Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, Los Angeles, has sevcral dates in August (3, 5, 6,
10) where they will lead day long visits into Hollywood film studios; A Billboard R&B/Hip-
Hop Conference and Awards event takes place in Miami August 4-6; In Lorcarno,
Switzerland, the 'Lorcarno International Film Festival' runs August 4 through 14; The
Urbanworld Film Festival with screenings, discussions and the special "Actor's Spotlight,"
opens in New York August 4-8; Will Ferrell hosts the 'Festival of Fantasy, Horror and
Science Fiction' at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, opening August 5; The 'Spirited
Woman Workshop' will be given in the Black Box Theatre in West Los Angeles, August 7;
'The Screenwriters Experience' offers an opportunity to meet and give material to film
industry producers and development executives in sessions stretching from August 9 to
13 in Los Angeles; The 'Music Industry Fiscal Fitness Workshop' will be given August 11 in
Santa Monica; the 'Latin Alternative Music Conference' with conferences and performing
bands opens August 11 in Los Angeles; Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams receive stars on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame, August 12; 'Xtreme Nation Expo' has BMX demos, fashion
shows and video game competitions August 14 & 15 in Pasadena; 'National Association of
Recording Merchandisers Convention (NARM), primarily a new artist showcase, runs
August 21-24 in San Diego; 'MTV Video Music Awards' will be staged for the first time ever
in Miami on August 29; 'Entertainment Media Expo' features providers of the latest
manufacturing, packaging, authoring, audio, and video solutions for the entertainment
business, and begins August 30 in Hollywood.
Nearly all of these events have a submission or application process for indie artists.
Precise details for these events and links to their sources can be found on the News &
Upcoming Events page at http://www.actorschecklist.com/news.html
and of course there
are many more events than have been mentioned here. They can be found in the orange
highlight box toward the middle of the page surrounded by other show business activity
news and will be updated again as the month goes on.