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July Media - Entertainment Industry Career Networking Events & Highlights
Casting News Hot Off The Wire! - As We Get 'Em, We Put 'Em Here!
Casting, Audition, and Production Notices Mostly Paying, Unless Otherwise Noted, From Various Sources
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PAPER STREET PICTURES CASTING SHORT FILM, HONOR STUDENT, AUSTIN
THROUGH THE 4TH WALL SEEKS EDGAR ALLAN POE IMPERSONATOR FOR STAGE PRODUCTION, WASHINGTON DC/ARLINGTON
SIX POINT PICTURES PRODUCING, GOOD NEWS BALTIMORE, FOR TELEVISION, BALTIMORE
MONETATE IS RUNNING AUDITIONS FOR CORPORATE VIDEO, SAVE THE EMAILS, CONSHOHOCKEN
ACTOR/HOST SOUGHT FOR COMEDIC INTERNAL CORPORATE VIDEO, NEW YORK CITY
DIGITALCOCO PRODUCTIONS PREPARING TO SHOOT A WEBTV COMMERCIAL, FT. LAUDERDALE
NIGHT WILLOW PRODUCTIONS CASTING FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION, SLAVE, LAS VEGAS / HOLLYWOOD
ABEL INTERMEDIA, LLC SEEKS TWO HOSTS WITH GOLF, LIFESTYLE KNOWLEDGE, HARTFORD
SD TRUCK SPRINGS SEEKS INTERVIEW AND HOST FOR WEB/INTERACTIVE, LAS VEGAS
X-TRANO LATINO TELEVISION CASTING ENGLISH SPEAKING ROLES FOR ZOMBIE THRILLER, LONG ISLAND
Scripted Series about 5 young Latinos that set out to find a town of Zombies. Scooby Doo meets Walking Dead. It would be the 1st English Speaking Tele Novella about Zombies.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Cruz: The team Leader who can carry a gun and take leadership role.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Layla: Character must be able to pull off a Buffy the Vampire type role.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Frankie: Super Geeky type.
Female. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Pedra: Misfit female. will create this role for the right person.
Male. 18-24 years, Hispanic. Jax: Stoner Surfer type. Tall skinny loves the outdoors.
Apply to Director, Sophie Perez. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FUSION BRAND EXPERIENCES SEEKS VARIED ROLES FOR IN-HOUSE GREEN SCREEN SHOOT, PHILADELPHIA
PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY SILK ROAD RISING CASTING SHORT FILM, MULTI MEETS POLY, CHICAGO
BURNVFX CASTING LEAD ACTORS FOR SHORT FILM PROJECT, NORTHERN VIRGINIA/DC
IDREAMMACHINE CASTING SAG, NON-UNION FOR TRANSMEDIA FEATURE, BILLBOARD, EASTON
LINGO INTERACTIVE SEEKS LANGUAGE HOSTS - ENGLISH, SPANISH, MANDARIN - FOR CULTURE SEGMENTS, AUSTIN
IDREAMMACHINE CASTING MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is seeking talent to perform in its 70-seat West Village cabaret theatre. Seeking Singers, Comedians, Performance Artists, New Plays, Composers, and Writers: must be 21+, self-contained acts only. Note: Space, reservations line, full light and sound package, and house technician provided. Email show information, running time, and brief marketing plan to Phil Geoffrey Bond, artistic dir., at email@example.com (preferred); or call 212-989-3015. Pay is 100% of the cover charge set by the producer, minus a room fee.
DANNY'S SKYLIGHT ROOM CABARET
Danny's Skylight Room Cabaret (346 W. 46 St., Restaurant Row, NYC) is seeking talent. Seeking—Cabaret Acts: self-contained, for shows running 50-60 minutes in length. For details, call Donald Schaffer, prod., at 212-946-1265. Visit www.dannysgrandseapalace.com. Pay is a percentage of the cover.
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|'The Squaw Man Centennial' Celebration
Tuesday July 1, 17:00-20:00
Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90068
Hollywood Chamber presents "The Legacy of Lasky & DeMille: A Centennial Celebration of Hollywood's First Feature Film," 'The Squaw Man' will be the featured event of the celebration at the Hollywood Heritage Museum accompanied with insights from historians, a history of production and film making, overview of Hollywood's impact on worldwide entertainment and vintage (circa 1914) cas and fire trucks on display. There will be silent film recreated that attendees can be featured in. There will be face painters and games for kids. The menu will include BBQ, beer and wine, ice cream station. Chamber members may attend at no charge, with two guests. Additional tickets/non-members are available. Register online: www.hollywoodchamber.net/events
Hollywood Heritage Museum
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, July 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
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase
Tuesday July 1, 19:00
The Heavenly Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7751 2900
FRUKT, along with partners BMI and DIY Magazine, present THE FIX, a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include: Wild Swim and The Lottery Winners. During the daytime, FRUKT works with brands like Coca Cola, Nokia, Diesel, O2, Kronenbourg, Southern Comfort and Starwood Hotels, helping them solve problems and build meaningful relationships through music and entertainment. Doors open at 19:00. This event is free. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands.
www.wearefrukt.com; www.facebook.com/weareFRUKT; www.twitter.com/FRUKTFixers
Los Angeles Acting Studio Acting Conservatory School
Wednesday, July 2, 10:30-12:30
Edgemar Center for the Arts
2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone: 310-392-0815; 310-399-3666; Fax: 310-399-2898
There is a free informational session on Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30. This acting school offers scene study, on-camera auditioning, improv, script analysis, voice and speech, casting director workshops, besides the following acting techniques: Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique. Sessions will cover: Casting Director Workshop, Scene Study, Beginning/Intermediate/ Advanced, Voice intensives level 1 and level 2, Audition for Film & Television: On-Camera Cold Reading, The Actor's Golden Box: With Michelle Danner. ECA nurtures independent, experimental, and student works in various stages of development and is a collaborative workspace for artists of all kinds and encourages collaboration between writers, directors, actors, musicians, dancers and visual artists.
Email: INFO@EDGEMAR.ORG; Skype: Edgemar.center.for.the.arts
www.edgemarcenter.org; www.michelledanner.com; www.facebook.com/edgemarcenter
Anime Expo - AX 2014
Thursday, July 3 - Sunday, July 6
Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)
1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: +800-619-7689; +1-415-979-2273; Fax: +1-508-6206668
Anime Expo is considered North America’s largest anime and manga celebration and the second longest running anime convention after A-kon in Texas. Anime Expo™ lets fans meet and hear from veteran anime, manga and musical artists from Japan and get into the action through everything from costume play, karaoke and video competitions while offering exclusive screenings, non-stop video gaming competitions and the anticipated Masquerade in which fans transform themselves into their favorite characters through creative costuming, accessories and make-up and put on their own show before an audience of thousands. There is a simple online application process for anyone wishing to take part in or present at Anime Expo obtainable from the web site.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Thursday, July 3 - Sunday, July 13
Luna Leederville (other venues)
155 Oxford Street, Leederville WA, Victoria, Australia
Phone: (08) 9444 4056; (08) 9430 5999
Taking place in cinemas, bars and clubs around the country this festival with live music, performance, movies attempts to put a unique slant on its presentations. The opening night films will be Jonathan Glazer's 'Under The Skin,' adapted from the book of the same name by Michael Faber, in which Scarlett Johansson plays an alien driving through Scotland in a van and seducing men to lure them back to her lair. Magnolia’s Late Night Live Revelation Special, a live talk show with a substantial following, brings together artists and musicians to chat about entertainment and cinematic appreciation led by Tristan Fidler (RTRFM’s Movie Squad), at a scheduled July 7 date at Bill's Bar and Bites. Getting its start back in 1997 in the basement back room of the Greenwich Club, Perth's legendary jazz venue, Revelation is part of the Australian film festival season, with references to the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand International Film Festivals and a range of Australian screen culture organisations. Revelation's program has included live music, gallery based visual arts and associated activity generated by the event or independent curators.
www.revelationfilmfest.org; www.facebook.com/Revelation.Film.Festival; www.youtube.com/channel/UCqGThi43BW7t85FY_1LysGA
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, July 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...; www.myspace.com/landon2ndstreetlivejazz
BMI Presents Verano Alternativo Showcase
Monday, July 7, 21:00
161 West 23 Street, New York 10011
Phone: 212-220-3000; 212-645-0649
BMI presents…Verano Alternativo showcase. Doors open at 8:00 PM; show starts at 21:00. Admission is by invitation only. The showcase will feature special guest Geko Jones and provide a mesh of hip-hop, rock and dance rhythms from a varied line-up including: Departmento del Ritmo, The Julca Brothers, Los Chinchillos Del Caribe, Mary Hellen, Los Empresarios, Mr. Pauer. Meridian 23 is accepting booking requests for bands, DJ’s, dancers, visual artists, parties, organizations and more. Some events will require specialized DJ’s and most nights, DJ’s that can play a globalista’s range of styles. Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In The Mix: Member Mixer
Tuesday, July 8, 18:30-20:30
2727 NW Second Avenue, Miami Florida 33127
Phone: 310-392-3777; Fax: 310-399-3090
Join The Recording Academy and fellow music community members for a casual networker. Enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials and complimentary hors d'oeuvres courtesy of R House. Free admission for Recording Academy members and anyone who would like to learn about or join The Recording Academy. RSVP to email@example.com or just stop by. The Recording Academy supports music industry professionals in a variety of ways, including Advocacy for the rights of music people, outreach programs and student initiatives such as the GRAMMY U program.
Tempo Tuesday at SESAC
Tuesday, July 8, 19:00-21:00
981 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW, Suite 102, Atlanta Georgia 30318
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.
Latin Alternative Music Conference 2014
Tuesday, July 8 - Saturday, July 12
Affinia Manhattan Hotel
371 7th Ave, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 818-763-1397; 212-563-1800
LAMC 2014 will be held at the The New Yorker Hotel in New York City, July 8-12, 2014. Panelist at LAMC 2014 include: Zach Diaz, Sony/RED; Ivan Jose Duran, Google/YouTube; Josh Gold, AEG Worldwide; Chris Harrison, Pandora; Maria Hinojosa, NPR Latino USA; Rebeca Leon, AEG/Goldenvoice; Valerie Miranda, Spotify; Mary Nunez, Sony Latin; Puja Patel, SPIN; Henry Quintero, MTV Networks; John Reilly, Rogers and Cowan.
Independent Gospel Artist Alliance Conference
Wednesday, July 9 - Saturday, July 12
884 Bells Mill Road, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Phone: 855-680-IGAA(4422); 443-956-3429
Co-presented by Phillip Carter with Sounds of Victory Ministries and Earl Bynum Ministries, the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference is organized to educate Gospel, Christian, and Inspirational Artists on the business of music and making it as an Independent Gospel Artist in today's industry. There will be a Wednesday Night Opening Reception alongside registration. At the close of the official opening day there will be a Rising Stars Thursday Night Showcase. At the close of the third day of activity on July 12 will be the Fourth Annual Gospel Blue M.I.C. Achievement Awards. Conference close will feature the Rising Stars Saturday Night Showcase. Begun in 2009, the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance (IGAA) props up the independent label owners and independent artists through networking, trade, education and mentorship for gospel, Christian, and inspirational artists. Conference sessions change from year to year. Conference sessions include Music Distribution, Independent Label Operation, Licensing & Royalties, Structuring Contracts, Marketing, Artist Branding, The REALity of Radio, and Touring Across the U.S. and Abroad, Vocal Master Class, Radio/Marketing/Promotion for Holy Hip Hop Artists, Industry Facts & Myths, and Artwork Fundamentals.
Long Island International Film Expo
Wednesday, July 9 - Thursday, July 17
222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, New York 11710
The LIIFE - Long Island International Film Expo includes an informal Opening Night Party attended by participating filmmakers, sponsors, dignitaries, board members, press/media, and ticket holders (this event is invitation only). This year’s festival will include over a hundred short and feature-length independent films from all over the world. Several panels are held during the LIIFE – Long Island International Film Expo – topics include: distribution, scriptwriting, legal music and a filmmaker panel/breakfast. Awards are given for: Best Director, Best Story, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Long Island Film, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Foreign Film and other special categories. Technical categories include: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Lighting. Technical awards will be presented on Friday, July 11. The Closing Party and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 17 at the Filmmakers Lounge, directly West of the Bellmore Movies.
Email: contact form
BMI Summer Nights
Friday, July 11, 20:00
85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, California 91103
Phone: 626-683-3230; Fax: 626-683-3225
BMI is proud to join forces with the Levitt Pavilion to offer BMI SUMMER NIGHTS at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena (85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA) at 8:00 PM. Tonight’s line-up will feature: David Garza (@davidgarzamusic), Irene Diaz (@irenediaz_music). The Levitt Pavilion is a non-profit organization that brings free concerts to the community. Follow at @bmi.com to get the latest on this series. The mission of Levitt Pavilion – Greater Los Angeles and Pasadena is to make live music accessible to all, creating vibrant communities, while celebrating the diversity of cultures, promoting appreciation of the arts, and enriching family values through 50 free concerts each year per venue. Admission is free and open to the public.
2-Day Intensive Lighting Workshop
Saturday, July 12 - Sunday, July 13
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
All HANDS-ON PRACTICES over textbook theories to achieve Simple, Creative and Efficient shooting techniques without tons of equipment, budget, crew or time. LEARN TO LIGHT: • Lighting for DRAMA & INTERVIEWS • Lighting DARK SKIN TONE & COMPLEXIONS • How to CREATE MOOD with COLOR light? • OUTDOOR - Handling SUN & SHADOW (Weather Permitting) • OPTIMUM Camera & Lighting Positions. Solar is a one-stop production company equipped to handle a project from concept and filming to editing, audio post production, multi-media, graphic/web design and media distribution. Suited to Narrative/Documentary Filmmakers. Includes Studio, Equipment, and Lunch.
Vincent LaForet's Directing Motion Tour
Sunday, July 13, 09:00-20:00
New York, New York
Phone: 202-448-2895; 877-318-1032
This workshop will teach all levels of filmmakers the precise cinematic language of motion, and how to move not only the camera itself, but also content in front of the camera. It will offer a solid foundation in camera movement, blocking, lensing, and sequencing, and demonstrate how to direct any crew precisely and effectively to execute a vision that will cross over to commercials, webisodes, features, shorts, events, or documentaries. Includes a free pass to NAB Show 2015.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact form
|BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, July 14, 19:00
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Held the first Monday of every month. Featured performances will be given by: Alfa (www.facebook.com/alfamusic), Zach Jones (zachjonestunes.com), Dani Poppitt (facebook.com/DaniPoppitt), Rudametkin (www.alexanderrudametkin.com/site). Admission is free.
Ticket Summit 2014
Thursday, July 16 - Friday, July 18
ARIA Resort and Casino
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Ticket Summit® is a conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment executives. This three-day event features industry seminars, a concurrent trade show, and networking opportunities for industry professionals. Ticket Summit® also features an educational webinar series leading up to the conference, with an inside look into aspects of business development in the ticketing and live entertainment industry. Sessions to be covered on the schedule include: "Introduction to the USMTG," "The Global Ticketing Market," "Legal Issues and Ticketing Trends." A keynote discussion on "Evolution of the Secondary Ticketing Market" will provide first-hand accounts from industry leaders about the evolution of the secondary ticketing industry from the early years to today. There is a Networking Cocktail Party sponsored by TicketNetwork® at the close of the first conference day and a Closing Cocktail Party to end the conference.
www.ticketsummit.org; www.facebook.com/pages/Ticket-Summit/241437959769; plus.google.com/105514935656220193993/posts
Summer NAMM 2014 Music Products Showcase
Thursday, June 17 - Saturday, June 19
Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 800-767-6266; 7604388001; Fax: 760-438-7327
The National Association of Music Merchants Show is a trade-only event - not open to the general public - and held bi-annually in Anaheim in January and July in Nashville. There is a NAMM Russia in September 2014. As The show brings together all facets of the music products industry, buyers attend looking to find new state-of-the-art products, and exhibitors can connect with customers that are their target audience. The open lobby will play host to an exclusive Member Center, digital media hub, new product showcases and more. NAMM U, the learning and education arm of the convention, starts with NAMM U Online, a full and varied library of videos, articles and interviews that supplement the popular live Breakfast Sessions and Idea Center Sessions at the NAMM Shows; Breakfast Sessions, featuring industry insiders sharing their thoughts, ideas, and strategies for doing business in today's aggressive marketplace, happening every morning before the show floor opens; Idea Center Sessions, which are short, focused "How to" sessions that take place right on the show floor and start every 30 minutes.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
Thursday, July 17 - Sunday, July 20
3117 16 Street, San Francisco, California 94103
The San Francisco based Frozen Film Festival (frozenfilmfestival.com ) features a music competition as well as a film competition. There is the opening night gala, live concerts, music winners, youth programs and film screenings with filmmaker discussion that rounds out this Bay-Area festival. The festival takes in submissions on VHS or DVD/Blu-Ray disc. More information is available at link: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/4885 or by email: at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Last year featured surf and skate films, International films, Animated Shorts, Dramatic Shorts, Comedic Shorts, Art House/ Experimental Shorts, Feature Films, Digital Films, Music documentaries, Prison documentaries, and included two musical concerts, and took place over three venues spread out over San Francisco.
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival
Saturday, July 19 - Sunday, July 27
SKIP City Audio Visual Hall (other venues)
3-12-63, Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi, Saitama 333-0844, Japan
Phone: 81-48-263-0818 Fax: 81-48-262-5635
The Festival's mandate is to encourage and contribute to the development of Digital Cinema and to cultivate filmmakers in Digital Cinema through international competitions, screenings and awards for digital filmmakers and their works. It is an international competitive festival created to encourage and contribute to the development of Digital Cinema (D-Cinema) and focuses just on works shot and produced digitally. Categories up for competition will include: Feature Length, Short Length Competition, Animation Competition, Current D-Cinema 2014, Cinema Kabuki, Special Screening, Barrier Free Screening with Japanese subtitles and Audio Guidance and Guests. All nominations will be screened by 4K Digital Cinema projector during the festival. Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremony by an international jury committee.
Casual Connect USA 2014
Tuesday, July 22 - Thursday, July 24
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Casual Connect USA 2014 will be held in San Francisco, California July 22 - 24, 2014. The undisputed hub of the high tech industry, the Bay Area is known for great food, culture and always sunny skies in July. Casual Connect USA is the largest of all the Casual Connect conferences with over 3,000 attendees in 2013. Along with conference sessions, indie developers will be showcasing their works in the Indie Prize Showcase and established developers will be presenting their games in the IDEA Showcase. Lectures series at Casual Connect are programmed to focus on cutting edge topics in the video games space. The Official Opening Night Party, presented by InMobi + Pandora, which will be a dance party featuring DJ Youngblood Hawke and Tender Buttons at Mezzanine on July 22. Casual Games Association produces the premiere events for the casual games industry. Casual Connect brings together experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry through networking and learning.
Email: email@example.com; Amy@CasualConnect.org
usa.casualconnect.org; www.facebook.com/casualconnect; www.twitter.com/casualconnect
The Cutting Edge Post-Production Tour - Toronto
Wednesday, July 23
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6 Canada
Phone: 416-585-8000; 877-318-1032
The workshop will look at the timeline of a network broadcast and its evolution in time for on air presentation. Emphasis will go toward using sound design and music to make scenes and pieces come to life, color correction, effects and other ways to get the most out of your footage, importing and working with multiple cameras, how to deal with various codecs, multi camera workflows and techniques, compositing and keying, motion tracking, exporting for final delivery and other topics. An evening session will focus more on broader concepts such as rhythm, tone, and story, The instructor will break down some of the scenes from films, music videos, commercials and other sources that offer instructional value.
cuttingedge.mzed.com; www.facebook.com/CuttingEdgeTour; instagram.com/cuttingedgetour
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, July 24, 16:00-17:00
BMI Los Angeles Office
8730 Sunset Boulevard, Third Floor West, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-289-6336; 310-659-9109 Ext. 6336
This is an introductory workshop for writers and publishers covering the history of performing rights, the origins of BMI and the current role BMI plays in the music industry. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP to: BMI101@bmi.com.
The 2014 Reel Video Summit
Thursday, July 24 - Friday, July 25
222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Jonathan Perelman is GM of Video and VP Agency Strategy at BuzzFeed, is a featured keynote speaker July 24 at this year's conference. In the conference agenda, Tim Pries - Executive Producer at Bonfire Labs - together with a team of leading video production experts will educate attendees on the complexities of video content development and the many moving parts that need to be considered: from ideation, to production, to the final deliverable - as a step by step process through the creation process. ReelSEO.com's Mark Robertson and Tim Schmoyer (both YouTube Certified in Audience Development), and Matt Ballek, Director of Strategic Distribution at Magnet Media - as they dive deep into YouTube marketing best practices, SEO, and audience development strategies. The summit opens with the Pre-Summit Registration and Breakfast. At the conclusion of day one will be the Opening Reception Party. There will also be a Closing Reception at the end of day two. Host organization, ReelSEO, is a place for news, tips, trends, tutorials and the latest information about online video publishing, video marketing, video SEO, and video advertising.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
www.reelsummit.com; www.facebook.com/reelseo; plus.google.com/u/0/115562537258340577939
Thursday, July 24 - Sunday, July 27
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101
Phone: 619-525-5000; 619-461-0771
Comic-Con is a multigenre entertainment and comic convention taking place annually since 1970 when it originally began as Golden State Comic Book Convention. On the Wednesday evening prior to the official opening of the convention, there is a preview for professionals, exhibitors, and select guests pre-registered for all four days. Comic-Con International opens with Preview Night on July 23, marking the 45th year for the show. Originally exclusively showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts, the convention now includes a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across most all genres. The Comics Arts Conference, started in 1992 at Comic-Con, has an academic orientation and offers panels, seminars, and sessions over all four days of Comic-Con. Carrying over an arrangement of past years, fan tables will be set up across the convention exhibit hall. Comic-Con International also produces two other conventions, WonderCon and the Alternative Press Expo (APE), both held in San Francisco.
Email: contact form
www.comic-con.org/cci; www.twitter.com/comic_con; www.facebook.com/comiccon
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Thursday, July 24 - Thursday, July 31
Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601
Phone: 818-762-4600; 818-508-0800
The Festival is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for seven award categories. The Festival is also an official qualifying event for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) short film awards. Award-winners at the festival are eligible to win BAFTA's. LA Shorts Fest accepts submissions for its festival through FilmFreeway or materials can also be mailed to its address in North Hollywood. LA Shorts Fest alumni includes Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Paul Haggis, Shane Black, Jason Reitman, John Woo, Tony Scott, David Lynch, Joe Carnahan, Louis D'Esposito, Terry Gilliam, Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, Hilary Swank, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox, Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Ralph Macchio, Ricky Gervais and many more.
Email: use Facebook contact
NYU/BMI Music in Advertising Workshop
Saturday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
James Dolan Recording Studio @ NYU Steinhardt
35 West Fourth Street, New York, New York 10012
The NYU/BMI Music in Advertising Workshop is an intensive three-day seminar dedicated to the business and techniques of producing and composing music for advertising, corporate branding and music production libraries. These areas constitute the world’s most heard music and provide major revenue streams for composers. The Workshop is produced by Dr. Ron Sadoff, Director, NYU Film Scoring Program, and Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations.
The NYU/BMI Workshop is the first to focus on both the musician/production and business skills required to be successful in these areas. Participating composers will produce and record their music with top-tier musicians and engineers, under real-world conditions. The Application Deadline was May 5, 2014. Only those applicants accepted to the program may attend.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Skype: MPAPSummerPrograms
The A-List Hollywood Film Advertising Craft Awards and Festival
Tuesday, July 29
Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601
Phone: 323-849-0409; 818-508-0800
This will be the inaugural for this Craft Awards and Festival open to new professional directors and film students of all formats and styles, focusing on the commercial advertising production and post production industry. Awards are presented in Best Direction, Best Production, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects and more than a dozen other categories. The event also includes a New Directors Showcase featuring the work of the industry’s most promising young talent. The event will be held in conjunction with Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. Creative’s from the advertising industry have been urged to take part and submit their short films and music videos (10 minutes or less) for festival inclusion. All categories are welcome including narrative, documentary, music video, animation and branded content.
www.thealist.net; www.twitter.com/thealistawards; www.facebook.com/pages/The-A-List-Awards/396324270435292?ref=hl
Kaua’i Music Festival
Wednesday, July 30 - Saturday, August 2
Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i
650 Aleka Loop, Coconut Beach in Kapa`a, Hawaii 96746
Phone: 808-822-3455; 808-634-6237
The Kaua'i Music Festival (KMF) Songwriter Conference and Concert Series is a four-day annual event is held on the island of Kaua‘i of the art and craft of songwriting, embracing most genres -- rock, pop, R&B, country, urban, contemporary Hawaiian. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization now in its 12th year, attendees can learn songwriting or refine skills through interaction with actively professional songwriters. In addition, throughout the conference, performed music will be heard by industry veterans actively involved in the industry. Through one-on-one meetings, small group sessions, workshops, panel discussions, open mic activities, and more, there are ample opportunities to consult with and get feedback from industry representatives that include producers, TV and Film Music Supervisors, A&R Executives, and other music industry people in attendance. In addition to the regular songwriting workshops and one-on-one meetings, the Festival will provide a number of "Informational Workshops" to help working musicians and songwriters. The Festival closes out on August 2 with an Open Mic followed by Party time in the Makai Lounge.
www.kauaimusicfestival.com; www.twitter.com/kmfstaff; www.facebook.com/pages/Kauai-Music-Festival...
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, July 31, 08:00-10:30
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue (at Manning), Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone: 323-465-9800; 310-854-1111
To attend the Hollywood Networking Breakfast(R), you should be directly involved in the entertainment industry, a group which usually includes writers, producers, directors, development / production execs, talent representatives, casting directors, entertainment attorneys, financiers, actors and others at various levels of experience and achievement. Check-in starts at 07:20. Everyone gets 15 seconds to introduce themselves to the room. The breakfast -- held on the last Thursday of every month -- begins at 08:00 and lasts until approximately 10:30. Parking is available, free of charge.
Email: contact form
www.changingimagesinamerica.org; www.hgenonline.com; www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Networking-Breakfast/...
Musician & Band Alert: Opportunities, Auditions, and Jobs For Musical Artists, Singers, Bands, and Audio Techs
From Various Sources, Most Paying Unless Otherwise Noted
Read More Job and Casting Notices Posted By Casting Directors and Producers at the Message Board
IDREAMMACHINE SEEKS BAND SUBMISSIONS FOR MUSIC ORIENTED COMEDY, BILLBOARD, EASTERN PA
PHOTOS/RESUMES REQUEST OF SINGERS, MUSICIANS THAT ACT FOR, GARAGE BAND, NEW YORK
CRUISE SHIP MUSICIANS, INTERNATIONAL SEEKS LOUNGE ACTS, WORLDWIDE
Cruise Ship Musicians, International, Landau Music is casting cruise ship entertainment. Andrew Landau, entertainment mgr. Contracts available onboard ships with various worldwide itineraries. Seeking—Lounge Acts: males & females, formed string quartet, piano-based Pop/Jazz duo, female vocalist, solo piano/vocalist, solo guitar/vocalist, formed party band quartet: Show Band: keys, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar. Email promotional materials to email@example.com.
OPEN CALL SEARCH FOR WEB REALITY SHOW, 'HIP HOP SENSATION', LOS ANGELES
'Hip Hop Sensation' Tite-Belt Productions, LLC. is casting Hip Hop Sensation, a new web based music reality show showcasing up and coming talent. Erica Green, host. Seeking—The Next Hip Hop Superstar: male and female, 13-49, any ethnicity, hip hop artists. Auditions will be held June 19, 9 a.m. at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot hotel, 5855 West Century Blvd., L.A. Each chosen performer will be given an estimated 15 minute window to show off their hip hop skills on camera.
SEEKING SINGER/SONGWRITERS TO PERFORM. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE A MIN. OF 3 GUESTS, NASHVILLE
Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Founded in 1997, Songsalive! is run by songwriters for songwriters. It acts as an epicentre, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets, bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time giving them and their music the support they deserve. Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! Songsalive! gives life to songs, provides opportunities for collaboration, creates awareness about original music, promotes and educates through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music: live events and showcases; songwriter critique workshops, songleads and industry pitches; cd samplers; education seminars and Expos; artist development; studio production; informational source and networking. This is a three song acoustic set in which Songsalive! members are given featured slots. Access a showcase application at http://www.songsalive.org/showcaseapp.htm or email Deb Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COBALT BLUE MUSIC NEEDS MUSICIANS/PIANO BAR ENTERTAINERS FOR CRUISE SHIP WORK
We need showband musicians who can read, swing, have jazz and big band experience, and be proficient on their instruments. Needed are Saxophonists with doubles, trumpet, trombone, and bass, drums, and guitar. Piano bar entertainers and cocktail pianists are also needed. We also are now looking for experienced singers who move well to front Las Vegas style revues. This is a high-energy position which requires excellent stage presence, and someone who can sing lots of styles well.Professionals only, please. All applicants must have promo. (Piano bar, singers, etc. must have video). We REALLY need Piano Bar entertainers with good video who can really entertain a crowd and get them partying. We can now offer 3 month contracts for this position!!! This is the most fun gig on the 7 seas! Also, I need horn players. Must have a great attitude, be willing to be at sea for months at a time, and be ready to make music and entertain passengers from young to old. No drug users as cruise lines do random drug testing. At this time we can only book United States citizens. Salary varies by position. Please reply to this e-mail and include a link to your reel or attach samples of your work. Email: email@example.com. Will accept your resume as text in body of email or your resume as an attachment.
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY UNDERGROUND BAND SEARCH
The late night show known for its music savvy is looking for the next great band. Is it yours?
Create a video of you or your band performing a totally original song created by you. The song should not be a "cover" or include "samples", no matter how cool you thing that might be. The video should last one (1) to three (3) minutes (the "Video") and must be in one of the following formats: AVI, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, or QuickTime . No other formats will be accepted. Video clips submitted in digital format must not exceed 100mb. Your Video should highlight your musical talents and show you/ your band playing the instruments and song. You may also submit an audio file of your band performing... as long as it is an original song! You might see or hear yourself on an upcoming Last Call with Carson Daly show!
Bands will be judged on creativity and originality, among other things. NO COVER SONGS. See the Offical Rules (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/#) for complete details. Check back as the Top 5 finalists as chosen by Last Call will be posted on this site for YOU to judge for yourselves! Use this link (http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/bandsearch/) to fill out the online application.
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Global Media Development Group Offers Democheck.com
Global Media Development Group announces the launch of www.DemoCheck.com , a new online service where songwriters, musicians, composers and others can have their music professionally critiqued by professional industry reviewers. The new service allows people who write or perform music to select a reviewer and submit recordings of music for professional critique and review. The site features professional reviewers including film and television music agents, veteran industry songwriters, composers, orchestrators, instrumentalists, vocalists and more who provide professional reviews and constructive critiques of submitted music.
United Talent Agency Is Aiming to Find Web Video Stars and Will Welcome Unsolicited Submissions
One of Hollywood’s top five talent agencies has created an online unit devoted to scouting out up-and-coming creators of Internet content — particularly video — and finding work for them in Web-based advertising and entertainment, as well as in the older media. The initiative by the United Talent Agency (www.unitedtalent.com) — the home of notable actor/comedians like Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, filmmakers like M. Night Shyamalan, and television producers like Dick Wolf and David Chase — is a bet, that Web video is on a growth curve similar to that of cable television a generation ago, and a return by Hollywood’s core talent representatives to new-media business they tested, without great success, at the peak of the dot-com boom. The goal this time, executives say, is not only to recruit the next generation of television and film writers and directors from the relative obscurity of sites like YouTube and Revver but also to help the major Web portals that are hungry for original content to find the creative people they need — just as movie studios have long turned to talent agencies when looking for new directors, screenwriters and actors. The new division named UTA Online (www.utaonline.net) will be headed at its start by Brent Weinstein.
United Talent’s online division, whose initial staff is three 26-year-old agents promoted from assistant, will operate independently from the main agency. In great contrast to industry conventions, agents will welcome unsolicited submissions (preferably as Web links), show existing clients’ output on a new agency Web site and be free to sign clients without the approval of the more-established departments. Reportedly, the three agents have to date cut six-figure deals with major media portals and signed a handful of clients whose Web-based serials, recurring comedy features and short digital films have drawn one-time downloads in the millions and regular watchers, in some cases, in the tens of thousands.
United Talent is hardly the only agency to follow the shift of media and advertising money, and consumers, to the Internet. Agencies like International Creative Management (www.icmtalent.com) one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies, and Endeavor (www.endeavorla.com), representing actors, writers and directors for film, television, and video games frequently bid against United Talent. And the venerable William Morris Agency (www.wma.com) created a digital media division in May, though that is aimed at helping existing clients find new work in the digital world — like a Web-based talk show that stars the comic Tom Green, a familiar television personality of a few years ago. Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood’s dominant talent shop, had a big Internet division at the height of the dot-com boom. But that was long before user-generated content achieved its current volume and impact; the unit has since shut down, and no one at Creative Artists is assigned solely to recruiting Web talent, an agency employee said. United Talent, by contrast, is taking the risk that relatively small deals today will quickly grow in size and scope, and it is banking on the notion that artists surfacing on the Internet may often be quite content to have successful careers that do not make the leap to TV or film.
A MySpace profile for United Talent Agency resides at: http://www.myspace.com/unitedtalentagency though most of its content is restricted to private viewers only. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songwriting Contests Galore!
Interested in applying your ambition toward a songwriing contest? Then check list of open contests below by clicking on the titled weblink you are interested in:
Artist Profile: Oprah Winfrey
DATE OF BIRTH: January 29, 1954
2005 -- Their Eyes Were Watching God; in the role of executive producer
TRIVIA: Is the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. In addition to being a news anchor on WJZ-TV13 in Baltimore Maryland , she was a co-host with Richard Sher (A reporter) on a local talk show on that station. It was called: People are Talking. Her name was intended to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate. Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. . Given an honorary National Book Award for her "influential contribution to reading and books". [October 1999]. Awarded (lst) 50th anniversary medal by National Book Foundation, NYC, Nov 1999. Her immensely popular TV talk show is a Harpo Production. Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards. Harpo is also the name of a character in The Color Purple (1985) (Oprah's film debut) played by 'Willard E. Pug'. Raised in abject poverty, she received her first pair of shoes in 1959 at age 6. She learned to read at age 2½. In fact, when it was time for her to start kindergarten, she wrote a note to her teacher insisting she should be in first grade. The teacher agreed and after finishing that grade she was then skipped to third grade.
HOW TO BE ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW:
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/oprahwinfrey_show
TALENT SEARCH: Needing Artists for the Songsalive! Showcases - Sacramento, California
the non-profit organization supporting and promoting songwriters,
announces showcases at a new venue and "WE ARE BOOKING
SINGER-SONGWRITERS!" You don't need to be a Songsalive! member to
perform at the Sacramento Showcases
Artist Profile: 50 CENT - aka Curtis Jackson
DATE OF BIRTH: July 6, 1975
PLACE OF BIRTH: Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York
2005 -- 50 Cent: Bulletproof; in the role of 50 Cent
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Streets of Southside, Jamaica, Queens
TRIVIA: Also known as Fiddy or Fifty, 50 Cent rose to fame following the success of his 2003 debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." Before signing to Interscope, 50 Cent was living with his grandparents. He soon became immersed in the drug trade, hustling around his native neighborhood by the name of "Boo Boo" with fellow Queens native Tony Yayo. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually fell back on rapping. DJs had taken it upon themselves to release two Best of 50 Cent mix CDs, before he had even signed to a major label. 50 Cent hit the scene with "How To Rob An Industry Nigga".
Back Stage, Industry Newspaper Updates Resources at Backstage.com
Back Stage, a leading industry news and information source for acting and assorted show business professionals, has restructured its backstage.com website dedicated to the acting community that brings together actors, casting directors, producers, and managers to showcase their works and talents. Backstage.com is a recognized tool for the performing artist aiding the search for casting notices and industry news. The redesigned backstage.com adds new features throughout the website including: moveable modules that provide users the capability to personalize and customize the site; color options that provide personalization for the pages; new technology features that provide casting search optimization and high-end resume tools; NY and LA sections displaying dedicated regional content; improved search tools in the Actors Yellow Pages; multi-channel video capabilities throughout the site. Back Stage understands the different needs of its users, and this has resulted in the new design where each user has their own preference of what information they want to see first when they visit the website.
With the new backstage.com, users can run advanced casting searches to customize search results to fit an individual’s needs. Performers can find casting opportunities from across the U.S. and create personalized saved searches to search for new notices that match interests with a single click. They can create multiple Casting/Job Alerts to have automated alert-agents search the Back Stage casting and jobs database and send the user the newest results via email on a schedule that fits their busy career. Then they can quickly apply to casting/job notices with just a few clicks. With the new backstage.com Multimedia Resume system, users can create one or multiple resumes, and upload a variety of photos, videos, audio reels, links, documents, credits, and skills to each resume. Unlike other casting websites, Back Stage doesn’t charge actors extra hidden fees for uploading a large variety of media files. In addition to using a Multimedia Resume to apply to an unlimited number of casting notices, users can also email their resume to anyone they’d like, and include media-enhanced resumes in Back Stage’s online Talent Database that is searched by over 20,000 casting directors, directors, and producers every year for no extra charge.Back Stage publishes over 1,000 casting notices each week for every type of performance: film, stage, TV, commercials, multimedia, dance, voiceovers, singing, and more. Back Stage also offers ads seeking people in related fields, such as stage/film crews, models, musicians, and writers. Back Stage is published by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company whose other entertainment and media brands include The Hollywood Reporter, Ross Reports, Billboard, Film Journal International, Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, and Call Sheet. For more information on Back Stage, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.backstage.com"
Artist Profile: Jake Gyllenhaal
DATE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California, USA
2006 -- Zodiac; in the role of: Graysmith
Education/Apprenticeship: Dropped out of Columbia University after two years (2002).
Trivia: Before success as an actor, Jake Gyllenhaal worked as a lifeguard. Son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theate Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in This is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in London, England. Was set to play Spiderman in Spider-Man 2 (2004) due to complications with Tobey Maguire. While he was preparing for the role, Maguire was back as Spiderman.
Call for Public Domain Stories
Source: Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Public Knowledge, Creative Commons and The Center for the Study of the Public Domain are collaborating on a public education campaign that will highlight the struggles of creators with intellectual property law. They are looking for stories from artists, filmmakers, musicians, computer programmers and anyone who has either been hampered by restrictive intellectual property laws or who has benefitted from the availability of art and information in the public domain. Stories will be presented to legislators, press and the general public, through a website, video and other media to demonstrate the problems and successes of copyright, trademarks and patents for the general public. Use this link for more information, or email your story to email@example.com with "Public Domain Stories" in the header. If selected, your story will be presented to legislators, press and the general public through a website, video and other media.
Artist Profile: Paris Hilton
DATE OF BIRTH: February 17, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
2006 -- Bottom's Up (currently in post-production); in the role of Lisa Mancini
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Attended high school at the Dwight School in New York, but droped out and eventually earned a GED.
TRIVIA: An American heiress of the Hilton Hotel fortune, a socialite, model, singer, and actress. She has been described as a "celebutante," a portmanteau of "celebrity" and "debutante". On the maternal side of her family, Hilton is a niece of two popular child stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, who appeared in the motion picture Escape to Witch Mountain and TV shows like Nanny and the Professor, Little House on the Prairie, and later, ER. By marriage, she also is related to Zsa Zsa Gabor (the Hungarian-born actress who married Paris Hilton's great-grandfather Conrad Hilton) as well as Elizabeth Taylor (the actress's first husband was Paris Hilton's great-uncle, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.).
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/parishilton
The Sundance Labs
Each year the Sundance Institute (www.sundance.org) hosts a range of Labs for filmmakers, writers, playwrights, film composers, and other artists. Located at the Sundance Village in the Utah mountains, the Labs provide these artists with the resources to experiment and explore their ideas.
For the Filmmakers Lab, selected filmmakers come for a month to rehearse, shoot, and edit challenging scenes from their scripts with a professional crew and acting ensemble. Creative advisors, a group of professionals who have donated their time and expertise, are a resource to the filmmakers to guide, challenge and support their work.
The Theatre Lab provides playwrights, directors, choreographers, composers, solo performers and ensembles with the resources and support to develop new plays and musicals, or to explore new approaches to existing scripts. An ensemble of professional actors and artists and a staff of writers, directors, dramaturgs, and other artists provide feedback and direction to help shape work.
The Composers Lab pairs fellows from the Filmmakers Lab with accomplished composers who have not written a score for a major motion picture. By integrating music into its Film Program, the Institute helps facilitate a greater understanding of music into the independent filmmakers' process, and provides talented emerging composers with experience composing for film and access to accomplished film composers as advisors."
Xbox 360 Integrates With Living Room Entertainment and Windows Live
Microsoft released its new Xbox 360 this past week, and the company's founder, Bill Gates, said that the product would be more than just an extremely expensive toy that will make him more money in one day than anyone buying it will make in a lifetime. "It will give 35-year-old males still living at home with their parents another rationale for just not having the time to meet the right girl," said Gates. "Hey, I just made $200 million in the time it took me to say that," added the beaming zillionaire. The battle between Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 (set to arrive next year) goes beyond gaming and into the heart of the living room. The technology under the hood of Microsoft and Sony's new consoles consists of always-on, broadband-enabled, complete entertainment centers, while the PC remains in the den. "Xbox 360 takes our customers' gaming experience to new levels," Best Buy vp games Jill Hamburger said. Play Xbox 360™ Games; Watch DVD movies and play music CDs; Connect an MP3 player and listen to music, Connect a Digital Camera and view pictures; Listen to music and view digital pictures from your Windows XP-based PC; Manage your family's entertainment choices with Family Settings. Xbox will tie into Windows Live - a new set of Internet software and services designed to put you in control of the information, relationships and interests you care about. It all goes toward creating a medium for spending hours playing the likes of "Halo 2" and "Project Gotham Racing 3." Executives at Microsoft see video games as just the beginning. Xbox 360 is at the center of a strategy that will also eventually tie in elements of Microsoft's new Windows Live (http://www.live.com/) online initiative. A melee erupted among a crowd of shoppers in the rush for the new Xbox 360 video game console at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in northeast Maryland. It took 10 police officers to restore order. A crowd of about 300 people waited as much as 12 hours for the game, considered a must-have item this holiday season, to go on sale at 12:01 a.m. the day of its unveiling.
Fuse Seeks Live Audience Participation for IMX Show
Source: FUSE Cable Network
IMX is a new daily live music show on television. To be a part of the on-camera audience, show up at the studio by 4:30 pm on weekdays, and be between 14-26 years old. IMX is a fast-paced show featuring the hottest videos and live performances by artists including Linkin Park, 50 Cent, Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Outkast and many more! The studio is street level, located at 11 Penn Plaza on 7th Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets, so even if there isn't room inside, fans outside are, reportedly, still part of the action, and even get to meet the bands when they come outside. For more info and advance booking, call 212-324-3461 or e-mail: IMXAudience@imx.tv. Check out Fuse's website at www.fuse.tv.
myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/fuseisthebest
'CMT INSIDER' Connects Viewers With Country Music News Plus Hot Topics From the Entertainment World
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CMT viewers can now get a weekly fix of country music news plus a broader look at the world of popular entertainment including the latest in movies, music, fashion and sports. CMT's new weekly series CMT INSIDER premieres Friday, April 9 at 7:30-8:00 PM, ET/PT* with CMT personality Katie Cook at the helm. Each Friday CMT INSIDER takes a look at the week's hot topics in entertainment including the lifestyles of megastars, legends and breaking country music events. Whatever is making headlines is what CMT INSIDER will tap into -- the noisemakers of the week.
CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 74.3 million households in the United States. For more information on CMT INSIDER, visit CMT.com at: http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_insider/series.jhtml
Artist Profile: Lindsay Lohan
DATE OF BIRTH: July 2, 1986
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
EDUCATION/APPRENTICESHIP: Laurel Springs School. Attended Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School on Long Island for several years following her role in The Parent Trap (1998). Attended Sanford H. Calhoun High School for only a few months before resuming her acting career.
TRIVIA: Lohan began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jello (opposite Bill Cosby). An acting career was launched in 1996 as the third actress for Ali Fowler in the television drama "Another World" (1964). Lohan's first feature film, The Parent Trap (1998). After signing a three-movie contract with Disney, she returned to the small screen to star in the made-for-TV movies Life-Size (2000) (TV) (opposite Tyra Banks) and Get a Clue (2002) (TV). She also appeared as Rose in the pilot episode of the short-lived comedy series "Bette" (2000), which starred Bette Midler. Her music career was launched when Estefan Enterprises made a five-album production deal with her in September 2002. In her spare time, Lohan enjoys swimming, basketball, shopping, singing, reading, writing, gymnastics, collecting Beanie Babies, roller-blading, and playing with her siblings Aliana, Dakota and Michael Lohan. Her mother is Dina Lohan, a former Radio City "Rockette" and Wall Street Analyst. She currently helps manage her daughter's career.
FilmCommissionHQ Talent Directory
When filmmakers come to your area, they are often looking for local talent. FilmCommissionHQ offers a service to put your face in front of casting directors coming to your area. Producers, photographers, talent scouts, and casting directors will be looking to your local Film Commission to find local talent. Your online profile could be made available for everyone to see in the Talent Directory of your local Film Commission at FilmCommissionHQ.com. It requires registering as a Professional Member. There is no cost to register. Among many other benefits, Professional Members may receive a free online profile in our Talent Directory. To register, visit http://www.filmcommissionhq.com/register.jsp to complete the online form. General email for FilmCommissionHQ.com is firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUOTEABLE PEOPLE...Queen Latifah...Advice To Someone Breaking Into The Industry...
Source: Film In The City
WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE TO SOMEONE BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY?
QUEEN LATIFAH: Hustle, hustle, hustle. Be seen where ever you can. Do as many plays, talent shows, casting calls, auditions, whatever you need to be seen and get a break. You never know when you might click in someone's mind and they'll say "I know so and so doesn't have a reputation but I'll give them a break because I liked their performance and they can pull it off. You also have to be as savvy as you can, it's a tough business and you can't think that everybody is out there to help you. You have to make them work for you and you have to do your own homework at the same time. You have to meet with as many directors, writers, and producers on your own. You have to do your own work, network and package yourself. Package is a word that people don't really understand but when you take Queen Latifah and put her in a part with Angela Basset or in one with Wesley Snipes and now you have us all together, let's go sell this concept. When you start to link up people, it makes it a lot easier to do some stuff. And of course, have good lawyers and accountants--just don't let anyone else sign your checks.
DO YOU EMBRACE BEING A ROLE MODEL?
QL: It depends on what I'm being a role model for. If I'm a role model for staying positive, and being imperfect, and keeping God in your life, and being comfortable with who you are, [then okay]. It's about being comfortable with who you are. For me, I think that shows through and says something to other people. It doesn't matter what size you are, it's the confidence you exude.
Reprinted from a Film In The City E-Wire Front Page News - April 13, 2005 Edition interview. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an e-mail through the Film in the City website at Staff@Eventsinthecity.org.
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