BMI Show and Tell
Tuesday, October 1, 19:00-22:00
413 Houston Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
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.
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
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
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
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
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
9009 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
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.
BMI's “8 off 8th” Hip Hop Fresh Fruit Showcase
Monday, October 7, 20:00
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 email@example.com.
Free and open to the public.
Austin Public Open House and Mixer
Monday, October 7, 18:00-20:00
1143 Northwestern Avenue, Austin, Texas 78702
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.
BMI Acoustic Lounge (#BMIAcousticLoungeLA)
Monday, October 7, 18:45
1623 N Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028
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 (EdithViolette.com), Rayvon Owen (RayvonOwen.com), KTJ and Carly (ktjcarly.com), 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.