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13th Annual Global Mixx Music & Film Forum Schedule




Saturday, November 2

Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place


10:00am - 5:30pm 

Check-in and Registration 

Peerless Room


10:30am - 11:45am

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

Veva Riley, Owner and Principal Agent of Promote Talent Agency

At this workshop Veva will share tips on how to get repped, get booked and make a living as an actor in Chicago. She will also tell you how to make lasting impressions on Casting Directors, improve your stage presence, be more confident in auditions and land an Agent. She will cover:

  • 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

She will allow Actors to Submit their Headshot and Resume to her for consideration.


Stutz Room


11:00am - 3pm

Short Film Screenings

"A Sisterhood of Signatures" Okema Seven Gunn, Director; "Brooks People" Shahari Moore, DIrector; "Training Wheels" Sanicole Young, Director; "Totally Becky" Dre Robinson, Director; "American As Bean Pie" Liz Toussaint, Director; "Burden" Nathan Hale Williams, Director; "Blackorea" Christine Swanson, Director.


11:00am - 12noon

"Shoot Your Shot": The Truth about Film Production in Chicago

Moderated by Art Sims (WVON Host, “Real Talk”)

Kathy Byrne, Director of TV/Theatrical at SAG/AFTRA Chicago 

Kwame Amoaku, Director of The Chicago Film Office

Erica Duffy, Managing Partner of Ambassador Camera


12:15pm - 1:15pm

A Conversation with Claire Simon, CSA

Moderated by Ryan C. (Co-host of Windy City Live)

Stutz Room


12:15pm - 1:15pm

Pitching Your Story

Writer, Leon Hendrix (CW's Two Sentence Horror Stories)

Bearcat Room


1:30pm - 2:30pm

The Writer’s Room

Leon Hendrix

Writer, Sylvia Jones (OWN's Cherish The Day, Lifetime's The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel, CBS All Access' Tell Me A Story, USA's Pearson, Showtime's The Chi)

Writer, Felischa Mayre (BET's Bigger:Creator/Co-EP, Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, Amazon T.V.'s drama series College).

Stutz Room


3:00pm - 4:00pm

Speed Mentoring Session Powered by ComEd

Bearcat Room


4:30pm - 5:45pm 

Moderated by Val Warner (co-host of Windy City Live)

Keynote Speaker: A One-on-One with film and television director Carl Seaton

Cord & Auburn Room



Sunday, November 3

Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place



10:00am - 5:30pm 

Registration & Check-in

Peerless Room



The World of Radio, Podcasts and Streaming

Money Maha (On-Personality/Power 92.3)

Mic Shane (Know1 Radio)

Wally Lockard (President, Urban Grind TV)

Joycie Jay (The Juice Radio Show)


11:30am - 12:30pm

How to protect your brand: Trademark, Publishing and Licensing

Patrice Perkins, Esq.

Lawyers for Creative Arts Representative (TBA)


12:45pm - 1:45pm

Social Media: Monetizing Your Worth Across Your Brands 

Scott Steward (Digital Consultant and Co-founder of Dive In Music app)

Antawn Anderson (Marketing Director and Parade Coordinator for the Bud Billiken)

Tish Taylor (Talent Manager--Jacob Latimore, Lxrd Rossi)

Cordaro McKee (Digital Coordinator at Crawford Broadcasting, Editor in Chief at WHATS THE WORD Media Inc.)



2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Powered by People's Energy

Master Class: Production & Songwriting

Toxic (Cardi B., Keyshia Cole, Twista, Syleena Johnson)

Laquan Green (Cardi B.)

D Brooks (Dreezy, Lil Durk, Youngboy)


2:00pm - 3:00pm

Moderated by Cesar Rolon (Founder of Latino Fashion Week)

“Building Your Platform Through Fashion”

Eric Williams (Owner, The Silver Room)

Rob McKay (The Silver Room/CONNECT Gallery)

Dave Jeff (Owner, PHLI and PUMA Curator)


3:00pm - 4:15pm 

“Lend Me Your Ears” Song Critique Session

Moderated by Sheila O. (Host of AfroZones Radio and Television Show)

Barbara McDowell (Music Director--Power 92.3)

Maurice Harley (Sr. National Director--Universal Music Group)

Toxic (Audio One Music)

Laquan Green 

DJ D9-3 (Opening DJ for Chris Brown)



“Using Your Voice For Social and Political Change”


3:00pm - 4:15pm 

Speed Mentoring Powered by ComEd


4:30pm - 6pm 

Keynote Speaker Moderator: DJ Pharris


6:30pm-10:00pm  | Private Location

Global Mixx Presents the Artist Panel & Showcase in conjuction with Hot Rod's TheLit Pit

Powered by MGR Entertainment and Tito’s Handmade Vodka


Moderated by Rita Lee (Founder and host of The Porch)

Jacob Latimore (Co-star of Showtime’s The Chi and artist)

Rollin B. (Songwriter/MGR Entertainment)

Ta’Rhonda (Artist/Actress--Empire television series)

Lajae (Singer/songwriter)


Lives performances to be announced. 

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