Augmented World Expo Asia 2017
Wednesday, July 19 - Friday, July 21
China National Conference Center
No.7 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Phone: 010-88653596 15811036612; 029-89282266 18966733883
AWE aims to highlight the best augmented world experiences in all aspects of life and work: from entertainment and brand engagement, to enterprise and industrial, urban and architecture, education and training, automotive and navigation, government, and commerce. The conference and expo will showcase speakers, startups and organizations who are using AR and VR to drive economic growth, encourage empathy and collaboration, democratize healthcare and education, and promote sustainability in the world. A six track convention program will hold developer workshops on the latest hardware, tools and SDKs to develop for AR/VR platforms; present keynote speakers who are exploring how AR and VR are bringing change the world; hear pitches from startups innovating in AR and VR; stage conversations and presentations on how AR and VR is changing education, healthcare, travel and tourism, news and media and more; provide expert lectures and discussion on the new user interfaces and design thinking unique to AR and VR; use cases and discussions on the impact of AR and VR on the enterprise. The event is co-produced with ARA (the Augmented Reality China Association)
San Diego Comic-Con International (#SDCC)
Wednesday, July 19 - Sunday, July 23
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101
The event continues to offer the full comics and pop culture convention experience. There is a sizeable programming schedule featuring comics and all aspects of the popular arts, including hands-on workshops and educational and academic programming such as the Comics Arts Conference, anime and film screenings (including a separate film festival), games, the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – the “Oscars” of the comics industry, a Masquerade costume competition with prizes and trophies, an Autograph Area, an Art Show, and Portfolio Reviews bringing together aspiring artists with major companies. Who can be expected to attend San Diego Comic-Con 2017? A partial listing of special guests that are already confirmed will include: Arthur Adams, Artist, Longshot, Marvel covers; Mike Grell, Writer/artist: Starslayer, The Warlord; John Holmstrom, Punk magazine; Stan Lee, Writer, Editor, publisher, Marvel Comics; Gail Simone, Writer, Batgirl, Wonder Woman; Ron Wilson, Bronze Age Marvel comic books. Comic-Con conducts Portfolio Review sessions with attending companies that include comic publishers, movie and TV studios, video game companies, and others. While the sessions may not always result in job offers, they strive to offer honest and professional appraisal of the portfolio from seasoned industry insiders.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, July 20, 16:00-17:00
BMI Los Angeles Office
8730 Sunset Boulevard, 3rd 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.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Celebrates British Cinema - Film Festival (#NFMLA)
Saturday, July 22, 17:00
South Park Center
1139 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
This month the festival is hosting Lexus Short Films (LSF) in partnership with The Weinstein Company. LSF is an initiative that supports up-and-coming filmmakers by creating an opportunity for them explore the art of filmmaking using all the latest technology and guided by renowned industry experts. NFMLA will be showing three short films created as part of the LSF 2016 edition. For Season 4 of LSF, the esteemed filmmaker selection committee is comprised of Oscar nominee, writer and actor Taylor Sheridan alongside key executives of The Weinstein Company and Lexus. Joey Horvitz with The Weinstein Company will return to produce this year’s series of films, and is joining NFMLA to connect with festival attendees and filmmakers interested in participating in the program. NFMLA also welcomes co-hosts Wrapal.com, the film industry’s first online marketplace that helps connect properties to filmmakers directly for free, and The Script Lab Summit, which is an educational event for the entire global screenwriting community. Opens with pre-screening reception. Throughout the event, attendees will have opportunities to mingle with the selected festival filmmakers, industry professionals and film lovers with a full bar in the Filmmaker Lounge at the South Park Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
ASCAP and Song Arts Academy Present "Making Awesome Tracks:" A Two Day Music Production Seminar
Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, July 23
The Cabin Studio, Manhattan Center Productions
311 West 34 Street, New York, New York 10001
Song Arts Academy's two-day Pro Music Production Seminar – Making Awesome Tracks, lead by producers Jon Buscema, Pablo San Martin, and Billy Seidman. Attendees will learn contemporary studio production techniques (On Logic, Pro Tools & Ableton) that will get the "Industry" to notice and care about your music. Create records that will get you attention, cut through the noise, and build your career. On day one, instructors offer in-depth presentations of their production and mixing skill sets. Then day two will assemble participants into groups to individually build tracks utilizing the skills learned on day one of the seminar. The seminar is limited to 15 producers who are encouraged to apply ASAP to secure their spot. For specific details of the seminars focus presented at the seminar and to apply, visit: www.songartsacademy.com/pro-music-production-summer-seminar.
Solar 2-day Directing the Camera Workshop Filming Actors
Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, July 23
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Ste. 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..
Directing the Camera Workshop
Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25
Solar Video/Film 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.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, July 26, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
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.
ALT 97.5 and BMI Present “East Side Sounds”
Wednesday, July 26, 18:00
The Basement East
917 Woodland Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Phone: 615-645-9174; 866-468-7630; 615-737-9107
BMI & ALT 983 Present “East Side Sounds” presented by AT&T GigaPower. Performances will be given by Okey Dokey, Liz Cooper and The Stampede.ALT 97.5 (formerly 98.3) broadcasts Alternative music, including songs from artists like Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Cage The Elephant, U2 and others. The station will also feature legendary local Alternative Rock on-air personalities Wells Adams, Gabby Sanderson and Battle.. Admission is free.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, July 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.
2017 Games For Change Festival (#G4C17)
Monday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 2
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, New York 10003
The Festival official opening for three days will be a convening for the gaming and social impact community exploring the positive power of digital games and virtual technology. Join a community of game experts, developers, funders, and social innovators for conversations, demos, workshops, networking events, sharing groundbreaking ideas, and interacting with new games for social change. The opening keynote, Ten Important Findings from the Research on Games for Impact: A Look Back Over the Last Decade of Research, with Constance Steinkuehler, one of over 100 speakers slated to take part. The Festival offers programming tracks highlighting an emerging area of research and innovation within the games for impact sector: Civics and Social Issues – showing how games that help players engage with contemporary issues on matters of social justice, human development and responsible citizenship; Neurogaming and Health – how games can improve health, fitness, cognitive skills and mindfulness through the interactive experiences and new technologies games bring; Games for Learning Summit - focuses are on new projects and research that evidence the power of game-based learning that is transforming education. VR for Change Summit. This year, experience the VR for Change Summit, a new track addition that will explore how virtual technologies offer new ways to affect social change, spark discoveries, and tell stories with this emerging and evolving technology.