Banff World Television Fest, Maui Film Festival, CinemaExpo International, Music Business Conference Headline June Show Business and Media EventsWritten by Actorschecklist.com
At Fifth Annual Santa Fe Screenwriting Conference on June 1-5 in Santa Fe, you can not only choose from over thirty 90-minute workshops, screenwriting competitions and pitch sessions, you can also relax at Margarita Poolside Party featuring Hector Pimentel, guitarist, performing Classical and Flamenco. The annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, running June 3-5 in Oklahoma City, looks to promote an awareness of diversity of many Native American cultures. MTV Movie Awards are set to tape June 4 at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Center in Los Angeles, and air June 9 with Jimmy Fallon hosting. Novelist Thom Racina and writer/producer Tracy Torme will speak on making transition from writing for film and TV to writing novels, and importance of mastering more than one medium, and tips for becoming a producer, respectively at monthly meeting of Alameda Writers Group, June 4 in Glendale.
The 59th Annual Tony Awards will be presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 5. Songwriter in Residence at Rockwood is a new program presented by BMI and Rockwood venue in which an emerging BMI singer/songwriter will perform at venue every Monday for a month beginning June 6 in New York City. On June 7 in Washington, filmmaker, Stephen Simon, shares a new approach to funding and distributing films and speaks on how next century of entertainment will not be centered in Hollywood in a program given at AFI Theatre and Cultural Center. Companies involved in digital distribution of media including content creation, software, hardware, technology, business, and strategic planning, can take part in iHollywood Forum's Digital Media Summit for two days, June 7 & 8 in Universal City. Wrangler Fan Fair; Acoustic Corner; Bush's Baked Beans Family Zone are some featured activities for CMA Music Festival in Nashville from June 9-12. There's also after hours with late night music at downtown clubs.
Vibe Musicfest is a celebration of Black Music Month with two days of music, games, cars, artist showcases, industry seminars, and fashion shows; 2 nights of live concerts, featuring: Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Big Boi, Doug E. Fresh, Faith Evans, John Legend, Keyshia Cole, Ludacris, and T.I. Friday, June 10-12 in Atlanta. Listening to international broadcasters outline their priorities, share their "must-buy" list, and answer questions, shapes program offering at this year's Banff World Television Festival and Conference starting June 12-15 in Canadian Rockies. For Houston Film Commission's Texas Filmmaker's Showcase, which will be given in DGA Theatre in Los Angeles on June 13, Texas short films and videos under 45 minutes in length are presented to a select group of studio executives, agents and producers in Hollywood film community. An Opening night twilight reception kicks off Maui Film Festival, billed as "Hawaii's answer to Sundance", running June 16-19 in Wailea, Maui. A Night at Laugh Factory, Poolside Chats, Robert Towne's L.A. and other events round out offerings for this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, running June 16-26. The Radio and Records Convention attracts radio and recording-industry executives and comprises keynote presentations, panel sessions, artist showcases and other special events, when it opens June 23 in Cleveland.
Communication Keys for SuccessWritten by Jeffrey W. Drake, Ph.D.
Improving communication is a major need for many organizations.
Whether you are a manager, supervisor, or frontline employee, there are always opportunities to improve communication. Often, communication problems occur when people donít pay attention to basics. Here are five keys to better communication.
Focus on Situation or Behavior When communicating, focus on situation or behavior occurring, not person. This allows you to better communicate with other person, rather than to seemingly pick on them. People tend to be more open to discussing situation they are in or their behavior. When it gets personal, there is less willingness to change.
Focus on Positive Focus on positive aspects of other person to build other personís self-esteem. By looking at something positive about other person, you can better deal with areas needed for improvement.
Look for "Win-Win" Opportunities Look for opportunities where both you and other person benefit -- "win-win" situations where both of you can develop. In todayís rapidly changing world, managers, supervisors, and frontline employees can always learn from each other.