; www.myspace.com/bmi; www.facebook.com/broadcastmusicinc
State of Entertainment Industry Conference
Friday November 21, 08:00 - 14:00
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90026
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
An assemblage of entertainment industry as well as public officials will take turns discussing next steps in strengthening California's signature industry. After opening remarks from Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti and Kevin de Leon, Speaker Pro Tempore of the California State Senate, the conference session will address the upbeat climate in the entertainment industry and recently approved California legislation that seeks to stem the flow of motion picture production losses from the state. It will also raise the issue of passage of AB1839 and what it will mean for the industry, what is happening in the Recording industry and the need for a music strategy for Los Angeles. Another discussion area will create awareness of how all-digital networks are changing television. 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.
Email: email@example.com; Kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net
Supanova Pop Culture Expo Adelaide 2014
Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
Goodwood Road, Wayville, PO Box 108, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Being acknowledged as Australia's version of the USA's Comic-Con, Supanova Pop Culture Expo combines the worlds of comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, fantasy, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs, and with a cosplay (cos-tume role-play) section that continues to build on itself. But unlike Comic-Con, Supanova is a sprawling event taking place on many dates and across many regions of Australia, from November of 2014 through June 2015. Other Supanova dates and events are as follows: Brisbane 2014, November 28-30; Melbourne 2015, April 10-12; Gold Coast 2015, April 17-19; Sydney 2015, June 19-21; Perth 2015, June 26-28. In one of the very marquee events planned this year for the expo, Syfy network and Supanova will present Battlestar Galactica: 10 Years On. Rounding out Supanova featured events, there will be informative masterclasses, panels and workshops to attend. Perhaps one of the more anticipated elements of Supanova are the Cosplay competitions that give individuals and groups a chance to dress up (and act on stage) as their favorite costumed characters. Supanova Pop Culture Expo is organized by Supanova Pop Culture Industries.
www.supanova.com.au; www.twitter.com/supanovaexpo; www.facebook.com/supanovaexpo
Forensic Shortcuts for Crime Drama and Procedural Writers
Saturday, November 22, 12:30 - 15:00
Scriptwriters Network @ Stage/Studio
520 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90004
This will be a crash course on reel versus real forensics that will enable participants in creating authentic and compelling stories. Explore 10 common forensic misconceptions portrayed on-screen and how to turn them into writing tricks. Learn the real life forensic facts behind every on-screen fabrication. Pick up writing tips professionals use to take forensic shortcuts while still creating a script that is believable and entertaining.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, November 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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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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