The sprawling American Film Market (AFM) practically took over the beach front area at Santa Monica beach. Run in conjunction with the AFI Fest film event, the AFM is a marketplace, and not a convention, where production and distribution deals are closed. The AFM transforms The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, the Le Merigot Beach Hotel, and many other venues along the Santa Monica beach front area into a busy marketplace where 23 screens on the Santa Monica Promenade and the surrounding community become AFM screening rooms for the entire event.
The Oaxaca International Independent Film and Video Festival, November 8-11 in Oaxaca, is an official cultural event of the long and storied city of Oaxaca de Juarez, showcasing films exploring a broad range of subject matter and spanning multiple genres. The Festival will also play host to the Oaxaca International Literature Competition – dedicated to providing a forum for the writer to display their talents – that will run concurrently with the film festival. The “event within the event”, celebrates writing as the interaction of a complex of processes-rhetorical, cognitive, social, and intuitive-that develop through social acquisition, formal training, and reflective practice.
Camila, Pedro Fernandez, Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias, Rosario, and Wisin y Yandel are early names announced by The Latin Recording Academy as performers for the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, November 11 in Las Vegas. The awards will be airing live on the Univision Network from 8-11 pm ET/PT (7 pm Central). Actor/comedian Eugenio Derbez and actress/singer Lucero will co-host this year’s celebration. The 11th Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at www.latingrammy.com and www.univisionmusica.com.
Mockfest Film Festival of Hollywood, November 11-14, aims to showcase the best mockumentaries from around the world. Mockfest features mockumentaries of all types and lengths. Comedic, dramatic, and experimental mockumentaries are showcased at the festival, including works from the past, present and future. An 80s theme kick-off party will happen at Pangaea. Closes with Awards Ceremony, Sunday at 6:30 pm.
The Miami Music Festival conference, November 12-13, for emerging artists is a series of panels, master classes, workshops and interactive sessions designed to give musicians hands-on instruction and information about navigating the new music industry. While focusing on, all major genres, the MMF conference offers sessions on music creation, performance, publishing, recording technology and live sound, law and more. MMF takes place during the newly arranged Live Music Month in Miami and will include two daytime sessions on five stages in Bayfront Park and a show at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Conference events will feature A&R executives, producers, music publishing and touring executives, entertainment attorneys, leading technology developers, media and marketing executives, radio program directors, film music supervisors, advertising executives and other buyers of music. An all-ages daytime BBQ on Saturday and Sunday features performances at various stages at Bayfront Park.
ASCAP and Music Unites, a non-profit organization supporting musical artists and professionals through performance and education opportunities, have teamed up to present four workshops to offer insight on integral aspects of the music business. Beginning November 16 in New York, the first of the four sessions will focus on music publishing and will feature a panel of executives from EMI Music, Downtown Music Publishing and Shapiro Bernstein. Each workshop will consist of an hour long panel discussion followed by a 20 minute Q&A session. Cantora Records’ Savoir Adore is scheduled to end the first evening with a live performance.
InfoComm Asia 2010 in Hong Kong, November 17-19, presents an opportunity for AV distributors and systems integrators, as well as business operators and IT managers, to find out how to leverage AV technology in corporate or marketing strategies for the goal of optimizing business success.
Conference attendees can expect to see the latest AV technology, applied in diverse industries e.g. digital signage and video walls used in retail malls and transit halls; sound, visual and data integration systems for command and control centers in transportation, defense and security; interactive e-boards for classrooms and training centers; collaborative conferencing equipment and fittings for corporate boardrooms; multiple screen presentation systems, complete with state-of-the-art sound and lighting effects for fixed installation and staged events.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, located in Tallinn, November 19 through December 5, combines a feature film festival with sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present its audiences with a comprehensive selection of world cinema, with the emphasis on European films, and providing an atmosphere for interaction between the audience, Estonian filmmakers and colleagues from abroad.
The Black Market Industry Screenings at the festival further cooperation on both sides of the Eastern border of European Union (EU) and Nordic countries, and give filmmakers visibility and access to the bigger audiovisual markets around the world. In addition to the Black Market, a literary rights market “Books To Films” will be presenting, promoting film literature from Estonia, Latvia. Lithuania, Finland, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine. Up to 14 titles will be selected and presented to possible producers and filmmakers who are looking for new ideas.
In 1973, legendary music show host Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to the top musicians who ruled the album charts, topped national sales, and assembled legions of devoted followers. Going into its 37th year this November, the show has honored hundreds of artists with the AMA trophy, allowing the best and brightest stars in the music business to shine. This year the 2010 American Music Awards will air live from the Nokia Theater, Sunday, November 21, in Los Angeles, at 8 pm on the ABC Television network.
There will be three separately themed entertainment industry conventions taking place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, opening November 29. MyContent is a marketplace for producing, co-producing, selling, buying and distributing entertainment content, especially geared to professionals involved in the TV, film, animation, kids programs, documentary, mobile and internet content, comics and digital media industry.
The Dubai International Character and Licensing Fair conducts the Third Dubai International Character & Licensing Fair dedicated to trade events in the Middle East for production, marketing and licensing of cartoon characters, animation, logos, films, brands, arts and designs. The Third Dubai World Game Expo is devoted to introduce a wide variety of computer games, including entertaining video games, online gaming, mobile games, edutainment and infotainment software, game related hardware, and next-generation platforms.
Government Video Expo attracts a regional contingent of video production, post and broadcast professionals, running November 30 through December 2. The DC based conference is structured for production and post production professionals. In cooperation with GVExpo, the DC Film Alliance has created a special space on the GV Expo Exhibit Floor for the Washington, DC regional film, video and media arts community to come together complete with a screening room and coffee house. If you want to network with government video producers who hire outside contractors for their projects the “Meet the Government Producers” (MGP) panel hosted by TIVA-DC will take place at the event.
The above events are only a sample of what is fully listed. Complete details are on the “Media, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events” page which now has a language translation button to convert its contents into any chosen language. A look ahead into December’s event dates can help you prepare for the International Movie Trailer Festival, in Los Angeles, December 1-2, the International Film Festival Summit, December 5-7 in Las Vegas, and the annual holiday Jingle Mingle in Winter Park, on December 8.
The latest Video News Summary presentation now running showcases the talents of: AMSTELLARDAM’s teaser for The Lonely Sound, Gilli Moon’s album release of, The Stillness, pre-feature trailer for dark docudrama, Nitrate, GuerrillaMonster Films’ Grindhouse flick, Cigarette Girl. Past videos from the monthly video news summary are archived on the Free Home Video Showcase which serves as an archive for all past video presentations but without the audio news narration.