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May Media - Entertainment Industry Career Networking Events & Highlights
Casting News Hot Off The Wire! - As We Get 'Em, We Put 'Em Here!
Casting, Audition, and Production Notices Mostly Paying, Unless Otherwise Noted, From Various Sources
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Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
IDREAMMACHINE CASTING MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
AL3PH MEDIA CASTING LOW BUDGET SHORT, BITTERSWEET KISS OF MNEMOSYNE, ALEXANDRIA
CICATRICE SET TO CAST SEVERAL ROLES FOR NARRATIVE DRAMATIC NON-UNION FEATURE, LOVE LAND, DALLAS
HARDTRYER ENTERTAINMENT CASTING MALE, FEMALE ROLE FOR SKETCH COMEDY PILOT, CHICAGO
CASTING VARIED ROLES FOR MOB THEMED FEATURE FILM, MORE LIKE BROTHERS, PHOENIX
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI CASTING SAG SHORT, SERVING ROSE, CORAL GABLES
SIPSA FILMS CASTING VARIOUS ROLES FOR FEATURE, DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL, CHICAGO
GARDENING TV SHOW PRODUCED BY OLYMPUSAT SEEKING SPANISH SPEAKING LATINA HOST
CASTING PROCEEDS FOR FEATURE FILM PROJECT, GHOST AND THE WHALE, SONOMA COUNTY
EDUCATIONAL VIDEO PRODUCER MULTIMATIC SOLUTIONS SEEKS DYNAMIC HOST FOR EVENT, CORVALIS
ONE IN A MILLION PICTURES CASTING SEVERAL ROLES FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA NON-UNION FEATURE, SOMNIUM, DOVER
KEVSTEL GROUP CASTING WEB/INTERACTIVE PROJECT, WHAT IF?, ATLANTA
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR MALE ACTOR TO PORTRAY OLDER BEETHOVEN IN, 33 VARIATIONS, AUSTIN
ZACH Theatre HOLDING OPEN AUDITIONS FOR BEETHOVEN'S DIABELLI VARIATIONS, AUSTIN
ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY OPEN CALL AUDITIONS AT ACTORFEST LA, LOS ANGELES
DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is seeking talent to perform in its 70-seat West Village cabaret theatre. Seeking Singers, Comedians, Performance Artists, New Plays, Composers, and Writers: must be 21+, self-contained acts only. Note: Space, reservations line, full light and sound package, and house technician provided. Email show information, running time, and brief marketing plan to Phil Geoffrey Bond, artistic dir., at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred); or call 212-989-3015. Pay is 100% of the cover charge set by the producer, minus a room fee.
DANNY'S SKYLIGHT ROOM CABARET
Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret (346 W. 46 St., Restaurant Row, NYC) is seeking talent. Seeking—Cabaret Acts: self-contained, for shows running 50-60 minutes in length. For details, call Donald Schaffer, prod., at 212-946-1265. Visit www.dannysgrandseapalace.com. Pay is a percentage of the cover.
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|UK Film Forum 2013
Wednesday, May 1
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, Waterloo, Greater London SE1 8XR United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)191 440 4940
Uk film forum is a new industry conference from NFM and Moviescope in partnership with the BFI. The event will bring together more than 25 decision makers to debate and discuss the future of film in the UK and beyond. Scarce finance, diminishing commercial returns, the rise of VOD and emerging models for monetising film have posed important questions for the industry. The conference will examine steps which should be taken to secure long-term commercial viability for the industry. This Pre-Cannes conference chaired by industry analyst Mike Gubbins will conducts an examination of the latest finance, commercial, distribution, audience and policy trends in international film. The conference will examine steps which should be taken to secure long-term commercial viability for the industry, look at new and emerging revenue models and ask whether traditional models still have a place in the modern film mix.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
www.moviescopemag.com; www.northernmedia.org; www.twitter.com/UKFF2013; www.facebook.com/productionservice#!/nfmproductionservice
Key West Songwriters Festival
Wednesday, May 1 - Sunday, May 5
The Inn at Key West (other venues)
3420 N. Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305-304-0814; 305-294-5541 Fax: 305-294-7932
BMI presents the 18th Annual Key West Songwriters’ Festival. The Key West Songwriters Festival is presented in association with Comcast and the Tourist Development Council of the Florida Keys and Key West. The festival revolves around five days and nights of more than 20 free shows, staged at some of the island’s popular drinking holes and popular spots. The festial is based on informal adaptations of Nashville’s signature in-the-round acoustic show. Performers on the Festival line up are selected and invited by BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC. Proceeds from the Key West Songwriters Festival will benefit SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center, a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for service men and women who have sustained a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury and PTSD from the Afghanistan and Iraqi conflicts. The Inn at Key West has a pool party on May 2; The Sheraton Hotel and Southernmost Hotel have pool parties on May 3; La Concha pool party is May 5.
VIFF! - VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST!
Wednesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 8
theatre7, in the Arts District (other venues)
1406 S. Third Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Phone: 702-568-9663; 2-889-1220
VEGAS INDIE FILM FEST! (VIFF!) is an international independent film showcase created, programmed and operated by movie-loving filmmakers. VIFF! supports independent film and filmmakers. VIFF! furthers the art, craft and business of storytelling not just through the showcase of its festival, but by giving noteworthy and winning films placement through a network of partners and indie movie theaters. Besides a theatrical distribution run, many category winning filmmakers also receive the "Golden Bulb Award" which is certified to have lit the world famous 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign. In a sign of innovativeness and leading edge, this year there will be a new award for films created using crowd funding platforms like indiegogo and kickstarter.com
Meet And Greet Reception at Chapman/Leonard Studion and Production Center
Thursday, May 2, 18:30-10:30
Chapman/Leonard Studion and Production Center
9460 Delegates Drive, Orlando, Florida 32837
Phone: 407-422-7159; Fax: 407-425-6428
The Metro Orlando Film Commission and Women in Film & Television present an evening of networking for those interested in the field of film, television and music production. Interested parties may join in on welcoming Dakota P. Productions to the Orlando area. The reception will provide an opportunity for corporate executives, production, actors and actresses, music talent and those interested in the artistic world of film, television and music production to partner with other industry professionals. The Metro Orlando Film Commission, a division of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), promotes film and digital media development and production in Central Florida while assisting in further developing the local production infrastructure.
Email: contact form
Digital Video Camera & Lighting Basics
Thursday, May 2, 18:00-21:00
BDA Arapahoe Studio
1600 Range Street, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado 80301
This session will stress basic shooting techniques, lighting techniques, including the classic 3-light setup, as well as how best to use common household light fixtures, shooting using "manual" modes rather than automatic including focusing, exposure, and white balance and other topics. It's specifically geared towards people using their digital video cameras to shoot better footage of company training videos, event documentation, kids, YouTube shorts, and more
Digital Asset Management (DAM) NY: Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media 2013
Thursday, May 2 - Friday, May 3
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019
Phone:+44 (0)20 7092 3488; Fax: +44 (0)20 7404 3040
The 2013 program of international Digital Asset Management events covers the very latest thinking and developments - but never overlooking all the 'New to DAM' entrants to the expanding field. there will be presentations by leading brands, case studies from enterprise and not for profit organizations, roundtable discussions, panel Q&A's, breakfast briefings, technology tracks and planned tutorials. Hear from American Express Publishing, Conde Nast, Discovery Communications, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Chrysler, Inter IKEA Systems, HarperCollins Publishers, Bunchball, Oracle Corp, The Real Story Group, The New York Times, Hasbro, Univision Communications, Walmart and many more DAM Professionals. The NYC DAM MeetUp Group hosts its Pre-Event drinks this year at the Heartland Brewery at Empire State, in the Empire Party A Room, May 1 from 18:00-20:00.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Honolulu Film Awards
Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5
Sarento's Top of the "I" (other venues)
1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone: 808-955-5559; 808-924-6543
The 2013 Honolulu Film Awards (formerly known as the Honolulu Film Festival) will be along the shores of Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu. International entries are presented at the festival, including Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Foreign Films, Hawaiian Films, Action Sports Films, Music Videos, Experimental Films, Television Pilots, Environmental Films, and more. The festival will host its Filmmakers and Screenwriters Award Ceremony and Dinner on May 4 at Ilikai Hotel and Suites. Awards are presented to deserving filmmakers and screenwriters in four main competition tiers along with top prizes for Best of Category distinctions and Special Jury Awards. The Honolulu Film Awards includes a variety of special events including exclusive VIP filmmaker dinners, luaus, a cocktail reception and award presentations.
www.honolulufilmawards.com/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetect...; www.twitter.com/honolulufilm; www.facebook.com/pages/Honolulu-Film-Festival/95212247986
May 5, 2013 - May 8, 2013
Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028
This year MUSEXPO 2013 will be preceded by the A&R EXPO on May 5 as well as the Global Sync and Brands Summit on May 8 drawing music professionals from film, TV, games, advertising and brands participating in face-to-face interaction with content owners from across the U.S. and global markets. Expo session days typically open with a networking breakfast and close with a wine tasting cocktail networking reception with Hors D'Oeuvres. As the conference agenda unfolds, Viacom India will present opportunities for global music companies in Asia at MUSEXPO. MTV, EA Games, Cosmos Music Group, New Cap Radio, Capitol Studios will co-host mixers. Evening artist showcases will begin at 20:00 at S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood. The origins of MUSEXPO stem from the roots of the intimate A&R Network (the predecessor to A&R Worldwide) networking dinners in Los Angeles, which first occurred back in 2001 and have since traveled to New York, Berlin and London.
www.musexpo.net: www.twitter.com/musexpo; www.facebook.com/MUSEXPO
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, May 6, 19:00
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Held the first Monday of every month. Featured performances will be given by: Alaska Reid (http://alaskareid.com), M’dela (www.facebook.com/mdelamusic), Angelo De Augustine (www.facebook.com/pages/Angelo-De-Augustine), Forever Farwell (www.foreverfarewellmusic.com). Admission is free.
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, May 6, 21:00
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz
366 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 310-849-5938; 213-680-0047
From the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, the weekly event showcase here presents Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock n' Roll, Soul and R & B artists and open mic opportunities. The doors open at 19:30 nightly and live entertainment starts at 9 or 10 pm. In addition to its original purpose as a jazz club for which it was begun circa 2005 by one time trumpet player and entrepreneur Kohei Matsumoto, 2nd Street Jazz explores music which ranges from rock to electronic to hip-hop and of course, jazz. Monday nights is a NYC styled jazz jam for any musicians with instruments invited up to the stage to play. Hip Hop and MC beat battles happen on Thursdays. The club features a full bar and late night food.
www.2ndstjazz.com; www.facebook.com/pages/2nd-Street-Jazz/229106147136?sk=info; www.myspace.com/landon2ndstreetlivejazz
NARM Music Biz Expo
Monday, May 6 - Thursday, May 9
Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California 90067
The expo will host music professionals from brick & mortar and online music retailers; streaming services; wholesalers; distributors; record labels; mobile service and hardware providers; game and app developers; information technology companies; artists and artist managers; music educators and students; and more participate in NARM and digitalmusic.org events. At the Expo, BMI Executives, John Coletta and Michael Drexler will be present to join discussion to share their knowledge on various panels. For more information on the panels. The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) is a not-for-profit trade association that since 1958 has served the music and entertainment content delivery community in a variety of areas including networking, advocacy, information, education and promotion.
Email: contact form
www.narm.com/events/musicbiz2013/schedule-of-events; www.twitter.com/narmmusic; www.facebook.com/NARMConnects
Orlando Filmmakers meeting w/Special Guest: Katrina Diamond from ProductionHUB
Tuesday, May 7
1842 E Winter Park Road, Orlando, Florida 32803
Katrina Diamond, Marketing Director at ProductionHUB will take the lead in this session to reveal networking tips and techniques to get you "out there" in front of the the people and companies who need professional talents and services. Learn how to be seen before you are even needed. This session provides an opportunity for people involved in film to connect with each other, build relationships, educate each other and be educated in vital aspects of film. The meetings will also present guest speakers from the film industry who will share real-world advice and inspiration. The session is open to producers, directors, screenwriters, actors, film composers, and all other cast and crew -- anyone involved in film in any way, or intended to be involved in your future.
Email: contact form
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, May 7, 18:00-20:30
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Monday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
Email: contact form
www.gottasingnyc.com; www.twitter.com/GottaSingNYC; www.facebook.com/GottaSingNYC.ShepardJourdan; www.youtube.com/user/GottaSingNYC
Cinematography Lab: "Getting The Best Image From Your Camera" at Panavision
Tuesday, May 7, 13:00-16:00
6735 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028
This lab is structured for all camera experience levels, and as a great primer for filmmakers, camera crew, and anyone interested in learning more about how today's advanced camera systems work. The session will go inside the camera interface to learn what menu functions and commands do how to make them work for you. Learn how to balance an on-set monitor and how to make white balance a create tool. It will take a look at the similarities and differences between several cameras from a variety of manufacturers in different formats and price ranges. Instructor Jay Holben has been a contributing editor to American Cinematographer Magazine for 12 years and is currently the Technical Editor for DV Magazine, with a monthly column, 'DV101'. Organizer Hollywood Shorts is one of the longest running monthly short film microcinemas in Los Angeles.
Email: email@example.com; contact form
www.hollywoodshorts.com; camlabmay.eventbrite.com/#; www.facebook.com/hollywoodshorts
BMI Presents…Music 101
Thursday, May 9, 19:00-21:00
Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, NYU
721 Broadway, New York, New York 10003
Phone: 212-998-1500; 212-992-8400
BMI in association with Clive Davis Institute and BWEL Foundation (Black Women in Entertainment Law) presents Music 101 Songwriting Panel. Panelists include: Tanya Brown (Manager, Jared Cotter); Jared Cotter (Songwriter for Jay Sean, Nicki Minaj, Big Time Rush); Nova Perry, Esq. (Attorney, Nova Perry, P.C.); Ron Perry (Head of A&R, Songs Publishing). Seating is limited. Please RSVP to music101NY@bmi.com. Black Women in Entertainment Law (BWEL) is a nonprofit organization that provides a support network for women of color in entertainment law. The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music provides professional business and artistic training toward a BFA degree for aspiring creative entrepreneurs in the music industry.
Email: music101NY@bmi.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Thursday, May 9 - Saturday, May 11
Columbia College Chicago
1104 South Wabash, 8th floor theater, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone: 1-312-683-0121; Fax: 1-312-683-0122
CineYouth is a yearly youth film festival celebrating and showcasing short films made by filmmakers 21 years old and younger from around the world. Celebrating its 9th year in 2013, CineYouth accepts films in numerous categories including Documentary, Drama, Comedy, Horror, Experimental, Music Video, Animation and Public Service Announcement. A selection of CineYouth films are awarded with "Best of the Fest" honors, and these winning films are featured at the Chicago International Film Festival at the CineYouth "Best of the Fest" screening. At the CineYouth Festival, numerous workshops, panels and demonstrations are held -- from conversations about film school options and workshops on reels and resumes to master class discussions and hands-on demonstrations. Most of all, CineYouth is a free event open to the public of all ages.
Email: contact form
NFMLA NewFilmmakers LA Screening Event
Saturday, May 11, 17:30
Sunset Gower Studios
1438 N. Gower Street, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-467-1001; 323-521-7385
This event will feature a film screening series and after-party event at Sunset Gower Studios with a filmmaker lounge throughout the evening. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the directors of each film, the actors and other crew and participate in a live audience Q&A. There are pre-receptions and after-parties for each program. NewFilmmakers LA at Sunset Gower Studios is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world.
www.NFMLA.org; www.twitter.com/#!/NewFilmmakersla; www.facebook.com/NFMLA?ref=profile
British Independent Film Festival
|KOBA Audio and Lighting Equipment Show
Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16
COEX Convention and Exhibition Center
Samseong-dong of Gangnam-gu district, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: 02-551-0102; Fax: 02-551-0103
In KOBA 2013, over 830 companies including 170 Korean manufacturers from 35 countries such as U.S., Germany, England, Japan, China, Taiwan, and France are expected to exhibit and demonstrate cutting-edge technologies and equipment. More than 50,000 professional buyers and visitors are expected to visit. In the convergence age of an urgent need for differential competitive power, visiting the KOBA show is a golden opportunity for successful business, as well as a chance to improve your companies image. 830 companies are slated to participate and showcase the next generation broadcasting service, video, sound, and the future of the lighting industry. The COEX Grand Conference Room, will be set up for visitors to experience the dynamic pro sound 8th Dynamic Blaster.
The Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo
Tuesday, May 14 - Wednesday, May 15
Rocketown Event Center
601 Fourth Avenue South, Nashville Tenessee 37203
The NRW+E agenda is programmed to share the expertise of audio pros with home studio owners, whether musicians, songwriters, producers or engineers. Showcasing presentations by industry professionals as well as exhibits by manufacturers in audio gear technology, the Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo 2013 is presented by the AES Nashville Section in conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society. Constantly highlighting the role of technology in the creative process, Kristian Bush, one-half of the award-winning team-duo, Sugarland, delivers the keynote address to open the fourth annual Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo. Founded in the United States in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society has become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research. There is a networking reception at the end of day one with food and beverage.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
www.nashvillerecordingworkshop.com; www.twitter.com/aesnashville; www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=234963713043
2013 CLIO Awards
Wednesday, May 15, 18:00
American Museum of Natural History, LeFrak IMAX Theater
Columbus Avenue at 79 Street, New York, New York 10024-5192
Phone: 212-683-4300; 212-769-5100; Fax: 212-683-4796
The CLIO Awards is an international awards competition for advertising, design, interactive and communications. The 54th Annual CLIO Awards will honor the best of the year’s work with a Winner’s Gallery and Awards Ceremony. The Winners Gallery will be open for public viewing from 10:00. Entry to the awards ceremony is through ticketing. Award presentations include: Grand CLIOs, Production Company of the Year, Advertiser of Year, Brand Icon Award, Honorary CLIOs, Lifetime Achievement Award, Hall of Fame, Agency of Year, Network of the Year and Adweek's Project Isaac "Gravity" Award. Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger will make a special presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary ad man, George Lois. Musical artist will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas will be an Honorary Award Recipient. Cocktails and Food will be served at the Pre-Reception and After-Party Dress Code: Cocktail Attire.
Email: contact form
www.clioawards.com; www.twitter.com/#!/CLIOAwards; www.facebook.com/CLIOAwards?ref=ts
BMI Film/TV Awards
Wednesday, May 15
Beverly Wishire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212
Phone: 310-659-9109; 310-275-5200
An invitation-only event honoring the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. Composer Cliff Martinez will receive the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement. Cliff Martinez’s introduction to music began when he joined bands including Captain Beefheart, The Weirdos, Red Hot Chili Peppers and later became a member of the Dickies. His venture into film scoring began with the Steven Soderbergh directed Sex, Lies, and Videotape - the first of ten theatrical releases he and Soderbergh have collaborated on including Kafka, The Limey, Traffic, Solaris, and Contagion.
Wednesday, May 15
Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße 31, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: 49(40)43250939; Fax: 49(40)435009
The WorldMediaFestival honors and celebrates innovation in Corporate Film, Television, Web, Web TV and Print productions on an international scale. Worldwide entries are invited. The new WorldMediaFestival | TOURISM competition category is a global competition for tourism related content from all areas of the tourism industry. WorldMediaFestival - global competition for modern media was established in the year 2000. intermedia-web.tv, the web portal for informational and educational content, is also part of the portfolio allowing anyone to submit DVDs by mail or upload video content to the server, or create an online Video Business Card.
Cannes Film Festival
Wednesday, May 15 - Sunday, May 26
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
La Croisette CS 30051, 06414 Cannes Cedex - France
Phone: +33 (0) 1 53 59 61 00; Fax : +33 (0)1 53 59 61 10
In existence since 1946, The Cannes International Film Festival -- Le Festival International du Film de Cannes -- is an annual invitation-only festival film which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. The President of the Jury for the 2013 festival will be American film director Steven Spielberg. French actress Audrey Tautou, best known for the 2001 film Amelie, will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Special sections held during the festival include, the Marché du Film, the Festival's film market, structured to help meet the needs of film attending industry professionals. Also, the Producers Network assembles producers from around the world in a series of meetings and events created to stimulate international coproduction and project financing. Actor/director Vincent Bosco and co-director Pierre Abadie will be screening 'Comment te Dire' at the Festival after it had been accepted for the 2013 Short Film Corner. The work, recorded entirely in French and centering on a risky game of seduction will also be available throughout the Festival for viewing in the video library. Jerome Salle’s Zulu, starring Orlando Bloom and Forrest Whitaker, will close the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 26.
Email: contact form
www.festival-cannes.com/en.html; www.twitter.com/#!/FdC_officiel; www.facebook.com/pages/Festival-de-Cannes-Page-Officielle...
Uranium Film Festival
Thursday, May 16 - Sunday, May 26
Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro
Av Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro RJ 20021-140, Brazil
Phone:+55 21 2240-4944
The Festival is dedicated to films, documentaries and movies about the whole nuclear fuel chain, uranium mining, radioactivity, nuclear war and nuclear accidents. It is a festival "about" nuclear power and not "against" it. The festival stimulates the discussion about the nuclear question and stimulates the production of new documentaries, movies and animated films about any nuclear or radioactive issue. In addition the Uranium Film Festival creates a neutral space to throw light on all nuclear issues Societies and peoples have the right of choice if they want to follow the nuclear road or not.
The (Beach) Hangout Music Festival
Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19
101 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
Phone: 251-948-3030; 888-786-0270
The Hangout Festival takes place directly on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, gets started with an extra day of festival music during its Thursday Kickoff Party on May 16 from 11:00 to 23:00 at the Hangout Fest site featuring 14 acts on two stages – including: Umphrey’s McGee, Benny Benassi, Railroad Earth, Dillon Francis, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, LOTUS, Hayes Carll, Conspirator, Quixotic, Reptar, Wick-it the Instigator, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Future Rock and more. Some performers in the regular festival lineup include: Stevie Wonder, The Black Crowes, Toots and the Maytals, Steve Aoki, Kings of Leon, Gulf Shores is located approximately 50 minutes west of Pensacola, Florida, one hour south of Mobile, Alabama and 2.5 hours east of New Orleans, Louisiana.
BMI and Sundance ComposersLab
Saturday, May 18, 09:00-18:30
Downtown Independent Theatre
251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 213-617-1033; 310-360-1981; Fax: 310-360-1969
The Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program and BMI will present the ComposersLab: LA, as a one-day version of the institute’s Summer Lab.
The purpose of the Film Music Program is to connect composers and directors, giving them firsthand experience of the collaborative process of creating music in film. The ComposersLab: L.A. will be a condensed version of the summer Composers Lab, with the goal of offering a new opportunity for aspiring and seasoned film composers to gain insight into the development of film music. The day's program, led by Peter Golub, Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music program, will include presentations by Creative Advisors: Rolfe Kent, Clint Mansell, Thomas Newman, and Aaron Zigman. In addition, Music Editors Adam Smalley and Scott Johnson will illustrate their collaborative process. Closes with a Cocktail Reception.
Email: jarom_rowland@sundance..org; Institute@sundance.org
Musical West African Themed Cultural Benefit(s)
Saturday, May 18, 14:00 - Sunday, May 19, 02:00
9 rue Barbès Montreuil, Burkina Faso
West African musician, Boubacar Kafando and his Kora-Griot band Zaama Nooma, take part in a benefit performance benefiting Le Centre Culturel Zounogo, of the village of Banembanto Sapone (27 km south of the capital of Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou). The objective of the center is to expose children of Burkina Faso to varieties of musical instruments, music lessons, dance, a children's puppet show performed by children and an introduction to various life enhancing crafts. The band then moves on to Paris for a May 24 benefit engagement of Africa Night 2013, featuring a three Course West African Meal, performances by Zaama-Nooma and three other bands. Following this, Zaama Nooma will be in Montreuil to take part in the Conscience Festival, May 25-26.
Email: zaama firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; contact form
www.wherevent.com/detail/Boubacar-Kafando-Burkina-Faso-en-fete; www.facebook.com/events/399181136846148; www.acparis.org; paris.angloinfo.com/whatson/featured/25706/africa-night-2013/
58th Annual Drama Desk Awards
Sunday, May 19, 20:00
123 West 43 Street, New York, New York 10036
Phone: 212-352-3101; 212-997-1003
At the Drama Desk Awards, New York theater productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway compete against each other in the same categories. Among the over two dozen award categories, 2013 nominees for Outstanding Play include: Annie Baker, 'The Flick', Christopher Durang, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike', Joe Gilford, 'Finks', Richard Greenberg, 'The Assembled Parties', Amy Herzog, 'Belleville', Deanna Jent, 'Falling', Richard Nelson, 'Sorry'. 2013 nominees for Outstanding Musical include: 'A Christmas Story: The Musical', 'Giant', 'Hands on a Hardbody', 'Here Lies Love', 'Matilda', 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812', 'The Other Josh Cohen'. In addition to the usual category awards, each year, the Drama Desk votes special awards to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the theater. Formed in 1949 by a group of New York theater critics, editors, reporters, and publishers, the organization was created to educate the community on vital issues concerning the theater.
Email: contact form
www.dramadeskawards.com; www.twitter.com/DramaDeskAwards; www.facebook.com/DramaDeskAwards
Secrets of Superior Composition in Photography
Tuesday, May 21, 18:00-21:00
Boulder Digital Arts, Arapahoe Studio
1600 Range Street, Suite 100, Boulder, Colorado 80301
This workshop will introduce the rules of composition and explore the foundation of composition. The workshop will cover: The building blocks of composition, A five step process for better photography, How to 'see' compositionally, The 'rules' of composition (e.g., rule of thirds, leading lines, repetition, scale, juxtaposition, etc.).
Strong composition is important across all genres of photography, adding impact and clarity to the viewer's experience and making photography more memorable. Instructor Mark Osler has earned awards for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 2003 for the News' coverage of the 2002 wildfires as a picture editor for the Rocky Mountain News.
16th Streaming Media East
Tuesday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 22
Hilton New York
New York City, New York
Phone: 800-300-9868; 609-654-6266
Streaming Media East -- and its counterpart Streaming Media West -- explores what is taking place with all forms of online video business models and technology. At this year's convention, keynote addresses will be given by Damon Phillips, VP, ESPN and Rob Gelick, SVP, GM, Digital Platforms, CBS Interactive. There will be eight scheduled “how-to” sessions, cover area like encoding, video-players, webcasting productions, and more. giving attendees step-by-step instructions on various technical aspects of the industry. These will be separate from other round-table events that will cover in part: Mobile Video Strategies, Using Social Media with Webcasting, Connected TV Platforms, Live Streaming Production, Encoding for Multiscreen Delivery. A networking reception closes out the first day of Streaming Media East.
www.streamingmedia.com/conferences/East2013/default.aspx; www.twitter.com/strmediashows; www.facebook.com/streamingmedia
Digital and Music Matters 2013
Tuesday, May 21 - Saturday, May 25
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore / Clarke Quay
Seven Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Phone: +852 21678040; +65 6337 8888
With some semblance to Austin's SxSW, Music Matters festival features emerging and established bands from Asia/Pacific region and the world and sets up Singapore as Asia Pacific’s regional hub for entertainment, digital media and technology. The platform, which contains a showcase of events covering "ALL THAT MATTERS" in music, entertainment, technology and media, produced by Branded Ltd., includes flagship events: Digital & Music Matters, Music Matters Live, Nokia Music Connects and Social Media Matters. Music Matters is co-located with Digital Matters, Music Matters Live with HP and YouTube FanFest powered by HP. It is one week of conferences, workshops, mentoring and networking including a citywide international music festival. In conjunction with YouTube, the live broadcast of the festival delivers a global audience of musical performances at Clarke Quay. Music Matters Live 2013 takes place from the 22-24th May, at several venues in and around Clarke Quay with the live stage at Central Fountain Square. Open to the public, the majority of performances have free entry and in conjunction with YouTube, will be streamed live.
www.musicmatterslive.com; www.allthatmatters.asia; www.facebook.com/Matters.asia; www.twitter.com/#!/asiamatters; www.youtube.com/user/musicmatterstome?ob=0&feature=results_main
Connected TV World Summit
Wednesday, May 22 - Thursday, May 23
Royal College of Physicians
11 St. Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 8425 0966
Connected TV Summit is an industry event focused on the Connected TV marketplace, covering the whole spectrum of online video delivered to a television screen. In 2013 the conference agenda takes a close look at the emergence of the ‘Pay TV Lite’ market, where operators provide more flexible bundles and contracts without the need for satellite dishes, cable connections or set-top boxes. Amidst a fast evolving Connected TV market, the conference will explore market opportunity for CE vendors, whether their televisions are now competing with tablets in kitchens and bedrooms, if there is a new opportunity for CE Connected TV devices at the hub of the SmartHome. There are also breakout sessions covering the next-generation user experience and looking at how Pay TV operators can harness apps within their own STB-based platforms. The Connected TV Summit is produced by the same team who deliver Videonet and the Future TV Advertising Forum.
New York International Short Film Festival
Tuesday, May 28 - Thursday, May 30
Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 E. Houston Street, New York, New York 10002
The New York International Short Film Festival, NY Shorts Fest May 28 - 30, 2013 Landmark Sunshine Cinema. The NY Shorts Fest provides a showcase for short-form cinema and its creators. NY Shorts Fest events include receptions, as well as workshops and master classes with industry experts and top filmmaking professionals sharing their practical advice to attending filmmakers. The series is created by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. LA Shorts Fest has just finished it’s 16th year.
Atlanta Post Production Conference
Wednesday, May 29 - Thursday, May 30
Hyatt Regency - Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
This is a broadcast media technical training conference geared specifically for sports TV, video, film and new media professionals, with two days of intensive skill-building sessions. The conference is a training event to learn the latest tips and techniques on post production and sports TV production — from acquisition to delivery and features two focused tracks on sports TV production and post production, to show cutting-edge techniques. The conference is co-located at the SVG College Sports Summit, happening on the same dates.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, May 30, 20:00-22:30
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 7:20 am. Everyone gets 15 seconds to introduce themselves to the room. The breakfast -- held on the last Thursday of every month -- begins at 8 am and lasts until approximately 10:30 am. Parking is available, free of charge.
Email: contact form
www.changingimagesinamerica.org; www.hgenonline.com; www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Networking-Breakfast/...
2013 Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles
Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 2
801 N. Gower, Hollywood, California
Phone: 310-472-0809; Fax: 310-471-8973
Cine Gear Expo offers its audience an opportunity to meet with companies producing the latest tools and services for the industry, get on-site hands-on technical training, gain new skills, hear breaking industry news, network with peers and learn from industry leaders. The Cine Gear Expo 2013 Cinematography Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Haskell Wexler, ASC in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to advancing the art and craft of Cinematography. The Awards ceremony is part of the VIP Party at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood, May 30. A Cine Gear Expo VIP Reception, where Indy, Student Shorts, & Feature Film Competition winners will be announced, takes place at the Paramount Theater and Paseo Grounds, May 31.
www.cinegearexpo.com; www.twitter.com/CineGearExpo; www.facebook.com/1509260371
Musician & Band Alert: Opportunities, Auditions, and Jobs For Musical Artists, Singers, Bands, and Audio Techs
From Various Sources, Most Paying Unless Otherwise Noted
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
IDREAMMACHINE SEEKS BAND SUBMISSIONS FOR MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
PHOTOS/RESUMES REQUEST OF SINGERS, MUSICIANS THAT ACT FOR, GARAGE BAND, NEW YORK
CRUISE SHIP MUSICIANS, INTERNATIONAL SEEKS LOUNGE ACTS, WORLDWIDE
Cruise Ship Musicians, International, Landau Music is casting cruise ship entertainment. Andrew Landau, entertainment mgr. Contracts available onboard ships with various worldwide itineraries. Seeking—Lounge Acts: males & females, formed string quartet, piano-based Pop/Jazz duo, female vocalist, solo piano/vocalist, solo guitar/vocalist, formed party band quartet: Show Band: keys, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar. Email promotional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN CALL SEARCH FOR WEB REALITY SHOW, 'HIP HOP SENSATION', LOS ANGELES
'Hip Hop Sensation' Tite-Belt Productions, LLC. is casting Hip Hop Sensation, a new web based music reality show showcasing up and coming talent. Erica Green, host. Seeking—The Next Hip Hop Superstar: male and female, 13-49, any ethnicity, hip hop artists. Auditions will be held June 19, 9 a.m. at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot hotel, 5855 West Century Blvd., L.A. Each chosen performer will be given an estimated 15 minute window to show off their hip hop skills on camera.
SEEKING SINGER/SONGWRITERS TO PERFORM. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE A MIN. OF 3 GUESTS, NASHVILLE
Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Founded in 1997, Songsalive! is run by songwriters for songwriters. It acts as an epicentre, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets, bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time giving them and their music the support they deserve. Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! Songsalive! gives life to songs, provides opportunities for collaboration, creates awareness about original music, promotes and educates through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music: live events and showcases; songwriter critique workshops, songleads and industry pitches; cd samplers; education seminars and Expos; artist development; studio production; informational source and networking. This is a three song acoustic set in which Songsalive! members are given featured slots. Access a showcase application at http://www.songsalive.org/showcaseapp.htm or email Deb Bishop at email@example.com.
COBALT BLUE MUSIC NEEDS MUSICIANS/PIANO BAR ENTERTAINERS FOR CRUISE SHIP WORK
We need showband musicians who can read, swing, have jazz and big band experience, and be proficient on their instruments. Needed are Saxophonists with doubles, trumpet, trombone, and bass, drums, and guitar. Piano bar entertainers and cocktail pianists are also needed. We also are now looking for experienced singers who move well to front Las Vegas style revues. This is a high-energy position which requires excellent stage presence, and someone who can sing lots of styles well.Professionals only, please. All applicants must have promo. (Piano bar, singers, etc. must have video). We REALLY need Piano Bar entertainers with good video who can really entertain a crowd and get them partying. We can now offer 3 month contracts for this position!!! This is the most fun gig on the 7 seas! Also, I need horn players. Must have a great attitude, be willing to be at sea for months at a time, and be ready to make music and entertain passengers from young to old. No drug users as cruise lines do random drug testing. At this time we can only book United States citizens. Salary varies by position. Please reply to this e-mail and include a link to your reel or attach samples of your work. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Will accept your resume as text in body of email or your resume as an attachment.
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY UNDERGROUND BAND SEARCH
The late night show known for its music savvy is looking for the next great band. Is it yours?
Create a video of you or your band performing a totally original song created by you. The song should not be a "cover" or include "samples", no matter how cool you thing that might be. The video should last one (1) to three (3) minutes (the "Video") and must be in one of the following formats: AVI, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, or QuickTime . No other formats will be accepted. Video clips submitted in digital format must not exceed 100mb. Your Video should highlight your musical talents and show you/ your band playing the instruments and song. You may also submit an audio file of your band performing... as long as it is an original song! You might see or hear yourself on an upcoming Last Call with Carson Daly show!
Bands will be judged on creativity and originality, among other things. NO COVER SONGS. See the Offical Rules (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/#) for complete details. Check back as the Top 5 finalists as chosen by Last Call will be posted on this site for YOU to judge for yourselves! Use this link (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/) to fill out the online application.
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
Global Media Development Group Offers Democheck.com
Global Media Development Group announces the launch of www.DemoCheck.com , a new online service where songwriters, musicians, composers and others can have their music professionally critiqued by professional industry reviewers. The new service allows people who write or perform music to select a reviewer and submit recordings of music for professional critique and review. The site features professional reviewers including film and television music agents, veteran industry songwriters, composers, orchestrators, instrumentalists, vocalists and more who provide professional reviews and constructive critiques of submitted music.
United Talent Agency Is Aiming to Find Web Video Stars and Will Welcome Unsolicited Submissions
One of Hollywood’s top five talent agencies has created an online unit devoted to scouting out up-and-coming creators of Internet content — particularly video — and finding work for them in Web-based advertising and entertainment, as well as in the older media. The initiative by the United Talent Agency (www.unitedtalent.com) — the home of notable actor/comedians like Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, filmmakers like M. Night Shyamalan, and television producers like Dick Wolf and David Chase — is a bet, that Web video is on a growth curve similar to that of cable television a generation ago, and a return by Hollywood’s core talent representatives to new-media business they tested, without great success, at the peak of the dot-com boom. The goal this time, executives say, is not only to recruit the next generation of television and film writers and directors from the relative obscurity of sites like YouTube and Revver but also to help the major Web portals that are hungry for original content to find the creative people they need — just as movie studios have long turned to talent agencies when looking for new directors, screenwriters and actors. The new division named UTA Online (www.utaonline.net) will be headed at its start by Brent Weinstein.
United Talent’s online division, whose initial staff is three 26-year-old agents promoted from assistant, will operate independently from the main agency. In great contrast to industry conventions, agents will welcome unsolicited submissions (preferably as Web links), show existing clients’ output on a new agency Web site and be free to sign clients without the approval of the more-established departments. Reportedly, the three agents have to date cut six-figure deals with major media portals and signed a handful of clients whose Web-based serials, recurring comedy features and short digital films have drawn one-time downloads in the millions and regular watchers, in some cases, in the tens of thousands.
United Talent is hardly the only agency to follow the shift of media and advertising money, and consumers, to the Internet. Agencies like International Creative Management (www.icmtalent.com) one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies, and Endeavor (www.endeavorla.com), representing actors, writers and directors for film, television, and video games frequently bid against United Talent. And the venerable William Morris Agency (www.wma.com) created a digital media division in May, though that is aimed at helping existing clients find new work in the digital world — like a Web-based talk show that stars the comic Tom Green, a familiar television personality of a few years ago. Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood’s dominant talent shop, had a big Internet division at the height of the dot-com boom. But that was long before user-generated content achieved its current volume and impact; the unit has since shut down, and no one at Creative Artists is assigned solely to recruiting Web talent, an agency employee said. United Talent, by contrast, is taking the risk that relatively small deals today will quickly grow in size and scope, and it is banking on the notion that artists surfacing on the Internet may often be quite content to have successful careers that do not make the leap to TV or film.
A MySpace profile for United Talent Agency resides at: http://www.myspace.com/unitedtalentagency though most of its content is restricted to private viewers only. For information contact: email@example.com.
Songwriting Contests Galore!
Interested in applying your ambition toward a songwriing contest? Then check list of open contests below by clicking on the titled weblink you are interested in:
Artist Profile: Oprah Winfrey
DATE OF BIRTH: January 29, 1954
2005 -- Their Eyes Were Watching God; in the role of executive producer
TRIVIA: Is the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. In addition to being a news anchor on WJZ-TV13 in Baltimore Maryland , she was a co-host with Richard Sher (A reporter) on a local talk show on that station. It was called: People are Talking. Her name was intended to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate. Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. . Given an honorary National Book Award for her "influential contribution to reading and books". [October 1999]. Awarded (lst) 50th anniversary medal by National Book Foundation, NYC, Nov 1999. Her immensely popular TV talk show is a Harpo Production. Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards. Harpo is also the name of a character in The Color Purple (1985) (Oprah's film debut) played by 'Willard E. Pug'. Raised in abject poverty, she received her first pair of shoes in 1959 at age 6. She learned to read at age 2½. In fact, when it was time for her to start kindergarten, she wrote a note to her teacher insisting she should be in first grade. The teacher agreed and after finishing that grade she was then skipped to third grade.
HOW TO BE ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW:
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/oprahwinfrey_show
TALENT SEARCH: Needing Artists for the Songsalive! Showcases - Sacramento, California
the non-profit organization supporting and promoting songwriters,
announces showcases at a new venue and "WE ARE BOOKING
SINGER-SONGWRITERS!" You don't need to be a Songsalive! member to
perform at the Sacramento Showcases
Artist Profile: 50 CENT - aka Curtis Jackson
DATE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1975
PLACE OF BIRTH: Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York
2005 -- 50 Cent: Bulletproof; in the role of 50 Cent
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Streets of Southside, Jamaica, Queens
TRIVIA: Also known as Fiddy or Fifty, 50 Cent rose to fame following the success of his 2003 debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." Before signing to Interscope, 50 Cent was living with his grandparents. He soon became immersed in the drug trade, hustling around his native neighborhood by the name of "Boo Boo" with fellow Queens native Tony Yayo. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually fell back on rapping. DJs had taken it upon themselves to release two Best of 50 Cent mix CDs, before he had even signed to a major label. 50 Cent hit the scene with "How To Rob An Industry Nigga".
Back Stage, Industry Newspaper Updates Resources at Backstage.com
Back Stage, a leading industry news and information source for acting and assorted show business professionals, has restructured its backstage.com website dedicated to the acting community that brings together actors, casting directors, producers, and managers to showcase their works and talents. Backstage.com is a recognized tool for the performing artist aiding the search for casting notices and industry news. The redesigned backstage.com adds new features throughout the website including: moveable modules that provide users the capability to personalize and customize the site; color options that provide personalization for the pages; new technology features that provide casting search optimization and high-end resume tools; NY and LA sections displaying dedicated regional content; improved search tools in the Actors Yellow Pages; multi-channel video capabilities throughout the site. Back Stage understands the different needs of its users, and this has resulted in the new design where each user has their own preference of what information they want to see first when they visit the website.
With the new backstage.com, users can run advanced casting searches to customize search results to fit an individual’s needs. Performers can find casting opportunities from across the U.S. and create personalized saved searches to search for new notices that match interests with a single click. They can create multiple Casting/Job Alerts to have automated alert-agents search the Back Stage casting and jobs database and send the user the newest results via email on a schedule that fits their busy career. Then they can quickly apply to casting/job notices with just a few clicks. With the new backstage.com Multimedia Resume system, users can create one or multiple resumes, and upload a variety of photos, videos, audio reels, links, documents, credits, and skills to each resume. Unlike other casting websites, Back Stage doesn’t charge actors extra hidden fees for uploading a large variety of media files. In addition to using a Multimedia Resume to apply to an unlimited number of casting notices, users can also email their resume to anyone they’d like, and include media-enhanced resumes in Back Stage’s online Talent Database that is searched by over 20,000 casting directors, directors, and producers every year for no extra charge.Back Stage publishes over 1,000 casting notices each week for every type of performance: film, stage, TV, commercials, multimedia, dance, voiceovers, singing, and more. Back Stage also offers ads seeking people in related fields, such as stage/film crews, models, musicians, and writers. Back Stage is published by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company whose other entertainment and media brands include The Hollywood Reporter, Ross Reports, Billboard, Film Journal International, Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, and Call Sheet. For more information on Back Stage, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.backstage.com"
Artist Profile: Jake Gyllenhaal
DATE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California, USA
2006 -- Zodiac; in the role of: Graysmith
Education/Apprenticeship: Dropped out of Columbia University after two years (2002).
Trivia: Before success as an actor, Jake Gyllenhaal worked as a lifeguard. Son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theate Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in London, England. Was set to play Spiderman in Spider-Man 2 (2004) due to complications with Tobey Maguire. While he was preparing for the role, Maguire was back as Spiderman.
Call for Public Domain Stories
Source: Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Public Knowledge, Creative Commons and The Center for the Study of the Public Domain are collaborating on a public education campaign that will highlight the struggles of creators with intellectual property law. They are looking for stories from artists, filmmakers, musicians, computer programmers and anyone who has either been hampered by restrictive intellectual property laws or who has benefitted from the availability of art and information in the public domain. Stories will be presented to legislators, press and the general public, through a website, video and other media to demonstrate the problems and successes of copyright, trademarks and patents for the general public. Use this link for more information, or email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Public Domain Stories" in the header. If selected, your story will be presented to legislators, press and the general public through a website, video and other media.
Artist Profile: Paris Hilton
DATE OF BIRTH: February 17, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
2006 -- Bottom's Up (currently in post-production); in the role of Lisa Mancini
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Attended high school at the Dwight School in New York, but droped out and eventually earned a GED.
TRIVIA: An American heiress of the Hilton Hotel fortune, a socialite, model, singer, and actress. She has been described as a "celebutante," a portmanteau of "celebrity" and "debutante". On the maternal side of her family, Hilton is a niece of two popular child stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, who appeared in the motion picture Escape to Witch Mountain and TV shows like Nanny and the Professor, Little House on the Prairie, and later, ER. By marriage, she also is related to Zsa Zsa Gabor (the Hungarian-born actress who married Paris Hilton's great-grandfather Conrad Hilton) as well as Elizabeth Taylor (the actress's first husband was Paris Hilton's great-uncle, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.).
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/parishilton
The Sundance Labs
Each year the Sundance Institute (www.sundance.org) hosts a range of Labs for filmmakers, writers, playwrights, film composers, and other artists. Located at the Sundance Village in the Utah mountains, the Labs provide these artists with the resources to experiment and explore their ideas.
For the Filmmakers Lab, selected filmmakers come for a month to rehearse, shoot, and edit challenging scenes from their scripts with a professional crew and acting ensemble. Creative advisors, a group of professionals who have donated their time and expertise, are a resource to the filmmakers to guide, challenge and support their work.
The Theatre Lab provides playwrights, directors, choreographers, composers, solo performers and ensembles with the resources and support to develop new plays and musicals, or to explore new approaches to existing scripts. An ensemble of professional actors and artists and a staff of writers, directors, dramaturgs, and other artists provide feedback and direction to help shape work.
The Composers Lab pairs fellows from the Filmmakers Lab with accomplished composers who have not written a score for a major motion picture. By integrating music into its Film Program, the Institute helps facilitate a greater understanding of music into the independent filmmakers' process, and provides talented emerging composers with experience composing for film and access to accomplished film composers as advisors."
Xbox 360 Integrates With Living Room Entertainment and Windows Live
Microsoft released its new Xbox 360 this past week, and the company's founder, Bill Gates, said that the product would be more than just an extremely expensive toy that will make him more money in one day than anyone buying it will make in a lifetime. "It will give 35-year-old males still living at home with their parents another rationale for just not having the time to meet the right girl," said Gates. "Hey, I just made $200 million in the time it took me to say that," added the beaming zillionaire. The battle between Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 (set to arrive next year) goes beyond gaming and into the heart of the living room. The technology under the hood of Microsoft and Sony's new consoles consists of always-on, broadband-enabled, complete entertainment centers, while the PC remains in the den. "Xbox 360 takes our customers' gaming experience to new levels," Best Buy vp games Jill Hamburger said. Play Xbox 360™ Games; Watch DVD movies and play music CDs; Connect an MP3 player and listen to music, Connect a Digital Camera and view pictures; Listen to music and view digital pictures from your Windows XP-based PC; Manage your family's entertainment choices with Family Settings. Xbox will tie into Windows Live - a new set of Internet software and services designed to put you in control of the information, relationships and interests you care about. It all goes toward creating a medium for spending hours playing the likes of "Halo 2" and "Project Gotham Racing 3." Executives at Microsoft see video games as just the beginning. Xbox 360 is at the center of a strategy that will also eventually tie in elements of Microsoft's new Windows Live (http://www.live.com/) online initiative. A melee erupted among a crowd of shoppers in the rush for the new Xbox 360 video game console at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in northeast Maryland. It took 10 police officers to restore order. A crowd of about 300 people waited as much as 12 hours for the game, considered a must-have item this holiday season, to go on sale at 12:01 a.m. the day of its unveiling.
Fuse Seeks Live Audience Participation for IMX Show
Source: FUSE Cable Network
IMX is a new daily live music show on television. To be a part of the on-camera audience, show up at the studio by 4:30 pm on weekdays, and be between 14-26 years old. IMX is a fast-paced show featuring the hottest videos and live performances by artists including Linkin Park, 50 Cent, Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Outkast and many more! The studio is street level, located at 11 Penn Plaza on 7th Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets, so even if there isn't room inside, fans outside are, reportedly, still part of the action, and even get to meet the bands when they come outside. For more info and advance booking, call 212-324-3461 or e-mail: IMXAudience@imx.tv. Check out Fuse's website at www.fuse.tv.
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/fuseisthebest
'CMT INSIDER' Connects Viewers With Country Music News Plus Hot Topics From the Entertainment World
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CMT viewers can now get a weekly fix of country music news plus a broader look at the world of popular entertainment including the latest in movies, music, fashion and sports. CMT's new weekly series CMT INSIDER premieres Friday, April 9 at 7:30-8:00 PM, ET/PT* with CMT personality Katie Cook at the helm. Each Friday CMT INSIDER takes a look at the week's hot topics in entertainment including the lifestyles of megastars, legends and breaking country music events. Whatever is making headlines is what CMT INSIDER will tap into -- the noisemakers of the week.
CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 74.3 million households in the United States. For more information on CMT INSIDER, visit CMT.com at: http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_insider/series.jhtml
Artist Profile: Lindsay Lohan
DATE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1986
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Laurel Springs School. Attended Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School on Long Island for several years following her role in The Parent Trap (1998). Attended Sanford H. Calhoun High School for only a few months before resuming her acting career.
TRIVIA: Lohan began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jello (opposite Bill Cosby). An acting career was launched in 1996 as the third actress for Ali Fowler in the television drama "Another World" (1964). Lohan's first feature film, The Parent Trap (1998). After signing a three-movie contract with Disney, she returned to the small screen to star in the made-for-TV movies Life-Size (2000) (TV) (opposite Tyra Banks) and Get a Clue (2002) (TV). She also appeared as Rose in the pilot episode of the short-lived comedy series "Bette" (2000), which starred Bette Midler. Her music career was launched when Estefan Enterprises made a five-album production deal with her in September 2002. In her spare time, Lohan enjoys swimming, basketball, shopping, singing, reading, writing, gymnastics, collecting Beanie Babies, roller-blading, and playing with her siblings Aliana, Dakota and Michael Lohan. Her mother is Dina Lohan, a former Radio City "Rockette" and Wall Street Analyst. She currently helps manage her daughter's career.
FilmCommissionHQ Talent Directory
When filmmakers come to your area, they are often looking for local talent. FilmCommissionHQ offers a service to put your face in front of casting directors coming to your area. Producers, photographers, talent scouts, and casting directors will be looking to your local Film Commission to find local talent. Your online profile could be made available for everyone to see in the Talent Directory of your local Film Commission at FilmCommissionHQ.com. It requires registering as a Professional Member. There is no cost to register. Among many other benefits, Professional Members may receive a free online profile in our Talent Directory. To register, visit http://www.filmcommissionhq.com/register.jsp to complete the online form. General email for FilmCommissionHQ.com is email@example.com.
QUOTEABLE PEOPLE...Queen Latifah...Advice To Someone Breaking Into The Industry...
Source: Film In The City
WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE TO SOMEONE BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY?
QUEEN LATIFAH: Hustle, hustle, hustle. Be seen where ever you can. Do as many plays, talent shows, casting calls, auditions, whatever you need to be seen and get a break. You never know when you might click in someone's mind and they'll say "I know so and so doesn't have a reputation but I'll give them a break because I liked their performance and they can pull it off. You also have to be as savvy as you can, it's a tough business and you can't think that everybody is out there to help you. You have to make them work for you and you have to do your own homework at the same time. You have to meet with as many directors, writers, and producers on your own. You have to do your own work, network and package yourself. Package is a word that people don't really understand but when you take Queen Latifah and put her in a part with Angela Basset or in one with Wesley Snipes and now you have us all together, let's go sell this concept. When you start to link up people, it makes it a lot easier to do some stuff. And of course, have good lawyers and accountants--just don't let anyone else sign your checks.
DO YOU EMBRACE BEING A ROLE MODEL?
QL: It depends on what I'm being a role model for. If I'm a role model for staying positive, and being imperfect, and keeping God in your life, and being comfortable with who you are, [then okay]. It's about being comfortable with who you are. For me, I think that shows through and says something to other people. It doesn't matter what size you are, it's the confidence you exude.
Reprinted from a Film In The City E-Wire Front Page News - April 13, 2005 Edition interview. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an e-mail through the Film in the City website at Staff@Eventsinthecity.org.
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