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Dive Bar Mixer

YES, NUEA is bringing back the popular Dive Bar Mixer night!
This time we're heading over to Santa Monica to one of my favorite Dive Bars, The Joker Bar.  You might run into Keifer Sutherland getting hammered (my best friend has) or maybe Peter Dante (google him) might buy all your drinks that night (happened to me).  It's a legendary dive bar with plenty of parking and great tunes on the Juke box.  I look forward to seeing you all there.

Wednesday October, 5th, 2011 at 7:00 until you feel like going home.

Joker Bar
2827 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
RSVP to [email protected] with DIVE BAR in the subject line.


The annual NUEA panel event for people looking to make their mark on this town or switch directions and want to see how others have done it before them.  The panelists are alumni representing various aspects of the entertainment industry, covering their road from NU to Hollywood along with any interesting insights, anecdotes, and words of advice for fellow alums pursuing entertainment careers.  It's rare to get this many people in one room at the same time with such vast experiences and points-of-view so be sure to come on out!  The panel will be followed by a Q&A to ask any specific, direct questions.
This year’s panelists include:

  • Meghan Markle (actress, USA Network’s “SUITS” and HORRIBLE BOSSES)
  • Louie Provost  (Disney Studio Executive, upcoming MUPPETS)
  • Jodi Hildebrand (VP for Will Gluck’s Olive Bridge – FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, EASY A)
  • Richie Keen (director/writer/actor, Comedy Central’s “IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMITRI MARTIN,” CBS’s “HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN”)
  • Mike Gagerman (feature/tv writer, Sony’s ROAD TO NARDO, CBS’s “Shh…Don’t Tell Steve”)
  • Alex Douglas (actor/writer, USA Network’s “ROYAL PAINS”)
  • April Wright (Sundance Programmer and independent writer/director/producer)
And moderated by Josh Goldenberg (lit manager at Kaplan/Perrone, former VP of Red Wagon – upcoming GREAT GATSBY, WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD)
When:  Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Where:  WGA, 7000 West 3rd Street (and Fairfax)
Parking: Free parking in the building – enter off Fairfax
Time:  Doors open at 7:30 - panel will go until about 10 pm
To attend, please RSVP to NUEA West members are FREE
Guests $10.


Fast Talk Screening


Sunday November 6, 2011

3:00 PM
Q&A with filmmaker (and NU professor) Deb Tolchinsky to follow

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building
USC School of Cinematic Arts
900 W. 34th Street

Los Angeles 90007

Check out FAST TALK, NU professor Debra Tolchinsky's documentary following the Northwestern debate team as it tries for a second consecutive championship. The film also examines why debaters now talk so fast and how their arguments are unintelligible and inconsequential to a non-debate audience. Clearly there are benefits to fast-talking--more arguments presented in a shorter amount of time. But is there a dark side? Has debate slowly morphed from an academic activity meant to train young minds to an activity meant to train winners regardless of whether or not they know how to communicate and/or form nuanced arguments?

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Calendar of Events

OCT 5 , 2011
Dive Bar Mixer

OCT 12 , 2011
Surviving LA Panel

NOV 3, 2011
Short Film Night

NOV 6, 2011
Fast Talk Screening


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