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January 20221/26: NORTH AMERICA HOLOLENS INDUSTRY SUMMIT: The goal of our Summits is to create a community of organizations excited by how HoloLens is being used to transform business and industry. Our key ambitions include: Learning from and engaging with Microsoft mixed reality leaders. Hearing from other customers. Discovering new industry focused solutions. Sharing your own experiences. And making the most out of your investment in mixed reality.
1/26: Variety Streaming Room - Audio Storytelling: The New Frontier: A panel with Audible Original creators on the immersive ways to bring content to life through audio storytelling. The world of audio storytelling comes in many forms and podcast and audio-first original productions are having a huge moment. The audio-only format has had a resurgence, thanks in large part to Audible Originals, and offers the opportunity for unparalleled, intimate storytelling. This panel will consist of four content creators who have had success utilizing audio for their storytelling. We will explore what interested them in working with Audible, the creative benefits of working in audio, and the creative ways to tell your story with this format. Panelists include Jesse Eisenberg, Rachel Brosnahan, Maejor, Alan Cumming, and Rachel Ghiazza (EVP, Head of US Content, Audible).
1/27: Variety Winter Entertainment Summit: The Variety Winter Entertainment Summit will feature entertainment and media leaders explaining how they are steering our industry's transformation through this streaming age. Hear how TV, film, digital, music and consumer brands are connecting with modern audiences, who are a constant moving target across a dizzying array of media platforms.February 20222/2: Black Cinema and Social Change: Join Assistant Professor Artel Great, the SFSU George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in African American Cinema Studies for an exciting four-part film seminar at the Smithsonian affiliate Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD). The film series explores the theme "Black Cinema & Social Change." Professor Great has curated four films and will discuss the hidden histories of Black cinema both artistically and as a rallying point for the advancement of social justice. Over the course of the series, he will analyze a range of films, both documentary and narrative, that highlight the intellectual history, aesthetic practices, and cultural politics of Black cinema from the silent era to Blaxploitation and the L.A. Rebellion to the present. The series is free and open to the public every Wednesday from January 12th - February 2nd at 6pm (PST).2/11 - 2/12: Bric Summit: The Bric Foundation, dedicated to increasing representation in the entertainment and gaming industries, today unveiled the lineup for its fourth annual Bric Summit, taking place virtually from February 11-12. Additional speakers participating in the fourth Bric Summit include Marsha Cooke (ESPN), Karen Horne (WarnerMedia), Karen Toliver (Sony Pictures Animation), Hoai Scott (NBCUniversal), Suzanne Marques (CBS), Rabia Abedin (DreamWorks Animation), Kim Williams (Disney), etc. March 20223/21 - 3/25: The Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration, and networking. Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, and business leaders. GDC offers free or discounted passes through their Diversity & Inclusion programs and has a Career Development pass designed for students and others interested in starting a game development career.
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation/Live Nation Music Industry Webinars - Ongoing events calendar
Sundance Collab's Writer's Cafe: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-10:30 AM PT from June 1- 29th 2020 - Writers from around the globe continue to converge on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our Writers' Café for an hour of dedicated writing followed by an optional half-hour meetup.
Sundance Collab's Free Master Classes - Spend three hours with the best in the industry learning about all things filmmaking, exclusively on Sundance Collab.
Sundance Collab/ Film / Screenwriting Events - Connect to Sundance Co//ab resources, events, and creators both online and in the real world
Variety Screening Room - "Rebooting The Entertainment Industry" Events
Winston Baker: Webinars on Entertainment related topics! Since the start of the shelter-in-place, Winston Baker has been putting together some fantastic virtual events. You can find out about upcoming ones, or go back and watch previous (like an interview with SFSU Alum Danny Glover) at the link above. Many of their events are free, but if you want to attend one that costs, please e-mail Haley Seppa at firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code!
Writers Guild Foundation From panels to workshops, the WG Foundation is giving you access to the top film and TV writers in the industry in these free virtual events.
TVOT - TV of Tomorrow Show | San Francisco, CA
Over the past few years TVOT and TVOT NYC have become the leading venues for agencies, brands, broadcasters, content-owners and adtech companies to explore the complex interrelationships between audience measurement, big data, and advanced advertising. The shows also provide multiple opportunities for TV and video professionals to examine the potential of significant new technologies, such as ATSC 3.0/Next-Gen TV, 5G, autonomous vehicles, Blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning, voice assistants, VR/AR, and more. Additionally, the shows have become one of the very few places where established TV players can meet and network with the creative and business communities that have emerged on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch, TikTok and other social-video platforms to address the rapidly evolving viewing habits and programming preferences of Millennials and Gen Z.
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TBD - SAGAftra 101 & Actors Panel | Los Angeles, CA
The CSU Entertainment Alliance has teamed up with SAG-AFTRA to offer another exciting, informative and FREE event for Cal State entertainment arts & media studies studies! Learn from some of the industry's leading actors on how to go from campus to successful career & gain valuable insight into entertainment industry unions. Plus, FREE lunch!
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