Filmmakers and Financial Managers can attend a presentation that explores why film and television are a good investment and why investors should act now at “Producer School Series Reviewing the 2004 American Jobs Creation Act” which will be held June 4 in Seattle. ASCAP will hold a Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop for producing musicals, and led by Academy Award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, from June 5-8 in New York. The “anti-American Idol” singer-songwriter contest – LAMN Jam Slamm!! – concludes a year-long talent search for the year’s Top Performer with a presentation at a Los Angeles music venue on June 5. World Airline Entertainment TV Market 2006, an inflight entertainment showcase event that offers buyers and sellers of short subject fare an opportunity to meet in a formal exhibition setting, gets underway in Brighton from June 5-6. mediabistro.com and MTV Casting Assistant Becky Hayes host a networking party for media professionals only on June 6 in Hollywood.
Promotion Marketing Association’s 15th Annual Star Power Conference, June 6-7 in Universal City, offers solutions for what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing world of entertainment marketing. Opening June 8, two days of panels, demo listening sessions, legal clinics and more happen at the 12th Annual North by Northeast Music and Film Festival in Toronto, with former Police drummer Stewart Copeland conducting a celebrity interview as an added attraction. International Talent Conference is open to anyone interested in exploring and pursuing a career in modeling and/or acting, including parents with infants that are being considered, at a June 10 workshop in New York. “The Hollywood Insider”, a free career guidance counseling session that covers ways to improve your ability to raise filmmaking funds, how actors can avoid a work slowdown, and more showbiz career advice, is held June 11 in Van Nuys. The 60th Annual Tony Awards presentation will be held in New York and telecast over the CBS network June 11. Content creation event, Banff World Television Festival, once again stages its signature pitching sessions offering valuable exposure to a wide audience of producers, commissioning editors, broadcast executives when it meets in Alberta, June 11-14. At the Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony taking place June 15 in New York, Kris Kristofferson receives the Johnny Mercer Award among the many highlights.
On June 17 in Torrance, and under the direction of Maestro Frank Fetta, the Torrance Symphony performs an evening of “Music Of The Movie” in a benefit performance to support the Symphony’s upcoming series of free public concerts. CBS’ ‘Early Show’ anchor Rene Syler hosts the Gracie Allen Awards Luncheon in New York on June 20 supporting American Women in Radio and Television. MOBfest Music Business Seminar in Chicago has three days of musical band showcasing, demo listening panels and more, running June 22-24. At the “Hollywood and Games Summit” in Beverly Hills, business and creative visionaries from both industries – film and videogames – address synchronized production and other topics when they meet on June 27. ASCAP and MySpace.com have teamed up to create a music showcase series deigned to highlight music in local communities, and they will present such a showcase June 20 in Los Angeles. For “London Calling: The Future of Music Business” interactive panels, workshops and presentations address a range of futuristic issues and tie into the special exhibition, “London Calling Live!” a VIP Club Lounge and exclusive area to network and explore business opportunities, and a wide range of evening events throughout London, two days, June 29-30.
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 message board on The Actor’s Checklist which now permits user profiles and private messaging which you can find at http://actorschecklist.com/phpBB2/.