Events Calendar

Upcoming Events for SPRING 2016


Pepperdine School of Law

Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law
with the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law

JBL Logo

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

Best of Enemies

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: or call 310.506.7395.

More info


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: 

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 


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


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 

GES Evolution of TV

The Evolution of T.V.

Wednesday, November 4th @ 6pm
Pepperdine University in Malibu – Drescher campus, Wilburn Auditorium

Featured Panelists:

  • 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

Media Representation and Responsibility

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".

As You Wish



Events from SPRING 2014

FEB 28th

Enhancing Creativity and Learning Through Music, Media, and Technology

"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status." – Ken Robinson


MAR 28th

Cuban Dream

THE CUBAN DREAM Premier Screening with Luke Salas

Watch the trailer at

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


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.

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.


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.

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.


Enjoy the finest films from student filmmakers at Notre Dame University – Louaize in Lebanon


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

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.

OCT 29

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.


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.

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.

NOV 12



Tom Shadyac will present films and discussion


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.


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

Web Feedback