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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HEADSHOT REQUEST FOR INDIE SHORT, BEYOND GOLDENHILL, MIAMI

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

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

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

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X-TRANO LATINO TELEVISION CASTING ENGLISH SPEAKING ROLES FOR ZOMBIE THRILLER, LONG ISLAND


Scripted Series about 5 young Latinos that set out to find a town of Zombies. Scooby Doo meets Walking Dead. It would be the 1st English Speaking Tele Novella about Zombies.
SEEKING:
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Cruz: The team Leader who can carry a gun and take leadership role.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Layla: Character must be able to pull off a Buffy the Vampire type role.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Frankie: Super Geeky type.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Pedra: Misfit female. will create this role for the right person.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Jax: Stoner Surfer type. Tall skinny loves the outdoors.
Apply to Director, Sophie Perez. Email: lee@onenationtv.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IDREAMMACHINE CASTING MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA

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


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SEEDS INTERACTIVE THEATRE ENSEMBLE HAS DIVERSE CAST OPENINGS, CORAL GABLES

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

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

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

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AL3PH MEDIA CASTING LOW BUDGET SHORT, BITTERSWEET KISS OF MNEMOSYNE, ALEXANDRIA

Looking to get a cast and crew in place for a funding run on Kickstarter. Goal is an ultra low budget of $2k. Seeking a male, 25-30 years of any ethnicity, who will be playing several characters; female, 25-30 years of any ethnicity, who will be playing several characters. The goal is help further people's dreams. The SAG/AFTRA rules on short films are for deferred pay. As commercial success with a short film is rarely likely, this would probably mean no money, so In compensation, I'd like to reimburse your SAG dues for a year (roughly $200).
Apply to Director John Perkins, at: 3phh@gmail.com. Web: http://www.al3-ph.tumblr.com/

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CICATRICE SET TO CAST SEVERAL ROLES FOR NARRATIVE DRAMATIC NON-UNION FEATURE, LOVE LAND, DALLAS

Love Land is a narrative dramatic feature film that follows Ivy, a young woman with a severe traumatic brain injury that affects her motor and cognitive skills, as she faces her refusal to be identified as a person with an intellectual disability. When she is placed in an institution for being a danger to herself and others, Ivy will stop at nothing to prove to the world, and to herself, that she is “normal” enough to transcend the label of “Special.”
SEEKING:
IVY: Female, 25-30 years, any ethnicity. A fiery young woman whose brain was severely injured in a car accident that killed her parents and younger brother when she was fifteen.
ROGER: Male, 31-40 years, any ethnicity.  Placed in an institution at age 12, Roger desires to please others.
BART: Male, 31-40 years, any ethnicity. Despite the challenges posed by his cerebral palsy, Bart is a caretaker at the Love Land Ranch.
ARMEN: Male, 18-24 years, any ethnicity. Similar to Ivy, Armen’s intense personality tends to ostracize and strain friendships.
JOE: Male, 31-40 years, any ethnicity. Joe is a high-functioning adult with an intellectual disability.
KATIE: Female, 18-24 years, any ethnicity. Katie has lived happily in the institution for five years.
MANNY: Male, 31-40 years, any ethnicity.  Manny has a PhD in psychology, and spinal muscular atrophy.
BRUCE: Male, 31-40 years, African American. Bruce has been a Love Land “Ranch-Hand” for five years, and he’s adjusting pretty well.
MACY: Male, 51-60 years, any ethnicity. Leather-clad biker, tattoo artist, businessman.
HUNTER: Male, 31-40 years, any ethnicity. Minister to the suffering and disabled at the local baptist church.
CARL: Male, 41-50 years, any ethnicity. Carl is happy to help care for Ivy, as long as she’s obedient.
DOROTHY: Female, 31-40 years, any ethnicity. Ivy’s older sister. After the car accident that injured Ivy and killed their parents and brother, Dorothy is now Ivy’s only surviving blood relative.
Apply to Maritte Go, email link: info@lovelandfilm.com. Web: http://lovelandfilm.com

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HARDTRYER ENTERTAINMENT CASTING MALE, FEMALE ROLE FOR SKETCH COMEDY PILOT, CHICAGO

Casting for one male and one female actor (any age, any ethnicity) for stylish commercial in a sketch comedy pilot to shoot in Chicago. No dialog. Male must be very fit - will be shirtless for shoot. Woman must be willing to show cleavage. There will be kissing and an embrace. (No nudity). Please email resume and photos to hardtryercasting@gmail.com. Apply to: Chad Wilson. Local submissions only. Web: http://www.bigheadpaul.com

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CASTING VARIED ROLES FOR MOB THEMED FEATURE FILM, MORE LIKE BROTHERS, PHOENIX

Set in the 1930’s, More Like Brothers, is a true authentic time piece. A tale concerning organized crime unlike any other. Two cousins tied into an underboss of the mob and the realities that will come. Looking for lead, supporting extras. This will be for all ages from 9-99yrs old male and females are needed. Non union actors. It will be a paid job.
SEEKING:
Italian male, 25-30 years: Manny - A very strong personality, leadership qualities, has a large family, women love him, not much book smarts but street smart. In a position to move up and be a very well known man in the community. Family comes first and taking care of them. Italian male, 25-30 years: Frankie - Manny’s partner, strong personality, is a respected man and will do anything for his partner who is also a family member. Loves being respected, and having his name in the limelight. Has a temper, and very protective of his loved ones and family. Italian female, 18-24 years: Waitress - She has a mouth, but knows when to stay quiet. Known for who she is dating. Stunning, loyal and all men want to be with her. Loves Italian men. Italian male, 6-10 years: Young Manny - This is the lead character as a young boy. Italian kid, knows the streets. Smart boy, and wants to be known when he is older. Italian male, 31-40 years: Antonio - Head of a rival mob family, strong, very respected, has the evil edge to him. Someone you do not want to answer to. People are threatened and fear him. Female of any ethnicity, any age: Cocktail waitresses - Work as bar women. They serve the people that come into the bar/restaurant. All attractive women.
Apply to: Matthew Paul and submit headshot and resume directly to mattpaul390@gmail.com.

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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI CASTING SAG SHORT, SERVING ROSE, CORAL GABLES

A young, respectable obstetrician longs to secure his own television talk show with a new book, all the while fighting insomnia, hallucinations, and dreams of a beautiful woman that seem to point him in a different direction on the subject of abortion.
SEEKING:
Female, 25-30 years, African American: Gale – a pregnant Black woman in her 20’s; Male, 25-30 years, any ethnicity: Dr. James Gomez - bachelor doctor in his late 20’s who is nearly finished writing a book called Serving the Women of the Future; Female, 15-17 years, any ethnicity: Rose - a girl who has recently inhabited James’ dreams; Male, 41-50 years, any ethnicity: Joe Wainwright - James’ agent, 40’s, who is interested in the doctor’s success; Female, 18-24 years, any ethnicity: Linda Benitez – a prostitute whose boss forces her to meet Dr. Gomez to terminate her recent pregnancy; Male, 61+ years, any ethnicity: Priest - keeps his church doors open late for any late confessions; Male, 25-30 years, any ethnicity: Ray Bennet - a charismatic talk show host who interviews Dr. Gomez; Female, 25-30 years, any ethnicity: Margaret - a pregnant makeup artist who works on James before his TV debut on a popular talk show; Female, 18-24 years, any ethnicity: Ms. Jennings - woman who has an appointment with Dr. Gomez; Female, 18-24 years, any ethnicity: a secretary at James’ clinic; Either gender, 6-10 years, any ethnicity: disfigured children - James has hallucinations of disfigured kids with missing body parts; Either gender, 25-30 years, any ethnicity: Nurse 1 and 2 – Nurses that assist James when he performs surgeries.
Director: Xavier Mercado. Apply to: Brittany Hickey, Producer at: brittanyhickey@live.com

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SIPSA FILMS CASTING VARIOUS ROLES FOR FEATURE, DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL, CHICAGO

Simon is a law school graduate who finally gets a job interview at a law firm the day before Thanksgiving. At the interview not only does he get the job but he is also given his first case that goes into trial that same day. Simon must now deal with trying his very first case, a hell bent judge that wants to see him fail, and his mysterious boss that is rarely ever seen or spoken to.
SEEKING:
Simon - Law school graduate, male - 25-30 years - African American. Katelyn - an alluring attorney who knows how to play her cards right, female - 25-30 years - any ethnicity. Georgetta - Defendant in a court case, female - 41-50 years - any ethnicity. Roxann - Manager of a law firm, female - 25-30 years - any ethnicity. Clerk - Clerk of the court, female - 51-60 years - Any Ethnicity. Jim - Conniving co-worker at a law firm, male - 31-40 years - any ethnicity. Ray - mysterious boss of law firm, male - 51-60 years - any ethnicity. Barnes - wise bailiff of the court, male - 41-50 years - any ethnicity.
Please contact Noiemi at noiemi@sipsafilms.com for location and time information.

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DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is seeking talent to perform in its 70-seat West Village cabaret theatre. Seeking Singers, Comedians, Performance Artists, New Plays, Composers, and Writers: must be 21+, self-contained acts only. Note: Space, reservations line, full light and sound package, and house technician provided. Email show information, running time, and brief marketing plan to Phil Geoffrey Bond, artistic dir., at phil@theduplex.com (preferred); or call 212-989-3015. Pay is 100% of the cover charge set by the producer, minus a room fee.

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DANNY'S SKYLIGHT ROOM CABARET

Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret (346 W. 46 St., Restaurant Row, NYC) is seeking talent. Seeking—Cabaret Acts: self-contained, for shows running 50-60 minutes in length. For details, call Donald Schaffer, prod., at 212-946-1265. Visit www.dannysgrandseapalace.com. Pay is a percentage of the cover.

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African Diaspora International Film Festival
Sunday, December 1 - Sunday, December 15
Columbia University, Teacher's College (other venues)
525 West 120th Street, New York, New York
Phone: 212-864-1760
ADIFF will showcase 73 films from 35 countries during its 21st edition, including 35 World, US and NY Premieres. Familiar faces are featured in the speakers line-up including Danny Glover, Michael Beach, Alice Walker, Steven Spielberg, Graham Greene, Isaach De Bankolé and Isaiah Washington. The African Diaspora Film Festival holds monthly community screenings at Teachers College, Columbia University that are free and open to the public.
Email: info@info@nyadiff.org
www.nyadiff.org

BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, December 2, 19:00
Genghis Cohen
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Phone: 310-578-5591
Singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Held the first Monday of every month.  Featured performances will be given by: Salt Petal (www.saltpetal.com), Sima (www.simamusic.com), Nate (www.natetao.com), Dani (www.reverbnation.com/danipoppitt). Admission is free.
Email: jaytinsky@comcast.net
www.genghiscohen.com; www.myspace.com/genghiscohenmusic

Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, December 2, 21:00
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz
366 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 310-849-5938; 213-680-0047
From the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, the weekly event showcase here presents Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock n' Roll, Soul and R & B artists and open mic opportunities. The doors open at 19:30 nightly and live entertainment starts at 9 or 10 pm. In addition to its original purpose as a jazz club for which it was begun circa 2005 by one time trumpet player and entrepreneur Kohei Matsumoto, 2nd Street Jazz explores music which ranges from rock to electronic to hip-hop and of course, jazz. Monday nights is a NYC styled jazz jam for any musicians with instruments invited up to the stage to play. Hip Hop and MC beat battles happen on Thursdays. The club features a full bar and late night food.
Email: n/a
www.2ndstjazz.com; www.facebook.com/pages/2nd-Street-Jazz/229106147136?sk=info; www.myspace.com/landon2ndstreetlivejazz

International Film and TV Finance Summit
Monday, December 2 - Tuesday, December 3
New York Marriott Eastside
525 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10017
Phone: 800-372-1033; 703-341-3500; 212-755-4000; Fax: 800-253-0332
The Summit focuses on obtaining finance and tax incentives to get independent and studio films made, distributed and marketed in today’s market place. Attendees gain access to and information from the most senior players in the industry, take in a newly added session on crowd funding accompanied by a case study and to learn the role of banks and specialized finance companies in providing financing for film production. All paid attendees will receive the Bloomberg BNA Portfolio: Film and TV Production: Tax Accounting Considerations and Federal Law#599 2nd, by Michael H. Salama and Brandee A. Tilman Hosted by Bloomberg BNA.
Email: customerservice@bna.com
www.bna.com/13th-annual-international-l17179876007

Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, December 3, 18:00-20:30
The Iguana
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Monday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
Email: contact form
www.gottasingnyc.com; www.twitter.com/GottaSingNYC; www.facebook.com/GottaSingNYC.ShepardJourdan; www.youtube.com/user/GottaSingNYC

DC Post - Production Conference @ GV Expo
Tuesday, December 3 - Friday, December 6
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 212-378-0400; 732-749-3018
This 3-day training event and conference features Presenters and Sessions from NAB Show in Vegas. It is designed for professionals in TV, video, film, motion graphics and mew media who wish to maximize their creativity and efficiency on their tools of choice. Sessions are geared for intermediate to advanced professionals and are presented theater style with ample Q&A time. The conference runs three full days in three parallel tracks and included are: Adobe Creative Cloud, Motion Graphics, Producer/Director Workshop, Digital Video Production and full days workshops on Color correction and grading, online video and shooting and lighting/interview techniques.
Email: news:kpaton@showessentials.com
v2.gvexpo.com

Asia Television Forum Co-located with ScreenSingapore
Tuesday, December 3 - Friday, December 6
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Singapore
Phone: +65 6780 4580/4513
This will be conducted as a forum to buy, sell, finance, distribute and co-produce, across all platforms, making the case for Asia’s TV and Film market and how they’re changing. ATF will be co-located with Screen Singapore. Held in conjunction with Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF), ScreenSingapore and ATF facilitates trading possibilities through a Film and TV market, conferences, networking opportunities, and gala film premieres. MIPAcademy will present a one-day Master Class event focused on the ‘How To’ and targeting producers and executives from across the entertainment industry. Activities get started with a pre-market conference on December 3. An opening keynote will be delivered by Sunny Xiangyang Zhu, Chief Content Officer, Youku Tudou Inc. on "Changing the Future of TV Content...". Receptions and parties include a Taiwan Pavilion Networking Reception, UK Indies Networking Drinks and Cocktails and Sushi Party on December 4 with other engagements to follow.
Email: joyce.chua@reedexpo.com.sg; screensingapore@reedexpo.com.sg
www.asiatvforum.com; bit.ly/17RBRmn; www.twitter.com/asiatvforum; www.facebook.com/pages/asiatvforum/117224534976376

Events at the School of Media Studies
Tuesday, December 3 - Friday, December 13
The New School, IMC Lab + Gallery (various venues)
56 West 22nd Street, 6 Floor, New York, New York 10010
Phone: 212-229-8903; Fax: 212-229-5357
Varied events and screenings happen in December focusing on the Media Studies program and student achievements in media production and scholarship. Kinoscope, a December 3 screening series sponsored by the School of Media Studies, invites you to the special presentation of genius filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's Ikuru (1952) which will be introduced by Kenji Fujishima, In Review Online editor-in-chief and Slant Magazine film critic. Mixed Messages is an annual exhibition of curated works of film, video, sound, and other media created by graduate students of the School of Media Studies. There is an accompanying gallery exhibition starting with the December 4 opening then running till December 18 at the IMC Lab + Gallery, where there will also be a reception on December 6. There will be a Ruff Cuts III screening for New School students to exhibit and discuss their media works while they are still in progress. All events are free, no tickets or reservations required but seating is first-come, first-served.
Email: media@newschool.edu
www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/school-of-media-studies

Sync Summit
Wednesday, December 4 - Thursday, December 5
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-883-1000; 323-466-7000
Sync Summit is meant to be a high-level, 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, legal, accounting, brand managers and service providers gather for two days of discussion, networking and dealmaking. Summit sessions will be presented as a panel or Q&A chat format pointedly designed to encourage dialog between attendees and speakers. In one such planned session a panel consisting of rights holders and music supervisors from across the globe discussing the challenges and opportunities in doing business internationally. Day one of the two day summit concludes with the Sync Smmit Reception and Party.
Email: info@syncsummit.com
www.syncsummit.com; www.twitter.com/syncexchange; www.facebook.com/syncsummit

Visual Media Expo
Wednesday, December 4 - Friday, December 6
Pacifico Yokohama
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012 Japan
Phone:+81-3-3367-0571; +81-45-221-2155; Fax:+81-3-3368-1519
The Expo will be dedicated to the visual media sector -- intended for synergistic development of broader video systems, content as well as 3D and superhigh-definition 4K/8K videos. The exhibition will showcase a range of products related to CAM, CAE, energy saving, intellectual property management and technology strategy, 3D measurement, design and manufacturing outsourcing and other related products. Planned in the program to enhance view appeal, content presentations at the “Visual Media Theater” and the “Visual Media Expo (VME) Seminar (admission free)” are given where a visiting expert in any given field gives a lecture, taking up a current trend or keyword as a theme.
Email: vmexpo@adcom-media.co.jp
www.adcom-media.co.jp/vmeeng

Songs for Sound: Nashville's Storytellers In the Round
Thursday, December 5, 18:00
Highline Ballroom
431 West 16 Street, New York, New York
Phone: 615-739-1194
Join Nashville storytellers in the round featuring: Rivers Rutherford, Kelley Lovelace, George Teren. These artists present a night of the story behind the country music hits. And there will be a live and silent auction benefitting NYU's Cochlear Implant Program and deaf children receiving hearing miracles. This event is presented by Songs for Sound. Songs for Sound partners with the music industry as well as some of the finest cochlear implant programs in the US. Songs for Sound seeks to partner with cochlear implant programs at major medical centers to reach the underdeveloped and untouched areas of their respective state where severe to profoundly deaf children have been improperly diagnosed or simply missed.
Email: songsforsound@yahoo.com
www.songsforsound.com; www.facebook.com/songsforsoundpage; www.twitter.com/songsforsound

Angel Film Awards: Monaco International Film Festival
Thursday, December 5 - Sunday, December 8
Art Novo Theatre, Novotel (other venues)
16, boulevard Princesse Charlotte 98000 Monaco, France
Phone: +39-329-3446377; +377-99-998300
Phone/Fax +39-0-184266354
The Angel film Awards established in 2003 is held in the Principality of Monaco and is known as an elegant and glitzy affair. It is reputed for its  networking industry party events. This year the President of Jury will be the universally praised, two-time Oscar nominated, and Palme d’Or winning film director, Roland Joffé. Day one's Gala Evening Reception will include red carpet, champagne reception and live performance by poet and musician Donovan Leitch. Also on day one, the Lenval Childen's Hospital and Foundation that cares for children from ages 3-12, will be the benefactor of a "Cinema Angels - Give a Toy" donation drive. Red carpet screenings take place at the new Art Novo Theatre and Press Lounge in the Novotel and the Gala Awards Night Celebration takes place at the Princess Grace Theatre – Salle du Ponant - Monte Carlo. The Art Novo Theatre Built on the site of the old Radio Monte Carlo building, the Novotel provides state of the art projection facilities. The Festival closes with a "Festival Chill Out and Film Industry Network Day" with no screening activities scheduled.
Email: bentley@monacofilmfest.com; angelfilmawards@gmail.com; info@riviera-buzz.com
www.angelfilmawards.com

Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival
Thursday, December 5 - Monday, December 9
Hope Town Harbour Lodge (other venues)
Elbow Cay, Abaco Islands, Bahamas
Phone: 242-366=0333; 242-366-0133; 305-407-1556
BMI, along with Hope Town Harbour Lodge, presents the First Annual Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival. Hosted by GAC’s Storme Warren, the festival has free performances over a three day run from BMI affiliated songwriters and artists  at different venues across the island. The Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival will raise awareness and collect proceeds benefitting the Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Every Child Counts, an alternative education program for children with learning, developmental or physical disabilities. Combustion Records has collaborated with a score of country musicians such as Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Thompson Square, Dustin Lynch, Rascal Flats, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, and many others. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the largest non-profit music rights organization in the United States, represents over 600,000 country, jazz, and blues songwriters, composers, and publishers, and totals over 7.5 million works collectively.
Email: info@hopetown.com; contact form
www.combustionmusic.com; bit.ly/1jnK9lJ; www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-Town-Music-Festival...



GRAMMY Nominees Concert
Friday, December 6, 22:00 ET/PT
Nokia Theatre L.A.
777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 213-763-6020/6030
Setting the stage for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, this one-hour special - airing live on the CBS Television Network - will officially kick off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. This concert special marks the sixth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year's airing of the nominations special helped lead to ratings for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards which garnered 28.37 million viewers — the second largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993. The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" and culminates with the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2014, and broadcast on CBS at 20:00 ET/PT.
Email: boxoffice@nokiatheatrelalive.com; contact form
bit.ly/1iCS9Sq; www.twitter.com/TheGRAMMYs; www.facebook.com/TheGrammys

Friday Night Social
Friday, December 6, 18:30-22:30
Busby's East
5364 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Phone: 888-796-9673
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 the 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.
Email: info@ScriptwritersNetwork.org
www.scriptwritersnetwork.com/friday-night-social-september-6-2013

Michèle Vice-Maslin and MUSIC IS MY AIR present HAPPY HOUR: JUST DO IT!!!
Saturday, December 7, 14:00-18:00
The Santa Monica Masonic Center
926 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica California, 90401
Phone: 323-547-1784
An Informal and Informative afternoon of drinks, snacks and Q&A... about songwriting, recording artists, music production, music publishing, licensing, pitching, placing and basically all things music biz. For aspiring and active singers, songwriters, music producers, music publishers, song pluggers, record company execs. and anyone who has ever wanted to work in or know about the music business.
Email: bob_diamond_2007@hotmail.com
www.sweetersongs.com/musicismyair.html

CineShops FilmCraft Workshops with Alister Chapman
Saturday, December 7 - Tuesday, December 10
Omega Broadcast Group
817 West Howard Lane, Austin, Texas 78753
Phone: 512-251-7778; Fax: 512-251-8633
Learn what it takes to turn your hobby into a profession. Learn the techniques that help turn an amateur into a pro, how to shoot and prepare a show reel and how to pitch for work. The workshop will be for any level. You don't need to have any previous film making experience to learn a great deal during this workshop. However some experience of basic video shooting or still photography is beneficial. Learn about shooting using Log gamma, raw and 4K. What are the differences between conventional gammas, log and raw and how does it affect the entire production. Workshops feature the Sony PMW-F5, NEX-FS700 and PMW-200 with other camera manufacturer technology covered as well.
Email: sales@omegabroadcast.com
www.omegabroadcast.com

Ed Kowalczyk - I Alone Acoustic
Monday, December 9, 20:00
The Grammy Museum, Clive Davis Theater
800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 213-765-6800
Grammy Museum will host singer-songwriter Ed Kowalczyk who made his name as lead-singer of the band Live, and invite him onto its stage to celebrate his latest release as a solo artist, “The Flood and the Mercy,” with a discussion about the album and his solo career. Kowalczyk was on the rock scene for over 20 years, selling over 20 million albums worldwide before splitting from the band to release his first solo album “Alive” in 2010. There will be a discussion with the artist about the album and his solo career. After the interview, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman, Kowalczyk will answer audience questions, and will perform an intimate set.
Email: boxoffice@grammymuseum.org
www.grammymuseum.org/events/detail/ed-kowalczyk-i-alone-acoustic

Tempo Tuesday at SESAC
Tuesday, December 10, 19:00
SESAC Atlanta
981 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW, Suite 102, Atlanta Georgia 30318
Phone: 404-897-1330
SESAC holds Tempo Tuesday every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the SESAC Atlanta office. Tempo Tuesday is an educational forum and learning session, designed to educate up and coming artists and writers about music industry issues and tips. The event is open to the public. SESAC, Inc. is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. SESAC was founded in 1930 to serve European composers not adequately represented in the United States. With an international reach, SESAC will represent the right for your music to be played in public. Songwriters and publishers are paid royalties based upon how much their songs are played.
Email: atlantainfo@sesac.com
www.sesac.com/Events/Event.aspx

BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, December 10, 12:30-16:30
BMI Nashville
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Phone: 615-401-2000
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 “Take Your Songs To The Next Level” (Song 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.
Email: nashvilleworkshops@bmi.com
www.bmi.com; www.myspace.com/bmi

Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame
Tuesday, December 10, 18:30-22:00 (PST)
Beverly Wilshire
Beverly Hills, California
Phone: 323-617-9118
Variety is pleased to present the 33rd annual Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame, benefiting City Year. Ceremonies will honor Disney’s Janice Marinelli and Lori MacPherson, Director-Writer-Producer Quentin Tarantino, Comcast Cable and Target. 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.
Email: brooke.bauguess@variety.com
variety.com/conference/variety-home-entertainment-hall-of-fame...

Cineasia Hong Kong
Tuesday, December 10 - Thursday, December 12
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
One Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China (Hong Kong S.A.R.)
Phone: +1-212-493-4054; +852 2582 8888
CineAsia convention is dedicated to the Asian cinema exhibition and distribution community. CineAsia screens major Hollywood films and presents an educational program on issues affecting the Asian cinema exhibition industry. It also presents Awards of Distinction to Asian film stars and industry luminaries. China’s Enlight Media’s President, Wang Changtian, will be honored with the CineAsia Production and Filmmaker Award at this year’s convention in Hong Kong. This award will be presented as part of the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, December 12th at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
Email: danielle.nolfo@filmexpos.comw
www.cineasia.com

Hollywood Chamber Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive
Wednesday December 11, 17:30-19:30 PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028
The Hollywood Chamber annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive will be hosted by Loews Hollywood at , on Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is open to Hollywood Chamber members only who must reserve online. Non-members can email info@hollywoodchamber.net for an invitation. For this special event, all guests must bring an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. Activities will shift to the Exhale Spa inside the Loews Hotel for services, gifts and Ghirardelli chocolates following the Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive.
Email: info@hollywoodchamber.net
conta.cc/1c1fr12; www.hollywoodchamber.net/event

Band Pro's One World Open House 2013
Thursday, December 12, 13:00-20:00
Band Pro One World
3403 W. Pacific Avenue, Burbank, California 91505
Phone: 818-841-9655; Fax: 818-841-7649
At the Burbank Headquarters for Band Pro's One World Open House there willl be the outdoor tent with over thirty broadcast and cinema manufacturers showcasing their equipment as they are actually used on set. There will be international cuisine and beverages served inside. The planned program will show a new 4K short film 'Viewing the Night Sky in Summer' featuring the Mt. Wilson Observatory, and watch exclusive footage of SpaceX rocket launches.
Email: n/a
www.bandpro.com; www.facebook.com/pages/Band-Pro-Film-Digital/124383994264049

Second Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-13
Saturday, December 14
Residency Hotel
Andheri. 213/1, Suren Road, Gundavali, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 093
Phone: 0120-4129059; +91-22-6649 1234; +91 9582320467
Miniboxoffice is an independent short film marketing, promotion, distribution and film festival organizing company. The company aims to promote short cinema across India and the world and realizing short filmmaking as commercial enterprise especially in India. Since 2010 Miniboxoffice operates to promote short films, animations and documentaries across all platforms. The company has in place a revenue generation model for filmmakers through traditional and online resources.
Email: info@miniboxoffice.com; info.mumbai@miniboxoffice.com
www.miniboxoffice.com

BMI's 8 off 8th - Bonnaroo Showcase @ Mercy Lounge
Monday, December 16, 21:00
The Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
Lately featuring the Road to Bonnaroo contest, the free weekly showcase held every Monday and hosted by a rotating lineup of music community impresarios. There will be performances by: Jung Youth, The Young International, Majestico, The Kingston Springs, Buffalo Rodeo, Plastic Visions, Black Sea Royalty, Kristen Capolino, The Harmaleighs, Pilot Rogue, Lauren Rantala, Body of Light, That’s My Kid, Classic Williams. 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: papawags@comcast.net; jbruton@comcast.net
www.mercylounge.com; www.myspace.com/8off8th

Sports Video Group Summit
Monday, December 16 - Tuesday, December 17
New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-481-8140; 212-315-1374; Fax: 212-696-1783
Sports Video Group’s (SVG)’s yearly main event is being rebranded as the SVG Summit and will last two full days. The full two day event has workshops, a main track and specialized committee meetings. On December 16, workshops will focus on Asset Management, Post Production, Audio in addition to the Production track. All workshops end about the same time with a networking reception in the exhibit area. On December 17, the main production track is center stage. There will be over 60 exhibitors showcasing  solutions in a tabletop exhibit area of several rooms. Additionally, the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2013 and will induct seven industry leaders on December 17 during its annual Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Email: andrew@sportsvideo.org
www.sportsvideo.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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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CRUISE SHIP MUSICIANS, INTERNATIONAL SEEKS LOUNGE ACTS, WORLDWIDE

Cruise Ship Musicians, International, Landau Music is casting cruise ship entertainment. Andrew Landau, entertainment mgr. Contracts available onboard ships with various worldwide itineraries. Seeking—Lounge Acts: males & females, formed string quartet, piano-based Pop/Jazz duo, female vocalist, solo piano/vocalist, solo guitar/vocalist, formed party band quartet: Show Band: keys, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar. Email promotional materials to entertainer@landaumusic.com.

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OPEN CALL SEARCH FOR WEB REALITY SHOW, 'HIP HOP SENSATION', LOS ANGELES

'Hip Hop Sensation' Tite-Belt Productions, LLC. is casting Hip Hop Sensation, a new web based music reality show showcasing up and coming talent. Erica Green, host. Seeking—The Next Hip Hop Superstar: male and female, 13-49, any ethnicity, hip hop artists. Auditions will be held June 19, 9 a.m. at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot hotel, 5855 West Century Blvd., L.A. Each chosen performer will be given an estimated 15 minute window to show off their hip hop skills on camera.

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SEEKING SINGER/SONGWRITERS TO PERFORM. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE A MIN. OF 3 GUESTS, NASHVILLE

Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Founded in 1997, Songsalive! is run by songwriters for songwriters. It acts as an epicentre, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets, bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time giving them and their music the support they deserve. Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! Songsalive! gives life to songs, provides opportunities for collaboration, creates awareness about original music, promotes and educates through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music: live events and showcases; songwriter critique workshops, songleads and industry pitches; cd samplers; education seminars and Expos; artist development; studio production; informational source and networking. This is a three song acoustic set in which Songsalive! members are given featured slots. Access a showcase application at http://www.songsalive.org/showcaseapp.htm or email Deb Bishop at nashville@songsalive.org.

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COBALT BLUE MUSIC NEEDS MUSICIANS/PIANO BAR ENTERTAINERS FOR CRUISE SHIP WORK

We need showband musicians who can read, swing, have jazz and big band experience, and be proficient on their instruments. Needed are Saxophonists with doubles, trumpet, trombone, and bass, drums, and guitar. Piano bar entertainers and cocktail pianists are also needed. We also are now looking for experienced singers who move well to front Las Vegas style revues. This is a high-energy position which requires excellent stage presence, and someone who can sing lots of styles well.Professionals only, please. All applicants must have promo. (Piano bar, singers, etc. must have video). We REALLY need Piano Bar entertainers with good video who can really entertain a crowd and get them partying. We can now offer 3 month contracts for this position!!! This is the most fun gig on the 7 seas! Also, I need horn players. Must have a great attitude, be willing to be at sea for months at a time, and be ready to make music and entertain passengers from young to old. No drug users as cruise lines do random drug testing. At this time we can only book United States citizens. Salary varies by position. Please reply to this e-mail and include a link to your reel or attach samples of your work. Email: cobaltbluemusic@aol.com. Will accept your resume as text in body of email or your resume as an attachment.

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LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY UNDERGROUND BAND SEARCH

The late night show known for its music savvy is looking for the next great band. Is it yours?

Create a video of you or your band performing a totally original song created by you. The song should not be a "cover" or include "samples", no matter how cool you thing that might be. The video should last one (1) to three (3) minutes (the "Video") and must be in one of the following formats: AVI, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, or QuickTime . No other formats will be accepted. Video clips submitted in digital format must not exceed 100mb. Your Video should highlight your musical talents and show you/ your band playing the instruments and song. You may also submit an audio file of your band performing... as long as it is an original song! You might see or hear yourself on an upcoming Last Call with Carson Daly show!

Bands will be judged on creativity and originality, among other things. NO COVER SONGS. See the Offical Rules (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/#) for complete details. Check back as the Top 5 finalists as chosen by Last Call will be posted on this site for YOU to judge for yourselves! Use this link (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/) to fill out the online application.

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Global Media Development Group Offers Democheck.com

Global Media Development Group announces the launch of www.DemoCheck.com , a new online service where songwriters, musicians, composers and others can have their music professionally critiqued by professional industry reviewers. The new service allows people who write or perform music to select a reviewer and submit recordings of music for professional critique and review. The site features professional reviewers including film and television music agents, veteran industry songwriters, composers, orchestrators, instrumentalists, vocalists and more who provide professional reviews and constructive critiques of submitted music.

United Talent Agency Is Aiming to Find Web Video Stars and Will Welcome Unsolicited Submissions

Source: various

One of Hollywood’s top five talent agencies has created an online unit devoted to scouting out up-and-coming creators of Internet content — particularly video — and finding work for them in Web-based advertising and entertainment, as well as in the older media. The initiative by the United Talent Agency (www.unitedtalent.com) — the home of notable actor/comedians like Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, filmmakers like M. Night Shyamalan, and television producers like Dick Wolf and David Chase — is a bet, that Web video is on a growth curve similar to that of cable television a generation ago, and a return by Hollywood’s core talent representatives to new-media business they tested, without great success, at the peak of the dot-com boom. The goal this time, executives say, is not only to recruit the next generation of television and film writers and directors from the relative obscurity of sites like YouTube and Revver but also to help the major Web portals that are hungry for original content to find the creative people they need — just as movie studios have long turned to talent agencies when looking for new directors, screenwriters and actors. The new division named UTA Online (www.utaonline.net) will be headed at its start by Brent Weinstein.

United Talent’s online division, whose initial staff is three 26-year-old agents promoted from assistant, will operate independently from the main agency. In great contrast to industry conventions, agents will welcome unsolicited submissions (preferably as Web links), show existing clients’ output on a new agency Web site and be free to sign clients without the approval of the more-established departments. Reportedly, the three agents have to date cut six-figure deals with major media portals and signed a handful of clients whose Web-based serials, recurring comedy features and short digital films have drawn one-time downloads in the millions and regular watchers, in some cases, in the tens of thousands.

United Talent is hardly the only agency to follow the shift of media and advertising money, and consumers, to the Internet. Agencies like International Creative Management (www.icmtalent.com) one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies, and Endeavor (www.endeavorla.com), representing actors, writers and directors for film, television, and video games frequently bid against United Talent. And the venerable William Morris Agency (www.wma.com) created a digital media division in May, though that is aimed at helping existing clients find new work in the digital world — like a Web-based talk show that stars the comic Tom Green, a familiar television personality of a few years ago. Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood’s dominant talent shop, had a big Internet division at the height of the dot-com boom. But that was long before user-generated content achieved its current volume and impact; the unit has since shut down, and no one at Creative Artists is assigned solely to recruiting Web talent, an agency employee said. United Talent, by contrast, is taking the risk that relatively small deals today will quickly grow in size and scope, and it is banking on the notion that artists surfacing on the Internet may often be quite content to have successful careers that do not make the leap to TV or film.

A MySpace profile for United Talent Agency resides at: http://www.myspace.com/unitedtalentagency though most of its content is restricted to private viewers only. For information contact: online@unitedtalent.com.

Songwriting Contests Galore!

Source: SingerSongwriter.ws

Interested in applying your ambition toward a songwriing contest? Then check list of open contests below by clicking on the titled weblink you are interested in:

NSAI CMT & Country.com-

UNISONG

International Songwriting Competition

Great American Song Contest

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

UniSong International Song Contest

Cooch Music Contest

Enormous Records Songwriting Contest

American Songwriter Lyric Contest Entry Form

The Worlds Biggest Book of Songwriting Contests

Good Luck!

Artist Profile: Oprah Winfrey

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DATE OF BIRTH: January 29, 1954

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

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

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

TRIVIA: Is the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. In addition to being a news anchor on WJZ-TV13 in Baltimore Maryland , she was a co-host with Richard Sher (A reporter) on a local talk show on that station. It was called: People are Talking. Her name was intended to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate. Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]. Given an honorary National Book Award for her "influential contribution to reading and books". [October 1999]. Awarded (lst) 50th anniversary medal by National Book Foundation, NYC, Nov 1999. Her immensely popular TV talk show is a Harpo Production. Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards. Harpo is also the name of a character in The Color Purple (1985) (Oprah's film debut) played by 'Willard E. Pug'. Raised in abject poverty, she received her first pair of shoes in 1959 at age 6. She learned to read at age 2½. In fact, when it was time for her to start kindergarten, she wrote a note to her teacher insisting she should be in first grade. The teacher agreed and after finishing that grade she was then skipped to third grade.

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Songsalive!

Songsalive!, the non-profit organization supporting and promoting songwriters, announces showcases at a new venue and "WE ARE BOOKING SINGER-SONGWRITERS!" You don't need to be a Songsalive! member to perform at the Sacramento Showcases

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

SONGSALIVE! SACRAMENTO SHOWCASES

Fourth Saturdays of the Month,

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

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

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

Songsalive! is a non profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Songsalive! is run by songwriters for songwriters. It acts as an epicentre, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets, bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time giving them and their music the support they deserve. Songsalive! gives life to songs, provide opportunities for collaboration, create awareness about original music, promote and educate through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music. Support Songsalive! and help energize the business of songwriting and music. Join the Songsalive! network and become a link in the chain http://www.songsalive.org/norcal

Artist Profile: 50 CENT - aka Curtis Jackson

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DATE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1975

PLACE OF BIRTH: Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

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

EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Streets of Southside, Jamaica, Queens

TRIVIA: Also known as Fiddy or Fifty, 50 Cent rose to fame following the success of his 2003 debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." Before signing to Interscope, 50 Cent was living with his grandparents. He soon became immersed in the drug trade, hustling around his native neighborhood by the name of "Boo Boo" with fellow Queens native Tony Yayo. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually fell back on rapping. DJs had taken it upon themselves to release two Best of 50 Cent mix CDs, before he had even signed to a major label. 50 Cent hit the scene with "How To Rob An Industry Nigga".

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


Back Stage, Industry Newspaper Updates Resources at Backstage.com

Back Stage, a leading industry news and information source for acting and assorted show business professionals, has restructured its backstage.com website dedicated to the acting community that brings together actors, casting directors, producers, and managers to showcase their works and talents. Backstage.com is a recognized tool for the performing artist aiding the search for casting notices and industry news. The redesigned backstage.com adds new features throughout the website including: moveable modules that provide users the capability to personalize and customize the site; color options that provide personalization for the pages; new technology features that provide casting search optimization and high-end resume tools; NY and LA sections displaying dedicated regional content; improved search tools in the Actors Yellow Pages; multi-channel video capabilities throughout the site. Back Stage understands the different needs of its users, and this has resulted in the new design where each user has their own preference of what information they want to see first when they visit the website.

With the new backstage.com, users can run advanced casting searches to customize search results to fit an individual’s needs. Performers can find casting opportunities from across the U.S. and create personalized saved searches to search for new notices that match interests with a single click. They can create multiple Casting/Job Alerts to have automated alert-agents search the Back Stage casting and jobs database and send the user the newest results via email on a schedule that fits their busy career. Then they can quickly apply to casting/job notices with just a few clicks. With the new backstage.com Multimedia Resume system, users can create one or multiple resumes, and upload a variety of photos, videos, audio reels, links, documents, credits, and skills to each resume. Unlike other casting websites, Back Stage doesn’t charge actors extra hidden fees for uploading a large variety of media files. In addition to using a Multimedia Resume to apply to an unlimited number of casting notices, users can also email their resume to anyone they’d like, and include media-enhanced resumes in Back Stage’s online Talent Database that is searched by over 20,000 casting directors, directors, and producers every year for no extra charge.

Back Stage publishes over 1,000 casting notices each week for every type of performance: film, stage, TV, commercials, multimedia, dance, voiceovers, singing, and more. Back Stage also offers ads seeking people in related fields, such as stage/film crews, models, musicians, and writers. Back Stage is published by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company whose other entertainment and media brands include The Hollywood Reporter, Ross Reports, Billboard, Film Journal International, Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, and Call Sheet. For more information on Back Stage, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.backstage.com"


Big Break Movie Contest!

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

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

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


Artist Profile: Jake Gyllenhaal

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DATE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1980

PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California, USA

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

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

Education/Apprenticeship: Dropped out of Columbia University after two years (2002).

Trivia: Before success as an actor, Jake Gyllenhaal worked as a lifeguard. Son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theate Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in London, England. Was set to play Spiderman in Spider-Man 2 (2004) due to complications with Tobey Maguire. While he was preparing for the role, Maguire was back as Spiderman.

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

Call for Public Domain Stories

Source: Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Public Knowledge, Creative Commons and The Center for the Study of the Public Domain are collaborating on a public education campaign that will highlight the struggles of creators with intellectual property law. They are looking for stories from artists, filmmakers, musicians, computer programmers and anyone who has either been hampered by restrictive intellectual property laws or who has benefitted from the availability of art and information in the public domain. Stories will be presented to legislators, press and the general public, through a website, video and other media to demonstrate the problems and successes of copyright, trademarks and patents for the general public. Use this link for more information, or email your story to pk@publicknowledge.org with "Public Domain Stories" in the header. If selected, your story will be presented to legislators, press and the general public through a website, video and other media.

Artist Profile: Paris Hilton

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DATE OF BIRTH: February 17, 1981

PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

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

EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Attended high school at the Dwight School in New York, but droped out and eventually earned a GED.

TRIVIA: An American heiress of the Hilton Hotel fortune, a socialite, model, singer, and actress. She has been described as a "celebutante," a portmanteau of "celebrity" and "debutante". On the maternal side of her family, Hilton is a niece of two popular child stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, who appeared in the motion picture Escape to Witch Mountain and TV shows like Nanny and the Professor, Little House on the Prairie, and later, ER. By marriage, she also is related to Zsa Zsa Gabor (the Hungarian-born actress who married Paris Hilton's great-grandfather Conrad Hilton) as well as Elizabeth Taylor (the actress's first husband was Paris Hilton's great-uncle, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.).

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

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

The Sundance Labs

Source: sundancechannel.com

Each year the Sundance Institute (www.sundance.org) hosts a range of Labs for filmmakers, writers, playwrights, film composers, and other artists. Located at the Sundance Village in the Utah mountains, the Labs provide these artists with the resources to experiment and explore their ideas.

For the Filmmakers Lab, selected filmmakers come for a month to rehearse, shoot, and edit challenging scenes from their scripts with a professional crew and acting ensemble. Creative advisors, a group of professionals who have donated their time and expertise, are a resource to the filmmakers to guide, challenge and support their work.

The Theatre Lab provides playwrights, directors, choreographers, composers, solo performers and ensembles with the resources and support to develop new plays and musicals, or to explore new approaches to existing scripts. An ensemble of professional actors and artists and a staff of writers, directors, dramaturgs, and other artists provide feedback and direction to help shape work.

The Composers Lab pairs fellows from the Filmmakers Lab with accomplished composers who have not written a score for a major motion picture. By integrating music into its Film Program, the Institute helps facilitate a greater understanding of music into the independent filmmakers' process, and provides talented emerging composers with experience composing for film and access to accomplished film composers as advisors."

Xbox 360 Integrates With Living Room Entertainment and Windows Live

Source: MSN.com

Microsoft released its new Xbox 360 this past week, and the company's founder, Bill Gates, said that the product would be more than just an extremely expensive toy that will make him more money in one day than anyone buying it will make in a lifetime. "It will give 35-year-old males still living at home with their parents another rationale for just not having the time to meet the right girl," said Gates. "Hey, I just made $200 million in the time it took me to say that," added the beaming zillionaire. The battle between Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 (set to arrive next year) goes beyond gaming and into the heart of the living room. The technology under the hood of Microsoft and Sony's new consoles consists of always-on, broadband-enabled, complete entertainment centers, while the PC remains in the den. "Xbox 360 takes our customers' gaming experience to new levels," Best Buy vp games Jill Hamburger said. Play Xbox 360™ Games; Watch DVD movies and play music CDs; Connect an MP3 player and listen to music, Connect a Digital Camera and view pictures; Listen to music and view digital pictures from your Windows XP-based PC; Manage your family's entertainment choices with Family Settings. Xbox will tie into Windows Live - a new set of Internet software and services designed to put you in control of the information, relationships and interests you care about. It all goes toward creating a medium for spending hours playing the likes of "Halo 2" and "Project Gotham Racing 3." Executives at Microsoft see video games as just the beginning. Xbox 360 is at the center of a strategy that will also eventually tie in elements of Microsoft's new Windows Live (http://www.live.com/) online initiative. A melee erupted among a crowd of shoppers in the rush for the new Xbox 360 video game console at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in northeast Maryland. It took 10 police officers to restore order. A crowd of about 300 people waited as much as 12 hours for the game, considered a must-have item this holiday season, to go on sale at 12:01 a.m. the day of its unveiling.

www.backstage.com

Fuse Seeks Live Audience Participation for IMX Show

Source: FUSE Cable Network

IMX is a new daily live music show on television. To be a part of the on-camera audience, show up at the studio by 4:30 pm on weekdays, and be between 14-26 years old. IMX is a fast-paced show featuring the hottest videos and live performances by artists including Linkin Park, 50 Cent, Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Outkast and many more! The studio is street level, located at 11 Penn Plaza on 7th Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets, so even if there isn't room inside, fans outside are, reportedly, still part of the action, and even get to meet the bands when they come outside. For more info and advance booking, call 212-324-3461 or e-mail: IMXAudience@imx.tv. Check out Fuse's website at www.fuse.tv.

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

'CMT INSIDER' Connects Viewers With Country Music News Plus Hot Topics From the Entertainment World

Source: PRNewswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CMT viewers can now get a weekly fix of country music news plus a broader look at the world of popular entertainment including the latest in movies, music, fashion and sports. CMT's new weekly series CMT INSIDER premieres Friday, April 9 at 7:30-8:00 PM, ET/PT* with CMT personality Katie Cook at the helm. Each Friday CMT INSIDER takes a look at the week's hot topics in entertainment including the lifestyles of megastars, legends and breaking country music events. Whatever is making headlines is what CMT INSIDER will tap into -- the noisemakers of the week.

CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 74.3 million households in the United States. For more information on CMT INSIDER, visit CMT.com at: http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_insider/series.jhtml

Artist Profile: Lindsay Lohan

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DATE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1986

PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

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

EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Laurel Springs School. Attended Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School on Long Island for several years following her role in The Parent Trap (1998). Attended Sanford H. Calhoun High School for only a few months before resuming her acting career.

TRIVIA: Lohan began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jello (opposite Bill Cosby). An acting career was launched in 1996 as the third actress for Ali Fowler in the television drama "Another World" (1964). Lohan's first feature film, The Parent Trap (1998). After signing a three-movie contract with Disney, she returned to the small screen to star in the made-for-TV movies Life-Size (2000) (TV) (opposite Tyra Banks) and Get a Clue (2002) (TV). She also appeared as Rose in the pilot episode of the short-lived comedy series "Bette" (2000), which starred Bette Midler. Her music career was launched when Estefan Enterprises made a five-album production deal with her in September 2002. In her spare time, Lohan enjoys swimming, basketball, shopping, singing, reading, writing, gymnastics, collecting Beanie Babies, roller-blading, and playing with her siblings Aliana, Dakota and Michael Lohan. Her mother is Dina Lohan, a former Radio City "Rockette" and Wall Street Analyst. She currently helps manage her daughter's career.

WEBSITE: http://www.llrocks.com/

FilmCommissionHQ Talent Directory

Source: FilmCommissionHQ.com

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 info@filmcommissionhq.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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