Hollywood based Ur Network Alliance at http://www.urnetworkalliance.com/3.html will begin weekly networking and support group meetings featuring film and show business industry guests leading sessions where they discuss new projects, share leads and motivate serious actors, writers, and filmmakers. Meetings happen in various locations but will be situated in and around Brentwood in West Los Angeles and are limited in size so registration to email: [email protected] is a must. In the series titled “Anatomy Of A Script Master Class” happening in Los Angeles, Tuesdays, October 3 to November 7, Writers Guild Foundation produces a series of discussions tracking the evolution of a script. Music industry support network, ASCAP, hosts a “Meet & Greet” in Dallas on October 4 with free food and drinks and open to the public. More than 300 artists will perform as part of this year’s Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, October 4-7, representing a wide variety of generes including Rock, Alternative, Urban/R&B, Hip Hop, DJ/Electronica, Soul, Americana, Country, Christian and more. A business primer conducted over 9 meetings, October 4 to November 29 in Westwood, explores starting an Entertainment Production Company, whether in motion pictures, television, music, or the new media sector. Durango Songwriters Expo and Conference, opening October 5 in Park City, is famously known to limit its Expo enrollment to 200 attendees to preserve that low “expert to songwriter” ratio helping to distinguish it from other music events.
Aside from presenting the best Latino films made in the US, Spain, the Caribbean, and Latin America, the 10th LALIFF holds a Latino Screenwriter’s Lab and presents the Desi Arnaz scholarship when it runs October 5-15 in Hollywood. At the Third Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors, Ice T hosts VH1’s awards show to honor Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons and Beastie Boys, and pay tribute to Ice Cube, at the ceremony taking place October 7 in New York City. Todd Robinson (Lonely Hearts, The Senator’s Wife) leads discussions for the month’s Alameda Writer’s Group Meeting, October 7 in Glendale. BMI, Gibson Guitars and Billboard Magazine present the Industry Insider Series: “Where Are the New Sounds and Rhythms Taking Latin Music,” October 11 in Los Angeles. SAG continues to present its Low Budget Agreements Workshop which are held the second Thursday (October 12) of every month from 6-8 pm in both New York and Los Angeles. American Cinematheque will present the 21st Annual American Cinematheque Award to George Clooney in an October 13 event taking place in Beverly Hills. Miami Digital and Cine Expo presents two days of the latest production equipment, seminars and workshops opening October 13. From October 16-28, Women In Film present “Creating Your Own Yellow Brick Road”, an exploration of entrepreneurial and non-traditional Hollywood career options, held in Los Angeles. At Entertainment and Media Forum 2006 industry leaders gather in Beverly Hills, October 18 & 19, to review the challenges faced by entertainment and advertising executives to reach and engage consumers by todays leading edge technologies.
The theme at the 13th Annual Austin Film Festival and Conference, October 19-26, is “Telling Your Story By Any Means Necessary” featuring accomplished screenwriters and filmmakers participating in roundtables, panels, and with agents and producers on hand to network with. For the two day (October 20 & 21) that the 15th Annual Entertainment Law Institute will meet in Austin, a review of current legal issues, such as copyright protection for sound recordings, digital distribution of music and film distribution models are on the agenda. Nashville Songwriters Association International and Nashville Songwriters Foundation puts on an induction ceremony from Nashville October 22. When NAB New York opens October 23 it will feature more than 100 training sessions in cutting-edge production and post-production techniques and an exhibit floor that showcases the latest audio and video content creation technologies. The “Fourth Annual Los Angeles Independent Horror Film Festival and Gothic Pagan Halloween Ball” is merely a celebration of darkness in films, animation, music, art and cyber-creation, on October 29. CMJ Music Marathon and CMJ Film Fest launches October 31 running through November 4 featuring dozens of panels covering topics affecting all corners of the music industry in addition to live music and film screenings.
The above events are only a sampling of what is listed. Many of the events above have a submission process for indie and/or performing artists to take part in. Complete details are on the “Media, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events” page at http://www.actorschecklist.com/news.html. Experience the newly relaunched message board on The Actor’s Checklist which now permits user profiles and private messaging which you can find at http://actorschecklist.com/phpBB2/.