Friday, November 10, 2023


14th Annual
Global Mixx Music and Film Forum 
November 10 -12, 2023

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General Admission passes are available online until Friday, November 10 online:

Walk-up registration is on 
Saturday, November at the Chicago Marriott Midway Hotel until 2:00 pm. 
Friday, November 10

VIP Kick-off Reception
Celebrating 30 Years of Wicked Ent. 
6 pm – 10 pm
Hosted by Rhymefest
Special panel moderated by 2 Swift feat. Sleepy and Sinbad
Music by DJ 3rd Rail 
Food & Drinks 
@Zoe’s Patio
5518 S. Archer Ave.
Chicago, IL 

**Must be pre-registered panelists, moderators, speed mentors, and specially invited guests of Wicked Ent. and Global Mixx Music and Film Forum.

Street and lot parking available. 

Saturday, November 11
Chicago Marriott Midway Hotel
6250 S. Cicero Ave.  
Free parking is available. Airport Shuttle and five minutes from Midway Airport.
9 am – 5 pm
Registration/Check-in: Badge Pick-up
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking in: Talent Agents in Film, Fashion and Print
Moderator: DJ First Lady 
Panelists: Ella Patino, Raquel Repka, Marie P. Anderson, and Kristen Bock
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dance Workshop: Fundamentals of Street Dance
Instructor: Tanji Harper
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
The Writer’s Room: Beyond Words
Moderator: David Leonard
Panelists: Sylvia Jones, Jay Davis, Richard Gallion
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hip-hop and Heels
Instructor: Brandy Ford
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Presented by NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists)
Film Keynote with George Tillman, Jr. 
Moderator: Tyra Martin (WGN TV Entertainment Producer)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Speed Mentoring presented by ComEd
Mentors: David Leonard, Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, Patricia Edwards, Cassandra Bell, Jamiesha Trice, Leroy Edwards, DJ First Lady, Dilla, Glenn Murray, Will Gates, Tanji Harper, Sean Dale, James Brazil, Sleepy and more.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Content Creation in the Digital Space
Moderator: Shannon ‘DJ Skip’ Syas
Panelists: Kevin McFall, Vince Lawrence, Wally Lockard
3:15 pm- 4:15 pm 
Creating Hits: Artists + Producers
Moderator: Hearon Trackz El
Panelists: Will From Eniyon, Ace Lex, Queen Key, Bo Simmons and D. Brooks
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Level Up: Marketing, Media and PR
Moderator: Derrick McKinney (CEO of L.O.U.D. Muzik)
Panelists: Dani Jackson-Smith, Briahna Gatlin, Verjurne 
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presented by the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists)
Music Keynote with Kosine
Shawn Grant (Sr. Editor of The Source Magazine)

Emerging Artists Showcase
7pm – 11pm
Hosted by Sean Dale (Raw Radio/Power 92)
Food and Drinks
@ Zoe’s Patio
5518 S. Archer Ave. 
Chicago, IL  
Dip Da Realist
Cece BKE
KC Wavey
Mario Barr
Nay Nay
Pinkyring Committee
Special Guests: Big Daddy Deja, Hearon Trackz El and Kosine
**Honoring Global Mixx badges for admittance.

Sunday, November 12
12noon – 4 pm
The program begins: 12:30 pm
Game Changers Power Awards Brunch
@Martinique Banquets Complex
8200 S. Cicero Ave. 
Burbank, IL 60459
Hosted by Comedian ‘L’
Music by: DJ First Lady
Honorees: Bionce Foxx, Larry Sims, Caryn Lee, Dionne Williams, DJ Mustafa Rocks, Tanji Harper, Sylvia Jones, Dolapo Erinkitola, Jesse Jones and Chicago Hip Hop Heritage Museum
Lifetime Achievement Honorees: Delle ‘Dell’ Hampton, Ramonski Luv, Duro Wicks and Jamahl Rashid Rye
Performances by: Lady Patice, Maritza Aguilar and Kosine

 George Tillman, Jr. is an esteemed film director, producer, and principal of State Street Pictures. He has directed,nd produced box office hits, Faster, The Hate U Give, the Barber Shop films, Beauty Shop, several television series, and most recently had the Netflix biopic, "Big George Foreman".  George is a graduate of Columbia College and resides in Los Angeles, California. He is this year's GLOBAL MIXX FILM CHAIR and the Game Changers Awards Honoree.
Kosine is an American producer and musician who produced Grammy-award-winning artists Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Big Sean. He is the former co-host of BET's 'Man Cave' and has worked with notable brands such as Apple Music.  KOSINE is a Chicagoland native, a University of Florida A & M alum, and a graduate of Columbia College. He is this year's GLOBAL MIXX MUSIC CHAIR and Game Changers Awards Honoree. 
It's FINALLY HERE! The 14th Annual Global Mixx Music and Film Forum. AMAZING speakers, and moderators along with an informative Speed Mentoring Session. 

Business professionals from around the country share their knowledge and experiences, followed by a wonderful Q&A session at each panel discussion and workshop. 

Past Film Forum speakers have included: Carl Seaton (Director: Snowfall, Chicago P.D.), Coodie Simmons (Neflix’s Ye), Chike, Sylvia Jones, Robin Thede (HBO's Black Lady Comedy Sketch Show), Mel Jackson, Joseph Chopin, Carlos King (producer of Real Housewives of Atlanta), Christopher Nolen, Terk Stevens, Wendy Calhoun, (producer/writer for Empire) and many others.

Speakers from the music industry have included the following companies such as Capitol Music Group, Def Jam Music Group, Atlantic Records, Clear Channel, MTV Networks,, Interscope Music Group, Universal Music, The Recording Academy, Urban One, Smirnoff, Pioneer, Numark, Gemini and many others

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