UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - November 11, 2016
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
November 11, 2016
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News and TFT Alumni Events
Photos from Last Friday's 
Sensitivity Training  Screening 
View some of the photos from last Friday's Sensitivity Training screening at TFT at the TFT Alumni Affairs Facebook group page.
Rickerby Hinds' "Dreamscape" Nominated for Six NAACP Theatre Awards
UCR Professor and playwright Rickerby Hinds (MFA '96) has been nominated for six  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Theatre Awards for his play, "Dreamscape". 

The play leads all local nominations, recognized in the categories of: best choreographer, best director, best female lead, best male lead, best playwright, and best producer.

UCRToday has the story.
TFT Department of Theater Presents: Three Sisters 
Alumni Night, November 11th - TONIGHT

Three Sisters

By Anton Chekhov, Adapted by Sarah Ruhl  
Directed by J.Ed Araiza 

Olga, Masha and Irina long to leave their sleepy, backward provincial town and get back into the glamorous city of Moscow. Contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl gives a fresh look at the classic drama about big dreams stuck in a small town.


Nov. 4-5, 8-12, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Little Theater, TFT


TFT alumni are invited to a meet and greet in Dressing Room 1 after the performance on November 11th. Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets are available at this link for the November 11th performance.

Alumni can enter the code "TFT16" for a discount on any of the Three Sisters performances.

"Luminous!...A crisp, breezy new English version by Sarah Ruhl. Its fierce beauty suffuses every moment and reaches for immortality." 

—  San Francisco Chronicle

"Sarah Ruhl's smart new translation...feels just right to contemporary American ears: Lean, colloquial and conversational for us, and true to Chekhov's original." —  Cincinnatti Enquirer

"Working with a crisp, breezy new English version by Sarah Ruhl (based on a literal translation)...Chekhov's masterpiece [comes] to life as if it were taking place today. And 110 years ago." —  SFGate

2016 TFT Alumni Holiday Party
December 15th RSVPs Now Open
TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive Presents:
The Cockettes and Tricia's Wedding  
Billy Wilder Theater
Saturday, November 19th at 7:30PM

These films are part of the ongoing program, “TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive.”

Free admission to both films for TFT Alumni who say, “TFT ALUMNI” at the box office at the Billy Wilder Theater.

November 19, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Sebastian, Bill Weber, David Weissman.

The Cockettes (2002)

Director Bill Weber and David Weissman’s exuberant documentary looks back at the groundbreaking psychedelic drag performance troupe The Cockettes, from their formation amid San Francisco’s commune scene in 1969 to their infamous off-Broadway debut in 1971, and beyond.  Named the best non-fiction film of 2002 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The Cockettes blends archival footage and interviews to conjure the heady spirit of cultural, sexual and personal liberation that informed the group and which it, in turn, inspired.

35mm, color, 100 min.  DIR: Bill Weber, David Weissman.

Tricia's Wedding (1971)

Off stage, The Cockettes also made underground films, the most famous of which is this hilarious, dazzling underground spoof of Tricia Nixon’s Rose Garden wedding ceremony and the media hype surrounding it.

16mm, color, 33 min.  DIR: Sebastian.  SCR: Sebastian, Robert Patteson, Kreemah Ritz.  CAST: Goldie Glitters.

MOMA NYC Presents: 30th Anniversary Screenings of
Donna Deitch's DESERT HEARTS



The 30th Anniversary Celebratory Screenings of

Donna Deitch’s (MFA '76) 'DESERT HEARTS'

December 2 thru 8, 2016

In conversation with Donna: Stars Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau 

And a special surprise guest

Please visit our website for schedule and updates:


Desert Hearts clip
How to Start Your Production Company 
An Exclusive Salon at AFI
How to Start Your Production Company - An Exclusive Salon at AFI

November 13, 2016



Jon Reiss (TFT MFA '95, Berkeley) – An acclaimed producer and director and expert in independent film marketing and distribution. Jon Reiss has written 6 books, made 5 feature films, is an award winning music video producer and director for bands such as Nine Inch Nails, has consulted for Paramount and the Sundance Institute, and teaches in the film program at Cal Arts. 

Brad Hall (UCLA '91) – A former Paramount Executive, he had a successful career in film and TV production working with Warner Bros, Disney, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon before starting EntertainmentCareers.net.

Dinners for 12 Strangers Registration Open

Dinners for 12 Strangers is a 48-year UCLA tradition that has become a global phenomenon. Every year, on one of three nights, alumni, faculty and students come together to enjoy good food and great conversation. In 2016, alumni hosted more than 350 dinners around the world involving more than 3,700 Bruins.

2017 Dinners will take place on:

Feb. 25, Feb. 26, March 5

Sign up today!

For more information, contact Alyson Beckman at dinners@alumni.ucla.edu.

Sit down strangers. Stand up as friends.

Hosting a Dinner for alumni in your area is the perfect opportunity to make new friends and connections – and re-engage with the UCLA community. Dinner can be potluck, casual or gourmet – the choice is yours!

Visit https://alumni.ucla.edu/traditions/dinner-for-12-strangers/regional/ 

NYC Alumni: Tadmor at The Distillery Writing Lab Application Open
At Tadmor, we develop, produce, and finance independent films with a focus on commercial,
auteur driven projects that challenge conventions. Our award-winning films include Swiss Army
Man (Winner • Directing Award, US Dramatic Competition • Sundance 2016) and Junction 48
(Winner • Audience Award • Berlinale Panorama 2016 | Winner • Best International Narrative
Feature • Tribeca Film Festival 2016). To see our full roster of projects, please visit our website:


We are looking to collaborate with and cultivate the next wave of innovative filmmakers and
writers through our writing lab, The Distillery.
Entering its second year, The Distillery is a three month program (Feb. 27, 2017 - June 2, 2017)
during which participants develop a new or existing feature film or television script.
What we provide:
  • WORK SPACE: Desk space at Tadmor’s office in the Flatiron District of New York City.
  • ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOP SESSIONS: Bi-monthly sit-down sessions with our team to
intensively workshop scenes, discuss broader story or character developments, and
strategize casting, getting the best tax incentives, and setting up financing structures.
  • INDUSTRY MEET & GREETS: Award winning writers, directors, and producers are
invited to meet with participants, discuss ideas, and answer questions.
  • CREATIVE COMMUNITY: Weekly Distillery lunches and informal drink nights.
  • PRODUCING/FINANCING PARTNER: Tadmor will have first look to produce and/or
finance any projects that stem out of The Distillery. Graduates will build a relationship
with a development/production/financing company for these and future works.

How to apply:
  • INTRODUCE YOURSELF: We want to get to know you, your style, what excites you, and
why you're interested in the program. Maximum one page.
  • TELL US A STORY: Send us a screenplay or finished film (short/feature/TV episode). It
should be a complete story with beginning, middle, and end.

E-mail your resume, introduction, and story to info@tadmor.co with the subject line:
" Distillery Application". Applications are due December 31, 2016. We will be reaching out
with interview requests on a rolling basis. Final decisions will be made in February. A pplicants
should be NYC based for the duration of the program.
Job Listings and Available Services
LMG LTD MEDIAFILMS Seeks Cameraperson for Found Footage Film

We are seeking a CAMERAPERSON for a FOUND FOOTAGE independent film project: The Mars Colony Serial Murders.

Screenplay ready, cast in development stage II. Should be good at angles, with SOME prior experience in video or film school film projects.

Various Assistant Level Positions

A boutique luxury, event production company specializing in extremely high-end social & corporate functions with an exclusive clientele is looking for a full-time executive assistant to the CEO. We are seeking an exceptional candidate with superb organizational skills. This job is for someone with innate comprehension & well-honed interpersonal communication skills. Previous event production experience preferred. This is a high-pressure job, you may be required to work long hours and must be someone who can roll up their sleeves and give 100% day in and day out. Please send your resume and cover letter as word or pdf attachments to Porschelandshark@gmail.com. 11/8

A well-known and respected talent/literary management company is seeking an exceptional and highly motivated assistant in their Talent department. This desk is very busy and the manager needs someone that can hit the ground running. A successful candidate must be able to work extremely well in a fast paced environment, be extremely detail-oriented, thick skinned, computer literate, organized, possess a high level of initiative and have excellent communication skills in person and on the phone. Must have at least one-year desk experience, desire to work with talent, and eagerness to learn. Please email resume and cover letter to kimcasst@industryentertainment.com and indicate that your submission is for, Assistant to Talent Manager 11/8

Beverly Hills Management Company seeks Assistant to Talent Manager/Producer who represents actors, writers and hosts. Assistant manages busy desk where responsibilities include heavy phones, scheduling, and interacting with A-list clients. One year of experience on a scripted or unscripted talent and/or literary desk at a major management or agency required. Applicants must also have a knowledge of the key industry players. Candidates should be extremely detail-oriented, organized, thick-skinned, and computer literate. Resumes to Trent Hubbard thubbard@3arts.com 11/8

A Talent Manager at a bi-coastal talent management firm, seeks a seasoned assistant for our office in Los Angeles. Ideal candidates must have experience (at a minimum: 6 months-1 year), superior academic credentials and a degree from a four year university. Experience must include time at a talent agency or management company. Internship does not count. Applicants must be self-motivated, highly organized, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. The more computer and tech knowledge, the better. Great opportunity to further ones career in within the entertainment industry with an established manager with amazing clients. We would love to continue to grow the company from within over time. Competitive pay and benefits. Must have thick skin and a strong desire to succeed. Email cover letter and resume to: talent.manager.asst302@gmail.com 11/8

Anita Ko (of Anita Ko Jewelry) is looking for an assistant to start immediately who can handle a fast-paced, consistently moving environment. It is an entry level job that would involve mainly assisting Anita and helping out with any office tasks. Candidates have to be good at multitasking. Privacy is a number one priority. If interested please contact: Allegra@thealist.us 11/8

Looking for an Assistant to the VP of a new film development and financing company. We recently financed our first film, Hitman’s Bodyguard, with Ryan Reynolds, and have more than half dozen other projects in development with A-list writers and talent attached. We need someone who can handle all the usual assistant duties, phones, scheduling, admin support, coverage, etc. But more importantly, we need someone with a strong creative acumen to assist in development. Someone who wants to be a part of a growing company that’s developing and financing big, blockbuster films. At least 6 months of assistant experience preferred. Definitely room for growth. Please email cover letter, resume and references to cristalassistant@yahoo.com 11/8

Seeking an ambitious and hardworking assistant. This is a demanding position at a fast-paced transmedia entertainment company. Relevant agency, studio or production experience is required. Must be detail oriented, comfortable with a high-pressure work environment, intellectually curious, and proficient in handling assistant duties such as managing heavy phones and scheduling. The candidate must have strong professional communication skills, the ability to manage and prioritize a heavy workload, and the ability to anticipate the needs of your boss. A career assistant would be ideal but otherwise looking for someone who can make a commitment to the job for several years. Please send cover letter and resume to dedicatedentertainmentassist@gmail.com. 11/8

LA based production/financing company is seeking a full-time assistant to offer creative and organizational support to the heads of the company. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities. Candidates should have at least 1-year administrative experience from a production company, agency or network/studio. Responsibilities & duties include phones, scheduling, script coverage, administrative support, arranging travel, interfacing with business partners. In addition, excellent attention to detail, expert-level organizational and planning skills, ability to multi-task, and strong writing, communication and technological skills are essential. Proficiencies including experience with Microsoft Office and Google applications is necessary. Please submit resume to jobopp2016cr@yahoo.com. 11/8

Talent manager seeking experienced full-time assistant. Must have at least 1-2 years on a desk, applicants without experience working in talent representation will not be considered. Must have experience with Breakdowns, be Mac proficient, organized, responsible, level-headed, and be comfortable working in a Beverly Hills home office for a husband and wife. To start ASAP. Please send resume and cover letter to riceasst@gmail.com. 11/8

Various Personal Assistant Positions

Producer Lawrence Bender is seeking an experienced personal assistant to start immediately, working from Mr. Bender’s home office. Must have exceptional communication and organizational skills, clean driving record and knowledge of the Los Angeles area. This is not a creative or production position. While reading scripts and doing coverage is highly encouraged and the personal assistant is often asked to participate in overnight or weekend reads, the job is firstly personal and house duties as well as administrative. The personal assistant works closely with the executive business assistant and other executives in the company. Salaried position, no overtime, medical benefits provided. Send résumés to janet@abandapart.com 11/8

Portland Center Stage Presents:  The Oregon Trail

Emily Caitlin Yetter ('10) stars in Portland Center Stage's production of The Oregon Trail, running October 29th through November 20th.

The promo code “VIPGROUP” can be used for $10 off for Oregon Trail or any show in our current season. They can purchase tickets online at https://www.pcs.org/ and enter the promo code or call our box office directly at 503-445-3700 and mention the code.

The Music Crept By Us
by Leonard Cohen

I would like to remind
the management
that the drinks are watered
and the hat-check girl
has syphilis
and the band is composed
of former SS monsters
However since it is
New Year's Eve
and I have lip cancer
I will place my
paper hat on my
concussion and dance
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