*(Los Angeles) – Comedienne/actress Annie McKnight serves on the judges panel at the Sunday June 27, 2010 “Uplifting Minds II” entertainment conference to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall Theater) from 1 – 7 p.m.
Annie, along with the other judges on the panel, will score on ten acts in vocal, songwriting and/or dance for a chance to be the top winner in each category for the ULMII Award and a list of other prizes.
The conference starts with seminars from 1 – 4 p.m. and ends with the talent competition showcase, hosted by KDAY 93.5’s DJ So Real, from 5 – 7 p.m., admission is free!
Annie McKnight’s comedic and acting talents have helped her amass an impressive list of credits that include BET’s Comic View, Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment, and the Tonight Show for her stand-up and The Soloist, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.; Cornered, starring Steven Guttenberg, Crazy on the Outside, starring Tim Allen; Crimes of the Heart, Two Degrees, Hair Show, “Heroes,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “iCarly” for her acting.
McKnight also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Columbia College and recently won $10,000 on “America’s Funniest People.” Annie works with children with Autism using her animated facial skills and various vocal abilities to help teach them.
The 11 year-old conference will start with the ULMII entertainment seminars that include “PR/Media and Promotions Strategies” by PR/media and promotions consultant Eunice Moseley (www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com); “artist management skills” by label owner Debra French (www.FrenchRoyaltyEnt.com); “Finding Gigs Online” by former model/actress and current artist manager Kerri Moseley-Hobbs, and “Marketing in the 21st Century” by label owner Vernon Neilly (www.boosweet.com). Pre-registration is required and attendees receive a copy of the ULMII Music Business Handbook.
Aside from Annie McKnight, ULMII talent competition judges include public relations specialist Phyllis Caddell (www.PCPublicRelations.com); actress/singer Ashley Argota (Lulu on Nickelodeon’s ‘True Jackson, VP’); film director/producer Ben Foster (www.BenFosterFilms.com); award winning Jazz guitarist Vernon Neilly, and legendary radio personality Lee Bailey (RadioScope and www.EURweb.com).
Prizes include a free music video courtesy of Ben Foster (www.BenFosterFilms.com); free music track from four-time ULMII winner VIP (www.DustDemAFF.com); 30 minutes free legal consultation from Paul Gardner II, Esq. (www.TheGardnerLawGroup.com) and Richard Jefferson, Esq. (www.metallawgroup.com); a slot as an opening act for L.A. Urban R&B singer/songwriter Trueful (www.FrenchRoyaltyEnt.com); 50% off marketing and promotions of social media pages by Boosweet Records (www.Boosweet.com), and vocal coaching from vocalist Nadiyah Kareem (Superstar Entertainment).
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