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Attending (and winning) Awards, Conventions, Festivals And Turning Them Into Networking Opportunities

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The Business of Networking

It is known that acting is the kind of business where it helps to be socially involved and active. This is of course known as networking and it can certainly take place anywhere, however, some network outlets are certainly more suited to generating leads and news gathering than others. There are networking opportunities for actors almost anywhere that people in the entertainment industry gather. Be sure to check the News and Upcoming Events for the Performing Arts Community for leads and other useful information. Also consider joining Actors & Artists Making Connections, a networking forum maintained by The Actor's Checklist on the Tribe network. Some likely but informal places where spontaneous networking can happen include:

Terms To Know

American College Theatre Festival. An annual competition of college and university productions that begins in local areas and advances to state, regional, and national festivals. Sponsored by the American Theatre Association, the festival names the best production of the year and gives awards for acting, writing, and designing.

FIDOF. The International Federation of Festival Organizations.

Showcase. An evening of scenes either prepared and rehearsed ahead of time or done as a cold reading for industry professionals who may cast the actors in roles.

For a full glossary listing click here

The most likely candidates to seek out for networking with are industry professionals such as:

Do keep in mind that an effective networker must be willing to share important information (or at least have this information) that could be of value to others. Put plainly, true networking is a give as well as take process.

Since networking is a very important aspect of the acting business, establishments have been started that have a very formalized role to facilitate the kind of networking that actors need to help their careers along. One such place called, The Actor’s Network (818-509-1010), is a gathering space for working actors (and more than likely some non-working ones) that share leads, tips and wisdom and offer all around support at its scheduled meetings. There also are improv workouts, cold reading sessions and Q&A sessions with industry professionals. Other formal networking organizations include:



Attending Awards With Ceremonies

For better or worse, the acting industry and show business as a whole, produce lots of ceremonial award events. So do try to get involved here by selecting award categories pertinent to you, then contacting the respective organization to learn their criteria and cycle for qualifying for an award. These award events should not be confused with grant or fellowship awards which primarily award a monetary prize, but can host an ceremony and reception as well. The real value behind these ceremonial awards honoring skill and craft is the potential networking value they may offer by attending the receptions that accompany award presentations. Usually winning an award does mean an opportunity to get media coverage, which is certainly important for marketing, giving momentum to a career, and staying within the public’s eye. Also, there may be a monetary gift, and for those that have receptions, important social networking with your peers as well as industry insiders who support, sponsor and host the awards. Certain awards may be limited to regional participants and we try to indicate that whenever it occurs, but many presenters do award nationally in scope.

Awards for Theatre, Film, Music and Dance

Mr. Abbott Award
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF)
1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212- 302-5359
Lifetime achievement honor exclusively for directors and choreographers
Email:
American Scene Awards
AFTRA
Los Angeles Office
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3689
Phone: 323- 634-8100
Fax: 323- 634-8246
Established in 1986 to recognize the wide array of television and radio stations, entertainment programming and educational and training films from around the country.
Email: aftra@aftra.com
Artios Awards
Casting Society of America
606 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: 323- 463-1925
The awards honor the achievements of casting directors in theatre, film and television that are C.S.A. members.
Email: castsoc@earthlink.net
http://www.castingsociety.com/
Astaire Awards
Theatre Development Fund
1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212- 221-0885
Established in 1982 by the Anglo-American Contemporary Dance Foundation to honor the dance community. Gala.
Email: info@tdf.org
http://www.tdf.org
ATCA Awards
American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)
c/o Theatre Service
P.O. Box 15282
Evansville, IN 47716-0282
Phone: 812-474-0549
ATCA is a national association of professional theatre critics working in several media including print, broadcast, and Internet formats. It presents an annual New Play Award and the M. Elizabeth Osborn Award. ATCA also selects the new regional theatre to be included in the "Best Plays" volumes. Members of the organization also nominate and vote for the regional theatre Tony Award and on the annual inductees into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
Email: ts@evansville.edu
http://www.americantheatrecritics.org/
AUDELCO Recognition Awards
Audience Development Company
Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre
Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia
44 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-413-7150
Only Theatre Alliance members are eligible for the Barrymore’s. Ceremony-gala.
Email:
http://www.theatre-alliance.org
Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards
Theatre Bay Area
870 Market St., Suite 375
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-430-1140
The 24-member Critics Circle review Bay area productions to come up with nominees. Annual gala at Palace of Fine Arts.
Email: tba@best.com
http://www.theatrebayarea.org
Bessies
Dance Theatre Workshop (DTW)
219 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212- 924-0077
more info here
Email:
Bistro Awards
Back Stage
770 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 646-654-5700
Awards presentation, show and reception
Email: info@backstage.com
http://www.backstage.com/backstage/index.jsp
Black Theatre Alliance Awards (BTAA)
c/o Chase House
3544 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Phone: 773-624-5279
Awards to mainstream theatres and artists and those serving the African-American community for works produced on African-American themes or featuring black artists.
Email:
Broadway Beacon Awards
Inside Broadway
120 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-398-6740
Presented by the Board of Directors of Inside Broadway, a producer of educational programs that link the New York City public schools with the Broadway theatre. Recipients of the awards are individuals and organizations that have helped support the mission of furthering arts in NYC schools.
Email:
Broadway Theatre Awards
League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.
226 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-764-1122
More info here
Email: league@broadway.org
http://www.nationalbroadwayawards.com
BTI Awards
Broadway Theater Institute
1627 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212- 956-5481
More info here
Public reception.
Business in the Arts Awards
Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. (BCA)
29-27 Queens Plaza North, 4th floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 718-482-9900
The Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. (BCA), founded in 1967 by David Rockefeller, is a national not-for-profit organization that brings business and the arts together. The Business in the Arts Awards have been presented annually for more than 30 years to honor businesses and business executives for their leadership, commitment and vision in developing exemplary alliances with the arts.
Email: info@bcainc.org
http://www.bcainc.org/
Callaway ("Joey") Award
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF)
1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-302-5359
Also known as the "Joey" is issued for excellence in the craft of direction and/or choreography
Email:
Carbonell Awards
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Chairman’s Awards
National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF)
One East 53rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212.750.6895
Fax: 212.750.6977
Gala reception
Email: SohyunK@aol.com
http://www.nctf.org/
Charles Bowden Actor Awards
New Dramatists Inc.
424 West 44 Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-757-6960
Awards given annually to four actors who have contributed to the creation of new works at New Dramatists which is always seeking out new performers for the 75 to 85 workshops it produces annually.
Email:
http://www.newdramatists.org
Clarence Derwent Awards
Actors’ Equity Association
1560 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-869-8530
Oldest known awards on Broadway established in 1944 to honor most promising female and male performers on the New York scene. Prizes include $1,000 and an engraved crystal trophy.
Email:
College of Fellows of the American Theatre
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566
Phone: 202-416-8000
The College of Fellows, an organization of the Kennedy Center, was founded in 1965 in Washington D.C., to honors theatre professionals and artists for distinguished contributions to the American theatre.
Email:
http://www.kennedy-center.org/
Connecticut Critics Circle Award
Connecticut Critics Circle
The Connecticut Critics Circle is a 10-year-old organization consisting of reviewers from around the state.
Email:
County Government Leadership Award
Americans for the Arts
Washington Office
1000 Vermont Ave. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-371-2830
Fax: 202-371-0424
This award honors an elected county board or individual leaders who have significantly advanced the arts.
http://www.artsusa.org/
County Government Leadership Award
Americans for the Arts
New York Office
One East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-223-2787
Fax: 212-980-4857
This award honors an elected county board or individual leaders who have significantly advanced the arts.
http://www.artsusa.org/
Crystal Apple Awards
New York City of Mayors OFC - Film Theatre & Broadcasting Mayors OFC of Permits
1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-489-6710
Presented at a small garden reception at the Mayor of New York’s residence.
Email:
Directors Guild of America Award
Awards Coordinator at the DGA Awards Office
7920 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90046
Phone: 310-289-2038
Fax: 310-289-5398
Honoring outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, Documentary and Television.
Email: info@dga.org
Directors Guild of America Award
110 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-581-0370
Honoring outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, Documentary and Television. Dinner awards and reception.
Email:
http://www.dga.org
Distinguished Achievement Awards
United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc.
6443 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY 13206-1111
Phone: 800-93USITT or 315-463-6463
These awards are given by USITT for a career record of achievement in one's field of expertise in the performing arts and entertainment industry.
Email: info@office.usitt.org
http://www.usitt.org/
Distinguished Librarian Award
Theatre Library Association (TLA)
c/o Shubert Archive
149 West 45th Street
New York, New York 10036
Phone: 212-391-2321 or 212- 944-3895
Awarded for contributions to performing arts librarianship. Ceremony.
Email: etruax@library.unt.edu
http://tla.library.unt.edu/
Drama Desk
Phone: 212-354-5124
More contact info here
Organization of New York theatre critics, reporters and editors
Considers Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for all of its multiple categories. Cable telecast ceremony with cocktail reception
Email:
Drama League Awards
165 W. 46th St, Suite 601
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-302-2100
Awards for excellence in the American theatre. Public luncheon and award ceremony.
Email:

Emmy Awards
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
5220 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: 818-754-2800
The Academy encourages excellence within the national television industry with the Emmy Awards.
Email: webmaster@emmys.org
http://www.emmyonline.org/

Evening Standard Drama Awards
London, England
lunchtime ceremony
www.whatsonstage.com
Francesca Primus Prize
The Garlands
Back Stage West
5055 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-525-2356
The Fifth Annual Garland Awards Show honoring excellence in Southern California theatre in 2001. Includes reception.
Genie Awards
Genesius Guild
PO Box 2213
New York, NY 10108-2213
Phone: 212-946-5625
Dedicated to the development of new plays, musicals and cabaret.
Email: info@genesiusguild.org
George Freedley Memorial Award
Theatre Library Association (TLA)
c/o Shubert Archive
149 West 45th Street
New York, New York 10036
Phone: 212- 391-2321 or 212- 944-3895
Presented to one book each year that represents excellence in writing on live theatre. Ceremony.
Email: etruax@library.unt.edu
http://tla.library.unt.edu/
Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award
The Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Foundation
109 E. 64 Street
New York, NY 10021
To be eligible for the award, writers must have had at least one musical produced in either a commercial or a professional non-profit theatre in America, and must have a written recommendation of a member of either the League of American Theatres and Producers, the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, or a professional non-profit theatre. Gala.
Email:
Government Leadership in the Arts Awards
Americans for the Arts
Washington Office
1000 Vermont Ave. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-371-2830
Fax: 202-371-0424
Governor’s Arts Awards
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
915 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-387-7000, 800-895-9838
Established in 1966, the awards celebrate individuals in the arts and arts organizations, with nominations made by the public, selected by the NYSCA, and confirmed by the governor. Gala.
Email: pinfo@nysca.org
http://www.nysca.org
Government Leadership in the Arts Awards
Americans for the Arts
New York Office
One East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-223-2787
Fax: 212-980-4857
Each year, in cooperation with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Americans for the Arts recognizes elected officials and legendary artists who have exhibited outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts at the national, state, and local levels.
http://www.artsusa.org/
Helen Hayes Awards
2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-337-4572
Awarded annually to recognize excellence and to celebrate professional theatre in the Washington, D.C. area.
Email: http://www.helenhayes.org/about/about_contactus.html (contact page)
http://www.helenhayes.org
Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award
Theatre Development Fund
1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-221-0885
Presented annually to a costume designer who has demonstrated a true mastery of the art. Gala.
Email: info@tdf.org
http://www.tdf.org
IFP Gotham Awards
The IFP/New York
104 West 29th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001-5310
Phone: 212-465-8200
Fax: 212-465-8525
The IFP Gotham Awards is a benefit dinner and awards tribute celebrating outstanding achievement in filmmaking and the spirit of New York.
Email: gothaminfo@ifp.org
http://www.ifp.org/
Jennie Heiden Award for Theatrical Excellence
American Theatre Association
Email:
Joey Award
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF)
1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212- 302-5359
More info here
Email:
John Huston Award
Artists Rights Foundation
7920 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: 323- 436-5060
More info here
Email:
http://www.artistsrights.org/
Johnny Mercer Award
National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters’ Hall of Fame
330 West 58th Street, Suite 411
New York, N.Y. 10019
Phone: 212- 957-9230
Recognizes the work and lives of those who compose and create popular music around the world. Gala.
Email: songwritershalloffame@compuserve.com
http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/SWHOF/front.asp
Joseph Jefferson Awards
The Jefferson Committee
Chicago, IL
Contact Info Here
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1968, the mission of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee is to honor excellence in theatrical productions in the Chicago theatre community. The 45-member Committee, composed of theatre professionals and enthusiasts, evaluates approximately 200 theatrical productions and holds two awards ceremonies each year.
Email:
Joseph Kesselring Prize
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212- 475-3424
Each year the Kesselring Prize Committee selects 15 theatres across the country, each of which is active in developing and presenting the work of new playwrights, and each theatre selects a playwright for the prize.
Email: jrowe@thenationalartsclub.org
http://www.thenationalartsclub.org/
Jujamcyn Theaters Award
Jujamcyn Theaters Corporation
246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212- 840-8181
President Rocco Landesman
The award was created in 1984 to honor "a resident theatre that has made an outstanding contribution to the development of creative talent for the theatre." $50,000 cash stipend. Ceremony.
Email:
Kennedy Center Awards
Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Phone: 202-416-8024
Various funding opportunities to numerous to list here. Check our direct link to this portion of their website. Awards with ceremonies and reception
Email: yfp@kennedy-center.org
http://www.kennedy-center.org/fnap
Kleban Awards
Kleban Foundation,
c/o New Dramatists
424 West 44 Street
New York, NY
Honors the most promising lyricist and librettist. Applicants must have had a work produced on a stage or in a workshop performance, or must be a member of a professional musical workshop or theatre group. No big gala, but cash grant of $100,000.
Email:
Larson Awards
Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation
P.O. Box 672
Prince Street Station
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212- 529-0814
Provides financial assistance and encouragement to promising composers, lyricists, and librettists and other creative artists, as well as non-profit producing companies with a commitment to the development of musical theatre artists.
Email:
http://www.jlpaf.org
Laurence Olivier Theatre Award
The Society of London Theatre
32 Rose Street
London, WC2E 9ET
Phone: 02075576700
The Laurence Olivier Awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre in recognition of distinguished artistic achievement in member theatres.
Email: enquiries@solttma.co.uk
http://www.olivierawards.com/
Lee Reynolds Award
League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW)
226 West 47 Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-744-6003
Given annually to a woman or women active in any aspect of American theatre whose work for, in, about, or through the medium of theatre has helped to illuminate the possibilities of social, cultural, or political change. Private reception.
Email:
Lifetime Achievement Award
National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF)
One East 53rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-750-6895
Fax: 212-750-6977
Its mission is to promote live theatre in America by attracting and encouraging corporate and foundation support for its member theatres. Reception
Email: cwynn@nctf.org
http://www.nctf.org
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award
Drama Critics Circle
Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle was founded in 1969 and is dedicated to excellence in theatrical criticism and to the encouragement and improvement of theater in greater Los Angeles.
Lucille Lortel Awards
League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers and Lucille Lortel Foundation
The awards were established in 1986 to honor outstanding achievement Off-Broadway. The awards specifically exclude plays and musicals that moved or are planning to move to Broadway.
Email:
Margo Jones Award
Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
Ohio State University
1430 Lincoln Tower
1800 Cannon Drive
Columbus, OH 43210-1230
Phone: 614-292-6614
Fax: 614-688-8417
Email: theatreinst@osu.edu
http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/triweb/index.html#top
The Margo Jones Medal is awarded to "that citizen-of-the-theatre who has demonstrated a significant impact, understanding and affirmation of the craft of playwriting, with a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theatre everywhere." Reception.
Mark N. Sumner Award
Institute of Outdoor Drama, a public service agency
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1700 Airport Road, CB #3240
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3240
Phone: 919-962-1328
The award was established in 1990 for distinguished achievement in the U.S. outdoor theatre.
Email: outdoor@unc.edu
http://www.unc.edu/depts/outdoor/
Michael Newton Award
Americans for the Arts
This award honors the career of Michael Newton who was the former President of The Music Center of Los Angeles County and the American Council for the Arts.
Washington Office
1000 Vermont Ave. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-371-2830
Fax: 202-371-0424
Michael Newton Award
Americans for the Arts
New York Office
One East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-223-2787
Fax: 212-980-4857
http://www.artsusa.org/
National Arts Awards
Americans for the Arts
Washington Office
1000 Vermont Ave. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-371-2830
Fax: 202-371-0424
National Arts Awards
Americans for the Arts
New York Office
One East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-223-2787
Fax: 212-980-4857
Individuals who support the arts and whose work demonstrates artistic achievement. These individuals -- artists, advocates, business leaders, patrons, and educators -- understand that the arts will enrich people and communities across our nation.
http://www.artsusa.org/
National Broadway Theatre Tour Awards (Star Awards)
League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.
226 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-764-1122
Awards to touring Broadway shows. Voting for the awards are theatergoers themselves via mail-in ballot or by email. Supper club reception.
Email: league@broadway.org
http://www.nationalbroadwayawards.com
National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts Nominations
National Endowment for the Arts Office of Congressional & White House Liaison
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 524, Washington, DC 20506
Phone: 202-682-5434
Created by an act of congress in 1984, each U.S. President is authorized to award a maximum of a dozen medals each year to individuals or groups who are deserving of special recognition in arts in the U.S.
Email: webmgr@arts.endow.gov
http://arts.endow.gov/guide/Medals01/ChairLetter.html
Nuestras Voces Award
Repertorio Español at Gramercy Arts Theatre
138 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-889-2850
A competition that seeks to find and help develop plays that focus on the Hispanic experience.
Cash award and reception.
Email: info@repertorio.org
http://www.repertorio.org
Obie Award
Village Voice Newspaper
Village Voice Media, Inc.
36 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-475-3300
Honors excellence within the Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatrical community. Gala with live telecast.
Email:
http://www.villagevoice.com/specials/obies
Oren Parker Award for Scene Design
United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc.
6443 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY 13206-1111
Phone: 800-93USITT or 315-463-6463
Awarded to students scene designers.
Email: info@office.usitt.org
http://www.usitt.org/
Osborn Award (M. Elizabeth Osborn Award)
American Theatre Critics Association
c/o Theatre Service
P.O. Box 15282, Evansville, IN 47716-0282
Phone: 812-474-0549
Presented annually to an emerging playwright. Ceremony-reception at Sardi’s Restaurant.
Email: ts@evansville.edu
http://www.americantheatrecritics.org/
Oscar Hammerstein Award
The York Theatre
Lexington Avenue and East 54 Street
Phone: 212-935-5824
Given in recognition for lifetime achievement in the musical theatre. Inaugurated by York Theatre for fundraising and to support producing efforts throughout the year. Reception and gala.
Email:
Outer Critics Circle Award
An organization of New York critics for out-of-town newspapers with national circulation.
Outstanding Achievement Awards
T. Schreiber Studio
151 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212- 741-0209
Gala celebration.
Email:
http://www.T-S-S.org
Ovation Awards
Theatre League Alliance
644 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-629-8890
Established in 1969, the peer-judged competitive awards were created to recognize excellence in 26 categories in theatre. Gala.
Email: info@theatrela.org
http://www.theatrela.org/contact.html
Paul Robeson Award
Actors Equity
Actors Equity
Actors Equity
Peabody Awards (PA)
Horace Newcomb, Director
Thomas A. Hoover, Program Coordinator
The University of Georgia
College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Athens, GA 30602-3018
Phone: 706-542-3787
Fax: 706-542-9273
Peabody Awards Luncheon and reception
http://www.peabody.uga.edu
PEN Playwriting Awards
PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award
PEN American Center
568 Broadway
New York, NY 10012-3225
Phone: 212-334-1660
Fax: 212-334-2181
Email: pen@pen.org
The annual awards go to a master American dramatist and an American playwright in mid career.
http://www.pen.org/
Praemium Imperiale Awards
Japan Art Association
6F Tranomon Asahi bldg, 1-11-3 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
Phone: +81-3-5251-2245
Awards for outstanding achievement in the arts -- painting, sculpture, architecture, music, theatre/film -- without regard to nationality. Cash grant of 15 million yen (approx. $140,000).
Email: jaapi@po.iijnet.or.jp
http://www.japanart.or.jp/en/index.html
Primus Playwriting Prize
Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation and the Denver Center Theater Company
The Francesca Primus Prize
New Play Development
Denver Center Theatre Company
1050 13 Street, Denver, CO 80204
Offers women the opportunity to have their plays evaluated by a panel of judges that includes journalists, writers, and theatre professionals. The winning playwright receives $3,000, a residency, and a rehearsed reading of the play as part of the Denver Center Theatre Company US WEST TheatreFest. Write for guidelines
Email:
Princess Grace Awards
Princess Grace Foundation
150 East 58th Street, Fl 21, New York, NY
Phone: 212- 317-1470
Bestows awards annually to promising artists, playwrights and designers.
Email: tboshak@pgfusa.com
http://www.pgfusa.com
PRISM Awards
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC)
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521-7283
Phone 818-955-6845
Toll-free: 800-783-3421
Syndicated television show for outstanding efforts in the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in film, television, interactive media, and comic book entertainment.
Email: info@prismawards.com
http://prismawards.com/index1.html
Ralph Morgan Award
Screen Actors Guild
1500 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-382-1020
The guild’s honors and tributes committee presents the honor periodically for distinguished service to the Hollywood membership.
Email:
Richard Rodgers Development Award for Musical Theatre
American Academy of Arts and Letters
633 West 55 Street
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212- 368-5900
Established to encourage new talent in the field.
Email:
Robert Whitehead Award
Theatre Development Fund
1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-221-0885
Named for one of Broadway's premier producers, honors a graduate of the 14-week training course of the Commercial Theatre Institute who has made a significant contribution to the New York theatre season. The awards and C.T.I. are jointly sponsored by TDF and The League of American Theatres and Producers.
Email: info@tdf.org
http://www.tdf.org
Roger L. Stevens Award
Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Phone: 202-416-8024
A separate incentive grant in the amount of $2,500, given from time to time to a playwright whom the Artistic Advisory Committee believes has shown exceptional promise, even though the play did not win a production or development grant in that particular year.
Email: webmaster@kennedy-center.org
http://www.kennedy-center.org/fnap
Rosetta LeNoire Award
Actors’ Equity Association
National Headquarters
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-869-8530
Presented annually in recognition of exemplary records in multi-racial and/or non-traditional casting.
Email: info@actorsequity.org
http://www.actorsequity.org/contact.html
Ruth Morley Award
League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW)
226 West 47 Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-501-6667
Luncheon-reception.
Email:
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Actor Awards
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323- 954-1600
Presented to performers by the Guild’s active members for outstanding performances in motion pictures and on primetime television. Actors may be submitted for nomination by their publicist, agent, manager, representative, producer, production company, or network with the actors’ permission, or actors may submit themselves.
Email: sagawards@sag.org
http://www.sagawards.org
Selina Roberts Ottum Awards
Americans for the Arts
Washington Office
1000 Vermont Ave. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-371-2830
Fax: 202-371-0424
The award is celebrates and commemorates the life of Selina Roberts Ottum who served on the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (NALAA) Board of Directors from 1983 to 1988, and was NALAA's President from 1984 to 1986.
Selina Roberts Ottum Awards
Americans for the Arts
New York Office
One East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212.223.2787
Fax: 212.980.4857
The award is celebrates and commemorates the life of Selina Roberts Ottum who served on the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (NALAA) Board of Directors from 1983 to 1988, and was NALAA's President from 1984 to 1986.
STAR Award
New Jersey Theatre Alliance (NJTA)
A recognition award from the New Jersey Commission.
Theatre Library Association Award
Theatre Library Association (TLA)
c/o Shubert Archive
149 West 45th Street
New York, New York 10036
Phone: 212- 391-2321 or 212- 944-3895
Awarded for excellence in writing on film and broadcasting. Ceremony.
Email: etruax@library.unt.edu
http://www.
St. Claire Bayfield Award
Actors’ Equity Association
National Headquarters
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212- 869-8530
Issued for an outstanding performance in a Shakespeare play
Email: info@actorsequity.org
http://www.actorsequity.org/contact.html
Stonestreet Granite Awards
Stonestreet Studios
48 W. 21st Street, Eighth Fl.
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-229-0020
Fax: 212- 366-5768
The Stonestreet Granite Awards for Film Acting Craft have been created to recognize superior acting as viewed by students and teachers.
Email: stoneboulevard@yahoo.com
http://www.stonestreetstudios.com/
Susan Smith Blackburn Award
Tony Awards
The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.
American Theatre Wing
226 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-764-1122
Email: league@broadway.org
http://www.nationalbroadwayawards.com
USITT Award
United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc.
6443 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY 13206-1111
Phone: 800-93USITT or 315-463-6463
The USITT award is given to recognize a lifetime contribution in any capacity in the performing arts community.
Email: info@office.usitt.org
http://www.usitt.org/
VIC Awards (Video In Classroom Awards)
Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS)
13701 Riverside Drive, Ste 205
Sherman Oaks CA 91423
Phone: 818-789-1182
Fax: 818-789-1210
Since 1986, the Hollywood Radio and Television Society has supported the VICs with cash awards to student and teacher video makers who create videos for their own classroom educational tools.
Email: genehrts@aol.com
Web site: www.hrts-iba.org
World Stunt Awards Foundation (TAURUS)
3940 Laurel Canyon #236
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: 818-506-6182
Fax: 818-761-0839
Awards show dedicated to honoring worldwide stunt professionals in film in 14 different categories.
Email: office@worldstuntawards.com
http://www.worldstuntawards.com/
Writers Guild of America
7000 West Third Street
Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone: 323- 951-4000
Toll Free: 800-548-4532
Email: theater@wga.org
Annual Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television and radio in gala ceremonies

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Relevant Associations & Organizations

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Conventions to Attend and Network At

CITA North American Networking Conferences
Christians In Theatre Arts (CITA)
P.O. Box 26471
Greenville, SC 29616
Phone: 864-271-2116
Fax:
The annual North American conference provides workshops and performances led by Christians involved in the performing arts.
Email: exec@cita.org
http://www.cita.org/
D.I.C.E. Summit (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain)
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS)
9343 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: 310-441-2280
Fax: 310-883-3196
The D.I.C.E. Summit features two-days of seminars by leading minds in the games industry as well as a few "surprises" from other mainstream entertainment fields. The Summit also hosts the Academy's annual Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony.
Email: bblaydes@interactive.org
http://www.interactive.org
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2891
Phone: 202-429-5490
Fax: 202-429-4199
The NAB Show delivers a comprehensive showcase of digital communications technologies, television and radio broadcasting, film/video production, the Internet, satellite and telecommunications, with more than 1,600 exhibitors and dozens of networking events.
Email: irc@nab.org
http://www.nab.org

Useful Books

An Actor’s Guide: Making It in New York City
by Glenn Alterman
288 pages (February 2002)
Allworth Press; ISBN: 1581152132
Promoting Your Acting Career
by Glenn Alterman
224 pages (October 1998)
Watson-Guptill; ISBN: 1880559978
The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications
by Clarke L. Caywood (Editor)
574 pages; (May 1997)
McGraw-Hill Trade; ISBN: 0786311312
Ruthless Self-Promotion in the Music Industry
by Jeffrey P. Fisher
200 pages; (June 1999)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; ISBN: 0872887146
How to Be a Working Actor: The Insider’s Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film, and Television
by Mari Lyn Henry, Lynne Rogers
319 pages; (September 1994)
Back Stage Books; ISBN: 0823088944
Hollywood, Here I Come!: How to Launch a Great Modeling or Acting Career Anywhere
by Cynthia Hunter
275 pages; (March 2001)
SCB International; ISBN: 1891971085
Getting Attention, Leading-Edge Lessons for Publicity and Marketing
by Susan Y. Kohl
176 pages; (March 2000)
Butterworth-Heinemann; ISBN: 0750672595
The Complete Guide To Publicity
by Joe Marconi
256 pages; (March 1999)
McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books; ISBN: 0844200913
The Stage Directions Guide to Publicity
by Stephen Peithman, Neil Offen
144 pages; (April 1999)
Heinemann; ISBN: 0325000824
Publicity & Media Relations Checklists
by David R. Yale, Anne Knudsen
200 pages; (January 1995)
McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books; ISBN: 0844232181

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