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14th Annual Global Mixx Music & Film Forum Schedule

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Chicago Marriott Midway Hotel

6250 S. Cicero Ave.

Chicago, IL


9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Check-in and Registration 


10:00 am - 11:00 am

"How To Get An Agent 101" Workshop and Open Call

At this workshop agents share tips on how to get repped, get booked and make a living as an actor in Chicago. How to make lasting impressions on Casting Directors, improve your stage presence, be more confident in auditions, and land an Agent. 

  • How to Break Into The Film/TV Industry in Chicago

  • What is an Agent's Job

  • How To Get Representation

  • The Perfect Headshot

  • How To Build Your Resume

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dance 101 Workshop by Tanji Harper and Brandy Ford

Learn the fundamentals of dancing in hip hop and preparation for going the professional world.   

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The Writers Room

Screenwriters, screenplay, and emerging filmmakers will learn about formulating and pitching their scripts in the industry

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Dance 102: Choreography by Tanji Harper and Brandy Ford

Can you dance well but need guidance in learning choreography in the competitive world of dance competition? Register for this workshop and connect with industry professionals.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Film Keynote: George Tillman, Jr.

Presented by NABJ

Moderated by: Tyra Martin (Entertainment Producer/WGN-TV)

Enjoy a light lunch and a fireside chat conversation featuring film director and producer, George Tillman, Jr. 

Moderated by NABJ

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Digital Streaming, Licensing, and Leveling Up Your Content

Moderated by: Shannon 'DJ Skip' Syas (SNS Records)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Speed Mentoring Session Powered by ComEd

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 

Artists, Producers, and The Biz

Moderated by: Heron El Trackz

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marketing, Media and Public Relations

Moderated by: Derrick McKinney (L.O.U.D. Muzik)

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Music Keynote: Kosine (CEO of Rachet Gourmet)

Presented by NABJ

Moderated by: Shawn Grant (Editor/The Source Magazine)

Come listen to music producer, musician, and artist discuss his formula for creating hits for artists like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Nas, Big Sean, and other heavy hitters. 

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Emerging Artists Showcase

Undisclosed Location (off-premises)

***VIP Weekend Badges or Ticket to Gain Access)

Industry Networking 

Sunday, November 12, 2023

12noon - 4pm

Global Mixx Game Changers Awards Power Brunch

Hosted by 'L' 

Music by DJ First Lady

@ Martinique Banquet Complex

8200 S. Cicero Ave.

Burbank, IL 



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