Entertainment Industry Related Events January 2011 with Desiree Anderson

Your Host Desiree Anderson
Published: Friday, December 17th, 2010




January 3rd – The Online Film Critics Society winners are announced. OFCS is the largest, most respected organization for critics whose work appears primarily on the Internet.





January 4th – The nominations are announced for the Writers Guild of America Awards. Recognizing outstanding achievements in film, television, and radio has been presented annually by the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West since 1949.




January 4th – Nominations are announced for the Producers Guild of America Awards.




January 5th – Nominations are announced for Art Directors Guild Awards.


January 6th – Nominations are announced for the Cinema Audio Society Awards. CAS consists of Sound Mixers and Associates from the Film and Television Industries. The Society was founded to create a proper channel of communication between the related sound crafts and between those instrumental to the production and distribution of film and television soundtracks.




January 6-9, 2011 , SAG members save 20 percent on registration fees for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Entertainment Matters conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
To register, click here and use the code EM17 to obtain the discount.


January 6th -17th, 2011 – 22nd Annual Palm Springs Film Festival in Palm Springs, Cailfornia. The festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars, and features a stellar line-up of more than 200 films from 70 countries, special events and gala receptions. The Black Tie Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at the Palm Springs Convention Center honoring Robert Duvall, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, and Javier Bardem.


January 8th – The National Society of Film Critics Awards. There is no nomination process for these awards, so how you might ask does one get an award from the National Society of Film Critics? Well, sixty-one members are eligible to vote on any film that opens in the US during the year 2010. Awards are allocated to best picture, actor, actress, supporting actress, supporting actor, director, screenplay, and cinematography. This will be the 45th annual voting meeting.


January 8th – The Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.


January 9th, 15th, and 30th – AFI Associates International Film Series










January 10th – Nominations are announced for the Directors Guild of America Awards.


January 10th – Nominations are announced for the Visual Effects Society Awards.


January 11th – National Board of Review Awards ceremony, which produces a list of best films each year, a list that offers an early preview of potential Oscar nominees. For over 101 years the National Board of Review has dedicated its efforts to the support of film, domestic and foreign, as both art and entertainment.


January 11th – Nominations are announced for the 25th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards. Since its charter in 1919, the ASC has been committed to educating aspiring filmmakers and others about the art and craft of cinematography.


January 14th – Nominations are announced for the American Cinema of Film Editors Awards, also known as the EDDIE Awards. Prolific filmmaker Richard Donner, has been selected to be honored with the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.


January 14th – The American Film Institute Awards. America’s cultural legacy resonates around the world through movies and television. When placed in an historical context, these stories archive a complex, rich, visual record of our modern civilization. AFI was created to protect and preserve the legacy of the moving image art form so that future generations will have a greater understanding and appreciation for the proud heritage reflected in the realities of a new modern day.


January 14th – The Broadcast Film Critics Awards, also known as the Critics Choice Movie Awards. Each year, the BFC, the largest film critic’s organization in the United States and Canada, representing approximately 250 television, radio and online critics, honors the finest achievements in filmmaking.


January 15th – Unplugged with singer songwriter Matthew Maldonado
Location: Tre Stage
1523 N. La Brea, Hollywood, California
Matthew will be performing songs from his debut solo acoustic album titled, “Ramblings & Realizations”.
“this album is a realization and an articulation of experiences I’ve had in my life. anyone who knows me knows that I tend to ramble a lot. this album is to say that i articulate myself better with my music and these are a few of my realizations” – Matthew Maldonado

Matthew Maldonado

Matthew Maldonado

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January 15th – “An Evening With Neil LaBute.” The acclaimed playwright and filmmaker will take questions from the audience in a discussion moderated by theater director/acting coach Howard Fine at the Howard Fine Acting Studio, 1445 N. Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood, California. 800-838-3006 or visit www.vstheatre.orgvstheatre













January 15th – The Los Angeles Film Critics dinner. Each December, LAFCA members vote on the year’s Achievement Awards, honoring screen excellence on both sides of the camera.


January 16th – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Awards, also known as the Golden Globe Awards. Known worldwide for its glittering Golden Globe Awards ceremony and its multi-million dollar donations to charity, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had humble origins that stemmed solely from a group of journalists’ desire to efficiently and accurately cover all aspects of the world of entertainment.


January 18th – Nominations are announced for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, also known as the BAFTA Awards. BAFTA is the leading independent charity supporting, developing and promoting the art forms of the moving image in the UK – from Film and Television to Video Games and Interactive Media.




January 20th – Multi-award-winning actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin is among several celebrities scheduled to speak when the controversial documentary “Elephants and Man: A Litany of Tragedy” is shown at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, California. Elephant is a part of Kat Kramer’s Films That Changed the  World. Kat Kramer, the daughter of the late  producer-director Stanley Kramer and goddaughter of Katharine Hepburn, will also speak. 6:30 PM RECEPTION  8PM SCREENING FOLLOWED BY PANEL OF CELEBRITY  ACTIVISTS  AND EXPERTS. For inquiries, please contact or call operations at Sunset Gower Studios at 323-467-1001 and ask for Terri Melkonian.

Kat Kramer and Lily Tomlin

Kat Kramer and Lily Tomlin















January 21st – Nominations are announced for the Costume Designers Guild Awards.


January 21st – Nominations are announced for the Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards. MPSE’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing;


January 22nd – The Producers Guild of America Awards. One of the awards season’s marquee events, The Producers Guild Awards celebrates the finest producing work of the year, and gives the Guild an opportunity to honor some of the living legends who have shaped our profession.


January 25th 2011 – Nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards, also known as the Academy Awards are announced.


January 27th-February 6th, 2011 – 26th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Annett Bening with the America Riviera Award. Santa Barbara, California.


January 28th – The Visual Effects Society Awards. Comprised of a diverse group of more than 2,000 members in 20 countries, the VES is the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games.




January 29th – The Directors Guild of America Awards. The DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally been one of the industry’s most accurate barometers for who will win the Best Director Academy Award. Fifty-six out of 62 times since the DGA Award’s inception in 1949, the DGA Award winner has won the corresponding Best Director Academy Award.


January 29th – The American Cinema Editors Blue Ribbon Screenings.




January 30th – 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live TNT and TBS.


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