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PAPER STREET PICTURES CASTING SHORT FILM, HONOR STUDENT, AUSTIN

Paper Street Pictures is now officially accepting talent submissions for 'Honor Student', a short film to be shot over 2 days in and around Austin, Texas in mid to late May. Directed by former Universal Studios Producer Aaron B Koontz and from the Production Company of the award winning short films 'Malevolence' and 'The El Chupugcabra'.
SEEKING:
Woman (Lead) - age 35 to 55. Haggard. Worn out. Heavy set, paunchy. Imagine a gritty, rundown Kathy Bates.
Girl (Supporting) - age 12-15. Cute, cheerleader type.
Apply to: Cameron Burns at: casting@paperstreetpictures.com. Web: http://paperstreetpictures.com. Paper Street Pictures, LLC is an award winning boutique Production Company in the greater Austin area that specializes in Genre and Thriller films. Their two most recent short films have played in over a dozen festivals across the country including the Mile High Horror Film Festival which was recently named one of the 5 coolest and best Horror Festivals on the planet.

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THROUGH THE 4TH WALL SEEKS EDGAR ALLAN POE IMPERSONATOR FOR STAGE PRODUCTION, WASHINGTON DC/ARLINGTON

Looking for an Edgar Allen Poe impersonator, MUST BE LOCAL to DC or Baltimore, for transmedia film and live theater performance spanning 4 months starting in March. Production commitment entails approximately six performance dates and five rehearsal dates, in Washington DC. Experience with improv is key, as you will be asked to interact with the audience. Holding auditions on Sunday January 26th in Arlington Virginia. Please email 'full name' in subject line with 'POE Audition', with your headshot, resume, online reel, and contact information. Apply to: Nasreen Alkhateeb, nasreen@throughthe4thwall.com or info@throughthe4thwall.com. Web: http://throughthe4thwall.com

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SIX POINT PICTURES PRODUCING, GOOD NEWS BALTIMORE, FOR TELEVISION, BALTIMORE

Seeking a female host for 'Good News Baltimore' (GBN) a news and public affairs show that highlights positive action by focusing on leadership in the areas of education, small business and public service. The host will present show segments, conduct interviews in studio and on location as well as prerecord voice overs for promotions.
SEEKING:
Female, 25-30 years, any ethnicity. Show Host: (Supporting) to present show segments, conduct interviews in studio and on location as well as prerecord voice overs for promotions; must be an articulate and charismatic host, journalism or communications background is a plus as well as having relevant work experience. 18-35 years.
Apply to: Jamar Jones, Director or Tobore Sefia.
Send email through contact form. Web: http://www.goodnewsbaltimore.org


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MONETATE IS RUNNING AUDITIONS FOR CORPORATE VIDEO, SAVE THE EMAILS, CONSHOHOCKEN

This is a corporate video for use as a marketing campaign for a very limited time. We are developing a PSA parody for a save the emails campaign. The goal of the video is to inform marketers to not spam their customers.
SEEKING:
Older type gentleman with a stern look. Must come across as well groomed and have a charismatic look. This role will be the main part in the video and will be the spoke person for the PSA.
Apply to: Director Leandro krukowski, 951 E. Hector Street, Conshohocken, 19428

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VALENCIA CASTING SUSPENSEFUL TV PILOT, AMERICA IN THE SHADOWS, DELAND/ORLANDO

This is a paid casting call for suspenseful television pilot directed by Bruce Wood. Shooting in Orlando/Deland areas. January 6-10.
SEEKING:
Male, 25-30 years, Caucasian - Frank, 27, hard working, average height 5'8' - 5'11', blue collar type. 1-3 days $100/day.
Female, 18-24 years, Caucasian - Newlywed Wife, 22, bookish but pretty. 3 days $100/day.
Please send your video submissions (any dramatic monologue) to: americaintheshadowscasting@gmail.com.

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ACTOR/HOST SOUGHT FOR COMEDIC INTERNAL CORPORATE VIDEO, NEW YORK CITY

Axios Productions is looking to cast an actor/host for a short comedic internal video. The ideal candidate is male 50 - 65 years old and has a look somewhere between James Lipton and Will Ferrel. The candidate should be familiar with acting as a host reading lines to camera and is available to travel at the end of January beginning of February. If you think you fit the bill please reply with a youtube or Vimeo link of your audition performing the lines below (simple webcam submissions are fine). Directed by Jon Johnnidis. Apply to: Mark Johnnidis, Email: mark@axiosproductions.tv; Phone: 516-458-7848 Web: http://www.mandy.com/home.cfm?c=joh561

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DIGITALCOCO PRODUCTIONS PREPARING TO SHOOT A WEBTV COMMERCIAL, FT. LAUDERDALE

Currently casting for a Web TV Commercial for a major brand to be directed by Nathan Mikita.
SEEKING:
Male, 41-50 years, Caucasian, preferably balding, character actor; Male, 25-30 years, Caucasian, handsome, in good shape, 'all American look'; Male, 31-40 years, any ethnicity, father type; Either gender, 6-10 years, any ethnicity, must have previous on camera experience; Female, 18-24 years, any ethnicity, model type; Two Male(s), 18-24 years, any ethnicity, frat boy type.
All talent must be comfortable making a wide range of facial expressions. Please send resume and Head Shots to producer@digitalcoco.com. We will notify you if selected, looking to cast quickly. Web: http://www.digitalcoco.com

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NIGHT WILLOW PRODUCTIONS CASTING FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION, SLAVE, LAS VEGAS / HOLLYWOOD

'Slave' is an extremely hard hitting slice of the dark side of the human mind. This production requires strong physical capabilities.  The production, Marilyn Weinmann, Director, will be rehearsed in Las Vegas and performed in an Equity waiver theatre in Hollywood. All actors are expected to understand the professional demands of theatre and be willing to commit to the project. These roles are extraordinary and involve the full spectrum of emotions. Timid, inhibited, judgmental, or actors lacking personal confidence should not submit. If you want the role of a life-time submitting should be a near primal need for the actor. Looking to fill role for: 1) Professor Drake Rollins 40-55, Caucasian. Drake is a college professor.  He must be very strong and at least 6 feet tall. 2) Nicki Lyle, female aged 25-35, race is Caucasian but might consider Asian. Nicki is an attractive woman but not a skinny model type. She must be strong, athletic but not over 5'8' tall. Casting in December 2013 in Las Vegas, rehearsals start in January 2014. Fight training is a plus but willing to adhere to fight guidelines is a must. Auditions will be scheduled in December 2013 with rehearsals starting in January 2014. Apply to Josh Sofer. Email: info@your-web-domain.com. Web: http://nightwillowproductions.com/contact.htm

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ABEL INTERMEDIA, LLC SEEKS TWO HOSTS WITH GOLF, LIFESTYLE KNOWLEDGE, HARTFORD

Abel Intermedia LLC is casting two hosts who are knowledgeable about golf with a general knowledge of sports, pop culture and style and how it relates to golf. Hosts must be good-looking, stylish, smart, funny and quick on their feet. Teleprompter, field experience required. This is a full-time, non-union position. Talent must be willing to relocate to Hartford, Connecticut. Talent must be available to audition for network in NYC week of November 11. Please send picture, resume, reel, link to website + social media stats ASAP to abelintermedia@gmail.com with "GOLF" in the subject line or apply to: Barbara Barna Abel, 249 Smith Street, pmb 122, 11231. Web: http://www.abelintermedia.com

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HEADSHOT REQUEST FOR INDIE SHORT, BEYOND GOLDENHILL, MIAMI

Headshots are requested for a drama about a father whose son dies at a school shooting at a young woman who comes into his life to change it forever. Seeking: Caucasian male, 41-50, for the dramatic leading role; female, any ethnicity, 18-24, for a dramatic leading role; Caucasian female, 41-50, for a dramatic supporting role. Send headshots to Director Nicolas Pinzon at: npinzon1219@gmail.com. Production slated for November.

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SD TRUCK SPRINGS SEEKS INTERVIEW AND HOST FOR WEB/INTERACTIVE, LAS VEGAS

Looking for an On-Air talent to interview many suspension representatives at the SEMA 2013 show in Las Vegas. The show is from November 5 to November 8 but employer is is offering two days of work. The hours will be between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All questions will be written out for the interviewer. All interviews will be conducted on the main floor. Looking for an attractive female who is very comfortable on camera and can flow while interviewing. Also looking for someone who is eager to work and very focused as the days will be long. A love for trucks and everything is a plus. Must have demo reel showing why you would be the perfect candidate. Please Note: This is a two day job in Las Vegas. Talent must be near or can get to Las Vegas on the two days. Please include your salary requirements for the two days in your email. If you are interested, please send an resume or short description about yourself and your experience, a picture, your salary requirements and you must include a demo reel. (Can be a youtube link, etc.). Fax: 631-738-7142. No Phone Calls. Apply to Director: Keith Colvin. FB: www.facebook.com/sdtrucksprings

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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.
SEEKING:
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: lee@onenationtv.com

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FUSION BRAND EXPERIENCES SEEKS VARIED ROLES FOR IN-HOUSE GREEN SCREEN SHOOT, PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia-based hybrid agency/production company seeks the following roles for a simple green screen shoot to be held in-house on August 22. Non-union rate is $150 for no more than 2 hours of work. Talent must provide headshot (with resume and/or demo reel) for consideration. Please cite any voiceover experience as well for potential pick-up lines. All talent specs are based on client's preference - urging all ethnicities are encouraged to apply
SEEKING:
Female, 25-30 years, any ethnicity; female, 61+ years, any ethnicity; female, 51-60 years, any ethnicity; female, 61+ years, any ethnicity; Male / 31-40 years, African American; female, 18-24 years, African American; female, 31-40 years, any ethnicity.
Contact link at: http://fusionexperiences.com/. Apply to: Meghan.

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PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY SILK ROAD RISING CASTING SHORT FILM, MULTI MEETS POLY, CHICAGO

Silk Road Rising is holding auditions for two actors (one male and one female) for SRR Founding Artistic Director Jamil Khoury's upcoming video play/short film, MULTI MEETS POLY, directed by George Bajalia. The piece dramatizes a first date between Multiculturalism, an established and tenured professor, and Polyculturalism, a visiting post-doctoral student. Ideological, political, and sexual sparks fly as Poly lays into the flaws of Multiculturalism, and Multi isn't sure if he sees Polyculturalism as a potential conquest or conqueror.
SEEKING:
Multiculturalism: Male, 40-50, of African American, Asian American (East/Southeast Asian and South Asian), Latino, or Middle Eastern/Mediterranean descent.
Polyculturalism: Female, mid 20s-mid 30s, of African American, Asian American (East/Southeast Asian and South Asian), Latino, or Middle Eastern/Mediterranean descent.
Apply to: Corey Pond, production manager. Email: info@silkroadrising.org. Twitter: @Silk_Road. Website: www.silkroadrising.org

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BURNVFX CASTING LEAD ACTORS FOR SHORT FILM PROJECT, NORTHERN VIRGINIA/DC

Looking for one female and two male actors between the ages of 18 and 24 for a dramatic short film. Must be available for a casting call next week. Tentative shooting dates are mid August. Compensation based on experience. Please include headshot and bio in email. This is for a professional production company, serious actors only. Twitter: @burnvfx. Email: info@burnvfx.com. Apply to Director Nick Betancurt.

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IDREAMMACHINE CASTING SAG, NON-UNION FOR TRANSMEDIA FEATURE, BILLBOARD, EASTON

A radio station owner, Casey, needs to come up with a plan to save his struggling radio station, WTYT960, and fast. His brilliant idea is to host a billboard sitting contest where four lucky contestants have the opportunity to win “nine-sixty thousand dollars” and a mobile home. All they have to do is be the last person to survive, living on a billboard.
This is a transmedia project consisting of 60 webisodes, a feature-length comedy, a virtual radio station, and an interactive game. Directed by Zeke Zelker.
SEEKING:
Male, 31-40 years, Hispanic - Jose, a mullet wearing, 30-something, Mexican immigrant in search of the American dream.
Female, 61+ years, Caucasian - Florence, an elderly woman in her 70s or 80s, who considers herself a VIRP (a Very Independent Retired Person).
Male, 18-24 years, Caucasian - Clark, an early 20s hipster who dresses like he just won a thousand dollar gift certificate to Pac Sun.
Apply to: Naomi Burley at: info@wtyt960.com. Web: http://www.wtyt960.com This is not just another form of entertainment, this is an experience. Accepting SAG and non-union actors.

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LINGO INTERACTIVE SEEKS LANGUAGE HOSTS - ENGLISH, SPANISH, MANDARIN - FOR CULTURE SEGMENTS, AUSTIN

Casting for actors who are fluent in both English and Spanish and for hosts who are fluent in both English and Mandarin to host an upcoming series of language learning videos. Looking for actors to teach the language as well as hosts for culture segments like cooking, music, and nightlife. Must be dependable, prompt, professional, engaging, and positive.
SEEKING:
Female, 18-24 years old, Chinese. Must have a native-level fluency in Mandarin and be fluent in English.
Male, 18-24 years old, Chinese. Must have a native-level fluency in Mandarin and be fluent in English.
Female, 18-24 years old, Latin American. Must have a native-level fluency in Spanish and be fluent in English.
Male, 18-24 years old, Latin American. Must have a native-level fluency in Spanish and be fluent in English.
You don't need to have prior experience, but you will need to be entertaining and fun. We are launching with over 2,000 initial viewers. This is a part time paid gig for a professional company. It is not a time for credit or photos gig. Please send a current headshot (no more than 2MB) and your resume to Frank Fradella, director: frank@lingointeractive.com. If you have a reel please send us a link, but do not attach any video files. Web: http://lingointeractive.com/jobs/

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IDREAMMACHINE CASTING MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA

Casting a movie, that is part of Zeke Zelker’s transmedia experience Billboard an Uncommon Contest for Common People!. The movie is about Casey who inherited a struggling radio station, WTYT 960. To bring the station out of the ratings basement, he devises a plan to host a billboard-sitting contest, where four lucky people will live on a catwalk, eight feet wide by forty feet long, in front of a billboard to win a mobile home and “nine-sixty” thousand dollars. Obviously this is a comedy with some dramatic elements. It’s a cross between Napoleon Dynamite and Hands on a Hard Body. What makes this project so unique is Zeke’s approach to telling the story, by creating a story world. The project is underway in the form of a virtual radio station, WTYT960.com, where over 320 bands have submitted their music to become a part of the station’s play list. We’re seeking SAG and non-SAG actors. We’ll be producing the project under the SAG New Media and Low Budget agreements, with a no favored nations clause. The reason for two different agreements is that we’re creating in uncharted territory, using various medias to tell the story and we want to employ a blend of established and undiscovered talent.
SEEKING:
Casey - Male, 31-40 years, Caucasian - an affable thirty-five year old, with a little boy charm to him is the heir to an alternative rock AM station WTYT 960.
Shelby – Female, 18-24 years, Caucasian - a cute, 20 something blonde artist, trying to escape her life by becoming a billboard sitting contestant.
Jose – Male, 31-40 years, Hispanic - A mullet sporting, 30-something, Mexican immigrant in search of the American-dream. His whole life he aspired to be a jockey until he grew too tall.
Florence – Female, 61+ years, any ethnicity - An elderly woman in her 70’s or 80’s, considers herself a VIRP (a Very Independent Retired Person).
Clark - Male, 18-24 years, any ethnicity - Clark is an early 20’s hipster who is the bassist and lead singer for local band, the Skinny Helgas.
Henry - Female, 25-30 years, African American - A late 20’s, cute, pixie-looking, African-American girl; she is Casey’s right-hand-girl, so to speak.
Rancid Ronny - Male, 25-30 years, any ethnicity - A 20-something, punk-rock DJ at WTYT960, Rancid Ronny is the last of a dying breed of punk rockers.
JC – Male, 31-40 years, Caucasian - An early 30’s rock-and-roll aficionado with long, dirty blonde hair pulled back into a ponytail.
Jezebel – Female, 31-40 years, Caucasian - A sexy, tattooed, 30-something vixen. She’s a DJ at WTYT960 and much like Ronny she is a music first, business second, type of person.
George – Male, 41-50 years, Caucasian - A 40-something, old school rock and roller. He’s always wearing sunglasses and a bandana to cover up his receding hairline.
Zack – Male, 18-24 years any ethnicity - A surfer type in his early 20’s. He’s the drummer for the band, The Skinny Helgas.
Jerry – Male, 31-40 years, Caucasian - Jose’s close friend and housemate who dons a blonde mullet, a sleeveless t-shirt and extra baggy jeans.
People should begin the audition process by creating a submission video simply stating why you would be the best contestant for The Great WTYT960 Billboard-Sitting Contest? So make sure you make your video is entertaining, believable, no longer than 90 seconds, don't make mention of your acting background, aka resume, and that you're auditioning for a movie. Will be shooting the movie in the fall of 2013 in eastern Pennsylvania. Apply to: Naomi Burley, Email: info@wtyt960.com, Web: http://www.wtyt960.com


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SEEDS INTERACTIVE THEATRE ENSEMBLE HAS DIVERSE CAST OPENINGS, CORAL GABLES

The SEEDS Interactive Theatre Ensemble is looking for ACTORS AND ACTRESSES to join a diverse cast and perform in a variety of roles. A female Spanish speaker is needed immediately, however there are a variety of roles that we need to fill. SEEDS Interactive Theatre creates and presents theatre to audiences of faculty, administrators, and graduate students as a means to spark dialogue, promote inclusivity, and effect positive change in departments and the institution. High quality theatre is developed and performed to engage faculty and graduate students in discussions of a variety of issues including departmental dynamics and medical professionalism. Hours: Vary/flexible, depending on availability and need. Pay: $17.00 an hour, minimum, or Equity standards (if applicable). To register for the audition or to make an appointment please E-mail contact information to: Jeffreyallensteiger@gmail.com OR response to this message through the website. Apply to: Jeffrey Steiger. Please include your theatre resume and headshot. If you do not have these materials, please include relevant experience in the Email. Web: http://www.as.miami.edu/seeds/theatre

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MOSS GARDEN PRODUCTIONS CASTING, SABBATICAL, MINIMALIST NARRATIVE FEATURE, MADISON

Ben Hardin, a professor of religious studies, is on sabbatical to complete a new book about philosopher/theologian Søren Kierkegaard. His mother’s recent stroke prompts him to spend the sabbatical back home in rural Wisconsin. While home, his relationships with family and friends are strained and tested. Seeking Caucasian female, mid-60s-70s, to play Elizabeth Harden -- Ben's mother. NOTE: This film will be shot and acted in a very “minimal” style. During the audition process, particular emphasis will be put on the actor’s ability to maintain facial and vocal restraint, as well as his/her gestural control. The stylized performances will require ample rehearsal and close work with the director and other actors during pre-production. Apply to Director Brandon Colvin, Email: sabbatical.mossgarden@gmail.com. Web: http://sabbatical-mossgarden.com

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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 phil@theduplex.com (preferred); or call 212-989-3015. Pay is 100% of the cover charge set by the producer, minus a room fee.

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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 Squaw Man Centennial' Celebration
Tuesday July 1, 17:00-20:00
Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90068
Phone: 323-469-8311
Hollywood Chamber presents "The Legacy of Lasky & DeMille: A Centennial Celebration of Hollywood's First Feature Film," 'The Squaw Man' will be the featured event of the celebration at the Hollywood Heritage Museum accompanied with insights from historians, a history of production and film making, overview of Hollywood's impact on worldwide entertainment and vintage (circa 1914) cas and fire trucks on display. There will be silent film recreated that attendees can be featured in. There will be face painters and games for kids. The menu will include BBQ, beer and wine, ice cream station. Chamber members may attend at no charge, with two guests. Additional tickets/non-members are available. Register online: www.hollywoodchamber.net/events
Hollywood Heritage Museum
Email: info@hollywoodchamber.net
www.hollywoodchamber.net/events

Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, July 1, 18:00-20:30
The Iguana
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 July 1, 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: Wild Swim and The Lottery Winners. 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.
Email: london@wearefrukt.com
www.wearefrukt.com; www.facebook.com/weareFRUKT; www.twitter.com/FRUKTFixers

Los Angeles Acting Studio Acting Conservatory School
Wednesday, July 2, 10:30-12:30
Edgemar Center for the Arts
2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone: 310-392-0815; 310-399-3666; Fax: 310-399-2898
There is a free informational session on Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30. This acting school offers scene study, on-camera auditioning, improv, script analysis, voice and speech, casting director workshops, besides the following acting techniques: Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique. Sessions will cover: Casting Director Workshop, Scene Study, Beginning/Intermediate/ Advanced, Voice intensives level 1 and level 2, Audition for Film & Television: On-Camera Cold Reading, The Actor's Golden Box: With Michelle Danner. ECA nurtures independent, experimental, and student works in various stages of development and is a collaborative workspace for artists of all kinds and encourages collaboration between writers, directors, actors, musicians, dancers and visual artists.
Email: INFO@EDGEMAR.ORG; Skype: Edgemar.center.for.the.arts
www.edgemarcenter.org; www.michelledanner.com; www.facebook.com/edgemarcenter

Anime Expo - AX 2014
Thursday, July 3 - Sunday, July 6
Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)
1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: +800-619-7689; +1-415-979-2273; Fax: +1-508-6206668
Anime Expo is considered North America’s largest anime and manga celebration and the second longest running anime convention after A-kon in Texas. Anime Expo™ lets fans meet and hear from veteran anime, manga and musical artists from Japan and get into the action through everything from costume play, karaoke and video competitions while offering exclusive screenings, non-stop video gaming competitions and the anticipated Masquerade in which fans transform themselves into their favorite characters through creative costuming, accessories and make-up and put on their own show before an audience of thousands. There is a simple online application process for anyone wishing to take part in or present at Anime Expo obtainable from the web site.
Email: registration@anime-expo.org; help@anime-expo.org
www.anime-expo.org; www.facebook.com/animeexpo

Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Thursday, July 3 - Sunday, July 13
Luna Leederville (other venues)
155 Oxford Street, Leederville WA, Victoria, Australia
Phone: (08) 9444 4056; (08) 9430 5999
Taking place in cinemas, bars and clubs around the country this festival with live music, performance, movies attempts to put a unique slant on its presentations. The opening night films will be Jonathan Glazer's 'Under The Skin,' adapted from the book of the same name by Michael Faber, in which Scarlett Johansson plays an alien driving through Scotland in a van and seducing men to lure them back to her lair. Magnolia’s Late Night Live Revelation Special, a live talk show with a substantial following, brings together artists and musicians to chat about entertainment and cinematic appreciation led by Tristan Fidler (RTRFM’s Movie Squad), at a scheduled July 7 date at Bill's Bar and Bites. Getting its start back in 1997 in the basement back room of the Greenwich Club, Perth's legendary jazz venue, Revelation is part of the Australian film festival season, with references to the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand International Film Festivals and a range of Australian screen culture organisations. Revelation's program has included live music, gallery based visual arts and associated activity generated by the event or independent curators.
Email: info@revelationfilmfest.org
www.revelationfilmfest.org; www.facebook.com/Revelation.Film.Festival; www.youtube.com/channel/UCqGThi43BW7t85FY_1LysGA

Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, July 7, 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.
Email: n/a
www.2ndstjazz.com; www.facebook.com/pages/2nd-Street-Jazz...; www.myspace.com/landon2ndstreetlivejazz

BMI Presents Verano Alternativo Showcase
Monday, July 7, 21:00
Meridian 23
161 West 23 Street, New York 10011
Phone: 212-220-3000; 212-645-0649
BMI presents…Verano Alternativo showcase. Doors open at 8:00 PM; show starts at 21:00. Admission is by invitation only. The showcase will feature special guest Geko Jones and provide a mesh of hip-hop, rock and dance rhythms from a varied line-up including: Departmento del Ritmo, The Julca Brothers, Los Chinchillos Del Caribe, Mary Hellen, Los Empresarios, Mr. Pauer. Meridian 23 is accepting booking requests for bands, DJ’s, dancers, visual artists, parties, organizations and more. Some events will require specialized DJ’s and most nights, DJ’s that can play a globalista’s range of styles. Send submissions to: booking@meridian23.com
Email: newyork@bmi.com
www.meridian23.com

In The Mix: Member Mixer
Tuesday, July 8, 18:30-20:30
R House
2727 NW Second Avenue, Miami Florida 33127
Phone: 310-392-3777; Fax: 310-399-3090
Join The Recording Academy and fellow music community members for a casual networker. Enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials and complimentary hors d'oeuvres courtesy of R House. Free admission for Recording Academy members and anyone who would like to learn about or join The Recording Academy. RSVP to florida@grammy.com or just stop by.  The Recording Academy supports music industry professionals in a variety of ways, including Advocacy for the rights of music people, outreach programs and student initiatives such as the GRAMMY U program.
Email: memservices@grammy.com
www.LosAngelesChapterRSVP.info; www.grammy365.com/join

Tempo Tuesday at SESAC
Tuesday, July 8, 19:00-21:00
SESAC Atlanta
981 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW, Suite 102, Atlanta Georgia 30318
Phone: 404-897-1330
SESAC holds Tempo Tuesday every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the SESAC Atlanta office. Tempo Tuesday is an educational forum and learning session, designed to educate up and coming artists and writers about music industry issues and tips. The event is open to the public. SESAC, Inc. is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. SESAC was founded in 1930 to serve European composers not adequately represented in the United States. With an international reach, SESAC will represent the right for your music to be played in public. Songwriters and publishers are paid royalties based upon how much their songs are played.
Email: atlantainfo@sesac.com
www.sesac.com/Events/Event.aspx

Latin Alternative Music Conference 2014
Tuesday, July 8 - Saturday, July 12
Affinia Manhattan Hotel
371 7th Ave, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 818-763-1397; 212-563-1800
LAMC 2014 will be held at the The New Yorker Hotel in New York City, July 8-12, 2014. Panelist at LAMC 2014 include: Zach Diaz, Sony/RED; Ivan Jose Duran, Google/YouTube; Josh Gold, AEG Worldwide; Chris Harrison, Pandora; Maria Hinojosa, NPR Latino USA; Rebeca Leon, AEG/Goldenvoice; Valerie Miranda, Spotify; Mary Nunez, Sony Latin; Puja Patel, SPIN; Henry Quintero, MTV Networks; John Reilly, Rogers and Cowan.
Email: canyon.cody@cookman.com
www.latinalternative.com; www.facebook.com/theLAMC

Independent Gospel Artist Alliance Conference
Wednesday, July 9 - Saturday, July 12
The Mount
884 Bells Mill Road, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Phone: 855-680-IGAA(4422); 443-956-3429
Co-presented by Phillip Carter with Sounds of Victory Ministries and Earl Bynum Ministries, the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference is organized to educate Gospel, Christian, and Inspirational Artists on the business of music and making it as an Independent Gospel Artist in today's industry. There will be a Wednesday Night Opening Reception alongside registration. At the close of the official opening day there will be a Rising Stars Thursday Night Showcase. At the close of the third day of activity on July 12 will be the Fourth Annual Gospel Blue M.I.C. Achievement Awards. Conference close will feature the Rising Stars Saturday Night Showcase. Begun in 2009, the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance (IGAA) props up the independent label owners and independent artists through networking, trade, education and mentorship for gospel, Christian, and inspirational artists. Conference sessions change from year to year. Conference sessions include Music Distribution, Independent Label Operation, Licensing & Royalties, Structuring Contracts, Marketing, Artist Branding, The REALity of Radio, and Touring Across the U.S. and Abroad, Vocal Master Class, Radio/Marketing/Promotion for Holy Hip Hop Artists, Industry Facts & Myths, and Artwork Fundamentals.
Email: admin@indiegospelalliance.com
www.indiegospelalliance.com

Long Island International Film Expo
Wednesday, July 9 - Thursday, July 17
Bellmore Movies
222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, New York 11710
Phone: 516-783-7200
The LIIFE - Long Island International Film Expo includes an informal Opening Night Party attended by participating filmmakers, sponsors, dignitaries, board members, press/media, and ticket holders (this event is invitation only). This year’s festival will include over a hundred short and feature-length independent films from all over the world. Several panels are held during the LIIFE – Long Island International Film Expo – topics include: distribution, scriptwriting, legal music and a filmmaker panel/breakfast. Awards are given for: Best Director, Best Story, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Long Island Film, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Foreign Film and other special categories. Technical categories include: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Lighting. Technical awards will be presented on Friday, July 11. The Closing Party and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 17 at the Filmmakers Lounge, directly West of the Bellmore Movies.
Email: contact form
www.longislandfilmexpo.com; www.facebook.com/LongIslandFilm

BMI Summer Nights
Friday, July 11, 20:00
Levitt Pavilion
85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, California 91103
Phone: 626-683-3230; Fax: 626-683-3225
BMI is proud to join forces with the Levitt Pavilion to offer BMI SUMMER NIGHTS at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena (85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA) at 8:00 PM. Tonight’s line-up will feature: David Garza (@davidgarzamusic), Irene Diaz (@irenediaz_music). The Levitt Pavilion is a non-profit organization that brings free concerts to the community. Follow at @bmi.com to get the latest on this series. The mission of Levitt Pavilion – Greater Los Angeles and Pasadena is to make live music accessible to all, creating vibrant communities, while celebrating the diversity of cultures, promoting appreciation of the arts, and enriching family values through 50 free concerts each year per venue. Admission is free and open to the public.
Email: adriana@levittla-pas.org
www.bmi.com; www.levittpavilionpasadena.org

2-Day Intensive Lighting Workshop
Saturday, July 12 - Sunday, July 13
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040
All HANDS-ON PRACTICES over textbook theories to achieve Simple, Creative and Efficient shooting techniques without tons of equipment, budget, crew or time. LEARN TO LIGHT: • Lighting for DRAMA & INTERVIEWS • Lighting DARK SKIN TONE & COMPLEXIONS • How to CREATE MOOD with COLOR light? • OUTDOOR - Handling SUN & SHADOW (Weather Permitting) • OPTIMUM Camera & Lighting Positions. 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. Suited to Narrative/Documentary Filmmakers. Includes Studio, Equipment, and Lunch.
Email: solarvideofilm@gmail.com
www.solarnyc.com

Vincent LaForet's Directing Motion Tour
Sunday, July 13, 09:00-20:00
Venue tba
New York, New York
Phone: 202-448-2895; 877-318-1032
This workshop will teach all levels of filmmakers the precise cinematic language of motion, and how to move not only the camera itself, but also content in front of the camera. It will offer a solid foundation in camera movement, blocking, lensing, and sequencing, and demonstrate how to direct any crew precisely and effectively to execute a vision that will cross over to commercials, webisodes, features, shorts, events, or documentaries. Includes a free pass to NAB Show 2015.
Email: info@mzed.com; contact form
directingmotion.mzed.com



BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, July 14, 19:00
Genghis Cohen
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Phone: 310-578-5591
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: Alfa (www.facebook.com/alfamusic), Zach Jones (zachjonestunes.com), Dani Poppitt (facebook.com/DaniPoppitt), Rudametkin (www.alexanderrudametkin.com/site). Admission is free.
Email: jaytinsky@comcast.net
www.genghiscohen.com; www.myspace.com/genghiscohenmusic

Ticket Summit 2014
Thursday, July 16 - Friday, July 18
ARIA Resort and Casino
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: +1-860-416-5767
Ticket Summit® is a conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment executives. This three-day event features industry seminars, a concurrent trade show, and networking opportunities for industry professionals. Ticket Summit® also features an educational webinar series leading up to the conference, with an inside look into aspects of business development in the ticketing and live entertainment industry. Sessions to be covered on the schedule include: "Introduction to the USMTG," "The Global Ticketing Market," "Legal Issues and Ticketing Trends." A keynote discussion on "Evolution of the Secondary Ticketing Market" will provide first-hand accounts from industry leaders about the evolution of the secondary ticketing industry from the early years to today. There is a Networking Cocktail Party sponsored by TicketNetwork® at the close of the first conference day and a Closing Cocktail Party to end the conference.
Email: info@ticketsummit.org
www.ticketsummit.org; www.facebook.com/pages/Ticket-Summit/241437959769; plus.google.com/105514935656220193993/posts

Summer NAMM 2014 Music Products Showcase
Thursday, June 17 - Saturday, June 19
Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 800-767-6266; 7604388001; Fax: 760-438-7327
The National Association of Music Merchants Show is a trade-only event - not open to the general public - and held bi-annually in Anaheim in January and July in Nashville. There is a NAMM Russia in September 2014. As The show brings together all facets of the music products industry, buyers attend looking to find new state-of-the-art products, and exhibitors can connect with customers that are their target audience. The open lobby will play host to an exclusive Member Center, digital media hub, new product showcases and more. NAMM U, the learning and education arm of the convention, starts with NAMM U Online, a full and varied library of videos, articles and interviews that supplement the popular live Breakfast Sessions and Idea Center Sessions at the NAMM Shows; Breakfast Sessions, featuring industry insiders sharing their thoughts, ideas, and strategies for doing business in today's aggressive marketplace, happening every morning before the show floor opens; Idea Center Sessions, which are short, focused "How to" sessions that take place right on the show floor and start every 30 minutes.
Email: registration@namm.org; info@namm.org; rmm@namm.org
www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013; www.facebook.com/pages/NAMM-Show/...

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
Thursday, July 17 - Sunday, July 20
Roxie Cinema
3117 16 Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: 415-863-1087
The San Francisco based Frozen Film Festival (frozenfilmfestival.com ) features a music competition as well as a film competition. There is the opening night gala, live concerts, music winners, youth programs and film screenings with filmmaker discussion that rounds out this Bay-Area festival. The festival takes in submissions on VHS or DVD/Blu-Ray disc. More information is available at link: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/4885 or by email: at: frozenfilmfestival@gmail.com. Last year featured surf and skate films, International films, Animated Shorts, Dramatic Shorts, Comedic Shorts, Art House/ Experimental Shorts, Feature Films, Digital Films, Music documentaries, Prison documentaries, and included two musical concerts, and took place over three venues spread out over San Francisco.
Email: frozenfilmfestival@gmail.com
www.frozenfilmfestival.com

Skip City International D-Cinema Festival
Saturday, July 19 - Sunday, July 27
SKIP City Audio Visual Hall (other venues)
3-12-63, Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi, Saitama 333-0844, Japan
Phone: 81-48-263-0818 Fax: 81-48-262-5635
The Festival's mandate is to encourage and contribute to the development of Digital Cinema and to cultivate filmmakers in Digital Cinema through international competitions, screenings and awards for digital filmmakers and their works. It is an international competitive festival created to encourage and contribute to the development of Digital Cinema (D-Cinema) and focuses just on works shot and produced digitally. Categories up for competition will include: Feature Length, Short Length Competition, Animation Competition, Current D-Cinema 2014, Cinema Kabuki, Special Screening, Barrier Free Screening with Japanese subtitles and Audio Guidance and Guests. All nominations will be screened by 4K Digital Cinema projector during the festival. Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremony by an international jury committee.
Email: info@skipcity-dcf.jp
www.skipcity-dcf.jp

Casual Connect USA 2014
Tuesday, July 22 - Thursday, July 24
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Phone: +1801-920-6160
Casual Connect USA 2014 will be held in San Francisco, California July 22 - 24, 2014. The undisputed hub of the high tech industry, the Bay Area is known for great food, culture and always sunny skies in July. Casual Connect USA is the largest of all the Casual Connect conferences with over 3,000 attendees in 2013. Along with  conference sessions, indie developers will be showcasing their works in the Indie Prize Showcase and established developers will be presenting their games in the IDEA Showcase. Lectures series at Casual Connect are programmed to focus on cutting edge topics in the video games space. The Official Opening Night Party, presented by InMobi + Pandora, which will be a dance party featuring DJ Youngblood Hawke and Tender Buttons at Mezzanine on July 22. Casual Games Association produces the premiere events for the casual games industry. Casual Connect brings together experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry through networking and learning.
Email: info@casualconnect.org; Amy@CasualConnect.org
usa.casualconnect.org; www.facebook.com/casualconnect; www.twitter.com/casualconnect

The Cutting Edge Post-Production Tour - Toronto
Wednesday, July 23
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6 Canada
Phone: 416-585-8000; 877-318-1032
The workshop will look at the timeline of a network broadcast and its evolution in time for on air presentation. Emphasis will go toward using sound design and music to make scenes and pieces come to life, color correction, effects and other ways to get the most out of your footage, importing and working with multiple cameras, how to deal with various codecs, multi camera workflows and techniques, compositing and keying, motion tracking, exporting for final delivery and other topics. An evening session will focus more on broader concepts such as rhythm, tone, and story, The instructor will break down some of the scenes from films, music videos, commercials and other sources that offer instructional value.
Email: info@mzed.com
cuttingedge.mzed.com; www.facebook.com/CuttingEdgeTour; instagram.com/cuttingedgetour

BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, July 24, 16:00-17:00
BMI Los Angeles Office
8730 Sunset Boulevard, Third 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.
Email: BMI101@bmi.com
www.bmi.com; www.myspace.com/bmi

The 2014 Reel Video Summit
Thursday, July 24 - Friday, July 25
Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Phone: 408-740-5647
Jonathan Perelman is GM of Video and VP Agency Strategy at BuzzFeed, is a featured keynote speaker July 24 at this year's conference. In the conference agenda, Tim Pries - Executive Producer at Bonfire Labs - together with a team of leading video production experts will educate attendees on the complexities of video content development and the many moving parts that need to be considered: from ideation, to production, to the final deliverable - as a step by step process through the creation process. ReelSEO.com's Mark Robertson and Tim Schmoyer (both YouTube Certified in Audience Development), and Matt Ballek, Director of Strategic Distribution at Magnet Media - as they dive deep into YouTube marketing best practices, SEO, and audience development strategies. The summit opens with the Pre-Summit Registration and Breakfast. At the conclusion of day one will be the Opening Reception Party. There will also be a Closing Reception at the end of day two. Host organization, ReelSEO, is a place for news, tips, trends, tutorials and the latest information about online video publishing, video marketing, video SEO, and video advertising.
Email: summit@reelseo.com; info@reelseo.com
www.reelsummit.com; www.facebook.com/reelseo; plus.google.com/u/0/115562537258340577939

Comic-Con International
Thursday, July 24 - Sunday, July 27
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101
Phone: 619-525-5000; 619-461-0771
Comic-Con is a multigenre entertainment and comic convention taking place annually since 1970 when it originally began as Golden State Comic Book Convention. On the Wednesday evening prior to the official opening of the convention, there is a preview for professionals, exhibitors, and select guests pre-registered for all four days. Comic-Con International opens with Preview Night on July 23, marking the 45th year for the show. Originally exclusively showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts, the convention now includes a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across most all genres. The Comics Arts Conference, started in 1992 at Comic-Con, has an academic orientation and offers panels, seminars, and sessions over all four days of Comic-Con. Carrying over an arrangement of past years, fan tables will be set up across the convention exhibit hall. Comic-Con International also produces two other conventions, WonderCon and the Alternative Press Expo (APE), both held in San Francisco.
Email: contact form
www.comic-con.org/cci; www.twitter.com/comic_con; www.facebook.com/comiccon

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Thursday, July 24 - Thursday, July 31
Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601
Phone: 818-762-4600; 818-508-0800
The Festival is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for seven award categories. The Festival is also an official qualifying event for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) short film awards. Award-winners at the festival are eligible to win BAFTA's. LA Shorts Fest accepts submissions for its festival through FilmFreeway or materials can also be mailed to its address in North Hollywood. LA Shorts Fest alumni includes Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Paul Haggis, Shane Black, Jason Reitman, John Woo, Tony Scott, David Lynch, Joe Carnahan, Louis D'Esposito, Terry Gilliam, Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, Hilary Swank, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox, Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Ralph Macchio, Ricky Gervais and many more.
Email: use Facebook contact
www.lashortsfest.com; www.facebook.com/LAshortsFest

NYU/BMI Music in Advertising Workshop
Saturday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
James Dolan Recording Studio @ NYU Steinhardt
35 West Fourth Street, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-998-5438/5424
The NYU/BMI Music in Advertising Workshop is an intensive three-day seminar dedicated to the business and techniques of producing and composing music for advertising, corporate branding and music production libraries. These areas constitute the world’s most heard music and provide major revenue streams for composers. The Workshop is produced by Dr. Ron Sadoff, Director, NYU Film Scoring Program, and Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations.
The NYU/BMI Workshop is the first to focus on both the musician/production and business skills required to be successful in these areas. Participating composers will produce and record their music with top-tier musicians and engineers, under real-world conditions. The Application Deadline was May 5, 2014. Only those applicants accepted to the program may attend.
Email: mpap.summer@nyu.edu; Skype: MPAPSummerPrograms
bit.ly/1lKgcAS

The A-List Hollywood Film Advertising Craft Awards and Festival
Tuesday, July 29
Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601
Phone: 323-849-0409; 818-508-0800
This will be the inaugural for this Craft Awards and Festival open to new professional directors and film students of all formats and styles, focusing on the commercial advertising production and post production industry. Awards are presented in Best Direction, Best Production, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects and more than a dozen other categories. The event also includes a New Directors Showcase featuring the work of the industry’s most promising young talent. The event will be held in conjunction with Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. Creative’s from the advertising industry have been urged to take part and submit their short films and music videos (10 minutes or less) for festival inclusion. All categories are welcome including narrative, documentary, music video, animation and branded content.
Email: info@TheAList.Net
www.thealist.net; www.twitter.com/thealistawards; www.facebook.com/pages/The-A-List-Awards/396324270435292?ref=hl

Kaua’i Music Festival
Wednesday, July 30 - Saturday, August 2
Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i
650 Aleka Loop, Coconut Beach in Kapa`a, Hawaii 96746
Phone: 808-822-3455; 808-634-6237
The Kaua'i Music Festival (KMF) Songwriter Conference and Concert Series is a four-day annual event is held on the island of Kaua‘i of the art and craft of songwriting, embracing most genres -- rock, pop, R&B, country, urban, contemporary Hawaiian. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization now in its 12th year, attendees can learn songwriting or refine skills through interaction with actively professional songwriters. In addition, throughout the conference, performed music will be heard by industry veterans actively involved in the industry. Through one-on-one meetings, small group sessions, workshops, panel discussions, open mic activities, and more, there are ample opportunities to consult with and get feedback from industry representatives that include producers, TV and Film Music Supervisors, A&R Executives, and other music industry people in attendance. In addition to the regular songwriting workshops and one-on-one meetings, the Festival will provide a number of "Informational Workshops" to help working musicians and songwriters. The Festival closes out on August 2 with an Open Mic followed by Party time in the Makai Lounge.
Email: kmfstaff@gmail.com
www.kauaimusicfestival.com; www.twitter.com/kmfstaff; www.facebook.com/pages/Kauai-Music-Festival...

Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, July 31, 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

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IDREAMMACHINE SEEKS BAND SUBMISSIONS FOR MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA

iDreamMachine is Casting a feature, that is part of Zeke Zelker’s transmedia experience Billboard an Uncommon Contest for Common People!. Bands should submit their music to become a part of the station's play list.  Do not use anything already produced by anyone else that will infringe upon someone's copyright whether it be music, video, pictures, etc.  The movie is about Casey who inherited a struggling radio station, WTYT 960. To bring the station out of the ratings basement, he devises a plan to host a billboard-sitting contest, where four lucky people will live on a catwalk, eight feet wide by forty feet long, in front of a billboard to win a mobile home and “nine-sixty” thousand dollars. Obviously this is a comedy with some dramatic elements. It’s a cross between Napoleon Dynamite and Hands on a Hard Body. What makes this project so unique is Zeke’s approach to telling the story, by creating a story world. The project is underway in the form of a virtual radio station, WTYT960.com, where over 320 bands have submitted their music to become a part of the station’s play list. We’re seeking SAG and non-SAG actors. We’ll be producing the project under the SAG New Media and Low Budget agreements, with a no favored nations clause. The reason for two different agreements is that we’re creating in uncharted territory, using various medias to tell the story and we want to employ a blend of established and undiscovered talent. 
Apply to: Naomi Burley, Email: info@wtyt960.com, Web: http://www.wtyt960.com


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PA & NJ, 'FORTY DEUCE' & 'ROYAL JELLY', MUSICIANS, ATLANTIC CITY/PHILADELPHIA

Ivan Kane (creator-owner) is seeking musicians for new editions of Forty Deuce and Royal Jelly, two long-running burlesque shows. The shows will perform at a new resort on a private beach in Atlantic City. Auditions will be held for the following positions: Guitar, must be able to play rhythm and lead guitar in the 70s-80s-90s style; Drums, must be able to play Rock in the 70s-80s-90s style as well as have a background in Jazz drumming; Bass, must be able to play electric bass in a Rock style and upright bass in a Jazz style; Sax, focused primarily in Jazz but also able to play in a 70s and 80s Rock style. All musicians should be aware this is an ongoing show in a nightclub that runs indefinitely, and not just a gig. Year long local hire contract a possibility. Audition dates are: January 6 in Philadelphia, January 7 in Atlantic City. Show opens March 15, 2012. Musicians should be familiar with classic bands such as Aerosmith and Led Zepplin, andd also versed in classic jazz and know the difference between styles. Send a detailed description of your experience, age, a link to something you have played (on video preferred) and a picture. Email: royaljellyauditions@gmail.com. Web: HTTP://FORTYDEUCE.COM/VIDEO-PROMO.HTML

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PHOTOS/RESUMES REQUEST OF SINGERS, MUSICIANS THAT ACT FOR, GARAGE BAND, NEW YORK

Davenport Theatrical Enterprises (NYC) has issued a call for photos and resumes for selection of audition appointments for Garage Band, Ken Davenport, Director. Casting is handled by Daryl Eisenberg, CSA. NYC auditions will be held on January 11-13, 2012 by appointment only. The story: When recently-turned 40 year old Mitch Shapiro loses his job as an investment banker, he is forced to do the unthinkable and move back in with his mom in New Jersey. And when his Mom suddenly faces foreclosure, Mitch realizes he has no other choice but to “put the band back together” and face his arch-nemesis in a rematch of their infamous battle of the bands from 20 years ago.
SEEKING:
Mitch (male, 40). Musician turned investment banker. Returns home to live with his mom and get his high school band, Juggernaut, back together. Looking forward to his “do-over”.
Bart (male, 40). Mitch’s best friend, Jack Black-like side kick. High school math teacher, although he sucks at math. Played in Juggernaut.
Sharon (female, 60s). 62 going on 29. Mitch’s mom. Full of life, jogs every morning, goes to Pilates every afternoon. Might have been an Aerosmith groupie before she became an NJ mom.
Dani (female, 40). Mitch’s high school sweetheart. Never left town. Unaware of her own strength. Single mom.
Gordon (male, 60s). Owner of the music store Gordon’s Music. Never grew out of his hippie days. Blind.
Tygen (male, 40). Owns all the real estate in Sayreville, NJ, thanks to the money his dad left him before getting carted off to jail. Douchebag with a capital D. 20-years-running champion of the town’s Battle of the Bands, and don’t you forget it. Lead singer of the band Mouthfeel.
Ritchie (male, 40). Tygen’s Loyal sidekick. Very “Jersey”. Proud of his brown belt in Tiger Schulmann’s Karate. Plays in the band Mouthfeel.
Sully (male, 40) Police officer, but not a good one. Sweet. Naïve. Played in Juggernaut.
Roxy (female, 30s).  Police officer and Sully’s partner. Pretty and no-nonsense. Producers are especially interested in seeing performers of all ethnicities for this role.
Robbie (East Indian male, 40). Dermatologist, just like his Dad. Played in Juggernaut.
Ricky (male, 16). Jewish. Dresses like a rapper. Talks like a rapper. Newest band member of Juggernaut.
Billie (female, 16). Dani’s daughter. Going through a goth phase. A budding feminist.
Tawney (female, 32). Just moved to New Jersey. Owns a small chain of sunless UV-Free tanning stores. Loves Indian food.
Ensemble (M/F): Characters are 30-60. Ensemble members play a variety of featured characters as citizens of New Jersey. Must be strong pop-rock singers.
Note: All actors must be excellent pop/rock singers. Ability to play instrument a plus. For consideration, email or mail picture and resume to: garage@decasting.com

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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 entertainer@landaumusic.com.

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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.

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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 nashville@songsalive.org.

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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: cobaltbluemusic@aol.com. Will accept your resume as text in body of email or your resume as an attachment.

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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

Source: various

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: online@unitedtalent.com.

Songwriting Contests Galore!

Source: SingerSongwriter.ws

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:

NSAI CMT & Country.com-

UNISONG

International Songwriting Competition

Great American Song Contest

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

UniSong International Song Contest

Cooch Music Contest

Enormous Records Songwriting Contest

American Songwriter Lyric Contest Entry Form

The Worlds Biggest Book of Songwriting Contests

Good Luck!

Artist Profile: Oprah Winfrey

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DATE OF BIRTH: January 29, 1954

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

2005 -- Their Eyes Were Watching God; in the role of executive producer
2001 -- Amy & Isabelle; in the role of executive producer/producer
1999 -- Tuesdays with Morrie; in the role of executive producer
1998 -- David and Lisa; in the role of executive producer
1998 – Beloved; in the role of producer
1998 -- The Wedding; in the role of executive producer
1997 -- Before Women Had Wings; in the role of producer
1993 -- Michael Jackson Talks... to Oprah: 90 Primetime Minutes with the King of Pop; executive producer
1992 – Overexposed; in the role of executive producer
1992 – Nine; in the role of executive producer
1989 -- The Women of Brewster Place; in the role of executive producer
1986 – Native Son; in the role of Mrs. Thomas
1986 -- "The Oprah Winfrey Show"; in the role of supervising producer
1985 – "The Color Purple"; in the role of Sofia

EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Graduated from East Nashville High School in Nashville, Tennessee (1971). Graduate of Tennessee State University, with degrees in speech communications and performing arts.

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. [1997]. 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:
Qualifying for placement on one of the Oprah Winfrey Show tapings is a matter of fitting the criteria for one of their upcoming topics. Topics are listed in advance and require you to select the one you most closely identify with and filling out the form on that page to convey your story. To view the listing of upcoming shows to click on to see if you qualify visit the link at: http://www2.oprah.com/tows/intheworks/tows_works_main.jhtml. The Oprah Winfrey Show also seeks ideas for new shows. To submit yours, visit the link at "We want your show ideas!"

Harpo Studios Inc.
110 N. Carpenter
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone: 312-633-1000
Fax: 312-633-1111
Email: Fill Out Form
http://www.oprah.com

WEBSITE: http://www2.oprah.com/index.jhtmlt

myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/oprahwinfrey_show

TALENT SEARCH: Needing Artists for the Songsalive! Showcases - Sacramento, California

Source: Songsalive!

Songsalive!, 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

Showcase your music and support our Songsalive! national and international live events and showcases presenting songwriters and artists of original music. Songsalive! also connects you to shows presented by other organizations. Showcases are conducted globally. The Songsalive! Showcases are the best industry secret, a great happening worldwide, and is a very cosy, intimate and acoustic environment where media and music industry representatives often drop by to check out the latest talent. It's also a great place to meet other artists, and network, especially if you are a touring artist.

SONGSALIVE! SACRAMENTO SHOWCASES

Fourth Saturdays of the Month,

@ FIFTH STRING MUSIC
Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, CA Map
7:30 pm sharp
$5 at door - children free
No food but great atmosphere
Hosted by Craig Kincaid and Dave Baldwin

ARTISTS WHO WANT TO PERFORM
If you are interested in performing at a Songsalive! Showcase please email Craig Kincaid at norcal@songsalive.org. Or go to his music page and contact him through there: http://www.craigkincaid.com/music/index.html

You can also apply online at http://www.songsalive.org/norcal click on Showcase application (great for those who want to send us epks etc). "We give preference to Songsalive! financial members but we have opened up the Sacramento showcase to non-members, and especially who are members of other organizations also, including WCSA, GoGirl, Indiegrrl and CdBaby artists. Songsalive! members get featured artist spot."

Songsalive! is a non profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. 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. Songsalive! gives life to songs, provide opportunities for collaboration, create awareness about original music, promote and educate through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music. Support Songsalive! and help energize the business of songwriting and music. Join the Songsalive! network and become a link in the chain http://www.songsalive.org/norcal

Artist Profile: 50 CENT - aka Curtis Jackson

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DATE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1975

PLACE OF BIRTH: Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

2005 -- 50 Cent: Bulletproof; in the role of 50 Cent
2005 -- Get Rich or Die Tryin'; in the role of Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson
2005 -- 50 Cent: The Massacre - Special Edition; composer
2005 -- The Game: The Documentary - The DVD; composer
2003 -- Fromage 2003 (TV) (songs "In Da Club", "P.I.M.P."); composer
2003 -- Bad Boys II (song "Realest Niggas") (as C. Jackson); composer
2003 -- 2003 MTV Movie Awards (TV) (song "In Da Club"); composer
2003 -- 50 Cent: The New Breed; composer
2003 -- Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 5: The Greatest Shows on Earth; composer
2002 -- 8 Mile (songs "Places To Go", "Wanksta", "'Till I Collapse Freestyle"); composer
2000 -- Boiler Room (song "That Ain't Gangsta") (as Curtis Jackson); composer

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".

WEBSITE: http://www.50cent.com/; http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/50_cent/artist.jhtml


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"


Big Break Movie Contest!

Relativity Media and AMC Theatres have created the Rogue AMC Big Break Movie Contest, which will provide filmmakers with previously undistributed feature-length films the opportunity to obtain exclusive on-screen distribution in 50 AMC Theatres nationwide for at least one week this upcoming Spring. You are not required or encouraged to purchase any product or service in order to enter this Contest Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older.

To enter a feature-length film:
1. Go to iamrogue.com/bigbreak and create a user profile.
2. Upload a 2 minute clip or trailer from the film.
3. Fill out and print the online entry form.
4. Mail the entry form along with a regular format DVD containing the finished film to:
Big Break Movie Contest c/o RogueLife
PO Box 46247
Los Angeles, CA 90046

This unique opportunity is accepting submissions and will continue to do so through October 15. As part of the contest, your film could be seen by Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, Relativity’s President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley, and actress Kate Bosworth, among others. Rogue will support 5 finalists by cutting professional trailers for each, and will handle the marketing and logistics of the release for the winning film. Contest begins at 12:01 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on August 16, 2010 and ends at 5:00 p.m. PT on December 19, 2010. For more information, visit iamrogue.com/bigbreak.


Artist Profile: Jake Gyllenhaal

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DATE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1980

PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California, USA

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

2006 -- Zodiac; in the role of: Graysmith
2005 -- Jarhead; in the role of Anthony Swofford ("Swoff")
2005 -- Brokeback Mountain; in the role of Jack Twist
2005 -- Proof; in the role of Hal
2004 -- The Day After Tomorrow; in the role of Sam Hall
2002 -- Moonlight Mile; in the role of Joe Nast
2002 -- Highway; in the role of Pilot Kelson
2002 -- The Good Girl; in the role of Thomas Holden/Tom Worther
2001 -- Lovely & Amazing; in the role of Jordan
2001 -- Bubble Boy; in the role of Jimmy Livingston
2001 -- Donnie Darko; in the role of Donnie Darko

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.

WEBSITE: http://www.jakegyllenhaal.com/

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 pk@publicknowledge.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

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DATE OF BIRTH: February 17, 1981

PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

2006 -- Bottom's Up (currently in post-production); in the role of Lisa Mancini
2005 -- National Lampoon's Pledge This! (currently in post-production); in the role of Victoria English
2005 -- House of Wax; in the role of Paige Edwards
2004 -- The Hillz; in the role of Heather
2004 -- Raising Helen; in the role of Amber
2004 -- Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!; in the role of Herself (Cameo)
2004 -- 1 Night in Paris; in the role of herself
2003 -- The Cat in the Hat; in the role of Female Club Goer
2003 -- Wonderland; in the role of Barbie
2003 -- Pauly Shore Is Dead; in the role of Herself
2003 -- L.A. Knights; in the role of Sadie

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.).

WEBSITE: http://www.simonsays.com/content/destination.cfm?sid=33&pid=498651

myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/parishilton

The Sundance Labs

Source: sundancechannel.com

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

Source: MSN.com

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.

www.backstage.com

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

Source: PRNewswire

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

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DATE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1986

PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

2006 -- Bobby (filming); performing Diane
2006 -- A Prairie Home Companion (post-production); performing Lola Johnson
2006 -- Just My Luck (completed); performing Ashley
2005 -- Herbie: Fully Loaded; performing Maggie Peyton
2005 -- Herbie: Fully Loaded; performing (singer: "First")
2004 -- Mean Girls; performing Cady Heron
2004 -- The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement; performing (singer: "I Decide")
2004 -- Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen; performing Mary Elizabeth Cep/Lola
2004 -- Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen; performing (singer: "A Day in the Life", "What Are You Waiting For" and "Drama Queen (That Girl) ")
2003 -- Freaky Friday; performing Anna Coleman
2002 -- Get a Clue (TV); performing Lexy Gold
2000 -- "Bette" TV Series; performing Rose #1 (2000)
2000 -- Life-Size (TV); performing Casey Stuart
1998 -- The Parent Trap; performing Hallie Parker/Annie James... aka Disney's The Parent Trap (USA: complete title)

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.

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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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