Miami International Film Festival

By: The Actor's Checklist

The Mobile Exposure handheld video program is an exploration of the potentials of mobile video and culture and is running now through February 6 at Microcinema in Houston and on the Web. Concert Industry Consortium, founded to foster greater communication among the key professionals within the concert business and also between the concert business and other elements of the music business, meets through February 4 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The "BMI See It Hear First Rock Showcase", a new showcase, gets underway at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta on February 3. The San Francisco Independent Film Festival will screen 100 films and videos by independent filmmakers from all over the country and around the globe, as well as networking parties every night. Miami International Film Festival will focus on Ibero-American cinema when it runs February 4 to 13 at Miami Dade College. Florida Film & Entertainment Professional Development Series are workshops scheduled during the first three days of the Miami International Film Festival at Miami Dade College. Daniel Knauf, creator/executive producer of HBO’s “Carnivale," speaks at the Alameda Writers Group meeting. His talk on "Surviving Success," covers what a writer should do after the first sale, in a talk at Glendale Central Library in Glendale on February 5.

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards takes place February 5 in Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles. The DIY (Do It Yourself) Music Festival is part of the DIY Convention, geared entirely to indie artists in Film, Music and Books, running February 8 to 12 in Los Angeles. World of Comedy International Film Festival (different from the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival) opens February 9 in Toronto at various venues. A GRAMMY Salute To Gospel Music will be given at West Angeles Church of God in Christ Cathedral in Los Angeles, February 10. Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, presents more than 30 short films from the American reconstruction programme after the Second World War, from February 10 to 20. A MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute Dinner honors GRAMMY-nominated composer and pop legend Brian Wilson on February 11 at the Paladium in Hollywood. BAFTA: British Academy of Film & Television Arts Film Awards, is slated for February 12 in London. The 47th Annual Grammy Awards will be given in the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13. 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards will be simultaneously presented February 19 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, and Pierre Hotel in New York. A World Airline Entertainment Association TV Market convention from February 21 to 22, will be given at Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton. The Multicultural Motion Picture Association Oscar Week Luncheon is slated for Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills on February 24. "Chicago Writing Sessions: Live Performences, Hot Songs, and Great Networking Opportunities!!" features BMI hip-hop consultant Kevin Shine and other artists in a February 26 session at Hinge Studios in Chicago. Ceremony for Spirit Awards, in Santa Monica, is on February 26. The Oscars! The 77th Academy Awards is set for February 27 at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood.

Many of festivals and conventions listed have a submission process for indie and/or performing artists to take part in. Further information can be found on the "MediaFeature Articles, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events" page at http://www.actorschecklist.com/news.html. And also check the listings we have of US and UK television shows seeking participants. View the selection at:
http://www.actorschecklist.com/resources/tvtickets.html.

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