Chris Aronson, President of Fox Distribution STATE OF THE INDUSTRY CONVERSATION Sponsored by the Brenden Mann Foundation
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
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 Domestic Distribution, Fox in conversation with Craig Detweiler, Director of Pepperdine's Center for Entertainment, Media & Culture.
Aronson, a 30-year industry veteran, has been with Twentieth Century Fox since 2005 and previously 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. He also served as Senior Vice President 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 home town of San Francisco.
Chris Aronson is currently Vice President and Secretary of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Lollipop Theater Network, which screens current movies for hospitalized children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. He is the proud father of three, a graduate of the University of California and is an avid fan of the Golden Bears.
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Presented by Pepperdine's Center for Entertainment, Media & Culture
What kinds of stories do we want to tell? Technology has lowered the costs of production and distribution, but what will we do with this unprecedented opportunity?
At the EMC, we’re creating entertainment for the (un)common good. The Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture is asking why we watch what we watch, figuring out where things are headed, forging a brighter future. Join us at Pepperdine's EMC for a screening or a networking event.