UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - January 6, 2017
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
January 6, 2017
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News and TFT Alumni Events
TFT Well-Represented at Sundance 2017

Thirty-six UCLA alumni, including a Professional Programs alumna, and four executive board members have involvement in 32 projects that will be shown in the Sundance Film Festival, taking place Jan. 19-29, 2017, in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. They include:


Stephanie Allain  (Professional Programs ’13), producer,  Burning Sands
Maxwell Hamilton  (M.F.A. ’13), actor,  I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore
Reginald Hudlin  (Executive Board), producer,  Burning Sands
Nikolai Kinski  (B.A. ’98), actor,  The Yellow Birds
Don O. Knowlton  (B.A. ’82; M.F.A. ’85), actor,  To the Bone
Nick Spicer  (M.F.A. ’06), executive producer,  I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore
Marika Stephens  (B.A. ’09), art director,  To the Bone
Jorma Taccone  (B.A. ’02), producer,  Brigsby Bear


Nikolai Kinski  (B.A. ’98), actor,  Axolotl Overkill


Jack Black , actor and producer,  The Polka King
Amanda Glaze  (B.A. ’08), co-producer,  The Big Sick
Tamara Hunter  (B.A. ’01), executive in charge of casting,  Wilson
James Jordan  (M.F.A. ’05), actor,  Wind River
Charles D. King  (Executive Board), producer,  Mudbound
Laura Lee Langton  (B.A. ’88), art department coordinator,  Wind River
Akin McKenzie  (B.A. ’02), production designer,  The Discovery
Gina Prince-Bythewood  (B.A. ’91), writer,  Before I Fall
Medalion Rahimi  (B.A. ’14), actress,  Before I Fall
Andre Rivas  (B.A. ’99), assistant digital colorist,  Wilson
Tim Robbins  (B.A. ’82), actor,  Marjorie Prime
James Saito  (B.A. ’78), actor,  Wilson
Ben Stiller , executive producer,  The Polka King
Michael Stuhlbarg , actor,  Call Me By Your Name
Michael Vukadinovich  (M.F.A. ’07), writer,  Rememory


Alan Barker  (B.A. ’69), sound,  This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
Joan Churchill  (B.A. ’68), additional cinematography,  This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
Martin Scorsese  (Executive Board), executive producer,  Long Strange Trip


Susan Cartsonis  (B.A. ’78), producer,  Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Laura Lee Langton  (B.A. ’88), art coordinator,  Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Nick Moceri  (M.F.A. ’10), actor and producer,  Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Lisa Muskat  (M.A. ’92), executive producer,  Dayveon
Jorma Taccone  (B.A. ’02), actor and executive producer,  L.A. Times
Quyen Tran , cinematographer,  Deidra & Laney Rob a Train


Paul Green , executive producer,  When the Street Lights Go On  (Independent Pilot Showcase)
Charles D. King  (Executive Board), executive producer,  Gente-fied  (Short Form Episodic Showcase)
Mike Pniewski  (B.A. ’83), actor,  Shots Fired
Gina Prince-Bythewood  (B.A. ’91), director, writer, executive producer,  Shots Fired


Nate Bolotin  (M.F.A. ’07), producer,  Bushwick ; executive producer,  XX
Ren Hanami  (B.A. ’84), actress,  Bitch
Nick Spicer  (M.F.A. ’06), producer,  XX
Aram Tertzakian  (M.F.A. ’07), executive producer/producer,  XX
Quyen Tran , cinematographer,  The Little Hours


Garrett Bradley  (M.F.A. ’12), director,  Alone


Tim Robbins  (B.A. ’82, Lecturer), executive producer,  Hot Winter: A Film by Dick Pierre


Alex Gibney , executive producer,  Zero Days VR
Dagmar Weaver-Madsen  (M.F.A. ’12), director of photography,  Through You


Donna Deitch  (M.F.A. ’76; Executive Board), director, producer, actor,  Desert Hearts
Women In Film Upfronts Finalists Announced
The Women In Film Mini Upfronts Finalists were announced recently and will screen at an exclusive networking event on January 13th. Congratulations to the UCLA filmmaker finalists included in the list: Ren Hanami ('84) for her trailer Kimi Hana Fashionista Ninja; Jennifer Mangan (Extension) for her trailer The Do-Over; and Melody C. Miller ('14) for her trailer California's Forgotten Children.

View the complete list here.
RSVP for the TFT Sundance Reception
Saturday, January 21, 2017
  If you plan on being at the Sundance Film Festival in January,
make sure to RSVP for the 2017 TFT Sundance Reception and Celebration.

If you are affiliated with a film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, let us know about it. 

Job Listings and Available Services
Script Coverage Tool for Bruins
TFT alumnus Curtis Baxter (MFA '15) has developed, with a team of UCLA alumni, a new, Bruins-only script coverage tool called nerative.

He describes it as " Hollywood's newest, cheapest, and best way to receive professional caliber story coverage on scripts or treatments. Where do alumni come in? Bruins only team. Welcome to nerative."

Please send all inquiries to info@nerative.com.

View the website at nerative.com.
UCLAOne Jobs

Visit UCLAOne for UCLA Alumni job listings.
Various Assistant Level Positions

Principato-Young Entertainment is seeking an experienced administrative assistant with at least one year plus of solid desk capabilities to support a SR. Manager. This is a great opportunity to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. We require a strong degree of multi-tasking, a sharp focus for details, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, client-driven environment. Must be articulate, with excellent communication skills. The usual administrative skill sets are required. We offer a competitive industry hourly rate with a generous benefits package. Please send resumes to rgardner@pyent.com 1/3

Skydance is looking for an assistant to join our Business & Legal Affairs team. Ideal candidate would have strong interest in business & legal affairs and some experience in the entertainment industry (particularly, television). Primary assistant duties include general administrative support as well as some drafting, reviewing and commenting on various agreements for Skydance Media’s TV, film, interactive gaming divisions. A great opportunity for growth and to gain experience in various aspect of the entertainment business. If you or anyone you know is interested, please forward resume to Lori Rovner: lrovner@skydance.com. 1/3

Magnet Management, a management and production company, is looking to hire a new assistant. Must have at least 1 year of desk experience. This is a busy desk and involves heavy multi-tasking and a knowledge of both the talent and literary sides of the industry. Must be sociable, assertive, and self-reliant as the company is a tight-knit group. Heavy submissions, scheduling, and dealing with international clients. Ideally looking for someone who wants to become a manager. Please send resumes to asst@magnetmanagement.com 1/3

Talent Management Company with clients in tv, film and theatre seeks assistant/jr. manager to work for Principal. Position requires prior experience in management or agency and a passion for working with and understanding talent. Ideal candidate is a team player, a self-starter, detail oriented and possesses strong organizational and communication skills. Computer/tech skills required. Candidate should be familiar with all aspects of pitching clients and interested in growing with the company. Competitive salary and benefits. asstmgmtco@gmail.com 1/3

Code Entertainment, a film production and literary management company, seeks a full-time assistant for its President. Qualified candidates need strong leadership and communication skills. Duties include phone call management, scheduling, taking notes, script coverage, general office work, some involvement in film development and production, and limited personal tasks. Previous agency/studio/production company experience and a Bachelor’s degree required. Health benefits included. Send resumes and cover letters to Codeentoffice@gmail.com. 1/3

A leading entertainment advertising company is seeking an energetic Coordinator to the CEO. At least 1-2 years related experience. University degree, Mac savvy, strong skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Keynote and experience writing decks for creative presentations and new business pitches. Plan company events, manage social media, client gifts, expense reports/budgets, insurance/contracts, RFPs, make travel arrangements, coordinate meetings and other administrative tasks. Must be a team player with exceptional people skills and be able to work under pressure. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to: job3937@gmail.com 1/3

Seeking Executive Assistant for Stories International, subsidiary of SEGA and Hakuhodo DY Group, a production and literary management company adapting SEGA video games and Japanese stories into English-language feature film & TV for a worldwide audience. We also produce commercials and branded entertainment for major international brands. Experience at a production/agency/management company. Identify and review Japanese IP, provide creative input on assigned projects, manage submissions/tracking grids, executive assistant duties. Send resume and cover letter to recruit@stories-llc.com 1/3

MM Productions, a film & television production company located in Santa Monica, is currently seeking an assistant to provide administrative and developmental support to the principals of the company. Must be extremely organized and have strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to multitask and prioritize work is essential, as is a close attention to detail and the ability to anticipate needs. Self-motivation and a willingness to go above and beyond are crucial. Responsibilities include phones, scheduling, ordering/picking up lunch, office tidying, tracking submissions, research, drafting emails, script coverage, and some personal assistant duties. Administrative or agency experience is preferred but not mandatory. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a small but busy production company and learn all facets of the entertainment business. Must love dogs! Resumes and cover letters to: mmproductionsasst@gmail.com. No phone calls! 1/3

Exclusive, concierge medical group specializing in concierge healthcare for talent, entertainment, sports, media and business execs is looking for an executive assistant to the medical director. Candidates must be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and organized with a bachelor’s degree with at least one year of EA experience preferred. The right candidate will possess high level communication skills as well as polished, professional demeanor, quick thinking and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment. Responsibilities include but not limited to: heavy scheduling, heavy calls/client communication, logistics, client follow up, research, maintaining office databases/records and regular office duties. This is a great opportunity for a motivated, professional looking for a position with growth. Interest in health and medicine is a plus. Must be experienced with Outlook, Word, and Excel. Please send cover letter and resume to gswanson@lifespanmedicine.com with Subject: UTA Joblist. 1/3

Scott Campbell is looking for an executive assistant/project manager, to start asap. He is an American artist and tattoo artist whose clients include Howard Stern, Sting, Robert Downey, Jr., Courtney Love, Orlando Bloom, Josh Hartnett, and Marc Jacobs. Hours: Monday – Friday 10-6PM (+ occasional events nights/weekends) Start Date: ASAP – Los Angeles. Rate: 20$/hr. Skills: Excellent communication skills + flexible + personable + professional. Experience working in a fast paced, creative environment, as an executive assistant/project manager. scampbellwork@gmail.com 1/3

Personal Assistant Positions

High profile actor/writer/producer seeks highly organized part-time personal assistant. Must be motivated, responsible, resourceful, and an exceptional multi-tasker. The ideal candidate must always be three-steps ahead, and never see any task as too big or too small. Positive disposition and problem solving are a must. Duties will include, but are not limited to, scheduling meetings, coordinating with vendors, household management, errands, and handling all aspects of travel. Previous assistant, production or office managing experience preferred but not required. This is a great position for anyone looking for flexibility in their work schedule. Pay DOE. Looking to start immediately. Email brief cover letters and resumes to personalassist2017@gmail.com. 1/3

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