Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture
Upcoming Events for Fall 2013
|MANDELA: Long Walk to Freedom
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa
Regal Malibu Cinemas
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Previous Fall Events 2013
|SEPT 10||BROTHER'S KEEPER
Sometimes the greatest revenge is forgiveness.
An exclusive preview of an upcoming theatrical release that both enlightens and entertains. Featuring special guests, producer Josh Mills and cast members.
|SEPT 17||MARY PICKFORD Foundation
Documentarian and film historian, Elaina Archer, breaks down the production process from idea to premiere including an introduction to a new film documenting Pepperdine music students creating original scores for classic films starring Mary Pickford.
|SEPT 24||FOUR WINDS
Malibu locals, Nick Brokaw and Jerry Wolf, combined forces to create this acclaimed story of a Native American serving in the American Civil War who heads west after being discharged from an Army hospital. This haunting short film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and co-stars Malibu's own A. Martinez.
|SEPT 25||STILL LAUGH -IN: A Toast to George Schlatter
Stars like Larry King, Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn, and Tim Conway, come together to honor George Schlatter, Pepperdine alum and creator of the seminal TV show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. George also directed the first Grammy Awards telecast, pioneered reality TV with the series, Real People, and created the American Comedy Awards. This gala will benefit the new George Schlatter Comedy Collection at Pepperdine.
This is the kickoff of the Hollywood Visionaries series, honoring Jewish leaders who founded the entertainment industry. It is sponsored by Johnny Brenden and the Brenden Mann Foundation to honor his grandfather, theater impresario, Ted Mann.
|OCT 1||LEGACIES: AMERICAN DREAMS & THE BIG SCREEN
The Hollywood Visionaries series welcomes three sets of visionary fathers and sons: Bruce and David Corwin; Hawk and Robert Koch, and Walter and Larry Mirisch including clips from their films West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The Way We Were, and Wayne's World. Sponsored by the Brenden Mann Foundation.
|OCT 8||LEBANESE NDU STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Enjoy the finest films from student filmmakers at Notre Dame University – Louaize in Lebanon
|OCT 15||JEWISH HUMOR IN THE TV WRITERS' ROOM:
MY FAVORITE YEAR
This madcap peek behind the scenes of classic comedy show earned Peter O'Toole an Oscar nomination and sparked a Broadway musical. Our special guest will be the screenwriter Norman Steinberg (who also wrote Blazing Saddles!). Sponsored by the Brenden Mann Foundation as part of the Hollywood Visionaries series, honoring Jewish leaders who founded the entertainment industry.
Emmy winning documentarian Rory Kennedy explores her mother's enduring influence in this warm tribute that premiered at Sundance and on HBO. This screening will benefit the Malibu Community Labor Exchange
|OCT 22||THE QUARREL
A brilliant exploration of faith and doubt between a rabbi and a writer during Rosh Hashanah. Producer David David Brandes will be hosted by Pepperdine professor Monica Osborne. Presented with the Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies.
|FROM DRACULAS TO DYBBUKS:
The Laemmle Families and Universal's Horror Films
A pre-Halloween party feature classic scenes from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy up through 2012's hit, The Possession, written by Pepperdine grad, Stiles White. Sponsored by the Brenden Mann Foundation as part of the Hollywood Visionaries series, honoring Jewish leaders who founded the entertainment industry.
|NOV 3||[un]COMMON SOUNDS
Pepperdine professor Craig Detweiler directs this documentary exploring songs of peace and reconciliation among Muslims and Christians. Musicians and scholars based in Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Malaysia, and the United States gather in Beirut, Lebanon and Yogyakarta, Indonesia to make music and foster sustainable peace. A WORLD PREMIERE prior to this month's broadcast on ABC.
|NOV 5||UNSUNG HEROES:
American's Female Patriots
Ron Howard executive produced this heretofore hidden story of women serving in our armed forces. Prepare for Veteran's Day with these inspiring first hand accounts of women in combat from the Revolutionary War through today. Our special guest will be director Frank Martin.
|Tom Shadyac will present films and discussion|
|WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD:
100 Years of Negotiating the System
Delve into the special issues and challenges facing women individually and collectively in the entertainment industry. Featuring film historian Cari Beauchamp; producer Lucy Fisher (Divergent), director Lesli Linka Glater (The Newsroom), director Victoria Hochberg (Ghost Whisperer); producer Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games); entertainment attorney Linda Lichter of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman; former WGA president Victoria Riskin; screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga), writer Nell Scovell (Lean In); and Tom Sherak, former president of the Academy.
Sponsored in part by the Brenden Mann Foundation as part of the Hollywood Visionaries series, honoring Jewish leaders in the entertainment industry.
|NOV 19||WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Where activism gets inspired. Considered one of the nation's premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year's films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.
FREE SCREENING, "Watershed" narrated by Robert Redford
Discussion following film's screening with filmmaker, James Redford and other distinguished guests including:
Moderated by Craig Detweiler, filmmaker and Pepperdine Professor.
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY CONVERSATION
President of Fox Distribution
Sponsored by the Brenden Mann Foundation
What is the future of the film business?
How is technology changing the movies?
Join us for an evening to network with your colleagues and Pepperdine alums at the beautiful W Hotel in Westwood. Sponsored by Johnny Brenden, President of the Brenden Mann Foundation, we will be hearing from Chris Aronson, President of Fox Distribution in conversation with Craig Detweiler, Director of Pepperdine's Center for Entertainment, Media & Culture.
Christopher Aronson has served as President, Domestic Distribution for Twentieth Century Fox since 2012, overseeing all domestic theatrical distribution and sales for the United States and Canada.
Aronson was Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distribution Company, where he was responsible for all of MGM's theatrical distribution activities in North America. Previously, he served as Senior VP for Rentrak Corporation and started their theatrical division, which provides comprehensive box office data collection, analysis, and reporting for the film industry. He was head of distribution at Destination Films and also held senior positions at Signature Theatres, Columbia Pictures, Vestron Pictures and New World Pictures. Aronson started his career at Universal Pictures in his hometown of San Francisco.
Chris currently serves as First Vice President of the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneer Foundation and previously served as Vice President of United States Variety and was past president and chairman of Variety Club of Southern California. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles in 1999, he served as president of Variety Club of Northern California.
He is the proud father of three: Christopher Jr., Lyndsay, and Payne. Chris is a graduate of the University of California.