Put your roller skates, get out your notepads and party clothes for the busiest, most informative and social November we’ve seen in years. See details in Calendar.
NOV. 6-9: SHOWBIZ EXPO comes to town for the first time ever in its 20 year history, with 100+ exhibitors and 35 panels discussions. At the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
NOV. 6-9 FIRST ANNUAL CINEME animation festival; opening night gala at Le Meridien hotel. Screenings and seminars at the Biograph and DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus. Festival awards Nov 9 at the Cultural Center.
NOV. 6: THE HEROES AWARDS of the Recording Academy honors music makers at the School of the Art Institute, including reception, silent auction and live performances.
NOV. 6-13: THE 22ND ANNUAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL; opening night party and screening, at the Music Box Theatre.
NOV. 7: RUTH L RATNY shares Secrets of Selling in this tough economy; at Post Effects, includes lunch.
NOV. 13: FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL NATKIN joins intellectual property legal experts Bill Rattner and Carol Anne Been, discuss how to protect your work. At the Cultural Center.
NOV. 14-15 2ND ANNUAL VISION BLU SYMPOSIUM; panels with L.A. experts (e.g., Columbia TriStar, Time Warner) on screenwriting, script pitching, auditions, lighting and cinematography and more. At 160 N. LaSalle and 100 W. Randolph; $35 per panel/workshop or $100 for all five workshops. See www.visionsblu.com/discountspecial.htm.
NOV. 15/NOV. 17: CABLE GURU RAY SOLLEY returns to Chicago with a two-part seminar: Nov. 15, inside info on how to develop and sell cable programs; Nov. 17, how to pitch them; both at Post Effects.
NOV. 17: “THE CLIFFHANGER,” the collaboration among nearly 100 Chicago film artists, premieres at Split Pillow’s benefit at the Lakeshore Theatre.
NOV. 20: THE AICP SHOW and cocktail party, advertising’s highlight of the year, convenes at the Chicago Historical Society.