December’s Events from the Actor’s Checklist

Animation Festival taking place in Perugia, Italy, December 1-8, is centered on the relationships among the animated image, the visual arts, comic strips, video games, and new media, and offers its audience a program articulated in a series of multimedia exhibits and projects, audiovisual performances, seminars and lectures. At a “Women And Professional Acting In Chicago”, session leaders explore how Chicago differs from other markets; What are the upsides; Downsides and other areas, on December 3 in Chicago. ICM executive story editor Christopher Lockhart will stage a “Pitch-In” at the Alameda Writers Group by selecting audience members to present their story ideas and get immediate feedback, in a meeting taking place December 3 in Glendale. A new series “ShowBiz Sundays at The Drama Bookshop” begins December 4 in New York as a new series of career building events, presentations and discussions. ASCAP and music networking site continue their collaborative series, “ASCaliforniaP and Present…” with a December 5 showcase in Atlanta. “Publicity, Talent and the Media” is the title of a talk by Mitchell Charles Messinger, Director of Media Relations at ABC Daytime Entertainment in charge of the national publicity campaign for the network’s number one daytime drama “General Hospital, in Santa Monica on December 5. The Digital Livingroom Summit takes place December 5-6 in Foster City, and addresses the technologies and services that are transforming the living room into a digital hub. “Women in Entertainment (Power 100) Breakfast,” is part of THR’s annual ranking of female executives in the entertainment industry, and happens December 6 in Beverly Hills. At ASCAP Straight Talk, each week a representative from ASCAP’s Nashville office is on hand to lead this meeting for those seeking advice and feedback about their songwriting career, all you need do is call in your RSVP. The 48th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Announced will be announced in New York on December 7. Pointy Records collaborates with Fierce Panda Records several times a week to present Club Fandango, musical showcases at different venues in London, Bristol and Manchester, this week happening on December 8. In “The New Colors of Money,” a Hollywood based panel discusses how ethnic consumers are changing the way mainstream content and promotions are designed. “How They Cast It: An Insider’s Look at Film and Television Casting” the title for a book discussion and signing, takes place at The DrThe items in this article are only a sampling of what is listed on the main news page. Many of the events above have a submission process for indie and/or performing artists to take part in and so are worth learning more about. Complete event information are on the “Media, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industryama Bookshop in New York, December 8. The Recording Academy and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Presents Grammy Jam, celebrating career and music of award-winning legend Stevie Wonder, December 10 in Los Angeles. From December 12-18, “Breaking the Game Workshop Part II” brings together theorists and practitioners in a session on computer gaming and immersive technologies, taking place in Ghent. For Impact Mobile 2005, experts show you how to deliver your message to consumers using mobile marketing with a focus on Hollywood and home entertainment industry, taking place December 13 in Los Angeles. “Authors Mingle With Literary Agents Panel Presented by Breaking Into Hollywood” is the title for the December 14 panel of an ongoing series about the entertainment industry, in Los Angeles. A “How to Jump-Start Your Career Workshop Breakfast” takes place in Los Angeles on December 17. Network and enjoy refreshments at the Filmmakers Connection Party, December 19 in Malverne, which will also allow you to bring film clips to show them on a VHS player. The Mobius Advertising Awards represents the 35th annual international competition is open to TV, Radio, Print, Package, Direct, Guerilla, Outdoor, Online, Student work and more, and takes place at the Director’s Guild of America, December 23 in Los Angeles.

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 Experience the newly relaunched picture and ecard gallery on The Actor’s Checklist which you can find at

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