Gospel Music Week, CMT Music Awards, NAB2005 Showcase, Ebertfest, New Orleans Jazz, Boston CyberArts Festival in April Media Events

Written by The Actor's Checklist

The Method Fest is known as The Actor's Film Festival, a festival of discovery, seeking breakout acting performances of emerging stars and established actors in story-driven independent films, closes out on April 8 with a closing partyrepparttar night before in Calabasas. Minnesota Film Arts is hostingrepparttar 105125 23rd Annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival in Minneapolis through April 16 with opening and closing night parties throughout. The Istanbul International Film Festival, organized byrepparttar 105126 Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts has a theme this year of 'Arts andrepparttar 105127 Movies', as it plays through April 17. Nashville Songwriters Association International presentsrepparttar 105128 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival which featuresrepparttar 105129 NSAI Songwriter's Symposium andrepparttar 105130 Tin Pan South Songwriters Golf Classic Invitational, from April 4 to 9. Roma Independent Film Festival, opening April 4 to 9 in Rome, includes retrospectives, roundtable discussions with top international filmmakers, workshops, live music, and VIP cocktail parties. Eilat International Film Festival running April 6 to 9, bill itself as a competitive festival and includes competitions for 'Best Foreign Film' and 'Best Israeli Film'. A Miami conference dedicated torepparttar 105131 critical role of New Generation Latino inrepparttar 105132 worlds of media, marketing and entertainment - New Generation Latino Consortium in Miami - is set for April 6. Toronto's Images Festival opens on April 7, with a party at Mod Club, and runs till April 16, presenting its annual exhibition of media arts installations and new media artwork. During Gospel Music Week, April 9 to 13 in Nashville, there are nightly music showcases and daily luncheons where you can see and hear Christian musicís current and upcoming artists, culminating inrepparttar 105133 36th Annual GMA Music Awards. Comedy kingpin Jeff Foxworthy will leadrepparttar 105134 live festivities as Country Music Television telecastsrepparttar 105135 2005 CMT Music Awards from Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville on April 11. Four emerging policy issues will be addressed duringrepparttar 105136 5th Annual Future of Music Policy Summit at Barbara

Cell Phones and TV

Written by Catherine Kenyeres

What if you want to catch up onrepparttar morning TV news passingrepparttar 105122 time away on your morning train commute intorepparttar 105123 city. Stuck in line somewhere and want to find out how your favorite sports team is doing. Well, an alternative that is coming soon instead of TiVo or videotaping your favorite TV program is watching television programming on your cell phone.

"Cellular carriers are banking onrepparttar 105124 fact that Americans love TV," said Neil Strother, an industry spokesperson with In-Stat/MDR Inc. "By delivering these new video applications, carriers think they will be able to lower customer turnover and develop new revenue streams." In fact, Nokia just recently acknowledged wireless television pilot program in Finland.

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