Durango Songwriters, BFI Fest, Variety Summit, CMJ 2010, Billboard Conference, Highlight October Media and Entertainment Industry Networking Events

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    Durango Songwriters, British Film Institute, Variety Entertainment Summit,CMJ 2010, Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, Highlight October Mediaand Entertainment Industry Networking Events

    In Cannes, the annual MIPCOM event is known among industry professionals for creating, co-

    producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content across allplatforms. At this years event, which runs through October 8, "The Connected Experience"

    showcases trend-setters and innovators in the industry that will provide unique perspectives on

    how they see the new digital future unfolding, and in "Engaging Your Audience Through Social

    Media", Facebooks Joanna Shields will share her vision of future business models forFacebook content.

    Now in its 15th year, Durango Songwriters Expo is a bi-annual musical event held in Colorado

    and in Santa Barbara, wine country. The October 7-9 event in Broomfield promises golf

    enthusiasts among its songwriting workshop participants a 27-hole championship golf course,

    as well as the Mokara Spa for use of massage, body treatment, sauna, fitness room, steam roomand inhalation room. As usual, Expo enrollment is limited to 200 participants to provide greater

    attention from the music industry professionals conducting the sessions.

    At this years Chicago International Film Festival, October 7-21, Stone, directed by John

    Curran, with Robert De Niro and Edward Norton, will be screened, and following the screening

    VIP ticket holders will be treated to a reception with a full bar and appetizers at theWit Hotel.The Awards Night on October 16, features cocktails, hors doeuvres and an awards presentation

    honoring this years winning filmmakers in the Main Competition, New Directors Competition,

    Docufest, Short Films, and Intercom competitions, set in the Pump Room of the Ambassador

    East Hotel.

    ShowBiz Expo is the annual event held on both West Coast and East Coast presenting manyopportunities to network, build contacts, and be cast in upcoming productions. This month the

    show is in New York for one day on October 9. Auditions at ShowBiz Expo have a limited

    number of appointments available and must be made at Casting

    Registration upon entering the Expo. A VIP networking after-

    party, with open bar and hors d`oeuvres, follows the Expo

    event.

    In 2008, the Registry of Official World Records (RecordHolders Republic) USA & UK, declared Bass guitarist Jayen

    Varma (http://www.facebook.com/jayenvarma ) of Cochin,

    India, the worlds fastest for that year. And the guitar master has

    carved out new areas of achievement as a slap bass innovator(for instance using hard plastic tubes on fingers) in the Indian Tabla style. Upcoming workshop

    performances will give the public a chance to view the master in performance and instruction,

    on October 9 on Willingdon Island, with classical vocals and Mridangam, and on October 16,

    in Malabar, Calicut, with classical violin and drums. There will also be a special experimental

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    session with the mandolin master, U. Shrinivas, in the third week of the month, but complete

    details are as yet to be released.

    Content & Communications World, in New York, October 13 and 14, is a conference and

    exhibition for media, entertainment and communications technology. CCW presents business

    solutions for content creation, management and delivery, along with a range of satellite, fiber,

    and IP communications solutions. Folded into the CCW agenda are: HD World, SATCON and3D World conference and expo, which can all be attended free of charge for pre-qualifying

    industry professionals. Visitors can stop by SocialSphere to chat with a media relations

    specialist about maximizing social media tools for their business, get tips and tricks for Twitter,

    Facebook, Linkedin and more.

    Established in 1933, the British Film Institute (BFI) promotes understanding and appreciation

    of film and television heritage and culture through a range of activities and services. This years

    marks the 54th BFI London Film Festival, running October 13-28 in South Bank. BFI also runs

    the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and publishes the monthly film magazine Sight &

    Sound, a wide range of books on film and television, including criticism, theory and history, aswell as popular companions to individual film titles.

    The New Orleans Film Society hosts the 20th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, Louisiana's

    preeminent film event. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure,

    connect with the region's diverse audiences, and participate in this anticipated event. A Patron

    Party and Opening Gala happens October 14 at the Eiffel Society on historic St. Charles

    Avenue, with food by Chef Ian Schnoebelen, specialty cocktails by Mixologist Alan Walter,and music by Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground, and Treme Brass Band.

    Established in 1981, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), running October 14-24 inHonolulu, is dedicated to the advancement of understanding and cultural exchange among the

    peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America through the medium of film. HIFF presents

    features, documentaries and shorts from Asia made by Asians, films about the Pacific made byPacific Islanders, and films made by Hawai`i filmmakers that present Hawai`i in a culturally

    accurate way. HIFF also conducts seminars, workshops, special award presentation receptions

    with participating Asian, Pacific and North American filmmakers. HIFF is the sister festival of

    Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) and Shanghai Media and Entertainment Group

    (SMEG), and an official partner with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

    for Oscar Night America. Free public screenings are held on the beach in the evening.

    AniMiami, October 16 -17 in Miami, is a conference/festival whose mission appeals to large

    numbers of students and professionals of animation and computer graphics. A job fair will be

    held the first day of the Conference only Saturday, October 16. Candidates will have the

    opportunity to sign up and interview with national and local animation and VFX companies

    looking to fill full-time, part-time, freelance and internship positions. Pre-selected students willhave an opportunity to pitch their stories, ideas and projects to a panel of industry professionals

    from studios and TV networks. A kick-off party will be held at The Newsz Lounge.

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    An October 18 Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit in Santa Monica, co-produced

    by Variety and Digital Hollywood, has in-depth discussions and networking focusing on the top

    business issues facing technology in entertainment today. After a welcome and introduction by

    Variety Publisher, Brian Gott, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walt Disney

    Company, and Founder of The Tornante Company, Michael Eisner, delivers the opening

    keynote. In one featured break-out event, there is a competition between various content

    providers competing for people's TV viewing time. The Producers Guild of America andVariety host a joint panel in another featured session. A poolside cocktail reception closes the

    days event beginning at 5:30 pm.

    The sprawling CMJ 2010: Music Marathon & Film Festival arrives in New York City, October

    19-23. CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with its musicofferings through interactive media, live events and print. Among other things, This year,

    industry leaders from the worlds of gaming and music will gather at CMJ to celebrate the

    launch of CMJ Play, a celebration and exploration of the intersection of music and gaming, will

    take place Wednesday, October 20, at NYUs Kimmel Center and in conjunction with NYUs

    Music Video Game Research Project. And because some things should never change, The CMJArtist Lounge at PureVolume House returns for 2010. As the central hub for CMJ the ArtistLounge provides a space for artists and press to interact and rest in between shows which are

    conducted at a multitude of venues, screenings, and panels. The lounge will also offer samples

    and giveaways from a variety of sponsors, along with refreshments.

    Casual Connect Kyiv, from October 20-22 in Kyiv, brings together talented and knowledgeable

    experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry through networking andlearning. Casual Connect is the educational component of the Casual Games Association, the

    international trade association for casual games professionals. Casual Games Association

    Events are events for the casual games industry with usually over 3,000 professionals attendingCasual Connect Events each year. A Disco Bowling Party at Club Chameleon happens on

    October 21 of the expo.

    Through red carpet premieres, black-tie society galas, exclusive industry cocktail soirees and

    chauffeured antique Bentleys and limos, the Beverly Hills Film, TV, and New Media Festival

    will celebrate authentic Old Hollywood glamour, combined with an updated twist of the

    emerging technology of today. The festival's events, from October 21-24, include a black-tie

    opening night gala, panels, pitch sessions, gifting suites, film premieres, television content

    premieres, new media exhibitions, cell phone movie premieres, networking and entertainmentindustry mixers, and those red carpet events.

    The International Filmmaker Film Festival, in Broadstairs, October 25-28, celebrates popular

    independent and studio films from the global film industry, while promoting opportunities for

    the business of film, and hosting special hospitality events and courtesy leisure activities. In

    addition to the filmmaking workshops, screenings of independent films will include many ofthe filmmakers in attendance for Q&A sessions following each screening. An exclusive

    screening of a digitally remastered Dirty Dancing, with the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer

    Grey, is set to open the festival, with proceeds benefiting the Demelza Children's Hospice and

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    the Pilgrims Hospice.

    SMPTE is an industry association, and standards setting body, providing education and

    technology information to the motion imaging industry, focusing on content - creation,

    management, distribution and display. From October 26-28 the SMPTE Annual Tech

    Conference & Expo draws technology professionals from the media content business to

    Hollywood. This year's event provides a welcome reception in the exhibit hall, varioustechnical workshops, a technology-focused exhibit hall, a high profile Industry Luncheon, the

    associations Honors & Awards Reception and Ceremony, and many networking opportunities.

    The Hollywood Reporter / Billboard Film & TV Music Conference is an anticipated annual

    event. New additions to the format this year when the Conference runs October 27-28 in LosAngeles, allows participants to submit a demo to music supervisors for a chance to receive

    feedback on their work live from the stage. They can also get one-on-one facetime with

    film/TV music decision-makers and influencers, and win a chance to meet with the director of

    an indie film and score their feature. A "Publishing 101" session, offers a primer on the basics

    of publishing from how to make money with placements in film and TV, to the administrationof catalogs. Conference closes with a networking cocktail reception.

    The Association of Film Commissioners International, an official professional and educational

    organization for film commissions that assists its members with feature, television,

    commercial, industrial and stills production throughout the world, is hosting Cineposium 2010

    to explore the sweeping impacts of the digital revolution and new global producers on the

    industry. The theme this year in Universal City, October 30 through November 2, is to look atthe transition from film commissioner to media commissioner, which encompasses many new

    roles and responsibilities. In contrast to previous years, and to underscore the need to anticipate

    the changes to come, Cineposium hosts general sessions designed to equip attendees forsuccess.

    The above events are only a sample of what is fully listed. Complete details are on the "Media,Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events" page which now has a language

    translation button to convert its contents into any chosen language. The companion video news

    summary can be found on the podcast blog as well as on the most popular video sharing sites.

    A look ahead into November's event dates can help you get ready for the American Film

    Market, on November 3-10, and American Film Institute Fest, November 4-11, both in Los

    Angeles. Follow the posting of the news summary on Twitter. Streaming video can now beplayed directly into your Real Media Player, and your Windows Media Player. Past video from

    the monthly video news summary is archived on the Free Home Video Showcase which now

    serves as an archive for all past video presentations but without the audio news narration.

    The above events are only a sample of what is fully listed. Complete details are on the "Media,

    Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events" page atwww.actorschecklist.com/news.html which will now has a language translation button to

    convert its contents into any chosen language. The companion video news summary can be

    found onthe podcast blog at http://actorschecklist.com/loudblog as well as on the most popular

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    video sharing sites. A look ahead into November's event dates can help you get ready for the

    American Film Market (www.americanfilmmarket.com), on November 3-10, and American

    Film Institute Fest (www.afi.com), November 4-11, both in Los Angeles. Follow the posting of

    the news summary on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/actorschecklist. Streaming video can now

    be played directly into your Real Media Player at link:

    http://actorschecklist.com/video/realaudio_realvideo.html, and your Windows Media Player at

    link: http://actorschecklist.com/video/windowsmediastream.html. Past video from the monthlyvideo news summary is archived on t...