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Pepperdine Hosts Annual State of the Industry Conversation with Fox Distribution President Chris Aronson
What is the future of the film business? How is technology changing the movies? The Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture (EMC) will host its annual State of the Industry Conversation on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as Chris Aronson, president of Fox Distribution sits down with EMC director Craig Detweiler to answer those questions. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the W Hotel, Westwood, Calif.
Aronson has served as president of Domestic Distribution for Twentieth Century Fox since 2012, overseeing all domestic theatrical distribution and sales for the United States and Canada. Before that 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.
This event is sponsored by Johnny Brenden, president of the Brenden Mann Foundation.