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Durango Songwriter's Expo, Society of Singers Honors, MIFED Multimedia Market, Fresh Faces in Fashion Show, "Casino Night" At ShowEast 2005 Convention, Highlight October's Media Industry Events

At the October 1 Alameda Writers Group Meeting in Glendale, Denise Hamilton presents "From Fact To Fiction, a Best-selling Writer's Journey From Rough Draft to Publication". Admission is always free and AWG members may attend special interest groups offering support and feedback for works-in-progress. In the midst of the Woodstock Film Festival, BMI holds their Music Showcase on October 1, all taking place in Woodstock. At a Los Angeles "POWER UP Movie Making Seminar" sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter from October 1-2, you can learn how to sell, set up, and produce films. The BMI Round Table agenda for this month examines performing rights, BMI's history, how the Nashville music industry operates, and tips to help you become the songwriter you want to be, when it meets October 3 in the Nashville office. The Second Annual Hatch Audiovisual Arts Festival from October 4-9 in Bozeman, presents film premieres, panels, workshops and artist showcases in all disciplines. GARTAL - An Armenian Literary Reading Series, features the works of poet and novelist Karen Karslyan (www.karenkarslyan.com/enbio.htm); book artist Emily Artinian; solo performer; Arpie Dadoyan; and a musical performance featuring singer Ayda Erbal at the Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC's Greenwich Village. The 10th Annual Durango Songwriter's Expo, an Expo limited to 200 attendees to preserve the "expert to songwriter" ratio, runs October 6-8 in the mountains of Durango.

T.J. Martell Foundation, which raises funds for cancer and AIDS research, honors Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker, and featuring performances by Norah Jones and Antigone Rising for an October 7 engagement in New York. The Society of Singers honors Elton John with cocktails, dinner, and show for its 14th Annual Ella Awards, October 10 in Beverly Hills. For a "Breaking Bands and Placing Music in Film, TV and Games" Panel, guest speakers include Julia Michels, Jonathan Palmer, Dominic Griffin, Elena Byington, over dinner and cocktails on October 11 in Studio City. This year's MIFED International Film and Multimedia Market happens at Fiera Milano - Piazzale Giulio Cesare, in Milan, October 13-17. The runway debut of six womenswear, one menswear and one swimwear designer on the catwalk, and four accessory designers will be captured in Gen Art LAs 8th Annual Fresh Faces in Fashion Show - with pre-reception and after-party - October 14 in Santa Monica. Established indie filmmakers share their secrets and past mistakes at the FIND Filmmaker Forum: Sell Your Film Without Getting Screwed, happening October 15 in Los Angeles. A CLA Music Business Seminar Sponsored By ASCAP, is a daylong seminar aimed to educate emerging songwriters and entertainment attorneys about relevant legal issues affecting artists and entertainers, happening on the USC campus in Los Angeles. Writers Guild of America West presents a multi-panel seminar on diversity in the entertainment industry titled "The Write Influence: Valuing Diversity" on October 15 in Los Angeles. Competition and festivity for European television, radio and Internet productions is what you will find at Prix Europa in Berlin, opening October 15-22.

Author and actress Marguerite Ashton, whose latest novel "Taylini: A Family Saga," (http://www.publishedauthors.net/margueriteashton) was published earlier this year, is interviewed on the ArtistFirst World Radio Network, October 17 at 8 pm EST. The Broadcast India Exhibition and Symposium, opening at the World Trade Centre in Mumbai from October 18-22, covers the content creation of television, film and multimedia, from management to delivery. At "The Next Big Idea: The Future of Branded Entertainment," media professional to entertainment-as-marketing events s discuss how to move beyond licensing agreements and product placement, October 19 in New York. A Worship Facilities Conference and Expo focuses on church construction, A/V production and lighting, and facilities management at its conference and exposition in Nashville, October 20-21. The Norwich International Animation Festival has changed its focus to the art of animation, and presents seminars, debates, retrospectives and specially-curated film programmes when it opens for a three day run on October 20 in Norwich. State of the industry review of legal and business aspects of music, motion pictures and digital entertainment will be reviewed in the 15th Annual Entertainment Institute, October 21 & 22 in Austin. International Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with inductees Luther Barnes, The Sunset Jubilaires, Aretha Franklin and others, happens on October 22 in Detroit. The gathering for the motion picture industry in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, ShowEast 2005 Convention, includes "Casino Night" this year as one of its added networking features, opening October 24-27 in Orlando.

The above events are only a sampling of what is listed. Many of the events above have a submission process for indie and/or performing artists to take part in. Complete details are on the "Media, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events" page at http://www.actorschecklist.com/news.html. Experience the newly relaunched picture and ecard gallery on The Actor's Checklist which you can find at http://actorschecklist.com/coppermine/

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