Upcoming Events for SPRING 2016
Pepperdine School of Law
Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law
with the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law
Spring 2016 Symposium
Corporate Structure in an Emerging Market: Rethinking the Lawyer's Role in Local Business Trends
Thursday, March 03, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The purpose of this event is primarily academic, but will serve as a great way for students, practitioners and other professionals to network with individuals from various fields of business, law and entrepreneurship.
PANEL 1: Corporate structure in the US
PANEL 2: Protecting IP and company interests when Start-Ups fail
PANEL 3: The lawyer's duties and role in business
TECH TALK: This session is designed to get practical knowledge of the use of technology in various business models, from Real Estate, Entertainment, Legal and IT/Cloud Systems.
The final session will include a Question & Answer panel with Dan Grigsby, General Counsel of the Los Angeles Lakers. Focusing on Mr. Grigsby's former background as a Partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell in the fields of Sports, Entertainment and Business Transactions, this session will allow attendees to gain more insight as to the hot legal and business issues surrounding large companies, StartUps and sports teams in the U.S.
• Dan Grigsby, General Counsel, Los Angeles Lakers
• Robert Anderson, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
Pepperdine School of Public Policy
with the Seaver College Student Programming Board
Washington Goes to Hollywood: Politics and Policy in Cinema
Screening of "Best of Enemies"
Thursday, February 18th @6-8pm
Drescher Graduate Campus, Wilburn Auditorium
This movie screening will features the debates between Bill Buckley and Gore Vidal leading up to the 1968 presidential election.
Contact: MaryJo.Hardman@pepperdine.edu or call 310.506.7395.
Past Events for SPRING 2016
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
Norman Wain, general counsel of business affairs for USA Track & Field
Tuesday, January 26, 12:30-1:30 pm
Appellate Court Room in the Pepperdine University, School of Law
Further info: PepperdineSELS@gmail.com
Reel Stories Film Festival
Presented by the Student Programming Board | Stories Create Reality
Friday, January 29, 6-10 pm
Malibu Main Campus
6:00-6:45 Check-in (t-shirts/tickets)
7:00-8:30 Films and filmmaker Q&A
8:30-10:00 The party! Food, drinks, music, art, and the awards ceremony
These student films are the Official Selections being considered:
"A Little Bit of Grace" submitted by Isabella Issa
"The 6%" submitted by Brittany Tate
"How Far I Want to Go" submitted by David Hutchinson
"Halcyon" submitted by Aidan Turner Matthews
"Rubbish" submitted by Deepak Adhikary
FREE SCREENING: "Remand"
The Story of Pepperdine Law's Global Justice Program in Uganda
Presented by Revolution Pictures
Wednesday, February 3rd, 4-7pm
Caruso Auditorium, Pepperdine School of Law
4pm Reception, 5pm Screening, 6pm Q&A/Book Signing
Convo credit provided + Lily's burritos for the first 300 guests
100% ALL MFA SCREENWRITING PROGRAM ALUMNI PANEL:
Q & A with the Hollywood Pros
Thursday, February 4th, Malibu Main Campus
Meet and greet from 8-8:30pm - panel starts at 8:30pm
MFA Theater is in the Plaza Classroom 190 (through the glass doors to the right of Elkins)
The Graziadio Entertainment Society
The Business of Sports Panel - TBA
The State of Music - TBA
Past Events for FALL 2015
The Graziadio Entertainment Society
The Evolution of T.V.
Wednesday, November 4th @ 6pm
Pepperdine University in Malibu – Drescher campus, Wilburn Auditorium
- Pranav Sharma, Director of Business Planning & Operations TV WW Marketing at Warner Bros
- Mina Ghabriall, Strategic Sourcing Manager at CBS
- Sabrina Lewis, Manager of Business Affairs at Paramount TV
- Brandon Thompson, Research Director at United Talent Agency
Events from SPRING 2015
March 23 - 27, 2015
From the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo to the executions staged by ISIS, we are inundated with headlines and images intended to provoke. Films like American Sniper tap into deep-seated feelings regarding Iraq and the Middle East. What is the media's responsibility when it comes to the representation of villains, of foreign cultures, of "the Other"? Hosted by Pepperdine Graphic Media and the Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture.
Westley and "Princess Bride" at Pepperdine
Saturday, February 21st, 2014
Cary Elwes presented the screening of "Princess Bride" and was available to sign copies of his new book. "As You Wish".
Events from SPRING 2014
"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status." – Ken Robinson
THE CUBAN DREAM Premier Screening with Luke Salas
Watch the trailer at http://www.thecubandreammovie.com/
The Cuban Dream is a feature-length documentary that takes viewers to the country of Cuba, following the journey of Cuban-American baseball player Luke Salas. Luke sets out to use baseball as a way to connect the people of Cuba with the people of the United States by playing in La Serie Nacional - Cuba's version of Major League Baseball. Since Fidel Castro seized power, no foreigner, let alone American, has played in Cuba's system of baseball since 1961. Through the lens of baseball, the film captures the reality and truth of Cuba, exposing the struggle of the Cuban people - specifically, the difficulty that Cubans are faced with everyday known as "La Lucha". The Cuban Dream is a testament to the power of the human spirit, while recognizing the reality of Cuba's vast political and social issues; and the stifling effect they have on the development of Cuba's future generations.
Events from FALL 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.
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