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Eat Drink Americano

923 E. 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Advance registration is required.

What are you doing in your career and who do you aspire to be? If you are an actor, writer, producer, director, then you can’t miss this event! If you want to advance your career as an agent, manager, or industry executive, sign up!

Make incredible insider connections at our 10th Annual
CAAN Connect: Los Angeles, a night of fast-paced, industry networking. This exclusive event offers Columbia College Chicago alumni one-on-one time with impossible-to-meet entertainment industry professionals.

These professionals are actively looking for TV pilots, movies, writers, marketers, female directors, producers, actors, aspiring talent managers, and more! They want to meet you! Read the specifics here.

Who could you meet? Film professionals, talent managers, creative executives, company presidents, and more will join us. Meetings will be scheduled to best suit what you’re looking for.

This is your opportunity to move your career forward—pitch your project, pitch yourself, and learn from the best.

Featured Industry Professionals:

Orion Barnes ’97, Talent Manager

James Cole, Talent Manager, Primary Wave Ent./Twisted Pictures

Brian Dukes 01, Director of Development, Screen Gems

Kate Gragg, Development Coordinator, Gaumont (Narcos)

Crystal Holt MFA ‘10, Manager, Production and Development, MarVista

Michael David Lynch ‘05, Director (Dependent's Day, Victor Walk)

Damien McKay, Casting Executive, Universal Pictures

Amberlee Mucha 07, Director of Talent and Development, Indigo Films

Ahmed Musiol 10, Co-Founder|President, Wayfarer

Kyle Otto ’14, Creative Executive, Crystal Sky Pictures

Beth Rehn, Director – Integrated Marketing, Universal Pictures

Gina Reyes ’05, Director of Content Development, Univision

Bryan Smiley ‘09, Co-President at No Label

Elizabeth Uhl, Vice President and CFO, Inphenate

*More industry professionals will be added. All are subject to change.

CAAN Connect: Los Angeles
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6­­–10 p.m.

Eat Drink Americano
923 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Alumni Host Committee:

Brad Bergling

Shani Black, National Alumni Board Member

Karen Lee Cohen 68, National Alumni Board Member

Jennifier Oliver O’Connell 87, National Alumni Board Secretary and Southwest Regional Representative

Justin Saucedo 10

Benjamin Smith 09

Dress Code: Business attire is required.

$30 registration includes one-on-one networking meetings with industry professionals, beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Please Note: If you wish to register a guest, that guest must be paid for AND meet with each panelist WITH YOU. This event is strictly for Columbia College Chicago alumni.

Parking: Street and pay lots nearby

Public Transportation: The venue is near the Little Tokyo/Arts District station on the Gold Line

Participation in this event requires two easy steps!

1st: Click on the REGISTRATION tab above and RSVP

2nd: Attend a REQUIRED "pitch practice" meeting using Doodle. When you register, you will receive a link to Doodle, an online scheduling tool. Select your preferred time – don’t forget to click ‘save’.

Register today!

All registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Los Angeles, CA 90012

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