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Mashable’s Social Media Day Miami 2012 is this Saturday 06/30/12 from 2-6pm at the Zadok Gallery in Wynwood. It’s a fun and free event that I thought was worth sharing with you. The day’s schedule is below in case you were curious on what’s going on. Hope you can make it.



Social Media Day Miami 2012.

The new trend in Miami is a cocktail culture of proper lounges, dive bars and speakeasies. Here the venue size matters less than the quality of your nightlife experience.

Miami’s top lounges and bars | miami.com.

Directing film and television is like white-water rafting. It’s high-stakes, you commit every resource, stretch yourself to the limit. For most directors, the excitement they feel about a new projects tightens into anxiety when it comes to working with actors.

This course is about establishing deep and creative collaborations with your actors, getting the most out of rehearsals, troubleshooting poor performances and giving clear, effective directions. We will discuss what constitues a good performance, what the actors want from a director, common mistakes of directors, analyzing a script together with your actors, what makes actors tick and the two most important relationships on set: actor with actor and actor with director.



Dates: June 6th to June 27th
Wednesday’s from 7pm – 10pm.
Cost: US$275.–


1. Week one: Directors Act:
Directors learn acting techniques and the understanding of the craft. They learn the four steps to rehearse and prepare any scene successfully. They will act an example scene and learn about how to motivate actors.

2. Week two: Result-oriented direction and quick fixes:
Invited actors will need to be directed. We will give each director the topic and they need to create a scene on the spot directing their actors. (Directors bring one of their own scenes, create a scene on the spot or are given a scene to direct with their actors)

3. Week three – Script Analysis and Rehearsals:
The directors pick their actors from the pool of talent at the Miami Acting Studio and work together on analyzing their short film script, will rehearse scene together on stage.

4. Week four: Rehearsals and Final Scene Performance:
The directors had time to prepare the scene in depth and now present their directing work in front of the camera. All directors will shoot and direct their scenes. We will provide camera and equipment.

Are you actors overacting? Are they NOT DOING what you tell them? How do you fix it right on the spot?
Accomplished director and acting coach Ralph Kinnard will share his 4 proven steps to Rehears with your Actors which will gurantee you a good scene.
You will learn techniques and methods that will save you under pressure and will ensure that you get the best performance out of your actors.

If you are interested and have not been in acting class before, now is the time. We invite you to attend a FREE class.
RSVP at miamiacting@gmail.com / 786.715.20.49

Miami Acting Studio

Miami Acting Studio

DJsforObama builds new energy for NEW DATE on 5.19.12 at TheWynwoodWalls.com Follow event updates on Twitter @DJsforObama (trending at #DJsforObama) and follow some of our participating DJs/VJs: @TheRareGrooves, @djafrica, @djentice, @djaffect, @AFlyGuy, @stryke303, @Papa_Keith, @BarrieHype, @DJ_Dorenzo, @eternalvibes, @iamdjhousearrest, @djnikostar, @DaRealMonieLove, @DJBeatMiami, @RealPedroM, @DJ_LadyB_Miami, @MsVanessaJames, @FelishaMonet, @Vice2K, @ReynaldoVice, @SonsofMystro


#DJsforObama at the Wynwood Walls

On Saturday, April 21st, 2012, 2-8pm, Gen44, Florida Finance Committee and an all star cast of DJs for Obama will host a Block Party at Wynwood Walls, 2528 NW 2nd Avenue, in Wynwood , Midtown Miami in support of Obama Victory Fund 2012.

Wynwood Walls will be filled with a vibing playlist of the music and culture of Miami. The Block Party will feature some of South Florida’s leading spin masters and radio personalities in the media and entertainment industry, such as DJs Griot, Africa, Papa Keith, Stryke, Austin Cohen, Lady B, Barrie Hype, Delano of Renaissance Disco, Beat, Brimstone 127, Dorenzo, Eternal Vibes, Fly Guy, House Arrest, Selectah Infamouz of Natural Mystic Soundsation, Kauze, Maestro, Niko Star, Pablo of Hardcore Movements, Lady Terra, Selecta AJ, Trooklyn, and Peter T playing the best of R&B, pop, Latin, hip-hop, reggae, soca, konpa hits.

The Block Party will also welcome renowned MC hosts and VJs such as Monie Love, Supa Cindy, Lorenzo Ice Tea, Vanessa James, Felisha Monet, Mocha Jean, and Giselle D’ Wassi One. The energy will build with special appearances from performing artists Roberto and Reynaldo Martino of Haiti’s leading konpa music band, T-Vice, Melky Jean, sister of Wyclef Jean, and emerging reggae pop artist, Shifta of Timeless Records.

The event will present a perfect opportunity to meet new people, network, and to share how people can get more involved with the Obama 2012 campaign. Attendees will have an opportunity to sign up for volunteer opportunities, register to vote, and request absentee ballots.

Advance tickets are available at http://iOBA.MA/qb Advance tickets are $20.12 until April 16, $25.00 after April 16, and VIP $100.00, includes complimentary drinks and appetizers (hosted at Peter Tunney Gallery). The first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary Block Party bandana. Kids under 16 are FREE.

Follow updates on the Block Party on Twitter @DJsforObama #DJsforObama and on at the Facebook event page “DJs for Obama at Wynwood Walls”.

Tips to Attend 2012: The Block Party:
*Wear something casual and comfortable shoes
*Kids under 16 are FREE
*Bring friends for more fun
*Find a parking location as close to the venue as possible
* Secure your vehicle and belongings inside the vehicle; do not leave any purses or valuables exposed in the vehicle
*Come early and enjoy lunch at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar or Joey’s or other local Wynwood eateries
* Driving directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

So excited for this weekend. Things are booming in Miami all over again!

Weekend lineup opens busy tourist season – Business – MiamiHerald.com.

The Miami Herald in this article discusses the ongoing debate about how Resorts World Miami will affect Miami if this casino deal goes through. One topic brought up is how this will impact the city’s flourishing art scene. Ongoing rumors about Art Basel leaving Miami continue. The arts community now speaks up.

Debate: Would casinos hurt Miami's art scene? – Biscayne Corridor – MiamiHerald.com.

Tomorrow night: An interactive discussion to answer questions and address immediate needs of the Wynwood community, hosted by Open Media Miami.

Neighborhood networking via Wynwood Wednesdays at Lester's Cafe – Biscayne Corridor – MiamiHerald.com.


I’m honored and excited to be participating with my good friend and mentor, Ralph Kinnard’s annual life planning workshop. Ralph Kinnard is an award-winning filmmaker and master life coach. He’s worked with everybody from artists to business leaders. He’s got amazing insight on how to get the best out of your creative talents. This is a can’t miss opportunity to have a masterful game plan for 2012. I attended last year’s workshop and I wound up having my best year yet. If you’re in the Miami area this weekend, I highly suggest attending. All of the info is below.

I hope to see you there!


Franky Arriola

Didn’t you ever think :

if I only had known this one year ago, five years ago – I would be at a total different place in my work and life right now ?

Getting good advice and more useful information sometimes seems really hard in this industry and second sometimes we are not ready to understand the advice, because we are just to stubborn and jump ship way to fast.

“I want results now. I want instant gratification, but I don’t want to be responsible for me life and success” is what I hear a lot.

For me everything changed when I started to teach acting 4 nights a week (and that’s been going on with just a few sick days) for the last 13 years. I had to start “living” what I teach – or I would just be a really bad coach and couldn’t life with myself. I had to be successful, just to prove that it can be done.

So every night I had to motivate myself, do the 3 R’s, and focus focus and learn and Research more about Emotions.

I believe that watching my EMOTIONAL STATE every day is and was the KEY to my success. If I, Ralph, don’t feel excited about my life, ashamed because I am not a millionaire, ashamed because of ANY comparison my wicked mind comes up with – I will not be creative, I will not CREATE more work and I will not make more money.

This year I am trying to make the LIFE PLANNING WORKSHOP clearer and better then ever before and I hope that these three hours ( or a little more) will have the same profound impact on your life, your work, your financial situation and your relationships.

Here for the last time all the final information so you can pass it on to your friends who need a boost this year :

Life planning 2012 ( what this year could be for you)


- Rules of the creative life
- Having your own Idea Hatchery
- The 3 R’s for daily success
- Why you should get paid for your talent
- How your brain and your emotions function and how to make them work for you
- Overcome anxiety and the fear of success
- Why ‘better’ emotions translate into ‘more money’ in ANY AREA of work

DATE : SATURDAY 21st 6pm – 9.30pm
COST: US$75.–

In this 3 hour workshop learn the theory and tools successful directors, writers and artist in general use to propel their careers forward and get highly paid in their field of expertise.

Ralph Kinnard is an award-winning actor’s director, with extensive work experience in three different countries and their cultures: Germany, the USA, and Venezuela. He has had an outstanding career as an acting coach and over the last 13 years has worked with talent from South America and the USA. Additionally, as a filmmaker, he is the winner of several prestigious awards coaching over 1000 actors, artists and businesses.

His latest feature, “A MI ME GUSTA,” participated in 12 international festivals and received several award nominations, winning three as “Best Director” (L.A. Arpa Film Festival, NYC SF Festival, and Mexico International Film Festival). Mr. Kinnard brings a unique global view to his projects.

Born in Germany, where he began his studies, he moved to New York to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute, presenting theater productions. Continuing his education at NYU Film, he started in the field as an Assistant Director and PA in feature productions, among them Woody Allen’s “Celebrities”. A job opportunity through international Latin soap icon Mimi Lazo changed his course to Venezuela, where he worked for several major Latin networks, such as E! Entertainment, Venevision, and RCTV, among others. In 2005 he worked as Creative Director on the Launch of a new network in Venezuela called CANAL I.

Not only did this experience introduce him to the Spanish language, but it also started his process of “transculturation”. This gives him a unique view and skill to communicate to global audiences an insider’s look at these different cultures.

In 2009, he moved to Miami, the gateway to the Americas and Europe, and used his skill to create the Miami Acting Studio, the first spin-off of the Actor’s Studio in Miami. This workspace has quickly become Miami’s premier professional resource center. Over the last 2 years, it has produced over 320 videos of scene studies, giving local actors a tool to showcase their talent in a professional setting nationwide.

Highlights of his career include working for Woody Allen (“Celebrities”), the BBC of London and directing “The Chorus Girl“ and “The Donahue Sisters“ in the Marilyn Monroe Theater in New York. He himself was part of the production of the Actor’s Studio “In search of Strindberg” in 1995.

In 2002 he published his first book “Steps to Acting”, and in 2011 his second book “Actor’s Blueprint”. His Podcast Series is available on Itunes.

His unique approach to teaching emotional intelligence and intuitive intelligence have made him a sought after keynote speaker for international companies such as Bayer, Deutsche Bank, Banco Central Universal, Kraft, Mastercard and others…

Ralph Kinnard
Tlf. (+1) 786.406.29.61
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Best Buddies Florida invites you to help change the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities while participating in one of the hottest events of the year!

Business Buddies Miami at The Stage on Thursday October 27. Join us for an evening of friendship, food, and live music! Cost of admission is only $35 which includes: Open bar provided by Grey Goose, live entertainment, and access to the evening’s food trucks.

Live Performances by:

The Deadly Blank
Space Between Words
DJ Hottpants

Register today at www.bestbuddiesflorida.org/specialevents

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide.