Friday Night Social
Friday, September 1, 18:30-21:30
Double Take Restaurant and Lounge @ Palomar Hotel
10740 Wilshire Boulevard, #101, Los Angeles, California 90024
Phone: 310-475-8556; 800-472-8556
Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another but has evolved since then. Please register the day before the event to secure admission. This month’s Friday Night Social is a free admission event hosted by Jennifer Grisanti and ScriptWriters Network. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another, combining people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry. Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, "Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story.” Situated in the midst of Wilshire Blvd, between Beverly Hills and UCLA, Double Take at Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills is a dining hotspot inspired by a Hollywood backlot. Free to attend. Pay for your own food, cocktails and parking. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, September 2, 15:00-18:00
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.
BMI's 8 off 8th Showcase
Monday, September 4, 20:00
The High Watt
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
BMI and YEP (Young Entertainment Professionals) 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. Whether it’s launching fledging acts fresh out of the garage or showcasing the latest buzz bands, 8 off 8th’s rapid-fire three-song sets satisfy audiences chasing the next big thing. The Young Entertainment Professionals network creates a platform for the entertainment industry to thrive in a supportive and creative environment for the betterment of its members as well as the industry as a whole through networking events, showcases, mentorship and educational development. Free and open to the public.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, September 5, 19:00
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
FRUKT, along with BMI, present THE FIX, a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include: Jason Nolan, Harry Jay-Steele, Mark Elliott, Fabian Secon. DJ Deja Bruh fills 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. This event is free. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands.
New York Comics and Picture-story Symposium: Josh Bayer, Adam McGovern and guests on All Time Comics (#NYCPS)
Tuesday, September 5, 19:00-21:00
The Bark Room at Parsons, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
2 West 13 Street, Room M101, New York, New York 10011
Phone: 212-229-5667, ext. 3187
Author Josh Bayer will be in a discussion with comics writer/historian Adam McGovern along with a panel of special guest artist/writers that may attend, their schedules permitting. All Time Comics is a comic-book series formed of Bronze age comics superhero aesthetics and Mad Magazine-like Gonzo that allows a dialogue between older veteran creators like Herb Trimpe and Al Milgrom, and younger Alternative Comics mainstays like Ben Marra and Noah Van Sciver. Josh Bayer is the author of Raw Power and Theth from Retrofit Comics, the editor of the Suspect Device Comics anthology series, as well as 2016’s The Black Hood. This is a free weekly symposium for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work. The symposium will examine new ideas for the distribution of print and electronic work that move beyond the existing models of publishing and advertising. To be considered to make a presentation, please send an email outlining the concept: symposium(at)katchor.com
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Wednesday, September 6, 19:00-22:30 (and every Wednesday)
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 (https://www.facebook.com/marcos.luis
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BRDG Studios Presents: BLINK Opening Reception
Thursday, September 7, 18:00-20:00
BRDG Studios, DUMBO
30 John Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
As part of IFP Week 2017, the Made in NY Media Center has partnered with BRDG Studios to debut BLINK VR – a new virtual reality experience for groups, without the headset. The technology they are introducing permits a more social viewing experience to the VR dynamic since participants will be gathered under a state of the art dome surrounded by VR projections. BLINK VR is rentable projection dome for groups to experience virtual reality. A call for entries is now open – come to the opening on 9/7 to see the amazing content that's been selected for exhibition. Free wine and beer at this reception with artists in attendance. Free to the public.
Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit
Thursday, September 7, 08:00-18:00
Four Seasons Beverly Hills
300 S Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, California 90048
The Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit LA will explore how film, TV, gaming, music and digital media are being transformed by new technologies. It will examine the latest strategies to engage today’s diverse audiences split across multiplying media platforms and entertainment content options. Opportunities to network with visiting speakers will help to identify opportunities in interactive and virtual reality storytelling, digital marketing/advertising, new programming business models, and more. Summit presentations include: Peak Diversification – The Future of the Content Business Roundtable, Streaming Video – Who Is Really Watching Your Content? Fan-First Marketing and Engagement, Brand + Talent Mixtape – New Collaborations in Storytelling, Let’s Go Over The Top – The Power of OTT, Nintendo’s Unique Approach to Entertainment, Using Storytelling to Turn an App into a Global Brand, Hitting Your Mark – Targeting Audiences with Personalization, Tipping Point: Innovating VR for All, Powered by Dell, Small Screen Breakthroughs: Transforming the Straight-to-Consumer Entertainment Experience, Generation XYZ – Building TV for All, Mic Drop: The Big Business of Podcasting. Concludes with a Networking Cocktail Reception.
Two-Day Lighting Workshop at Solar
Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Ste. 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.
Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10
St Louis’ Forest Park
5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63112
Phone: 888-512-SHOW (7469); 314-367-7275
At this year’s Loufest, visiting LouFest’ers can expect to hear from musical performers and bands, Weezer, Mathias and the Pirates, Run The Jewels, Jonny P, Houndmouth, ZZ Ward, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Huey Lewis and The News, The Record Company, Cage The Elephant, Jack Grelle, Hail Hail Chuck Berry, Beth Bombara, Snoop Dogg. The Lou Kidz area will be full of family-friendly activities including music, dancing, face painting, crafts, School of Rock “Petting Zoo,” and more. In between music sets, LouFest’ers can stroll through Market Square to check out art, threads, and stylish accessories from the St. Louis creative community and elsewhere.
69th Primetime Emmy Awards and Creative Arts Ceremonies
Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10, 17:00
777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 213-763-6030; 818-754-2800
The Creative Arts ceremonies, honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievements in television will take place over two consecutive nights — September 9, and 10. Creative Arts Saturday will present categories related to animation, documentary, reality and variety programming, while Creative Arts Sunday will present technical and creative achievement categories for scripted programming including comedy, drama and limited series. Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Angela Bassett and Stars From Hit Shows Including The Goldbergs, Saturday Night Live, The Handmaid's Tale and Orange Is the New Black are slated to make presentations at the Awards. The 69th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater, September 17 (20:00-23:00 ET/17:00-20:00 PT) on CBS Television Network. Stephen Colbert will serve as host.
All That Matters Entertainment Experience
Saturday, September 9 - Wednesday, September 13
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Seven Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Phone: +65 6337 8888
All That Matters, Asia’s is a music, sports, gaming and entertainment industry conference, that tackles the array of entertainment choices in the hands of its fans.. The region’s premiere ‘Business-2-Business-2-Fan’ event experience is the gateway to Asia and will continue to reflect the convergence of the entertainment industry. All That Matters will be divided into four tracks: Music Matters, Sports Matters, Gaming Matters, Online Matters, Marketing Matters. A diverse line-up of notable speakers who will offer a unique perspective on a converged entertainment mediaverse. Keynote Speakers that are slated to make presentations include, Will Page, Spotify; T. Jay Fowler, Director, Product Management, YouTube; Rob Roy, VP, Content Acquisition, Netflix; N.P. Singh, CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN); Matt Derella, Global VP, Revenue and Operations, Twitter; Mary Gu, CAA China; Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music, YouTube; Kevin Lin, COO, Twitch; Joshua Burke, Global Head of Music Sourcing, Coca-Cola Co; Italo Zanzi, Executive VP/Managing Director, Sports, Fox Networks Group Asia; Hartwig Masuch, CEO, BMG; David Yang, CEO, Wanda Sports China; Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin; Alex Zhu, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Musical.ly. There will be so many more speakers than could be listed here.
Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, September 9 - Wednesday, September 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.
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, September 11, 19:00
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
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: Jackson Wise (soundcloud.com/sailemusic), Rafael LóAr, Elisa Savoca (www.reverbnation.com), Benjamin Diaz. Admission is free.