Jul 20, 2019 6:00 PM

The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture. The 2019 festival on Saturday, July 20th at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre is presented by Helix Collective in collaboration with the Academy of Scoring Arts. Films for the 2019 festival are curated by the faculty at the L.A. Film School, New York Film Academy – Los Angeles, and Columbia College, Hollywood.  6:00pm Composer and Filmmaker Panel  7:30pm Screening 9:00pm Reception Free Parking in Barnsdall Art Park Selected film composers are paired with a winning filmmaker to create an original score for the festival. The film is screened with the score performed live by the renowned performance and recording ensemble, Helix Collective. The screening includes an interview with the filmmakers and composers with arts journalist Tim Greiving. The audience votes for Best Picture and Best Musical Score and the awards are presented at the close of the festival. Now in it’s sixth season, LALSFF’s goal is to highlight the role of collaboration between composers and filmmakers. Acting like a talent agent, the festival brings experts in the two disciplines together. At the screenings, filmmakers and composers hear and see the work of new colleagues, meet new collaborators, and establish working relationships with each other. Helix Collective proves that it is possible to get talented, experienced film musicians to play and record for independent films! The 2019 festival signature sponsors are Spitfire Audio, the L.A. Film School, Orange Tree Samples, New York Film Academy – Los Angeles, and Sonic Fuel Studios. Additional sponsors include Embertone, UCLA Extension, Damon Tedesco, Columbia College Hollywood, and L.A. Percussion Rentals.  About Helix Collective Helix Collective founded and produces the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival. Helix is a Los Angeles-based ensemble that specializes in multi-media, collaborative performance and recording that has released three critically acclaimed albums and has recorded the scores for over thirty films. Called “dizzyingly virtuosic with exquisite musicianship and world-class range” by The Free Times and praised for their “beyond-the-ordinary programming,” the flexible instrumentation ensemble performs as a small chamber orchestra for the festival performance. Helix Collective has performed for several live soundtrack events including Silent Films Live and the Women Composers in Media event in Los Angeles. Recent performances include Live! at Museum in Laguna, CA, Classical Revolution: L.A., Beverly Hills Music in the Mansion, and Encinitas Music by the Sea. Helix Collective is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable community of multi-disciplinary, multi-genre artists working together to create accessible, immersive works of art in order to bring joy, connection, solace, and understanding to a wide and diverse audience. Festival Line-Up A Deep Breath - Directors - Ion Legarda, Aliza Jafri, Composer - Cali Wang After relocating to the United States, Ion Legarda uses his passion for Freediving to help him with the stresses and difficulties of adjusting to a new home, far from family and friends, whilst exploring the underwater world. Enigma - Director - Vaibhav Arora, Composer - Philip Timofeyev A man recounts his life while suffering from the illusion that he transcends space and time. HONEST - Director - Jonathan Samukange, Composer - Michael Paraskevas A young teenager desperate for a way out of poverty, makes the wrong decision. Last One - Director - Carlo Tonda, Composers - Isabelle Engman & Gerardo Garcia Jr. In a post-apocalyptic future, the last woman on Earth journeys to find other survivors and reconcile the loss of her loved ones. Lilith - Director - Marco Martínez, Composer - Sergei Stern Ryan is a depressed man who begs to see his dead girlfriend. His desperation will lead him to make a bad decision. Odd Job - Director - Meaghan Hellmers, Composer - Javier Colmen Gavin, an average 20 year old, responds to an advert for open interviews at a locally owned shop that, unbeknownst to him, is owned and frequented by otherworldly beings. SHHH! - Director - Devaughn Hooper, Composer - Lasse Elkjaer “SHH” is a horror film about a  timid young boy, who after being kidnapped by a deranged woman, is forced to indulge in her wicked fantasies. Siblings - Director - Savannah Sivert, Composer - Alex Robert Heinrich Three siblings deal with the loss of their mother. Together Forever - Director - Nirupan Dhakal, Composer - Jesper Ankarfeldt Together Forever' follows a mother grappling with the death of her daughter as she encounters a presence in her house. Won’t You Be My Friend - Director - Vionna Lam, Composer - Logan Stahley A ghost seeks out a friend in a teenage girl but when loneliness encloses on ghost, their real motives start to reveal themselves. About the composers of the 2019 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival: Jesper Ankarfeldt Jesper Ankarfeldt is a Danish LA based film composer with more then 100 films to his name. Latest his music was awarded the Golden FIPA award for Best Original Music at FIPA / Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuals for the Van God Los: Kerstkado. www.ankarfeldt.dk Javier Colmen Javier Colmen is a Film & Video Game composer from Madrid (Spain). After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he moved to Los Angeles where he’s been composing music for short films, video games and concert music as well. His influences include Spanish and Brazilian music, Jazz and classical composers among others. www.javiercolmen.com Lasse Elkjær Los Angeles-based Danish composer, Lasse Elkjær recently received an award for his gothic score for the horror movie Sticks (2018), featuring prominent Hollywood cellist Tina Guo. Elkaer moved to LA in 2013 to study at the Screen Scoring Program at USC. Since then, he has been involved in blockbuster movies, award winning documentaries, over 70 short movies and TV series. lasseelkjaer.dk Gerardo Garcia Jr. and Isabelle Engman Gerardo Garcia Jr. and Isabelle Engman are a composing team based in LA. They are graduates of the film scoring program at USC and have several years under their belt collaborating with clients like Microsoft, Sony Pictures and HBO. Combining their expertise, they've created a unique sound and teamwork. www.suitetracks.com Alex Robert Heinrich Alex Heinrich is a composer from Brazil. After attending USC's film scoring program he had the privilege to collaborate with composer Tony Morales on scores to Disney's TV show "Elena Of Avalor", Discovery Channel's "Alaska: The Last Frontier", ESPN's "30 For 30: The Dominican Dream" and the upcoming feature "Wish Man" among others. alexheinrich.com Michael Paraskevas Michael is a LA-based film composer, enthusiastic collaborator, and nostalgic film nerd. He also works closely with mentor, Christophe Beck, where he has written some additional music and co-composed the score for Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles. When not busy writing music he can be found watching Dodgers games, biking, or stuffing his face with tacos.   www.paraskevasmusic.com Logan Stahley Logan Stahley is a native of Billings, Montana, and holds a BA in Music Technology from Montana State University Bozeman. In 2015, he graduated with an MFA in Music Composition for the Screen from Columbia College Chicago. In 2015, he moved to LA to work as film composer and producer. loganstahley.com Sergei Stern Sergei Stern is a Sundance Composer Fellow (17'), whose music was featured in 'GOTHAM' TV series, 'Inside Amy Schumer' TV Show as well as 'Pawn Stars' and 'American Pickers' and other shows on History Channel, National Geographic, E!, HULU, Netflix. The latest feature film he scored, Queen Of Spades 2: The Looking Glass, was picked up by Disney receiving distribution all around the globe. Sergei has won 6 'Best Original Score' awards  at various film festivals. One of the latest documentaries he has scored was co-produced by Werner Herzog. So far he has scored 8 feature films and more than 80 shorts. www.sergeistern.com Philip Timofeyev Coming from a Russian upbringing, Philip Timofeyev is driven by the classical greats and passion for the arts. Studying piano and composition throughout his life, he developed an immense love of storytelling through music which brought and bonded him to the limitless world of cinema. PhilipTimofeyev.com Cali Wang Raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Cali Wang worked on various TV series, commercials and short films before she attended USC Thornton’s Masters of Music program in Screen Scoring in 2017. Currently based in Los Angeles, Cali continues to work on projects and with other industry professionals. She has recently received BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship 2018, and the Public Vote Winner Award of Pannonia Music Competition. caliwang.com About the filmmakers of the 2019 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival: Vionna Lam Vionna Lam is a writer and director currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She has directed 4 short films including the 2019 short, Between the Line, which was a semi-finalist at CineFest. A Colorado native, Vionna is an artistically, ambitious, Chinese-American filmmaker who is fluent in both English and Cantonese.   Marco Martinez Marco Polo Martinez is 30 years old, proudly born and raised in Mexico City. He studied in Mexico City and Spain and has 9 years experience in the film field. He has worked with directors and brands from all around the world. Vaibhav Arora Vaibhav Arora is from New Delhi, India. He was always fond of films since childhood but never thought of pursuing it as a career. I found my love for camera & lighting techniques after leaving playing cricket and came here to USA to learn and pursue cinematography and filmmaking. Meaghan Hellmers Meaghan is 20 years old and a senior at Columbia College Hollywood. Originally from San Diego, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an education and career in the film industry. She is passionate and dedicated to bringing important and entertaining stories to life through film. Nirupam Dhakal Nirupam Dhakal is an 18-year-old who hails from the city of Biratnagar, from Nepal. He came to Los Angeles nine months ago to study film in the Los Angeles Film School. His main dream is to write and direct horror movies. He also likes doing production design. Ion Legarda Born in Seville, Spain. He recently moved to the United States to study Production at the New York Film Academy. From a very young age, Ion was a competitive swimmer, until he got drafted to the IDF (Israel Defense Force) at the age of 18. Shortly after being released from the army, during a trip to the Philippines, Ion decided to take his love for the water to the next step and become a Freediver. Aliza Jafri Born in Karachi, Pakistan. She grew up in Canada for most of her life before coming to the United States to pursue a degree in Film and TV Production. Aliza has produced many short films including the short film “Keepsakes”, which has won several awards including the Award of Excellence at the Global Shorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. Aliza has also served as the 2nd Assistant Director for the film “Sherdil”, shot in Pakistan, Dubai and Egypt. Jonathan Samukange Jonathan Samukange is a film director in his final year at the New York Film Academy where he collaborates and creates films, music videos, fashion editorial clips, commercials and even cartoons. Organizing and working with other creatives, building teams and telling exciting stories is his true passion. All the way from Zimbabwe. DeVaughn Hooper After serving in the United States Navy for four years, De’Vaughn Hooper decided to pursue his dream as a writer. He then attended Full Sail University where he obtained a Bachelors In Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing, and is now studying film at Los Angeles Film school. Savannah Sivert Savannah Sivert is originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland. After completing her Bachelors of fine arts in Quincy, Massachusetts, Savannah moved to Los Angeles for her master’s program in filmmaking in 2015. During her program, she wrote and directed her short film, Siblings, a film dedicated to her late mother and her family. Carlo Tonda Born and raised in Guatemala, Carlo Tonda came to the U.S. to pursue filmmaking and minority representation in media. His films explore taboo subjects through a lens of fantasy. Recently, he shot and co-edited the feature drama film Abide, and is directing Poor Connection, a long-distance romantic comedy.

Oct 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Join OARS for a night of award-winning short films, food, brews, and live music as we as we celebrate 50 years of guiding, friendship, conservation, and community. Doors at 6pm. Films at dusk. $25 includes 2 drink tickets, 1 dinner ticket, and 1 OARS 50th Anniversary YETI Rambler 18-oz Bottle.* 100% of ticket sales for this event will be donated to the Pam and George Wendt Foundation, an organization with the vision to connect young people to one of the world’s greatest resources—our wild places. Awesome gear prizes courtesy of YETI, NRS, Smith Optics, and Chaco.  All welcome. Kids 15 and under free with a paying adult (limit 2 free kids/adult), YETI drinkware limited to paying adults. Limited tickets available. Free parking at the OARS boathouse. Just like a river trip, this is a rain or shine event so show up dressed for the weather. There will be limited indoor seating and covered outdoor seating. *Dinner + YETI stainless drinkware guaranteed for the first 150 guests. Learn more: boathousetour.org

Jul 29, 2019 9:00 AM

The Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival is the intersection between media, politics, culture and entertainment. Whistleblower stories (books and movies) are as American as apple pie. Come to the only Washington, DC film festival with event on Capitol Hill. Rub elbows with famous whistleblowers like Frank Serpico and Jeff Wigand or meet political leaders like Senator Charles Grassley, Representative Elijah Cummings and “Jonestown” survivor, Representative Jackie Speier. There is not free press without news sources. There can be no Congressional oversight without government informants. Whistleblowers are the “Fifth Estate” protecting freedom and liberty.Over the last twelve years members from the Make it Safe Coalition (MISC) have arranged an assembly of whistleblowers in Washington, DC each year for an annual conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower’s Week. During that time members of the Make it Safe Coalition have passed thirteen laws, including No FEAR and the WPEA, conducted congressional lobby days, provided Continuing Legal Education training, written Op-Eds, published magazines and books, hosted radio shows, provided mentoring and lawyer referrals, penned sign-on letters, submitted amicus briefs, written columns and law review articles, made television appearances, produced plays / theatrical productions, showcased a film series, held protest rallies at the White House and on the National Mall. Whistleblowers have even “occupied” government agencies and hosted both national and regional conferences in: Washington (DC), New York (NY), Baltimore (MD), Atlanta (GA), Chicago (IL),  Houston (TX), Los Angeles (CA) and Little Rock (AR). ACORN 8 and the host committee are proud to announce the theme for the Whistleblower Summit this year is True North—Persevering in the Pursuit of JusticeThe Whistleblower Summit includes historic panel discussions with distinguished authors of whistleblower books followed by film screenings of “Pillar Award” nominated films and documentaries. Thus “Movie Night” with the whistleblowers was one of the highlights of our annual summit, because it gave whistleblowers, advocates and conference attendees an opportunity to interact with the general public in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes camaraderie and builds broad community support. We are a coalition of individual whistleblowers, grassroots activists, public interest advocates and policy makers. We provide a sense of community and mutual support for whistleblowers or civil and human rights activists. During the conference, we also present the Pillar Award for Human Rights. The Pillar is awarded to notable civil and human rights champions; previous recipients include Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Senator Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). The Pillar is awarded to politicians, community activists and journalists—including documentary filmmakers.The Whistleblower Summit recognizes that cinema is a powerful medium for highlighting civil and human rights violations across the globe. It seeks to shine a light on stories of courage and perseverance in the face of injustice, and to encourage individuals to stand together to achieve human rights for all. Consequently, we are pleased to announce the opening of submissions for its annual film festival, which will take place in July 2019. We are looking for films about whistleblowers, the First Amendment or that touch on one or several human rights issues that are connected to our areas of work this includes freedom of expression, women’s rights, discrimination, communal violence, human rights defenders, among other issues. The themes mentioned are not exhaustive, films centered on other civil and human rights issues are equally welcome for submission.

Jul 27, 2019 7:00 PM


Jul 29, 2019 9:00 AM

Are you looking to move your business to Amazon? Are you looking to create a new business on Amazon? Are you trying to figure out how to make the best use of your Amazon Seller business? Then you need to attend the Amazon Seller One-Day Bootcamp! Have you wondered how Amazon manages to have nearly every product imaginable available for sale? Sure, Amazon buys and sells a lot of its own inventory. But in addition, Amazon has spent the past couple decades letting independent resellers use its platform to sell their goods. It's called the Amazon Marketplace and the sellers, like you, are Amazon Sellers.Amazon Sellers range from mom and pop businesses selling custom goods to multi-million dollar businesses and everyone in between. Whether you are looking for a "side hustle," a second job or full-time work, the Amazon Marketplace is the perfect place to start. Why? Because it's where the money is! (Willie Sutton was wrong.) WHAT IS THE AMAZON SELLER ONE-DAY BOOTCAMP?The Amazon Seller One-Day Bootcamp is an intensive training course that provides everything that is needed to successfully take an existing business onto Amazon or create an entirely new business on Amazon using the Amazon Marketplace platform.The course addresses both Fullfilled By Amazon (FBA) and seller fulfilled operations. Among the many topics covered in this bootcamp are:* How to source private label products to sell;* How to manage the Amazon Seller Central dashboard;* How to create Amazon detail pages that sell;* How to establish and manage Fulfilled by Amazon operations;* How to establish and manage Fulfilled by Seller operations;* How to create successful Amazon Sponsored Ads and Amazon Headline Ads;* How to create winning social media strategies that promote Amazon listings;* How to analyze results and make adjustments to sales strategies;* And a whole lot more in this 8-hour course!ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: The Amazon Seller One-Day Bootcamp is taught by Jesse Torres, Chief Operating Officer and Director of eCommerce for BOLDFACE.Jesse has been involved in Amazon eCommerce since the early 2000s, when he operated a very successful used business book shop on Amazon's original seller marketplace. Today, Jesse is responsible for backpack and guitar case maker BOLDFACE's eCommerce and global sales operations.Jesse's success as a small business operator includes being named Businessperson of the Year by the United States House of Representatives (32nd Congressional District) and being featured in countless articles, blogs and podcasts. Jesse was co-host of CNBC radio's Two Men in Your Business and is also a contributor for Entrepreneur.com and has written several books and hundreds of small business-related articles.Jesse is a graduate of UCLA and is a Southern California native. He has been married for over 20 years and is the father of two amazing daughters.  FAQs The bootcamp sold out before I was able to register. How can I register for the waitlist or the next bootcamp? Attendance to this bootcamp is limited. If the course is sold out send an emaili to the presenter at [email protected] and request to be added to the waitlist. If space does not open you will receive a notice for the following bootcamp. Attendance is kept small to encourage discussion and maximize value to attendees. Where do I park? Plenty of free parking is available on 190th Street. Building parking is very limited and fills quickly. What can I bring into the event? Bring a notepad and plenty of questions. While there will be structure to the course there will also be the opportunity to go "off script" to address specific questions and challenges. Although eight hours may sound like a long time you will find yourself wondering where the time went. So be prepared with specific questions you may have to make sure you get the most from the eight hour boot camp! Can I bring a laptop and will there be wifi? You may bring a laptop. The facility will have wifi available. Will food be provided? Coffee, juice and bagels will be provided in the morning. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided during a "working lunch." Cookies and soft drinks will be provided in the afternoon. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? The best person to contact will be the presenter. You can contact Jesse Torres by email at [email protected]  Allow him 24 hours to respond as he receives many emails. Can this program be provided to my chamber of commerce or other organization? Jesse Torres makes himself available to organizations. Contact him directly at [email protected] to obtain his speaker rate and other information. Can I attend future boot camps at no cost? Paid attendees of the Amazon Seller One-Day Bootcamp can attend "refresher' sessions as ASODB "alumni" for $20 for up to 12 months after attending the paid session. Up to 30% of each bootcamp may be comprised of alumni. Email [email protected] to obtain an alumni code for the bootcamp. The frequency of future Amazon Seller One-Day Bootcamps are dependent on demand and presenter availability. Bootcamp participants will be invited to join a private alumni Facebook group where notifications of future bootcamps will be posted.

Jul 20, 2019 7:00 PM

JENNIFER THOMAS  || THE FIRE WITHIN TOURJennifer performs her epic music in intimate venues.Featuring special opening guest - J.ournal PoemsJuly 20, 2019 - Hollywood Piano - Recital Hall, Burbank, CA6:30pm Doors, 7:00 pm Show | Duration 2.5h Tickets $30 general seating$50 - VIP Soundcheck + photos (5:00 - 6:00pm) All ages welcome Versatile and award-winning pianist, violinist, composer, and recording artist Jennifer Thomas makes her highly anticipated debut USA tour - featuring music primarily from her latest album, the critically acclaimed The Fire Within, which debuted #3 on Billboard Classical, and #2 on Billboard Classical Crossover. Thomas, an endorsed Yamaha artist, whose music is often described as being “cinematic” and “epic”, will perform on the piano, as well as some violin throughout the concert - backed by the high definition audio power of her orchestral tracks (recorded at Abbey Road Studios by the English Session Orchestra). The powerful tour de force of Jennifer’s captivating and emotionally charged music, combined with her open and real personal stories performed in these intimate venues will not only be an experience that fans will feel to their core, but one that will resonate in their hearts as well.   “If you like brash, beautiful bold music that will light the musical fury from within, then yes “The Fire Within” is all that and more! Jennifer Thomas has simply added another brilliant recording to an already impressive discography that continues to shout out on the mountain tops the need for a complete full assault of major label support.  Yes, she is that impressive.” - Michael Debbage, music critic, mainlypiano.com ABOUT JENNIFER THOMAS Award-winning American pianist, violinist, and composer, Jennifer Thomas performed as a soloist with symphonies and orchestras before striking out on her own as a successful recording artist in 2007. An endorsed Yamaha artist, Thomas’ original compositions and classical covers have found favor on the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts, and her music has been used in films, television, and sports. Thomas has also garnered almost a half billion streams on Pandora and Spotify. A native of Seattle, Washington, Thomas began her formal musical training at home at the age of five — her mother is also a pianist and composer. She studied piano at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where she performed with the school’s piano ensemble and played violin in its symphony. Upon graduating, the in-demand multi-instrumentalist performed with Salt Lake City’s Murray Symphony, the Temple Square Concert Series, and the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and worked for the Seattle Symphony in their educational department. During this time Thomas began composing her own pieces, drawing on her deep knowledge of classical music to craft instrumental works that were both steeped in tradition, and experimental and cinematic. Adapting five classical pieces and debuting eight original compositions, she released her debut album, Key of Sea , in 2007. Two years later after the birth of her first son, she issued The Lullaby Album, a collaboration with her mother, Carolyn Southworth, that featured lullabies Southworth sang to Thomas as a child. The critically acclaimed and expansive Illumination arrived in 2012, and saw Thomas infusing her bold classical style with elements of world music.  She performed “Illumination” at Carnegie Hall in 2015, where she won “Best Piano Instrumental Album” for the EPR Radio Awards. Her Christmas-themed Winter Symphony arrived in 2015, and featured collaborations with musicians from the Ensign Chorus, the Utah Symphony , the Salt Lake City Pops Orchestra, and the Cochin Chamber Orchestra recorded at St. Edwards Cathedral at Bastyr University in the Seattle area. Thomas debuted this album’s music in a 2-night concert with the Ensign Symphony & Chorus at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. A remastered version of of her 2007 debut, Key of Sea, featuring bonus cuts and new artwork was issued in 2017 as Key of Sea - 10 Year Special Edition. In 2018 she signed with the Japanese record label, Avex Entertainment, in Japan and released a special Japanese version of Key of Sea - after her original song, “A Beautiful Storm” gained international attention as it was heard around the world in the free skate program of champion ice skater, Rika Kihira’s (winning the NHK Trophy, the 4 Continents, the World Grand Prix, and placing 4th in Worlds). In late 2018, Thomas released The Fire Within, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Classical, and #2 on Billboard Classical Crossover. The album was co-produced together with Swedish film composer, Glen Gabriel, and features the English Session Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, as well as musicians from her long-time collaborator the Ensign Symphony. The critically acclaimed album also features renowned guest artists Eurielle, Tina Guo, and The Rogue Pianist.  In late summer 2018, Thomas returned to Benaroya Hall again as a guest soloist with the Ensign Symphony & Choir, debuting the music from The Fire Within. In addition to Thomas’s 6 albums, she has also composed two film scores for the independent films Minuet (Ryan K. McNeal) (Won Best Film Score, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and the Gold Medal of Excellence, Park City Music Film Festival), and Desert Rose (Alex Jones/Ryan K. McNeal)(nominated for Best Film Score, Hollywood Music in Media Awards). Thomas has also been featured as a guest artist on several other albums, including the Grammy Award nominated album Love Language by Wouter Kellerman. Thomas is an active YouTuber and Patreon Creator, and has released multiple award-winning music videos for her music, as well as a plethora of vlogs, tutorials, and behind-the-scenes videos that showcase what it takes to produce her music and how she juggles life with her business partner/husband and three young children. Jennifer is a long time active member of The Recording Academy, the International Music and Entertainment Association, and the Alliance for Women Film Composers. This is Jennifer’s first official solo tour and is excited to embark on this new ground. ABOUT J.OURNAL POEMS "I believe that we’re spiritual beings having human experiences. So I try to view everyday life through a lens of eternal truth. Making sense of this human condition we all share is what inspires me to write poetry. And I like to put my poetry to pictures – moving pictures… because it’s more moving." - J.ournal Poems  J.ournal is a multi-award winning spoken word poet who infuses his poetry with music ranging from acoustic rock to hip-hop to epic cinematic scores to create soundscapes for what he calls “video poems”. His topics vary from philosophy to nostalgia, from “Rocky” allegories to social commentaries. His videos have been viewed over 14 million times. Though diverse, all of his creations share a core message of hope, perseverance, faith, and truth.     VENUE INFO: This concert will have a VIP soundcheck option for 10 people (first come first serve through ticketing).  This includes coming early for soundcheck, doing photos before the concert, and Jennifer will also give you a signed copy of "The Fire Within" then as well. FAQs  Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?All ages welcome.  Please take young children out if they need attention.  Can I talk to Jennifer and meet her at the concert?Jennifer will be available post-concert to sign CDs, posters, take photos and will try her best to get to as many people as possible.  We may add VIP meet & greet package later on that would involve more than this and will have more information on that later if it happens.  In that case, those interested would be able to upgrade their tickets if interested. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?Please use the contact form on the organizer's event page.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?You can bring your printed ticket, or your online confirmation.  What are my parking options at the event?Free Parking is available at the Venue. What's the refund policy?All sales final. Is my ticket transferable?Yes. Please see instructions here.

Jul 20, 2019 7:00 PM

JENNIFER THOMAS || THE FIRE WITHIN TOUR. Jennifer performs her epic music in intimate venues.

Aug 16, 2019 5:30 PM

WAMCon Los Angeles: Sound for Picture   WAMCon Los Angeles: Sound for Picture is a recording arts conference for women (including transgender or cisgender; non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals) presented by Women's Audio Mission (WAM). WAMCon Los Angeles is generously hosted by Disney Animation Studios and sponsored by Dolby, Spotify, Eventide, Epidemic Sound, iZotope, Shure, and Universal Audio.  Don't miss this behind-the-scenes experience with award-winning post-production sound professionals for animation, film, TV and games. As demand continues for sophisticated, creative sound design and advanced scoring techniques for all types of media, thousands of jobs are being created in these multi-billion dollar industries. Come learn and network with the best of the best in amazing post-production facilities.  This event is perfect for anyone interested in sound design, production sound, dialog and music editing, re-recording mixing, as well as musicians and students interested in the recording, film, animation and television industries. To date, WAMCon has been presented in cities around the country like New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Boston, in collaboration with such partners as Dolby, Disney, Universal Music Group, Capitol Studios, YouTube, The Recording Academy, iZotope and more. Special note: Friday evening's conference location will be announced via e-mail to ticket holders at the request of our host.  Friday, August 16, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm Location: To be announced via e-mail to ticket holders prior to the event.  5:30pm - 6:30pm - Registration and Reception 6:30pm - 6:45pm - Welcome by Women's Audio Mission 6:45pm - 7:35pm - Panel and Q & A 7:35pm - 8:25pm - Panel and Q & A 8:30pm - Event Close Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 9:30am - 4:00pm Location: Walt Disney Studios, 500 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91521 9:30am - 10:00am - Registration at Walt Disney Studios 10:00am - 10:30am - Presentation by Berenice Robinson 10:30am - 12:00pm - Workshops with Fabienne Rawley, David Fluhr and Annlie Huang 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch at Buena Vista Commissary 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Workshops with Fabienne Rawley, David Fluhr and Annlie Huang 2:45pm - 4:00pm - Closing Panel Women's Audio Mission focuses on increasing the gender balance in audio production and technology sectors since less than 5% of the population employed in these sectors are women. There are limited spots available in our conferences and they often sell out, so we ask that if you are not woman-identified (transgender or cisgender), non-binary or gender non-conforming, that you reconsider registering. We will not turn anyone away, but please be mindful that if you take up a seat, that is one less woman or non binary-identified individual that we can serve. We thank you for your understanding in advance and for joining us in our mission to advance women and girls in music production and the recording arts.   Speakers BERENICE ROBINSON VP, Post-Production, Walt Disney Animation Studios Berenice Robinson, vice president of Post Production at Walt Disney Animation Studios, began her career in France at Buena Vista International (BVI) Europe. Robinson later moved to London to become director of Film Operations for BVI Europe where she supervised international releases for both live-action and animated titles in over 32 territories. Robinson moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and joined Disney Animation as supervisor of Post Production on the film “Hercules,” during which she was given the opportunity to work closely with legendary directors John Musker and Ron Clements. Robinson was promoted to vice president of Post Production in 2006. Throughout her career at Disney Animation, Robinson has contributed her talents to over 15 animated films, including the Academy Award®-nominated “Moana.” ANNLIE HUANG Re-Recording Mix Technician, Walt Disney Animation Studios FABIENNE RAWLEY Head of Editorial, Walt Disney Animation Studios Rawley is responsible for assembling storyboards, dialogue, sound effects and other elements to shape each sequence at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Working with the directors, she helps develop the characters and overall story.  Rawley came to Disney in 2013 with a background as a live-action editor. She worked on Robert Zemeckis’ fims “The Walk” and “Monster House, which was her first foray into animation, as well as independent films “The Last Word and “God said ‘Ha!’” As an assistant at Disney previously, she worked on “Cool Runnings” and Miramax’s “The Doctor.”  Rawley attended Bennington College in Vermont, studying English and French literature, as well as sculpture. She considers editing a form of sculpture—creating and shaping an experience. Rawley lives in Sherman Oaks with her husband, their 16-year-old son and three dogs: Izzy, Coco and Chip Chip. KENDALL DEMAREST Associate Music Editor, Walt Disney Animation Studios Kendall grew up in Plano, Texas and discovered her passion for music at an early age. An avid saxophone and piano player, Kendall was drum major of her high school marching band and received numerous achievement awards for her musicianship. In pursuit of a career in music for film, Kendall received her B.S. in Recording Arts from Indiana University, where she was President of her student Audio Engineering Society chapter. She worked as a manager for the Indiana University Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative before moving to Los Angeles to work in the music department at DreamWorks TV Animation in 2016. There, she worked on a number of Netflix original television shows such as “Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh,” “All Hail King Julien,” and “The Adventures of Puss in Boots.” Kendall later made her way to Disney as an apprentice music editor and has since worked on “Ralph Breaks The Internet,” numerous Short Circuit experimental films, and the upcoming “Frozen 2.” Kendall is an active member of the MPSE, ASIFA, Women In Animation, and Women’s Audio Mission. She currently resides in Studio City, California. DAVID FLUHR Re-Recording Mixer, Walt Disney Animation Studios After having studied at Manhattan School of Music (New York) in high school and attended Crane School of Music in NY, David came to LA in 1980 to work at post production facility Compact Video, beginning his career in sound for picture as an office assistant, then transfer operator, sound editor, and then a stage recordist/assistant. Soon, he launched his re-recording career mixing documentaries, TV shows, and many high-profile music specials and videos. After winning 9 Emmys with 38 nominations and two Cinema Audio Society awards for his work over the next 10 years, he transitioned in 1996 to Todd AO Studios, and moved into live action film sound re-recording. In 2004, he was invited to Walt Disney Studios where he also began mixing animated films. Since 2004, David has mixed dialog and music on every animated film for Disney Animation Studios, including Bolt, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, Wreck It Ralph, Moana, and the Oscar winning Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Zootopia. He and his team also won the CAS Sound Mixing Award for Frozen and Big Hero 6. David has developed, tested and implemented Disney’s proprietary Dolby Atmos post production workflows currently in use on all Disney Animation feature films and home formats. David's recent work includes the Nat Geo documentary “JANE” (winning the CAS Award), “The Highwaymen” for Netflix Feature films, “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, and “Descendants 3” for ABC. He will be starting Frozen 2 later this summer for a worldwide fall release. David is a former two-term governor of the Sound Branch of the Television Academy, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sound Branch, a member of the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Board of Directors since 1986, and was President of the CAS for four years. TERRI WINSTON Executive Director, Women's Audio Mission Terri Winston is Founder and Executive Director of Women's Audio Mission and a former Professor and Director of the Sound Recording Arts Program at City College of San Francisco. Her career as a songwriter, composer, recording engineer, and producer spans 30 years. Winston was signed by Polygram and BMG, and has shared the stage with P.J. Harvey, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Flaming Lips and Fugazi. In the studio she has worked with Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, Greg Hawkes of The Cars, Kronos Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Wu Man, and Tanya Tagaq. Winston holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. 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Sep 21, 2019 9:00 AM

Join us for our semi-annual Powered by Purpose Tour – Los Angeles, CA. We have gathered some of the most empowering women in entertainment, media, health and entrepreneurship to inspire and empower one another.  The Powered by Purpose Tour – Los Angeles, CA includes lunch along with vendor booths, networking opportunities, panel discussions and the camaraderie of sisterhood! Be a part of this amazing Women’s Empowerment Experience in Los Angeles. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Cherilyn Lee http://www.poweredbypurposetour.com KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Cherilyn Lee Dr. Cherilyn Lee, PhD, RN, NP, CHNP, completed her training as a Registered Nurse at Southwest Community College in Los Angeles, California. She graduated in 1982 as a Physician Assistant from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, and later became a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Lee has served many celebrity clients. NuWellnessHealthCare.com SPEAKERS Dr. Tara Rasta Dr. Tara Rasta is a chiropractor who specializes in both Functional Medicine and Network Spinal Analysis in an effort to break people away from depression, anxiety and other ailing thought patterns. This combination of techniques helps her clients find emotional, physical and spiritual release from underlying neurological pressures, spinal obstructions, tensions and shifts. Hillary Foster As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, for nearly two decades Hillary Foster has helped individuals, couples, and families dealing with struggling relationships, anxiety, and depression. But what she is most passionate about is empowering women to live a life of Freedom! Last year Hillary took a deep dive exploring spirituality on what she called “Her Journey to Freedom at Fifty.” She explored new modalities relating to  spiritual, emotional, physical and mental health. Things like: Reiki, Psychics, meditation and other holistic healing modalities. She also explored topics like: abundance, happiness, gratitude, and forgiveness. What Hillary learned was amazing and she wants to share it all with you! Doris F. Mosley Doris F. Mosley is a Master Educator, Cosmetologist, Certified Trichologist and Certified Trichology Instructor with over 44 years in the Beauty Industry. Hair Loss right now is at an epidemic high and it effects men, women and children of all ages. Doris will discuss the causes of hair loss and will offer hair loss restoration solutions. L.C. “Lauren” Cragg L.C. “Lauren” Cragg as an award winning writer, screenwriter and producer, brings not only her insightful storytelling, but her creative film financing and niche marketing expertise to this project. L.C. Cragg is also an award winning risk manager, who has parlayed risk financing expertise into this project.  Producing this film has enhanced her risk appetite to “take more long shots” and give 120% to every effort. She has tools for giving you the courage to achieve your business goals! Sharifah Hardie Sharifah Hardie, also known as Ask Sharifah, is CEO of X ROADS TV. Ms. Hardie is a business consultant, radio host, and influencer. With over twenty five years of business experience, Ms. Hardie served a key role as a Consultant and as Director of Marketing of Punch TV Studios. As such, she was able to assist the company to expand its reach, gain national exposure and raise millions of dollars in its Initial Public Offering (IPO). Torin Lee Torin Lee is a Pathfinder – certified Skills for Change coach, Reiki Master, Energy Healer and intuitive entrepreneur. She brings almost 20 years of coaching, communication, training and business experience to the field. Through her training, speaking, Fortune-500 consulting, intuitive healing and retreat programs, she guides her clients through the process of releasing held stories and limiting beliefs. Torin is most passionate about helping people in navigate crisis and major life transitions. She helps those she partners with find their path forward.

Jul 27, 2019 10:00 AM

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Proudly Presents the 2019 Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney Western Heritage Symposium - Featuring Program Guest Speaker Michael Aku RoDriguez Filmaker and 2019 National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame Inductee  Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 10AM - 12 Noon Radisson Hotel North-Fossil Creek | 2540 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76106 Free Admission | Refreshments | Free Parking Scope of Program:Each year, notable historians and authors bring history lessons to life in their exciting educational presentations. This is a free community program. RSVP Requested.   | Eventbrite.com | [email protected] | www.cowboysofcolor.org | (817) 534-8801 About the Speaker: FILMMAKER: Michael Aku RoDriguez Being  Mescalero Apache and Zapotec heritage RoDriguez was taught and inspired by the traditions of his culture. While in film school at T.C.C. North East College, he started his career working in Video Production, Post Event Meeting A/V Services, and Event Management where he gained the ability to coordinate video tours, T.V., fashion/trade shows, and conventions as a line-producer and cinematographer for 2000 Frida Kahlo Fashion show, Martha Stewart Collection Show 2001, and 2002 Reba McEntire Shoe Fashion. It is also here where RoDriguez began working as a actor and line-producer for commercials and independent films, where he learned the intricacies of feature film production from some of the most skilled and talented technicians in the industry. He then went on to acting on indie film, "The Prodigy." in 2005,  “Walker Texas Ranger” TV series in 2006 and working production on indie film “Black Nile” in 2006, where he was casted and line-producer in "The Blue Jay." 2007 indie film. Adding to his talents, RoDriguez was a musician with bands such as SpoonFed Tribe and JointMethod... He played bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, and back vocals where he help to create his company Say What You Want Records in 1990-2005… Creating 5 albums and toured with The Bob Marley Freedom Festival: West Coast in 2001/2002 and Lollapalooza Tour: East To West Coast in 2003, and singer songwriter ClayWalker in 2006 .In 2008, RoDriguez was brought on to direct, produce, write, and compose the acclaimed PBS documentary “ The Rose A Sense of Place" that received a The Telly Award. That same year RoDriguez created Zoom On A Star D. Stories: LearnShops that teaches digital media technology to engage at risk youths in creating stories told through digital images. In 2008 the students created “Dia De Los Muertos” Documentary, 2009 “Monologues” Film that premiered at Rose Marine Theatre. Because of Rodriguez’s LearnShops in 2010-2011 he received a NEA: National Endowment Of The Arts-Education Arts Grant as the project film coordinator for “Wall Visions” Mural documentary starring the children and communities. While teaching he began working as a  Director, Producer, and Director of Photography (D.P.) with indie film “Uprising Of The Six Sun.” He also worked in the sound department on “I See World Peace” documentary film in 2012 and production work on National Geographic's "Eyewitness War" 2013 documentary, "This Changes EveryThing" documentary, and ScFy's "Alien Encounter 3" TVSeries. With the extraordinary international success he Produced and Director of Photography (D.P.) a film, through his company So Be It Films... the political documentary “La Gran Falacia” (The Great Fallacy) Documentary in 2013 that received the official selection and best spanish film at SunScreen Film Festival, official selection at Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and Rincon International Film Festival. In 2014 wrapped up "Earth Painters," short documentary filmed in Swazilnad Mbanbane,  Africa & Chiapas, Mexico, and “The Exiled Wife’s” short documentary and was Director, Producer, Writer, Director of Photography (D.P.), Editor, and Composer which received 2 Awards in 2015 for Best Local Filmmaker & Emerging Directors; Latino & Native American Film Festival, LANAFF, and also with documentary trailer "THEIR LAST RIDE" he received 2016 BEST Documentary Short Film: Silver Springs International Film Festival, SSIFF.  2016/2017 EQUUS Film Festival TOUR EFF, and won 2018 Best trailer; Latino & Native American Film Festival, LANAFF. in 2017 Produced/Directed/Co-Writer/DP CBS7's Mini Documentary Special, "BUFFALO SOLDIERS of WEST TEAXS," Announcing Mini Documentary Short, "SPIRIT" that received the Official 2018 EQUUS Film Festival TOUR EFF, touring in Sedona, AZ,  Los Angeles, CA, and Durango, CO, more dates coming soon this year. EARTH DAY 2018 RoDriguez released "SHATTERING SACRED GROUND," documentary film 4years in the making which he was the Director, Producer, Writer, Director of Photography (D.P.), Editor, and Composer. 2019 he worked on ID Investigation Discovery reality/Doc (TV) production team, and this summer in Puerto Rico as a DP & SoundMixer on the feature film, "The Golden Boys" .​Currently RoDriguez is working on Writing, Directing and Producing 2 feature films based on true events, 2 documentaries that focus on social problems and global social change - both inside the United States and throughout Africa, Brazil, India, and Haiti while working with very modest budgets

Jul 18, 2019 8:30 PM

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Jul 20, 2019 10:00 AM

Film Schools can be great at helping you learn to MAKE a film.  Unfortunately, even the best of them tend not to be great about teaching you to MAKE MONEY with films.  With that in mind, I developed 4 separate 5 hour-intensives as deep dives into the parts of producing that are not often taught in school.  Those are: Indiefilm Packaging Like a Pro: Film Financing FAST!, Mastering Movie Marketing, and Avoiding distribution Disaster. For the FIRST TIME EVER, I'm making this content available outside of my in-person workshops in San Francisco through this 4-part webinar series taking place over 4 Saturdays from July 20th to August 10. These videos will be recorded and made available for sale on Udemy, but it will take some time to get them live on there.  People who buy the tickets here will get immediate access to the replay, AND the presentation decks.   Here's just some of what you'll learn across these 4 workshops. How to Find & Close Investors What content Distributors will PAY FOR RIGHT NOW! How to Find and Engage with your Audience so they'll BUY YOUR MOVIE. How to get your film ready to get investors on board.  (It's not JUST a business plan & Deck) How to Attach Recognizable Name Talent to your Project to MASSIVELY increase your revenue How to tell a GOOD distribution Deal from a BAD one and WHEN TO WALK AWAY.   The 10 Ways to finance an independent film! How to get a Letter of intent from a Sales Agent What you need to get a pre-sale (yes, you still can.) What every investor needs to know about your project. How to find Financing YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY BACK so you can MAXIMIZE Ownership in your own film! How to build a COMMUNITY so you ALWAYS have money for your work! Plus a whole lot more! If you're only seeing this after a few have dropped, don't worry, you'll get the replays right when you register!  Here's the webinar Schedule. July 20th: Packaging Like a pro. July 27th: Film Financing FAST August 3rd: Mastering Movie Marketing August 10th: Avoiding Distribution Disasters. August 17th and 18th in Las Cruces New Mexico August 31st at 145 9th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102. Each individual class is 79.95 (plus Eventbrite fees.) All 4 are 199.95, AND we'll pay the Eventbrite fees (that's a 42% discount!) Not only that but if you live in Las Cruces New Mexico, I have a 2-day intensive workshop on August 17th and 18th for you to take the knowledge from these workshops and develop an ACTIONABLE strategy and plan of attack around these principles.  If you want to take part in that, register using the link below and you'll be added to ALL 4 OF THESE WEBINARS for the same price! Finally, if you're in the greater Bay Area, I'm doing a 5-hour intensive workshop to ACTUALLY OUTLINE YOUR PERSONAL BUSINESS PLAN and get INDIVIDUALIZED Next steps for your project on August 31st.  It also includes the 4 workshops above.  If you'd like me to come to your organization, please feel free to reach out here!  Why should you listen to me? Ben founded, in 2014, an independent film producer's representation company Guerrilla Rep Media.  Ben Yennie has 15 feature film Producer Credits since 2014 he earned by working with filmmakers to Sales Agents and distributors.  So far this year he’s raised 7 figures in financing for various project.  These films have appeared on many platforms, and DVDs are set to be widely available for one in September.  This year, Ben is set to coordinate two theatrical runs for independent feature films.   Ben has helped secure letters of intent, build business plans, and helped to raise funds for 3 early stage films in 2018.   Guerrilla Rep Media was officially launched with the book "The Guerrilla Rep: American Film Market Success on No Budget" which has been used as a textbook in ten film schools and is now in its second edition and audiobook.    He also Authored The Entrepreneurial Producer and the first-of-its-kind State of the Film Industry Report.   Ben is also the co-founder of the Film/Video Project Management Platform ProductionNext and is Founder of a new Angel Investment Group Cultural Capital Investments, with the goal to destigmatize Cultural asset classes.   Ben has been featured in CNN Money, The Seattle Film Summit, Indie Film Hustle, The Movie Making is Hard Podcast, The Filmmaking Sucks Podcast, the Indie Film Academy the Deseret News,  the Film Trooper Podcast, and is a contributor to IndieWire, Hope For Film.com, and Cinesource magazine.