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September 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com (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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|Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, September 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
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, September 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, September 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: Tom The Lion, Mo Parker, Seafret. 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
Mezzrow Jazz Club
Wedneday, September 3
163 West 10 Street, New York, New York 10014
The operators of the Smalls Jazz Club are opening a new music venue dedicated to jazz piano. The new listening room and lounge, outfitted with a classic 1923 Steinway, will feature stellar jazz pianists. It will be a place for cultivated listeners to enjoy the relaxed social atmosphere of a jazz club and to have an intimate experience with the artists who are performing. Mezzrow is owned and operated by the folks from Smalls Jazz Club (next door at 183 west 10th street) – a musical environment run by musicians for musicians. The new venue takes its name from Milton “MEZZ” Mezzrow, (November 9, 1899 – August 5, 1972), born in Chicago to a poor Jewish immigrant family. In his early youth as a juvenile delinquent, he was in and out of reformatory schools and prisons where he was exposed to jazz and blues music. He began to play the clarinet and eventually became a ubiquitous figure on the Chicago jazz scene of the 1920’s. In the late thirties, he moved to New York City's Harlem community and continued to play as well as organize recording sessions with many great artists.
www.mezzrow.com; www.facebook.com/mezzrowclub/info; www.twitter.com/mezzrowclub
Burbank International Film Festival
Wednesday, September 3 - Sunday, September 7
AMC 16 Theatres
125 East Palm Avenue, Burbank, California
The fifth annual Burbank International Film Festival will include an Opening Night Ceremony and featured film, film screenings, seminars and panels with industry participants, parties and special events that will lead up to a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on the final day of the Festival. Opening night will feature the world premiere of the documentary feature, “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is”. It is preceded by a short film program. For the Saturday Day Family Programming and in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the “The Little Mermaid”, the festival is set to screen a special presentation of the animated classic courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures. September 7 will be the Closing Night Gala Dinner and celebrity presented Awards Show. The Burbank International Film Festival will not only acknowledge the award-winning filmmakers, but will honor industry icons and professionals that have shaped and defined the world of cinema today.
www.burbankfilmfest.org; www.youtube.com/user/BurbankInternational; www.facebook.com/BurbankFilmFestival
How To Wow Tour - San Antonio
Thursday, September 4, 09:00-20:30
Sheraton Center Hotel San Antonio
205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: 877-318-1032; 210-227-3241
In his first US and Canada tour in over three years, WPPI photographer and Nikon Ambassador, Jerry Ghionis, presents the HOW to WOW Tour. He will be presenting a series of full day interactive workshops and evening seminars in several cities, interacting with professional models, all-day tethered shooting, multiple sets, real time problem-solving, tips and templates to market and grow a business. You will be inspired, challenged, educated and entertained by one of the industry’s brightest stars.
NOLA: I'M NOT GUNNA MOVE TO L.A.
Thursday, September 4, 18:30-21:30
O Cinema - Wynwood
90 Northwest 29 Street, Miami, Florida 33127
Indie Film Club Miami presents "I’M NOT GUNNA MOVE TO L.A." (or N.O.L.A.), an event showcasing budding South Florida talent. On the first Wednesday of every month (this month on Thursday) the eclectic showcase includes the sounds of Miami-based musicians, local comedy acts and screenings of film/video shorts produced by local filmmakers. After a director Q&A and trivia, the audience votes for their favorite film. Behind the scenes organizer, Filmgate Miami, brings together cross-media’s (a new type of storytelling) leading international creators, thinkers and practitioners from across the fields of film, TV, interactive, online, mobile, gaming, publishing and live events, Filmgate 2014 will showcase ideas and innovations of modern storytelling, audience engagement and business practices.
Nevada City Film Festival
Thursday, September 4 - Sunday, September 7
Haven Underground Theatre (other venues)
226 Broad Street, Nevada City, California 95959
Four days of screenings, panels, comedy shows and live music. NCFF screens short and full length films in a selection of locations. This year’s opening night feature is “Creep”, the directorial debut of Nevada County native Patrick Brice. Creep premiered at
SXSW in Austin this past spring. The Director will be on hand for a Q&A following the film. In one of the planned NCFF workshops, Dave Kneebone, producer of such well-known comedy shows as Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Drunk History, The Eric Andre Show and Nathan For You. Kneebone will discuss how to create a successful comedy series for both television and online on September 6. NCFF handles submissions through its website. Submissions for the next cycle reopen in December. The NCFF and it's non-profit the Magic Lantern Corporation are a community service organization located in Nevada City, California. It serves Nevada County and the nearby regions by providing art, entertainment, information and culture through the medium of film and video.
www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com; www.facebook.com/NevadaCityFilmFestival; www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96522FF69C964C50...
Friday Night Social
Friday, September 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.
Saturday, September 6 - Sunday, September 7
Forest Park Stage
5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63112
A short listing of musicians and bands scheduled to perform include: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Yo La Tengo, Dylan McDonald & the Avians, Black Pistol Fire, Outkast, Kopecky Family Band, Delta Spirit, The Jane Shermans, The 1975, Colin Lake, Arctic Monkeys. Beyond the musical offering, The festival will offer some of the best food St. Louis has to offer through our curated Nosh Pit, presented by FEAST. LouFest-goers can wander through Market Square to check out art, threads, and stylish accessories from the St. Louis creative community.
www.loufest.com; www.facebook.com/loufest; www.twitter.com/loufest
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, September 8, 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: Arevalo (www.youtube.com), Cindy Ortega (www.cindyortega.com), Mary Beth (www.marybethdoran.com), Adam & I (www.adamandimakemusic.com). Admission is free.
Sync Summit 2014
Monday, September 8 - Tuesday, September 9
SLS Beverly Hills Hotel
465 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Sync Summit is a focused networking event where music supervisors, heads of music in visual and interactive media (TV, film, video games, advertising, the internet and mobile), label executives, publishers, music libraries, composers, artists, technologists, lawyers, accountants, brand managers and service providers gather for sessions of discussion, networking and dealmaking. An (Artist X Sync) = AudienceRevenue² on September 8, presents a panel of experts on branding, sync and promotion as they discuss the ways and means artists build their presence in the 21st century. A September 9 panel, Changing Business Models of Music in Visual Media, spotlights the ways and models, new and old, that content owners, creators and music supervisors use for administration, discovery, asset management and deal negotiation, with particular attention paid to the best practices, services and tools that are most successful and more efficient. Sync Summit is organized around fostering productive networking opportunities, presenting case studies of how music is discovered and used, evolving business models in the music in media market as well as creative and promotional considerations.
www.syncsummit.com; www.facebook.com/groups/506429926042699/?fref=ts; www.linkedin.com/groups?mostRecent=&gid=4870349
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, September 9, 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 “Melody Rewriting” (Critique). Free but registration is conducted online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7041486275#. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
ACM Honors Ceremony
Tuesday, September 9, 19:00
116 5th Avenue N, Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Phone: 615-889-3060; 818-788-8000; Fax: 818-788-0999
Country music performer Jake Owen will host the 8th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Charlie Judge, Rob McNelley, Justin Niebank, Michael Rhodes and Bryan Sutton. Industry Award winners include Brian O’Connell of Live Nation, Nicole More of Neste Event Marketing, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, Connectiut. Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year and Merle Haggard, Special Awards recipient.
|NAB 2014 Radioshow
Wednesday, September 10 - Friday, September 12
Indiana Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
Radio Show allows radio broadcasters and industry colleagues to come together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. There will be sessions in content pillars targeted to sales managers, group executives, engineers, programming professionals, marketing professionals and more. The show will also feature an exclusive vendor resource and networking destination: The Marketplace, and a wide variety of sessions focused on: Sales and Marketing, Finance, Legislative/Regulatory Issues, Digital Media, Management, Programming. The Radio Advertising Bureau and National Association of Broadcasters have partnered to bring the show to the radio industry. The enhanced Radio Show allows radio broadcasters and industry colleagues to come together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age.
Rick Baitz Composing for the Screen Workshop
Thursday, September 11, 16:00-19:00
BMI Media Room
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
Sponsored by BMI and directed by composer Rick Baitz, program selects a small group of emerging film composers and is providing a series of workshops followed by year-round continued consultation and development. The workshops is open only to accepted applicants. Six sessions are to be held on consecutive Thursdays through October 23. All inquires should be addressed to Rick Baitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will receive instruction to gain greater confidence as film composers, a strong cue for his or her reel, an increased understanding of the business of film music, and greater sensitivity to the art of composing for the screen Twice a year, there is a one-week intensive residency in Montpelier, filled with rehearsals of student works, recording sessions, performances, Master Classes, demonstrations, and lectures.
The Production Music Conference
Friday, September 12, 08:00 - 18:00
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
6161 W Centeniela Avenue, Culver City, California 90230
The Production Music Conference (PMC 2014) is a daylong event for professionals across the entire spectrum of the production music community, including composers, libraries, technology providers, music users and more. It will be a full day of informative panels, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities surrounding important topics and trends shaping the production music industry. PMC 2014 is hosted by the Production Music Association (PMA). A featured panel set for the conference, Royalties at Home and Abroad: Know Your Revenue Streams, will review the six streams of revenue that can be generated from a single musical work and insight to help navigate today’s complex royalty landscape. Other conference tracks include: Trailer Music: New Trends/Modern Techniques and YouTube Monetization: Maximizing Your YouTube Revenue. Closes with a cocktail party.
DOCMIAMI: Florida Documentary Film Festival
Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14
Tanzy Artisanal Italian Restaurant and iPic theaters at Mizner Park (other venues)
301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Phone: 786-493-8308; 561-299-3000
DocMiami International Film Festival (DocMiami) presents The Florida Documentary Film Festival, a new edition of DocMiami set up to bring the festival experience to different cities throughout Florida. The 2014 Florida Documentary Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing documentary filmmakers worldwide. There are planned documentary screenings, expert panel workshops for filmmakers and the community to attend. Opening Night Cocktails and H'ouveres Celebration accompany a special screening of 'This Land is a Skeleton'. Speakers lined up for DocMiami 2014 include: Melissa Mackenzie, Senior Vice President Worldwide Film Acquisitions and Creative Development, Maverick Entertainment Group Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area; Mariana Rodriguez, Anchor Acceso Total Show/Entertainment Reporter, NBC/Telemundo Miami and others. Tito Puente, Jr and his band will perform at the awards ceremony which includes cocktails, hor'dourves.
West Coast Songwriters Conference
Saturday, September 13 - Sunday, September 14
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, California 94022
BMI is a partner in presenting the 34th annual West Coast Songwriter’s Music Conference. Attendees can network and present their materials to television and film executives, working songwriters, publishers, producers and a host of music industry guests. WCS caters to songwriters, bands and performers and anyone interested in a career in the music industry to learn the craft and business of songwriting and for meeting and working with fellow songwriters and industry professionals. Ongoing events include Song Screening Sessions, an Ongoing Open Mic, Noontime Acoustic Concerts, seminars and panels on the craft and business of songwriting. West Coast Songwriters is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to the craft of songwriting, performing and connecting members with industry professionals and other musicians looking to collaborate.
United States China Film and TV Industry Expo
Sunday, September 14 - Tuesday, September 16
Los Angeles Convention Center - West Hall
1201 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 888-639-1668; 404-477-5135
The UCFTI Expo aims to connect the United States and China in the field of film and television industry, to build a professional platform for the industries and to develop relationship among professional for trade, exchange, training and cooperation. The UCFTI Expo will showcase equipment, hardware, software, software and services providers from both U.S. and China, TV shows and episodes exhibits, video seminars, joint development and production projects. To promote the UCFTI Expo and promote awareness for the possibilities of cross-cultural production collaboration, the Expo will hold a film competition for filmmakers from both countries to showcase their talent. Participants can submit a 5 minute trailer style clip telling an original story. The winner of the competition in each of the categories (drama, comedy, action) would receive funding and support to produce their winning entry into a full length movie. On the evening of September 14, the Opening Night Reception will take place at the JW Marriott LA Live where guests will gather for an evening of cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, live music and celebration programming. The reception will transition to a special feature screening at the Regal Theater LA Live. Closing evening of September 16, the UCFTI VIP GALA will take place at The Lot Rooftop in West Hollywood.
Independent Film Week
Sunday, September 14 - Thursday, September 18
Film Society of Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, New York 10023-6595
Phone: 212-465-8200; 212-875-5601
Independent Film Week draws the international film and media community to New York City to eeed new projects and their creators and support the future of storytelling. Independent Film Week combines the Filmmaker Conference, and the concurrent Project Forum that showcase how media projects and creatives connect with collaborators and audiences to make works that are viewed across multiple platforms and mediums. Oculus’ Director of Film and Media, Eugene Chung, will provide a Keynote address at the 2014 Filmmaker Conference. The Independent Filmmaker Project assists the development, production and promotion of hundreds of feature and documentary films a year. New in 2014, IFP and Durga Entertainment have partnered on a new $20,000 filmmaker grant for an alumnus of IFP. The grant is intended for active, working filmmakers who are also balancing a filmmaking career with parenting. Each day of the conference guides filmmakers in the art, technology and business of independent filmmaking. IFP membership provides access to IFP events and resources and is easily handled via the online website at link: http://www.ifp.org/join#.VAOtT7xdUww
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
www.ifp.org; www.facebook.com/IFP.org; www.youtube.com/user/IFPisindiefilm
BMI's 8 off 8th - Back to School Spectacular
Monday, September 15, 21:00
The Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
BMI presents... "8 Off 8th Back to School Spectacular" showcase Hosted by Corporate Juggernaut. Several artists are scheduled to perform, including: Koe, Charlie Whitten, MODOC, Classic Williams, Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree, Baby Bee, SEXX, Scale Model, Under Great Lights, Churchyard. The Mercy Lounge does not book the talent for this night, just the hosts (615-248-9494). If you would like to play 8 off 8th, please post a comment with a url to your music so our four hosts can check it out at the following: http://www.myspace.com/8off8th
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
www.bonnaroo.com; www.mercylounge.com; www.myspace.com/8off8th
Kiev Media Week
Monday, September 15 - Friday, September 19
Radisson Blu Hotel
22 Yaroslaviv Val Street, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone: +380-44-459-4610; Fax: +380-44-459-4611
Kiev Media Week - consists of a range of events for professionals of TV, movie, new media and other media industries that facilitates networking among colleagues in a formal and informal atmosphere (the organizers are planning a number of special entertaining events), to tie up beneficial contracts and to learn about current trends of the international media business. Kiev Media Week arranges the consolidation of different and separate industrial events in order to achieve synergy and create a unified communication platform for media professionals from all around the world. The events will include: International conference and screening of new TV formats – Format Show, International audiovisual content market – Ukrainian Content Market, International forum - KIEV CoProduction Meetings, International B2B conference - Film Business, International B2B conference - Television as Business.
www.kievmediaweek.com; www.twitter.com/kievmediaweek; www.facebook.com/pages/KIEV-MEDIA-WEEK...
Hollywood Chamber to hold September Mixer at OHM
Tuesday September 16, 17:30 - 19:30
6801 Hollywood Boulevard #433, Hollywood, California 90028
The Hollywood Chamber September Mixer will be hosted by OHM. Enjoy a complimentary first drink on the house and hors d'oeuvres for the duration. Guests have access to the patio located directly above Hollywood Boulevard. Meet and network with other Chamber members and their guests. The event is open to Hollywood Chamber members only. Must reserve online at. Non-members can email email@example.com for an invitation.
POP Montreal International Music Festival
Wednesday, September 17 - Sunday, September 21
Théâtre Rialto :: Salle Shure (other venues)
5723 Parc, Montreal Canada H2V 4G9
Phone: +1-514-842-1919; Fax: +1=514-664-1063
Entering its 13th year of operation, POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual not-for-proﬁt curated cultural event that champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging artistic talents from around the world. It amounts to five days of concerts -- fielding over 400 bands in 40 venues, symposium discussions, artisan and visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, ﬁlm screenings, and, a few all-night parties thrown in. Matthew Zapruder is the 2014 Lit POP poetry judge. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including the recent release Sun Bear, (Copper Canyon/Anansi). Some artists schedule to perform include: Calypso Rose & Kobo Town, Dot Wiggin Band, Grey Lands, Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, Lydia Ainsworth, Mozart's Sister, Joachim Pastor, Sheryl Crow, Shonen Knife, The Gaslight Anthem, Zebulon, Suzanne Vega, Stranger Cole, others. POP Montreal accepts submissions every year between the month of November and May, either by mail or through Sonicbids. You can get all the info here (http://popmontreal.com/submissions/). POP Montreal also offers year-round concerts, activities and special events.
www.popmontreal.com; www.facebook.com/popmontreal; www.twitter.com/popmontreal
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, September 18, 16:00-17:00
BMI Los Angeles Office
8730 Sunset Boulevard, 3rd Floor West, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-289-6336; 310-659-9109 Ext. 6336
This is an introductory workshop for writers and publishers covering the history of performing rights, the origins of BMI and the current role BMI plays in the music industry. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP to: BMI101@bmi.com.
PromaxBDA UK Conference and Awards
Thursday, September 18
The Royal Institution (other venues)
21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS UK
The PromaxBDA UK event for British creative television marketing, promotion, branding and design industry professionals, is engaged in the marketing of television and video content on all platforms. The association represents more than 10,000 companies and individuals and is known to be a resource for education, community, creative inspiration and career development in the media and media marketing sectors. Drawn from more than 65 countries, and with conferences taking place in Europe, Arabia, United States, Asia, Australia, Africa, New Zealand, South America and the UK, PromaxBDA earns its credentials as an international organization. The next conference event, "Digital Perspectives", arrives in New York City, October 2014.
Saturday, September 18 - Sunday, September 21
Eagle Resort and Casino
6800 Soaring Eagle Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Phone: 734-641-8236; 734-578-4640
Postapalooza is a two-day conference (retreat) for video and film professionals, motion graphic designers and students interested in post-production and production. Within the program agenda, Power-Up sessions are two-day workshops - that occur prior to the conference - exploring a more focused topic. 2014 Power-Up Sessions will include: "Plan, Light and Shoot!" led by Jem Schofield, "Go Pro: Hands-On Intensive and Aerial Cinematography" with Tony Leja. Power-Up registration includes access to the conference. Seating in Power-Up sessions is limited. Other sessions that will be presented during Postapalooza 2014 include: What Camera Should I Use? and Recording Audio without a Sound Recordist led by Jem Schofield, Top Ten Editing Tips for Beginning Editors led Steve Julin, Media Management Tips and Tricks in FCP X led by Mark Spencer, After Effects: Animating Text Using Presets with Henry Birdseye.
www.postapalooza2014.com; www.cleverscope.net; www.facebook.com/pages/Postapalooza/316427418452562?sk=timeline
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, September 25, 08:00-10:30
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue (at Manning), Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone: 323-465-9800; 310-854-1111
To attend the Hollywood Networking Breakfast(R), you should be directly involved in the entertainment industry, a group which usually includes writers, producers, directors, development / production execs, talent representatives, casting directors, entertainment attorneys, financiers, actors and others at various levels of experience and achievement. Check-in starts at 07:20. Everyone gets 15 seconds to introduce themselves to the room. The breakfast -- held on the last Thursday of every month -- begins at 08:00 and lasts until approximately 10:30. Parking is available, free of charge.
Email: contact form
www.changingimagesinamerica.org; www.hgenonline.com; www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Networking-Breakfast...
Musician & Band Alert: Opportunities, Auditions, and Jobs For Musical Artists, Singers, Bands, and Audio Techs
From Various Sources, Most Paying Unless Otherwise Noted
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
IDREAMMACHINE SEEKS BAND SUBMISSIONS FOR MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
PHOTOS/RESUMES REQUEST OF SINGERS, MUSICIANS THAT ACT FOR, GARAGE BAND, NEW YORK
CRUISE SHIP MUSICIANS, INTERNATIONAL SEEKS LOUNGE ACTS, WORLDWIDE
Cruise Ship Musicians, International, Landau Music is casting cruise ship entertainment. Andrew Landau, entertainment mgr. Contracts available onboard ships with various worldwide itineraries. Seeking—Lounge Acts: males & females, formed string quartet, piano-based Pop/Jazz duo, female vocalist, solo piano/vocalist, solo guitar/vocalist, formed party band quartet: Show Band: keys, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar. Email promotional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN CALL SEARCH FOR WEB REALITY SHOW, 'HIP HOP SENSATION', LOS ANGELES
'Hip Hop Sensation' Tite-Belt Productions, LLC. is casting Hip Hop Sensation, a new web based music reality show showcasing up and coming talent. Erica Green, host. Seeking—The Next Hip Hop Superstar: male and female, 13-49, any ethnicity, hip hop artists. Auditions will be held June 19, 9 a.m. at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot hotel, 5855 West Century Blvd., L.A. Each chosen performer will be given an estimated 15 minute window to show off their hip hop skills on camera.
SEEKING SINGER/SONGWRITERS TO PERFORM. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE A MIN. OF 3 GUESTS, NASHVILLE
Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Founded in 1997, Songsalive! is run by songwriters for songwriters. It acts as an epicentre, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets, bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time giving them and their music the support they deserve. Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! Songsalive! gives life to songs, provides opportunities for collaboration, creates awareness about original music, promotes and educates through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music: live events and showcases; songwriter critique workshops, songleads and industry pitches; cd samplers; education seminars and Expos; artist development; studio production; informational source and networking. This is a three song acoustic set in which Songsalive! members are given featured slots. Access a showcase application at http://www.songsalive.org/showcaseapp.htm or email Deb Bishop at email@example.com.
COBALT BLUE MUSIC NEEDS MUSICIANS/PIANO BAR ENTERTAINERS FOR CRUISE SHIP WORK
We need showband musicians who can read, swing, have jazz and big band experience, and be proficient on their instruments. Needed are Saxophonists with doubles, trumpet, trombone, and bass, drums, and guitar. Piano bar entertainers and cocktail pianists are also needed. We also are now looking for experienced singers who move well to front Las Vegas style revues. This is a high-energy position which requires excellent stage presence, and someone who can sing lots of styles well.Professionals only, please. All applicants must have promo. (Piano bar, singers, etc. must have video). We REALLY need Piano Bar entertainers with good video who can really entertain a crowd and get them partying. We can now offer 3 month contracts for this position!!! This is the most fun gig on the 7 seas! Also, I need horn players. Must have a great attitude, be willing to be at sea for months at a time, and be ready to make music and entertain passengers from young to old. No drug users as cruise lines do random drug testing. At this time we can only book United States citizens. Salary varies by position. Please reply to this e-mail and include a link to your reel or attach samples of your work. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Will accept your resume as text in body of email or your resume as an attachment.
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY UNDERGROUND BAND SEARCH
The late night show known for its music savvy is looking for the next great band. Is it yours?
Create a video of you or your band performing a totally original song created by you. The song should not be a "cover" or include "samples", no matter how cool you thing that might be. The video should last one (1) to three (3) minutes (the "Video") and must be in one of the following formats: AVI, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, or QuickTime . No other formats will be accepted. Video clips submitted in digital format must not exceed 100mb. Your Video should highlight your musical talents and show you/ your band playing the instruments and song. You may also submit an audio file of your band performing... as long as it is an original song! You might see or hear yourself on an upcoming Last Call with Carson Daly show!
Bands will be judged on creativity and originality, among other things. NO COVER SONGS. See the Offical Rules (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/#) for complete details. Check back as the Top 5 finalists as chosen by Last Call will be posted on this site for YOU to judge for yourselves! Use this link (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/) to fill out the online application.
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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: 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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