Harvey Weinstein Headlines Thirty-Eighth Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium
LOS ANGELES, Dec.17, 2013
Legendary Academy Award® Winning Film Producer and Studio Executive to Deliver
LOS ANGELES, Dec.17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thirty-Eighth UCLA
Entertainment Symposium will welcome several hundred leading entertainment
industry executives who will explore and study the latest trends and issues
affecting the industry on March 7-8, 2014, at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, Macgowan
A highlight of this year's symposium will be a dialogue with Academy Award®
winning producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax
Films and The Weinstein Company (TWC). During his and his brother Bob's
tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 321 Oscar nominations and won 78
Academy Awards. TWC's releases this year include FRUITVALE STATION, LEE
DANIELS' THE BUTLER, PHILOMENA, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM and AUGUST:
Mr. Weinstein will be interviewed by Ken Ziffren, well known media and
entertainment attorney and UCLA School of Law adjunct professor, in front of
an audience of industry executives, producers, agents, managers, attorneys and
students at UCLA. This one-on-one dialogue allows Mr. Weinstein to present his
views on the industry and the future of entertainment.
Commented TWC Co-Chairman Weinstein: "It's an honor and privilege to have
UCLA's Entertainment Symposium welcome me as their Keynote Speaker. I look
forward to gathering with some of the greatest minds in the industry at this
event – this is a constantly evolving business, and we will always have things
to learn from one another."
Previous Keynote Speakers include the most powerful and innovative leaders in
the entertainment industry, including: Morgan Freeman,
Actor/Director/Producer; Clint Eastwood, Actor/Director/Producer; Matt
Groening, creator of The Simpsons; Les Moonves, CEO of CBS; Barry Meyer, CEO
Warner Bros.; Harry Sloan, Chairman and CEO of MGM Studios; David Linde,
Co-Chairman of Universal Pictures; Mark Cuban, Owner of Dallas Mavericks,
Landmark Theatres, Magnolia Pictures; and Tom Rothman, CEO of Fox Films.
"The UCLA Entertainment Symposium has become an annual flagship event for the
entertainment and legal industries, bringing together executives, attorneys
and students for an informed discussion of critical issues impacting the
business," said David Ginsburg, Executive Director of UCLA Law's
Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law Program.
During the two-day Symposium, panels are filled with speakers from every facet
of entertainment: top studio, network and cable executives, development and
production heads, creative entrepreneurs, innovators, game changers and top
legal minds. Cost for the event is $350 for a single ticket purchased
February 21 or before and $395 for a single ticket purchased after that. The
Symposium is hosted by UCLA School of Law and proceeds help support the law
school's Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law Program. For more
information, please visit www.law.ucla.edu.
About The UCLA Entertainment Symposium
Over the last 38 years, the Symposium has become the premiere networking event
in the world for the entertainment and legal industries, linking hundreds of
industry executives, agents, managers, producers, entertainment attorneys and
About UCLA School of Law
Founded in 1949, UCLA School of Law is the youngest major law school in the
nation and has established a tradition of innovation in its approach to
teaching, research and scholarship. With approximately 100 faculty and 970
students, the school pioneered clinical teaching, is a leader in
interdisciplinary research and training, and is at the forefront of efforts to
link research to meaningful change in society and the legal profession. For
more information, please visit www.law.ucla.edu.
SOURCE UCLA School of Law
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