Banff World Television Fest, Maui Film Festival, CinemaExpo International, Music Business Conference Headline June Show Business and Media Events

The 59th Annual Tony Awards will be presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 5. Songwriter in Residence at the Rockwood is a new program presented by BMI and the Rockwood venue in which an emerging BMI singer/songwriter will perform at the 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 the 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 the 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 the program offering at this year’s Banff World Television Festival and Conference starting June 12-15 in the Canadian Rockies. For the Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase, which will be given in the 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 the Hollywood film community. An Opening night twilight reception kicks off the Maui Film Festival, billed as “Hawaii’s answer to Sundance”, running June 16-19 in Wailea, Maui. A Night at the Laugh Factory, Poolside Chats, Robert Towne’s L.A. and other events round out the 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.

A June 25 Collectors Circle Opening Reception at The LAB101 Gallery in Culver City presents new works by English photographer to the stars Patrick Fraser. The 45th Festival de Television de Monte Carlo gets underway June 26 at various locations Monaco with opening and closing red carpet ceremonies. Advance screening and party on June 27 for Paramount Classics’ Hustle And Flow, directed by Craig Brewer, produced by John Singleton at The ArcLight Hollywood. After-party at Mood. CinemaExpo International, running June 27-30 in Amsterdam, is focused on helping major circuits and independent theatre owners learn about the latest state-of-the-art equipment. The Music Business Conference will open this year on June 29 at Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville with the goal to raise funds so that students from around the country can attend the Youth Music Biz Academy free of charge. Summerfest celebrates its 39th year filling a 23,000-seat amphitheater and eleven side stages with national headliners for eleven straight days beginning June 30 in Milwaukee.

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

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