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Hollywood Visionaries and Beyond

Presented by the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture, Pepperdine University Libraries, and the Brenden Mann Foundation

Pepperdine University's Hollywood Visionaries and Beyond explores the culture of faith, family legacies, and the entertainment industry. Featuring film screenings, panel discussions, a library exhibit, and a celebrity toast and benefit, the series runs through Fall 2013. Hollywood Visionaries and Beyond is supported by the Brenden Mann Foundation, which honors the legacy of Hollywood producer and theater magnate Ted Mann. learn more

Fall 2013 Events

Still Laugh-In: A Toast to George Schlatter

Hosted by Larry King, this evening will feature live comedy and memorable clips celebrating one of Pepperdine's most distinguished alumni, George Schlatter. For tickets more information, please visit the Still Laugh-In website.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Saban Theatre, Los Angeles


Hollywood Visionaries Exhibition: The Photography of Leigh Wiener

Return to the golden age of Hollywood in this unique exhibit of entertainment industry memorabilia and photography from noted photojournalist Leigh Wiener. Film screenings and panel discussions feature industry screenwriters and producers.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m.
October 1, 2013 – December 20, 2013
Payson Library Gallery, Malibu


American Dreams and the Big Screen: Projections of Jewish Faith, Ethnicity and Culture Through the Generations
This event features the Corwin, the Koch, and the Mirisch families, who built Hollywood—as theatre owners, Academy presidents, and Oscar winners.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
Elkins Auditorium, Malibu


Jewish Humor in the TV Writers' Room
Screening of My Favorite Year with Norman Steinberg.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
Elkins Auditorium, Malibu


From Draculas to Dybbuks: The Laemmle Families and Universal's Horror Films

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
Elkins Auditorium, Malibu


Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System
This two-day symposium will address the issues facing women individually and collectively in the entertainment industry. Featured speakers include Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson, Lean In coauthor Nell Scovell, and Twilight series screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. An evening reception, "Lean In: Honoring the Next Wave of Hollywood Women Leaders," held at the Pepperdine University School of Law will conclude the symposium. Online registration is available on the Women in Hollywood website.

Friday to Saturday, Nov. 15 to 16
Caruso Auditorium, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu