Stuart Cinema and Cafe Events
Tuesday, January 1 - Thursday, January 31
Stuart Cinema and Cafe
79 West Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
The Cafe has programmed in feature film screenings for January that include: ‘The Meg, Home Alone 2, Rampage, Fourth Quarter, The Happy Time Murders, The Disaster Artist, Small Foot. There are private screenings planned as well. 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 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 and signings.
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Thursday, January 3,, 19:00-22:30 (and every Thursday)
LOA Live On Air Restaurant
335 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217
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.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, January 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.
76th Golden Globe Awards
Sunday, January 6, (5-8 pm PST)
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90210
Phone: 1-310-274-7777; Fax: 1-310-285-1313
The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place in Los Angeles, with a live telecast airing on the NBC television network at 20:00 (EST). Founded in the 1940’s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists. The Golden Globe Award recognizes excellence in film and television, for both domestic and foreign productions. The ceremony is administered by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). At this year's ceremony actor Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to the talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Oprah Winfrey was bestowed with the honor last year. Previous honorees include Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Walt Disney, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Frank Sinatra, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, among many others. Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the 76th Golden Globe Awards.
Jazz Congress 2019
Monday, January 7 - Tuesday, January 8
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60 Street, New York, New York 10019
The second annual Jazz Congress, co-produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes, brings together members of the global jazz community to network, as well as to grow the audience for the music. The program, in brief, will feature conference keynote address and schedule of panels, workshops, and receptions. The annual gathering seeks to nurture businesses and organizations that promote, produce, present, market and support jazz. The conference complements both APAP and Winter Jazzfest in NYC. JazzTimes has been organizing confabs for the jazz industry since 1979, when it first hosted the Radio Free Jazz Convention, later the JazzTimes Convention, which was held until 1998. Beginning in 2000, JazzTimes partnered with the International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE) to create the Industry Track as part of that organization’s annual conference.
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume (New revised format)
Tuesday, January 8, 11:45-16:45
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
This month’s topic is Song Critiques and Creative Exercise. Selected songs will be forwarded to (10) publishers. Songs Jason Blume feels impressed with will be forwarded to publishers. These publishers are only considering fresh song concepts that their own staff writers have not approached. Attendees should bring a lyric sheet that he can write notes on. You do not need to be a BMI member to attend or have your song(s) considered. Registration is free and is conducted online. Only 35 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first served basis, until all 35 seats are filled. Please email NashvilleWorkshops@bmi.com
with any questions regarding the workshop. All participants must check in from 12:00-12:20 or the spot will be given away to those on the waiting list. 35 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis until all 35 seats are filled. There is a registration fee. Check the website for precise details.
Variety at anual CES – Consumer Electronic Show
Wednesday, January 9,
Aria Resort & Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89158
Entertainment media publication, Variety, will be in attendance at the annual CES show with an array of panels and discussions reflecting on the rate at which technology is transforming the entertainment industry, and how practitioners need to produce, monetize, market and distribute content for today’s digitally savvy audiences. Pioneers and innovators of the entertainment industry will share how they are taking risks and finding opportunities. Among invited speakers you can expect to hear from, Andrew Wallenstein, Variety; Alex Kurtzman, Star Trek Franchise; Chris Daughtry, musician; Steve Harvey, Host/Producer; Warren Schlichting, SLING TV; Bob Bakish, VIACOM; Yoon Lee, Samsung Electronics America; Kelly Campbell, Hulu; Jeff Kunins, Alexa-Amazon; David Stern, Commissioner Emeritus and Senior Advisor, NBA/Greycroft Partners, and others not mentioned here. A sampling of topics you can expect to find covered include, Brands and Trendsetting Storytelling Across Platforms, Go Big or Go Home – The Idea Makers, Into the Zeitgeist – The Direct-To-Consumer Entertainment Economy, New Rules of Engagement in the Disrupted Age, Audience Battle Royale – The Future of the TV Industry.
Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Quick Fixes to Instantly Fix Your Songs
Thursday, January 10, 13:30
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
The session will divulge insight into a dozen ways to revise and improve your songs using simple tips across lyric writing, melody and song structure. In particular, areas covered in clude, editing tips for distilling your song to its most concentrated form, use of a song’s bridge to explore a new angle both lyrically and melodically, recognizing value from a unique - but not unnecessarily complicated - melody, use of concrete details and imagery your song’s verses. 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. 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-On-One With Writer and Producer Robert Cox at Scriptwriters Network
Saturday, January 12, 12:30
Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Avenue, North Hollywood, California 91601
A Writer and Producer will discuss a variety of topics, including: writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, hooking your reader, script development, among other topics. Robert Cox writes in a variety of genres including Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy, Family/Faith-Based, LGBT, and Action-Adventure. He has been awarded or placed in over eighty film festivals and screenplay contests in 2018 alone. To attend these “Special Events,” you must be a current SWN member, REGISTER before the deadline and show your SWN card at the entrance door.
Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, January 12 - Wednesday, January 16
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
With an emphasis on light and shadow, the workshop emphasize 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.