UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - September 23, 2016
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
September 23, 2016
Welcome to the TFT Alumni Newsletter 
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News and TFT Alumni Events
4 of 5 Goldwyn Writing Award Winners Are From UCLA
From Deadline.com:

The 61st annual  Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards  have whittled down to five finalists for the competition to encourage young film, stage and TV writers.  Guardians of the Galaxy  helmer  James Gunn , AMC and SundanceTV exec Joel Stillerman and  Empire co-creator  Danny Strong  are the judges for the competition recognizing excellence in dramatic writing, with the winners to receive cash prizes.

Four of the five finalists this year are from  UCLA, where Samuel Goldwyn Sr first started the
competition in 1955 and where the winners will be announced November 1. Past winners have included Francis Ford Coppola, Eric Roth, Allison Anders and Jonathan Kellerman.

This year’s finalists and their projects:

Dominic Abeyta (MFA 2016), 100 Degrees
Nicholas Adams (MFA in Progress), Falling
Bennett Fisher (UC San Diego), Damascus
Eric Mallory Morgan (MFA in Progress), Tonya
Meedo Taha (MFA in Progress), Other People

Article originally published here.

A Call for TFT Alumni to Find Mentors in the
UCLA TFT ALUMNI MENTOR PROGRAM
The new  UCLA TFT Alumni Mentor Program serves as a pathway for our talented alumni working in the performing arts and entertainment industry--around the country and the globe--to lend a helping hand to fellow alumni. The benefits of attending UCLA exist well beyond graduation, and being part of the incredible network of alumni through mentorship is a great way to enhance and continue the experience.

Whether you live near Westwood or on the other side of the world, it's never been easier to connect with another UCLA alum, so we encourage you to apply. UCLA's new online network,  UCLA ONE makes the process quick and painless. 


How to find a mentor in the UCLA TFT Alumni Mentor Program:

Initial registration:

  • Go to www.uclaone.com

  • Click “Join Now” and register using LinkedIn, Facebook, or an email address

  • Once approved, you will then receive an email confirmation

  • Go back to www.uclaone.com and sign in using the method you used to register

  • Upon entering the site, you will be asked "How would you like to help?"

  • Check the "I would like to receive mentorship" box

If you are already registered at uclaone.com, please follow these instructions:
  • Log in to www.uclaone.com

  • Click on the blue gear at the top of the page and click “Update Profile

  • On the left side of your profile under “Willing to help” click the box that says “I would like to receive mentorship

  • Click “Update

  • Now you can Search for a Mentor

Search for a Mentor:
  • Click on “Directory” from the top menu

  • Under the menu on the right Refine your search, click the “Open +” next to “Willing to help

  • Check the “TFT Alumni Mentor Program” box

  • The mentors in the TFT Alumni Mentor Program are now displayed in the results on the left*

Requesting your Mentor:
  • Click on the user names to review mentor profiles
  • One you find the ideal mentor, click “Request mentorship
  • Personalize your message. Make sure to tell the mentor why you want them to mentor you!
  • Click “Send

*Please note that some of the results will include users who signed up to UCLAOne and opted to be in the TFT Alumni Mentor program by mistake. Make sure you review mentor profiles carefully and choose the mentor who you think would be right for you.
Alumna Screenwriter Shortlisted for Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Geeta Malik (MFA '07) is one of eleven screenwriters and one writing team to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for her film script, "Dinner With Friends". A total of 6,915 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition.

Daily Bruin Interviews Adam Carr and Nathaniel Meek About Their Web Series The Call Room
Alumni Adam Carr ('08) and Nathaniel Meek ('06) created a comedic web series based on working as telemarketers at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. One television-worthy moment was when Carr found out his workplace crush was a sex addict and already dating another worker of the call room. 

TFT Alumnae Take the Stage In ‘Frozen’ Production at California Adventure

Three alumni work day jobs in the icy kingdom of Arendelle, transforming from ice harvesters to castle servants to trolls. And then they do it all again, five days a week.

School of Theater, Film and Television alumnae Katheryne Penny, Carly Bracco and Jane Papageorge perform in the ensemble of the abridged onstage musical “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion.”


Alumna Erin Hill's Book Never Done Out Now

TFT alumna and current visiting faculty in CMS and the Producers Program, Erin Hill (PHD '13), has a new book out called Never Done: A History of Women's Work in Media Production. It's about women's labor in the American film and television industry from inception to present, particularly women in low-wage, low-status jobs during the studio era and how their work relates to the challenges facing women in Hollywood today. 

Links to order:  

Events:

Saturday, October 15 at 4pm - Discussion and Signing (Book Soup, West Hollywood)

Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm - Reading and Signing (Chaucer's, Santa Barbara)

Sunday, October 23 at 12pm - Signing (Bookstar, Studio City)

Wednesday, October 26 at 12pm - Author Meet and Greet (Barnes and Noble, Santa Monica)

Praise: 

“Erin Hill’s book is an eye-opening look at ‘women’s work’ in the entertainment industry.  If you are asking why there aren’t more women in the executive suite or the director’s chair, the answer is here.” —Diane English, writer, producer, director

“An absolutely essential work. Erin Hill’s Never Done is elegantly researched and analyzed and profoundly moving, taking us through all the roles women created in early motion picture history. Exhilarating!” —Allison Anders, film and TV director and screenwriter

“Exactly the history we need!  Erin Hill provides a fascinating account of the work women have always done at all levels of the movie industry.” —Shelley Stamp, author of Lois Weber in Early Hollywood

“Hill offers a unique and exciting analysis of the largely unacknowledged work done by women in the film industry, providing a new history that shifts our understanding of old ones. Never Done will make a significant impact in the field.” —Mary Desjardins, author of Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video

Catalog Description:

Histories of women in Hollywood usually recount the contributions of female directors, screenwriters, designers, actresses, and other creative personnel whose names loom large in the credits. Yet, from its inception, the American film industry relied on the labor of thousands more women, workers whose vital contributions often went unrecognized. 

Never Done introduces generations of women who worked behind the scenes in the film industry—from the employees’ wives who hand-colored the Edison Company’s films frame-by-frame, to the female immigrants who toiled in MGM’s backrooms to produce beautifully beaded and embroidered costumes. Challenging the dismissive characterization of these women as merely menial workers, media historian Erin Hill shows how their labor was essential to the industry and required considerable technical and interpersonal skills. Sketching a history of how Hollywood came to define certain occupations as lower-paid “women’s work,” or “feminized labor,” Hill also reveals how enterprising women eventually gained a foothold in more prestigious divisions like casting and publicity.   

Poring through rare archives and integrating the firsthand accounts of women employed in the film industry, the book gives a voice to women whose work was indispensable yet largely invisible. As it traces this long history of women in Hollywood, Never Done reveals the persistence of sexist assumptions that, even today, leave women in the media industry underpraised and underpaid. 

City of Gold Screening Contest

We have two pairs of tickets to give away for a special screening of alumna Laura Gabbert's (MFA '04) documentary film "City of Gold" on Sunday, October 2nd at The Wiltern at 6PM.

If you'd like to try to win a pair of tickets, be the first to send an email to alumni@tft.ucla.edu with "City of Gold" in the subject line and your name and grad year in the body of the email.

More info and ticket purchasing options at the links below:

http://bit.ly/2cS6f4w
http://livemu.sc/2cUuSkc

Latino: The Changing Face of America
October 3rd @ 4:30pm, UCLA James Bridges Theater
Alumni Production of The Country Wife
September 17 - October 23 at King's Road Park
The wickedly satirical comedy, The Country Wife, written in 1675 by William Wycherley, directed by TFT alumna Suzanne Hunt ('00) and starring alumni Lonni Silverman ('05), and Kathy Bell Denton (MFA '76) is being produced by the Classical Theatre Lab and the City of West Hollywood

The Country Wife
September 17-October 23 
Sat/Sun at 3 pm
King's Road Park 
1000 N. King's Rd. West Hollywood.

Admission is free.  
Temptation of St. Antony
Now Through October 2
Los Angeles Times has a feature article with creators Mat Sweeney ('05) and Sebastian Peters-Lazaro (Arts & Architecture '06), whose Four Larks production of The Temptation of St. Antony runs through October 2 in DTLA. 
NYC: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, as written and performed by the NY Neo-Futurists, is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. Based on the original concept by Greg Allen and the Neo-Futurists (founded 1988, still the longest running show in Chicago). The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. The NY Neo-Futurists appear as themselves on stage, speaking from personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with twenty-nine other plays. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. Each night of performance, the NY Neos aim to create an unreproducable living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental. Running for 12 years now, part comedy, part storytelling, part absurdism- a wholly original East Village landmark.

"..the theatrical equivalent of channel surfing," The NY Times 

"Best Theater of 2015," Forbes.

Dates: every Friday & Saturday, 10:30pm at The Kraine Theater (85 E. 4th St.). Tickets: $19 pre-sale, door price $13 + the roll of a dice. More info at www.nynf.org 

TFT alumnus Alex Vlahov joins the cast for performances for the next four weeks 9/16 + 17 to 10/7 & 8

2017 National Playwrights Conference
Now Accepting Applications
About the National Playwrights Conference

Each year a community of professionals gathers in the serene setting of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in order to support playwrights and new works for the theater. The National Playwrights Conference strives to create a supportive environment that empowers playwrights to their own process and to experience the play with a professional company.

In the years since its inception the National Playwrights Conference has developed more than 600 plays.  During the Conference, playwrights live on the grounds of the O'Neill for a full month and each engages in a week-long process of rehearsals culminating in two script-in-hand public readings.  Up to eight playwrights are selected for this intensive laboratory each summer.  Conference playwrights represent a wide range of experience from those working on a first play to Broadway veterans; directors and actors have also worked on and off Broadway, in film, and in regional theaters, and represent emerging artists and seasoned professionals.  Virtually every major American playwright has been part of the Conference, including Julia Cho, Rebecca Gilman, Regina Taylor, John Guare, Israel Horovitz, David Henry Hwang, David Lindsay-Abaire, Adam Rapp, Lanford Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein, and August Wilson.

In addition to writers selected for staged readings, the Conference serves as a retreat for several writers-in-residence working independently on special projects.  Recent summers' residents include Alfred Uhry, Lisa Loomer, and Tracy Scott Wilson, David Auburn, and Sam Hunter.  Conference participants also have access to discussions with special guests.  Past speakers have included playwrights Edward Albee, Ed Bullins, Romulus Linney and Paula Vogel as well as Eugene O'Neill biographers Arthur and Barbara Gelb.

Submission Info can be found here.
The Bootleg Universe Short Script & Story Contest

We are celebrating re-interpretations of characters and stories. Submit your most subversive or provocative ideas for consideration by this jury. 

Have you ever wanted to write a fun new interpretation of a famous superhero or an iconic character? 

Winning short script gets produced with a full production budget by film producer Adi Shankar!

Read below for full details:

ScreenCraft and Buffalo 8 Productions are excited to announce our partnership with Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe on this exciting short screenplay and story contest, dedicated to finding provocative reinterpretations of iconic stories and characters. The winning script or story will be produced with Hollywood talent by Adi Shankar and distributed for free worldwide via the Bootleg Universe YouTube channel, which has over 30 million views to date. The contest is open to anyone, anywhere, and is dedicated to celebrating new visions and timely reinterpretations of iconic characters and stories. The only criterion to qualify for entry is an interesting reimagining of a popular character or story. 

This competition offers writers the opportunity to be freed from the constraints of mainstream Hollywood’s play-it-safe approach to famous characters and pre-existing intellectual property. It also offers a context and forum to rewrite any character or story and reverse engineer a social message into an "established brand name,” igniting a global conversation. 

The contest is accepting entries now until the early deadline on September 5th and the final deadline on October 1st. The winner will be announced by November 30th and production will begin in early 2017. 

Full details and entry guidelines here. 

Adi Shankar is a Film & TV Director / Producer. His film credits include THE GREY starring Liam Neeson, KILLING THEM SOFTLY starring Brad Pitt, DREDD starring Karl Urban, LONE SURVIVOR starring Mark Wahlberg, DIRTY LAUNDRY/THE PUNISHER BOOTLEG starring Thomas Jane, POWER/RANGERS UNAUTHORIZED BOOTLEG (with over 20 million views online).

We look forward to seeing what you come up with. Let's make some noise! 

American Cinematheque Presents:
Paul Schrader Double Feature 
Fri, September 30
DOG EAT DOG / TAXI DRIVER

Discussion between films with DOG EAT DOG director Paul Schrader (MFA '70) and writer Matthew David Wilder.

Los Angeles Premiere!

DOG EAT DOG
2016, RLJ Entertainment, 95 min, Dir: Paul Schrader

With two strikes against them, Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe), Troy (Nicolas Cage) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook) don’t have a lot of options. So the three ex-cons are receptive when mobster Grecco The Greek (director Schrader) approaches them with a kidnapping scheme … but the potentially lucrative operation quickly spirals out of control. Adapting Edward Bunker’s seminal pulp underground classic, Schrader employs a gonzo, guerrilla approach to create this brilliantly funny, scattershot noir, which takes us to the underbelly of California with endless bloodbaths, morally corrupt characters and a sadistic sense of fun. “A thoroughly disreputable, sordid and engaging crime drama.” - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.


35 mm!

TAXI DRIVER
1976, Sony Repertory, 113 min, USA, Dir: Martin Scorsese

Director Martin Scorsese's "savage, many-headed dragon of the American New Wave" (Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice) is still as potent as ever. Cabbie Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro's seminal pistol-packing, insomniac loner) drives through the open sewer that is mid-1970s Manhattan with its pimps (Harvey Keitel), hookers (Jodie Foster), politicos (Cybill Shepherd and Albert Brooks) and other scummy creatures of the neon wilderness. With a ferocious script by Paul Schrader. 

Program information can be found here.

Around the World in 80 Days
at The Matrix Theatre

Danger, romance and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show, as 5 actors portraying 39 characters traverse 7 continents in Mark Brown's adaption of one of the greatest adventures of all time. The original amazing race!

Fri & Sat @ 8; Sun @ 3
September 9 - October 16

The Matrix Theatre
7657 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(just East of Fairfax)
(323) 960-4429 

UCLA TFT ALUMNI: Use code 410 for $10 off! 

Tix: https://www.plays411.com/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=4524
Show website: http://www.allisonbibicoff.com/aroundtheworld.html

Directed by Allison Bibicoff ('90).

The Beauty, The Banshee & Me
at the Whitefire Theatre
Michael Allen Angel ('87) directs the West Coast Premiere of  The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the  Whitefire Theatre beginning  September 15.

The Beauty, The Banshee & Me opens for press on  September 15 and continues through 
October 23. Performances take place  Thursdays at  8 p.m., and  Sundays at  3 p.m. All tickets are  $25, The  Whitefire Theatre is located at  13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. For reservations and information, call  (323) 960-1055 or go to  www.plays411.com/banshee.
Airplane LIVE!
Archway Studio/Theatre
Airplane LIVE! The greatest film parody of all time comes to the stage in this late night event!

Fridays and Saturdays
September 16 - October 1st at 11PM

Archway Studio/Theatre
10509 Burbank Blvd. 
Los Angeles 91601
(818) 980-PLAY
$15.00

dontcallmeshirley@airplanelive.com

Adapted for the stage and starring Chrisi Talyn Saje (MFA '11)
Job Listings and Available Services
Various Assistant Level Positions

Grandview | Automatik, is currently looking for a sharp, ambitious assistant with at least one year of agency/management experience to work for a manager in the Talent Department. Organization and the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment is essential. Should have interest in representation and enjoy the opportunity to creatively evaluate potential clients and material. Responsibilities include phones, scheduling, travel, reading, interfacing with clients, etc. Knowledge of major players (agents, managers, producers, writers, directors, & actors) is vital. Resumes: rachel@grandviewla.com. 9/20

Principato-Young Entertainment is seeking an experienced administrative assistant with one year plus of solid desk training to support a very busy SR. Executive. 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 dynamic, fast-paced, client-driven environment. Must be articulate, with excellent communication skills. Agency experience a plus. We offer a competitive industry hourly rate with a generous benefits package. Send resumes to rgardner@pyent.com 9/20

Footprint Features, a prestigious independent feature production company, is seeking an Executive Assistant/Creative Executive. Responsibilities will include typical administrative duties, script coverage, research, and managing the internship program. At least 1-year of agency or management experience preferred. The ideal candidate should have professional communication skills and an active interest in indie film production. Salary is DOE. Please send resume and cover letter to asaunders_asst@footprintfeatures.com with the subject line “Executive Assistant/Creative Executive Position.” 9/20

Management/production company Underground, with award-winning talent and projects in development at FX, TBS, Comedy Central, Disney, and Fox, seeks an assistant to two literary/talent managers and producers. Looking for candidates who are detail oriented and have excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include handling phones, rolling calls, scheduling, client submissions, reading scripts and giving smart notes. Ideal candidates will have experience working at an agency, management company, or production company. Our preference is to find someone with an interest in literary and talent representation. In addition, please have a working knowledge of the comedy scene. Be familiar with writer/performers out of UCB, Groundlings, The Improv, IO, etc.You should have a car and a no task is too small attitude. Please email your resume and a brief cover letter to matt@undergroundfilms.net. 9/20

Seeking experienced person to assist President of boutique management company where clients include actors, writers and branding. Duties will include but not limited to rolling calls, organizing apps for clients, booking travel, keeping calendars, and contacts with clients and buyers. Must have excellent communication and computer skills- knowledge of MAC, In Entertainment, and Final Cut. Only persons with previous desk experience from an agency or management companies will be considered. Please send resumes in PDF form to asst9465@gmail.com 9/20

iInterview Media, a tech startup is looking for an executive assistant to the CEO. Responsibilities include the usual, rolling calls, scheduling, etc. however, growth in this company is guaranteed as it is expanding quite rapidly. Candidate must be thick skinned, detail oriented, thrives in being in a fast past environment, and wants to be part of some cutting edge technology that will change how celebrities interact with their fans. Despite this being a tech startup, the CEO, partner, board members and advisors all come from industry backgrounds and the asst will be heavily involved with the highest level of players from the entertainment industry. Pay is extremely competitive as well as full medical. Please send all resumes to scottk@iinterviewmedia.com 9/20

Jewerl Ross at Silent R Management is looking for a new assistant to start immediately. Duties include basic office tasks and developing material (script reading, notes). Opportunity for promotion. Must haves: previous entertainment industry assistant experience, experience reading scripts, great phone manner, computer skills and a college degree. Pay is 2200/month plus bonus. Please email resumes and cover letters to resume@silentrlit.com. 9/20

Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa, a top tier boutique Talent Agency, is seeking a part time assistant for their prestigious Youth and Young Adult Division. This position will assist three agents. Some duties will include managing phones, contract administration and client management. Ideal candidate will work well under pressure, have a professional demeanor on phones, self-starter, is motivated, ambitious, and extremely computer savvy with Google Suite, Vimeo, Microsoft Office, InEntertainment etc. Experience with Casting Frontier, Breakdown Services and LA Casting preferred. Entry level position. Please email resumes and cover letters to katelyn@aefhtalent.com with the subject heading YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT ASSISTANT. 9/20

President of busy boutique talent agency seeking assistant. Responsibilities include very heavy call volume, heavy email and appointment generating, and managing multiple calendars. MUST have ability to multitask, problem solve, and have excellent office etiquette. We are looking for a smart and enthusiastic person, who is organized and interested in film and television. Ideally the candidate will have 1 year desk experience at an agency or studio. Please send cover letters and resumes to easstpos@gmail.com 9/20

Beverly Hills entertainment law firm seeks Executive/Personal assistant for attorney/president of the law firm. Duties include phones, clerical, administrative support, and office management. The individual should be detail-oriented, flexible, highly organized, confidential, and have the ability to multi-task. We are looking for someone professional with excellent phone manner and the ability to interface significantly with clients both in person and on the phone. This job is a great opportunity for someone new to entertainment and who is interested in pursuing a career in entertainment law or other forms of representation. Experience with MS Excel, MS Word, and Outlook is necessary. IT, or accounting background a plus. Salary: $28000 – $30000 commensurate with experience. Please send Resume and Cover letter to entlawjob1@gmail.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 9/20

Various Personal Assistant Positions

Seeking a part-time professional personal assistant. Must be highly experienced as a personal assistant. Must love dogs. Tasks include moderate bookkeeping, medical billing, taking care of dogs, very light cooking, light laundry, supervising all house vendors, house-sitting. Must be able to take charge, anticipate problems, and get it done with minimal supervision. Great at researching, being thorough, and being a critical thinker. Based in Studio City. Resumes and references to greatpersonalassistant1@gmail.com 9/20

Full-time personal assistant needed for busy LA based actor. Requirements include 2-3 years as personal assistant in entertainment, knowledge of LA geography and social media experience. Must have a car, be trustworthy, reliable, and confidential with information. Seeking someone who goes above and beyond and is a highly organized self-starter. Job duties include assisting actor with daily errands, prep work, and nannying (must love kids!). Please send resumes to LAassistant2016@gmail.com 9/9

Award winning actor is seeking a full time personal assistant to start immediately. Duties include managing busy calendar, errands, managing home, booking travel, and general personal assistant duties. Must have thick skin, a working car, laptop computer, and like children. Actor has a demanding schedule. Great communication skills are a must as assistant will be coordinating with agent, manager, etc. must have prior experience. Competitive salary DOE. Please email resume and salary requirements to personalasst2@gmail.com. 9/9

Lionsgate Spring 2017 Internship Applications

These internship opportunities are for current students and recent grads (up to 6 months out of school).

Boston Court Performing Arts Center Seeks Executive Director

The Executive Director must be a strong leader who not only passionately believes in Boston Court Performing Arts Center’s mission and vision of producing daring and provocative programming that engages a diverse community in vital conversations, but who also has the skills and experience to see both the future potential as well as current needs of the organization. In addition to leading a professional staff, the Executive Director will report directly to, and work collaboratively with, the Board of Directors. This person will have the ability to transform the organization from its current stage to a more mature organization with even greater capabilities of delivering on its long-term vision. This person is ultimately responsible for nurturing strong working relationships with the artistic directors, staff, and the Board of Directors to successfully implement the Center's ongoing activities as well as ensure that Boston Court Performing Arts Center's (BCPAC) fiscal responsibilities, operations, fundraising, sales, marketing, human resources, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization in a manner that is consistent with the established mission, vision and goals.

TO APPLY

Send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to:

Paul Jan Zdunek, Interim Executive Director

Email: paulz@bostoncourt.com

Address: Paul Jan Zdunek, Interim Executive Director
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
PO Box 60187
Pasadena, CA 91116-6187

Deadline for Applications: October 20, 2016

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Original posting

California School of the Arts: San Gabriel Valley, Duarte, and Los Angeles County
Multiple Positions Available

NOW HIRING: Eight fabulously talented conservatory directors/chairs who will be pioneering brand new arts programs at a brand new school!

Orange County School of the Arts is opening a sister school, California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley in the 2017-2018 school year

There is no admin credential or teaching credential required for any of these positions. The ideal candidate has a professional background in their artistic field and is familiar with the educational practices related to their field. We are looking for motivated artists and educators who are excited about the opportunity to build something special from the ground up. If that's you or if you know someone who would be perfect, please share far and wide!

Currently Hiring:

Chair of Dance
Chair of Instrumental Music
Chair of Theatre
Director of Classical Voice
Director of Creative Writing
Director of Integrated Arts
Director of Production and Design/Production Manager
Director of Visual Arts

The application window for these positions closes on Friday, October 14th.

Promotions
Half-Off Tickets to The Actors' Gang Production of 1984

Thank you so much for fostering the performing arts! We're inviting everyone at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, & Television to The Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City to see: 

Orwell's 1984, September 8 through October 8, 2016  

We would love to see groups from UCLA in the audience for this production and we're offering discounted ticket prices. Bring colleagues, friends, family and be part of The Actors' Gang Season of Justice!
If you would like to buy tickets please visit: www.theactorsgang.com
 

Use Discount Code: ucla 

Take a look at our promo video for the show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yrE4t-fKEc

I wanted to pass on a message from our Artistic Director, Tim Robbins, about our current show. Here is Tim:

Please come see our new production of George Orwell's 1984 that I have directed at the Actors Gang. We have toured around the world with this production and recently returned from a successful run at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Although we have done this play before and wish it would cease to be relevant we have recently recast and reimagined it for these Trump/NSA/reality show times.  1984 opens September 8, and runs for 12 performances.  I hope you can join us.

Tim Robbins

CTG Presents
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and  A View From The Bridge
The Young Vic Production of Arthur Miller’s
A View From The Bridge
Directed by Ivo Van Hove

2016 Tony® Award Winner—Best Revival of a Play, Best Director

Tickets Start at $25!  Including stage seating, providing a unique opportunity to get an intimate view steps away from the action.
Don’t miss an unforgettable, intimate experience of A View From the Bridge. Our onstage seating offers a unique opportunity to get an unobstructed view steps away from the action. 
Direct from sold-out runs on the West End and Broadway comes A View From the Bridge in a searing revival from director Ivo van Hove, delivering “the stuff of Broadway legend” ( New York Post). Arthur Miller’s tale of a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece and his raging jealousy over her love of an immigrant will leave audiences feeling “ridiculously blessed to have been a witness to the events you just saw” ( The New York Times).
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American Masters Package
$99 Special Ticket Offer – A View from the Bridge at the Ahmanson Theatre

and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the Mark Taper Forum
Use Code: AMPACKAGE

www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/promo


(Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on September 1 – September 18; A View From the Bridge on September 7 – September 25. Please select your preferred date for each production.)

*Valid now through September 18 for selected seat locations. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. For Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, not valid on Sunday, September 11. For A View From the Bridge, not valid on Wednesday, September 14. Handling fees may apply. Subject to availability.

August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
By August Wilson
Directed by Phylicia Rashad
With Greg Bryan, Keith David, Jason Dirden, Damon Gupton, Matthew Henerson, Nija Okoro, Lamar Richardson, Ed Swidey, Glynn Turman, Lillias White

Mark Taper Forum
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Special $35 Ticket Offer
Use Code: MRARTS
www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/promo

*Valid now through September 18 for selected seat locations.  Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers.  Excludes Sunday, September 11. Handling fees may apply. Subject to availability.

Blazing lyrical and emotional force…The spellbinding sound of a great American artist singing the history of his culture from the stage, creating a long, beautiful song out of unfathomable suffering. -- Charles Isherwood, Variety
Ambition and art collide with the business of the blues in this red hot play filled with music that made the '20s roar. An American masterpiece, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session at a white-owned studio with the legendary singer—inspired by real-life Mother of the Blues Gertrude "Ma" Rainey. Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad directs this groundbreaking play with a powerhouse cast led by Lillias White (Broadway’s Fela! and Once on This Island), Keith David (OWN’s Greenleaf, Broadway’s Jelly’s Last Jam), and Glynn Turman (HBO’s The Wire, Showtime’s House of Lies) all returning to the Taper from Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.

Extraordinary! Ma Rainey rides on the exultant notes of the blues! -- Newsweek
$25 Special Ticket Offer

THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP

Written and Performed by Lucy Alibar

Directed by Neel Keller

At the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232

September 10 – September 25, 2016
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A lecherous goat, Pentecostals on the radio, a clutter of in-bred cats, phone calls from death row, and Daddy’s burnpile. Experience a delicious and magical stew of stories about growing up in Grady County, written and performed by Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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:
 
http://www.comedysupply.com/calendar.cfm?VenueID=1
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