The award-winning Hollywood Networking Breakfast® (aka: The Hollywood Breakfast®), is a fun, very popular monthly event, which has proven to be an exceptional and crucial networking vehicle for entertainment industry professionals and aspirants. The event attracts multicultural creative and production talent from the film, television and music industries.
The first studio monthly networking event of its kind, the Breakfast has proudly served as the blueprint for all other subsequent similar industry events. We are proud to announce that the Hollywood Networking Breakfast®has been named The Best Networking Event in L.A. by Backstage West, in its “Best in L.A.” issue.
The Breakfast has provided attendees with access to some of Hollywood's most powerful players, featuring Academy®, Golden Globe and Emmy® award winners and nominees. A valuable resource for attendees, the event has facilitated many collaborations and networking opportunities.
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The breakfast averages between 80-100/250 people every month, depending on the speaker, and usually attracts a diverse group of writers, producers, directors, development/production execs, talent representatives, casting directors, entertainment attorneys, financiers, actors and others at various levels of experience and achievement.
This innovative program is the brainchild of strategist and Changing Images In America founder, Sandra Lord, who created the event in 1993 on the Paramount Studios lot. Ms. Lord initially introduced and produced the event under the auspices of Women in Film, but now produces the event in Los Angeles to benefit Changing Images in America (Chia).
For over 17 years, the Hollywood Networking Breakfast has featured an impressive list of top Hollywood players and professionals. Past speakers include Academy Award®, Emmy Award®, Golden Globe, Directors Guild and Peabody Award winning and nominated producers, directors, writers, and others. Our esteemed list includes, Ron Meyer, Paula Wagner, Nancy Utley, Mark Sourian & Christine Birch, John Singleton, Laura Ziskin, Tom Ortenberg, Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, Stan Lee, Reuben Cannon, Greg Berlanti, David Nevins, Anthony Zuiker, David E. Kelley, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Wes Craven, Lynda Obst, Dayna Kalins Bochco, Marty Katz, Mike Medavoy, Ron Schwary, Ashok Amritraj, Kevin Hooks, James Burrows, Phil Rosenthal, Peter Block, Jeremy Zimmer, Simon Kinberg, Henry Winkler, George Tillman & Bob Teitel, Paris Barclay, Moctezuma Esparza, Mario Van Peebles, among many others. This is a FUN, inspiring event. Guest speakers have such a great time, that some have spoken more than once!
The Hollywood Networking Breakfast®; remains one of the most popular events in town and continues to grow every year. As a special treat, everyone gets 15 seconds to introduce themselves to the room. This is a popular, but optional feature. Be prepared. Networking concludes the morning’s activities, so be sure to bring business cards and a notepad.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER:The Hollywood Networking Breakfast® in Los Angeles is held on the last (not the 4th) Thursday of every month, EXCEPT for the months of November and December, which, if held, is usually before the holidays.
WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY RECORDING DEVICES OF ANY TYPE AT THIS EVENT
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CHANGING IMAGES IN AMERICA
The award-winning Hollywood Networking Breakfast is produced in L.A. for CHANGING IMAGES IN AMERICA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in American culture, with a focus on the entertainment industry. Our programs serve a multicultural constituency.