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February Media And Entertainment Industry Networking Events

Audition Strategies: an Actor’s Workshop from a Producer’s Perspective”, workshop held February 6 in New York, focuses on the philosophy that an actors presentational technique during the audition process is just as, if not more, important as their acting skills. Actors will go through each step of the audition process and learn fast, simple and effective ways to build a portfolio, confidence, and the chance to get the part. The art of independent film and mountain culture are at the core of the Mountain Film Festival taking place in Mammoth Lakes through February 26. This festival accepts films of all genres and especially encourages films with an emphasis on mountain culture, action sports, and environmental issues. On February 8, and in fact every Monday night, long-running showbiz duo Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan host the Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic! in Manhattan’s Hells Kitchen Theatre District, just around the corner from the David Letterman show. Participants in the show are also considered for an appearance on the couple’s cable TV program, “How to Succeed in Show Business by Really Trying”, shown on Time Warner Cable every Tuesday. From February 8-9, documentary producers and filmmakers from the East Midlands and beyond are invited to take part in a documentary pitching and marketplace held in Nottingham, offering complete preparation for getting a factual project funded internationally, including at Doc/Fests Marketplace 2010 as well as other international markets. A Film Finance Summit in Santa Monica will cover the primary sources of financing content in the credit crunch for television and film — debt, equity, presales and soft money. An evening workshop led by entertainment attorney David Steinberg is on February 8 of the conference which runs through February 10.

At the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, BMI’s VP of New Media and Strategic Development, Richard Conlon, moderates a February 10 roundtable discussion, Content and Cash, examining content verticals: music, film, TV, games, cross-platform deal making and development, and leading into a two hour post-event reception featuring live performing talent. At the “Almost Famous Film Festival,” registered teams attend a pre-challenge party with food, drinks, social mixer, on February 12, where they will receive a theme, A Line of Dialogue and a Prop, and then have exactly 48 hours to write a script, find locations, gather their actors and actresses, shoot and edit their 1-5 minute film, and then turn it in before the 48 hour deadline. The Sixth Annual Orlando Latin American Film & Heritage Festival is a curated film and cultural celebration of award-winning films and documentaries, in addition to meet the film maker events, hands-on educational sessions and exhibits with artists, inspiring poetry and performances by musicians and dancers, all happening February 12-14 in Orlando. This year’s Berlinale Talent Campus, a summit for up-and-coming filmmakers taking place February 13-18 in Berlin, has a stated theme of “Cinema Needs Talent: Looking for the Right People.” Every year a selection of Berlinale Talent Campus events are recorded and uploaded and archived to the Talent Campus website. Attendants at this year’s 2010 Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat, in Rancho Mirage, from February 16-19, can explore display technologies, video consumer marketplace, rights management, audio, games, psychophysics, digital projection technology, asset management, and other resources suited to businesses and individuals that provide expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. The Folk Alliance Music Conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. It all occurs February 17-21 in Memphis along with special events, such as the Folk Music & Business Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, networking receptions, official Performance Alley and private showcase performances, and much more.

The Urban Individualists, an artists collective curated by Helene Ruiz, hosts a February 19 reception in Pompano Beach to open the exhibition “Rhythm and Color”, a multimedia exhibition of works influenced, in their conception, by the rhythms found in music, the natural world, the built environment, and in human interactions. Live poetry/spoken word, special live performances, and refreshments are incorporated into the evenings celebration, which is free and open to the public. Non-profit educational organization, Country Radio Broadcasters, presents this year’s CRS 2010: Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, February 24-26. This year’s 2010 Durango Songwriter’s Expo / Santa Barbara Wine Country, combines and blends song writing and music business with wine culture, and as is the custom for Durango Songwriter’s Expo, registration will be limited to just 200 attendees. The 41st NAACP Image Awards will be February 26 in Los Angeles, and will be carried live by the Fox Network, but will be preceded by scheduled events in the days before the main evening’s ceremonies, like the 41st NAACP Image Awards’ Celebrity Golf Challenge on February 25. A newly added feature to this year’s Australian International Documentary Conference, February 26 in Adelaide, is the Trailer Park Pitch as an extension to the recently launched online market Trailer Park, permitting AIDC delegates to submit a trailer for their documentary project for a chance to have it remade with high-quality footage from Thought Equity Motions library, which matches selected documentary makers project ideas with national and international executive producers, broadcasters and distributors attending AIDC 2010. Washington Area Music Awards host the 24th Annual WAMMIES, February 28 in Falls Church, to celebrate career achievements by D.C. area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses. After the official ceremonies and receptions, the after party follows at Bangkok Blues in Falls Church.

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. 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. Follow the posting of the news summary on Twitter. This month on the video news summary you will again see a dynamic array of artists in performance of film, music and documentary. These videos are now available on the Free Home Video Showcase which now serves as an archive for all past video presentations but without the audio news narration. Google Friends is available on The Actor’s Checklist allowing you to sign in with your Google ID and enjoy an interactive and social networking experience with other visitors to the site.The Actor’s Checklist is proud announce the return of the Digital Media & Podcast Blog to view and/or download to your iPhone the ten or five minute video or audio podcast presentation.

The Led Backlit Lcd Tvs The Leader In Lcd Tv Industry

Nothing can be replaced with the bliss of watching your favourite channels or movies through the high quality display. You can find so many latest display technologies available in the market nowadays. This flat screen era opens a variety of flatscreen displays before you. You can find LCD TVs with fluorescent or CCFL backlighting, LCD TV with LED backlighting or plasma TVs.

People are more biased to the LCD TVs, since these are considered as the most reasonable display. Each of these TV s possess with their own characteristics that enable them to carve a niche in the television market. The television market is crowded with diverse TV models in different price ranges. Now it is your turn to choose an excellent display within your cost constraints.

The article now discusses about the new generation LCD and LED TVs. LED is Light Emitting Diode while LCD is Liquid crystal display. You will not get the clear idea about the displays with just the names mentioned. More surprisingly both of these technologies work together since the LED is used as the backlight in LCD TVs. The typical LCD TVs usually use the cold cathode fluorescent lamps or CCFLs to deliver the backlighting.

The backlighting of a LCD display is one of the vital factor that enables it to reproduce the image. Thus the quality of the image extremely depends on the backlighting technology type. It is literally impossible to find an LED TV with a size of normal TV display. It is not an ideal option for people, since you should need a wide space to accommodate this sort of high end television.

A recent LED TV from the house of Samsung has shaken the market with its launch. The other peer manufacturers argue that there cannot be a true LED TV. Conversely, the company argue that their product is embedded with the LED technology mostly. The typical LCD TV that uses the fluorescent or CCFL backlighting cannot assure the picture quality as the LCD TV operated with LED backlighting device. You can enjoy fabulous realistic image quality.

One of the most attractive features of the new generation LED LCD TV that attracts more and more people to it is its lesser energy consumption. You can expect 40 percent lesser energy consumption with respect to the traditional LCD TV. Thus it is considered as the most environment friendly display in the industry. The LED LCD TV can be found with thinner designs than the typical LCD TVs or plasma TVs. The quality enthusiasts looking forward to more and more models of LCD TV with thinner display panel and real to life display quality. Most of the players in the industry are competing to produce cutting edge LCD TV models that are associated with LED backlighting.

Convergent Charging- An Important Feature of the Telecom Industry

The telecommunication industries have made a significant progress in the recent days. Now, communicating with anyone at any part of the world has become a matter of second. It has been possible with the introduction of different new technologies in the telecommunication network. Many little technological advances in this field have made the revolution possible. If you are someone, who is interested in learning about the important technicalities of this field, you will at first have to note about the BSS OSS. While OSS deals with the networking system and its internal issues, BSS deals with the support division for the customers. Without these two, it will not be possible to run the network successfully and make it even better day by day. The other important technical term that comes to mind in this regard is the convergent charging system. The advent of this technology has also helped the communications sector to some great extent. Also referred as convergent billing and converged charging, it is solution that has been devised for common management of every users as well as their operators services. The system includes several things under its purview, viz. the postpaid and prepaid payment methods. It also includes TV, broadband, mobile telephony as well as fixed telephony with prepaid or postpaid connections. If the basic rules of the system are followed in the best way, it will not be a difficult task to make the best of it and process the work in a simpler way. Whatever be the technologies that are being used or introduced in the recent days, almost all of them is related to the OSS or the operation support systems, as it deals with the systems network. No other system can perform without the network connectivity. So, it is always important to give utmost importance to this factor.