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December Media - Entertainment Industry Career Networking Events & Highlights
Casting News Hot Off The Wire! - As We Get 'Em, We Put 'Em Here!
Casting, Audition, and Production Notices Mostly Paying, Unless Otherwise Noted, From Various Sources
Organized Top - Down Starting With Most Recent
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
PAPER STREET PICTURES CASTING SHORT FILM, HONOR STUDENT, AUSTIN
THROUGH THE 4TH WALL SEEKS EDGAR ALLAN POE IMPERSONATOR FOR STAGE PRODUCTION, WASHINGTON DC/ARLINGTON
SIX POINT PICTURES PRODUCING, GOOD NEWS BALTIMORE, FOR TELEVISION, BALTIMORE
MONETATE IS RUNNING AUDITIONS FOR CORPORATE VIDEO, SAVE THE EMAILS, CONSHOHOCKEN
ACTOR/HOST SOUGHT FOR COMEDIC INTERNAL CORPORATE VIDEO, NEW YORK CITY
DIGITALCOCO PRODUCTIONS PREPARING TO SHOOT A WEBTV COMMERCIAL, FT. LAUDERDALE
NIGHT WILLOW PRODUCTIONS CASTING FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION, SLAVE, LAS VEGAS / HOLLYWOOD
ABEL INTERMEDIA, LLC SEEKS TWO HOSTS WITH GOLF, LIFESTYLE KNOWLEDGE, HARTFORD
SD TRUCK SPRINGS SEEKS INTERVIEW AND HOST FOR WEB/INTERACTIVE, LAS VEGAS
X-TRANO LATINO TELEVISION CASTING ENGLISH SPEAKING ROLES FOR ZOMBIE THRILLER, LONG ISLAND
Scripted Series about 5 young Latinos that set out to find a town of Zombies. Scooby Doo meets Walking Dead. It would be the 1st English Speaking Tele Novella about Zombies.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Cruz: The team Leader who can carry a gun and take leadership role.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Layla: Character must be able to pull off a Buffy the Vampire type role.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Frankie: Super Geeky type.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Pedra: Misfit female. will create this role for the right person.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Jax: Stoner Surfer type. Tall skinny loves the outdoors.
Apply to Director, Sophie Perez. Email: email@example.com
FUSION BRAND EXPERIENCES SEEKS VARIED ROLES FOR IN-HOUSE GREEN SCREEN SHOOT, PHILADELPHIA
PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY SILK ROAD RISING CASTING SHORT FILM, MULTI MEETS POLY, CHICAGO
BURNVFX CASTING LEAD ACTORS FOR SHORT FILM PROJECT, NORTHERN VIRGINIA/DC
IDREAMMACHINE CASTING SAG, NON-UNION FOR TRANSMEDIA FEATURE, BILLBOARD, EASTON
LINGO INTERACTIVE SEEKS LANGUAGE HOSTS - ENGLISH, SPANISH, MANDARIN - FOR CULTURE SEGMENTS, AUSTIN
IDREAMMACHINE CASTING MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is seeking talent to perform in its 70-seat West Village cabaret theatre. Seeking Singers, Comedians, Performance Artists, New Plays, Composers, and Writers: must be 21+, self-contained acts only. Note: Space, reservations line, full light and sound package, and house technician provided. Email show information, running time, and brief marketing plan to Phil Geoffrey Bond, artistic dir., at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred); or call 212-989-3015. Pay is 100% of the cover charge set by the producer, minus a room fee.
DANNY'S SKYLIGHT ROOM CABARET
Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret (346 W. 46 St., Restaurant Row, NYC) is seeking talent. Seeking—Cabaret Acts: self-contained, for shows running 50-60 minutes in length. For details, call Donald Schaffer, prod., at 212-946-1265. Visit www.dannysgrandseapalace.com. Pay is a percentage of the cover.
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
|Digital Memorials and Media Art Activism
Monday, December 1, 18:00
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, New York 10003
Dean of the School of Media Studies, Anne Balsamo, presents a brief history of the creation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt as the context for a demonstration of three new digital experiencesthat are designed to extend viewing of the textile Quilt. As examples of media art activism, these digital memorial applications were created to extend the reach of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and to augment the practices of cultural remembering. Dean Balsamo will explore how digital technologies might assist the transformation of communities of interest into communities of participation, enhance practices of cultural memory, and contribute to innovation in modes of archiving works of cultural heritage. This event is featured in collaboration with "Reckoning with AIDS: The New School Events for World AIDS Day & the 25th Anniversary of Day With(out) Art." This free event is sponsored by the School of Media Studies as part of its weekly lecture series for "Understanding Media Studies." The lecture will also be livestreamed at: new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/digital-memorials-media-art-activism during the event.
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, December 1, 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: Sonia Rao (www.soniarao.com), Ilza Rosario (soundcloud.com/laindo), Sharin (sharinmusic.com), Ryan Calhoun (www.theheavenswitch.com). Admission is free.
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, December 1, 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
Launching Your Music Tech Company
Tuesday, December 2, 18:00-20:00
The Kimmel Center, Rendell Room
300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19102
From leveraging networking connections to developing and managing skill-sets directly related to the music industry. The Business of Making Music focuses on engaging professionally oriented students and graduates who are pursuing a career in the music business. There will be a panel Q&A with music and business professionals, networking with local artists and music pros. Free registration and admission.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
Email: contact form
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, December 2, 18:00-20:30
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Monday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
Email: contact form
www.gottasingnyc.com; www.twitter.com/GottaSingNYC; www.facebook.com/GottaSingNYC.ShepardJourdan; www.youtube.com/user/GottaSingNYC
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase
Tuesday, December 2, 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: Maigret Jnr, Wyles & Simpson, Joel Beazer and The Fast Lane. During the daytime, FRUKT works with brands like Coca Cola, Nokia, Diesel, O2, Kronenbourg, Southern Comfort and Starwood Hotels, helping them solve problems and build meaningful relationships through music and entertainment. Doors open at 19:00. This event is free. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands.
www.wearefrukt.com; www.facebook.com/weareFRUKT; www.twitter.com/FRUKTFixers
Wednesday, December 3 - Saturday, December 6
Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
Fuhua Third Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, China, 518048
The SIGGRAPH Asia conference attracts technical and creative people from all over the world that are drawn to research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web. Attendee can see, meet, and interact with the international computer graphics and interactive techniques community. This year, the conference program line-up includes a Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Emerging Technologies, Posters, Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, Technical Briefs, and Technical Papers. The convention is sponsored by The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges.
Email: Siggraph@rentech.com.hk; contact form
sa2014.siggraph.org; www.siggraph.org; www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences; www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH
Wednesday, December 3 - Sunday, December 7
Bass Museum of Art (other venues)
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida
Phone: +41 58 200 20 20; Fax +41 58 206 21 82
At Art Basel, international art galleries show work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as pieces by newly emerging artists. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works are displayed in the main exhibition hall, while designated artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park. A number of events listed on the agenda are free to the public. Although most Art Basel events are conducted December 3-7, from December 2, de la Cruz Collection, a selection of works by artists re-defining Post War movements - New Abstraction, Figurative Realism, appropriation and process-based art - goes on exhibit through December 6. Also set for an early December 2 start, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition, runs till December 7. Connecting the international art community has been Art Basel's goal since its beginning. In Hong Kong, Basel and Miami Beach, the week of the Art Basel show, the organization launches its parallel exhibitions and cultural events
Email: contact form; email@example.com
www.artbasel.com; www.facebook.com/artbasel; plus.google.com/+artbasel
Friday Night Social
Friday, December 5, 18:30-22:30
5364 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another but has evolved since then. Please register the day before the event to secure admission. This month’s Friday Night Social is a free admission event hosted by Jennifer Grisanti and ScriptWiters Network in a “private room with bar” exclusively for this Friday Night “Networking” event. Complimentary finger food will be provided for our Networking Group. Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, "Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story". The Scriptwriters Network, founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event.
Miami Short Film Festival
Friday, December 5 - Friday, December 12
Miami Beach Cinematheque (other venues)
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami, Florida 33139
The Miami Short Film Festival supports local and international culture and arts. MsFF) was founded in 2002 by producer/actor William Vela. The festival will screen short films of 20-minutes or less each. This festival representing more than 39 countries has Red Carpet Premieres, Cocktail Receptions, Seminars and Workshops, nightly Q and A sessions with visiting directors, Oscar-style awards ceremony, Closing Night Gala. The films are organized thematically in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by the chosen filmmakers.
International Music Festival Conference 2014 (IMFCON)
Sunday, December 7 - Tuesday, December 9
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: +1-805-665-6205; 1-888-421-1442
IMFCON puts forth programs fostering innovation, education, and an understanding of how music festivals play a crucial role in the music industry and foster growth in the arts. The Sixth Annual International Music Festival Conference opens with a SAG-AFTRA Opening Reception. Following an Orientation session as the first opening remarks, the agenda then presents: "It’s been a hard day’s night! 2014 Recap-State of the Industry," an insiders look at the festival industry and the forecast for 2015 and how to plan for it. This will be followed by session titled: "The Anatomy of A Festival." Conference day one concludes with a Cocktail Reception Hosted by PublicVine and a FireChat After Party following that. The final day closing symposium will address: "Visual Arts: How art installations give festivals personality, identity, and longevity." The Conference will close with a cocktail reception at the Texas Foyer.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
www.imfcon.com; www.facebook.com/IMFCON; linkd.in/1ygK5No
Hollywood Chamber PAC to hold L.A. Council District 4 Debate
Tuesday, December 9, 17:00-19:00
817 Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90038
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee invites the community and member businesses to the Los Angeles Council District 4 Debate ahead of Council-member Tom LaBonge leaving office in June 2015 and attended by the candidates running for CD4. Free, but RSVP required at site. Teddy Davis, Wally Knox, Joan Pelico, Carolyn Ramsey, David Ryo, Steve Veres will debate, moderated by former Hollywood Chamber Chairs Jeff Briggs, Heather Cochran, Christi Van Cleve.
PRESS PLAY: Variety Home Entertainment and Digital Hall of Fame
Tuesday, December 9
Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212
Phone: 323-617-9405; 310-275-5200
Variety will present the 34th annual PRESS PLAY: Variety Home Entertainment and Digital Hall of Fame, benefiting City Year, and honoring Producer-Director Brett Ratner; Warner Bros. Chief Digital Officer and EVP Strategy and Business Development Thomas Gewecke; and Amazon.com. Formerly known as the Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame, the new name reflects the increased stature of digital content to the entire industry and the multiple platforms on which it can be deployed. The 34th annual Variety Hall of Fame gala dinner and awards show event continues to recognize home entertainment trailblazers who are pushing to maximize the revenue lifecycles for film, TV and video games across Blu-ray/DVD and digital formats. The event includes a cocktail reception, plated dinner and full awards program, with all honorees in attendance to accept their induction into the Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame.
|CineAsia Hong Kong
Tuesday, December 9 - Thursday, December 11
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong (SAR)
CineAsia Hong Kong is a Pan-Asian Convention dedicated to the Cinema Exhibition and Distribution communities. It will feature screenings of upcoming Hollywood films, regional films, sponsored special events, informative seminars on cinema technology and developments and the CineAsia Trade Show. CineAsia brings together Asian cinema industry professionals, from cinema owners and suppliers to film buyers and distributors. On December 10 of the convention, cinema innovator, Timeplay, will give an interactive cinema demonstration and show how movie goers can use their smart phones and tablets to interact with and influence outcomes on the big screen. As the sister event to ShowEast and CineEurope, CineAsia maintains similar standards of programming, seminars, special events and suppliers. CineAsia screens major Asian and Hollywood films and offers educational programs specifically geared toward the needs of the Asian cinema exhibition community.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
www.filmexpos.com/cineasia; www.filmexpos.com/contact-us; www.facebook.com/pages/Cineasia/180266065477627
Asia TV Forum and Market 2014
Tuesday, December 9 - Friday, December 12
Sands Expo and Convention Center - Singapore
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore City, Singapore City, Singapore
Phone: +6567804613; +6567804683; Fax: +6565883787
Asia TV Forum and Market - "Asia's Entertainment Content Market" - Conducted in association with miptv and mipcom, Asia TV Forum and Market is an international entertainment content market and convention to buy, sell, finance, distribute and co-produce, across all platforms. It is where the industry meets Asia's buying community, discover the latest trends in Asia, showcase best in class innovation and champion and monetise the next generation of Asian content. It is organized by Reed Exhibitions Pte Limited. The Asia Media Opening Keynote Speaker is James Wang Zhonglei, President, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation China. He will be followed by Ma Dong, Chief Content Officer Iqiyi, China. He will address, Digital China: The New Storyteller - Iqiyi. This year, ATF Animation Lab will introduce "Up-Close with Commissioners", a two-day knowledge sharing session that will give attending delegates opportunities to glimpse into the programming plans of international animation studio commissioners, and what thy will be looking for in 2016 - 2017.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
www.asiatvforum.com/The-Event/; www.facebook.com/asiatvforum; www.youtube.com/user/AsiaTVForum
Jingle Mingle with WIFT-Florida
Wednesday, December 10, 19:00
Winter Park Farmer's Market
200 W. New England Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789
The 13th Annual Jingle Mingle holiday get together and networking affair. Join Women in Film & Television-Florida (WIFT-FL) for a night of "Fire & Ice and all things nice!" Party favors include food, drinks, Silent Auction and Raffle, Photo opps and more. Mingle with Florida’s digital media and entertainment associates. Women in Film & Television-Florida (WIFT-FL) is charged with building positive images of media-makers (both women and men), empowering them to achieve their highest professional and creative potential, and helping create more job opportunities throughout the State of Florida (with a primary focus on Central Florida).
Second Meeting of TEAM HOLLYWOOD Committee
Wednesday December 10, 12:00-14:00
Hollywood Chamber Conference Room
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will conduct the second meeting of its new The Entertainment, Arts and Media Committee (TEAM HOLLYWOOD). Complimentary member benefit. MUST RSVP to attend.
TEAM HOLLYWOOD's mission is to promote the Hollywood brand with the intention of preserving Hollywood's homegrown entertainment industries with a focus on film, broadcasting, commercials, television and performing arts. The Hollywood Chamber Committee additionally aims to cultivate new and emerging media so as to uphold Hollywood's status as the entertainment capital of the world. TEAM HOLLYWOOD is co-chaired by Chamber members Susan Cabral-Ebert of IATSE Local 706 and Maricela Gomez of Paramount Pictures and meets quarterly.
Intro to Steadicam and Edelkrone Workshop
Thursday, December 11, 18:00-21:00
Open Media Foundation
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, Colorado 80204
Phone: 720-222-0160; Fax: 303-534-5098
Steadicams have been around since the 70’s and allows for smooth camera movement even when the camera operator is moving quickly or over uneven surfaces. This workshop briefly covers the history of the Steadicam, and highlights all of the essential parts and components, proper balancing and operation with and without the vest. The workshop will provide a comprehensive overview from which students can hone their steadicam skills. The workshop will cover the basics of the steadicam equipment: all essential parts and components, proper balancing and operation with and without the vest, as well as some essential tips for effective use of the Steadicam. The workshop will also provide an introduction to the Edelkrone equipment available at Denver Open Media - the Action, Target, Pocket and Slider - as well as the CPM camera rig for DSLRs. Denver Open Media is not an independent entity, but a project supported by the Open Media Foundation, designed to be managed by the community. The Open Media Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to putting the power of media and technology in the hands of the people.
Thursday, December 11, 11:30-14:30
New York Hilton Grand Ballroom
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 2126790870; Fax: 2126790899
NYWIFT's annual gala holiday luncheon, The Muse Awards, celebrates the vision and achievements of women who work in the entertainment industry. Each year accomplished women are honored with the award. It is NYWIFT's flagship fundraising event — a calendar highlight of their New York City holiday season in the entertainment industry — and is attended by an audience of approximately 1,200 executives from major studios, broadcast, cable networks and film production facilities. This year's Muse Awards honorees include: Mary Bailey, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dawn Ostroff and Wanda Sykes. The Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award will be given to Abigail Disney for her work on documentary films and philanthropy.
Intro to Studio Production
Saturday, December 13, 11:00-18:00
Open Media Foundation
700 Kalamath Street, Denver, Colorado 80204
Phone: 720-222-0160; Fax: 303-534-5098
The Intro to Studio Production Workshop will cover basic use of all studio equipment including: camera operations, lighting theory, color, and audio mixing, control-room equipment such as the studio switcher, audio mixer, and camera controls. Participants will be required to volunteer on one real-world studio shoot before receiving certification after which DOM members will be certified to use both DOM studios. This workshop takes place on either two consecutive evening from 18:00-21:00 or one Saturday from 11:00-18:00. The Open Media Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to putting the power of media and technology in the hands of the people.
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, December 16, 12:30-16:30
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Following the lecture portion, Blume will critique a song from each attendee. Those who wish to have a song critiqued should bring a recording and a lyric sheet or be prepared to perform the song live. Registration is free and is conducted online. Online registration opens at 15:00 the day after the previous month’s workshop. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled. Please email NashvilleWorkshops@bmi.com with any questions regarding the workshop. All participants MUST check in by 12:20 or the spot will be given away to those on the waiting list. This month's topic is "3 Steps To Great Lyrics (Critique)". Free but registration is conducted online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jason-blume-songwriters-workshop.... 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
Hollywood Chamber Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive
Wednesday December 17, 17:30 - 20:30
1425 N Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
The Hollywood Chamber Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive will be hosted by Lombardi House in Hollywood. Attendees must bring an unwrapped toy in lieu of admission. Collected items will be distributed through community toy drives. The event is open to Hollywood Chamber members only. Non-members can email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation. All must reserve online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/event.
Built in 1904, Lombardi House is a fully restored Victorian-style historic farmhouse in the heart of Hollywood. First complimentary drink on the house and hors d'oeuvres served throughout the mixer.
The Midwest Clinic - An International Band and Orchestra Conference
Wednesday, December 17 - Saturday, December 20
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616
Phone: 847-424-4163; 312-791-7000; Fax: 847-424-5185
The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference provides attendees interested in music education with an array of clinics and exhibits, as well as access to well regarded music and teaching professionals. The conference will also focus on industry trends and future topics in business and music education. A Conference highlight includes ensembles in performance, while showcasing anywhere from students to seasoned performers exhibiting their talents to a focused and enthusiastic audience with an interest in furthering music education. Each band and orchestra conference is specifically focused and offers attendees the most up-to-date music styles and education techniques. The Midwest Clinic is structured for educational purposes exclusively; to raise the standards of music education; to develop new teaching techniques, to disseminate to school music teachers, directors and supervisors and others interested in music education.
www.midwestclinic.org; www.linkedin.com/company/the-midwest-clinic; www.twitter.com/#!/midwestclinic
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, December 18, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007-0030
BMI 101 is a free one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to BMI101NY@bmi.com.
www.bmi.com; www.myspace.com/bmi; www.facebook.com/broadcastmusicinc
International Kuchipudi Dance Convention
Friday, December 26 - Sunday, December 28
Old Mumbai Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India
Phone: 94401 88880/99892 95939
The International Kuchipudi Dance Convention showcases interactive sessions where technical aspects of the dance form will be discussed and dance performances by the dancers of various participating countries will showcase their talent. The highlight of the conference will be a group recital in which thousands of dancers from all over the world will dance to a few selected pieces. A video has been prepared which contains all the dance pieces which will be performed on the final Day is viewable online. The dancers, with the help of their respective teachers will have to learn the dance pieces, practice and perform as per the instructions given in the video. Parent organizer, SiliconAndhra organization, based in San Jose, California, has been doing several vital cultural programs over the last 12 years to protect and perpetuate the Telugu language, literature, tradition and culture.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Musician & Band Alert: Opportunities, Auditions, and Jobs For Musical Artists, Singers, Bands, and Audio Techs
From Various Sources, Most Paying Unless Otherwise Noted
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
IDREAMMACHINE SEEKS BAND SUBMISSIONS FOR MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
PHOTOS/RESUMES REQUEST OF SINGERS, MUSICIANS THAT ACT FOR, GARAGE BAND, NEW YORK
CRUISE SHIP MUSICIANS, INTERNATIONAL SEEKS LOUNGE ACTS, WORLDWIDE
Cruise Ship Musicians, International, Landau Music is casting cruise ship entertainment. Andrew Landau, entertainment mgr. Contracts available onboard ships with various worldwide itineraries. Seeking—Lounge Acts: males & females, formed string quartet, piano-based Pop/Jazz duo, female vocalist, solo piano/vocalist, solo guitar/vocalist, formed party band quartet: Show Band: keys, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar. Email promotional materials to email@example.com.
OPEN CALL SEARCH FOR WEB REALITY SHOW, 'HIP HOP SENSATION', LOS ANGELES
'Hip Hop Sensation' Tite-Belt Productions, LLC. is casting Hip Hop Sensation, a new web based music reality show showcasing up and coming talent. Erica Green, host. Seeking—The Next Hip Hop Superstar: male and female, 13-49, any ethnicity, hip hop artists. Auditions will be held June 19, 9 a.m. at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot hotel, 5855 West Century Blvd., L.A. Each chosen performer will be given an estimated 15 minute window to show off their hip hop skills on camera.
SEEKING SINGER/SONGWRITERS TO PERFORM. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE A MIN. OF 3 GUESTS, NASHVILLE
Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Founded in 1997, Songsalive! is run by songwriters for songwriters. It acts as an epicentre, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets, bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time giving them and their music the support they deserve. Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! Songsalive! gives life to songs, provides opportunities for collaboration, creates awareness about original music, promotes and educates through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music: live events and showcases; songwriter critique workshops, songleads and industry pitches; cd samplers; education seminars and Expos; artist development; studio production; informational source and networking. This is a three song acoustic set in which Songsalive! members are given featured slots. Access a showcase application at http://www.songsalive.org/showcaseapp.htm or email Deb Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COBALT BLUE MUSIC NEEDS MUSICIANS/PIANO BAR ENTERTAINERS FOR CRUISE SHIP WORK
We need showband musicians who can read, swing, have jazz and big band experience, and be proficient on their instruments. Needed are Saxophonists with doubles, trumpet, trombone, and bass, drums, and guitar. Piano bar entertainers and cocktail pianists are also needed. We also are now looking for experienced singers who move well to front Las Vegas style revues. This is a high-energy position which requires excellent stage presence, and someone who can sing lots of styles well.Professionals only, please. All applicants must have promo. (Piano bar, singers, etc. must have video). We REALLY need Piano Bar entertainers with good video who can really entertain a crowd and get them partying. We can now offer 3 month contracts for this position!!! This is the most fun gig on the 7 seas! Also, I need horn players. Must have a great attitude, be willing to be at sea for months at a time, and be ready to make music and entertain passengers from young to old. No drug users as cruise lines do random drug testing. At this time we can only book United States citizens. Salary varies by position. Please reply to this e-mail and include a link to your reel or attach samples of your work. Email: email@example.com. Will accept your resume as text in body of email or your resume as an attachment.
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY UNDERGROUND BAND SEARCH
The late night show known for its music savvy is looking for the next great band. Is it yours?
Create a video of you or your band performing a totally original song created by you. The song should not be a "cover" or include "samples", no matter how cool you thing that might be. The video should last one (1) to three (3) minutes (the "Video") and must be in one of the following formats: AVI, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, or QuickTime . No other formats will be accepted. Video clips submitted in digital format must not exceed 100mb. Your Video should highlight your musical talents and show you/ your band playing the instruments and song. You may also submit an audio file of your band performing... as long as it is an original song! You might see or hear yourself on an upcoming Last Call with Carson Daly show!
Bands will be judged on creativity and originality, among other things. NO COVER SONGS. See the Offical Rules (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/#) for complete details. Check back as the Top 5 finalists as chosen by Last Call will be posted on this site for YOU to judge for yourselves! Use this link (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/) to fill out the online application.
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Global Media Development Group Offers Democheck.com
Global Media Development Group announces the launch of www.DemoCheck.com , a new online service where songwriters, musicians, composers and others can have their music professionally critiqued by professional industry reviewers. The new service allows people who write or perform music to select a reviewer and submit recordings of music for professional critique and review. The site features professional reviewers including film and television music agents, veteran industry songwriters, composers, orchestrators, instrumentalists, vocalists and more who provide professional reviews and constructive critiques of submitted music.
United Talent Agency Is Aiming to Find Web Video Stars and Will Welcome Unsolicited Submissions
One of Hollywood’s top five talent agencies has created an online unit devoted to scouting out up-and-coming creators of Internet content — particularly video — and finding work for them in Web-based advertising and entertainment, as well as in the older media. The initiative by the United Talent Agency (www.unitedtalent.com) — the home of notable actor/comedians like Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, filmmakers like M. Night Shyamalan, and television producers like Dick Wolf and David Chase — is a bet, that Web video is on a growth curve similar to that of cable television a generation ago, and a return by Hollywood’s core talent representatives to new-media business they tested, without great success, at the peak of the dot-com boom. The goal this time, executives say, is not only to recruit the next generation of television and film writers and directors from the relative obscurity of sites like YouTube and Revver but also to help the major Web portals that are hungry for original content to find the creative people they need — just as movie studios have long turned to talent agencies when looking for new directors, screenwriters and actors. The new division named UTA Online (www.utaonline.net) will be headed at its start by Brent Weinstein.
United Talent’s online division, whose initial staff is three 26-year-old agents promoted from assistant, will operate independently from the main agency. In great contrast to industry conventions, agents will welcome unsolicited submissions (preferably as Web links), show existing clients’ output on a new agency Web site and be free to sign clients without the approval of the more-established departments. Reportedly, the three agents have to date cut six-figure deals with major media portals and signed a handful of clients whose Web-based serials, recurring comedy features and short digital films have drawn one-time downloads in the millions and regular watchers, in some cases, in the tens of thousands.
United Talent is hardly the only agency to follow the shift of media and advertising money, and consumers, to the Internet. Agencies like International Creative Management (www.icmtalent.com) one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies, and Endeavor (www.endeavorla.com), representing actors, writers and directors for film, television, and video games frequently bid against United Talent. And the venerable William Morris Agency (www.wma.com) created a digital media division in May, though that is aimed at helping existing clients find new work in the digital world — like a Web-based talk show that stars the comic Tom Green, a familiar television personality of a few years ago. Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood’s dominant talent shop, had a big Internet division at the height of the dot-com boom. But that was long before user-generated content achieved its current volume and impact; the unit has since shut down, and no one at Creative Artists is assigned solely to recruiting Web talent, an agency employee said. United Talent, by contrast, is taking the risk that relatively small deals today will quickly grow in size and scope, and it is banking on the notion that artists surfacing on the Internet may often be quite content to have successful careers that do not make the leap to TV or film.
A MySpace profile for United Talent Agency resides at: http://www.myspace.com/unitedtalentagency though most of its content is restricted to private viewers only. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songwriting Contests Galore!
Interested in applying your ambition toward a songwriing contest? Then check list of open contests below by clicking on the titled weblink you are interested in:
Artist Profile: Oprah Winfrey
DATE OF BIRTH: January 29, 1954
2005 -- Their Eyes Were Watching God; in the role of executive producer
TRIVIA: Is the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. In addition to being a news anchor on WJZ-TV13 in Baltimore Maryland , she was a co-host with Richard Sher (A reporter) on a local talk show on that station. It was called: People are Talking. Her name was intended to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate. Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. . Given an honorary National Book Award for her "influential contribution to reading and books". [October 1999]. Awarded (lst) 50th anniversary medal by National Book Foundation, NYC, Nov 1999. Her immensely popular TV talk show is a Harpo Production. Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards. Harpo is also the name of a character in The Color Purple (1985) (Oprah's film debut) played by 'Willard E. Pug'. Raised in abject poverty, she received her first pair of shoes in 1959 at age 6. She learned to read at age 2½. In fact, when it was time for her to start kindergarten, she wrote a note to her teacher insisting she should be in first grade. The teacher agreed and after finishing that grade she was then skipped to third grade.
HOW TO BE ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW:
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/oprahwinfrey_show
TALENT SEARCH: Needing Artists for the Songsalive! Showcases - Sacramento, California
the non-profit organization supporting and promoting songwriters,
announces showcases at a new venue and "WE ARE BOOKING
SINGER-SONGWRITERS!" You don't need to be a Songsalive! member to
perform at the Sacramento Showcases
Artist Profile: 50 CENT - aka Curtis Jackson
DATE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1975
PLACE OF BIRTH: Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York
2005 -- 50 Cent: Bulletproof; in the role of 50 Cent
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Streets of Southside, Jamaica, Queens
TRIVIA: Also known as Fiddy or Fifty, 50 Cent rose to fame following the success of his 2003 debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." Before signing to Interscope, 50 Cent was living with his grandparents. He soon became immersed in the drug trade, hustling around his native neighborhood by the name of "Boo Boo" with fellow Queens native Tony Yayo. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually fell back on rapping. DJs had taken it upon themselves to release two Best of 50 Cent mix CDs, before he had even signed to a major label. 50 Cent hit the scene with "How To Rob An Industry Nigga".
Back Stage, Industry Newspaper Updates Resources at Backstage.com
Back Stage, a leading industry news and information source for acting and assorted show business professionals, has restructured its backstage.com website dedicated to the acting community that brings together actors, casting directors, producers, and managers to showcase their works and talents. Backstage.com is a recognized tool for the performing artist aiding the search for casting notices and industry news. The redesigned backstage.com adds new features throughout the website including: moveable modules that provide users the capability to personalize and customize the site; color options that provide personalization for the pages; new technology features that provide casting search optimization and high-end resume tools; NY and LA sections displaying dedicated regional content; improved search tools in the Actors Yellow Pages; multi-channel video capabilities throughout the site. Back Stage understands the different needs of its users, and this has resulted in the new design where each user has their own preference of what information they want to see first when they visit the website.
With the new backstage.com, users can run advanced casting searches to customize search results to fit an individual’s needs. Performers can find casting opportunities from across the U.S. and create personalized saved searches to search for new notices that match interests with a single click. They can create multiple Casting/Job Alerts to have automated alert-agents search the Back Stage casting and jobs database and send the user the newest results via email on a schedule that fits their busy career. Then they can quickly apply to casting/job notices with just a few clicks. With the new backstage.com Multimedia Resume system, users can create one or multiple resumes, and upload a variety of photos, videos, audio reels, links, documents, credits, and skills to each resume. Unlike other casting websites, Back Stage doesn’t charge actors extra hidden fees for uploading a large variety of media files. In addition to using a Multimedia Resume to apply to an unlimited number of casting notices, users can also email their resume to anyone they’d like, and include media-enhanced resumes in Back Stage’s online Talent Database that is searched by over 20,000 casting directors, directors, and producers every year for no extra charge.Back Stage publishes over 1,000 casting notices each week for every type of performance: film, stage, TV, commercials, multimedia, dance, voiceovers, singing, and more. Back Stage also offers ads seeking people in related fields, such as stage/film crews, models, musicians, and writers. Back Stage is published by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company whose other entertainment and media brands include The Hollywood Reporter, Ross Reports, Billboard, Film Journal International, Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, and Call Sheet. For more information on Back Stage, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.backstage.com"
Artist Profile: Jake Gyllenhaal
DATE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California, USA
2006 -- Zodiac; in the role of: Graysmith
Education/Apprenticeship: Dropped out of Columbia University after two years (2002).
Trivia: Before success as an actor, Jake Gyllenhaal worked as a lifeguard. Son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theate Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in London, England. Was set to play Spiderman in Spider-Man 2 (2004) due to complications with Tobey Maguire. While he was preparing for the role, Maguire was back as Spiderman.
Call for Public Domain Stories
Source: Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Public Knowledge, Creative Commons and The Center for the Study of the Public Domain are collaborating on a public education campaign that will highlight the struggles of creators with intellectual property law. They are looking for stories from artists, filmmakers, musicians, computer programmers and anyone who has either been hampered by restrictive intellectual property laws or who has benefitted from the availability of art and information in the public domain. Stories will be presented to legislators, press and the general public, through a website, video and other media to demonstrate the problems and successes of copyright, trademarks and patents for the general public. Use this link for more information, or email your story to email@example.com with "Public Domain Stories" in the header. If selected, your story will be presented to legislators, press and the general public through a website, video and other media.
Artist Profile: Paris Hilton
DATE OF BIRTH: February 17, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
2006 -- Bottom's Up (currently in post-production); in the role of Lisa Mancini
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Attended high school at the Dwight School in New York, but droped out and eventually earned a GED.
TRIVIA: An American heiress of the Hilton Hotel fortune, a socialite, model, singer, and actress. She has been described as a "celebutante," a portmanteau of "celebrity" and "debutante". On the maternal side of her family, Hilton is a niece of two popular child stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, who appeared in the motion picture Escape to Witch Mountain and TV shows like Nanny and the Professor, Little House on the Prairie, and later, ER. By marriage, she also is related to Zsa Zsa Gabor (the Hungarian-born actress who married Paris Hilton's great-grandfather Conrad Hilton) as well as Elizabeth Taylor (the actress's first husband was Paris Hilton's great-uncle, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.).
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/parishilton
The Sundance Labs
Each year the Sundance Institute (www.sundance.org) hosts a range of Labs for filmmakers, writers, playwrights, film composers, and other artists. Located at the Sundance Village in the Utah mountains, the Labs provide these artists with the resources to experiment and explore their ideas.
For the Filmmakers Lab, selected filmmakers come for a month to rehearse, shoot, and edit challenging scenes from their scripts with a professional crew and acting ensemble. Creative advisors, a group of professionals who have donated their time and expertise, are a resource to the filmmakers to guide, challenge and support their work.
The Theatre Lab provides playwrights, directors, choreographers, composers, solo performers and ensembles with the resources and support to develop new plays and musicals, or to explore new approaches to existing scripts. An ensemble of professional actors and artists and a staff of writers, directors, dramaturgs, and other artists provide feedback and direction to help shape work.
The Composers Lab pairs fellows from the Filmmakers Lab with accomplished composers who have not written a score for a major motion picture. By integrating music into its Film Program, the Institute helps facilitate a greater understanding of music into the independent filmmakers' process, and provides talented emerging composers with experience composing for film and access to accomplished film composers as advisors."
Xbox 360 Integrates With Living Room Entertainment and Windows Live
Microsoft released its new Xbox 360 this past week, and the company's founder, Bill Gates, said that the product would be more than just an extremely expensive toy that will make him more money in one day than anyone buying it will make in a lifetime. "It will give 35-year-old males still living at home with their parents another rationale for just not having the time to meet the right girl," said Gates. "Hey, I just made $200 million in the time it took me to say that," added the beaming zillionaire. The battle between Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 (set to arrive next year) goes beyond gaming and into the heart of the living room. The technology under the hood of Microsoft and Sony's new consoles consists of always-on, broadband-enabled, complete entertainment centers, while the PC remains in the den. "Xbox 360 takes our customers' gaming experience to new levels," Best Buy vp games Jill Hamburger said. Play Xbox 360™ Games; Watch DVD movies and play music CDs; Connect an MP3 player and listen to music, Connect a Digital Camera and view pictures; Listen to music and view digital pictures from your Windows XP-based PC; Manage your family's entertainment choices with Family Settings. Xbox will tie into Windows Live - a new set of Internet software and services designed to put you in control of the information, relationships and interests you care about. It all goes toward creating a medium for spending hours playing the likes of "Halo 2" and "Project Gotham Racing 3." Executives at Microsoft see video games as just the beginning. Xbox 360 is at the center of a strategy that will also eventually tie in elements of Microsoft's new Windows Live (http://www.live.com/) online initiative. A melee erupted among a crowd of shoppers in the rush for the new Xbox 360 video game console at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in northeast Maryland. It took 10 police officers to restore order. A crowd of about 300 people waited as much as 12 hours for the game, considered a must-have item this holiday season, to go on sale at 12:01 a.m. the day of its unveiling.
Fuse Seeks Live Audience Participation for IMX Show
Source: FUSE Cable Network
IMX is a new daily live music show on television. To be a part of the on-camera audience, show up at the studio by 4:30 pm on weekdays, and be between 14-26 years old. IMX is a fast-paced show featuring the hottest videos and live performances by artists including Linkin Park, 50 Cent, Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Outkast and many more! The studio is street level, located at 11 Penn Plaza on 7th Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets, so even if there isn't room inside, fans outside are, reportedly, still part of the action, and even get to meet the bands when they come outside. For more info and advance booking, call 212-324-3461 or e-mail: IMXAudience@imx.tv. Check out Fuse's website at www.fuse.tv.
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/fuseisthebest
'CMT INSIDER' Connects Viewers With Country Music News Plus Hot Topics From the Entertainment World
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CMT viewers can now get a weekly fix of country music news plus a broader look at the world of popular entertainment including the latest in movies, music, fashion and sports. CMT's new weekly series CMT INSIDER premieres Friday, April 9 at 7:30-8:00 PM, ET/PT* with CMT personality Katie Cook at the helm. Each Friday CMT INSIDER takes a look at the week's hot topics in entertainment including the lifestyles of megastars, legends and breaking country music events. Whatever is making headlines is what CMT INSIDER will tap into -- the noisemakers of the week.
CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 74.3 million households in the United States. For more information on CMT INSIDER, visit CMT.com at: http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_insider/series.jhtml
Artist Profile: Lindsay Lohan
DATE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1986
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Laurel Springs School. Attended Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School on Long Island for several years following her role in The Parent Trap (1998). Attended Sanford H. Calhoun High School for only a few months before resuming her acting career.
TRIVIA: Lohan began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jello (opposite Bill Cosby). An acting career was launched in 1996 as the third actress for Ali Fowler in the television drama "Another World" (1964). Lohan's first feature film, The Parent Trap (1998). After signing a three-movie contract with Disney, she returned to the small screen to star in the made-for-TV movies Life-Size (2000) (TV) (opposite Tyra Banks) and Get a Clue (2002) (TV). She also appeared as Rose in the pilot episode of the short-lived comedy series "Bette" (2000), which starred Bette Midler. Her music career was launched when Estefan Enterprises made a five-album production deal with her in September 2002. In her spare time, Lohan enjoys swimming, basketball, shopping, singing, reading, writing, gymnastics, collecting Beanie Babies, roller-blading, and playing with her siblings Aliana, Dakota and Michael Lohan. Her mother is Dina Lohan, a former Radio City "Rockette" and Wall Street Analyst. She currently helps manage her daughter's career.
FilmCommissionHQ Talent Directory
When filmmakers come to your area, they are often looking for local talent. FilmCommissionHQ offers a service to put your face in front of casting directors coming to your area. Producers, photographers, talent scouts, and casting directors will be looking to your local Film Commission to find local talent. Your online profile could be made available for everyone to see in the Talent Directory of your local Film Commission at FilmCommissionHQ.com. It requires registering as a Professional Member. There is no cost to register. Among many other benefits, Professional Members may receive a free online profile in our Talent Directory. To register, visit http://www.filmcommissionhq.com/register.jsp to complete the online form. General email for FilmCommissionHQ.com is firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUOTEABLE PEOPLE...Queen Latifah...Advice To Someone Breaking Into The Industry...
Source: Film In The City
WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE TO SOMEONE BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY?
QUEEN LATIFAH: Hustle, hustle, hustle. Be seen where ever you can. Do as many plays, talent shows, casting calls, auditions, whatever you need to be seen and get a break. You never know when you might click in someone's mind and they'll say "I know so and so doesn't have a reputation but I'll give them a break because I liked their performance and they can pull it off. You also have to be as savvy as you can, it's a tough business and you can't think that everybody is out there to help you. You have to make them work for you and you have to do your own homework at the same time. You have to meet with as many directors, writers, and producers on your own. You have to do your own work, network and package yourself. Package is a word that people don't really understand but when you take Queen Latifah and put her in a part with Angela Basset or in one with Wesley Snipes and now you have us all together, let's go sell this concept. When you start to link up people, it makes it a lot easier to do some stuff. And of course, have good lawyers and accountants--just don't let anyone else sign your checks.
DO YOU EMBRACE BEING A ROLE MODEL?
QL: It depends on what I'm being a role model for. If I'm a role model for staying positive, and being imperfect, and keeping God in your life, and being comfortable with who you are, [then okay]. It's about being comfortable with who you are. For me, I think that shows through and says something to other people. It doesn't matter what size you are, it's the confidence you exude.
Reprinted from a Film In The City E-Wire Front Page News - April 13, 2005 Edition interview. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an e-mail through the Film in the City website at Staff@Eventsinthecity.org.
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