Calendar of Global Media and Showbiz Industry Social Networking Events

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Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, June 1, 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.
Stuart Cinema and Cafe Events
Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June  30
Stuart Cinema and Cafe
79 West Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
Phone: 347-721-3777
The Cafe has programmed in feature film screenings for May, and since the programming is always evolving it is necessary to visit the website and retrieve the most recent updates to the program. Screenings planned for June include, TBA. 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.
64th Drama Desk Awards
Sunday, June 2, 20:00
Town Hall
123 West 43 Street, New York, New York
Phone: 212-352-0255
Broadway News will present the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards held in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Usually preceding the Tony Awards by one week, the Awards were formed in 1949 by a group of New York City theater critics, editors, reporters, and publishers to educate the community on vital issues concerning the theater. Overall, the mission of the Drama Desk is to recognize outstanding achievement in New York theater and encourage discussion of issues significant to theater professionals.  Drama Desk Awards, which are given annually in a number of categories, are known to honor productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, presenting a comprehensive platform for theatrical achievement, and where the various tiers compete against each other in the same category. Drama Desk Awards are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater, without any connection to the results. All of Drama Desk officers and Nominating Committee members perform their various services for the organization on a voluntary basis. The Nominating Committee generally meets twice a month to discuss the many eligible shows they are responsible for seeing. They then choose the productions for nomination on which the entire membership will vote. The 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be hosted by Michael Urie, and Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show.. 
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, June 3, 18:45
Hotel Café
1623 N Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028
Phone: 323-461-2040
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 Dalton Day ( Day), Nick Isham (, Oriana Setz (, Brother James (  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.
The Power of Music: Setting the Scene with Composers and Music Supervisors
Tuesday, June 4, 18:30
Charlie Chaplin Theater, Raleigh Studios
677 N. Van Ness Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038
Phone: 888-796-9673
SAGindie and Impact24 PR  will present, the Power of Music: Setting the Scene with Composers and Music Supervisors. There is a planned screening, panel discussion and audience Q&A featuring the musical experts behind some of TV's well regarded shows and TV movies. The audience will view clips from American Horror Story, Pose, My Dinner with Hervé, The Chi, The Cool Kids, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Widow and Requiem. followed by a panel discussion with award-nominated music supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas, critically-acclaimed composers David Norland and Patrick Warren, award-winning composer Cormac Bluestone, and multiple award-winning British composer Dominik Scherrer. The session is moderated by SCL's The Score Editor and Film Music Media Founder Kaya Savas. Reception to follow.  SAGindie promotes the working relationship between professional actors and passionate independent filmmakers. Impact24 PR is dedicated to capturing the spotlight for the talent behind-the-camera and behind-the-curtain, from Hollywood to Broadway and beyond.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, June 4, 19:00
The Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-20-7751-2900
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: The Nicka Jack Men, a Glasgow quartet into hooky indie rock; Mark McGowan, an upcoming soulful voice whose 'Speakeasy' EP came out at the end of 2018 with the lead track having reached 75k plays (by now) on Spotify; Scarlett Randle, originally from the north-east of Scotland but now in Glasgow to be part of the TRNSMT Festival; Rachel Barror, a songwriter Originally from Dublin but now based in London working with many producers and songwriters including Ed Sheeran, Steve Dubs, and Ruadhri Cushnan, while also launching her solo career. 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.
Email:; @FRUKT
MIDEM Music Market 2019 (#midem)
Tuesday, June 4 - Friday, June 7
Palais des Festivals
One Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes France
Phone: +33-1-79-719000; +33(0)141904442; Fax: +33(0)493993734
MIDEM is dedicated to discover rising musical talents, while also helping the music industry and its partners develop business and creativity by looking to connect key players of the music ecosystem. This year, Spotlight keynotes at 2019 MIDEM will be delivered by Rebeca León, CEO and Co-Founder, Lionfish Entertainment and Manager of Latin superstars J Balvin, Juanes and upcoming Latin music performer Rosalía. This year MIDEM will host the Jamaican artists’ collective, Inna de Yard, celebrating the work of reggae legends Ken Boothe, Cedric Myton, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, and to host the premiere of music documentary, Inna de Yard, attended by the film’s stars. The documentary was made following the success of the artists’ 2017 release, The Soul of Jamaica, when the musicians decided to record another album, a compilation of their most iconic tracks. As part of MIDEM’s focus on the essential relationship between music and screen, the Inna De Yard premiere will complement the Film/TV Music conference track within the program. Mainstay event MIDEM at Night, will be back presenting acts like MIDEM Artist Accelerator, Taiwan Beats, British Music Night, Sacem African Night, performing at the new MIDEM Beach. 
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Thursday, June 6, 19:00-22:30 (and every Thursday)
LOA Live On Air Restaurant
335 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: 718-618-0156
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.
Friday Night Social Screenwriters Meetup
Friday, June 7, 18:30-21:30
The District By Hannah An
8722 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone: 888-796-9673; 310-278-2345
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 Final Draft. 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.” The company that produces Final Draft, a screenwriting software, Cast and Crew Entertainment Services based in Burbank, provides vital services to the film and television industries as well as financial services such as production incentive consulting, administration and financing. Free to attend and there is a one drink minimum. Food and cocktails are available for purchase. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry. The Scriptwriters Network, founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals. Scriptwriters brings in entertainment professionals to speak and teach on the art, craft and business of script writing for TV, features and new media.
How To Get Access To A Literary Agent and Manager
Saturday, June 8, 12:30
Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Avenue, North Hollywood, California 91601
Phone: 888-796-9673
Organized by Scriptwriters Network, the event will feature a writer and director 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, Kenny Golde Kenny Golde has written numerous feature film scripts on assignment for major production companies, including an adaptation of the classic Isaac Asimov novel “The End of Eternity” for New Regency and producer Roberto Orci, adapting the novel “Thirteen” by Richard K. Morgan (“Altered Carbon”) for producer Tripp Vinson and Straight Up Films, re-writing the Blacklist script “Flashback” for producer Jaume Collet-Serra and “Cold Prey” for WWE Films, and selling his spec thriller “Killer” to Walter F. Parkes (“Men in Black,” “Gladiator”). He has directed two feature films, “Uncross the Stars,” starring Academy Award Nominee Barbara Hershey and Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman, and “The Job,” which he also wrote, starring Daryl Hannah, Brad Renfro and Dominique Swain, released by Lions Gate Films. Check-in begins at 12:30.
Solar two-day Lighting Workshop
Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite. 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040
A comprehensive workshop exploring visual storytelling through the use of 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. The session will be run by Eric Lau. 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. Register on website.
Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 12
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040
With an emphasis on light and shadow, the workshop emphasize shooting in real-world situations while learning how to make quality and cost-effective films. 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.
73rd Tony Awards (#TonyAwards2019)
Sunday, June 9, 20:00
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020
Phone: 866-858-0008; 212-465-6500/6225
The annual Tony Awards celebrating achievement on the Broadway stage and the world of theater, will feature some of the most recognizable names in theatre, film, TV, and music coming out for an evening of tributes and performances dedicated to the Broadway stage. It will broadcast live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City at 20:00 ET/delayed PT, airing on CBS Television Network. Appearances and presentations will be made by Sara Bareilles, Laura Benanti, Abigail Breslin, Kristin Chenoweth, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Josh Groban, Danai Gurira, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Shirley Jones, Jane Krakowski, Lucy Liu, and others. The 2019 Tony Awards® ceremony will be broadcast to theatre fans across the globe. In United Kingdom on BBC Radio 2, in Japan on WOWOW, in Canada on Bell’s CTV, in Latin America, Central and South America on Pramer's Film and Arts (AMC), in Australia on Foxtel’s Arts Channel, in New Zealand on Sky Network Arts Channel, in China on BestTV and Tencent Video, on Armed Forces Network Television. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. James Corden returns (last hosted in 2016) to host the 2019 Tony Awards. Broadway fans will be able to go backstage at the Tony Awards with BroadwayHD’s Behind the Scenes Livestream during the CBS telecast.
Tony Awards Live Simulcast hosted by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, June 9, 15:30
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
Leslie Jordan will host The Actors Fund’s 23rd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Gala. As an Emmy Award winner for his role as Beverley Leslie on NBC’s Will & Grace, he currently stars alongside comedy heavyweights Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence and David Alan Grier in the new FOX series The Cool Kids. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, celebrating Broadway’s Biggest Night in Los Angeles, this year’s gala will honor Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lily Tomlin with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. The evening will feature red carpet arrivals, hosted cocktails and silent auction, gala dinner, live performances, and the West Coast’s exclusive live feed of the 2019 Tony Awards broadcast from New York City. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
BANFF World Media Festival
Sunday, June 9 - Wednesday, June 12
Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L1J4
Phone: 1-888-287-2279; 1-403-762-2211
The BANFF Marketplace is designed to help its attendees create new development and production opportunities. BANFF delivers a comprehensive breakdown of the critical issues facing the television and digital media industries through keynotes from industry leaders, contentious panel discussions, expert forecasts, celebrity Master Classes, critical case studies, key strategy sessions and more. BANFF’s Face-to-Face Meetings Program is an opportunity for content producers to gain access and meet one-on-one with leading development executives. Through the Face-to-Face Meetings Program, producers and content creators gain access to buyers and decision makers, create co-production opportunities, can sell ideas, scripts and finished content as well as sign with an agent. Buyers, Distributors and Agents get introductions to established and new, emerging talent and content creators, content marketplace, curated meetings that maximize efficiency.
BMI's “8 off 8th” Hip Hop Fresh Fruit Showcase
Monday, June 10, 20:00
Mercy Lounge
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: Saint Nomad, Kat Saul, Lindsey Lomis, Lonas, Charlotte Sands, Jordy Searcy, Maylyn, Naked Gypsy Queens. 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 Free and open to the public.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2019
Wednesday, June 12 - Sunday, June 16
Great Stage Park
627 Campground Road, Manchester, Tennessee 37355
Phone: 1-800-594-TIXX (8499)
Bonnaroo seems to place more emphasis on the (fine) art and environmentalism aspect of its festival with more and diverse engagement for its visitors to take part in. Within all the activity tents that make up the festival The Silent Disco tent could be the most endearing. In the Silent Disco, each person entering is given a set of headphones that sync with the DJ and the music. Everyone is listening to the same song through the headphones (and dancing or grooving) while appearing from the outside to be dancing to no music at all. The exact opening date of this year’s Bonnaroo Festival is June 13. Expect to hear from the likes of musicians that include: Mhadi G, Monsieur Perine, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Neno Calvin, Odesza, Parquet Courts, Peach Pit, Post Malone, Republican Hair, RL Grime, Saba, Shovels & Rope, Solange, Soul Brass Band, The Lemon Twigs, The Lumineers, The Record Company, The Soul Rebels, Tokimonsta, Trampled By Turtles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra Ximena Sarinana, Zhu, provide a sampling of performers. In addition to the mainstage performances, you can expect to find 
Activity areas on the Bonnaroo campgrounds — aka “Tent City —  add variety and eclectic participatory events to the music festival experience.
Sight, Sound and Story: The Art of Cinematography
Thursday, June 13, 15:30 - 22:00
NYIT Auditorium, Broadway
1871 Broadway, New York, New York 10023
Phone: 212-414-9570
Hosted by Manhattan Edit Workshop, MEWShop's speaker series continues with sessions devoted to the art and technique of cinematography. Panels include the art and processes of editing documentary film and episodic television. The closing panel will highlight the career of an acclaimed film editor with author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for guests, panelists, and vendors. Boris FX will provide a FREE 1-month subscription to Sapphire, Continuum & Mocha Pro - the industry's leading plug-ins for video editing and visual effects on Adobe, Avid and OFX hosts.  Attendees will be receiving this offer once the event has completed.
The Business Side of Screenwriting – Overcome Career Rejection As a Writer and land Opportunities
Saturday, June 15, 12:30-15:00
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, California 91604
Phone: 310-278-2345; 888-796-9673
This series features a Writer, Director and Producer discussing  a variety of topics, including: writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding a voice, hooking the reader and script development, and having a basic understanding of how the business works. In this session represented writer, produced filmmaker, and career coach, Angela Marie Hutchinson, will share how to overcome rejection and create opportunities. She will share how she queried and signed her literary agent, and strategies to help get into the right industry doors and how to brand yourself as a successful writer. It is essential to RSVP by the June 13 deadline in order to be on the RSVP list for Security clearance onto CBS’ lot. If you do not RSVP by the date above, you may not be allowed onto CBS’ lot.
California Copyright Conference – Songwriters in the Round
Tuesday, June 18, 18:30
Courtyard Marriott
15433 Ventura Boulevard Studio City, California 91403
Phone: 818-379-3312
“Songwriters in the Round,” will be moderated by Mara Schwartz Kuge (President/Founder, Superior Music Corporation) and David Quan (VP Business Affairs, Angry Mob Music). The lone panelist will be Francisa Valenzuela —  Songwriter, Activist, and Leader. The panel will about the business side of songwriting: sources of income, licensing deals, publishing deals, co-writing, etc. Advance RSVP is recommended. The event includes a 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. 
DELLIVR: The Ultimate VR/AR/360 Production Training
Tuesday, June 18 - Thursday, June 20
Hilton Los Angeles
555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, California 91608
Phone: 877-362-8724
The session features hands-on training for production and post-production professionals on how to create compelling 360/VR/AR content. Immersive media is becoming increasingly significant and prevalent in a growing number of fields, from entertainment to engineering, education, and beyond. As immersive media continues to grow in use and importance, so does the need for qualified professionals who can help organizations integrate VR into their workflow. The sessions offered will be an opportunity to learn how to create VR content conducted by FMC’s team of certified instructors and industry gurus. Attendees will have the chance to explore Two Bit Circus, the new go-to Virtual Reality arcade featuring various VR experiences including escape rooms and an interactive stage show. And they will also have the opportunity to try out different VR game systems ranging from single player HTC Vive Stations or multiplayer Hologate. Established in 1994, Future Media Concepts, Inc. (FMC) is a digital media training organization providing manufacturer-authorized (Adobe®®, Apple®®, Autodesk®®, Avid®®, NewTek®, Blackmagic Design, and BorisFX) training in digital video and film editing, motion graphics, web design and development, sound design, 3D animation, desktop publishing, architectural and mechanical design, Mac IT, and mobile apps development. 
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, June 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
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 handle an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
Hollywood Economic Development Committee – "Reshaping the Hollywood Economy" (#HollywoodSummit)
Thursday, June 20, 08:00-11:00
W Hotel
6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Chamber will introduce a brand new Marketplace, where event partners will be showcasing their projects and services and attendees can network over breakfast. Breakout sessions that will be offered for attendees include, The Next Generation of Hollywood Leadership, Building in Hollywood - Exploring New Development Incentives, Music to our Ears - How Live Entertainment Boosts our Local Economy, The Changing Workplace and Future of Hollywood. Comprised of volunteer members, the committee works closely with new developers and financial investors to ensure that community support is mobilized to gain approval for projects important to Hollywood’s revitalization. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
Cliff Goldmacher Songwriter Workshop: Dos and Don’ts of Co-Writing
Thursday, June 20, 13:30-15:00
BMI Nashville
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-401-2000
Gain an insider’s perspective on the process of songwriting collaboration from a veteran. Topics covered in the workshop include the advantages and disadvantages of co-writing; what to do before, during and after your co-writing session; co-writing etiquette; the business side of collaboration. In this way, no opportunities will be missed or time wasted due to disorganization. Visit the online registration page to secure a place at this link ( 45 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis until all 45 seats are filled. As an educator, Cliff Goldmacher teaches workshops for BMI, ASCAP, The Standard Jazz Workshop, Nashville Songwriter’s Association International, Taxi and the Durango Songwriter’s Expo. Admission is free.
BMI’s Rooftop on the Row
Tuesday, June 25, 18:00
BMI’s Nashville Office Rooftop Lounge
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Phone: 615-401-2000
BMI’s Rooftop on the Row series pairs up-and-coming Country and Americana singer-songwriters with veteran performers, enabling industry influencers and fans alike to enjoy the casual vibe on the BMI Nashville office’s rooftop while listening to some of the genres’ new and established acts. Performing tonight are Aaron Watson and Faren Rachels. The series runs through August 2019, and is presented collaboratively by George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON.
Open Mic Night at The Actors Theatre Workshop
Wednesday, June 26, 20:00
The Actors Theatre Workshop
145 West 28 Street, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 212)-947-1386
The Actors Theatre Workshop is an established pioneer in non-profit theatre that produces classical and contemporary plays, develops new dramatic works, trains and develops actors, writers and directors while making a difference in the lives of homeless children and the community at large. The educational program teaches innovative educational techniques and theatre principles to adults and children from all walks of life; produces classical and contemporary plays and documentary films that maintain goal stated artistic standards. The theatrical program develops new dramatic works that examine the social issues of the day. The open mic happens the last Wednesday of every month. 
BMI 101 Workshop Nashville
Thursday, June 27, 16:00-17:00
BMI’s Nashville Office
10 Music Square E., Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-401-2000
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 handle an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, June 27, 08:00-10:30
Raleigh Studios
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.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Thursday, June 27, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
Phone: 212-220-3000; 646-779-8455
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 handle an account. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests
by email to Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.

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In 2002, The Actor's Checklist launched as a website dispensing time tested common knowledge and conventional wisdom for those looking to launch a show business career as a performer. A staple element of site activity is the Global News and Networking Events covering the media and show business industry, produced in newsletter format every new month. One of the goals of the media industry report - and the site generally - has been to tie the evolving and proliferating technologies of a burgeoning media ecosystem to the varied opportunities that performers, media-makers, storytellers can have to project their images and content onto new kinds of virtual stages.

Part of the site’s programming, from 2002 (but suspended lately due to the site overhaul planning), a monthly video news summary was produced every month in a 10 minute format previewing recently released indie film trailers, indie music video, animated works and the occasional documentary. Planning for a new focus for the monthly video news summary that presents and gives exposure to artistic endeavors of film/video and musical artists is still in the planning stages.

The title, "The Actor's Checklist," is a suitable naming convention for this website. But in all practicality, nearly all media production and performing arts endeavors, and their requisites, have similar requirements even if there are different methods for achieving them. Don't be misled by the title. The term "actor" has an expanded connotation in today's world where digital technology has provided a megaphone to thousands of storytellers interacting in various media.

Reality TV, Internet radio, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook video have fragmented a once unassailable monopoly stronghold that primetime television networks, network radio and major motion pictures studios had on the attention span of viewers. iTunes and Amazon make it possible to self-author one’s print and musical creations. Entertainment marketers now tackle a “second screen” in the living room phenomena where customary television viewers will multitask by indulging in social media and/or supplemental television program apps all at the same time.

If you are an actor you are taking part in the retelling of a story. But the same can certainly be said of a song/singer, comedy skit, mime, graphic artwork that forms scenic backdrop and so on. Perhaps a good way to gather all these crafts under one category is to refer to them as media making. Presently on the horizon, transmedia storytelling - digitally created content that engages an audience using techniques to develop stories across multiple forms of media - is gradually taking shape as a narrative influence.

In certain regards, the Internet has surged past television as a delivery platform and offers little clue as to when it might ease its adoption rate. Currently, the number of broadband customers exceeds the number of cable subscribers, according to data from the Leichtman Research Group analyzing numbers from the nation’s nine largest cable companies. As of the second quarter of 2014, the numbers of broadband subscribers clocked in at 49,915,000 customers, compared to 49,910,000 cable TV customers.

The Actor’s Checklist serves to monitor, report on and hopefully facilitate dialogue and personal connection among its forum chat participants about these innovative developments on the media landscape, any new opportunities they present for new ways of expression, and the evolving identity of what it means to be a performing/media arts practitioner.


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