Vancouver Game Summit, "Selling Your Film", Clio Advertising Festival and Awards, Emerging Talent Film Festival, BMI Film/TV Awards, Florida Music Festival, Cannes International Film Festival, Jazz Foundation of America Benefit, Disney Musical Theatre Workshop, Authors and Composers Copyright Summit, are Featured Highlights For May Media and Entertainment Industry Career Networking Events

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    Vancouver Game Summit, "Selling Your Film", Clio Advertising Festival and Awards,Emerging Talent Film Festival, BMI Film/TV Awards, Florida Music Festival, CannesInternational Film Festival, Jazz Foundation of America Benefit, Disney MusicalTheatre Workshop, Authors and Composers Copyright Summit, are Featured HighlightsFor May Media and Entertainment Industry Career Networking Events

    ASCAP invites you to attend the seventh annual Silver Lake Film Festival runningthrough May 12. The festival, happening in Los Angeles, is an independent-

    alternative film and arts festival and ASCAP is helping to expand the SLFF MusicFest programming with live musical performances by various artists and bands. Theregionally inclined Vancouver International Game Summit is tapping into a growingpool of game creators residing on the West Coast of Canada and the United States.The Summit will showcase designers and leaders from the digital entertainmentcommunity, highlighting latest trends in game development and publishing, andoffer perspectives on industry growth. Author/Screenwriter Diana Wagman and AuthorDara Marks discuss the process of integrating character and depth into story forboth books and film during a May 5 meeting of the Alameda Writers Group inGlendale. Diana Wagman has three published novels and a screenplay, DeliveringMilo, produced in 1999, and Dara Marks' book, Inside Story, demonstrates how toidentify your storys thematic intention. IFP Chicago conducts a May 5 sessiontitled "Selling Your Film" in which it will review workshops on trailers and

    materials, developing a website and finding publicists and producers reps, aswell as offer a chance to pitch your film to industry pros. A Florida Media MarketProject-A-Thon Workshop opening May 5 in Miami covers budgeting, negotiatingtechniques, how to prepare for a pitch session, how to structure various deals,and the legal obstacles filmmakers should avoid, when it runs for selectedsessions till June 16.

    Since 2002 Los Angeles based Instant Films has conducted a filmmaking processwhere movies are made in 48 hours. In early May Instant Films is looking foractors, writers and directors for its next production that will be screened May 6in front of a live audience at LA Center Studios when screenings are followed by aparty and awards. Advertising's top awards show, the Clio Advertising Festival andAwards, presenting the best and most-celebrated names in advertising and design

    will be hosted in South Beach, May 9-12, offering a mix of conferences, parties,and networking. The mission of the International Emerging Talent Film Festival isto discover and promote emerging cinema talent from around the world, conductingits event May 12-15 out of Monte Carlo's Eastern Larvotto Beach Quarter.Streaming Media East covers both the business of video on the Net and thetechnology of streaming, downloading, IPTV and mobile video delivery, witheverything happening in New York, on May 15 & 16. BMI Film/TV Awards is anInvitation-only event honoring the songwriters and composers of the past yearstop film, TV and cable music programs. BMI composer George S. Clinton will receivethe prestigious Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at the May16 Beverly Hills event. The seventh annual Florida Music Festival welcomes themusic, film and interactive gaming industry and artistic community to DowntownOrlando for more than 40 screenings, 250 music showcases, and three full days of

    industry panels. The Indie Film Jam event of Florida Music Festival is aninternational film competition that screens music inspired documentaries, shortsand music videos.

    This year's Cannes International Film Festival gets underway May 16 running tillMay 27. Each year, about 15 international short films - as exemplified byselection "God's Own Devil," directed by Alka C. Mehta(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnIiCejksn8) - compete for the festival's ShortFilm Palme d'Or. Alternatively, the independently run Cannes Short Film Cornerscreens international short films outside the official competition. And thefestival's Producers Network offers a host of original initiatives aimed at

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    producers. These and more form a small sampling of the many substantial offeringsthat happen in the renowned area of Cannes. On May 17 in New York City, JazzFoundation of America presents its sixth annual "A Great Night In Harlem" a pre-concert gala dinner and private gala dinner for corporate sponsors, patrons andcelebrities, that will be attended by Bill Cosby, Danny Glover, The Duke EllingtonOrchestra, Junior Mance, Ron Carter, Gary Bartz, Odetta among others. A 2007 ASCAPFoundation Disney Musical Theatre Workshop, happening in New York, will beconducted May 22 to 24 by Oscar and Grammy-winning composer/lyricist Stephen

    Schwartz, leading sessions in which workshop participants will have theopportunity to present selections from their original works in progress forprofessional critique. The global debate on the future of copyright will be playedout in Brussels, May 30 & 31, at the International Confederation of Societies ofAuthors and Composers Copyright Summit hosting the likes of policy-makers fromcopyright societies around the world and anyone else involved with intellectualproperty. The May 31 opening of the Palm Springs Film Noir Festival fieldsfilmmaker discussions with the likes of Richard Anderson, Carroll Baker, RhondaFleming, Kathleen Hughes, Stanley Rubin, John Saxon and others in nightlydiscussions following screenings. Activities conclude with a wrap party June 3.

    The above events are only a sampling of what is listed. Many of the reportedevents above have a submission process for indie and/or performing artists to take

    part in. Complete details are on the "Media, Entertainment and Performing ArtsIndustry News and Events" page at http://www.actorschecklist.com/news.html. Videoand podcast versions of this news summary are now available at various sitesaround the Web like YouTube and the Apple iTunes store podcast category, as wellas on The Actor's Checklist at http://actorschecklist.com/loudblog/. This month onvideo you will see trailers and video clips of Italian film, "The Role Player"(www.myspace.com/theroleplayeronmyspace; www.theroleplayer.it/), opening a new wayto movie production; music, and music oriented film, from the Florida MusicFestival & Conference (www.floridamusicfestival.com;www.myspace.com/floridamusicfestival) opening May 17; alternative punk-rock bandfrom the U.K., "Tripped and Falling" (www.myspace.com/trippedandfalling;www.trippedandfalling.com); French actor and music producer Vince Bosco(www.myspace.com/vincebosco; www.myspace.com/otissprods); German-based musical

    performer, Lando van Herzog (www.lando-van-herzog.blogspot.com), with his voice,violin, biceps and pecs, and a hint of hip-hop; one of the shorts selected forscreening at the Cannes Film Festival this May, "God's Own Devil"(www.youtube.com/alkaCM;http://audience.withoutabox.com/festivals/event_item.php?id=6385) a film by AlkaMehta loosely based on a true-life bombing in Mumbai in 1992.

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