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Eat Drink Americano

923 E. 3rd St.

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Pre-registration is required. Registration will close 7/13/18.

Please note that the one-on-one meetings are pre-scheduled, so the sooner you register, the higher the chances you have of getting your preferred meetings!

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 *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.

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.

2018 Industry Professionals

Danny Alexander, TV Literary Agent, APA

John Baldivia ’05, Entertainment Attorney, Pierce Law Group, LLC

Orion Barnes ’97, Talent Manager, Rogers Orion Talent Management

Anastasia Basche MFA ’15, Production Coordinator, Awesomeness TV

Shani Black, Television Producer (A&E, Netflix, CBS) and CAAN Board Member

Alan Daniels ’73, Senior Marketing Advisor, National Lampoon, Inc.

Kate Grady ’06, Vice President of Production, Adaptive Studios

Ashley Hasz ’02, Manager Film Marketing, Amazon Studios

Kyle Heller ’08, Founder & Producer, Varient Pictures

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

Damien McKay, Casting Director, Universal Pictures

Marcos "Kos" Palacios ’06, Music Producer/Artist/Personality/Entrepreneur

Gina Reyes ’05, Vice President of Scripted Development for Television and Film, Mitú

Elizabeth Uhl, Vice President, Inphenate, Talent & Literary Management

Derek Van Pelt ’06, Partner, Mainstay Entertainment

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

Read this document to learn what each industry professional is looking for.

Host Committee
Karen Lee Cohen '68, CAAN Board Member
Dyeisha Draw '17
Dana Fares '14
Edward Jaros '13
Ebony Moseley
Jennifer Oliver O'Connell '87, CAAN Board Member
Sebastian Steinberger

CAAN Connect: Los Angeles
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6­­–10 p.m.

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

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

*CAAN= Columbia Alumni Association & Network

All registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration fees help underwrite the cost of this event produced by Development and Alumni Relations. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and will directly help empower future industry leaders in the creative fields and disciplines.

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Los Angeles, CA 90012

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