The Music Network is open to all on Thursday 31st March 2011 at Millennium Point, Birmingham. The Meeting will be lead this month by Mark Badger and Andy Derrick from 4pm til 5.30pm at Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG. Join us on Twitter for regular updates and discussion.

Richard Batsford wrote an interesting and thoughtful piece on the Birmingham Music Scene last week and we will be discussing some of the projects he mentions and the issues they raise. If you have any opinions on anything Richard talks about please bring your comments to the meeting.

In the meantime, you are welcome to answer 10 Questions for Birmingham’s Independent Music Industry in your own way and contribute to the dialogue on the issues involved. The Ten Questions have already been answered by: Andy Derrick, Keisha Thompson, Jon Cotton, Pam Bishop, Andy Roberts, Ben Calvert.

The Music Network, Birmingham, 2008

The Music Network organises a NETWORKING EVENT on the last Thursday of each month, for the benefit of music related businesses in the West Midlands region. If you have any involvement in music, come and talk about what you’re up to and meet some new people. These Networking events are about all things music in the region. They’re about helping you to teach yourself how to do it, by yourself, for yourself and encourages you to share the knowledge with others so they can do the same.  If you are a musician, a student, someone who works with musicians, represents musicians, has involvement with the music industry, or are looking to make new contacts…..the meeting will be useful.

If you have news to report, a presentation to give, an event to promote, any new points for discussion, a pitch to make, business cards or flyers to hand round, an appeal for help, advice or guidance or even if you just want the free tea and biscuits and some serious discussion…you are invited.

You can also post in by email any news or press release information for inclusion on the website and for distribution through the mailing list and RSS feed. More details on the website.

There will be luxury chocolate biscuits and good coffee for all. There’s food and drink afterwards supplied by the Creative Networks too. Please pass this invite on to Musicians you know or anyone else who you think may benefit.

Read the minutes from previous meetings here: http://birminghammusicnetwork.com/category/minutes/

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Creative Networks 31st March 2011 Birmingham

Creative Networks 31st March 2011 Birmingham

CREATIVE NETWORKS

Thursday 31 March 2011, 6.00pm until 9.00pm www.creativenetworksonline.com

Including The Music Network 4.00pm until 5.30pm www.birminghammusicnetwork.com

Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

TRANSMEDIA – What’s the Story? A Case Study of ‘Pulp the movie’ www.pulpthemovie.com

PULP – Tony Leary, the owner of Junk Comics, is gearing up for the launch of his new superhero title, The Sodomizer, at the British International Comic Show, and nothing will stop him from making it a success.  Nothing except a gang of Geordie criminals who are using another comic company to launder their dirty money. Tony is drafted by the police to identify the culprits and bring them to justice.  Aided by his trusty geek sidekicks, Rick and Keith, Tony must defy the odds if he is to become a real life hero.

Phil Bland – Producer Successfully producing PULP, an independently financed feature film, and many other projects, from award winning shorts to feature documentaries, Phil delivers on time and to budget and is leading the way in online content generation, overseeing production of the Pulp/AOL channel.

Matt Hubbard – Co Producer Starting his career with Reels in Motion in corporate advertising, producing adverts for the likes of Jaguar, Vodafone and Michelin, Matt was nominated for the Business Week Online European Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 and is now chair of the future finest network.

Adam Hamdy – Producer, Director Currently working on a multi-platform project with Winkler Films, Adam wrote, produced, and co-directed PULP, a feature film set in the world of comic books.  He also devised the Pulp comedy channel on AOL and created The Hunter, a series of graphic novels with over 130,000 readers worldwide; the film adaption is now in progress. Adam has a number of other feature film and television properties in development with top producers on both sides of the Atlantic.

To join us for this FREE event, please email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call Dave Taylor on

0121 331 5400.  Alternatively, register online at our website www.creativenetworksonline.com