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Free Entertainment Industry Workshops at Indie Conference in Long Beach (Aug. 31)

*(Long Beach, Ca) – In addition to the 180-plus screenings taking place at the 4th Annual Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival happening Wed., Aug. 30 – Sun., Sept. 3, the five-day event also features a wealth of free information sessions for businesses and music industry professionals, a college career fair, and the Step to the Mic youth singing competition.

The Long Beach Indie Entertainment and Music Industry Conference runs Thurs., Aug. 31 – Sat., Sept. 2 at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel, 701 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831, and features three tracks:

Track 1: International Media and Entertainment Business programmed by the U.S. Department of Commerce?s Media & Entertainment Industries group; Track 2: Musicians and Performers workshops and panels produced by Media & Repertoire; and Track 3: College and Career Fair hosted in collaboration with the BLU Educational Foundation and Believe Foundation.

The Step to the Mic competition begins at 6 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 2.

See Long Beach Indie Entertainment and Music Industry Conference schedule below:

Track 1: International Media and Entertainment Business (Thurs. 8/21)

9 a.m. Export, Licensing and Trade Report From the U.S. Department of Commerce?s Global Media and Entertainment Team (Andrea DaSilva, Media & Entertainment Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC)

9:30 a.m. A U.S. Business Guide for Commercial Services and Export Assistance Centers (U.S. Department of Commerce, California Export Assistance Center/s)

10 a.m. New Resources for Domestic and International Media & Entertainment Industry (Jocelyn Celaya, The Entertainment Small Business Alliance, San Diego)

10:30 a.m. Industry Trends, New York Media Festival and The Digital Entertainment World (Tinzar Sherman, CEO, Digital Media Wire)

11 a.m. Exploring Film Co-Production Opportunities in China (Melanie Ansley, China Hollywood Society)

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