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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.