Women In Film and Video – Washington, DC Chapter – present a panel session on how volunteer opportunities in their organization lead to effective networking strategies leading to career success, happening on January 3. The Office of Film and Entertainment, Film Florida, Inc, and the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council Committees convene in a January 3 meeting via telephone conference call to discuss proposals for production funds available for films and television shows shot in Florida. At this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival and Market, Cate Blanchett and Philip Glass will receive Honors, and Jennifer Hudson will receive Breakthrough Performance Award, among the many tributes and activities slated when the festival runs, January 4-15. The Chicago City Limits Comedy “First Sundays” Film Festival is a showcase on January 7 for the creators of short comedy films harnessed onto the tradition of Chicago City Limits’ 20 plus years in comedic storytelling and where an audience member is randomly picked to star in a film to be shown the following month at First Sundays. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is on hand for the Industry Insider series at the International CES Digital Hollywood and Game Power, happening in Las Vegas, January 8-11.
The Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, January 8-12, provides its attendees with a survey of the latest applications in film, photography, and other tools for Apple’s Macintosh computer. The 34th International Association for Jazz Education Conference, taking place this year in New York City, runs January 10-13, and will have performance by over 500 groups and individual musicians. At the Berlin and Beyond 2007 Film Festival, taking place January 11-17 in San Francisco, independent dramatic, and documentary features from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 16mm and 35mm are screened among the offerings. BMI hosts this year’s Trailblazers of Gospel Music Luncheon – a breakout event of the Annual Stellar Awards – on January 12 in Nashville. Bill Moyers, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jane Fonda are just some of the featured attendees for the National Conference for Media Reform focused on strategies for better media policy, happening January 12-14 in Memphis. Florida Media Market presents a seven week project development workshop on January 13 covering from idea to polishing, packaging, budgeting, marketing, and pitching your project, and happening in the Miami Beach area.
The Golden Globe Awards, honoring achievements in film and television, are slated for January 15 in Los Angeles. The NATPE Conference and Exhibition, focused on the television industry, runs for four days starting January 15 in Las Vegas. Well regarded Sundance Film Festival, founded by Robert Redford in 1981, kicks off January 18 in Park City. MIDEM, the annual international music industry affair addressing all things musical, gets going January 21-25 in Cannes. At the annual “Country In The Rockies” extravaganza, you can enjoy both the best in skiing and country music performance, from January 26-30, in Steamboat Springs. IPTV WorldForum Latinamerica happening in Rio de Janeiro January 30-31 examines Latin America’s growth potential for digital TV delivered over DSL broadband. Making Your Documentary Matter 2007, a series of panel discussions on the latest in documentary outreach, runs January 31 to February 1 in Washington, DC. Happy New Year to all!
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