The One Mic Nite Open Talent Showcase (OneMicNite@gmail.com) continues it's run in NYC's East Village every Monday, with this April 6 session featuring European recording artist Liz Menezes in an acoustic set of Bossa Nova, followed by the NYC debut of Pravini, before the mic goes open to the floor. The International Film Festival Summit Europe, taking place in Paris, April 7-8, is the annual conference and trade show for professionals from the film festival industry and provides a platform for the community to explore ways to collaborate and promote the advancement of the film festival industry. At the 2009 MEDIAWEEK Upfront Conference in New York, April 14, seasoned Mediaweek editors will help decipher the strengths and weaknesses among the broadcast and cable networks, TV syndicators and digital players all competing for a piece of the $18 billion Upfront Marketplace. DETOUR: A Film Noir and Arts Festival on April 16 in Brooklyn's DUMBO area, will feature a selection of short films drawing upon the Film Noir genre, in conjunction with photography, live jazz, and a "steamy" burlesque show, all moving along the lines of the evenings central theme - Film Noir.
"Bigger Than Hollywood: Working in Cinema for a Greater Purpose" is a panel discussion and networking session set for April 16 at the New School, Greenwich Village campus, New York. In Las Vegas, April 18-23, the NAB Show™ attended by media, entertainment and communications professionals who share a passion for producing the next generation of audio, video, and filmed content across multiple platforms, will this year add Alternate Reality and Game Day focusing on game development techniques and marketing strategies to the format, as well as the usual Content Creators Party. The Urban Individualists will be in Baltimore, April 18 to May 16, to showcase "Eclectic Urbanism, Space, Time, & Rhythm", with artists Paul Deo (www.myspace.com/pauldeo), Gary Dunn, Helen Bascom, Kraig A. Blue, Keith Duncan, and others, and with a special short video screening by Miguelangel Ruiz titled "El Vejigante-Luchador" and a music performance by Michel Lemorin and Billy Fleurima at the opening reception. An April 19 workshop in New Brunswick for producers, film/videomakers, film/video students, lawyers, as well as amateurs, tackles the general rules of law that apply to the production and distribution of motion pictures and other audio-visual productions, and the basic provisions of common contracts used in the motion picture industry.
The International Experimental Cinema Exposition gets underway April 22-25 in Vienna, by carrying out its mandate to illuminate experimental film of the highest caliber, as well as to join, recognize and serve filmmakers who are dedicated to the art and experimentation of the celluloid motion picture. The European Media Art Festival taking place in Osnabrück, April 22-26, serves as a meeting point for artists, curators, lenders, gallery owners and an audience of specialists, and offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, ranging from personal and political subjects. For the third year, the Tribeca Film Festival, running April 22 to May 3, teams up with sports entertainment powerhouse ESPN to present a showcase of films as a segment of the program, but there are also premieres of family-friendly films, showcases of local young filmmakers, and an all-day Street Fair, as well as usual activity geared to the international film loving community. Right on the heels of just being named a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow will host the first ever Hinterland, a multi venue arts and music festival which will take place in and around 20 music art venues in central Glasgow with performances by established groups like post-punk band The Fall, April 30 to May 1, and will provide a free compilation album for all ticket holders.
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 at actorschecklist.com/news.html. Video and podcast versions of this news summary are also available at popular video sites around the Web like MySpace, YouTube, Daily Motion, as well as on The Actor's Checklist podcast blog at actorschecklist.com/loudblog, a great place to get your iPhone, ipod or Apple TV download from. This month on the video news summary you will again see a dynamic array of artists in performance in film and music. Last month's video news summary showcase featured the 'Buddha Bar' video, a collaboration between musician JanVernerC (Jan Verner-Carlsson), Russian psychiatrist, Taras Popov (www.youtube.com/kotmarsik) and his client Roman Majsonov; Miraflix Productions (www.miraflix.com) 'Harlem Hostel', a Nestor Miranda comedy feature; hardcore rap powerhouse DMX (www.myspace.com/dmx) in 'Lord Give Me a Sign' These videos are now available on the Free Home Video Showcase at www.actorschecklist.com/video which now serves as an archive for all past video presentations but without the audio news narration.