International Theater Expo 2017 (#THEATEX)
Wednesday, December 6 - Friday, December 8
Tokyo Big Sight West Hall
Ariake, 3 Chome−3−11−1 Koto, Japan
Phone: +81-3-6273-0403; Fax: +81-3-5363-0301
International Theater Expo will showcase facilities and services for theater, auditorium, and stage Exhibition in the Koto district of Tokyo. This event showcases products like contour curtain Sound light reflector Revolving stage, laser light, smoke effects, special effects, digital picture delivery system, 3D/4D systems, clothes, makeup, special effect make-up etc. Concurrent shows will run alongside International Theater Expo 2017. Japan Theme Park Expo 2017 will offer an exhibition of facilities and services for development and operation of the theme park and leisure facilities. Illumination and Projection Mapping Area, another show concurrently running with THEATEX, focuses on illumination planning, lighting consulting, designer attachment and construction, LED / organic EL lighting, lighting control solutions, Visual equipment, projection mapping, acoustic equipment, stage equipment, fireworks and other relevant areas. The Leisure Sports Expo 2017 show will highlight services about sports experience, leisure industry such as watching motorsports, outdoor sports and bouldering, in an industry that is expecting the expansion of sports business, sightseeing industries and the holiday making business in the immediate future.
AIMP Holiday Awards, Mixer and Benefit
Thursday, December 7, 17:00 - 21:00
831 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) LA Chapter Holiday Awards, Mixer, Benefit and 40th Anniversary Celebration will deliver an award of the chapter's Indie Publisher of the Year, Big Deal Music Group, as well as an Individual Award in support of Songwriters and Publishers to David Israelite, President and CEO, NMPA. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Anthony Federov (with Anthea Neri), Loud Luxury, Frankie J. From 17:00 to 18:00, complimentary holiday margaritas will be provided by Reel Muzik Werks. The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) was formed in 1977 by a group of Los Angeles music publishers, and now has chapters in both Los Angeles and New York. The organization's primary focus is to educate and inform local music publishers about the most current industry trends and practices by providing a forum for the discussion of the issues and problems confronting the music publishing industry.
Hollywood Chamber's TEAM HOLLYWOOD Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 7, 12:00-14:00
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
6255 Sunset Boulevard, Ste #150, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber invites members (and anyone interested in membership) to attend of its Entertainment, Arts and Media Committee — TEAM HOLLYWOOD. TEAM HOLLYWOOD promotes the Hollywood brand with the intention of preserving Hollywood’s homegrown entertainment industries, particularly film, broadcasting, commercials, television and performing. Susan Cabral-Ebert of IATSE Local 706 and Larry Laboe of NewFilmmakers LA, are 2017 Volunteer Co-chairs. Furthermore, the Hollywood Chamber Committee strives to embrace new and emerging media with an eye to uphold Hollywood’s status as the entertainment capital of the world. 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. Lunch will be served by Mack Sennett Studios and 1215Creative. Must RSVP at http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/events
to attend. Non-members can join at this link: http://goo.gl/6vCGC6
One World Open House
Thursday, December 7, 13:00-20:00
Band Pro Film and Digital
3403 West Pacific Avenue, Burbank, California 91505
Band Pro to Honor Claudio Miranda, ASC at Open House 2017! Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event will take place on Thursday, 12/7/2017, and will feature a Venetian Carnival theme. Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC will be in attendance and will be honored for his ongoing contributions to the art of filmmaking. Claudio is known for his work on such films as Only the Brave, Life of Pi, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tron: Legacy, and many more. Each December Band Pro’s Open House brings together high-end broadcast and cinema technology together with food, drink, and attendees from the ranks of accomplished industry veterans of the global cinematography community. Participants this year include Sony, Canon, RED, Panasonic, Angenieux, Zeiss, Fujinon, IB/E Optics, Sigma, 16x9, Inc., ORCA Bags and many more. There is no admission fee but RSVP is required for as space is limited. For admission visit link bit.ly/bandpro2017
Two-Day Lighting Workshop at Solar
Saturday, December 9 - Sunday, December 10
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite. 304, New York, New York 10012
The workshop will stress hands-on techniques over textbook theories to achieve Simple, Creative and Efficient shooting techniques without utilizing unneeded equipment, budget, crew or time. The workshop will cover, camera and lighting positions, outdoor lighting with regard to sun and shade conditions, using colored lighting to affect mood, appropriate lighting for actors or models with dark skin tone and complexions, knowing the differences in lighting for dramas and lighting for interviews, and more. 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.
Comic Arts Los Angeles (#comicartsla)
Saturday, December 9 -Sunday, December 10
Homenetmen Ararat @ Elevate Fitness Center
3000 Dolores Street, Los Angeles, California 90065
This event showcases products like public event promoting the appreciation of comics, graphic novels, and sequential arts among the broader Los Angeles public, illustration, animation, fine art etc. in the Sporting Goods, Toys and Games industry. Exhibitor will showcase public event promoting the appreciation of comics, graphic novels, and sequential arts among the broader Los Angeles public, illustration, animation, fine art etc. Prior to the comic art exhibition, CALA will host the Uncivilized Books release of FÜTCHI PERF, with Kevin Czap, at Other Books, on December 7, and the west coast release of LA RAZA ANTHOLOGY, with Editor Kat Fajardo, on December 8, also at Other Books. Some exhibiting artists will include Martian Press, Madeline McGrane, Maia Kobabe, Nishant Saldanha, Nothing Left To Learn, Pablo Leon, Perfectly Acceptable Press, Protein Press, Rainbow Brainskull, The Scissorhood, Tyler J. Hutchinson, Yumi Sakugawa, Youth In Decline, and so many other comic book artists and institutions. CALA is a free, public event promoting the appreciation of comics, graphic novels, and sequential arts among the broader Los Angeles public.
Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, December 9 - Wednesday, December 13
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
Geared especially toward Narrative/Documentary Filmmakers, 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.
Story, Song and Stage, Directed by La Tonya Hall - Fall '17 Ensemble and Recital Series
Monday, December 11, 19:00-20:00
School of Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13 Street, New York, New York 10011
The workshop investigates the story in a song and how to stage the story effectively. It is formulated to assist the vocalists rise into a public performer capable of engaging an audience through a personal interpretation of the meaning of a song. Building blocks toward this process include: personalization of the lyric through the creation of background story, character, sense memory and environment; development of lyric interpretive melody singing including the purposeful use of melodic variations; development of ease and flexibility in the vocal production; staging and performance using all these skills in a public forum. The School of Jazz at The New School was founded in 1986. Combined with the Drama School and Mannes School of Music, they form the College of Performing Arts at The New School. This is free to the public, with first come, first seated.
VR/AR Redefining The Theme Park Experience and Redefining Art (#vrarassociation)
Thursday, December 14, 18:00 - 20:30
WeWork Richmond Street West
240 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2C5 Canada
Phone: +1 647-699-2556
VR/AR Redefining The Theme Park Experience and Redefining Art will be a meetup event hosted by the Toronto chapter of The VRARA, the growing international trade organization for the immersive technology industry. Individuals and institutions may participate in VR AR Industry Committees on Education, Enterprise, Healthcare, Retail, and other areas. The first half-hour of the meetup will be dedicated to networking and for people to socialize over snacks and beverages. A workshop on 3D Painting with Google Tilt Brush will be offered, demonstrating how to draw and make content in VR/AR. Then a panel on location-based VR explores an upcoming competitor to the Rec Room, Dave and Busters, and even Wonderland with games and rides powered entirely with Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Then, there will be a Tilt Brush/Blocks ARt contest, using the insight taught in the earlier session, about how to make content and creative work with this tool. Amazon Gift Cards will be awarded as prizes to contest winners. Separately, there will also be a free live stream of “VRARA: VR/AR Redefining The Theme Park Experience and Redefining Art” set for the same day at 18:30 hours, which can be viewed at link: https://goo.gl/vrtprM.
Hollywood Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, December 19, 08:00-09:30
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, 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.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, December 28, 08:00-10:30
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.
San Diego Tango Festival (#SanDiegoTangoFestival)
Thursday, December 28 - Monday, January 1
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101
San Diego Tango Festival will strive to create a fun environment to learn and enjoy Tango dancing technique, physical condition, and etiquette that is standard. There will be a beginner’s intensive tango weekend is conducted, and advanced couples classes that begin with fundamentals of leader’s sacadas and explore the universal leader’s sacada, and how to create continuous leader’s sacadas. The festival program aims to provide the skilled DJs and instructors that can keep the participants learning and dancing. Tango Festival Instructors include 2016 U.S. Tango Champions Tilly Kimm and Adam Cornett, and others. There are no formal dress code, but attending dancers are advised to wear loose comfortable clothes, and for women, skirts that aren’t too tight or too long. Leather bottom shoes are best (for both men and women) and women should wear a low heel (1-2 inch) shoe that straps to the foot. The Tango Festival program will feature Tango Inform, a series of warmups and exercises, devised to prepare the body specifically for tango.