Friday Night Social Screenwriters Meetup
Friday, February 1, 18:30-21:30
The District By Hannah An
8722 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048
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 bring in entertainment professionals to speak and teach on the art, craft, and business of scriptwriting for TV, features and new media.
Stuart Cinema and Cafe Events
Friday, February 1 - Thursday, February 28
Stuart Cinema and Cafe
79 West Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
The Cafe has programmed in feature film screenings for February that includes: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale.’ There is a planned Super Smash Bros. Happy Hour,’ that are part of weekend Video Gaming Sessions for kids and adults. Up to eight players can play on the 160” movie screen. There are private screenings 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.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, February 2, 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.
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, February 4, 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 Athena (www.whoisathena.com), DYLN (www.dylnmusic.com), Plavka (www.facebook.com/plavka.singer), Tyler Forrest (www.thescaredcrows.com). This month’s BMI Acoustic Lounge is being held at Hotel Café, 1623 N Cahuenga Boulevard, instead of the usual Genghis Cohen venue at 740 North Fairfax Avenue. Admission is free.
BMI's “8 off 8th” Showcase
Monday, February 4, 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: Karen Hardy, Jamra, Jackson Bruck, Django Stewart, Starwolf, Amber Woodhouse, Kyle Reynolds, Bryce Merritt. 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. TuneSpeak helps artists find new fans in the music loving community through existing technology and new innovations. Free and open to the public.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase (#FRUKT)
Tuesday, February 5, 19:00
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
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: new UK pop singer, July Jones; Garden Of The Year singer/songwriter, VC Pines; and new alt-pop performer, Jylda. 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.
Large Vision Business Network Mixer Expo (LVBNM)
Tuesday, February 5, 18:00-21:00
Suncoast Hotel and Casino
9090 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Phone: 702-641-5822: 702-639-6964
Large Vision Business Network Mixer Expo stresses business networking and offers a focus on consumer promotional marketing and stage/convention, trade expo, and video presentations reflecting entertainment, sports, and other special event marketing programs. This week’s event will feature a Chefs Corner of lite bite samples for everyone (while supplies last). Also, visitors can view the SendOutCards Area, featuring “Sweet Heart Gifts,” and receive a free Valentine’s Day card as well. Selected lucky attendees can win tickets for two to see the Nevada Ballet Theatre “Firebird.”
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Thursday, February 7, 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.
One-On-One With International Screenwriters Association (ISA) Founder Craig James Pietrowiak
Saturday, February 9, 12:30
Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Avenue, North Hollywood, California 91601
A Writer, Director and Producer will discuss a variety of topics, including writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, hooking your reader and script development. As Founder of ISA, he will share his story and give loads of advice for breaking in and how to best use the ISA site to make that happen. To attend these “Special Events,” you must be a current SWN member, register before the deadline and show your SWN card at the entrance door. The International Screenwriters’ Association is an online community whose main mission is to help writers tell their stories. Founded by Craig James Pietrowiak, an indie filmmaker, there is a meeting on the second Saturday of every month.
Solar 2-day Directing the Camera Workshop Filming Actors
Saturday, February 9 - Sunday, February 10
Solar Film/Video 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.
Saudi International Media and Broadcast Expo – SIMB Expo 2019
Saturday, February 9 - Monday, February 11
The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh
AlHada Area, Mekkah Road, Riyadh, 11493 Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966 92 00 200 25 ; +966118028020
SIMB Expo’s conference program reflects topics set to explore recent advancements in the delivery and continuity of the visual and audio media industries. There will be reviews on the changing landscape of broadcast media in MENA through particular topics: Promoting the digital experience by leveraging on existing services without undermining traditional business models; Driving Cross-Platform Measurement: Bridging the Audience Measurement Gap Across Viewing Screens; Developing a Winning Strategy for the Future of Visual Effects and Post-Production; State of the Industry Report Presented by Frost and Sullivan Is the Middle East Aboard the Flying Carpet for TV-Everywhere Yet, and other areas of exploration. SIMB Expo exhibitors at the convention will represent many industry categories, including: Camera Equipment Providers, Studio Equipment Suppliers, Media Educational Institutes, Culture and Information, and Media Authorities, Radio Channel Agencies, News Channel Agencies, Cinematography, Studio Accessories, Media and networking Software Solution, Publishing, Media Management Solutions Agencies, Information Technology Companies, Marketing Companies, Media Lab Equipment, Online media storage and retrieval, Online Media Services, Image Enlargers, Media and Advertising Companies, Media Equipment Suppliers, Film and Media production houses.
Five-Day Filmmaking Workshop at Solar
Saturday, February 9 - Wednesday, February 13
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
With an emphasis on light and shadow, the workshop emphasizes 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.
The 61st Grammy Awards
Sunday, February 10
1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 310-392-3777; 213-742-7340 Fax: 310-392-2306
The GRAMMYs are a peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position. The Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 20:00-23:30 (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook. Current nominees that will also perform at the 2019 GRAMMYS include, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, and Kacey Musgraves. Singer-musician Alicia Keys will host the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Nominees for the category of Record of the Year include: I Like It, from Cardi B; The Joke, Brandi Carlile; This Is America, from Childish Gambino; God's Plan, from Drake; Shallow, from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper; All The Stars, from Kendrick Lamar and SZA; Rockstar, from Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage; The Middle, from Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey. Nominees in the category of Album of the Year include: Invasion Of Privacy by Cardi B, By The Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile, Scorpion by Drake, H.E.R. by H.E.R., Beerbongs & Bentleys by Post Malone, Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe, Beerbongs & Bentleys by Post Malone, Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By (Various Artists).