Gospel Music Week, CMT Music Awards, NAB2005 Showcase, Ebertfest, New Orleans Jazz, Boston CyberArts Festival in April Media EventsWritten 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 party night before in Calabasas. Minnesota Film Arts is hosting 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 by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts has a theme this year of 'Arts and Movies', as it plays through April 17. Nashville Songwriters Association International presents Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival which features NSAI Songwriter's Symposium and 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 to critical role of New Generation Latino in 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 in 36th Annual GMA Music Awards. Comedy kingpin Jeff Foxworthy will lead live festivities as Country Music Television telecasts 2005 CMT Music Awards from Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville on April 11. Four emerging policy issues will be addressed during 5th Annual Future of Music Policy Summit at Barbara
Cell Phones and TVWritten by Catherine Kenyeres
What if you want to catch up on morning TV news passing time away on your morning train commute into 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 on 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.