The Sixth Annual Latin Grammy Awards features 43 categories and is set for November 3 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Latin Grammy Viewing Parties, set up by the Recording Academy that hosts the award, take place in Miami and New York City November 3. AFI Fest 2005 features international competitions of new films from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of the latest work from film masters, in addition to a November 11 tribute to Johnny Depp. ASCAP and MySpace.com
host a new showcase series (visit the site to enter your band), and has featured performers on hand for a November 4 showcase at Local 506 in Chapel Hill. World Mythology, Fantasy, Mysticism, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Legend and Archetype, are essential elements covered by the Fantasy Worldwide International Film Festival through feature films, shorts, documentaries, animation, etc., running November 4-6 in Toronto. An educational seminar for aspiring filmmakers, actors, writers and producers takes shape in “A Conversation with Filmmaker Jean Claude LaMarre and Actor Gabriel Casseus” held in the Rosenthal Pavilion at Kimmel Center of NYU, November 5 in New York.
Tools and exercises which deal with writer’s block in such areas as plot point, characters and scenes will be discussed by script consultant Pilar Alessandra in a talk she gives at the monthly Alameda Writers Group Meeting, November 5, in Glendale. The Irish Film and Television Awards, hosted at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, November 5, honors and celebrates all the talented people in Ireland and also open to Irish craftspeople who working in the international arena. In a “Sing For Cash” contest, the November 6 start of a new showcase in Lakeland, start with top studio performers and local groups, then moving onto an open vocal contest with amateurs welcome and Karaoke available. At the Tivoli Theater in St. Louis, The CinemaTech Directors Workshop a monthly forum in which local filmmakers will have the opportunity to see their feature-length narrative films screened before an appreciative audience, gets underway November 7. At the “Daytime Drama Forum,” you can audition live and meet one-on-one with some of the industry players in daytime soap during a session in New York City on November 8. The California Lawyers for the Arts hold a media business seminar sponsored by ASCAP, November 12 in Los Angeles. BHERC African American Film Marketplace and Short Film Showcase, an annual event presenting African American filmmakers showcasing and networking opportunities, is held this year in Los Angeles, November 12 to 13.
The businesss of Hip-Hop filmmaking and the evolution of Hip-Hop in the film industry will be captured at H2O IFF – Hip-Hop Odyssey International Film Festival – being held November 13-19 at various venues within New York City boroughs, and opening with a VIP gala at Brooklyn’s BAM. Performers already announced for the 2005 Country Music Association Awards include Dierks Bentley, Big and Rich, Bon Jovi with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, CMA hosts Brooks and Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss + Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas, and many more coming to the Garden, November 15. The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference is a two-day seminar on the role of music in film and television with sessions and panels on music for film, TV, Internet, gaming, commercials and other industry related topics, for two day, November 15-16 in Beverly Hills. For the 33rd International Emmy Awards, Oprah Winfrey to receive Special International Emmy Founders Award from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, when the awards take place November 21 in New York City. Animation Festival “Animadrid”, opening November 25 in Madrid, was organized with the purpose of fostering the film and audiovisual arts by promoting independent animation productions and providing an assembly point for artists and audiences in the international community.
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 picture and ecard gallery on The Actor’s Checklist which you can find at http://actorschecklist.com/coppermine/.