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2013 CES & Games Summit, Golden Globes, Sundance Festival, MIDEM, highlight a calendar of headlining events in January

2013 CES & Games Summit, Golden Globes, Sundance Festival, MIDEM, highlight a calendar of headlining events in January

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The annual Sundance Film Festival is set to open in Park City, organized and run by Sundance Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Originally founded by actor Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah...
The annual Sundance Film Festival is set to open in Park City, organized and run by Sundance Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Originally founded by actor Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah...

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2013 CES and Games Summit, Golden Globes, Sundance Festival, MIDEM, are highlights in January'sGlobal Media and Entertainment Industry
 
The long running singers showcase run by the showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdancontinues on a new night, Tuesday, in its same spot, The Iguana,  just around the corner from the studio that tapes the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign upand sing. Sign-ins begin at 6:30 pm and usually end between 8:30 and 9 pm. A panist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposesinstantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Selected singers/acts have a chance to be booked for an appearance in aweekly cabaret show run by Shepard & Jourdan. After their presentation, singers and performers will be able to meet with either Judi Jourdan or Billy Shepardto receive feedback, advice and future direction. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce a televisionshow, "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, butthere is a food/beverage minimum per person. The Palm Springs International Film Festival assembles industry reps and executives from Los Angeles, film aficionados from across the country andfilmmakers from around the world. The festival features filmmaker tributes, special presentations, nightly celebrations and special events and an annual AwardsGala honoring performances of the past year. The Festival screens a selection of films submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in theBest Foreign Language film category. Nearly 70 percent of the Festival audience travels to Palm Springs from out of town. This aspect of the Palm SpringsInternational Film Festival adds a buzz factor dynamic helpful for generating word-of-mouth about the films that are screened. A Black Tie Awards Gala willinclude Cocktails, dinner, awards show and after party depending on the ticket level. The Festival will present Richard Gere with the Chairman’s Award and wrapup on January 14. Running for over four decades the International Consumer Electronics Show is an annual trade show held in Las Vegas from January 8-11 focused on consumer technology. This year there will be several super session within the CES format. "Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Games and Video" will be onesuch session and it will explore the various disruptive technologies on the horizon that will change gaming and video delivery and reshape the marketplace for  products and services around games, images and on demand video. At one special event this year the Photo Imaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association(PMDA) is bringing the 47th annual PMDA Awards Ceremony to CES. PMDA will honor six individuals for outstanding contributions to the imaging industryincluding their Person of the Year. A focus on public policy will take root at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show during the Consumer Electronics Association’s Innovation Policy Summit withdiscussions from government officials including representatives from the U.S. Congress, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Google, Verizon, as well as theChairman and all four Commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Just back from a vigorous lobbying effort on behalf of the Internetduring the 2012 election campaign, Internet entrepreneurs from Reddit and other prominent companies will debut their new documentary, 'Silicon Prairie:America's New Internet Economy'. Following the screening filmmakers and Internet entrepreneurs will discuss why government and citizens alike should careabout preserving (and developing) the Internet Economy in every city and every town in America. The second annual Games Summit runs concurrently with the 2013 International CES, for one day on January 10. AFter opening remarks by Ned Sherman,CEO and Publisher, Digital Media Wire, the conference opens the agenda with '2013 Gaming Trends - Analyst and Expert Presentations' with presentations thatgive an overview of the latest research that reflects and illustrates the current state of gaming and the directions in which the industry is heading. Throughout theconference, executives from the electronics industry, game publishers, game developers, advertising agencies, investment firms and social networks will discussindustry trends and share insights about the future of games and connected entertainment. Luxembourg-based Europe4StartUps, a non-profit organization, will be staging a contest through the Digital Media Wire community. The offer is part of the Europe4Startups campaign which over the next year will award grantsto 12 digital media companies, two of which will be digital games companies selected from the DMW community. Recipients will receive a 12-month package,including premium cloud computing services and a suite of business, legal and marketing services. The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will go live January 13 from Los Angeles with a live telecast airing over the NBC television network at 8 pm (EST).Originated in the 1940’s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists. Since those beginnings, theorganization holds what is regarded as the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which have enabled the organization todonate more than $12 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. Actor, director and producer Jodie Foster will receive the Cecil B.de Mille for lifetime achievement at this year's Awards. Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to the talentedindividuals who have made an impact on the world of entertainment. Morgan Freeman was handed the honor last year and previous honorees include LucilleBall, Bette Davis, Walt Disney, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Frank Sinatra, StevenSpielberg, Barbra Streisand, among others. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 70th Golden Globe Awards. The annual Sundance Film Festival is set to open in Park City, organized and run by Sundance Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery anddevelopment of independent artists and audiences. Originally founded by actor Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, the Institute seeks to discover,support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world. In addition to Park City, films will be screened in Salt LakeCity, Ogden and Sundance. This year's festival which runs January 17-27 will screen 115 feature-length films representing 32 countries -- the majority includes projects from 51 first-time filmmakers, including 27 films that are in competition. In addition to discovering filmmaking's newest talents through Sundance Festival's film screenings, Festivalgoers can experience live music performances, paneldiscussions such as "Tupac, Elvis, and Benjamin Button Walk into a Bar..." a discussion on the impact of digital characters on filmmaking, live performance, and

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