Stuart Cinema and Cafe Events
Sunday, March 1 - Tuesday, March 31
Stuart Cinema and Cafe
79 West Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
The Cafe has programmed in feature film screenings, festivals and other events that are updated every Thursday. For the month you can view screenings of, Uncut Gems, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, The Assistant, Premature, Knives Out, Swallow. 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. 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 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.
BMI Acoustic Lounge (#BMIAcousticLoungeLA)
Monday, March 2, 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.
Golden Mike Awards
Wednesday, March 4, 17:30
The Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019
The Broadcasters Foundation of America presents the 2020 Golden Mike Award Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is George Beasley, Founder and Chairman of Beasley Media Group, and the 2020 BFOA Golden Mike Award honoree is Dave Lougee, President and CEO of TEGNA, Inc. A cocktail reception begins at 17:30, and dinner is at 19:00. Black tie attire. The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in distress from financial need due to a critical illness, accident, advanced age or other serious misfortune.
New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: Will Eisner Week (#NYCPS)
Tuesday, March 3, 19:00-21:00
University Center, Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105
63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
Phone: 212-229-5667, ext. 3187
John Lind and Danny Fingeroth lead this Will Eisner Week event chronicling how Will Eisner (1917-2005) innovated and pioneered comics in two different eras. Eisner helped invent the comics industry in the 1930s and created The Spirit in the 1940s as a heroic crime-fighting figure who appeared in a Sunday newspaper comics insert. Then, after producing comics for training and education, Eisner, in 1978, re-invented himself with his first graphic novel, A Contract With God, followed, until his 2005 passing, with other acclaimed graphic novels and textbooks. New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly symposium for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work To be considered to make a presentation, please send an email outlining the concept: symposium(at)katchor.com. Presented by The School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons School of Design. Free to attend.
BMI Saxon Songwriter Series (#BMITexas)
Wednesday, March 4, 18:00
1320 S. Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704
The BMI Saxon Songwriter Series will present artists Datura, Jake Lloyd, Nick Adamo, Hanna Barakat, Billy Mutschler, and Evan Ogden on this date. Opened in 1990, the Saxon has hosted well over 22,000 musical performances. It has been the location for films, videos and countless live recordings. Shows range from free weekday happy hour shows, a weekend matinee or a late night performance. For consideration to book a band, email Saxon with any booking requests, questions, or promotional and press packets. The next recommended option is to call at 512-448-3663. The Songwriter Series is open to the public and admission is free.
One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase at LOA (#LiveSeries)
Thursday, March 5, 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, March 7, 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.
Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA) Launch @ Avid Technology
Saturday, March 7, 10:00-14:00
101 South First Street, Burbank, California 91502
This will be the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA) Official Launch inviting all students, professionals, and educators. EIPMA is a new, non-profit organization offering mentoring and career guidance to students and other young professionals seeking artistic and technical careers in media and entertainment. EIPMA is dedicated to nurturing the industry’s next generation of talent, offering expert guidance to high school and college students, military veterans and others seeking careers in media and entertainment. In addition to a program of speakers and roundtable discussions. Meet the leaders of the organizations and representatives from: American Cinema Editors (ACE), Audio Engineering Society Los Angeles (AES), Avid, Cinema Audio Society (CAS), Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), The Recording Academy, SoundGirls, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). The EIPMA works with institutions to help young people get started on behind-the-scenes careers in motion pictures, television and music. The event is free with registration.
California Copyright Conference – Maximizing Collection of Music Royalties
Tuesday, March 10, 18:30
15433 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, California 91403
California Copyright Conference presents “Money Talks: Strategies for Maximizing Collection of Music Royalties,” moderated by Renee Jeske (Manager, Income Tracking, Disney Music Group) and Diane Ramirez (VP, Royalty Accounting & Administration, Royalty Review Council). The talk with dinner will review how artists can ensure they are collecting all the money to which they are entitled, including how royalties are earned and paid out, identifying statements and identifying missing income, recognizing common problems that prevent rights holders from collecting and how to fix them. The dinner and discussion is moderated by Diane Ramirez, Royalty Review Council and Renee Jeske, Disney Music Group. Advanced RSVP by March 6 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. 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’s membership touches 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 certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
Internet World Expo 2020
Tuesday, March 10 - Wednesday, March 11
Munich Exhibition Grounds
Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße, Messe Munchen
Phone: +49 89 74117100; +49 (0) 89 74117-601
Started in 1997 and focused toward issues for online trade, the array of topics has generally covered all e-Commerce relevant areas – Omnichannel, Multichannel, Payment, Marketing, Usability, Logistics, Software, and Social Media. Stemming from the progression of the convergence of online- and retail trade, Internet World Expo can be seen increasingly as an event for media producers and service providers in this now dominant sector for communication and commerce. Alexander Graf, of Spryker Systems and Kassenzone, opens the program with his focus on “Alles Plattform oder was?” The convention provides its target group of Internet professionals with knowledge from experts, cutting-edge news and important contacts through events such as Internet World Expo and various industry conferences, the Website internetworld.de and the fortnightly trade journal INTERNET WORLD Business. Internet World Munich plans an Aftershow after the close of the first expo day of March 10, with a party and network event over food and drinks that will also celebrate with the top decision makers of the e-commerce sector.
AbelCine's Gear Up: HDR Production
Thursday, March 12, 18:00 pm – 21:00 pm
801 South Main Street, Burbank, California 91506
AbelCine's Gear Up: HDR Production, is an evening event where you will learn about the newest tech in the HDR production space. Their showroom will feature manufacturer booths displaying the latest gear, which attendees are encouraged to go hands on with. Manufacturer specialists from Blackmagic, Flanders Scientific, Panasonic, RED, and others will be on hand as well to answer any questions.
Additionally, the evening will feature an HDR overview from an AbelCine tech specialist, along with a panel of guest creatives who will discuss their experience working with and delivering in HDR.
Scriptwriters Network at the Pasadena International Film Festival
Thursday, March 12 - Thursday, March 19
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Movie Theatre
673 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91101
Phone: 888-796-9673; 626-844-6444
The Pasadena International Film Festival has a program filled with screenings, panels, and parties, stemming from more than 100 PIFF entrants from over 15 countries including features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, animation and web series. Every film programming block ends with a moderated-hosted Q&A. Attendees will mix and mingle in the Laemmle’s lobby outfitted with a functioning red carpet for picture taking, chatting with the press or hob nob with the attending film talent. Industry pros will share their knowledge about the entertainment industry during the panel discussions that take place at the nearby Vroman’s Bookstore on subjects ranging from The History of Hollywood and The Future of Entertainment to Distribution and Women in Entertainment. This Scriptwriters event is free to the public.
South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 22
Austin Convention Center (other venues)
500 E Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: 512-467-7979; 512-404-4000
SXSW is comprised of four major activity areas: music, film and interactive tech, conference/keynotes. SXSW Music generally fields more than 2,200 official performers and bands playing in more than 100 venues throughout the Austin city limits. SXSW Film focuses on new directing talent. SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology, and the festival includes a trade show, speakers, parties and a startup accelerator. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals, which runs March 13–22, has slated a well-regarded lineup to their Keynote and Featured Sessions platform for the 2020 event. The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) will run its film festival segment from March 13-21. The music festival segment will run from March 16-22. New, developing, and established Showcasing Artists from 60+ countries are represented each year amongst the 2,000 official performers. Fellow musicians and industry professionals and creatives from every field come together to form a variety of musical styles at SXSW. Showcases are curated by SXSW in collaboration with music and media institutions, and performances take place in bars, clubs, parks, churches, and hotels around downtown Austin. From March 13-21, 2020, SXSW Comedy features a diverse lineup of rising stars, established greats, and surprise guests. And aside from the artist performances, there is the SXSW Comedy Festival Special Programs.