NYTVF, MTV Video Music Awards, Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, One Mic Nite @ Voyage Restuarant, Wired

Magazine NextFest, IFP New York Filmmaker Conference, Future of Music Policy Summit, Radio Career Fair, are Selected Highlights For September Media and Entertainment Industry Career Networking Events President Clinton will be on hand to sign copies of his latest release, Giving, during a November 4 book signing in New York. The NYTVF, opening September 5-10 in New York, features an Independent Pilot Competition that has established a pipeline allowing producers, writers, and directors to showcase their original TV pilots directly to the decision-makers of the industry. The West Coast Songwriters Conference, happening September 7-9 in Los Altos Hills, contains two days of seminars, songscreenings, performances, lyric reviews, one-on-one consultations, performance-showcases, networking and more, including a sunset concert. MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Palms Casino Resort September 9 in Las Vegas 9 pm WST on MTV, and feature performances by Kanye West, Rihanna and others. The Third Annual Duke Ellington Jazz Festival launches September 9-17 in Washington, DC, and as part of the festivities, this event will also celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's 90th birthday. For September 10, and actually every Monday night, the One Mic Nite talent showcase ( http://www.myspace.com/onemicnite ) and industry networking event turns over the microphone to a variety of performinng artists at the Voyage Restaurant/Bar, in the far west quarter of Greenwich Village. BMI is a co-sponsor for the first industry conference focusing primarily on Latin hip-hop, urban, and reggaeton which opens with a party and showcase produced through LA TV September 12 in West Hollywood. The Wired Magazine NextFest in Los Angeles features more than 160 interactive exhibits from leading scientists and researchers around the world, allowing your to experience the future of communication, design, entertainment, exploration, health, play, robots and more when it opens September 13 for 4 days in Los Angeles. The Primetime Emmy Awards stages its ceremony September 16 in Los Angeles, and willl be captured via teleccast over the FOX network. The NAMIC Conference and Inaugural Television Writers' Workshop is a customized daylong workshop designed to give experienced writers of color the opportunity to hone their craft and learn the essentials of creating, packaging and selling a television script, all happening September 16-18 in New York. The IFP New York Filmmaker Conference wiill be held September 16-21 and offers daily social networking opportunities and over 35 panel discussions on new technologies, current issues and global marketplace trends, in addition to conference themes like “Making Your First Feaure”, “Filmmaking 2.0”, and “Music Makes Movie” panels. Over two days starting September 17, The Seventh Annual Future of Music Policy Summit taking place in Washington, DC, brings together musicians, music industry executives and policymakers to discuss critical issues relating to music, law, technology and policy, as well as conversations about copyright, music licensing, and this year presents a special breakout sessions for musicians on how to better use emerging Internet technologies such as podcsating and online social networking. Digital Entertainment World 2007 will take place in Hong Kong, September 19-21, and is all about new distribution channels for entertainment content including strategies on monetising digital entertainment by bringing content to consumers using new technologies and new distributions capabilities. Festival do Rio/The Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival is the most celebrated cinema event on Brazil's cultural calendar, and for fifteen days, starting September 20, Rio steps into the spotlight, with gala parties, film market events, Brazilian and international celebrities, major media attention, and of course, great films. Advertising Week hosts their annual gathering of advertising and media decisionmakers of North America in New York from September 24-28, with an agenda that includes a hybrid of 200 distinct events. Mamak Khadem ( http://www.mamak-

khadem.com/ ), the lead singer of the cross-cultural Persian fusion ensemble Axiom of Choice, and who has been a featured performer on numerous American film and television scores, performs songs inspired by travels throughout the Middle East at a September 25 New York engagement. The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF), in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), and Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), will host its annual Radio Career Fair, taking place in Charlotte, September 26-28, and welcoming seasoned professionals, college students and entry-level job seekers who are interested in a career in radio broadcasting. The Global Peace Film Festival, opening September 26 in Orlando, is being held in conjunction with the UN's International Day of Peace to promote the art of motion picture to further the goal of peace on earth, beyond anti-war, ideology and activism. The Ypulse Tween Mashup is a business-to-business conference, designed to help media and marketing professionals reach tweens using technology in a multi-platform world, that precedes the formal opening of DigitalLife, the consumer technology, gaming and entertainment exposition taking place in New York on Sepember 28. The above events are just a sampling of what is listed. Most of the reported 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 http://www.actorschecklist.com/news.html. Video and podcast versions of this news summary are now available at most popular video sites around the Web like MySpace, YouTube, the Apple iTunes store podcast category, as well as on The Actor's Checklist at http://actorschecklist.com/loudblog/ a great place to get your iPhone, ipod or Apple TV download from. This month on video you will see trailers and video clips of suspense, thriller The Prodigy, from F5 Films, LLC ( http://www.myspace.com/prodigymovie - http://www.theprodigymovie.com ); Ballet improvisations shown in sample clips from "Creating Ballet Dreams with Rochelle" from Arizona based Ballet Ovations ( http://www.balletovations.com http://www.myspace.com/balletovations ); Video adventures and "Rocket Roll" music with Futureman ( http://www.futureman.com - http://www.myspace.com/futuremandotcom ); Worldwide Cinema, and hip hop, R&B label OTISSSPROD, joint production of French language film "A Coeurs Perdus" starring filmmaker/musician Vince Bosco ( http://www.myspace.com/acoeursperdus - http://www.myspace.com/otisssprods ); The Psychedelic alt electro indie pop rock from the future fusion of video and music from Montreal based band TOYKULT. Another hearty welcome goes out to newly initiated iPhone owners to make http://actorschecklist.com/loudblog their premiere video download destination for media industry news and entertainment.