Posted by Team EMGWorld
LOS ANGELES –The Artist Resource Center (ARC), located at 11039 McCormick Street in North Hollywood, will host a series of professional development workshops to educate and empower aspiring artists in the entertainment industry.
“No one should have to miss out on achieving their goals simply because they didn’t have the support system to fulfill their destiny,” said Touré Roberts, executive director. “The Artist Resource Center will give aspiring entertainers the resources they need to hone their craft through work space, workshops and seminars at little or no cost.”
On Monday, June 18th social media strategist Jaunique Sealey, presents “Roadmap To Success: Leveraging Social Media To Build Your Brand” at 7 p.m. Sealey is author of Piece of the Fame: Rockstar Social Media Marketing for Everyone to Ignite Your Business Career and Personal Brand. As a marketing and business strategist, she has worked with world-renowned clients and iconic brands such as Lady Gaga, Mindless Behavior, Greyson Chance, Sony Pictures, and Barneys New York, including leading the digital marketing agency of record supporting the epic rollout of online promotions in connection with the album release of Born This Way. Tickets are $10.
On Saturday, June 23rd at 11 a.m., the ARC presents “Secrets of the Trade,” a free seminar on the music industry presented by Chris Anokute, SVP of A&R at Island Def Jam. Anokute began his career in the entertainment industry at the age of 17 as an apprentice to John Houston, Whitney Houston’s father. Shortly after, he started his own management company together with Stephen Chukumba, managing writers and producers in the New Jersey area. Acts they signed included J.U.S. and Alkatraz. At the same time he secured an internship in A&R administration at Def Jam Records, working under A&R executive Rob Mitchell. Once promoted to A&R assistant, he worked on projects including Sum 41, Ashanti, Foxy Brown and Jay Z's The Blueprint.
Later at Virgin/Capitol, Anokute (alongside Jason Flom) signed Katy Perry and successfully A&R'd both of her albums.
Additionally, aspiring screenwriters can hone their skills in a new class series, “Understanding the Basics of Screenwriting” presented by instructor Fred Thomas Jr. on Tuesday evenings, July 10 – August 21 from 7-8:30 p.m.
To register for these events, please visit www.TheARCNoHo.com.
About The ARC
The state-of-the-art Artist Resource Center includes a 6-station computer lab where guests may sign-in to use the latest software for film editing, music production, web building, script writing and graphic design. Visitors may also utilize a creative suite, film finishing lab, conference room, and a main area equipped to host special events, training workshops, and artistic development modules. The ARC will be available for rent at reduced rates on a case by case basis in order to allow artists to complete their projects and host meetings without traditional financial burdens associated with the creative process. The goal of the ARC is to help artists discover their purpose in life, develop their talents, and in turn, bless the world with the realized creations.
The ARC is open Monday – Friday from 11 am to 7:00 pm. For information on future events or to reserve space at the ARC for meetings, productions or events, please visit www.TheARCNoHo.com.