Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, September 15 - Wednesday, September 19
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
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.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, September 20, 16:00-17:00
BMI Los Angeles Office
8730 Sunset Boulevard, Third Floor West, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-289-6336; 310-659-9109 Ext. 6336
This is an introductory workshop for writers and publishers covering the history of performing rights, the origins of BMI and the current role BMI plays in the music industry. It will be conducted by two BMI Reps who will explain how to utilize BMI services to the fullest, and some Basic 101 tips and tricks. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP to: BMI101@bmi.com.
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
L.A. Film Festival 2018 (#LAFilmFestival)
Thursday, September 20 - Friday, September 28
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (other venues)
9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90210
Phone: 866 FILM FEST; 323-556-9300; 310-432-1200
LA Film Festival opening night film, ‘Echo In The Canyon,’ Andrew Slater, Director, is a look at how era bands, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, The Mama’s and the Papa’s, formed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. A live performance with Jakob Dylan (film’s Executive Producer) and participants from the film will follow the screening. At this year’s LA Film Festival, Virtual Reality takes up a significant presence. In partnership with LMU's School of Film and Television, LA Film Festival's inaugural showcase of immersive storytelling features in Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Virtual Reality (VR). This program segment, at The Portal, will showcase new animated, documentary and fictional narratives from virtual reality exhibitions at film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Rotterdam, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca and Venice. This event is free and open to all, including LA Film Festival pass holders (no RSVP required), but there will be a pass holder check-in desk at the LMU Playa Vista Campus. Three free panels will be conducted at The Portal: Animation In VR, on September 22; Women’s Voices in VR, on September 22; Social Immersive Documentary VR will be held September 23. Additionally, The Portal has programmed in ticketed 90-minute experiences consisting of 14 immersive experiences available to view and interact with during a 90-minute reservation.
VR/AR Global Summit (#VRARAGS)
Friday, September 21 - Saturday, September 22
PARQ Hotel and Casino
39 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada
Opening just before VR/AR Global Summit, Extraordinary Future Conference, organized by Cambridge House International, opens from September 19-20 offering a view of emerging technologies and investing opportunities in them. Overlapping VR/AR Global Summit, Vancouver Startup Week 2018, organized by Vancouver Startup Week, will present tech showcases, panel discussions, office visits, networking breakfasts, and investor lunches, helping to unveil the cross section of the region’s tech and entrepreneurial opportunities. There are some tailored features to this event that serve as a compelling reason for interested professionals to attend. Vancouver has one of the top Video Game clusters in the world — one that includes major publishers such as, Electronic Arts (EA), Microsoft, Capcom and Nintendo. It is a Startup Ecosystem, particularly when you consider that Vancouver’s fast emerging VR AR sector benefits from a longstanding legacy in the film, video game and tech industries, and pioneering industries are evolving a new business playbook as Vancouver continues a metamorphosis into a hub for virtual, augmented and mixed reality.
The Idea: The 7 Elements of a Viable Story Idea for Screen, Stage or Fiction with Speaker Erik Bork
Saturday, September 22
Westside Pavillion Community Room B
10800 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90064
This class is focused on instructor’s Erik Bork’s acronym for seven elements, using the word “Problem”: Punishing, Relatable, Original, Believable, Life-Altering, Entertaining, and Meaningful. It explores focusing on getting the concept or premise right in the first place which Instructor Erik Bork considers to be the key step that determines most projects’ chances of eventual success or failure. Erik Bork won two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for his work as a writer-producer on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and From the Earth to the Moon, for executive producer Tom Hanks (and Steven Spielberg, on Band of Brothers). He has sold original series pitches to the broadcast networks, worked on the writing staff of primetime drama series, and written feature screenplays for Universal, HBO, TNT, and Playtone. The public can check out his free: “Ten Key Principles” at http://www.flyingwrestler.com/key-principles/
Solar 2-day Directing the Camera Workshop Filming Actors
Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite. 304, New York, New York 10012
A comprehensive workshop exploring visual storytelling with 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. 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.
Network at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Business After Hours at Gwen with Chef Curtis Stone
Monday, September 24, 17:00 - 19:00
Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant
6000 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Chef Curtis Stone celebrates Gwen's official Chamber induction with a ribbon cutting ceremony! Following the ceremony, mix and mingle with the Chamber business community. Gwen Butcher Shop and Restaurant is the second restaurant from award-winning chef Curtis Stone (of Maude) and the first with his brother Luke Stone. Gwen is both a European-style, chef-driven butcher shop and restaurant featuring fire-based cooking techniques. Chef Curtis Stone has appeared on a number of top-rated programs including Take Home Chef (TLC), Top Chef Masters (Bravo), and Food Network’s All-Star Academy. Curtis is Head Judge on Top Chef Junior, an extension of the NBC Top Chef franchise, alongside host Vanessa Lachey. Members must RSVP online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/event as reservation will be closed once max capacity is reached. Only two guest from each company are allowed. Non-member who wish to attend, please contact email@example.com
for information. 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.
Open Mic Night at The Actors Theatre Workshop
Wednesday, September 26, 20:00
The Actors Theatre Workshop
145 West 28 Street, New York, New York 10001
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 on the last Wednesday of every month.
Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards
Wednesday, September 26 - Thursday, September 27
InterContinental Carlton Hotel
58 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
Phone: +43/1/505 53 37-17; +33 4 93 06 40 06
The Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards is an international festival for corporate films, online media productions and documentaries. The festival brings together clients, film producers and experts from the media and communications industry. The festival`s Dolphin Trophies are awarded annually in September in Cannes, France. Festivities open with the Welcome Evening at the InterContinental Carlton. On day two, a lecture series will take place during the day and attendees can also visit the media center at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel. Whether the winners will be awarded with a Dolphin in Gold, Silver, Black or Blue will be revealed during the Awards Gala Dinner on September 27. The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the Grand Prix Winner who will be chosen among the Gold winners. This year, the evening will be hosted by the presenter Louise Houghton.
Fifth Annual Production Music Conference (#PMC2018)
Wednesday, September 26 - Friday, September 28
Loews Hollywood Hotel
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
The opening evening will be dedicated to the Fourth Annual Mark Awards, an awards ceremony dedicated to honoring excellence in the production music community by presenting awards in 27 categories. It is named in honor of the late Andy Mark, a library owner and founding member of the PMA. Music professionals may submit their own considerations to the annual awards through the online link at: https://www.awardcore.com/pma
Conference topic highlights will include, Women In the Production Music: Styles, Strategies and Survival; Music Library Audio Mastering Primer: the What, Why, When, Who, and How of it All…; Composer All-Stars: How to Score Big In Production Music; Neighboring Rights and Production Music; The State of Audio Recognition and Monitoring Technology: What Every Publisher and Composer Should Know; Production Music in Asia; AI Generated Music: How Will This Impact the Future of Production Music? Advertising Music: How to Compete, Survive and Thrive. The Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community. It is a non-profit organization with over 670 music publisher members, ranging from major labels to independent boutiques. It provides its members with a forum in which common issues can be discussed and decisions made, educating its members and the marketplace about music rights and other issues affecting the production music community, and enhancing the value of PMA members’ music through research, education and public relations. A networking cocktail party set for September 28 closes the event.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, September 27, 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.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, September 27, 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. 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.