The Hollywood Networking Breakfast (HNB) was founded on the Paramount Studios Lot in 1993 by Sandra Lord, as a means to providing opportunities for industry professionals and emerging talent. Paramount Studios served as the event's home base for almost 12 years. Some of the most respected individuals, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, have offered patrons insight and advice. Backstage named the HNB "The Best Networking Event in L.A." in its "Best of LA" issue, a title that has continued to hold true. For the last 19 years the event has hosted Academy, Golden Globe, Peabody and Emmy Award winners and nominees, as well as top Hollywood Studio Heads and Production Company Presidents. HNB benefits Changing Images in America (www.ChangingImagesInAmerica.org) and is proud to announce their next speaker will be Chris Bruss and others from Will Ferrell's company, "FUNNY OR DIE" speaking on their branded entertainment, television and film production divisions.
WHERE: Raleigh Studios, Chaplin Theater, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038
WHEN: March 28, 2013 (The last Thursday of every month)
TIME: 8AM - 10:30AM
TICKETS: Call (323) 465-9800 or visit http://HollywoodNetworkingBreakfast.com
The esteemed list of past guests includes, Ron Meyer, Nancy Utley, Mark Sourian & Christine Birch, John Singleton, Debra Martin Chase, Bill Abbott, Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, Mark Johnson, Anthony Zuiker, David E. Kelley, Paula Wagner, Laura Ziskin, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Henry Winkler, John Lee Hancock, Stan Lee, Wes Craven, Richard Gladstein, George Tillman & Bob Teitel, David Nevins, Tom Ortenberg, J.C. Spink, Eric McLeod, Lynda Obst, Mike Medavoy, Ron Schwary, Ashok Amritraj, Greg Berlanti, Kevin Hooks, Marty Katz, James Burrows, Peter Block, Jeremy Zimmer, Simon Kinberg, Reuben Cannon, John Sacret Young, Mario Van Peebles, among many others.
The next guest speaker will be CHRIS BRUSS and "others" from FUNNY OR DIE, Will Ferrell's company. The team will speak on March 28, 2013, continuing a banner year of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Hollywood Networking Breakfast.
The breakfast benefits Changing Images in America -- a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting diversity in American culture, with a focus on the entertainment industry. The programs attract a diverse group of entertainment industry professionals.
The event usually attracts a diverse group of writers, producers, actors, directors, financiers, attorneys, talent reps, crew and others at various levels of experience and achievement. Having been established for 19+ years, the breakfast has proven to be a valuable resource for professional and aspiring talent, as well as guest speakers. The event has facilitated many collaborations and networking opportunities. A very popular feature for attendees and speakers alike has been the facilitation of a one-time mentorship, wherein speakers take a general meeting, "do lunch" or agree to be shadowed for part of their day by a promising "lucky attendee." This opportunity is all in keeping with Ms. Lord's goal to continue facilitating opportunities of access for attendees - especially those who are prepared and need a "leg up."