Workshops and Masterclasses:


4 Agent Day

February 01, 2020, New York City 

This two-day event will involve a morning and afternoon session where talent can perform a monologue or a 16-bar cut to the panel. The morning panel includes David Gilbert from Zuri Agency and Mallory Levy from DDO Artists Agency. The afternoon panel includes Victoria Kress from Abrams Artists and Bonnie Shumofsky Bloom from Stewart Talent. Talent have the option to sign up for one session or both. More details to follow. The sessions are organized depending on the talents/actors age.


On-Camera Intensive w/ Lisa Zambetti

February 01, 2020, Los Angeles

Lisa Zambetti is holding an On-Camera intensive at Ace Studios in Los Angeles to share her 12 secret tried and true ways that can help your audition experience. Scenes will be delegated prior to the first day and actors signed up are expected to work on those scenes based on feedback and redirection in week 1 and prepare them for the second week.


Self Tapes with Josh Ropiequet: Junie Lowry-Johnson

February 09, 2020, Los Angeles 

Join Josh Ropiequet, Casting Associate at Lowry Johnson/Goldstein Casting, for an important workshop where he will dive into self tapes, maximizing auditions and helpful pointers for talent auditioning. He requires talent to prepare a scene of their choice that does not exceed 3 minutes long and actors will gain feedback on the day.


Animation Voice Over Intensive with Jen Rudin Casting

February 11, 2020, Ney York City 

Don’t miss out on the chance to brush up your VO audition skills with Jen Rudin, Casting Director who is best known for Chicken Little, The Princess and the Frog, and Frankenweenie. Jen will provide extensive re-directs to help you in your next voice over audition. Make sure to sign up today as there are only 12 spots available. 


Workshop Allen Hooper: Amazing Comedy Office

February 15, 2020, Los Angeles 

Ace Studios is having a workshop with Casting Society of America’s Associate Spotlight Award winner Allen Hooper, who is known for his work on Modern Family and Ugly Betty. Allen will explain to attendees the importance of being word perfect, how to bring to text to life and how to transition great improv and stage experience to screen.


5 Week On-Camera Workout with Cathy Reinking

February 19, 2020, Atlanta

Cathy Reinking, who has over 25 years of experience and past Casting Department credits including Frasier and New Amsterdam, is holding an on-camera class which will include honest and direct feedback to actors who are focusing on a career in television. Cathy has over 25 years of experience in casting for Network television and all materials that will accompany the class are provided.


Roundabout Theatre Musical Theatre Audition Workshop

February 29, 2020, New York City

If you are hoping to take part in a musical theatre intensive in 2020, get yourself down to Ripley-Grier Studios for this audition workshop with Broadway’s Casting Associate, Jillian Cimini, C.S.A. of Roundabout Theatre Company / Jim Carnahan Casting. You will have the opportunity to sing a full 32-bars, receive feedback and there’s no audition required to participate. Ages for this workshop include 7 to 20 years old.



Awards Shows:


72nd Annual Writers Guild Awards (WGA)

February 01, 2020, Los Angeles


24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards Awards (ADG)

February 01, 2020, Los Angeles 


73rd Annual BAFTA Film Awards

February 02, 2020, London (UK)


35th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards

February 08, 2020, Los Angeles


92nd Annual Academy Awards

February 09, 2020, Los Angeles


American Black Film Festival Honors (ABFF)

February 23, 2020, Los Angeles



Movie Premieres:


Birds of Prey

February 07, 2020 

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.


The Lodge

February 07, 2020 (USA release)

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.


Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island

February 14, 2020 

A horror adaptation of the popular ’70s TV show about a magical island resort.


The Photograph

February 14, 2020 

A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present.


Sonic The Hedgehog

February 14, 2020 

After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it.


What About Love

February 14, 2020 

Two young lovers change the lives of their parents forever when the parents learn from the joyful experience of their kids, and allow themselves to again find their love.



February 14, 2020 

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.


The Call of the Wild

February 21, 2020 

A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.



February 21, 2020 

Based on the classic Jane Austen novel.



February 21, 2020 

Satire about the world of the super-rich.


Brahms: The Boy II

February 21, 2020 

After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.


The Invisible Man

February 28, 2020 

When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.


The Whistlers

February 28, 2020 

A policeman is intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison in Romania. He travels to Gomera, an island in the Canaries, where he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.



Film Festivals: 


SF Indie Fest

January 29 – February 13, 2020, San Francisco

The SF Indie Fest is one of four annual festivals run by this non-profit organization, which was first established in 1998. On Top of supporting filmmakers through the festival, they too have comedy shows, music, and many more live events.


Sundance Film Festival

January 23 – February 02, 2020, Park City (UT)

The Sundance Film Festival, a highly developed and anticipated annual festival that is focused on developing independent filmmakers, started in mid-January and will run until February 2nd, 2020. Make sure to check out online available tickets in February at various Park City Theaters. 


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival  (NFMLA)

February 08, 2020, Los Angeles

Join in for an evening with NFMLA that is split into three segments; short films, featured programming, and InFocus, where they put a spotlight on black cinema. Drinks, Q&As, and networking opportunities for the attendees.


Pan African Film + Arts Festival (PAFF)

February 11 – February 23, 2020, Los Angeles

PAFF was first established in 1992 and is a non-profit corporation which is dedicated to promoting and honoring its filmmakers. USA Today has selected PAFF as their #3 on the 2015 list of 10 Best Film Festivals in the U.S.and PAFF-LA is the largest Black History Month event in the United States during February.


Malibu International Film Festival (MIFF)

February 15, 2020, Los Angeles

MIFF, established in 1999 by David Katz, is a non-profit organization that hosts an annual day-long event that honors and supports emerging filmmakers. The event includes international and US films focusing on promoting new filmmakers. The organization offers grant(s), which grants a Malibu student filmmaker with production equipment and finishing fund grants (up to $500).


Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

February 12 – February 22, 2020, Los Angeles

The HRIFF, founded in 2002, supports and promotes independent cinema in Los Angeles by offering filmmakers the chance to screen their projects in multiple theatres for industry professionals and festival attendees. Some of the venues participating include LA Live/Staples Center, Arclight Hollywood, New Beverly Cinema and Regent Cinema.



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