BMI Maui Songwriters Festival (#BMIMaui)
Thursday, December 5 - Saturday, December 7
Maui Arts and Cultural Center (other venues)
One Cameron Way, Kahului, Hawaii 96732
The 5th Annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival presented by BMI features intimate in-the-round acoustic concerts held at various island venues. Songwriters share their songs and the stories behind them. Featured artists on the program include Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Lukas Nelson, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Kevin Griffin, Lucie Silvas, Lily Meola, Bob DiPiero, Tim Nichols, Luke Dick, Kassi Ashton, Alex Hall, Roman Alexander, Tavana, Storme Warren. The gathering benefits key organizations, including the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, the Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc., and the BMI Foundation, which is dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, grants, and commissions.
Director of Photography Creative Conference
Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8
88 35 Street, Brooklyn, New York, New York 11232
Produced by AbelCine and Future Media Concepts training, both specializing in production and post-production training, the DP Creative Conference is a 3-day workshop and networking event for content creators who want to expand their creativity and career as a DP!. All attendees will have access to interactive workshops offering practical knowledge in camera operation and best practices. Instructors will lead sessions going through topics that span technical, creative, business, and career considerations. Technical subjects include camera movement, lenses, lighting techniques, and HDR. The overall agenda willl also cover networking and marketing skills to be successful in a creative business. Skill-building topics attendees can expect to get information on are Lighting Masterclass, The Art and Science of Optics, Creating Mood with Lighting, Shaping Light for Faces, Camera Movement as a Storytelling Tool, Technical and Creative Applications of HDR, The Business of Being a Cinematographer. The conference information, pricing, registration, and speakers are all available on the event website.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, December 7, 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 the performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
BMI's “8 off 8th” Hip Hop Fresh Fruit Showcase
Monday, December 9, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free and open to the public.
Dubai International Content Market
Monday, December 9 - Tuesday, December 10
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 520 8888; +971 52 308 2428
This event brings together content from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and North and East Africa, and is set to welcome over 350 buyers representing TV stations, OTT platforms, mobile operators and in-flight entertainment. DICM is organised annually by Index Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of Index Holding. Through its program, Dubai International Content Market targets professionals involved in the TV, film, animation, kids programs, internet content, mobile content, social media, creative art, interactive entertainment, comics, apps, and digital media content industry with a suitable platform to conduct business. In 2019, Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) and Dubai International Content Market (DICM) have announced a strategic media partnership to support the content industry in the UAE and the Middle East region. Dubai International Content Market offers global and regional brands in the field of media and entertainment the opportunity to extend their businesses, launch new products and services, meet with key end-users and buyers, develop partnerships, increase visibility and sales within the region. Visitors can discover the latest trends, news and updates in the Content World, view and interact with content made available from over 150 exhibiting companies, attend panel discussions, conference sessions and exclusive screenings, meet and network with over 1,500 top-level media executives from over 55 countries that will also serve as an audience of media enthusiasts, producers, influencers to promote a company’s activity and intentions concerning imminent media projects.
New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: Featuring Lawrence Hubbard (#NYCPS)
Tuesday, December 10, 19:00-21:00
University Center, Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105
63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
Phone: 212-229-5667, ext. 3187
Los Angeles-based cartoonist Lawrence Hubbard gives a talk on his life and work. The comic stories that are the subject of the discussion like Real Deal magazine and The Caper comic strip, were inspired by magazines like Mad and traditional superhero comics, and were self-published, independent comic books created in the 1990s by Lawrence Hubbard (a.k.a “RawDog”) and co-writer H.P. McElwee (a.k.a. “R.D. Bone”). Peopled with a cast out of a blaxploitation movie – convicts, hustlers, drug addicts,crack whores, car thieves,and murderers – these cult-classic comics straddle the line between satirizing and showing the harsh realities of urban life. Lawrence “Rawdog” Hubbard is a Los Angeles native. He is an artist and the publisher of Real Deal Comix, which garnered a cult following during its run. Co-comic strip creative partner, H.P. McElwee (a.k.a. “R.D. Bone”), passed away in 1998. 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. Presented by The School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons School of Design. Free to attend.
VRX 2019 in San Francisco
Thursday, December 12 - Friday, December 13
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California 94010
Phone: +44 (0)207 375 7567; +1-650-347-1234
VRX Conference and Expo are presenting this convention for debate between some of the world’s largest brands and investors to discuss strategies for getting XR successfully integrated into the workplace, the public domain and into people’s homes. The convention hopes to guide speakers and attendees to join forces to realize the best applications of VR and AR/MR that are a fit for their customers. Discover the types of content proving most popular and relevant in the consumer and enterprise markets and where XR can provide the biggest value. Companies slated to set up exhibit boots to showcase their cutting edge achievements in VR/AR/MR will include, 3lb Games, AMP Creative, Filament Games, Firefly Dimension, Holo-Light, HP, ImmersiveWorlds LLC, IO Industries Inc., Look On Media, SpringboardVR, Tipping Point Media, and others. Invited enterprise- and consumer-focussed XR practitioners are brought in to share content, data, marketing and integration strategies to offer a blueprint to an immersive tech transformation. VRX 2019 is organized by VR Intelligence. The VRX events are the globe’s most influential VR & immersive tech business conferences. Since 2015, the VRX event series has brought together VR’s most influential business figures and thought leaders in major cities like San Francisco, London and Amsterdam.
One-On-One with Writer and Producer Sonja Warfield
Saturday, December 14, 13:00-15:00
Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Avenue, North Hollywood, California 91601
Organized by Scriptwriters Network, the event will feature a Writer and Producer who 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. Workshop leader, Sonja Warfield is a television comedy writer known for her work on the Emmy Award-winning NBC sitcom Will & Grace and the BET comedy The Game. She recently wrote a family comedy pilot for Netflix and co-wrote a dramedy pilot in development with Universal TV and Malcolm D. Lee. Sonja was co-producer on the BET comedy Zoe Ever After starring Brandy Norwood. She has also written for the hit Disney Channel series Liv & Maddie. Sonja Warfield is also a stand-up comedian with performances at Comedy Store, Ice House and other comedy venues in the Los Angeles area. Ms. Warfield has studied and performed improvisation at Upright Citizens Brigade Los Angeles, The University of Southern California and the Cleveland School of the Arts.
ARRI Certified Training: for Camera Motion
Wednesday, December 18 - Friday, December 20
ARRI Inc. - Creative Space
3700 Vanowen Street, Burbank, California 91505
This three-day training course is designed to give participants an in-depth overview and hands-on experience in a professional shooting environment with the ARRI Camera Stabilizer Systems (CSS); artemis, and TRINITY. Experienced professionals will detail the many possibilities the ARRI Camera Stabilizer Systems have to offer, with expert advice, real production scenarios and hands-on training. Suited to Camera operators, Cinematographers, Videographers, camera assistants, dolly grips, film students and film technicians with an interest in learning to use the ARRI CSS products. Camera operators and gimbal operators of any experience level. Participants should have a good basic fitness level however people of all physical statures and experience levels are able and welcome.
Mood Indigo 2019 Mumbai
Thursday, December 26 - Sunday, December 29
India Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra, India
Phone: +91 (22) 2572 2545; +91-7021760392
Mood Indigo is more than just performing artistry – although it does book several top bands and DJs into its program. Mood Indigo has many performance categories that have been added to its program since it got its start in 1973. At the 48th celebration of Mood Indigo in 2019, event categories have been categorized as Pronites, Proshows, Pre-Mi, Workshops and Exhibitions, and Informals. Pronites is a showcase of the beats and grooves of the top EDM artists from across the globe with past from acts like Bassjackers, DJ Vinai, DJ Ummet Ozcan, Sander Van Doorn, Porcupine, Simple Plan, Clinton Cerejo, Karsh Kale, Rajhu Dixit, Sonu Nigam, Salim Sulaiman, Vishal Shekhar, and others. Pronites is further sub-categorized into EDM Nite, International Nite, Fusion Nite, Popular Nite. Pre-Mi will be workshops and activity in Scuba Diving, a trip to Snow Kingdom indoor snow theme park, SMAAASH youth arcade adventure outing, and trampoline sessions. Structured Workshops and Exhibitions will include Makeup Workshop, Dance Workshop, Tango Workshop, Film Making Workshop, Dramatics Workshop, Mandala Art Workshop, Acting Workshop, T-shirt Painting Workshop, Capoeira Workshop, Pepakura Art Workshop, Skateboarding Workshop, Mural Art Workshop. Informals at MI are mostly unusual activity events through the Adventure Zone and can include Zorbing, Paintball, Quad Biking, Hot air ballooning, Water Games, Laser Tag, Sumo Suit Wrestling etc. Other events organised include Baraat Dance, Street Races and Treasure Hunt.