Calendar of Global Media and Showbiz Industry Social Networking Events

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BMI Show and Tell
Tuesday, October 1, 19:00-22:00
Never Never
413 Houston Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-401-2000
BMI’s Show and Tell event welcomes songwriters and offers them the opportunity to share 90 seconds of an original song with the rest of the attendees on a first come, first serve basis. No live music will be performed at this event, just pre-recorded music piped through the house speakers. In addition to hearing new music, event participants will enjoy a night of networking opportunities with other songwriters, industry professionals, and BMI representatives. Participants need to be 21 and over, and admission is free.
Digital Cinema Society at San Francisco
Tuesday, October 1, 18:30
Beyond PIX Studios
950 Battery Street, San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: 818-762-2214
The Digital Cinema Society will conduct an exploration of the latest technology from Blackmagic Design. Featured products will include the new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K which can record Blackmagic Raw or ProRes 422 on a Super35 size sensor in up to 6K resolution. The session will also review the latest updates to DaVinci Resolve, version 16.1 with an array of improvements in editing, color, Fusion and Fairlight audio pages. Doors open at 18:30 for Meet and Greet with light refreshments, then presentations from 19:00-21:00. All are welcome, but confirmed RSVPs are mandatory. Please indicate if you are a DCS member, list "Blackmagic" in the subject line, and don’t forget to give us your contact details when sending your RSVP to email: The Digital Cinema Society is a nonprofit educational cooperative dedicated to the industry's informed integration of new technology. Formed in 2003, the Society’s purpose is not to advocate for digital technology, but to objectively examine all media, solutions, services, and technologies without favoring any one brand, service, or format over another.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, October 1, 19:00
The Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-20-7751-2900
FRUKT, along with BMI, present THE FIX (celebrating its fifth anniversary on this date), a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include an early showcase with 18 year old singer/songwriter Erica Manzoli, rising new talent in UK rap, Deema, a regular on Balami Radio and has already been on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, future-afro soul vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Fehdah, with her style of Irish hip-hop and electronic music; Jungle Brown, one of the UK's new hip-hop acts, bringing a live show of MCs, DJ and sax. FRUKT DJ fill in around band appearances. 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. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands. This event is free.
Email:; @FRUKT
I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A. March Edition (NOLA)
Tuesday, October 1 - Tuesday, October 29
FilmGate Downtown Media Center
168 SE First Street, Miami, Florida 33131
Phone: 305-916-6973
FilmGate Miami is a not-for-profit organization that empowers independent media and filmmakers to create in Florida. The organization believes everyone should be empowered to find their creative voice and become an integral part of our art and culture at large. Every Tuesday in October presents, “Why The Drama?” a reimagined actor, writer and industry meetup to craft, critic and expand works and performances, coming from South Florida from  a read-through of screenplays. Invited guests will include casting agents, filmmakers and distinguished media industry members. Over two Saturdays, October 5 and 12, FilmGate offers The Mighty Screenwriting Bootcamp that will emphasize hands-on skill-building, with in-class exercises. A horror edition of “I’m Not Going to Move to L.A.,” on October 16 will screen spooky shorts at the Silverspot Cinema. On October 19, 20 and 26 FilmGate presents Drone Innovation Lab, the first step is to receive a Part 107 certification to become a drone camera operator.
Stuart Cinema and Cafe Events
Tuesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 31
Stuart Cinema and Cafe
79 West Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
Phone: 347-721-3777
The Cafe has programmed in feature film screenings, festivals and other events for October. The Ocktober Film Festival will run from October 2-6. The Ocktober Film Festival Kids Day will be hosted by the Sweet Blackberry Foundation, presenting a program of children’s films created to convey little known stories of African American achievements to young people. On October 3 a panel discussion titled “Vertical Obsession,” explores how many films are now being screened in vertical format in theaters across the globe. There is generally a Super Smash Bros. Happy Hour,’ that happens for weekend Video Gaming Sessions, for kids and adults. Up to eight players can play on the 160” movie screen. There are private screenings and events planned as well and a photo gallery. Please check the website calendar for other ongoing feature film screenings and event activities that might not be included here. Stuart Cinema and Cafe is a converted warehouse in the Greenpoint section of North Brooklyn serving artists and community that want to present creative productions, and the community as an entertainment center. Features of the programming for the cafe include, film festivals and screenings, pop-up theater, adaptable venue space used to present fashion events, live stage events for bands, singers, spoken word and comedy acts, book readings-signings, and the recently added weekend video gaming sessions.
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Thursday, October 3, 19:00-22:30 (and every Thursday)
LOA Live On Air Restaurant
335 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: 718-618-0156
A mix of indie music, dance, theatre, poetry, and art backed by the grooves of the resident Artist DJ on the turntables. Featured guests, and all artists welcome to perform, including singers/songwriters, musicians, poets, actors, comedians, etc., where performances are live-streamed across several social media platforms. Live On Air restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, features a live-streaming stage In addition to a full dining menu specializing in Louisiana-style cuisine. All performances are broadcast live across all major social media platforms, giving these artists the opportunity for even greater exposure. The Mic is Open! A nite of informal networking for artists of all kinds presented by industry veteran Marcos Luis, Every Thursday night.;
Durango Songwriter’s Expo
Thursday, October 3 - Saturday, October 5
Omni Interlocken Resort
500 Interlocken Boulevard, Broomfield 80021
Phone: 970-946-9521; 303-438-6600
The Durango Songwriter Expo is an anticipated singer/songwriter events. Held twice yearly -- once in Colorado and again in Santa Barbara, California wine country. Each attendee gets heard in three listening sessions, and the opportunity to submit for live showcases and open mics. Registration is famously limited to 200 attendees and there are over 40 music industry pros and songwriters attending. The Expo is planned with intent to give artists and songwriters an every opportunity to network with music supervisors, labels, publishers and fellow artists. Every attendee gets three listening sessions on CD and the opportunity to play live at either a showcase or open mic. Attendees get their music critiqued in listening sessions, sit in on industry panels and perform their music during the evening showcases, making it  a networking and relationship building opportunity as well as to improve music technique.
Cine Gear Expo: Atlanta 2019 (#2019CineGearExpoATL)
Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5
Pinewood Studios Atlanta
461 Sandy Creek Road, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
Phone: 310-472-0809; 678-369-5950
Cine Gear Expo 2019 is an annual event and destination for professionals engaged in the technology, entertainment and motion picture/stage media industries. On opening night, the Opening Night Industry Mixer features dinner and drinks with live music. The following evening, a Happy Hour mix and mingle with industry attendees happens from 15:00-17:00. This year’s seminar/workshop series includes International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 Location Workshop, 8K Full Frame workflow from production to post by leveraging ZEISS, a panel that will explore and discuss the choice of celluloid for projects and how Atlanta offers the infrastructure to support this choice, Virtual Production: Emerging Processes and Technology presented by Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Future of Camera Stabilization: Utilizing SHOTOVER Camera Systems and other aerial cinematography, How Unscripted Camera Teams Score the Shots by International Cinematographers Guild Local 600, ZEISS discussion with cinematographer Robert McLachlan on his approach to creating a visual language for an episodic show, dialogue with ASC/ICG Cinematographers, in association with ICG Local 600, Women Behind the Scenes panel, an in-depth discussion and demo of ARRI’s Signature Prime Lenses, a demo of the new ARRI Mini Large Format. Exhibitors you can expect to see in attendance include, but are not limited to, A.C. Lighting, Anton Bauer, ARRI, Band Pro Film Digital Inc., Camadeus Film Technologies, Canon USA, Inc., Carl Zeiss, Inc., CineMoves, Inc., FilmGear USA Group, Fujifilm, IATSE Local 479, LaCie, Matthews Studio Equipment, Inc.NEBTEK, Oz Publishing, Panasonic, Pinewood Studios, and many others than what could be mentioned here.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, October 5, 15:00-18:00
The Iguana Lounge
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Saturday 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.
The Music Advantage
Saturday, October 5, 09:00-17:00
Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90035
Phone: 310-369-5665
The Music Advantage has been organized to help filmmakers improve their media by gaining a deeper understanding of placing effective music into their projects. This will be the second TMA seminar that will feature composer John Debney delivering a keynote address, Julianne Jordan, music supervisor for A Star is Born, the upcoming Charlie’s Angels, The Bourne Identity, other motion picture composers, music supervisors and music editors, Christopher Lennertz, Angie Rubin, Fil Eisler, Germaine Franco, Ryan Shore. It will be a full-day seminar (food and beverages included) in the Los Angeles area with panels, workshops and productive networking. 
Music Business Seminar, “Wow, So You Wanna Get Paid For Making Music?
Sunday, October 6, 10:00
The Roxy
9009 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-278-9457
This will be a music business seminar to assist aspiring musicians, artists, songwriters, and producers.  Like any other business, there are "rules of the road" which one must know to minimize negative results.  This is your opportunity to observe and learn and ask questions of leading functionaries in all aspects of the global music business in 2019. BMI’s David Streit is a panelist.
Email: contact form
BMI's “8 off 8th” Hip Hop Fresh Fruit Showcase
Monday, October 7, 20:00
Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
BMI and TuneSpeak  present “BMI 8 off 8th.” Each night features eight local (and sometimes nationally touring) artists and serves as ground zero for Nashville’s burgeoning indie music scene. This showcase will feature artists: TBA. 8 off 8th’s rapid-fire three-song sets satisfy audiences looking for the next big thing. Hosted by 2 L’s On A Cloud. Mercy Lounge helps artists find new fans in the music loving community through existing technology and new innovations. Mercy Lounge has a standing room capacity of 500, a state of the art sound system, and a back bar area that features pool tables, booth seating, and a more-relaxed environment from which to take in the show. Performing artists are offered dedicated monitor and front of house sound engineers, an array of lighting and production options, and a loft-style hospitality suite complete with kitchen, bathroom and comfort area. Anyone interested in rental or showcase opportunities, please email Free and open to the public.
Austin Public Open House and Mixer
Monday, October 7, 18:00-20:00
Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Avenue, Austin, Texas 78702
Phone: 512-322-0145
Attend and help start National Digital Inclusion week and see what the City of Austin’s Community Media Center has to offer. Visitors will have a chance to observe and/or participate in Austin Public Access TV clips playing throughout building Network with current Producers and crew, test the Studio 3 podcasting space, interact with program leads for several AFS programs including Producer Program, Filmmaker Resources and Youth Media, join studio floor and control room demos and other equipment demos with AFS staff, try out the Studio 3 podcasting space. Pizza and drinks will be provided courtesy of BrickOven and Big Swig. This Austin Public campus is set to hosts an array of AFS programs, from media classes and Producer Program to youth summer filmmaking camps, Filmmaker Services, workshops as well as History of Television screenings. It offers many ways for media makers to develop skills, make connections at Austin Public. Admission is free.
Email: contact form
BMI Acoustic Lounge (#BMIAcousticLoungeLA)
Monday, October 7, 18:45
Hotel Café
1623 N Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028
Phone: 323-461-2040
A 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 Edith Violette (, Rayvon Owen (, KTJ and Carly (, LAPRETTE (Laprette.Lnk.To/INA). This month’s BMI Acoustic Lounge is being held at Hotel Café, 1623 N. Cahuenga Boulevard, instead of the former Genghis Cohen venue at 740 North Fairfax Avenue. Admission is free.
MIPCOM Content Market 2019
Monday, October 14 - Thursday, October 17
Palais des Festivals
One Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
Phone: +33 1 79 71 00 00
MIPCOM brings together the international TV and digital content executives for five days of meetings, screenings and conferences (a short prelim day with screenings on October 13). Visitors are enabled to discover and screen the latest breakout programming and find new partners at this global market for entertainment content across all platforms. In 2019 MIPCOM’s conference theme is “The Streaming Offensive.”  Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer, is MIPCOM 2019 Personality of the Year and will be honored at a gala dinner for leading international television executives as well as take part in a keynote interview. Georgia Brown, Director of European Originals, and James Farrell, Head of International Originals, Amazon Studios, combine to deliver the first Media Mastermind Keynotes in the series. MIPCOM's preliminary mission is to bring in fresh programming from around the world. In 2019 a sampling of programming they introduce includes, Room To Improve, RTE; How I Created A Cult, TCB Media Rights; The Station, ADD Content; Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Avalon Distribution; Wild Australians, ABC Commercial; Suburbia - Women On The Edge, ORF-Enterprise; Titanic - Stories From The Deep, MarbleMedia. 
XRDC immersive ecosystem conference/xRS Week 2019
Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 18
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion/Hotel Kabuki
Two Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, California 94123
Phone: 415-854-3282; 415-947-6918
Two (separate) immersive conventions set in San Francisco seeks to take the leading edge of the immersive discussion from what we already know when they run consecutive sessions. They are both non-overlapping events and come at a time known in the Bay Area as xRS Week. XRDC happens October 14-15 in the Marina District, and xRS 2019 happens October 16-18 in Cathedral Hill area. XRDC is a multi-faceted convention/conference for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality innovators, focusing on the use cases for immersive experiences across industries including games, entertainment, healthcare, education, training, industrial design, brand experience, and more. Produced by virtual and augmented reality market intelligence outfit, Greenlight Insights, xRS will gather industry executives and thought-leaders to hear from and mingle with business leaders, strategists and technologists that will address particular platform strategies and business opportunities. XRDC will feature two days of expert-led conference sessions and a Partners Lounge showcasing the latest technologies, tools, and services. Focus areas at xRS 2019 include Technology and Strategy, The Experiential Enterprise, Immersive Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, Disruptive Innovation. 
New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: Featuring Andrew Hemingway (#NYCPS)
Tuesday, October 15, 19:00-21:00
The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12 Street, New York, New York 10011
Phone: 212-229-5667, ext. 3187
Andrew Hemingway explores German painter Georg Scholz (1890 – 1945) and the options open to a would-be revolutionary artist struggling to make a living in the disastrous postwar economic climate and the links between Scholz’s practice as a painter, printmaker, illustrator, and graphic artist. New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly symposium for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work To be considered to make a presentation, please send an email outlining the concept: symposium(at) Presented by The School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons School of Design. Free to attend.
California Copyright Conference – The Ripple Effect
Tuesday, October 15, 18:30
Courtyard Marriott
15433 Ventura Boulevard Studio City, California 91403
Phone: 818-379-3312
California Copyright Conference and Exploration present “The Ripple Effect of Changing Rates: Backlash and Solutions,” moderated by Catharine Wood (Owner, Producer, Composer, Engineer, Planetwood Studios, LLC) and Rene Merideth (Co-founder/COO, Exploration Group, LLC). The event includes dinner with the presentation and it can be attended as a walk-up by paying at the door. A cocktail reception precedes the dinner followed by the panel discussion. Advanced RSVP (by 14:00 on 10/11/19.
Cliff Goldmacher Songwriter Workshop: Melody and Song Structure Fundamentals
Wednesday, October 16, 14:00-15:00
BMI Nashville
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-401-2000
Gain an insider’s perspective on business aspects of songwriting for profit. Learn about the proper use of melody and song structure to improve a song’s appeal. The workshop is designed to further songwriter’s understanding of how to manipulate melody and use structure to keep a listener’s attention. Visit the online registration page to secure a place at this link ( 45 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis until all 45 seats are filled. All participants should check-in by 13:50 at the latest, or the spot will be given away to those on the waiting list. As an educator, Cliff Goldmacher teaches workshops for BMI, ASCAP, The Standard Jazz Workshop, Nashville Songwriter’s Association International, Taxi and the Durango Songwriter’s Expo. Admission is free, but advanced registration necessary.
NAB 2019 New York
Wednesday, October 16 - Thursday, October 17
Javits Convention Center
655 West 34 Street, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 800-571-8716; 202-429-3183
The NAB show is considered the largest show for media, entertainment and technology (at least in North America), and covers: broadcast TV, radio, production, post-production, newsgathering, streaming, cable TV, satellite TV, film restoration, data storage, data management, weather forecasting, industrial TV, FX, CGI, connected media, cybersecurity and more. Expect NAB to spotlight and survey the growing trends and technologies in broadcasting. NAB Show is introducing CineEmerge, a new interactive and community-building experience where creative professionals can explore emerging trends in cinematic artistry and motion picture production. ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and CEO Gordon Smith will headline the opening keynote session. More than 50 first-time exhibitors will join a number of returning companies on the NAB Show New York show floor. The team behind FX's "Fosse/Verdon," will participate in a discussion on October 16. The show's Foley team, responsible for mimicking the patter of footsteps, the swish of costumes and the creak of floors, will offer insight on their craft in the session, "All About Fosse" moderated by Post Magazine Editor in Chief Linda Romanello.
Email: contact form
Audio Engineering Society
Wednesday, October 16 - Saturday, October 19
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34 Street, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 212-661-8528
Audio Engineering Society convention offerings lean mostly toward studio recording, home recording, music production, Electronic Dance Music, DJ, live sound, theater sound, broadcast and streaming, networked audio, audio for virtual and augmented reality, game audio, sound for picture or product development. There will be workshops, tutorials, technical papers and the trade show floor provide attendees with a wealth of learning, networking and business opportunities. The Keynote Speaker for the 147th Convention is one of Hip Hop’s original innovators, Grandmaster Flash, who perfected beat looping and discovered many of the most iconic beats still in use. AES New York 2019 will be co-located within the NAB Show New York. In an adjacent exhibition hall, NAB Show New York exhibitors will be on hand with the latest video and distribution hardware and related sessions. Topics that will be covered in special tracks and sessions at AES 2019 are Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Sessions, Archiving and Restoration, Audio Builders Workshop, Audio for Cinema, Broadcast and Online Delivery, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design and Applications, Game Audio and XR, Hip-Hop and R&B, Historical Achievements and Innovative Ideas, Immersive and Spatial Audio, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording, Production and Mastering, Sound Reinforcement, Student and Career Development Fair. 
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, October 17, 16:00-17:00
BMI Los Angeles Office
8730 Sunset Boulevard, 3rd Floor West, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-289-6336; 310-659-9109 Ext. 6336
BMI 101 is a free one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. Two BMI Employees will outline the history of BMI, how to utilize the current services to the fullest extent and other basic 101 tips and tricks to handle an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
Hollywood Chamber Business After Hours Mixer at The Montalban Theatre
Tuesday, October 22, 17:30 - 19:30
The Montalban Theatre
1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; 323-461-6999
The Hollywood Chamber Business After Hours mixer will be hosted by The Montalban Theatre. Meet other Chamber members and promote your business. Members must RSVP as reservations will be closed when at max capacity. Two guests are allowed from each company. Any non-member who wish to attend, please contact for information. Known for its top-level sight-lines and acoustics the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre features orchestra, mezzanine and balcony seating and hosts screenings, comedy and musical performances, as well as movies on the rooftop. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
Video Exchange MENA, Dubai
Tuesday, October 22 - Wednesday, October 23
Dubai Marina
Barasti Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +44 (20) 701 74764
Video Exchange MENA (Middle East-North Africa) will bring up key issues that will move the M&E industry forward in the region. Osman Sultan, CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, delivers the conference keynote address on the topic, “The Transforming Nature of Telcos.” Informa Telecoms and Media Limited that produces Video Exchange MENA and other events is a company registered in England and Wales but operating in more than 20+ markets to help form the future by educating and informing the technology community to design, build and run a better digital world by presenting various theme conventions and conferences. A partial listing of key agenda topics for 2019 include Delivering a Digital Entertainment Proposition for Modern Arabs, Youth-centric adoption strategies for a mobile-first generation, Creating an appealing content proposition for MENA’s younger generations, Sports in the Spotlight: Understanding the sporting opportunity in MENA, The role of social media platforms for traditional broadcasters, Thriving in the Attention Economy: navigating interactivity and multiscreen delivery in the bid for audience engagement, Beyond traditional partnerships: reaching the next frontier of audience acquisition, Local Content Production: Creating localized content that serves local and global markets, How are OTT platforms disrupting the traditional production landscape? 
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, October 24, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
Phone: 212-220-3000; 646-779-8455
BMI 101 is a free one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. Two BMI Employees will outline the history of BMI, how to utilize the current services to the fullest extent and other basic 101 tips and tricks to handling an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
BMI 101 Workshop Nashville
Tuesday, October 29, 16:00-17:00
BMI’s Nashville Office
10 Music Square E., Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-401-2000
BMI 101 is a free one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. Two BMI Employees will outline the history of BMI, how to utilize the current services to the fullest extent and other basic 101 tips and tricks to handling an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
Open Mic Night at The Actors Theatre Workshop
Wednesday, October 30, 20:00
The Actors Theatre Workshop
145 West 28 Street, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 212)-947-1386
The Actors Theatre Workshop is an established pioneer in non-profit theatre that produces classical and contemporary plays, develops new dramatic works, trains and develops actors, writers and directors while making a difference in the lives of homeless children and the community at large. The educational program teaches innovative educational techniques and theatre principles to adults and children from all walks of life; produces classical and contemporary plays and documentary films that maintain goal stated artistic standards. The theatrical program develops new dramatic works that examine the social issues of the day. The open mic happens the last Wednesday of every month. 
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, October 31, 08:00-10:30
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038
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. The breakfast may sometimes be held on a Saturday or another weekday. Parking is available, free of charge.

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