Miami International Film Festival, Cable Congress '09, Leadership Music Digital Summit, South Beach International Animation Film Festival, Film, Stage & Showbiz Expo, Highlight March Media and Entertainment Industry Networking Events

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    Miami International Film Festival, Cable Congress '09, Leadership Music DigitalSummit, South Beach International Animation Film Festival, Film, Stage & ShowbizExpo, Highlight March Media and Entertainment Industry Networking Events

    The Durango Independent Film Festival, happening in Durango, will have an array offestival events including late night parties for filmmakers and VIPs runningthrough March 8. The annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival bringstogether movies and music, showcasing films about music, movie scores and

    soundtracks, and other syntheses of moving images and musical performance such asthe world premiere of musician Martin Atkins' directorial debut about his forayinto the Chinese musical underground, '16 Days In China', during the festival'srun March 5-8. Interactive discussion panels planned for the Puerto Rico MusicBusiness Conference enable its participants to receive strategies, recommendationsand true-life tales, applicable to any music genre, from experts currently shapingindustry events. The Miami International Film Festival whose program isinternational in scope, but with a special emphasis on Ibero-American cinema,hosts over 350 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry representatives fromaround the world, during it's run, March 6-15. Entertainment industry careerguidance group urnetworkalliance is hosting a series of power breakfast sessionson Saturdays during the month of March. At the opening session Lelia Shearer,Casting Associate of Elissa Myers Casting, currently casting a mini series for

    PBS, will be in attendance. Joining the sessions is possible through the group'sMeetup page (www.meetup.com/urnetworkalliance/calendar/9613814/) or email to:info@urnetworkalliance.info

    The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts andSciences holds its annual Career Day Seminar on March 14, for college studentsinterested in television as a career and for young professionals looking toadvance in their profession. Certainly on the cutting edge, U.K. based groupCrossover Play explores new forms of entertainment for digital media: therelationship between play and narrative, formats dependent on user contributions,mobile or location based entertainment with a broadcast component. It engages allthis at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, March 15-20, and the group has presence onFacebook and Myspace as well. At Cable Congress '09 in Berlin, view tomorrow's

    technology and discover the latest content available at the exhibition, inaddition to panels featuring top executives from Europe and the world's leadingcable, technology and media companies. Then meet your peers at the exclusive GalaDinner, Lounge Bar, buffet lunches or coffee breaks, all taking place March 18-20.The United States Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference & Stage Expooffers over 175 sessions featuring design, technology, costume, sound,architecture, management, engineering, and production. With over 150 exhibitorsthe Stage Expo provides conference attendees with the opportunity to see thenewest products and services on the market today, when it runs March 18-21 inCincinnati. Chicago Filmmakers Open Screening is back in operation, and it getsgoing again with a March 21 start date showing practically anything of a 20 minuteduration that comes through the door, except of course, for X-rated material.

    The upcoming Film/TV Production & Finance Summit taking place in Los Angeles,March 23-24, tackles current challenges attached to #financing a film, televisionor online content in the current economy, as well as to address international co-ventures between the U.S. and Canada, how to make money through branding productswith your content, online distribution, as well as, how to get the Film/TVproduction distributed and financed by studios. The Leadership Music DigitalSummit, produced by Leadership Music, an educational 501(c)(3) focused oncultivating an educated, issue-oriented music community, conducts the Summit,March 23-25 in Nashville to identify and explore new technology opportunities,innovations, and challenges, and to foster a knowledgeable, issue-oriented,vibrant community of music professionals. At this year's 2009 Game Developers

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    Conference, happening March 23-27 in San Francisco, some of the party andnetworking functions will include: Playstation Interactive Lounge; Intel VisualAdrenaline Lounge; Game Connection Reception; IGDA Members-Only Party; ISM CharityPoker Tournament; GDC World Mixer; Booth Crawl. NXT STAGE Online & MobileEntertainment Conference & Market, is a market conference and networking forum todiscover future trends and digital content, March 24-25 in Hollywood. This yearsIPTV World Forum 2009 in London will continue to address the key strategic issuesfor telcos deploying IPTV, and will also focus on the challenges facing satellite

    and internet broadcasters, when it runs March 25-27. This year's South BeachInternational Animation Film Festival, running March 26 - April 5, offersscreenings, parties and special events taking place at a variety of venues aroundMiami and the Beaches, along with art exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, seminars,and workshops about the newest technology and creative software. Film, Stage &Showbiz Expo will take place March 31 in New York, and will highlight some of thefollowing areas: film festival, designer's showcase, focus groups, round tablemeetings for networking, movie reel showcase, original music showcase, headshotlane, live audition recording, and much more.

    The above events are only a sample of what is fully listed. Complete details areon the "Media, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events" page atactorschecklist.com/news.html. Video and podcast versions of this news summary are

    also available at popular video sites around the Web like MySpace, YouTube, DailyMotion, as well as on The Actor's Checklist podcast blog atactorschecklist.com/loudblog, a great place to get your iPhone, ipod or Apple TVdownload from. The Free Home Video Showcase athttp://www.actorschecklist.com/video now serves as an archive for all past videopresentations. This month on video you will again see an interesting array ofperforming artists from the indie sector on video, in a lineup that will beannounced. The Actor's Checklist continues to build it's archive of high qualitydigital video. All past video uploads of the monthly news summary are now archivedwithout the audio news narration to the Free Home Video Showcase at:http://www.actorschecklist.com/video

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