Track Nine

By: Emalia Hinden The last day! Today we went to ABC and learned about The Bachelor, which was interesting and terrifying (there are kiosks in the mall that can “see” your gender) and then I went to meet Justin by myself. It was so wonderful to talk to him and to learn about his life—he’s…

Track Eight

By: Emalia Hinden Today we went to ICM partners and met with Bryan Diperstein. I am meeting one of my family friends on Friday, Justin Lader, and he is represented by two agents at ICM. He told me to say “hello” to them if I could, but I did not see them. Bryan apparently is…

Just Another L.A. Devotee

By: Brittany McGowan As I write this sitting in an office with the outside feeling like -6 degrees, I think back to the beautiful 70-degree weather that we left on Saturday. Visiting Los Angeles for the first time with a mix of learning and networking (and a hint of touring) was an experience I’m never…

Real Time

By: Mackenzie Carroll On Thursday, we met up with Bryan Diperstein of ICM. Bryan is intelligent, confident, and encouraging. It was interesting to hear about his busy work schedule as an agent and the process of selling a script to a studio. This trip has given me a behind-the-scenes look at the business and corporate…

Closing Time

By: Antreise Lacey As we boarded the plane leaving Los Angeles to head back to New York City I knew we were leaving behind something special. As a group, we all had our individual takeaways from this trip, varying based off of our individual experiences, and our individuals life goals. This trip for me however,…

Decisions, decisions!

By: Sara Whitman That’s a wrap folks! Seven days of networking and two days of sightseeing have come and gone like a glimpse of a shooting star. Soon we will head to classes and get back to normal life, but I think we will all have an underlying twinkle within us, knowing how lucky we…

Final Take

By: Cassie Passantino That’s a wrap everyone! Hofstra in L.A. 2019 is going to be quite a hit in the box office! I had zero intention of moving to L.A. when I was leaving New York 10 days ago. I just wanted to explore the industry and meet people with careers I had never even…

Commit(tany) to the Bit(tany)

By: Brittany McGowan It’s day seven of networking. Let’s get into it. We kicked off the day at ICM Partners where we met with agent and Hofstra alum Bryan Diperstein. We’ve met with quite a few alumni who are in the business of representation within entertainment, and each do something very different. Bryan works specifically…

L.A. Day 7: Steer Your Plane

By: Sara Whitman I stayed on Earth today, but that does not mean day five of networking was any less than incredible. The first meeting was with the senior vice president of the Gaumont Film Company, a French-established film studio, and her colleagues. Besides just telling us how they got to where they are and…

Track Six

By: Emalia Hinden Today was a “news day:” we went to the CBS lot and toured the Seinfeld set, watched Max Greenfield be directed by Phill Lewis on a sitcom set (that was a surreal collage of childhood icons in one room), and played on the set of Entertainment Tonight. After CBS we went to…