UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - July 21, 2017
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
July 21, 2017
Welcome to the TFT Alumni Newsletter
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News and TFT Alumni Events
UCLA Alumni Emmy Nominations
Congratulations to our Bruin Emmy Award nominees!

James Anderson ('76)
-writer, “Saturday Night Live”
-nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Ava DuVernay (BA African American Studies and English)
-director, producer and writer, “13th”
-nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfictional Special, Outstanding Direction for a Nonfiction Program, and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program

Nancy Cartwright ('81)
-Bart Simpson, “The Simpsons”
-nominated for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Donald Bull (MFA '89)
-Editor, “Project Runway”
-nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Structured or Competition Reality Program
David Silverman ('79)
-Director, “The Simpsons: Planet of The Couches”
-nominated for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within a Scripted Program

If you are a Bruin credited on a 2017 Emmy nominated program, or if you know of a Bruin who is and wasn't listed above, let us know about it! Email alumni@tft.ucla.edu .
Free Tickets for TFT Alumni for Rooftop Cinema Club in Los Angeles
Free tickets for UCLA alumni for Rooftop Cinema Club in Los Angeles!
We’re celebrating Focus Features’ 15th anniversary this month by screening some of their best films on our rooftops.
Starting with tonight's show, we're giving you the chance to claim two tickets to one of four remarkable films at our DTLA location, all on us!

IN BRUGES (2007) - Friday July 21st at Rooftop Cinema Club at Level Furnished Living, DTLA
ATONEMENT (2007) - Thursday July 27th at Rooftop Cinema Club at Level Furnished Living, DTLA
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB - Friday July 28th at Rooftop Cinema Club at Level Furnished Living, DTLA
To get yourself a pair of tickets, simply add the promotional code ' focusfeatures' on the ticket page!

All Rooftop Cinema Club screenings are 21+. Tickets are limited, so grab them while you can. We look forward to seeing you for a night of cinema under the stars!
TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive Presents:
Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Saturday, August 5th at 7:30PM
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is part of the UCLA Film and Television Archive's The Shadow
Cinema of the 1970s and the ongoing program, “ TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive”, which offers free admission for TFT Alumni who say, “ TFT ALUMN I” at the box office at the Billy Wilder Theater.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 7:30 pm

In-person: author Charles Taylor, film historian Kim Morgan.

Author Charles Taylor will sign copies of Opening Wednesday at a Theater Or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ‘70s before the screening.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia  (1974)

Nobody loses all the time—except perhaps Bennie, the misbegotten, desperate hatchet man of Sam Peckinpah’s grit- and grime-filled late-career sojourn through the lawless Mexican underworld.  Nodding toward its precursor The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948), this unhurried “brutalist fable” swaps gold-rushers for headhunters as a craggy Warren Oates dodges transient bikers, wielded shovels and multi-generational ambushes on his languid, ill-fated quest for the titular, coveted cranium.  Considered the last “true” Peckinpah film, Alfredo Garcia was an utter flop upon initial release that now rests atop the cult film pedestal as an unromantic, illimitable reflection of the “Me” decade.

Charles Taylor will be joined on stage by writer and film historian Kim Morgan for a post-screening conversation.

DCP, color, 112 min.  Production: Optimus Productions; Estudios Churubusco.  Distribution: United Artists Corps.  Director: Sam Peckinpah.  Producer: Martin Baum.  Screenwriter: Sam Peckinpah, Gordon Dawson.  Cinematographer: Alex Phillips, Jr.  Editor: Dennis E. Dolan, Sergio Ortega, Robbe Robert.  Music: Jerry Fielding.  Cast: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine.

Part of The Shadow Cinema of the 1970s

Upcoming TFT Alumni Nights With the Archive:
August 14: Foxy Brown and Coffy --  Part of  The Shadow Cinema of the 1970s
Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey Opens in NY and LA August 18th
LIZA, LIZA, SKIES ARE GREY, a coming-of-age California motorcycle road trip narrative feature film set in the summer of 1966, written, produced and directed by Terry Sanders (MA '67) opens in New York (Cinema Village Theater) and Los Angeles (Laemmle Monica Film Center) on Friday, August 18.

Friday, August 18th 2017

Laemmle Monica Film Center

Cinema Village Theater

A film by Academy Award winner Terry Sanders
Starring Mikey Madison, Sean H. Scully, Kristin Minter
Larry Cedar Update
From Larry Cedar (MFA '78): 

Just an update to announce that I was recently cast in a recurring role in the upcoming NBC television series, Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders as Milton Andersen, brother of murder victim Kitty Mendendez. 


Trailer: http://bit.ly/LawOrderMenendezTrailer


I also recently began rehearsals for my next one-man theatrical adaptation, NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky. My last theatrical adaptation, ORWELLIAN (based on the works of George Orwell), won Best One-Person Show at the 2016 NoHo Fringe Festival.


NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND will debut as part of this year's NoHo Fringe Festival at The Sherry Theatre in North Hollywood. Performances will take place on Thursdays at 8:00 PM, October 19th, 26th and November 2nd, 9th, and 16th.


Ticket information will be available soon via the event Facebook page: 


Professor Dan McLaughlin's Posthumously Published Animation Rules!
Animation Rules! compiled by his son in 2017 after the author's death in 2016 is available for purchase from Amazon:

Dan McLaughlin was the head of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Animation Workshop from 1970 to 2007. In 1971, founded the School's M.F.A. Animation Program. He introduced computer animation to the Workshop in 1968 and interactive animation in 1988. At the time of his retirement in 2007, the Animation World Network estimated that he had taught animation to 800 students and been an advisor on nearly 700 animated films. The book itself is filled with hundreds of examples of classroom techniques from the most mundane, such as where best to stand while presenting a storyboard, to the most abstract, with discussions about the true meaning of education. Also included are generic lesson plans, exercises (with exposure sheets), syllabuses and reading and film lists which can be adapted by any teacher at any level. Finally, since the philosophy of the UCLA Animation Workshop is "One Person, One Film," the teaching style demonstrated here is one that emphasizes the individuality of the filmmaker, and thus the principles are universal.

Find out more about Animation Rules! and the author at  DanMcLaughlin.info.
Universal Cable Developing Series With Catherine Hardwicke
From Variety.com:

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has unveiled its annual development slate, with this year’s projects including potential series from “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke and “Rick & Morty” co-creator Dan Harmon.

Hardwicke will executive produce an adaptation of the best-selling book series “The Raven Cycle” by author Maggie Stiefvater for Syfy. Based on the four rural fantasy novels of the same name, “The Raven Cycle” tells the story of seventeen year old Blue Sargent who becomes involved with a group of four privileged private school boys on a quest to find a source of mythical and mysterious power hidden deep in rural Virginia. Michael London of Groundswell Productions will executive produce alongside showrunner and writer Andrew Miller. Stiefvater will serve as co-executive producer. Hardwicke is also attached to direct the pilot.

The article continues at this link.
Christopher Gorham’s ‘A Boy Called Po’ Lands September Release
From Variety.com:

Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the North American rights to John Asher’s family drama “A Boy Called Po,” starring Christopher Gorham ('96), Julian Feder, and Kaitlin Doubleday, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film will be released in domestic theaters and on digital platforms on Sept. 1. It has been honored as the 2016 breakthrough feature at the San Diego International Film Festival and best feature film at Palm Beach International Film Festival.

Double Dutch International, headed by Jason Moring, is handling international sales rights and will introduce the title to international buyers during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Inspired by true events, “A Boy Called Po” tells the story of a recently widowed father (Gorham) struggling to raise his sixth-grade son (Feder) who has autism. The pressure of work, school, and coping with the loss of wife and mom push the two nearly to the point of breaking.

Asher directed from a script by Colin Goldman (MBA '95, Anderson) who shares the story-by credit with Steve C. Roberts.

“Bringing this story to life has taken me nine years,” Asher said. “I got the script shortly after my son was diagnosed with autism. I am so proud of what we’ve done. I hope ‘A Boy Called Po’ improves the understanding and acceptance of autism.”

The film was produced by Rod Hamilton and Asher. Freestyle Releasing was acquired in 2015 by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, which recently saw a solid performance with “47 Meters Down” in its first theatrical release.

The deal for “A Boy Named Po” was negotiated by Miguel Johnson for Freestyle and Hamilton. Recent Freestyle titles include the sci-fi thriller “The Recall,” starring Wesley Snipes; “Miles,” starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser; “Deserted,” starring Mischa Barton; and “The Girl in the Book,” with Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.

UCLA’s 2017 Screenwriting Competition Has Its Winners
From Deadline.com:

Abigail Green, an Austria-based creative producer and director, has won the feature award in the 2017 Feature Screenplay Competition at the  UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s  Professional Programs for her romantic-comedy script  Tongzhi.

Writer-director Melissa Turkington took the 14th annual Nate Wilson Joie de Vivre Award her drama-magical realism screenplay Little Pieces of Everything. Her short film Leftovers is in production and slated for release in November.

Aaron Mobley received the Screenplay honorable mention for his action-comedy  Twinfluence, and  Mike Miller scooped the Joie de Vivre Award honorable mention for his sci-fi/rom-com script  Tap Out.

The spring quarter certificate presentation ceremony acknowledged the achievements of 98 students who completed the yearlong Professional Program in Screenwriting. That’s two more than took part in  last year’s program.
Fred Dekker's Night of the Creeps at Cinefamily Tonight
With director Fred Dekker ('82 UCLA) in person.

7/21 - 10PM
$14/free for members

Director’s cut!

Though it was overlooked during the busy summer movie schedule of 1986, Fred Dekker’s Night of the Creeps has gone on to become a quintessential cult classic. A loving homage to the B movies of the 1950s, Dekker’s winningly gruesome horror comedy mashes up elements of atomic age sci-fi, Romero zombies, slashers, and 80s teen comedy, magically landing on a recipe for pure fun. Leads Jason Lively and Steve Marshall have a great rapport as best buds dealing with a campus infested with space slug-controlled zombie schoolmates, with B movie leading man Tom Atkins bringing the funny as the quipping alcoholic detective who finds himself caught up in the madness, leading to some of the film’s irresistibly quotable lines. A perfect summer movie, Night of the Creeps has proved highly influential, inspiring James Gunn’s pre-Guardians of the Galaxy creepfest, Slither. The good news is that we’re throwing a rare screening of the director’s cut with special guests…the bad news is that they’re dead!

Dir. Fred Dekker, 1986, DCP, 88 min.

Tickets and info here.

NYC Alumni: NY Neo-Futurists Present: The Infinite Wrench

From Alex Vlahov, co-Artistic Director/Ensemble Member with The New York Neo-Futurists:

"With its ever-changing “menu” of plays, The Infinite Wrench is an attempt to perform 30 plays in an hour—running for 13 years in the East Village. The audience is fully part of the act, deciding the order that these plays are performed. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. Each night of performance, we aim to create an unreproducible living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental.

The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. We always appear as ourselves on stage, speaking directly from our personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with twenty-nine other plays through high energy audience participation. The NY Neo-Futurists are cousin companies to the Chicago original Neo-Futurists (founded 1988) and the SF Neo-Futurists (2013). Neo-Futurist collaborations have led to the creation of landmark cultural hits including Urinetown the Musical and the Welcome to Nightvale podcast/hit touring show.


The Infinite Wrench

Friday & Saturday Nights

The Kraine Theater

85 E. 4th St (East Village, NYC)


tickets: $19 pre-sale, $13 + roll of a dice at the door

The Myrl Schreibman-produced Clonus Horror
To Screen at New Beverly on July 25th

The thrilling grindhouse clonesploitation classic that was itself cloned into Michael Bay’s The Island (2005), with ensuing lawsuit and all.  Where science and nightmare merge lies Clonus, an isolated compound where cloned humans are used as an organ farm for the American elite. But when one clone begins to question his existence, it triggers a deadly chain reaction that threatens to expose the secret facility and its nefarious program. Featuring Mission: Impossible’s Peter Graves as a president-elect with secrets to hide and legendary character actor Keenan Wynn as a journalist trying to put together the pieces of this complex political puzzle. Produced by Myrl Schreibman (MFA '69)

“One of the best low-budget genre films of its era, and deserves to be better known” – DVD Talk

“One of the most unjustly neglected sci-fi films of the 1970s. Recommended!” – DVD Drive In

July 25th at 7:30PM at the New Beverly. Part of a double feature screening with THE CLONES (1973)

TFT Alumni Films at Sundance Next Fest
Theater at Ace Hotel, August 10-13
Sundance NEXT FEST
L.A. Times + Electric Guest
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 - 8:00PM
Event Info
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Price: $25.00
Onsale: Tickets are currently on sale at this link.

L.A. Times / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Michelle Morgan) — In this classically styled comedy of manners set in Los Angeles, sophisticated thirtysomethings try to determine whether ideal happiness exists in coupledom or if the perfectly suited couple is actually just an urban myth. Cast: Michelle Morgan, Dree Hemingway, Jorma Taccone ('00), Kentucker Audley, Margarita Levieva, Adam Shapiro. LOS ANGELES PREMIERE.

Followed by a performance by Electric Guest. The LA-based duo Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton recently released their adventurous electronic R&B album Plural. Rolling Stone called their Mondo “a Beck-ian journey into L.A. slacker soul,” and they’ve been named an MTV Artist To Watch and NME Band Of The Week.

Sundance NEXT FEST
Bitch + Sleigh Bells
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 - 8:00PM 

Event Info
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Price: $25.00
Onsale:  Tickets are  currently on sale at this link.

Bitch / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Marianna Palka) — A woman snaps under crushing life pressures and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog. Her philandering, absentee husband is forced to become reacquainted with his four children and sister-in-law as they attempt to keep the family together during this bizarre crisis. Cast: Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Marianna Palka, Brighton Sharbino, Rio Mangini, Kingston Foster. Alumna Ren Hanami ('84) has a role in the film as "Family Lawyer". LOS ANGELES PREMIERE.
Followed by a performance by Sleigh Bells. After getting off the ground in 2009, Sleigh Bells released three blistering records in four years. Ready for a break from the road, they then took their time to push their music even further in Jessica Rabbit, their intense, vulnerable, uncategorizable fourth LP.
2017 TFT Theater Grads Start Muse of Fire Theater Company in LA
From Margaret Starbuck ('17):

2017 Theater Department graduates Will Block ('17), Margaret Starbuck ('17), and Renee Torchio MacDonald ('17) have founded Muse of Fire, a burgeoning classical theater company based in Los Angeles! This summer we will be producing Richard II and Henry IV in rep with each other! Both shows feature UCLA alumni actors and designers from the classes of 2016 and 2017! Performance dates are July 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, August 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th @ 7PM and July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, 13th at 2PM! All performances are at Monk Space in Koreatown.

Visit  museoffireco.com for more details!
NYC Alumni: Prospect Park Alliance and Nitehawk Cinema Present:
A Summer Movie Under the Stars

In celebration of Prospect Park’s 150th anniversary, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance present A Summer Movie Under the Stars in partnership with Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema.

These free outdoor film screenings on Prospect Park’s Long Meadow will feature live musical entertainment followed by family-friendly films carefully selected by Nitehawk Cinema to highlight park themes such as the famed Prospect Park Zoo, summer camps, Little League Baseball and the exquisite flora and fauna.

Grab your picnic blanket and head to Prospect Park to enjoy:

  • Wednesday, July 19: The Neverending Story, with live entertainment by DJ Jane Elizabeth spinning a 1980s music set
  • Wednesday, July 26: The Sandlot, with live entertainment by The Binky Griptite Orchestra
  • Wednesday, August 2: Moonrise Kingdom with live entertainment by Morricone Youth
  • Wednesday, August 9: Zootopia, with live entertainment by Brooklyn United marching band

All live entertainment will start at 7 pm and films begin shortly after sundown at Long Meadow North, located nearest to the Grand Army Plaza entrance at Eastern Parkway. The closest subway station is the Eastern Parkway Brooklyn Museum stop on the 2, 3, and 4 lines. There are no rain dates in the event of inclement weather. 

A Summer Movie Under the Stars is made possible with additional support from HBO and Investors Bank.

For more information, maps and directions, visit www.prospectpark.org

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

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French and English Speaker Wanted for New Orleans Film Production

In a perfect world we would like a New Orleans recent film grad that is fluent in French and English to work as a PA type director's assistant. Our director is from France and we are hoping to have someone to aide in translation or interpretation issues. 


Resumes may be sent to: deadlierthanthemale2017@gmail.comThey should have in the subject line "French Speaker" or something similar.

NY Alumni: Senior Management for Donor Engagement for Jacob Burns Film Center

We seek a full time Senior Manager for Donor Engagement to become part of a dynamic team responsible for raising over $2.7 million annually in support of JBFC’s film, education and outreach programs. This newly created position will be an integral part of the Development team, reporting to the Director of Development and responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors at the $2,500 to $10,000 levels. The Senior Manager will engage donors and major gift prospects leveraging JBFC’s robust and extensive calendar of special events (more than 150 events annually).

Responsibilities include:

  • Creation and implementation of strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit new individual donors to the Silver Screen Circle ($2,500 – $10,000).
  • Developing, maintaining, and deepening relationships with current members of the Silver Screen Circle. Create and implement strategies that encourage new gifts at the Silver Screen Circle level, as well as upgrades within this important giving program.
  • Creation and implementation of strategies to encourage existing Silver Screen Circle members to deepen their annual giving within the program.
  • Lead and manage research on targeted prospects, presenting detailed profiles and recommendations for cultivation to the Director of Development.
  • Provide strategic insight and support to Director of Development, Executive Director, and Development Committee in the area of individual donor cultivation and giving, including creation of individual giving plans and strategies.
  • Work with the Director of Development to plan and organize key cultivation events for donors, including the annual Silver Screen Circle Dinner.
  • Work with the Director of Development on year-end appeal and online giving campaigns. Identify major gift prospects from these campaigns and develop strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

 Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • A strong background in the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors, and a demonstrated track record in the management of successful development initiatives.
  • Be very well-organized, able to plan strategically, set priorities and focus on details while not losing sight of the big picture, with the flexibility to welcome and embrace change, and the ability to balance the many challenges inherent in an active and vibrant environment.
  • Be a highly personable and positive individual, with integrity, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor, who enjoys participating in social events, works effectively with trustees, donors, volunteers, and inside staff, and who relishes taking an active, public role in the cultivation and solicitation of donors, and as a representative of the JBFC. A willingness to engage with audiences and donors outside of traditional office hours on a regular basis is a key component of this position.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of the operations and organization of a not for profit organization, and experience with fund raising technology and integrated database systems. Tessitura experience is a decided plus.
  • Be someone with initiative, creativity, and energy, who enjoys working as a team player but also has the capability to work independently and as a self-starter.
  • Have a genuine interest in cinema, media education and the arts in general, understand and support the JBFC’s mission and appreciate the important role cultural institutions play in the life of a vibrant community, and have the ability to articulate this mission and role to others.
  • Have at least five years of progressive fund raising experience in a not for profit organization. An understanding of the philanthropic trends of individuals in the Westchester County region is a decided plus.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package including paid health insurance for the employee. Please send resume, cover letter, salary history and three references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Senior Manager for Donor Engagement 17” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Learn more about the organization at www.burnsfilmcenter.org

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply for positions.

Assistant Level Positions

Looking to hire an experienced assistant to start immediately for David Greenbaum, Co-Head of Production at Fox Searchlight. Duties include but are not limited to: phones, scheduling, travel, administrative duties for production, development and film festivals, and some personal tasks. A lot of creative responsibility as well! Heavy reading and competitive tracking required. Ideal candidate is someone who is whip smart, passionate about film, proactive and has 1-2 years experience on a desk. An opportunity to learn about development, production, acquisitions and studio management. Positive attitude and a sense of humor are a must! Email resumes to cornelia.burleigh@fox.com 7/11

Freeform is looking for an executive assistant to join their Development department full time. The position reports to both the VP and Director of Development but will also assistant generally within the department as needed. Looking for someone who is interested in television development. Agency experience preferred and at least 1 year of busy desk experience required. This is not a position for someone who just graduated/only has internship experience. Typical assistant duties with ability to learn all aspects of tv development in a team-oriented environment. Heavy scheduling/calendar coordination for multiple calendars. Must be very familiar with Outlook and experienced with managing an ever changing schedule. If interested please send resumes and cover letter to: freeformassttemp1@gmail.com 7/11

Top-tier commercial Production Company seeks Executive Assistant/Coordinator. Position entails directly assisting two Executive Producers. Job requirements may include but are not limited to interfacing with directors, scheduling calls and compiling bid sheets, assisting on treatments, booking travel and general office management. Excellent communication and writing skills are required. Multi-tasking and organization are vital. Candidate should be very comfortable working on a Mac. Positive attitude, enthusiasm for production and eagerness to grow requested—experience with production a huge plus.
Please email resume and cover letter to execassistant22016@gmail.com 7/11

Emmy-nominated production company Main Event Media (part of All3 Media) is looking for an assistant to the president and founder. The position entails coordinating meetings and calls for the president, organizing development materials, reading scripts, and being an active voice in what is developed, pitched, and produced at the company. It is a highly creative role with great potential to grow into a development executive. Main Event is one of few production companies in town that produces series across both the scripted and unscripted genres including CNN’s “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” and E!’s drama series “The Arrangement”. The company offers full benefits and great 401(k) package. Ideal candidate must have at least 1-2 years of previous entertainment desk experience. Start date is mid-late July. Resumes can be sent to vildana@maineventmedia.com 7/11

Seeking a full-time assistant to a busy TV Lit Manager/Producer in the Beverly Hills area. Desk experience preferred. Must be comfortable with high volumes of emails, rolling calls, scheduling and working with clients. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone interested in TV development. Need to be hard working, organized, and have a positive attitude. Looking to fill this role ASAP. Please email resumes to swassist2@gmail.com 7/11

Management company with A-list clients is seeking an assistant for TV Lit managers. The position requires a high volume of scheduling, rolling calls, and making submissions. The ideal candidate is resourceful and efficient in a fast-paced work environment. Must be a self-starter and able to work well under pressure. Please send cover letter and resume to masstresumes@gmail.com 7/11

Top Talent Manager and Producer is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, and proactive assistants for new venture/ company. Ideally needs someone who is highly motivated to learn the business of talent representation and ultimately produce projects for film and television. Assistant duties would be wide ranging and would include scheduling meetings, rolling calls, office management, client relations, and building company infrastructure. This position has potential for a lot of growth within the company, and can be catered to whatever you are most passionate about. If you are interested, please send your resume to assistantpositiondefinition@gmail.com 7/11

Veteran LA-based literary and alternative manager seeks assistant/jr. manager for ground floor opportunity. Candidate MUST have significant agency and/or management company experience. Must be extremely organized, entrepreneurial, great at multi-tasking, comfortable speaking with clients and buyers, have good creative instincts and hopefully be tied in with networking and information sharing groups. This is a salaried assistant job with the opportunity to earn commissions on top and to participate in signing new clients, and development. Please send resumes to efrank@dialedinent.com 7/11

Talent-based production company is looking for an assistant to support the Head of Development in their Beverly Hills offices. Typical duties include: scheduling, phones, maintaining grids & databases, reading scripts, writing coverage, etc. This is a fast-paced, high-volume desk, but it’s a great opportunity to grow within the company for the right person. Minimum of 1-year experience (agency, management company, studio or network) strongly preferred. Salary DOE. Please send resume and cover letter to ladevasst@gmail.com 7/11

We are looking for a great assistant to the head of scripted development who is developing shows for a major network. We currently have one of the top 10 scripted network shows on the air and are looking for more projects. Candidate must be focused, detail-oriented, good with scheduling, reading scripts and books, doing coverage and interested in working with a strong, successful, multi-faceted company. To be considered, send resume and cover letter to rich.demichele@cbs.com 7/11

Entry-level, full-time position assisting the President of a leading production and foreign sales company. The successful candidate will have a strong interest and assistant experience in the entertainment industry, is reliable, extremely organized, and has an outstanding work ethic. Candidates who want a career in film business, distribution and/or acquisitions only. Day-to-day includes scheduling, phones, research, reports, etc. Email resume and cover letter to fsassistantjob@gmail.com 7/11

Do you get lost on YouTube for hours at a time? Are you obsessed with reality television? Do your friends come to you when they want to know what’s trending in pop culture? If the answer to any of those questions is a resounding ”yes!” then we’re looking for you to be our next full-time assistant, specifically focusing on unscripted television and digital content! The ideal candidate is smart, resourceful, and ambitious. Industry experience is a must. Candidate should be detail-oriented, with solid computer knowledge and excellent communication, organizational and multi-tasking abilities. Good people skills are vital along with a pleasant phone manner and professional appearance. Responsibilities will include administrative tasks, rolling calls, scheduling meetings, managing calendars, etc. for a very busy and successful agent. Great position for someone looking to eventually become an agent! *Must be currently located in Los Angeles, CA.* Please send cover letter and resume to bungeejumper42@gmail.com 7/11

Prominent, boutique Lit management/production company seeks full-time assistant for two manager/producers. Responsibilities include heavy phones and scheduling, script evaluation, project tracking, intern hiring/supervision and general office management. Must have at least some previous desk experience, but qualified interns will be considered. The ideal candidate is familiar with the industry, knowledgeable about TV and film, highly organized, detail oriented, resourceful, thick-skinned, and able to multi-task/remain calm under pressure in a fast-paced (but fun!) work environment. Looking for someone with polished writing and verbal communication skills that is friendly, outgoing, and motivated to learn/contribute creatively. Must be PC proficient and general tech savviness is a plus. Room for growth for someone interested in Lit representation. Please send resume and cover letter to EnsembleEntertainment1@gmail.com 7/11

Assistant needed 3 days a week for established female Executive/Producer. Must be able to commit to at least a year, have experience working as an assistant, (legal assistant even better) be very professional, motivated, extremely detail oriented, a quick learner, resourceful, able to prioritize, multitask and anticipate needs, have excellent phone, communication and organizational skills, plus discretion with confidential materials. Responsibilities include phones, scheduling, research, follow up, script coverage and personal assistant duties. Mac, Microsoft Office, fdr and FileMaker proficiency required with ability to quickly learn and trouble shoot software. Please e-mail cover letter, photo and resume: producerasstapply@gmail.com 7/11

Digital /YouTube Talent Management Company looking for a smart, industrious, and self-motivated Executive / Personal Assistant to join the team. In this position, you will showcase your multitasking and prioritizing skills as you assist the CEO / Company in daily work. If interested, please send cover letter (required) and resume to contact@rare.global 7/11

Boutique talent management company looking for immediate, full-time assistant to manager. Ideal candidate would be interested in representation of film/tv actors and would have superior communication skills/phone manners, excellent writing skills; and be well-organized and detail-oriented. Responsibilities include phones, correspondence, scheduling, client appointments, script coverage, and project tracking. Also, must be Mac, MS Office & Internet proficient. Recent college graduates and interns may apply; however, previous desk experience is preferred, as this is a fast-paced work environment. This is also an opportunity to learn from a top level executive with over 25 years of entertainment industry experience. Email resume, cover letter and references ASAP to jsecompany2@gmail.com 7/11

High functioning boutique agency is looking for an executive assistant. Highly detailed, Trained in IE, Resourceful Takes initiative and must be a perfectionist. Works well under pressure. Has to listen and be incredibly good at multitasking. Is always 5 steps ahead and has knowledge of actors, casting, managers, producers and the entertainment world. Salary negotiable based on level of expertise. If you have never worked at an agency, you will not be considered. Please email resumes to: Info@concepttalent.com 7/11

The Gersh Agency seeks a senior level assistant for the head of their talent department. 2 years agency/management experience is required. This opportunity serves as a fast-track to an agent role within the company. Responsibilities include rolling calls, providing administrative and client support including reviewing material, generating and scheduling auditions as well as coordinating with casting directors, managers and publicists. Ideal candidate will be personable, extremely detail-oriented, motivated, have excellent communication skills, calm under pressure and have an excellent work ethic. Bachelor’s degree is required. Please submit resume to HR@Gersh.com 7/11

The Gersh Agency seeks an efficient, multitasking assistant for an agent in the production department who represents Emmy and Academy Award winning line producers, costume designers, production designers, cinematographers and editors. At least 1 year of agency or management experience is required. Responsibilities include handling heavy phones, rolling calls, interfacing with clients and production companies, studios, and networks on a daily basis, scheduling, drafting correspondence and deal memos. Candidate should be a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude, and strong organizational and communication skills. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be a production agent or work as a production executive on the studio or network side. Please submit resume to HR@Gersh.com 7/11

ICM Partners®, a major talent and literary agency, is seeking an exceptional and highly motivated Assistant for our Comedy touring and booking dept. Candidate must be eager to work in the touring/booking dept for Comedians. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, thick skinned and extremely detail oriented, with superior organizational and communication skills. This position requires the ability to work with numbers and be able shift priorities quickly in response to changing circumstances, remaining flexible, calm and focused while multi-tasking at a very fast pace. A BA/BS degree is required. Resumes to careersla@icmpartners.com 7/11

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TFT alumnus Curtis Baxter (MFA '15) has developed, with a team of UCLA alumni, a new, Bruins-only script coverage tool called nerative.

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Supply and Demand has been featured by everything from Time Out Los Angeles to ESPN. The show is packed with talent, and surprise guests at some of the venues have included Whitney Cummings, Joe Rogan, Jerrod Carmichael, Pete Holmes, Darrell Hammond, and more.

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