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Press Release: Chicago’s 8th Global Mixx Music And Film Forum

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8th Annual Global Mixx Music and Film Forum Announces

Confirmed Panelists and Honorary Co-chairs


Chicago, IL (July 2014) – Global Mixx Music and Film Forum has begun announcing confirmed event panelists and co-chairs for their 8th annual event in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014. The Forum will include working entertainment professionals from the worlds of music, film, television and media. This year’s event is presented by Parent Power Chicago, an organization whose mission is to provide tools and resources for parents to regain or maintain their traditional position with the family structure.

Honorary Music Chair and Keynote Speaker: NO I.D. – Executive Vice President of Def Jam Recordings and Grammy Award winning producer (Kanye West, Common, and Jay-Z).

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Cynthia Johnson-VP of Urban Promotion/Columbia Records/Sony Music

Maurice Johnson– Grammy Award Producer/Remixer (Destiny’s Child, Beyonce)

Regina Daniels-President/Daniels Entertainment

Homer Blow-Music Director/Program Director/WNOV and HomerBlowRadio.com (Milwaukee, WI)

Malik Yusef-Grammy Award Songwriter/Poet (Kanye West, Common, John Legend)

Saturday, August 16th

Global Mixx Film Forum at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios-Workshop Series

KILL YOUR TELEVISION??? : Content Creators & the New Distribution Models (Global Mixx Film Forum)

Aaliyah Williams, VP of Development & Production – All Def Digital

Sanicole Young, Writer/Director of web series “The City Hates Us”

Maurice Dortch, Filmmaker, Maxim 13:22 Productions

Kenneth Yoder, Writer/Director/Web Series Development Instructor

Nate Gilbert, Sales Director, Interactive One

Whiteboy James– Writer/Creator-“Block Diaries” Webisode Series

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ACT??? : Tips to Being a Successful Working Actor

Jaime Henderson, TV/Film/Theatrical Agent – BMG Talent

Kathy Byrne, Director, TV/Theatrical – SAG/AFTRA Chicago

Erica Hubbard, Actress – BET’s “Let’s Stay Together”; ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights”

Jamaal Buchanan, Manager – Buchanan Management & Consulting, LLC

THE REEL DEAL: Behind the Scenes – Careers in Film & Television Roundtable

Carlos King, Executive Producer – “Real Housewives of Atlanta”; “Hollywood Divas” – Kingdom Reign Entertainment

Robin Thede, Comedy Writer/Actress – “Queen Latifah Show”; “Real House Husbands of Hollywood”

Christopher Nolen, Director – “72 Hours”; “Four Seasons” – Nferno Productions

Delvin Molden, Producer – E.N.D. Productions

Emile Cambry-Filmmaker/Producer- Blue 1647 Productions

Sunday, August 17th

ParentPowerChicago and Global Mixx Music Forum at Zhou B. Art Center-Workshop Series

ParentPowerChicago and Global Mixx Music Forum will host two floors of non-stop panels and workshops designed to address the specific interests of parents, students and aspiring music professions. The first floor will be dedicated to aspiring music professionals currently pursuing a career in music, marketing, production, radio, and public relations. The second floor will be dedicated to ParentPowerChicago registrants, 40+ resource vendors with key workshops and panel discussions to assist parents and students in understanding the business of music and talent management. Both floors will be open for all ages and attendees in networking and resource building.

Key panels that will take place throughout the day at the Music Forum will integrate both ParentPowerChicago registrants and music professionals:  “Social Media & Digital Engagement”, “In the Lab” Production Workshops, “Image, Branding & Marketing”, “Management, Touring and Money”, “The Radio and Mixshow Model”, “The Fall and Resurrection of House Music” along with speed mentoring sessions to include both teen and aspiring newcomers looking to network with the music, creative digital and marketing executives.

Parents and students participating on the ParentPowerChicago floor will be treated to a special panel discussion featuring recording artists and teen sensation, the OMG Girlz.                              

About Parent Power Chicago

ParentPowerChicago, Inc., (www.parentpowerchicago.org) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents help their children improve their learning skills, be successful in school and have a great future. We hope to inspire and support parents, engage and empower them to become more involved in their children’s education.

Access a wide range of support to help your child in school, from tutoring, homework help, on-line teaching, mentoring and more. If your child is interested in music and the arts, you can find a fabulous range of programs throughout Chicago. You can also find school options, available financial aid and scholarships. And if your child is planning for college, we can connect you to literally thousands of colleges, help you apply, find financial aid and more!

And, join our Power Parents. Parents like yourself who are dedicated to finding the best education for their children. You can share experiences, help organize events and more.

About Global Mixx

Global Mixx Music Forum (www.globalmixxmusic.com) was created in 2005 and headquartered in Chicago. Past Honorary Co-Chairs have included Vincent Herbert, DJ Terry Hunter, Chris Lighty, Kelly Griffin and Grammy Award Winning artists, Kanye West, Common and Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, DJ Timbuck 2, Congressman Danny K. Davis, and Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.

Past Sponsors have included Smirnoff “Masters of Mix”, The Recording Academy (NARAS), Def Jam, Interscope/Geffen/A&M, Jive Records, Courvoisier, Bad Boy, Atlantic Records, Zone 4, Capitol Records, DigiWaxx and eOne Ent.

Past National DJ Coalitions participants: Heavy Hitters, Turntable Assassins, Blok Club DJs, Violator All Star DJs, The Core DJs, Bum Squad, Murda Mamis, Soul Selectors, Hitt Menn, TJ DJs, Super Friends, Club Bangers and More!

For More Information on Global Mixx Music and Film Forum Sponsorship, Vendors and Showcases, please contact: Mary Datcher at gmixxmusicretreat@gmail.com


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