Stuart Cinema and Cafe Events
Wednesday, January 1 - Friday, January 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 January 2020. For the month you can view screenings of, Rambo: Last Blood, Gone with the Wind, The Lighthouse, Spiderman Far From Home, Disneynature Penguins, Joker. There are new releases every Friday. The Cafe is a member of the National Association of Theater Owners. 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. For the season, the cafe is offering Monday Night Football with open beer bar at a set price. There are private screenings and events planned as well and a photo gallery. 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 communities 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, January 2, 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 4, 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.
77th Golden Globe Awards
Sunday, January 5, (17:00-20:00 PT)
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90210
Phone: 1-310-274-7777; Fax: 1-310-285-1313
The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place in Los Angeles, with a live telecast airing on the NBC television network at 20:00 (ET). 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, director, producer, writer, winner of eight Golden Globes, Tom Hanks, 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. Morgan Freeman 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. Ricky Gervais returns to host the show for a record fifth time.
BMI Acoustic Lounge (#BMIAcousticLoungeLA)
Monday, January 6, 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: TBA. This month’s BMI Acoustic Lounge is being held at the Hotel Café, 1623 N. Cahuenga Boulevard, instead of the former Genghis Cohen venue at 740 North Fairfax Avenue. Admission is free.
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume (New revised format)
Tuesday, January 7, 11:45-16:45
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Workshop leader Jason Blume will provide an in-depth critique for each attendee. The song must be submitted in advance of the workshop. Selected songs will be forwarded to 10 publishers for possible publishing ontracts. 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 30 participants will be admitted via online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 30 seats are filled. Please email JBSongdoc@gmail.com
with any questions regarding the workshop. All participants must check in 11:45 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. The next upcoming workshop date is April 28, 2020.
California Copyright Conference – Current State of Hip Hop
Tuesday, January 14, 18:30
15433 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, California 91403
California Copyright Conference presents “Papa’s Got a Brand-New Bag: The Current State of Hip Hop,” moderated by James Leach (VP, Creative Services/West Coast Operations, SESAC). Advanced RSVP by January 10 or attend the Walk-Up Dinner (pay at the door, no prior RSVP). The event includes a cocktail hour before dinner with the presentation and it can be attended as a walk-up by paying at the door. A cocktail reception precedes the dinner followed by the panel discussion. Dinner reservations requested by December 3. The California Copyright Conference was established in 1953 for the discussion of copyright-related areas pertaining to music and entertainment. Today, the scope of the CCC has broadened to cover all matters pertaining to music industry issues. The organization has grown to over 300 members from all areas of the music and entertainment industry, including publishers, songwriters/composers, attorneys, music supervisors, representatives from trade publications, performing rights societies, music libraries, motion pictures, television, multimedia, Internet, and record companies. The CCC is a non-profit organization.
Digital Cinema Society at San Francisco
Tuesday, January 14, 18:30
SIGMA Lenses Burbank
148 S. Victory Boulevard, Burbank, California 91502
The Digital Cinema Society will conduct an educational event covering the basics of motion picture location audio recording. Leading production and post sound professionals will share the tricks of their trade to help documentary filmmakers, cinematographers, and others who may not be audio pros, to successfully handle basic sound recording. Topics that will be covered include Mixers and Recorders, On-camera recording vs Double System, Maintaining Sync, On-set Best Practices, Wind Noise and How To Solve It, Wireless RF Issues and how to avoid them, Dealing with Noise On-Set, and other topics not mentioned here. Prizes will be raffled and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all, but confirmed RSVPs are mandatory. To register, send an email with your contact details and “Field Audio” in the subject line to: 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.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, January 16, 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
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. Two BMI Employees will outline the history of BMI, how to utilize the current services to the fullest extent and other basic 101 tips and tricks to handling an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to BMI101@bmi.com.
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
NAMM 2020 Music Products Showcase
Thursday, January 16 - Sunday, January 19
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Patella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92802
Phone: 800-767-6266; 7604388001; Fax: 760-438-7327
The National Association of Music Merchants Show is a trade-only event - not open to the general public - and held bi-annually in Anaheim in January and July in Nashville. There is a NAMM Russia event covering Europe. As The show brings together all facets of the music products industry, buyers attend looking to find new state-of-the-art products, and exhibitors can connect with customers that are their target audience. The open lobby will play host to an exclusive Member Center, digital media hub, new product showcases and more. NAMM U, the learning and education arm of the convention, starts with NAMM U Online, a full and varied library of videos, articles and interviews that supplement live Breakfast Sessions and Idea Center Sessions at the NAMM Shows; Breakfast Sessions, featuring industry insiders sharing their thoughts, ideas, and strategies for doing business in today's aggressive marketplace, happening every morning before the show floor opens; Idea Center Sessions, which are short, focused "How to" sessions that take place right on the show floor and start every 30 minutes.
NATPE Miami Marketplace and Conference 2020
Tuesday, January 21 - Thursday, January 23
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Phone: 310-857-1603; 305-535-3283
In 2020 at the Miami Beach convention, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has planned a slate of programming dedicated to all aspects of unscripted programming, underscoring the organization’s full commitment to that area of the international content industry. This year’s conference sessions will reflect six areas of specialization: Content Evolution, Streaming Plus, Brands x Content, Unscripted, International Focus, Station Group Summit. Paul Buccieri, A+E Networks, Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Dan Abrams, web entrepreneur and host of LIVE PD will open NATPE Miami 2020 with a keynote fireside chat. The chat will specifically start the unscripted track at this year’s NATPE, which will happen, January 21-23. Other engaging topic areas that will be brought up in the agenda include, Launching Original Content When It's Not on TV, Monetizing Content in Today's Multiplatform World, New European Content Opportunities: The UK, An Afternoon with Vimeo: Gaining & Growing Subscribers with Video, Driving Fandom for Global Next-Gen Audiences. Innovating Content for an Evolving Audience, and many other topic areas not mentioned here.