UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - November 20, 2015
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
November 20, 2015
Welcome to the new TFT Alumni Newsletter. We hope you like the new format.
Questions, comments, alumni news? Email alumni@tft.ucla.edu
News and TFT Alumni Events
UCLA vs Utah 
Football and Networking Mixer 
Saturday, November 21. 
12:00 p.m @ Cinco Restaurant

TFT BEN Presents: UCLA vs Utah Football & Networking Mixer

Game starts at 12:30. Join the Bruin Entertainment Network at Cinco as we enjoy amazing Mexican cuisine and the company of fellow Entertainment Alumni for a live viewing of one of the most important UCLA Football games this season.

Enjoy a complimentary appetizer with your RSVP below. Drinks will be sold at Happy Hour rate.

Alumni are welcome to bring their families to this event to help cheer on the Bruin Blue and Gold. Kids are welcome to attend and get in for free with an RSVP. So your family better be in their best bruin gear.

There will be a Football Squares game for $5 a square with prizes including front section UCLA Basketball Tickets (with Parking!). So make sure you bring some cash for the squares game. All proceeds will benefit the TFT BEN Programming Fund and the BEN Scholarship Fund.

Bring your buisness cards to hand out for a Halftime Business Card Exchange game with a prize.

See You There,

Bruin Entertainment Network

RSVP at Eventbrite
The TFT BEN Programming Fund is Now Active!
The TFT Bruin Entertainment Network is now able to accept direct donations to a dedicated TFT alumni programming fund. To support the BEN Programming Fund, click the link below, and make sure to share the link with others!

A link to support the TFT BEN Scholarship Fund will be available in coming weeks. 
TFT Sundance Reception in Park City, UT 
January 23, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
660 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
RSVP: www.tft.ucla.edu/sundancereception    

TFT BEN East Takes Broadway
All tickets for the TFT BEN East group viewing of Fiddler on the Roof  on December 2nd are now SOLD OUT! 

Would you like to get involved with the TFT BEN East council?

Sign Up to Host a Dinner for 12 Strangers in Feb. or March
Dinners for 12 Strangers is a 47-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 conversation.  The Dinners program is a wonderful way for your alumni to engage with current students in your school.
For hosts, please sign up using this link: https://alumni.ucla.edu/traditions/dinner-for-12-strangers/host/
In this box “ Provided there is sufficient interest, would you prefer to host a dinner focused on a particular major, profession or interest? If yes, please indicate your preference.” – indicate your interest in a dinner with students from your respective school.
At the start of Winter Quarter, we’ll follow up with the student sign-up link.  Staff can share the link with their students and we’ll match the alumni hosts with students from their corresponding school.

More info about the D12 Dinners here
The Grammy Museum presents: Sinatra An American Icon
As the official exhibit of the Frank Sinatra Centennial, Sinatra: An American Icon traces 100 years of Sinatra legacy, from Hoboken, N.J., through superstardom, chronicling the meteoric rise of his music career, his Hollywood success, personal life, and humanitarian work.

Job Listings
Inhance Digital Hiring AV Lead / Technical Support

YOU ARE a trade show and technical support guru.  You have experience working in trade shows and event production environments. You have a deep understanding of hardware, software, and have enviable troubleshooting and organizational skills. You are self-motivated, work well under pressure, and can handle tight deadlines. You thrive in an entrepreneurial culture where you can do ground-breaking work alongside the best talent in the industry.


Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:                                                             

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams (Executive Producers, Producers, Technical Manager and IT Manager) to recommend and evaluate computer hardware.
  • Price hardware for bids.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to install and integrate Inhance’s custom software programs onto specific hardware platforms.
  • Work with software development, graphics production, and Q/A teams to install software, run extensive testing, and help with troubleshooting.
  • Travel to tradeshows and customer locations to install hardware and Inhance’s software.
  • Provide onsite technical support, troubleshoot hardware/software issues, install and update hardware and software drivers.
  • Manage hardware inventories and hardware logistics for client tradeshows.
  • Assist engineering staff in evaluating technical/systems development.
  • Assist management in timely deployment of new systems.
  • Act as an interface with the software development team on quality control and documentation of technical projects.


  • Demonstrated ability to work in tradeshows and event production environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to price hardware for bids.
  • Knowledge of mobile platforms (e.g., iOS, Android).
  • Knowledge of basic networking and security (including: DHCP, FTP, SSH, mail and web protocols).
  • Position requires international travel; must be available for travel up to 80% and on short notice.
  • Knowledge of projection systems, a plus.
  • Experience working in animation, film/visual effects, or multimedia companies, a plus
  • Experience working on video walls and interactive displays, a plus.
  • Must thrive in fast-paced, high pressure environments.
  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills (written, oral, internal, and client-facing).
  • Must work well both independently and on teams.  Must be punctual, reliable, flexible, and excellent at balancing multiple detail-oriented projects. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and work samples to jobs@inhance.com.  Your application will not be considered without a portfolio/reel (if applicable).  Please include the name of the position in the subject line of the email.

More job listings from Inhance Digital can be found here

Let Me Help You With Your Screenplays 

As an experienced writer from Class of '76 with over 30 produced indie films & TV episodes, and Emmy & WGA awards nominee, I offer the following services:

Script consulting, coverage, edit/polish, English language polish, tutoring, etc., tell me what you need!

Distribution consulting as well.

My fees are reasonable.  Student and alumni discounts. 

Contact Daniel Benton - danbenton@thrillerent.com or 818-438-8805. 

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Seeking Faculty Positions
in Postproduction and Cinematography
The School of Film and Television and the School of Digital Media at SCAD are seeking candidates for faculty positions in cinematography, postproduction, animation, visual effects, and game development.

Professor of Film & Television: Postproduction
Professor of Film & Television: Cinematography
This is a link to the program:
TEDx Pacific Palisades event. Volunteers needed – November 25th
Date: Wednesday, November 25
I am organizing a video production, TEDxPacificPalisades at SmashBox on November 25, 2015. That is a day before Thanksgiving. This is a not for profit for everyone involved. Strictly volunteer to build experience and meet people who connect with the community.
We are looking for:
2 Camera Men
1 Grip
1 Sound Guy
1 Production Manager
1 Assistant
3 Cameras
Lighting Equipment
Sound Equipment with microphone
Any equipment that I have left out that helps a video production.
This is a chance to really take charge.
We are also open to Set Design
Contact Emma Moore:  emma@fundamental.is

Discount Ticket Offers from CTG
The Christians

$35* Special Ticket Offer
$35* Special Ticket Price 
(Section A Only) 

December 2 - 20, 2015 

Use code: FAITH 

*Online, by phone or in person.  Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Subject to Availability.  Cannot be combined with any other offers. Not available on Saturday evening performances or Sunday, December 13.

Straight White Men

Ticket Offer 
$25 Weekend Matinees* 

$35 Sun - Fri Eves* 

November 24 - December 6, 2015 

*Online, by phone or in person. Subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with any other offers. Saturday evenings excluded.

Complimentary Tickets to the Laugh Factory, Hollywood
The last few months of Supply and Demand shows at the Hollywood Laugh Factory were such a success that the club has extended the run through December! If you haven't been yet, you've missed many sold out shows, Dane Cook and Tom Papa dropping by, and performances by Whitney Cummings, Jerrod Carmichael, Iliza Schlesinger, Tommy Johnagin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Alazraqui, Steve Hofstetter, Erik Griffin, Godfrey, Neal Brennan, and more!
If you already have tickets, great! If not, the shows are every Wednesday through December. We have 50 complimentary tickets to each one - then they go to $5, $10, $15, and $20 as the show sells out. The Laugh Factory is supporting these shows in a big way, encouraging their most famous comedians to drop by and do surprise sets. Grab the complimentary ones before they're gone and go to as many shows as you want. To get your complimentary tickets, visit:
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