Media & Showbiz Industry Career Networking Events

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American Film Institute extravaganza going on now through November 12 in Hollywood has nightly red carpet gala premieres and showcases from the film masters. The Seventh Annual Latin Grammy Awards goes live November 2 in New York, and preceding the Awards show telecast, Univision will present exclusive "Noche de Estrellas" (Night of the Stars) coverage of the celebrity arrivals. Hollywood based URNetwork Alliance at continues its weekly networking and support group meetings featuring November 2: Hal Landon, actor and coach at South Coast Rep Theater; November 6: Jody Hart Casting Director; agent tba from ID Talent in Brentwood; November 13: Casting Director tba. They discuss new projects, share leads and motivate serious actors, writers, and filmmakers. Meetings happen in various locations are situated in and around Brentwood in West Los Angeles Contact: for more info. Former actress and theater director Christina Hamlett is a writer and script consultant. Author Kerry Madden has written for children and adults, including her award winning children’s book "Gentle's Holler." Together they speak at November 4 program of the Alameda Writer's Group Meeting in Glendale.

Legendary BMI Songwriters Boudleaux and Felice Bryant ("Wake Up, Little Susie") are among inaugural inductees into the Music City Walk of Fame, happening in a November 5 ceremony in Nashville. The Santa Monica College Academy of Entertainment & Technology presents guest speaker Joel Stein, commentator, TV writer and LA Times columnist on November 6. The Asia Pacific Entertainment and Media Summit will be an outlet for entertainment news from Asia, bringing together worldwide production and distribution decision makers for two days, November 6 & 7, meeting in Los Angeles. The 73rd Annual MIFED, focused on the international multimedia market, overlaps this year with IBTS - Crossmedia Marketplace when it runs from November 7-11 in Piazzale Giulio Cesare in Milan. The Third Annual New York Comedy Festival features performers Queen Latifah, Denis Leary and Howie Mandel, and sports a new format, "Hot Seat Live," a Q&A session based on the widely read column in Time Out New York, when it runs November 7-12 in New York City. Rock musician and actress Courtney Love appears at a signing for her new book "Dirty Blonde" baring intimate details of her life, in Pasadena on November 8. An 80th birthday celebration and tribute to crooner Tony Bennett, hosted in part by George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Quincy Jones and others, is on November 9 in Hollywood. ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul Team presents a panel, free to the public, on creating hit songs November 9 in Hollywood. BET presents its Hip-Hop Awards November 12, hosted by comedian Katt Williams with Snoop Dog, Ludacris, Young Jeezy and more, and taped at Atlanta's Fox Theatre to air on BET November 15.

Strategies for engaging audiences across multiple screens - traditional tv, cable, computers and laptops, mobile phones, video iPod - are addressed at the 18th Annual EPM Marketing Conference, opening November 13 & 14 in Universal City. The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard put together the fifth annual conference addressing the role of music in film and television, November 14 & 15, in Beverly Hills. G2E: The Global Gaming Expo is set for November 14-16 in Las Vegas and will feature a Diversity Exhibitor Program which promotes diversity across all aspects of the gaming industry. The World Music Awards, the annual show business awards - this year held in London November 15 - that selects winners based on the strength of their worldwide record sales, will be hosted by Lindsay Lohan and an appearance by Michael Jackson. Black tie festivities at the Multicultural Motion Picture Association 14th Annual Diversity Awards, in Los Angeles, November 19, honor the creative accomplishments and contributions to diversity in film and television. The two day Film Finance and Distribution Summit: Where Wall Street Meets Tinseltown, opening November 27 in Los Angeles, is being produced and hosted by the Strategic Research Institute. The Sixth Annual Whistler Film Festival, in Whistler, BC, features over 80 films besides offering "cool parties" and networking both on and off the ski slopes, taking place November 30 through December 3.

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 message board on The Actor's Checklist which now permits user profiles and private messaging which you can find at .