Cinequest Film Festival opens with a Gala party featuring appetizers, desserts, cocktails and entertainment, and continues its run through March 13 in San Jose. During Canadian Music Week, up to 150 artists will be selected to play in CMW's Official Breakthrough Showcase Series in selected downtown Toronto venues through March 5. The 4th Annual Billboard Music & Money Symposium conducts an in-depth examination of the financial realities in the music industry for a one-time only March 3 session in New York City. The Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees host a press conference for its upcoming awards show on March 3 in Nashville. Alameda Writers Group which presents lectures by novelists, screenwriters, agents, producers and other industry professionals, besides offering support and feedback for works-in-progress, has its free monthly meeting March 5 at Glendale Central Library in Glendale. A weekend workshop for actors of all experience and capability with instructor Kirk Baltz takes place March 5 and 6 in Los Angeles. An Audition Science Seminar at Burt Reynold's Museum located in Jupiter, will be held March 6-8. A BMI Round Table examines how the Nashville music industry operates, as well as other topics, when it meets March 7 in Nashville. UCLA-WINMEC Mobile Media/Entertainment Forum hosts professionals from Hollywood's entertainment and media industry analyzing Mobile/Wireless proliferation. The RockstarImage.com Seminar features author, speaker, and image coach John Battaglia for the evening of March 8. National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters 21st Annual Communications Awards Dinner honors Michael Schultz, Melvin Van Peebles, Vanessa Williams and others at a March 11 engagement in Washington, DC. The International Live Music Conference at Kensington London is "by invitation only", and seeks to bring together key figures involved in the presentation of live entertainment around the globe for meetings on March 11-13. TV Land Awards Will be taped on Sunday, March 13 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and air on TV Land and Nick at Nite on Wednesday, March 16. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is set for March 14 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. IRMA's 35th Annual Recording Media Forum addresses need-to-know issues for content owners and their replicating/duplicating business partners in its sessions March 14-16 in Palm Springs. Following the 25th Annual Tejano Music Awards will be the "Official After Awards Party" at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino March 19 in Eagle Pass. NAACP Image Awards will be taped for broadcast over the FOX Network on March 19 in Universal Amphitheater, Universal City.
Pool parties, artist showcasing in Miami nightspots, intense networking, underscore the Miami Winter Music Conference focused on the dance music industry, from March 22-26. Writers Guild of America/West hosts a "Writers on Writing" session March 23 in Los Angeles. At an Entertainment Industry Business Council session, March 24 in Los Angeles, a panel of Hollywood experts discuss how soundtracks are becoming a huge revenue source for record labels. JAM: Jazz Appreciation Month has a kick-off event at the Smithsonion Institution Jazz Caf√©, March 28, in Washington, DC.
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