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The box office bad news is mounting, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” emerging as the best hope to bolster the sagging domestic film market.

The summer box office is down roughly 20% from 2013′s record-breaking highs and year-to-date overall ticket sales are off more than 6%. The only relief in sight is an intergalactic band of superheroes that are well-loved by comic-book aficionados and little-known to the rest of us.

“‘Guardians’ is the biggest swing factor in August,” said Eric Handler, an analyst with MKM Partners. “Most Augusts there are surprises like we saw last year with ‘The Butler.’ Nothing stands out right now, so we’ll have to see.”

“Guardians” has been well-received on social media and elsewhere, but is not as recognizable a brand as Iron Man or Captain America, so gauging how the movie will be received is tricky.

“To put all that pressure on one movie is unfair…

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Global Mixx Music and Film Forum has begun announcing confirmed event panelists and co-chairs for their 8th annual event in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014. The Forum will include working entertainment professionals from the worlds of music, film, television and media. This year’s event is presented by ParentPowerChicago, an organization whose mission is to provide tools and resources for parents to regain or maintain their traditional position with the family structure.

Honorary Music Chair and Keynote Speaker: NO I.D. – Executive Vice President of DefJam Recordings and Grammy Award winning producer (Kanye West, Common, and Jay-Z).

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Cynthia Johnson - VP of Urban Promotion/Columbia Records/Sony Music

Maurice Johnson - Grammy Award Producer/Remixer (Destiny’s Child, Beyonce)

Regina Daniels – President/Daniels Entertainment

Homer Blow – Music Director/Program Director/WNOV and HomerBlowRadio.com (Milwaukee, WI)

Malik Yusef – Grammy Award Songwriter/Poet (Kanye West, Common, John Legend)

Saturday, August 16th 

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Aaliyah Williams, VP of Development & Production – All Def Digital

Sanicole Young, Writer/Director of web series “The City Hates Us”

Maurice Dortch, Filmmaker, Maxim 13:22 Productions

Kenneth Yoder, Writer/Director/Web Series Development Instructor

Nate Gilbert, Sales Director, Interactive One

Whiteboy James – Writer/Creator-“Block Diaries” Webisode Series

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Jaime Henderson, TV/Film/Theatrical Agent – BMG Talent

Kathy Byrne, Director, TV/Theatrical – SAG/AFTRA Chicago

Erica Hubbard, Actress – BET’s “Let’s Stay Together”; ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights”

Jamaal Buchanan, Manager – Buchanan Management & Consulting, LLC

THE REEL DEAL: Behind the Scenes – Careers in Film & Television Roundtable

Carlos King, Executive Producer – “Real Housewives of Atlanta”; “Hollywood Divas” – Kingdom Reign Entertainment

Robin Thede, Comedy Writer/Actress – “Queen Latifah Show”; “Real House Husbands of Hollywood”

Christopher Nolen, Director – “72 Hours”; “Four Seasons” – Nferno Productions

Delvin Molden, Producer – E.N.D. Productions

Emile Cambry -Filmmaker/Producer- Blue 1647 Productions

Read More: The Hype Magazine 8th Annual Global Mixx Music and Film Forum Announces Panelists and Honorary Co-chairs.

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Posted: July 17, 2014 by Jerry Doby in News

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The Hype Magazine Editor-in-Chief @realjdobypr will be attending this event…yup, that’s me LOL…looking forward to this event, covering for @TheHypeMagazine http://thehypemagazine.com

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An Alternative View: 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Day 2

Young talent is the most inspiring.

After performing at well-known music festivals like Coachella and the Warped Tour, young metal trio Unlocking the Truth - composed of Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, Alec Atkins, 13, and Jarad Dawkins, 12 – have not only left an impression on large concert audiences, but on Grammy Award-winning drummer Steve Jordan as well.

It was this discovery that led to the ultimate success of Unlocking the Truth, the young metal trio from Brooklyn, NY. The group just signed a music deal with Sony that will make them a million dollars richer. Their new six-record deal could possibly be worth $1.7 million.

Read the full story here.

SOURCE: HypeTrak | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images

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South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival is now accepting applications for artists to perform at the world famous SXSW Music Festival at http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/apply. SXSW Music takes place Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Apply now for the opportunity to perform for the 28,000 industry representatives including over 2,800 media representatives and the thousands of fans in attendance. A showcasing act at SXSW has the unique opportunity to play in one of Austin’s many live music venues along with acts from all over the world. SXSW hosts acts in every stage of their development including music legends such as Lady Gaga, Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Smokey Robinson, Blondie, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Juanes, Prince, and Justin Timberlake. Join the ranks of Future Islands, Kelis, HyunA, Fitz & The Tantrums, Alabama Shakes, Bomba Estereo, Mumford and Sons, Haim, Ana Tijoux, Skrillex, Kendrick Lamar, Cafe Tacvba, Richie Hawtin, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, St. Vincent, The xx, Aloe Blacc and so many more by gaining career changing exposure and publicity from the amazing mix of influential participants that attend SXSW every year. Sonicbids is the exclusive online musical event submission platform of the 2015 SXSW Music Festival. To apply, go tohttp://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/apply. All applications must be submitted no later than October 10, 2014. Application fees are $33 for early submissions, $45 for applications submitted after September 12, 2014.

Listen now to SXSWfm at http://sxsw.com/fm to enjoy programming of all kinds of music from previous festivals. Stay tuned to hear the music of SXSW 2015 Showcasing Artists as they are announced.

South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival, taking place March 17 – 22, 2015, features a legendary festival showcasing more than 2,300 musical acts of all genres from around the globe on over one hundred stages in downtown Austin. By day, the Austin Convention Center comes alive with conference registrants and performing artists partaking of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature and conducting business in the Trade Show. In its 29th year, SXSW remains an essential event on the music industry calendar. For more information, access our website at http://sxsw.com.

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