(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — As previously reported, top executives from Virgin Entertainment Group will converge in Los Angeles on October 8 with British entertainment executives from the film, fashion, music and media world to discuss and debate the recent resurgence in British entertainment in today's competitive American marketplace, at the 2nd London Calling Panel (September 30,2004).
Staged at the Virgin Megastore on Sunset Boulevard, the event will include a meet-and-greet tea, as well as a 45-minute roundtable panel discussion and Q&A session, moderated by Melinda Newman, Billboard Magazine's West Coast Bureau Chief, with the following British entertainment authorities:
**Tim Burgess, artist; The Charlatans
** Tom Atencio, manager of New Order and producer of Joy division documentary
**Alan Miller, editor/reporter, Filter
** Kenneth Loo, marketing manager, Ben Sherman
**Chris Huffard, manager of Supergrass and Radiohead
** Dave Alder, senior vice president of marketing and strategic development, Virgin Entertainment Group, North America.
Panel topics will include: Is there truly a resurgence in British entertainment culture in the United States? If so, why is it happening at this specific point in time? How important is the U.S. market to UK artists and management?
2nd London Calling will conclude with a live concert, open to the public, by UK bands Supergrass and Trash Can Sinatras.
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