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Diversity in Show Business

Diversity in Show Business: Acting Beyond Stereotypes April 5th 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm 150 Mass Ave, Media Center   Successful monolgue preparation for actors of all types This two-hour workshop offers practical tools for preparing audition monologues for actors. Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory students are encouraged to attend. Pre-selected students will prepare and present a memorized two to three minute contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue. Participants will receive feedback from Associate Professor Ana Guigui and Assistant Professor Rene Pfister regarding the audition process, and how to select the best monologue. Our guest moderator Susan Nelson is the Executive Director of the New England Local of SAG-AFTRA, and will be joined by local professional performers to discuss the topic of actors playing into a stereotype or acting against it. Ms. Nelson will moderate an open conversation and Q&A with our actors, panelists, and audience members about various aspects of diversity in show business. Please come and join the conversation!  Diversity/ Monolgue library resource guide. This event is co-sponsored by the Stan Getz Library and Berklee Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Follow rappers, DJs, journalists, professors, and people on the street, bridging the gap between hip-hop activism and video journalism in a documentary film that explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process. African Underground: Democracy in Dakar is a groundbreaking documentary film about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar, Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. The...
When the FBI raids his mosque, Puerto-Rican American Muslim hip-hop star Hamza Perez must confront the realities of the post 9/11 world, and challenge himself. He starts reaching for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from all across the American spectrum. New Muslim Cool takes viewers on Hamza's ride through the streets, projects, and jail cells of urban America, following his spiritual journey to some surprising places—where we can all see ourselves reflected in a world that never stops changing. Wednesday, June 27 , 6:00 - 8:00 PM...
Find out how international-Indian collaborations, from George Harrison and Ravi Shankar to Danny Boyle and A.R. Rahman, have resulted in new sounds and directions in popular music and visual media. Presented by Electronic Production and Design faculty Kai Turnbull. Wednesday, June 13, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 150 Massachusetts Ave. Media Lab
Currently out of print, Yellow Submarine has been restored in 4K digital resolution—all done by hand, frame by frame. John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, writes, "As a fan of animation and as a filmmaker, I tip my hat to the artists of Yellow Submarine, whose revolutionary work helped pave the way for the fantastically diverse world of animation that we all enjoy today." In collaboration with EMI, the library is excited to share this sneak peek (and free commemorative item!) of this classic 1968 animated feature film with the Berklee community!...
Five DJs turn the tables on the history of music. Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today’s biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future. With special guest Stephen Webber Monday, April 23, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab Watch this documentary by requesting DVD 4995 from...
Liberal Arts International Film Series presents:  The Lives Of Others In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. Wednesday, April 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab
The Day After Peace charts the remarkable 10-year journey of award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Gilley to establish an annual Peace Day on September 21. The camera follows Gilley as he galvanizes the countries of the world to recognize an official day of cease fire and nonviolence.  But even after the member states of the UN unanimously adopt Peace Day, the struggle isn’t over. As the years pass, there’s not a single cease fire. The voices of the cynics are growing louder—and now Gilley’s nonprofit organization, Peace One Day, is in dire financial straits. But he can’t let it fail....
Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and Gloria Steinem...
What do you think of when you hear the word Bollywood? High energy choreography and eye catching sets and costumes? Hindi love songs and epically long films? Or maybe the only Indian film you can think of is Slumdog Millionaire? The Indian film industry produces more movies and sells more tickets than any other movie industry, with revenues second only to those of the U.S. film industry, and its distinctive musical sounds have been popping up in American popular music and around the globe.  Join us for a continued discussion and analysis of classic and modern...
It's great to hit the road with your music, but how can you reduce the environmental impact of touring?   Randy Bird will discuss how students recycle vegetable oil from Berklee's cafeteria to fuel specially equipped vans for touring musicians.   Josh Glasheen of Reverb will explain how his organization provides greening programs for music tours while conducting grassroots outreach and education with fans around the globe. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:00 - 8:00 pm 150 Massachusetts Ave. Media Lab

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