Calendar of Global Media and Showbiz Industry Social Networking Events

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Stuart Cinema and Cafe Events
Wednesday, May 1 - Friday, May 31
Stuart Cinema and Cafe
79 West Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
Phone: 347-721-3777
The Cafe has programmed in feature film screenings for May, and since the programming is always evolving it is necessary to visit the website and retrieve the most recent updates to the program. Screenings planned for May include, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse,’ ‘Capernaum,’ ‘Arsenic and Old Lace,’ ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’’The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘The Book of Life,’ ‘El Mariachi,’ ‘Selena,’ ‘Three Amigos.’ 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.
Email: stuartcinemacafe@gmail.com
www.stuartcinema.com; www.facebook.com/stuartcinema/?ref=page_internal  

Lunch and Learn: Mobile Marketing and Mobilizing Your Business
Thursday, May 2, 12:00 - 13:30
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
6255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 200, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
Committee meets every third Tuesday and coordinates efforts to retain and attract businesses to Hollywood. Comprised of volunteer members, the committee works closely with new developers and financial investors to ensure that community support is mobilized to gain approval for projects important to Hollywood’s revitalization. Sponsors periodic briefings for brokers on economic development projects in greater Hollywood, and coordinates annual Economic Summit.  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.
 
Cliff Goldmacher Songwriter Workshop: The Organized Songwriter
Thursday, May 2, 13:30-15:00
BMI Nashville
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-401-2000
This session is structured to help songwriters create a workflow from when they first write a song all the way through pitching their finished demo so that good organizational habits become second nature. In this way, no opportunities will be missed or time wasted due to disorganization. Visit the online registration page to secure a place at this link (https://bit.ly/2VEgiDz). 45 participants will be admitted online on a first come, first served basis, until all 45 seats are filled. 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.
 
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Thursday, May 2, 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.
 
Friday Night Social Screenwriters Meetup
Friday, May 3, 18:30-21:30
The District By Hannah An
8722 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone: 888-796-9673; 310-278-2345
Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another but has evolved since then. Please register the day before the event to secure admission. This month’s Friday Night Social is a free admission event hosted by Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another, combining people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry. Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, "Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story.” The company that produces Final Draft, a screenwriting software, Cast and Crew Entertainment Services based in Burbank, provides vital services to the film and television industries as well as financial services such as production incentive consulting, administration and financing. Free to attend and there is a one drink minimum. Food and cocktails are available for purchase. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry. The Scriptwriters Network, founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, a volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals. Scriptwriters bring in entertainment professionals to speak and teach on the art, craft and business of scriptwriting for TV, features and new media.
 
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, May 4, 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.
 
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, May 6, 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 Dalton Day (soundcloud.com/Dalton Day), Nick Isham (www.nickisham.com), Oriana Setz (orianasetz.com), Brother James (justinsinclairmusic.com).  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.
 
BPMs: Music and Online Fitness Panel @ Music Biz 2019
Monday, May 6, 16:00
JW Marriott Nashville
201 8th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 609-314-1750
This panel, moderated by Lauren Pufpaf is COO and Co-founder of Feed.fm, will discuss how the music and fitness industries are working in concert to bring innovative fitness products to the market and how they are driving new music revenues. This panel will discuss how the music and fitness industries are working in concert to bring innovative fitness products to market and how they are driving new music revenues. Featured panelists will be: Evan Parness - Executive Director of Digital Licensing, BMI; Chloe Raynes - Director of Music Licensing & Partnerships, Aaptiv; Bill Campbell - Founder, Barefoot Media LLC. 
 
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, May 7, 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: London-based falsetto pop vocal singer-songwriter, Benedict Cork; LA based r’n’b artist whose 2018 single 'Love Cycle' has over 3m streams, TALIWHOAH; modern pop artist coming off a support role to Bon Jovi, Betsie Gøld; new pop act who recently dropped debut single, ‘Elements,’ Chinchilla. 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: london@wearefrukt.com; @FRUKT
 
New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: pain and grief in comics with Ariela Freedman and Tahneer Oksman (#NYCPS)
Tuesday, May 7, 19:00-21:00
Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
Phone: 212-229-5667, ext. 3187
Ariela Freedman is an Associate Professor at the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of Death, Men and Modernism (Routledge, 2003) and has published broadly on modernism, James Joyce, the First World War, contemporary literature, and comics and graphic novels. Tahneer Oksman is an Assistant Professor of Academic Writing at Marymount Manhattan College. She is the author of “How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs (Columbia University Press, 2016), and the co-editor, with Seamus O’Malley, of the anthology The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside Yourself (University Press of Mississippi, 2019). 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)katchor.com
 
24th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival
Wednesday, May 8 - Sunday, May 12
Smokin’ Tuna Saloon (other venues)
Four Charles Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305-517-6350
HARDY will present scheduled performances during the Festival by BMI Country ICON Dean Dillon, Liz Rose, Jeffrey Steele and many more. This year’s Main Stage Duval Street Concert will feature Brad Paisley and Ryan Hurd. Proceeds from the Key West Songwriters Festival will benefit The BMI Foundation, a nonprofit that since 1985 supports the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, grants and commissions. The Festival hosts the HD Radio Late Night Jam on May 9. Other participating artists include Mags Duval, Kait Weston, Nick Alligood, Randy Houser, Trent Tomlinson, Kristen Kelly, Bridgette Tatum, Earl Bud Lee, Sarah Buxton, Dean Dillon, Liz Rose, Robert Earl Keen, Kylie Sackley, Cole Swindell, Kelley Mickwee, Brad Paisley and others.
 
How To Get Access To A Literary Agent and Manager
Saturday, May 11, 12:30
Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Avenue, North Hollywood, California 91601
Phone: 888-796-9673
Organized by Scriptwriters Network, the feature a literary manager and producer who will discuss getting access to representation, what they are looking for and how to work with representation. They will also discuss the Finish Line Script competition, a competition focused on (but not limited to) how to rewrite to improve the script in order to win. Jenny Frankfurt is the founder of The Finish Line Script Competition, which is currently in its fourth year. Finish Line is based on the idea that the skill of rewriting is essential to being a successful writer and the competition provides development notes (when requested) in order for writers to rewrite and resubmit new drafts (for free) throughout the competition. R.B. Ripley, whose recently submitted drama pilot ‘Sugar Land,’ was optioned by Blazing Elm Entertainment (The Fosters, Good Trouble), just finished a new hour-long drama with another super-hero woman at the center of its universe, and a half hour dramedy pilot about a trans man caring for his two children. There is a registration deadline set before 22:00 of May 9 to enroll by. Check-in begins at 12:30.

Solar two-day Lighting Workshop
Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, May 12
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite. 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040
A comprehensive workshop exploring visual storytelling through the use of active camera movement and skillful actor blocking. With extensive, daily hands-on exercises, participants learn to visualize the scene, work with actors, strategize with storyboards, and bring forth the enactment of the story. Attendees will learn how to visualize, recognize best camera positions, camera movement, and lens choices in relations with actor blocking. Undergoing the process, participants will understand how to convey tone, mood, and style, as well as give the film a distinct look that belongs to the director's signature vision. The session will be run by Eric Lau. 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. Register on website.
Email: solarvideofilm@gmail.com
www.solarnyc.com 

Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 15
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040
With an emphasis on light and shadow, the workshop emphasizes shooting in real-world situations while learning how to make quality and cost-effective films. this five-day intensive, hands-on workshop comprehensively guides students through the stages of filmmaking (script writing, producing, directing, camera, lighting, sound mixing and editing) with techniques that are easy-to-learn and practical-to-use to complete a film in five days. 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.
 
Hollywood Chamber Speed Leads Luncheon
Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 - 13:30
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
6255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 200, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber of The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce invites member businesses to connect at SPEED LEADS networking event at the Hollywood Chamber offices. The Chamber's fast-paced event presents an opportunity to briefly connect face-to-face with representatives from member businesses and to introduce your business to other Chamber members. Open to Hollywood Chamber Members only. Lunch will be provided. Reservations will be taken on a first come-first served basis. RSVP on the website. 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.
 
 

72nd Festival De Cannes (#Cannes2019)
Tuesday, May 14 - Saturday, May 25
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
Phone: +33(0)1 53 596100; +33 4 92 998400; Fax: +33(0)1 53 596110
Cannes International Film Festival is the annual invitation-only film festival which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries and even VR/AR entries, from around the world. In significant 2019 news, film director from Mexico, Alejandro González Iñárritu, serves as Jury President of the Festival de Cannes, and Lebanese director, Nadine Labaki, serves as President of the Un Certain Regard Jury. The Official Selection – The main event of the festival – comprises, In Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Special Screenings, Cinéfondation, Short Films, Cannes Classics, and Cinéma de la Plage. Other non-competitive sections will be Caméra d'Or, Tous les Cinémas du Monde, Directors' Fortnight, International Critics' Week, and Association for Independent Cinema and its Distribution. The Festival Opening Film is, ‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ from Director Jim Jarmusch. In 2019, the Marché du Film highlights tools for networking and information, the latest trends in cinema and technological innovations: this industry professionals’ business event runs numerous programs, including: Producers Network, Doc Corner, Industry Workshops and NEXT. There are also new categories for 2019 with Cannes XR and Animation Day.
Email: contact form; @Festival_Cannes
www.festival-cannes.com; www.facebook.com/festivaldecannes; www.twitter.com/FdC_officiel; www.youtube.com/user/tvfestivaldecannes; www.dailymotion.com/CannesFestTV

 
BMI Film, TV and Visual Media Awards
Wednesday, May 15
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212
Phone: 310-275-5200
Film composer and celebrated jazz musician Terence Blanchard will be named a BMI Icon at the 35th annual BMI Film, TV and Visual Media Awards. This Invitation-only event will also recognize award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor William Ross with BMI’s Classic Contribution Award, and honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. Throughout the evening, composers of the previous year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable and streamed media programs will also be recognized. The evening will be hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neilland, BMI Vice President Creative - Film, TV and Visual Media, Doreen Ringer-Ross.
 
BMI’s Rooftop on the Row
Wednesday, May 15, 18:00
BMI’s Nashville Office Rooftop Lounge
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Phone: 615-401-2000
BMI’s Rooftop on the Row series pairs up-and-coming Country and Americana singer-songwriters with veteran performers, enabling industry influencers and fans alike to enjoy the casual vibe on the BMI Nashville office’s rooftop while listening to some of the genres’ new and established acts. Performing tonight are A Thousand Horses along with Colin Elmore and The Danville Train. The series runs through August 2019, and is presented collaboratively by George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON.
 
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, May 16, 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 handling an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to BMI101@bmi.com. Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
 
The Hangout Music Festival (#hangoutfest)
Thursday, May 16 - Sunday, May 19
Festival Box Office
101 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
Phone: 855-725-1823
The kickoff party for Hangout is the day before its official open on May 17. Hangout programs a range of music listening (dancing) music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. For 2019, a partial listing of bands and performers will include, Dr. Fresch, Jimmy Eat World, Hugel, Ella Mai, Justin Caruso, Bebe Rexha, Black Caviar, Alison Wonderland, The Him, Big Gigantic, Graves, Gorgon City, Medasin, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, CAMELPHAT, The Interrupters, and many others to come. The Thursday Kickoff Party is included as an add-on to festival ticket buyers, and is included with VIP and Super VIP ticket holders. Performers at this event will include SNBRN, Big Gigantic, CAMELPHAT, and others. Beyond the music, Hangout Festivals look to keep their guests occupied in other ways as well. Other activities include, the Go Rving Camp Hangout, Malibu Beach House providing beachside dance parties, Roller Disco skating rink, Monster Energy Beach Club, Yoga sessions on the lawn, and of course, Beach Volleyball to name some activities. Hangout Music Festival is produced by HOMF, but in 2015, Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (which was last month), entered into a joint venture to produce Hangout Fest. 
 
California Copyright Conference – Reality TV Music
Tuesday, May 21, 18:30
Courtyard Marriott
15433 Ventura Boulevard Studio City, California 91403
Phone: 818-379-3312
“Reality TV Music—Real Money!,” will be moderated by Sherry Orson (Chief Creative Officer, Star Vibe Group). Other panelists include Jen Schwartz, Director of Creative Music Integration — Viacom; Josh Young, President/CEO — Atrium Music; Andrew Locacciato, Director of Music — All3Media International; Rick Livingstone, Music Supervisor, Editor. The panel will tackle aspects concerning Who are the decision makers? for music placement, what a music supervisor looks for in a show, who are the decision makers? the best ways of networking for music opportunities for unscripted programming, musical styles of artists that work for reality television, and other areas of coverage. Advance RSVP is recommended. The event includes a 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. 
 
Hollywood Expo 2019 (#HollywoodExpo)
Tuesday,, May 23, 17:30 - 20:30
Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 200, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber will launch the Chamber’s 31st Hollywood Expo. The annual function is a premier networking event and provides exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their business and make new introductions. The Expo attracts over 250 concierges, business owners, and Chamber members who are interested in learning what’s new in Hollywood. Invited guests will enjoy menu samples, cocktails, and giveaways while meeting attending exhibitors. For information on sponsorship, please contact Kaylee Kiecker, Executive Vice President of the Hollywood Chamber at kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net on admission pricing. 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.
 
World Content Market
Tuesday, May 28 - Thursday, May 30
Event Hall "InfoSpace"
First Zachatyevskiy lane, Pereulok, 4, Moscow, 119034, Russia
Phone: +44 203 6036 430
The World Content Market will be an opportunity to meet delegates from Russia, CIS and other countries of Europe, Asia, Middle East, USA and Latin America, but it will also facilitate any transactions to sell and buy television and digital content of all genres for all audiences, attend conferences focused on latest industry trends in Russia and CIS, discuss production, co-production, distribution and content monetization deals. Visitors and attendees can expect to encounter Russian production studios including Central Partnership, Paradise, Star Media, Red Media, All Media Company, Art Pictures, Mars Media Entertainment,  Gorky Film Studio, Animation Film Studio SOUZMULTFILM. Aside from the marketplace, a conference program is set, focused on the latest industry trends in Russia and CIS. Six national pavilions will be organized on the World Content Market, including, United Kingdom Pavilion, Italian Pavilion, China Pavilion, Iran Pavilion, Taiwan Pavilion, Armenian Pavilion. Over three days, 1500+ delegates will negotiate deals for content acquisitions, sales, production, and co-production. They will also participate in conferences focused on trends in content business in Russia and CIS.
 
Open Mic Night at The Actors Theatre Workshop
Wednesday, May 29, 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. 
 
Book Expo 2019
Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, May 31
Javits Center
655 West 34 Street, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 203-840-5614
BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and perhaps the next bestselling titles, engage with publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers. BookExpo is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR). BookExpo continues to evolve to offer more value for BookExpo attendees and exhibitors. New features at BookExpo 2019 include a co-location with New York Rights Fair, ABA Editors’ Speed Dating, a stage dedicated to Independent Publishers and the debut of a new show, 'UnBound.' BookExpo’s Author Stage Conversations and Special Events places authors on stage in front of an audience comprised of booksellers, librarians, industry media, influential tastemakers, and receptive fans. Stage slots at BookExpo and BookCon showcase authors, emerging literary standouts, and entertainers behind the year’s titles. There will be three Editors’ Buzz Panels where the books’ editors will present the selected titles. The Buzz Panel presentations, which feature book editors discussing the individual selections, will be supplemented with Meet the Author Buzz panels where the selected authors will discuss their work.
 
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, May 30, 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.
 
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, May 30, 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 BMI101NY@bmi.com. Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
 
BMI 101 Workshop Nashville
Thursday, May 30, 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 BMI101@bmi.com. Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
 
Cine Gear Expo: Los Angeles 2019 (#2019CineGearExpoLA)
Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 2
The Studios at Paramount
5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038
Phone: 310-472-0809
Cine Gear Expo 2019 is an annual event for professionals engaged in the technology, entertainment and motion picture/stage media industries. It opens May 30 with a film competition that showcases student short, indy short, commercial and music video categories. Applying is handled through the Cine Gear website, although submissions for 2019 would be closed at this time. Visitors can also attend advanced film screenings, premiere seminars and presentations from respected industry organizations and stalwarts of the industry. Workshops on the latest techniques will be held through Cine Gear’s Master Class Series that begins June 2. Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theaters and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.  Exhibits displaying leading edge film production tools of the trade continue for the three final days of the expo

 


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