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Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture

  • EntertainmentPepperdine hosts Pierce Brosnan with the Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival led by Chief Executive, Joan Burney Keatings.
  • EntertainmentCraig Detweiler, Director of the EMC with Rob Moore ('84), Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures during Waves Weekend.
  • EntertainmentAfter screening, "A Better Life," Craig Detweiler discusses immigration issues with Oscar Mondragon of the Malibu Labor Exchange, Jami Gertz, Executive Producer, and Judge Bruce Einhorn.
  • EntertainmentState of the Industry Conversation with Victor Kaufman, Vice Chairman of IAC and Expedia as well as the founder and former CEO of Tri-Star Pictures. This event was made possible by the Brenden Mann Foundation.
  • EntertainmentKeynote for Reel Stories Festival, Jon Turteltaub, talks to students about his direction of Disney's "Cool Runnings",  "While You Were Sleeping", "Phenomenon", and both "National Treasure" films.
  • EntertainmentMichele Weaver with Jamye Grant, actress in the Pepperdine Film Society's premiere of "Death Suspects A Murder".
  • EntertainmentMichael Nash, Director of "Climate Refugees," discusses mass migration caused by climate change with professor Debbie Wideroe.
  • EntertainmentPepperdine students serve as interns at the annual TED gathering in Long Beach: Genevieve Smith; Megan Caywood; Christiana Osti; Melissa Halim; Leeandrea Morton; Kevin Vandivort; and Cameron Kruse.
  • EntertainmentAfter screening "The Way", a story of a pilgrimage along the "El camino de Santiago", filmmaker Emilio Estevez and lead actor Martin Sheen discuss their collaborative process.
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The Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture (the EMC) equips and empowers Pepperdine students, alums and friends to create entertainment for the (un)common good. Building upon Pepperdine’s strategic location, vast network, and energizing mission, the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture serves as a catalyst for creativity and social entrepreneurship.

Premiere of The Way film by Emilio Estevez
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Housed in Pepperdine University’s state-of-the-art, high definition Communication Building, the EMC combines the next wave in technology, storytelling, and education. It draws upon expertise from the culture shaping disciplines at Pepperdine (arts, business, communication, education, humanities, law, psychology, public policy) to prepare students for today’s media marketplace.

The Center connects academic research with emerging industry practices through networking opportunities, professional seminars, internships and content creation. Esteemed leaders from the entertainment industry serve as guest speakers, mentors, and advisors.