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Canadian Music Week, Festival de Cannes, Casual Connect Asia, PALM

Expo, are highlights in May's Global Media and Entertainment Industry

InCenturyCity,theMusicBusinessAssociation,formerlyNARM
(NationalAssociationofRecordingMerchandisers),opensMusicBiz
2014forathreedayrun.Alongwithitshubfordigitalinitiatives,
digitalmusic.org,thesummitagendaistoadvanceandpromotemusic
commerce.ThesummitrunsthroughMay8.Asanonprofit
membershiporganizationthatadvancesandpromotesmusiccommerce,
particularlythroughtheMusicBusinessAssociationsflagshipannual
event,MusicBiz2014,theMusicBusinessAssociationisacommunity
committedtothefullspectrumofmonetizationmodelsintheindustry.

DayonegetsstartedwiththeMusicBizAcademy,aprogramthat
travelsacrossthecountryeducatingmusicstartupsandappdevelopers
onhowtogetthroughbarriersofentrytothemusicindustry.A
networkingbreakfastfollowsthatearlysessionandthentherewillbea
formalwelcomeandintroductionasMusicBizPresidentJamesDonio
givesanindustryoverviewincludingsomeoftheneweststatsonsales
andconsumerbehaviors.ThetalkwillreviewtheresourcestheMusic
BusinessAssociationhasavailabletohelpartists,managers,students,
andstartupsnavigatethemusicindustry.Upforexplorationisanentire
rangeofdeliverymodels:physical,digital,mobile,andotherwise.

SomeoftheotherMusicBiztopicsthatwillbereviewedduringthe
summit,mostofwhicharehandledin30,45and60minutetimelimits:
KeepSocialSexy:UsingYourProfilesToBuildYourBrand,Navigating
TheMusicIndustryOnline,AlternativeRevenueStreams:MakingItIn
TodaysMusicBiz,TheMusicIndustryInfrastructureOfTheFuture,
GrowYourAudienceOnYouTube,MetadataSummit:InformationAnd
TechnologyInTheMusicBusiness,ManagingTheComplexityOfAn
ArtistsDigitalExperience,CountryMusicMeetup,Licensingand
RoyaltyPaymentsFromAnArtistsPerspective.Thesummitendswith
aclosingreception.

InToronto,CanadianMusicWeek2014willhavemusicindustry
business,learninganddiscoverysessionsblueprintinghowtoguide
projectstothenextlevel.Plannedfilmscreeningsofferamixof
musicorientedfilms,specialscreenings,documentariesandmovie
premieresalongwithspecialappearancesandQ&Aswithsomeofthe
filmsactingtalent,directorsandcrewinappearances.Addedtotheconvention'sagendasince2012,theCanadianInternationalComedyFestfeaturesstandup,
withperformancesfromsomeofCanada'semergingcomedytalentaswellasheadlinetalentfromcomedyvenuesworldwide.Thefestival'sIndieAwardsisthe
principalclosingeventforCanadianMusicWeek.

TheCMWSynchSummitissuitedtomusicsupervisorslookingtoplacemusicinupcomingadvertisements,filmsandTVproductionsandgivespresenting
submittersanopportunitytopitchmusictothemfacetoface.TheInternationalFestivalNetwork,anexclusivenetworkingandmatchmakingsessionforcompanies
tomeetwithrepresentativesfromvariousinternationalfestivals,bookingagenciesandpromotersfromaroundtheworldwillbeopen.Aninternationalmarketplace
andExportBuyers'ProgramfeaturingaSpotlightonGermanyandaFocusonAustriaandSwitzerlandwithmarketoverviews,presentationsandincoming
delegationsisplanned.TheDigitalMediaSummitatCMWbringstogethermediaandbrandspecialiststhatfocusonthetaskofoutlininganintegratedDigital
Mediastrategy.

Nowinits17thyear,theNewYorkCityStreamingMediaEasteventisashowcaseforallformsofonlinevideobusinessmodelsandtechnology.Itisfocusedon
the"business"ofstreamingmediaintheMediaandEntertainment,Enterprise,EducationandBroadcastsectors.Conventioneventsfeatureextensivemultiday
panelsessionsproducinganexecutiveforumoncurrenttopicsfromindustrytechnologyleaderstoexecutivesfromcompaniesutilizingstreamingtoday.Essentially
thetwodayconventionrunningtillMay14bringstogetherdigitalmediaexpertsandprofessionalsinordertoexchangeideas,strategiesandsuccessstories.

TheStreamingMediaEastExhibitHallwillbetheshowplaceforanyonesellingstreamingproducts,services,orcontentforuseincorporatecommunications,digital
mediaentertainmentandtechnology,marketing,orthestreamingindustryitself.Theshowsprovideaninteractiveexhibitfloorenablingvendorstoexhibittheir
productsandsolutionstobusinessesandorganizationslookingtoincorporatestreamingmediaenterprisesolutionsintotheirinfrastructure.TheKeynoteaddresswill
bedeliveredbyMatthewSzatmary,seniorvideoencodingengineeratTwitchwherehedevelopsnextgenerationencodingservicesandplaybacktechnologiesto
servelivevideo.Dayoneactivitiesclosewithaneveningreception.

PreconferenceseminarswillactuallybeheldbeforeStreamingMedia'sofficialopen,onMay12.Amongthetopics,"SettingupLiveStreamingWorkflows
OnPremisesandInTheCloud,"withChrisKnowlton,VP,ProductManagement,WowzaMediaSystems"ProducingAWebcastFromSoupToNuts:PartOne,"
withJanOzer,Principal,DoceoPublishing"BuildingABetterWebVideoPlayer,"withRobertReinhardt,Founder,videoRx(dot)com"ProducingAWebcast
FromSoupToNuts:PartTwo,"withJanOzer,Principal,DoceoPublishing.Otherareastobeexploredafterthestartoftheregularconference,include:"Online
DistributionandMonetizationStrategiesfortheTVIndustry,""TheFutureofDigitalEntertainmentinaMultiscreenWorld,""MakingtheMovetoMultiscreen2.0,"
"NewOpportunitiesforMonetizingPremiumVideo"amongothertopics.

FestivaldeCannes,theanticipatedfilmfestivalstartedin1946andheldinCannes,previewsnewfilmsofallgenres,includingdocumentaries,fromaroundthe
world.Concurrenttothefestival,Francealsohostsitsnationalfilmawards,theCsarAwardsgenerallyconsideredtobetheFrenchequivalentoftheAmerican
AcademyAwardsatthesametime.AdmissiontothefestivalwhichstretchesMay1425isbyinviteonly.Festivalorganizershavealreadyannouncedthat"Party
Girl,"fromthetrioofdirectorsMarieAmachoukeli,ClaireBurgerandSamuelTheis,willopenuptheUnCertainRegardsidebar,acategoryoriginallycreatedto
showcasethemostexperimental,leftoffieldandsmallerscalefilmsthatdidntmaketheCompetitioncut.FilmdirectorSofiaCoppola,actorsGaelGarciaBernal
andWillemDafoewilljoinJaneCampionontheCannesfilmfestivaljuryfor2014.

TherewillbeseveralfeaturedeventstopssetupthroughouttheFestivalcomplex.TheDirectors'Fortnight(LaQuinzainedesRalisateurs)isaparallelsection
independentoftheFestivaldeCannes,organisedbytheFrenchDirectorsSociety(SocitdesRalisateursdeFilms).CriticsWeek,LaSemainedelaCritiqueisa
parallelsectionindependentoftheFestivaldeCannes,organisedbytheFrenchFilmCriticsSyndicate(SC).TheACIDProgrammeinCanneswillbeaparallel
selectionindependentoftheFestivaldeCannesorganizedbytheAssociationforIndependantCinemaanditsDistribution(ACID).CannesCinphilesisanevent
organisedbyCannesCinmaandtheFestivaldeCannestoprovidepublicscreeningsfromtheOfficialSelection,aswellasfilmsfromtheparallelsections.Cannes
Cinemawillbeaddingtothisprogramwithtwointernationalselections:EcransJuniorsandCinmadesAntipodes.

TVFestivaldeCannes,coproducedbyCANAL+,OrangeandtheFestivaldeCannes,willcovertheredcarpet,thepressconferences,thephotocallsand
interviewsforfilmsinCompetition,aswellasanumberofeventhighlights.TVFestivaldeCanneswillbebroadcastinFrenchandEnglishthroughoutthePalais
complexandinmosthotelsalongtheCroisette.Itwillalsobeavailableon"WebTV",YouTube(Canal+/English)andDailyMotion(Orange/French).TheOfficial
SelectionisrevealedthroughtheawardingofthePalmedOrtothebestfilmentryduringtheClosingCeremony.UnCertainRegardselection,"PartyGirl,"which
depictsthelifeofa60yearoldnightclubhostesswhostilllovesmenandenjoyspartying,wasshotwiththeleadroleisplayedbythereallifeAnglique.

WINSTON|BAKERwillbehostingthe5thAnnualInternationalFilmFinanceForuminassociationwithVarietymagazineinCannesduringthe67thFestivalde
Cannes.TheFilmFinanceForumSerieswascreatedbytheWinstonBakerteamtoeducateequityanddebtfinanciersonthelatesttrendsandstrategiesforfilm
investingwhilereducingrisks,provideproducerswitheffectiveapproachestofundraising,anddemonstratingwaystocreategreatcontentandgeneraterevenue
throughvariousdistributionplatforms.Thisparticularforumwillbeahalfdayprogramfocusedoninternationalissuessuchaswhatittakestomakefilmstoday,
worldwidesalesanddistributionstrategies,emergingfilmfinanceresources,applyingriskmitigationacrossborders,coproductionopportunitiesandstrategies,
subsidiesandincentiveupdates.Therewillbeafeaturedkeynoteontheglobalizationofentertainment.

WorldArtsFilmFestivalinJacksonvilleseekstohighlightvoicesofyoungartistsandfilmmakers,givingindividualswithspecialneedssuchasautismandtheir
peerstheopportunitytolearnsidebyside.IndividualsofallagesandabilitieshavebeenencouragedtoparticipateinWorldArtseventsandprogramstogain
successinthecreativeindustriesandbeyond.WorldArtsEducation+FilmFestivalisrunbyateamofdedicatedvolunteerswhoserveintheirfreetimetopromote
andsupportqualityfilmprograms.Specialpanelsandpresentationsduringthefestivalwillinclude:aMeettheFilmmakersQ&A,FilmCreativity+Educationpanel,
onMay15,theFestival'sstartFarmtoFilmSocialpaneldiscussionandpanel,DreamIt,LearnIt,LiveIt,LoveIt,onMay16GirlDirectors,YoungDirectorsand
AnimationStoriesarethefocusforpanelsonMay17,Festivalclosingdate,amongothertopics.ThereisalsotheKaleidoscopeAwardspresentationsinall
categoriesfollowedbyclosingceremonyandstorytellingperformancewithDavidGonzalezonthefinalday.

AspartofWAEsglobaleducationaloutreach,thefestivalwillbringdiversegroupsoffilmmakersofallagesandbackgrounds,includingthosewithspecialneeds,
tomeetandmentoreachotherandtheiraudiencesthroughthisnewvenue.CreatedbyindividualsinNewYork,LosAngelesandJacksonville,andsupportedbya
growingnetworkofadvisorsaroundtheworld,theorganizationisdedicatedtoaglobalmessageofinclusionthroughtheartsandeducation.AnImprovActing
WorkshopwithGuestArtistsHesterWagnerandSabraShelleywillbeconducted.HesterWagnerofInclusionFilmsandFuturesExploredandcodirectorSabra
Shelly,whoisaNewYorkbasedactress,Autismspecialistandteachingartist,willleadthethreedayfestivalworkshoponthe5thFloorattheMuseumof
ContemporaryArtJacksonville.Alldayinteractiveworkshopsforallages,DrawingOnFilm,willbeconductedwithGuestArtistLoisSiegel,instructorofVideo
ProductionattheUniversityofOttawa,DepartmentofCommunication.

Atthe2014SeattleInternationalFilmFestival,theopeningnightgalawillbe,'Jimi:AllIsByMySide'withOutkast'sAndrBenjaminintheleadroleofthisbiopic
aboutrocklegendJimiHendrix.'Jimi:AllIsByMySide'looksattheearly,momentousyearsinLondoninthelifeofthelegendaryguitaristafterhisbeginningas
anunknownbackupguitaristinNewYork.TheDirector,JohnRidley(AcademyAwardwinningscreenwriterof'12YearsaSlave')isscheduledtoattend.
TicketsincludeawalkontheRedCarpet,aprivatereception,reservedseatsforthefilm,anexclusiveafterpartyintheRedCarpetLounge.TheSeattle
InternationalFilmFestivalisanAcademyAwardqualifyingfestivalforshortfilms.SIFFpresentstheannualSeattleInternationalFilmFestivalandyearround
programmingatourSIFFCinemavenuestheUptown(QueenAnne)andtheSIFFFilmCenter(SeattleCenter).TheClosingNightGalawillhaveonelastnightof
minglingwithFestivalguestsandfriendswhileenjoyinglivemusic,food,andcocktails.

Globalgamingconvention,CasualConnectistheplacetolearnmoreaboutthevideogameindustry,whichentertains300millionpeopleeachmonth.Thisgaming
conventionwhichhasatrailthroughmanyinternationalcitieswillbeheldinSingapore,May2022asCasualConnectAsia2014.Alongwiththeconference
sessions,over80indiedeveloperswillbepresentingtheirgamesattheIndiePrizeShowcase.AlsomakingitsdebutistheInternationalDesign,Entertain,and
Amaze(IDEA)Showcase,whereestablisheddevelopersarelookingforinternationalpartnersforpublishing,useracquisition,gameperformancemonitoringand
logisticalsupport,willbepresentingtheirrecentprojects.TheInternationalDesign,EntertainandAmaze(IDEA)Showcase,Hostedfourtimesayearin
conjunctionwithCasualConnect,actsonbehalfofestablisheddeveloperslookingforinternationalpartnersforpublishing,useraquisition,gameperformance
monitoringandlogisticalsupport.

ManylecturesandtalksarescheduledatCasualConnectAsia.OnMay20,RobinSagaciousNG,headofInternationalBusiness,AsiasoftOnlinePteLtd,leadsa
sessionthatwillprovideanoverviewoftheSouthEastAsiaonlineandmobilegamingmarketsanditsprojectedtrends.LaterthatsamedayStephenLee,headof
publishingat6waves,whereheleadsallbusinessdevelopmentandpublishingrelatedmatters,willshareperspectivefromapublisher'sperspectiveandhighlightkey
issuesdevelopersshouldbemindfulofwhengettingreadytolaunchandgrowtheirgamesglobally.OnMay21,SiShen,acofounderandCEOofPapayaMobile,
willdiscussthetrends,obstacles,andstrategiesthatAsiangamedevelopersmustknowin2014forAsiangamestudiostoclimbtothetopofappstorechartsin
Westernappmarkets.OnMay22,BobMeese,GlobalHead,GamesBusinessDevelopment,GooglePlay,conductsaworkshopon"GrowingYourBusinesswith
GooglePlay."

NetworkingandreceptioneventsbeginwiththeBadgePickupandPreFunkPartythedaybeforetheofficialconventionstartonMay19.Onopeningday,there
willbetheOfficialCasualConnectwithservingsofbeer,wineandlightsnacks.ThreereceptionsforMay21willincludeaWomensLunchatnoon,anOfficial
CasualConnectPartywithbeer,wineandcocktailsandtheIndiePrizeAwards.ThefinalconventiondayonMay22isasimple"Mingle"withbeerandlight
snacks.TheIndiePrizeShowcaseispartexclusivegamingarcadeandpartscholarshipprogramforupandcomingindiedevelopmentteamswhoshowpromiseto
befutureleadersinthegamesindustrybesidesbeingabletodisplaygamestoalotofpublishersandindustrygurus.

Foundedin2005,theCasualGamesAssociationisaprofessionalinternationaltradeorganizationprovidingeducationalresourcesandcommunitysupportforthose
involvedincreatinggamesforthemassmarketconsumer.Developedforthegeneralpublicandfamilies,casualgamesarevideogamesthatarefunandeasyto
learnandplay.Thegamesareplatformagnostic,sotheycanbeplayedviatheInternet,PCandMacintoshcomputers,Facebook,Xbox,PlayStation,iPhone,
NintendoDS,Wii,Androidandevenmobilephones.Theyrenonviolent,arcadestylegamesthatinvolvepuzzles,words,boardandcardgames,gameshowand
trivia.PopulargamesareMahjong,Tetris,Solitaire,Bejeweled,MysteryCaseFiles,andFarmville.

PALMExpoinMumbaiservestheIndianproaudio,soundandlightingmarketbyshowcasingthewaresofglobalvendors.TheExpodrawsitsbaseof
participantsfromtheglobalproaudio,livesoundandlighting,musicproductionandsystemintegrationindustries.Thisyear,MusicExpoadedicatedtradeshow
fortheMIIndustrywillbecolocatedwithPALMExpo,locatedinHall2oftheBombayExhibitionCenter.MusicExpoisdedicatedtoshowcasingthelatestMI
productsfrommajorbrandsinanindustryexpandingMIconsumptionofwesternmusicalinstrumentstoanexpandingconsumerbaseinthe200millionstrongyouth
market.

The2014PALMExpohasseveralfeatureareastoexploreandtakepartinwhileitisinsession,May2931.TheHARMANPALMLiveArenaisasecluded
spaceforstage,sound,lightandmusictocometogether,providesvisitorswithanequippedstagetoidentify,evaluateandanalysehowtoenhanceaudio
requirementsanddeliverthebestsoundquality.Newthisyear,PALMExpointroducesthedemohallfacilityenablingaudiocompaniestodemonstratetheir
productsandlatestfeaturesinaprivatecubestructurethatisspeciallytailoredforthispurpose.

InnovatorofIndianSlapBassandBassGuitaristforTheKhayalGrooveband,JayenVarma(www.jayenvarma.net),isappearingatPalmExpo,May3031,doing
performancesforROCKIN'24/7onbehalfofGRUVGEARWraps.HeisknownfordevelopingTablaandMridangamstylefingertechniqueonbassguitarto
playslapbass,astyledevelopedbyhimandtermedIndianslapbass,andin2008and2011respectively,theRegistryofOfficialWorldRecords(RecordHolders
Republic),USA&UKandTheRecordSetterBookofWorldRecordsUSA,declaredhimtheFastestBassGuitarPlayer.JayenVarmaplayswithhisband,The
KhayalGroovemadeupofAparnaPanshikaronnorthIndianclassicalVocalsandJayenVarmaonBassGuitarincollaborationwiththeFrenchDrummer,Jean
Davoisneandvariousartistsandbandsacrosstheglobe.Sincethereleaseoftheband'sfirstalbum,'ReflectionsofaPurpleMoon,'ithassincebeenworkingonits
secondalbum.

Theaboveeventsareonlyasampleofwhatisfullylisted.Completedetailsareonthe"Media,EntertainmentandPerformingArtsIndustryNewsandEvents"
pageat:http://www.actorschecklist.com/news.html.Theeventsblogalsoshowslinkstopagesthataretranslatedintotenofthemostwidelyusedinternational
languagesreadovertheInternetotherthanEnglish.Thismonth'sphotoplacementhighlightsthe67thFestivaldeCannesandBassGuitaristJayenVarmaatPALM
ExpoinMumbai.Ifthephotodoesnotappearinthispostpleasevisittheblogpagetoviewit.Lookingaheadintothenextmonthbeawarethat:the59thAnnual
DramaDeskAwardswillbeheldinNewYorkCity,CineGearLAcomestoHollywood,BANFFWorldMediaFestivalopensinAlberta,annualBonnarooMusic
&ArtsFestivalcomestoManchester,BarcelonaFilmFestivalopensinBarcelona.