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April Media - Entertainment Industry Career Networking Events & Highlights
Casting News Hot Off The Wire! - As We Get 'Em, We Put 'Em Here!
Casting, Audition, and Production Notices Mostly Paying, Unless Otherwise Noted, From Various Sources
Organized Top - Down Starting With Most Recent
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
PAPER STREET PICTURES CASTING SHORT FILM, HONOR STUDENT, AUSTIN
THROUGH THE 4TH WALL SEEKS EDGAR ALLAN POE IMPERSONATOR FOR STAGE PRODUCTION, WASHINGTON DC/ARLINGTON
SIX POINT PICTURES PRODUCING, GOOD NEWS BALTIMORE, FOR TELEVISION, BALTIMORE
MONETATE IS RUNNING AUDITIONS FOR CORPORATE VIDEO, SAVE THE EMAILS, CONSHOHOCKEN
ACTOR/HOST SOUGHT FOR COMEDIC INTERNAL CORPORATE VIDEO, NEW YORK CITY
DIGITALCOCO PRODUCTIONS PREPARING TO SHOOT A WEBTV COMMERCIAL, FT. LAUDERDALE
NIGHT WILLOW PRODUCTIONS CASTING FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION, SLAVE, LAS VEGAS / HOLLYWOOD
ABEL INTERMEDIA, LLC SEEKS TWO HOSTS WITH GOLF, LIFESTYLE KNOWLEDGE, HARTFORD
SD TRUCK SPRINGS SEEKS INTERVIEW AND HOST FOR WEB/INTERACTIVE, LAS VEGAS
X-TRANO LATINO TELEVISION CASTING ENGLISH SPEAKING ROLES FOR ZOMBIE THRILLER, LONG ISLAND
Scripted Series about 5 young Latinos that set out to find a town of Zombies. Scooby Doo meets Walking Dead. It would be the 1st English Speaking Tele Novella about Zombies.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Cruz: The team Leader who can carry a gun and take leadership role.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Layla: Character must be able to pull off a Buffy the Vampire type role.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Frankie: Super Geeky type.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Pedra: Misfit female. will create this role for the right person.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Jax: Stoner Surfer type. Tall skinny loves the outdoors.
Apply to Director, Sophie Perez. Email: email@example.com
FUSION BRAND EXPERIENCES SEEKS VARIED ROLES FOR IN-HOUSE GREEN SCREEN SHOOT, PHILADELPHIA
PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY SILK ROAD RISING CASTING SHORT FILM, MULTI MEETS POLY, CHICAGO
BURNVFX CASTING LEAD ACTORS FOR SHORT FILM PROJECT, NORTHERN VIRGINIA/DC
IDREAMMACHINE CASTING SAG, NON-UNION FOR TRANSMEDIA FEATURE, BILLBOARD, EASTON
LINGO INTERACTIVE SEEKS LANGUAGE HOSTS - ENGLISH, SPANISH, MANDARIN - FOR CULTURE SEGMENTS, AUSTIN
IDREAMMACHINE CASTING MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is seeking talent to perform in its 70-seat West Village cabaret theatre. Seeking Singers, Comedians, Performance Artists, New Plays, Composers, and Writers: must be 21+, self-contained acts only. Note: Space, reservations line, full light and sound package, and house technician provided. Email show information, running time, and brief marketing plan to Phil Geoffrey Bond, artistic dir., at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred); or call 212-989-3015. Pay is 100% of the cover charge set by the producer, minus a room fee.
DANNY'S SKYLIGHT ROOM CABARET
Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret (346 W. 46 St., Restaurant Row, NYC) is seeking talent. Seeking—Cabaret Acts: self-contained, for shows running 50-60 minutes in length. For details, call Donald Schaffer, prod., at 212-946-1265. Visit www.dannysgrandseapalace.com. Pay is a percentage of the cover.
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|Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, April 1, 18:00-20:30
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Monday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
Email: contact form
www.gottasingnyc.com; www.twitter.com/GottaSingNYC; www.facebook.com/GottaSingNYC.ShepardJourdan; www.youtube.com/user/GottaSingNYC
CinemAsia Film Festival
Tuesday, April 1 - Sunday, April 6
Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20-5535151
CinemAsia attaches importance to programming independent Asian diaspora films made outside of Asia within the Dutch film industry. These films are about migration and the spreading of Asian people all over the world. CinemAsia also tries to support filmmakers with an Asian origin in the Netherlands. The festival programming runs from large Asian blockbusters, to inspiring documentaries and independent productions that reflect the diversity of a rapidly changing Asia. An added feature this year is the CinemAsia Festival Lounge, a place where visitors can relax on ergonomic beanbags from Terapy while reading information about various Asian countries. In the lounge is the curated photo exposition ‘Foodies’ from Louiza Mei King. Venue to most activities, De Balie, is situated in the middle of Amsterdam, next to the buzzing Leidseplein. In the old days this cultural centre was a court of law. Nowadays De Balie accommodates all kinds of cultural events, from screenings to debates.
www.cinemasia.nl; www.facebook.com/CinemAsiaAmsterdam/info; www.youtube.com/cinemasiatube
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Thursday, April 3 - Thursday, April 10
Cobb Downtown at the Gardens (other venues)
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Phone: 561-362-0003; 561-253-1444
The PBIFF celebrates the history and the future of the film industry with world premieres, special events, seminars, feature, short films and documentaries. In 2003 PBIFF became a "Competitive" Festival joining the ranks of other film events such as: Sundance, Cannes, Toronto and Venice. Opening Night starts off with 'Belle,' directed by Amma Asante, at Cinemark Palace 20, followed by a party at Bogart's Bar and Grille. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Watson, Tom Felton, Sam Reid and Tom Wilkinson, and is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw). Other film highlights during the festival include critical acclaimed and festival favorites 'Ethel' (with Ethel Kennedy herself in attendance), 'Robot & Frank', 'Love Free Or Die' and the first of iconic author Judy Blume's novels to be brought to the big screen. On April 5 the festival will host, "Toast of the Town - A Tribute to Classic Hollywood at the Eau Palm Beach" which will be a VIP level affair for attendees.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Night Social
Friday, April 4, 18:30-22:30
5364 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another but has evolved since then. Please register the day before the event to secure admission. This month’s Friday Night Social is a free admission event hosted by Jennifer Grisanti and ScriptWiters Network in a “private room with bar” exclusively for this Friday Night “Networking” event. Complimentary finger food will be provided for our Networking Group. Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, "Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story". The Scriptwriters Network, founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event.
Cinema at the Edge
Friday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 9
EdgeMar Center for the Arts
2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone: 310-399-3666; 310-392-7327
In 2014 the Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival will present narrative feature, documentary and short film programs, with jury and audience awards given in each category. One of this year's themes is 'growth', reflecting an additional full day of programming added to this year's festival program. Cinema at the Edge programs films with a voice and vision, that blend genres or break conventions, yet keep an added focus on life in the beachfront communities of Santa Monica and Venice and the independent filmmakers who make LA's West Side their home. The 2013 festival featured audience favorites from Sundance, SXSW and other major festivals, while maintaining a focus on world or regional premieres.
Email: email@example.com; CinemaInfo@edgemar.org
The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival
Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 6
Sherman Oaks, California
The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival was founded by and for independent filmmakers who seek to recognize the craft of this century’s filmmakers and storytellers from around the globe. Presenting voices in the American and international film communities, there are nine categories fielding a large and diverse selection of films from all genres and from all over the world. First place winners in each category are screened at the festival, receive an award certificate, and are listed on the winners page of the La New Wave website. All other awardees receive an award certificate, are listed on the winners page of the website, and have a chance to be screened at the festival.
Florida Film Festival
Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 13
Enzian’s Box Office
1300 S. Orlando Avenue, Maitland, Florida 32751
Phone: 407-629-1088; Fax: 407-629-6870
Now in its 23rd year, the Florida Film Festival is an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering current, independent and international cinema. Opening Night Film, "The Trip to Italy", preceded by “Oh Sheep!” is then followed by the Opening Night Party at festival host, Enzian. Among several participating restaurants, bars, and brands are Cask and Larder, Coppola Fine Wines, The Courtesy, Etho’s Vegan Kitchen, Enzian and Eden Bar, Hyatt Grand Regency, K Restaurant, The Matador, Olea Grill, Sushi Pop, Whole Foods and others. A Whole Foods Market tasting reception of organic appetizers takes place on April 8. On April 10 a panel of female visionaries share their personal experiences and what it means to be a successful woman working in movies today. Giancarlo Esposito will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A after the screening of a new digital restoration of Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary. Mr. Esposito will take part in a post-film Q&A.
Transgressing Media: Critical Themes in Media Studies Series
Saturday, April 5 - Sunday, April 6
New School Eugene Lang Building
66 West 12 Street, New York, New York 11021
Critical Themes in Media Studies is an annual conference run by the graduate students of the School of Media Studies in the New School for Public Engagement. The public is invited to join in exploring the theme Transgressing Media, and to explore the ways media theory and practices respond to the notion of boundaries. As part of the conference agenda, Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science, at New York University, delivers a keynote address April 5. Suhail Malik, 2012-14 Visiting Faculty at CCS Bard, New York, and Programme Co-Director of the MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London, where he holds a Readership in Critical Studies, delivers the keynote on day two of the conference. Open to the public.
NAB - National Association of Broadcasters Show 2014
Saturday, April 5 - Thursday, April 10
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: 888-740-4622; 301-682-7962; 702-892-0711
The NAB Show is essentially a convention/conference serving the digital media and entertainment industries by focusing on video, audio and broadcast practices and technology. It is structured as a resource for next-generation tools to develop, manage and deliver content across all platforms and allows visitors to take part in an international community of content professionals. NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith will open the show with the State of the Broadcast Industry Address at the NAB Show Opening on April 7. Several hours later a Television Luncheon honors "Everybody Loves Raymond" as the Television inductee to the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Among several conferences planned, the "Creative Master Series - Storytelling for All Screens", held April 7-9, features award-winning directors, show runners, creative crew, and studio and network production executives for an insiders' perspective on the craftsmanship of content. Special pavilions and gathering areas at the 2014 NAB start with the Futures Park, a showcase of advanced projects, presented by NAB Labs. The National Association of Broadcasters advocates on behalf of America's free, local radio and television stations and broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the courts.
www.nabshow.com; www.facebook.com/pages/NAB-Show/195269533220; www.youtube.com/user/TheNABShow
Academy of Country Music Awards
Sunday, April 6
MGM Grand Garden Arena
3799 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: 877-880-0880; 818-788-8000; Fax: 818-788-0999
Commonly referred to as the ACM - and nationally televised on CBS - honors the best in Country Music, combining talents from Music City to Tinseltown. The awards show will be hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. The Academy of Country Music is an artist and industry-driven organization that was founded in 1964 to promote country music in the western 13 states. The ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull is a free open-to-the-public concert event headlined by Hunter Hayes on April 3 at The LINQ. The event will officially kick off The Week Vegas Goes Country® and serve as a preview to the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on April 4 and April 5, respectively. Merle Haggard will be honored with the Crystal Milestone Awardat the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to commemorate Haggard’s prolific 50 years in country music. The show is produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The Academy’s post-awards show, the All-Star Jam, happens at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom following the ACM Awards.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact form
www.acmcountry.com/welcome.html; www.acmliftinglives.org; www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic/info
MUSEXPO Los Angeles 2014
Sunday, April 6 - Wednesday, April 9
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
MUSEXPO 2014 will be held following the 4th Annual Worldwide Radio Summit (April 2 - 4) and 1st Annual Global Rock Summit (April 4 - 5). This year’s MUSEXPO will also host the 5th Annual Global Synch & Consumer Brands Summit (April 9th) which will bring together over 80 influential music supervisors from film, TV, games, advertising, retail and brands to meet with participating content creators and owners attending MUSEXPO from across the U.S. and global markets. In addition, the official Pepsi “Int’l Music Industry Awards” will also take place at the event on April 9. Global hit-maker and one of the most successful songwriters in the history of modern music Diane Warren, Founder and President, Realsongs will be honored as MUSEXPO’s “International Music Person of the Year” with Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Group presenting Warren with the annual music industry award.
www.musexpo.net; www.twitter.com/musexpo; www.facebook.com/MUSEXPO
BMI's 8 off 8th - Bonnaroo Showcase @ Mercy Lounge
Monday, April 7, 21:00
The Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
Formerly known as 8 off 8th and 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 eight bands vying for three slots at the next Bonnaroo fest in Manchester, Tennessee. The Mercy Lounge does not book the talent for this night, just the hosts (615-248-9494). There will be performances by 8-10 bands vying for three slots at Bonnaroo 2014, slated for June 12-15, in Manchester, Tennessee. Follow this year’s competition on Twitter: #Rd2Bonnaroo. If you would like to play 8 off 8th, please post a comment with a url to your music so our four hosts can check it out at the following: http://www.myspace.com/8off8th
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
www.bonnaroo.com; www.mercylounge.com; www.myspace.com/8off8th
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, April 7, 21:00
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz
366 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 310-849-5938; 213-680-0047
From the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, the weekly event showcase here presents Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock n' Roll, Soul and R & B artists and open mic opportunities. The doors open at 19:30 nightly and live entertainment starts at 9 or 10 pm. In addition to its original purpose as a jazz club for which it was begun circa 2005 by one time trumpet player and entrepreneur Kohei Matsumoto, 2nd Street Jazz explores music which ranges from rock to electronic to hip-hop and of course, jazz. Monday nights is a NYC styled jazz jam for any musicians with instruments invited up to the stage to play. Hip Hop and MC beat battles happen on Thursdays. The club features a full bar and late night food.
www.2ndstjazz.com; www.facebook.com/pages/2nd-Street-Jazz/229106147136?sk=info; www.myspace.com/landon2ndstreetlivejazz
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Thursday, April 10
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a simulcast of the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony beginning at 22:00 ET. This will be the only place to watch the Induction Ceremony live outside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. All exhibits will be open to tour during the event. The 2014 Rock and Roll Inductees include BMI legends Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Nirvana, as well as KISS, Cat Stevens, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham and The E Street Band. The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be later televised exclusively on HBO in May. - See more at: http://rockhall.com/event/2014-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fam...
Email: contact form
|French Quarter Festival
Thursday, April 10 - Sunday, April 14
Jackson Square (other venues)
700 Decatur St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Phone: 504-522-5730; 800-673-5725; 504-658-3200; Fax: 504-522-5711
31st Annual French Quarter Festival, presented by Chevron!, will highlight New Orleans’ signature music, food, and culture in the historic neighborhood. 21 stages throughout the French Quarter celebrate local music and represent every genre from traditional and contemporary jazz to R&B, New Orleans funk, brass bands, folk, gospel, latin, zydeco, classical, cabaret, and international. The French Market Traditional Jazz Stage and the Chevron Cajun-Zydeco Showcase will feature dancing and classes in Traditional Jazz, 1920s Charleston, Swing Dance, Cajun Jitterbug, and Zydeco. Classes are taught by professional dancers from NOLA Jitterbugs, DancingMan504, and Dance Quarter. The sessions will be given April 11, 12, 14 and are free and open to the public.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest; www.twitter.com/FQFestNOLA; www.facebook.com/pages/French-Quarter-Festivals-Inc...
Supanova Pop Culture Expo Melbourne 2014
Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13
Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032, Melbourne, Australia
Think Comic-con, Australian style, Supanova Pop Culture Expo is where the public can come to meet the players and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds of anime, comic-books, manga, sci-fi, tv shows, movies, gaming and cosplay (cos-tume role-play). There are many other featured activities and events that make up the Expo's "Supa-Activities and Competitions" activities to participate in. Supanova Guest panels appear on stage at scheduled times over the weekend to talk directly to fans. Anime and cartoon screenings will be shown in the Anime Theatre. An anime themed game show, a fast-paced quiz show where two teams captained by "experts" will be conducted at various times and locations on Sunday of every Supanova. Newly devised Imagineer's Playground is an interactive demonstrations and ‘how to’ workshop on subjects ranging from Introduction to Airbrushing through to applying creature effect make-up and more. Anime Trivia has been brought back into the format with three rounds of questions ranging from Azumanga Daioh to Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei, from shoujo to shounen, from magic girls to mecha and more. And of course more than this is on the convention's agenda. Other SupaNova events in different parts of Australia will be happening besides Melbourne. Gold Coast 2014 is April 4-6, Sydney 2014 is June 13-15, Perth 2014 is June 20-22, Adelaide 2014 is November 21-23, Brisbane 2014 is November 28-30.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
www.supanova.com.au; www.facebook.com/supanovaexpo; www.twitter.com/SupanovaExpo
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, April 15, 12:30-16:30
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Following the lecture portion, Blume will critique a song from each attendee. Those who wish to have a song critiqued should bring a recording and a lyric sheet or be prepared to perform the song live. Registration is free and is conducted online. Online registration opens at 15:00 the day after the previous month’s workshop. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled. Please email NashvilleWorkshops@bmi.com with any questions regarding the workshop. All participants MUST check in by 12:20 or the spot will be given away to those on the waiting list. This month's topic is “Understanding the ‘Biz’ & TV/Film Pitches” (Song Critique). Free but registration is conducted online at this link. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
6th Annual Film Finance Forum East
Tuesday, April 15
Dream Hotel Downtown
355 West 16 Street, New York, New York 10011
Phone: 212-229-2559; 866-206-7122
Winston-Baker will host the "TV & Film Finance Forum East" in association with Variety magazine focused on financial strategies and opportunities within the TV and film business. Following a continental breakfast, the conference will be presented in two parts: issues relating to film in the morning sessions, issues relating to television during the afternoon sessions beginning after the Networking Luncheon. Following the Introduction and Welcoming Remarks by Forum Chairman John Hadity, opening session "The Big Picture: The Changing State of Filmed Entertainment" examines the viewing habits of todays fragmented landscape. Later in the afternoon sessions, moderated session "The New Golden Age of Television: Evaluating Opportunities, Risk and Profitability" will be paneled by Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman and Managing Partner, Sonenshine Partners, Leon Clarance, Founder, Georgeville Television
Marni Wieshofer, Managing Director, Mesa. There is a closing reception.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Super Producers Beat Summit
Wednesday, April 16, 20:00
887 West Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta 30318
BMI, along with production team Flight School presents the Super Producers Beat Summit featuring producers Mannie Fresh, DJ Toomp and KLC at Terminal West, hosted by Rude Jude. This event will include performances and discussions about how some of the most influential hip-hop records are/were created. BMI will also present the 9th annual Legends of ATL Award to a community leader, recognizing his or her contributions to the Atlanta music scene.
Email: contact form; email@example.com
Tribeca Film Festival
Wednesday, April 16 - Sunday, April 27
Tribeca Cinemas (other venues)
54 Varick Street, New York, New York 10013
Phone: 646-502-5296; 866-941-FEST (3378); 212-941-2400
Founded in 2002 in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, the festival celebrates New York City as a major filmmaking center. The Festival's program line-up includes a variety of independent films including documentaries, narrative features and shorts, as well as a program of family-friendly films. 'Mary Poppins', starring Julie Andrews as the nanny with a magical touch will be given a free screening April 17. The Festival also features panel discussions with personalities in the entertainment world and a music lounge produced with ASCAP to showcase artists. One of the more distinctive ceremonies of the Festival is its Artists Awards program in which emerging and renowned artists celebrate filmmakers by providing original works of art that are given to the filmmakers' competition winners. The Tribeca Family Festival, will feature the annual Street Fair on April 26, from 10:00 to 18:00, on Greenwich Street from Chambers Street to Hubert Street, and at venues throughout the Tribeca neighborhood.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
www.tribecafilm.com/festival; www.youtube.com/tribecafilm; www.facebook.com/TribecaFilm
Nashville Film Festival
Thursday, April 17 - Saturday, April 26
Green Hills Regal Cinema 16 (other venues)
3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37215
Phone: 615-742-2500; 615-269-5910
The downtown location is across from the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Nissan Multicultural Festival Village offers a free film every night, an outdoor music stage with many Nashville singer/songwriters and musical acts, vendor booths, cash bar and a VIP Tent. Founded in 1969 as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and one of the most acclaimed festivals in the South. Hosted in Music City, USA, NaFF will screen over 200 films from 40+ countries, industry panels, music showcases, and parties every night. Opening and Closing Night Parties take place in the VIP Tents. The 2013 NaFF drew over 27,000 attendees.
www.nashvillefilmfestival.org; www.facebook.com/NashFilmFest; www.twitter.com/nashfilmfest
Directing Camera Workshop: Think Visual
Saturday, April 19 - Sunday, April 20
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
This two-day comprehensive workshop explores visual storytelling with dynamic camera movement and skillful actor blocking. Through hands-on activity, students will learn to visualize the scene, work with actors, strategize with storyboards, and capture the drama of the moment. Each day participants go through hands-on exercises to learn how to visualize and break-down a script. They will practice optimum camera positions, camera movement, lens choices in relations with blocking of the actors. Workshop participants will understand how to convey tone, mood and style; and give the film a distinct look that belongs to the director's vision.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Wednesday, April 23 - Saturday, April 26
Hotel Blue Resort (other venues)
705 S Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
Phone: 843-497-0220; 888-936-0653
This marks the 9th year for the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival. The MBIFF has continued to grow every year. We are open to all genres, and believe in the independent spirit of film . MBIFF also has a budget category, so a film with a 10 thousand dollar budget does not compete against a project with a 10 million dollar budget (with the exception of the overall winner). Selected by Movie as Maker Magazine one of the top 50 film festivals worth the submission, one of the top festivals in the world by Film International, and touted by many as one of the most important indendepent film festivals in the festival circuit. Opening night there will be a networking after party with free bowling at Captains Quarters Lounge Bar. On April 24, there will be a Hollywood Beachfront Pool Party at Hotel Blue Resort.
www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com; www.twitter.com/MbFilmFest; www.facebook.com/pages/Myrtle-Beach...
Beverly Hills Film Festival
Wednesday, April 23 - Sunday, April 27
TCL Chinese Theatre (other venues)
6925 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, California 90028
Phone: 310-779-1206; 323-465-4847; 323-466-7000
Conceived to bridge the world of premiere independent cinema with the community of Beverly Hills, the BHFF is an entertainment event with world class screenings at AMPAS, Writers Guild, Chinese Theater and The Clarity Theatre, nightly theme parties, seminars and a charity benefit. The festival will conclude with a black tie awards ceremony. On the fifth and final night of the Festival, the jury (usually made up of international film professionals) presents its awards in several categories. Various awards in cinematic achievement are presented at an exclusive black-tie Gala Awards usually held at the Four Seasons Hotel each year. A partial listing of awards that are presented at the International Beverly Hills Film Festival Gala and Award Ceremony on the final evening include: the Living Legend Award, Ace Award, Jury Choice Awards for best feature, documentary and short film and Audience Choice Awards for best feature, documentary, and short film. There are many more awards presented at the Award Ceremony.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, April 24, 08:00-10:30
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue (at Manning), Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone: 323-465-9800; 310-854-1111
To attend the Hollywood Networking Breakfast(R), you should be directly involved in the entertainment industry, a group which usually includes writers, producers, directors, development / production execs, talent representatives, casting directors, entertainment attorneys, financiers, actors and others at various levels of experience and achievement. Check-in starts at 07:20. Everyone gets 15 seconds to introduce themselves to the room. The breakfast -- held on the last Thursday of every month -- begins at 08:00 and lasts until approximately 10:30. Parking is available, free of charge.
Email: contact form
www.changingimagesinamerica.org; www.hgenonline.com; www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Networking-Breakfast...
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, April 24, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007-0030
BMI 101 is a free one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to BMI101NY@bmi.com.
www.bmi.com; www.myspace.com/bmi; www.facebook.com/broadcastmusicinc
The 9th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO
Thursday, April 24 - Saturday, April 26
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 800-278-1287; 855-563-9749
The ninth annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is a conference event for songwriters, composers and producers in all genres of music. The ASCAP EXPO will feature creative and business-focused panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, One-on-One sessions, song critiquing, networking events, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances and more. All music creators, publishers and executives could benefit from this event which is designed around personal interaction, education and networking. The ASCAP EXPO is open to anyone, not just ASCAP members.
Email: contact form
SOHO International Film Festival NYC
Friday, April 25 - Friday, May 2
143 East Houston, New York, New York 10002
Phone: 212-997-9371; 212-330-8182
Screening full-length features, short films and documentaries from professionals and amateurs alike, SOHO Film Fest holds screenings, panels and hosts social events and other networking opportunities for everyone involved. SOHO highlights the advances in digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces. Accepting full-length features, short films and documentaries from professionals and amateurs alike, holding screenings, panels, arranging distribution, hosting social events and other networking opportunities for everyone involved.
Fourth Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-14, India
Wednesday, April 30
Hotel Royale Park Noida
Sector 6, G-43, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301, India
Phone: 09953142311, 0120-4129059; +91 120 431 0880
The Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival is a not-for-profit, independent film festival, established in 2011 in Noida (Delhi NCR) with a mission to celebrate the cinema and work of aspiring, young, independent and professional filmmakers. The festival is important to the Indian film industry as it is launched each year on April 30 to mark the birthday of late Shri Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who is regarded as a founding father of Indian Cinema and fondly remembered as Dada Saheb Phalke by the film fraternity in India and throughout the international community. The festival, managed by Miniboxoffice, has sections for feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, music videos and advertising films. Aside from the screening of films, the festival will feature a "Talent Meet" for the purpose of industry professionals to meet, network and make arrangements to facilitate film production.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Musician & Band Alert: Opportunities, Auditions, and Jobs For Musical Artists, Singers, Bands, and Audio Techs
From Various Sources, Most Paying Unless Otherwise Noted
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
IDREAMMACHINE SEEKS BAND SUBMISSIONS FOR MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
PHOTOS/RESUMES REQUEST OF SINGERS, MUSICIANS THAT ACT FOR, GARAGE BAND, NEW YORK
CRUISE SHIP MUSICIANS, INTERNATIONAL SEEKS LOUNGE ACTS, WORLDWIDE
Cruise Ship Musicians, International, Landau Music is casting cruise ship entertainment. Andrew Landau, entertainment mgr. Contracts available onboard ships with various worldwide itineraries. Seeking—Lounge Acts: males & females, formed string quartet, piano-based Pop/Jazz duo, female vocalist, solo piano/vocalist, solo guitar/vocalist, formed party band quartet: Show Band: keys, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar. Email promotional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN CALL SEARCH FOR WEB REALITY SHOW, 'HIP HOP SENSATION', LOS ANGELES
'Hip Hop Sensation' Tite-Belt Productions, LLC. is casting Hip Hop Sensation, a new web based music reality show showcasing up and coming talent. Erica Green, host. Seeking—The Next Hip Hop Superstar: male and female, 13-49, any ethnicity, hip hop artists. Auditions will be held June 19, 9 a.m. at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot hotel, 5855 West Century Blvd., L.A. Each chosen performer will be given an estimated 15 minute window to show off their hip hop skills on camera.
SEEKING SINGER/SONGWRITERS TO PERFORM. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE A MIN. OF 3 GUESTS, NASHVILLE
Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Founded in 1997, Songsalive! is run by songwriters for songwriters. It acts as an epicentre, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets, bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time giving them and their music the support they deserve. Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! Songsalive! gives life to songs, provides opportunities for collaboration, creates awareness about original music, promotes and educates through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music: live events and showcases; songwriter critique workshops, songleads and industry pitches; cd samplers; education seminars and Expos; artist development; studio production; informational source and networking. This is a three song acoustic set in which Songsalive! members are given featured slots. Access a showcase application at http://www.songsalive.org/showcaseapp.htm or email Deb Bishop at email@example.com.
COBALT BLUE MUSIC NEEDS MUSICIANS/PIANO BAR ENTERTAINERS FOR CRUISE SHIP WORK
We need showband musicians who can read, swing, have jazz and big band experience, and be proficient on their instruments. Needed are Saxophonists with doubles, trumpet, trombone, and bass, drums, and guitar. Piano bar entertainers and cocktail pianists are also needed. We also are now looking for experienced singers who move well to front Las Vegas style revues. This is a high-energy position which requires excellent stage presence, and someone who can sing lots of styles well.Professionals only, please. All applicants must have promo. (Piano bar, singers, etc. must have video). We REALLY need Piano Bar entertainers with good video who can really entertain a crowd and get them partying. We can now offer 3 month contracts for this position!!! This is the most fun gig on the 7 seas! Also, I need horn players. Must have a great attitude, be willing to be at sea for months at a time, and be ready to make music and entertain passengers from young to old. No drug users as cruise lines do random drug testing. At this time we can only book United States citizens. Salary varies by position. Please reply to this e-mail and include a link to your reel or attach samples of your work. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Will accept your resume as text in body of email or your resume as an attachment.
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY UNDERGROUND BAND SEARCH
The late night show known for its music savvy is looking for the next great band. Is it yours?
Create a video of you or your band performing a totally original song created by you. The song should not be a "cover" or include "samples", no matter how cool you thing that might be. The video should last one (1) to three (3) minutes (the "Video") and must be in one of the following formats: AVI, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, or QuickTime . No other formats will be accepted. Video clips submitted in digital format must not exceed 100mb. Your Video should highlight your musical talents and show you/ your band playing the instruments and song. You may also submit an audio file of your band performing... as long as it is an original song! You might see or hear yourself on an upcoming Last Call with Carson Daly show!
Bands will be judged on creativity and originality, among other things. NO COVER SONGS. See the Offical Rules (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/#) for complete details. Check back as the Top 5 finalists as chosen by Last Call will be posted on this site for YOU to judge for yourselves! Use this link (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/) to fill out the online application.
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Global Media Development Group Offers Democheck.com
Global Media Development Group announces the launch of www.DemoCheck.com , a new online service where songwriters, musicians, composers and others can have their music professionally critiqued by professional industry reviewers. The new service allows people who write or perform music to select a reviewer and submit recordings of music for professional critique and review. The site features professional reviewers including film and television music agents, veteran industry songwriters, composers, orchestrators, instrumentalists, vocalists and more who provide professional reviews and constructive critiques of submitted music.
United Talent Agency Is Aiming to Find Web Video Stars and Will Welcome Unsolicited Submissions
One of Hollywood’s top five talent agencies has created an online unit devoted to scouting out up-and-coming creators of Internet content — particularly video — and finding work for them in Web-based advertising and entertainment, as well as in the older media. The initiative by the United Talent Agency (www.unitedtalent.com) — the home of notable actor/comedians like Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, filmmakers like M. Night Shyamalan, and television producers like Dick Wolf and David Chase — is a bet, that Web video is on a growth curve similar to that of cable television a generation ago, and a return by Hollywood’s core talent representatives to new-media business they tested, without great success, at the peak of the dot-com boom. The goal this time, executives say, is not only to recruit the next generation of television and film writers and directors from the relative obscurity of sites like YouTube and Revver but also to help the major Web portals that are hungry for original content to find the creative people they need — just as movie studios have long turned to talent agencies when looking for new directors, screenwriters and actors. The new division named UTA Online (www.utaonline.net) will be headed at its start by Brent Weinstein.
United Talent’s online division, whose initial staff is three 26-year-old agents promoted from assistant, will operate independently from the main agency. In great contrast to industry conventions, agents will welcome unsolicited submissions (preferably as Web links), show existing clients’ output on a new agency Web site and be free to sign clients without the approval of the more-established departments. Reportedly, the three agents have to date cut six-figure deals with major media portals and signed a handful of clients whose Web-based serials, recurring comedy features and short digital films have drawn one-time downloads in the millions and regular watchers, in some cases, in the tens of thousands.
United Talent is hardly the only agency to follow the shift of media and advertising money, and consumers, to the Internet. Agencies like International Creative Management (www.icmtalent.com) one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies, and Endeavor (www.endeavorla.com), representing actors, writers and directors for film, television, and video games frequently bid against United Talent. And the venerable William Morris Agency (www.wma.com) created a digital media division in May, though that is aimed at helping existing clients find new work in the digital world — like a Web-based talk show that stars the comic Tom Green, a familiar television personality of a few years ago. Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood’s dominant talent shop, had a big Internet division at the height of the dot-com boom. But that was long before user-generated content achieved its current volume and impact; the unit has since shut down, and no one at Creative Artists is assigned solely to recruiting Web talent, an agency employee said. United Talent, by contrast, is taking the risk that relatively small deals today will quickly grow in size and scope, and it is banking on the notion that artists surfacing on the Internet may often be quite content to have successful careers that do not make the leap to TV or film.
A MySpace profile for United Talent Agency resides at: http://www.myspace.com/unitedtalentagency though most of its content is restricted to private viewers only. For information contact: email@example.com.
Songwriting Contests Galore!
Interested in applying your ambition toward a songwriing contest? Then check list of open contests below by clicking on the titled weblink you are interested in:
Artist Profile: Oprah Winfrey
DATE OF BIRTH: January 29, 1954
2005 -- Their Eyes Were Watching God; in the role of executive producer
TRIVIA: Is the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. In addition to being a news anchor on WJZ-TV13 in Baltimore Maryland , she was a co-host with Richard Sher (A reporter) on a local talk show on that station. It was called: People are Talking. Her name was intended to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate. Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. . Given an honorary National Book Award for her "influential contribution to reading and books". [October 1999]. Awarded (lst) 50th anniversary medal by National Book Foundation, NYC, Nov 1999. Her immensely popular TV talk show is a Harpo Production. Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards. Harpo is also the name of a character in The Color Purple (1985) (Oprah's film debut) played by 'Willard E. Pug'. Raised in abject poverty, she received her first pair of shoes in 1959 at age 6. She learned to read at age 2½. In fact, when it was time for her to start kindergarten, she wrote a note to her teacher insisting she should be in first grade. The teacher agreed and after finishing that grade she was then skipped to third grade.
HOW TO BE ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW:
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/oprahwinfrey_show
TALENT SEARCH: Needing Artists for the Songsalive! Showcases - Sacramento, California
the non-profit organization supporting and promoting songwriters,
announces showcases at a new venue and "WE ARE BOOKING
SINGER-SONGWRITERS!" You don't need to be a Songsalive! member to
perform at the Sacramento Showcases
Artist Profile: 50 CENT - aka Curtis Jackson
DATE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1975
PLACE OF BIRTH: Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York
2005 -- 50 Cent: Bulletproof; in the role of 50 Cent
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Streets of Southside, Jamaica, Queens
TRIVIA: Also known as Fiddy or Fifty, 50 Cent rose to fame following the success of his 2003 debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." Before signing to Interscope, 50 Cent was living with his grandparents. He soon became immersed in the drug trade, hustling around his native neighborhood by the name of "Boo Boo" with fellow Queens native Tony Yayo. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually fell back on rapping. DJs had taken it upon themselves to release two Best of 50 Cent mix CDs, before he had even signed to a major label. 50 Cent hit the scene with "How To Rob An Industry Nigga".
Back Stage, Industry Newspaper Updates Resources at Backstage.com
Back Stage, a leading industry news and information source for acting and assorted show business professionals, has restructured its backstage.com website dedicated to the acting community that brings together actors, casting directors, producers, and managers to showcase their works and talents. Backstage.com is a recognized tool for the performing artist aiding the search for casting notices and industry news. The redesigned backstage.com adds new features throughout the website including: moveable modules that provide users the capability to personalize and customize the site; color options that provide personalization for the pages; new technology features that provide casting search optimization and high-end resume tools; NY and LA sections displaying dedicated regional content; improved search tools in the Actors Yellow Pages; multi-channel video capabilities throughout the site. Back Stage understands the different needs of its users, and this has resulted in the new design where each user has their own preference of what information they want to see first when they visit the website.
With the new backstage.com, users can run advanced casting searches to customize search results to fit an individual’s needs. Performers can find casting opportunities from across the U.S. and create personalized saved searches to search for new notices that match interests with a single click. They can create multiple Casting/Job Alerts to have automated alert-agents search the Back Stage casting and jobs database and send the user the newest results via email on a schedule that fits their busy career. Then they can quickly apply to casting/job notices with just a few clicks. With the new backstage.com Multimedia Resume system, users can create one or multiple resumes, and upload a variety of photos, videos, audio reels, links, documents, credits, and skills to each resume. Unlike other casting websites, Back Stage doesn’t charge actors extra hidden fees for uploading a large variety of media files. In addition to using a Multimedia Resume to apply to an unlimited number of casting notices, users can also email their resume to anyone they’d like, and include media-enhanced resumes in Back Stage’s online Talent Database that is searched by over 20,000 casting directors, directors, and producers every year for no extra charge.Back Stage publishes over 1,000 casting notices each week for every type of performance: film, stage, TV, commercials, multimedia, dance, voiceovers, singing, and more. Back Stage also offers ads seeking people in related fields, such as stage/film crews, models, musicians, and writers. Back Stage is published by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company whose other entertainment and media brands include The Hollywood Reporter, Ross Reports, Billboard, Film Journal International, Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, and Call Sheet. For more information on Back Stage, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.backstage.com"
Artist Profile: Jake Gyllenhaal
DATE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California, USA
2006 -- Zodiac; in the role of: Graysmith
Education/Apprenticeship: Dropped out of Columbia University after two years (2002).
Trivia: Before success as an actor, Jake Gyllenhaal worked as a lifeguard. Son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theate Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in London, England. Was set to play Spiderman in Spider-Man 2 (2004) due to complications with Tobey Maguire. While he was preparing for the role, Maguire was back as Spiderman.
Call for Public Domain Stories
Source: Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Public Knowledge, Creative Commons and The Center for the Study of the Public Domain are collaborating on a public education campaign that will highlight the struggles of creators with intellectual property law. They are looking for stories from artists, filmmakers, musicians, computer programmers and anyone who has either been hampered by restrictive intellectual property laws or who has benefitted from the availability of art and information in the public domain. Stories will be presented to legislators, press and the general public, through a website, video and other media to demonstrate the problems and successes of copyright, trademarks and patents for the general public. Use this link for more information, or email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Public Domain Stories" in the header. If selected, your story will be presented to legislators, press and the general public through a website, video and other media.
Artist Profile: Paris Hilton
DATE OF BIRTH: February 17, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
2006 -- Bottom's Up (currently in post-production); in the role of Lisa Mancini
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Attended high school at the Dwight School in New York, but droped out and eventually earned a GED.
TRIVIA: An American heiress of the Hilton Hotel fortune, a socialite, model, singer, and actress. She has been described as a "celebutante," a portmanteau of "celebrity" and "debutante". On the maternal side of her family, Hilton is a niece of two popular child stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, who appeared in the motion picture Escape to Witch Mountain and TV shows like Nanny and the Professor, Little House on the Prairie, and later, ER. By marriage, she also is related to Zsa Zsa Gabor (the Hungarian-born actress who married Paris Hilton's great-grandfather Conrad Hilton) as well as Elizabeth Taylor (the actress's first husband was Paris Hilton's great-uncle, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.).
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/parishilton
The Sundance Labs
Each year the Sundance Institute (www.sundance.org) hosts a range of Labs for filmmakers, writers, playwrights, film composers, and other artists. Located at the Sundance Village in the Utah mountains, the Labs provide these artists with the resources to experiment and explore their ideas.
For the Filmmakers Lab, selected filmmakers come for a month to rehearse, shoot, and edit challenging scenes from their scripts with a professional crew and acting ensemble. Creative advisors, a group of professionals who have donated their time and expertise, are a resource to the filmmakers to guide, challenge and support their work.
The Theatre Lab provides playwrights, directors, choreographers, composers, solo performers and ensembles with the resources and support to develop new plays and musicals, or to explore new approaches to existing scripts. An ensemble of professional actors and artists and a staff of writers, directors, dramaturgs, and other artists provide feedback and direction to help shape work.
The Composers Lab pairs fellows from the Filmmakers Lab with accomplished composers who have not written a score for a major motion picture. By integrating music into its Film Program, the Institute helps facilitate a greater understanding of music into the independent filmmakers' process, and provides talented emerging composers with experience composing for film and access to accomplished film composers as advisors."
Xbox 360 Integrates With Living Room Entertainment and Windows Live
Microsoft released its new Xbox 360 this past week, and the company's founder, Bill Gates, said that the product would be more than just an extremely expensive toy that will make him more money in one day than anyone buying it will make in a lifetime. "It will give 35-year-old males still living at home with their parents another rationale for just not having the time to meet the right girl," said Gates. "Hey, I just made $200 million in the time it took me to say that," added the beaming zillionaire. The battle between Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 (set to arrive next year) goes beyond gaming and into the heart of the living room. The technology under the hood of Microsoft and Sony's new consoles consists of always-on, broadband-enabled, complete entertainment centers, while the PC remains in the den. "Xbox 360 takes our customers' gaming experience to new levels," Best Buy vp games Jill Hamburger said. Play Xbox 360™ Games; Watch DVD movies and play music CDs; Connect an MP3 player and listen to music, Connect a Digital Camera and view pictures; Listen to music and view digital pictures from your Windows XP-based PC; Manage your family's entertainment choices with Family Settings. Xbox will tie into Windows Live - a new set of Internet software and services designed to put you in control of the information, relationships and interests you care about. It all goes toward creating a medium for spending hours playing the likes of "Halo 2" and "Project Gotham Racing 3." Executives at Microsoft see video games as just the beginning. Xbox 360 is at the center of a strategy that will also eventually tie in elements of Microsoft's new Windows Live (http://www.live.com/) online initiative. A melee erupted among a crowd of shoppers in the rush for the new Xbox 360 video game console at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in northeast Maryland. It took 10 police officers to restore order. A crowd of about 300 people waited as much as 12 hours for the game, considered a must-have item this holiday season, to go on sale at 12:01 a.m. the day of its unveiling.
Fuse Seeks Live Audience Participation for IMX Show
Source: FUSE Cable Network
IMX is a new daily live music show on television. To be a part of the on-camera audience, show up at the studio by 4:30 pm on weekdays, and be between 14-26 years old. IMX is a fast-paced show featuring the hottest videos and live performances by artists including Linkin Park, 50 Cent, Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Outkast and many more! The studio is street level, located at 11 Penn Plaza on 7th Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets, so even if there isn't room inside, fans outside are, reportedly, still part of the action, and even get to meet the bands when they come outside. For more info and advance booking, call 212-324-3461 or e-mail: IMXAudience@imx.tv. Check out Fuse's website at www.fuse.tv.
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/fuseisthebest
'CMT INSIDER' Connects Viewers With Country Music News Plus Hot Topics From the Entertainment World
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CMT viewers can now get a weekly fix of country music news plus a broader look at the world of popular entertainment including the latest in movies, music, fashion and sports. CMT's new weekly series CMT INSIDER premieres Friday, April 9 at 7:30-8:00 PM, ET/PT* with CMT personality Katie Cook at the helm. Each Friday CMT INSIDER takes a look at the week's hot topics in entertainment including the lifestyles of megastars, legends and breaking country music events. Whatever is making headlines is what CMT INSIDER will tap into -- the noisemakers of the week.
CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 74.3 million households in the United States. For more information on CMT INSIDER, visit CMT.com at: http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_insider/series.jhtml
Artist Profile: Lindsay Lohan
DATE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1986
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Laurel Springs School. Attended Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School on Long Island for several years following her role in The Parent Trap (1998). Attended Sanford H. Calhoun High School for only a few months before resuming her acting career.
TRIVIA: Lohan began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jello (opposite Bill Cosby). An acting career was launched in 1996 as the third actress for Ali Fowler in the television drama "Another World" (1964). Lohan's first feature film, The Parent Trap (1998). After signing a three-movie contract with Disney, she returned to the small screen to star in the made-for-TV movies Life-Size (2000) (TV) (opposite Tyra Banks) and Get a Clue (2002) (TV). She also appeared as Rose in the pilot episode of the short-lived comedy series "Bette" (2000), which starred Bette Midler. Her music career was launched when Estefan Enterprises made a five-album production deal with her in September 2002. In her spare time, Lohan enjoys swimming, basketball, shopping, singing, reading, writing, gymnastics, collecting Beanie Babies, roller-blading, and playing with her siblings Aliana, Dakota and Michael Lohan. Her mother is Dina Lohan, a former Radio City "Rockette" and Wall Street Analyst. She currently helps manage her daughter's career.
FilmCommissionHQ Talent Directory
When filmmakers come to your area, they are often looking for local talent. FilmCommissionHQ offers a service to put your face in front of casting directors coming to your area. Producers, photographers, talent scouts, and casting directors will be looking to your local Film Commission to find local talent. Your online profile could be made available for everyone to see in the Talent Directory of your local Film Commission at FilmCommissionHQ.com. It requires registering as a Professional Member. There is no cost to register. Among many other benefits, Professional Members may receive a free online profile in our Talent Directory. To register, visit http://www.filmcommissionhq.com/register.jsp to complete the online form. General email for FilmCommissionHQ.com is email@example.com.
QUOTEABLE PEOPLE...Queen Latifah...Advice To Someone Breaking Into The Industry...
Source: Film In The City
WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE TO SOMEONE BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY?
QUEEN LATIFAH: Hustle, hustle, hustle. Be seen where ever you can. Do as many plays, talent shows, casting calls, auditions, whatever you need to be seen and get a break. You never know when you might click in someone's mind and they'll say "I know so and so doesn't have a reputation but I'll give them a break because I liked their performance and they can pull it off. You also have to be as savvy as you can, it's a tough business and you can't think that everybody is out there to help you. You have to make them work for you and you have to do your own homework at the same time. You have to meet with as many directors, writers, and producers on your own. You have to do your own work, network and package yourself. Package is a word that people don't really understand but when you take Queen Latifah and put her in a part with Angela Basset or in one with Wesley Snipes and now you have us all together, let's go sell this concept. When you start to link up people, it makes it a lot easier to do some stuff. And of course, have good lawyers and accountants--just don't let anyone else sign your checks.
DO YOU EMBRACE BEING A ROLE MODEL?
QL: It depends on what I'm being a role model for. If I'm a role model for staying positive, and being imperfect, and keeping God in your life, and being comfortable with who you are, [then okay]. It's about being comfortable with who you are. For me, I think that shows through and says something to other people. It doesn't matter what size you are, it's the confidence you exude.
Reprinted from a Film In The City E-Wire Front Page News - April 13, 2005 Edition interview. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an e-mail through the Film in the City website at Staff@Eventsinthecity.org.
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