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We host a variety of social and educational events for our members: mixers, career advisement workshops, educational panels, pre-release film screenings. TEN also works with entertainment alumni groups from other top schools to expand the network of our members beyond the Trojan family. So join TEN today to secure an invitation to our next event!

 

Endless Trojan Summer 6 – August 2017

TEN continued its annual summer tradition of holding a casual mixer on a Saturday afternoon with a daytime event at Liaison Restaurant + Lounge in Hollywood. A great time was had by all Trojans who attended!
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Entertainment Diversity Panel – June 2017

TEN, SCA Network, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts partnered to bring Trojans a frank and clear discussion about diversity in the entertainment industry. Award-winning Film & TV producer, best selling author, and internationally known motivational speaker DeVon Franklin moderated the panel, which included Moira Griffin (Executive Director of Fox Inclusion), Natalie Moran (CAA), Matt Nocita (Entertainment Finance and Analysis) and Adam Pliska (President & CEO of World Poker Tour).
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Film Independent Hosts TEN – April 2017

Film Independent, the non-profit organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the LA FIlm Festival, held a private event for TEN members. It was an evening of drinks and networking between two great LA entertainment organizations and a way for Trojans to learn about an organization that provides connections, exposure and resources for indie filmmakers.

Day of SCervice – March 2017

TEN members joined thousands of Trojans across the globe during USCAA’s Day of Service volunteer event. TEN partnered with the The Motion Picture & Television Fund, which offers elder care to the retired entertainment industry professionals who need it. A group of Trojans spent the day at the MPTF’s Wasserman Campus. They provided activities and companionship to residents who devoted their lives to the business we love, all culminating in a catered lunch provided by TEN.
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Pre-Sundance Mixer – January 2017

TEN hosted a mixer in Los Angeles for all TEN members heading to Sundance. Those who attended meet and exchanged contact information with other TEN members before the whirlwind that is Park City. The event included numerous USC filmmakers headed to Sundance with their projects.
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Breakfast with Joe Lewis of Amazon Studios – December 2016

USC alum Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama Development at Amazon Studios, held a discussion with Tony Etz, agent at CAA, about the past, present and future of Amazon’s growth in the digital TV space.
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Return of the Rams: A Closer Look – December 2016

The NFL returning to LA is making a huge impact on the southland media landscape. TEN brought together Kevin Demoff (Rams EVP and COO), Jake Bye (Rams VP), Steve Lopes (USC Athletics) and Bill Plaschke (LA Times & ESPN) to discuss what the Rams mean for LA sports media.
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TEN’s Inaugural NYC Mixer – November 2016

Partnering with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, TEN hosted its first event in New York City. After a special screening of alumni works at the Tribeca Film Center, TEN hosted an after party for all entertainment Trojans working in NYC. We were very excited to bring the power of TEN to alumni on the east coast.
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TEN Takes Over LA Mixers – November 2016

TEN members are spread out all across the sprawl of LA. To make it easy for them to connect, TEN hosted multiple mixers across town on the same day. Some members met for coffee in Beverly Hills in the morning, while others enjoyed happy hour in both Burbank and Santa Monica.
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Inside The Business: Surviving Freelancing – October 2016

The Entertainment Industry is full of opportunities for creative and business minded professionals, but most of these opportunities involve working project to project as a freelancer. TEN put together a panel that gave members important information on how to navigate the world of working independently and thrive.
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Endless Trojan Summer V – August 2016

In 2016, TEN held its annual summer mixer at The Roof on Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Attendees enjoyed great views of the LA skyline along with quality conversation and networking with fellow TEN members.
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VidCon Kickoff – June 2016

TEN worked with USCNext to host a panel on digital media for USC alumni attending VidCon. Trojans learned about the exciting future of digital media and made connections before attending the convention the next day.
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Licensed to Play: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Licensing Music – June 2016

USC Thornton School of Music’s Music Industry Program and TEN partnered to give music industry alumni a chance to learn how to license out their content and all the latest on the ever-changing music biz. A mixer was hosted after the panel.
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TEN Showcase – June 2016

TEN partnered with Indie Night Film Festival to provide USC alumni an exclusive opportunity to showcase a sampling of their latest short films at the world famous Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
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Beverly Hills Power Breakfast – May 2016

TEN hosted an early morning mixer at a coffee house in Beverly Hills for members who live and work in the area. Members from CAA, Gersh, Paradigm, Sony, 20th Century Fox and more were in attendance.
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Inside the Business: The Future of Alternative & Nonfiction Entertainment – May 2016

Top Reality/Non-Fiction producers and executives spoke to TEN members about one of the fastest growing TV genres. They touched on live events, award shows, follow docs, unscripted and reality TV programming. Attendees learned how to succeed in a career in alternative entertainment and what the future of the genre holds.
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Inside the Business: TV Showrunner 101 – April 2016

Experienced TV showrunners Matt Nix (Burn Notice, The Good Guys, The Comedians, Complications) and Meredith Averill (The Good Wife, Jane the Virgin, Star Crossed) discussed all the ins and outs of running a successful TV show. They discussed how to climb the ladder from writers assistant to staff writer to showrunner and how you maintain a creative vision while juggling hungry actors, network notes, ratings, location scouting and tech check meetings.
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Inside the Business: Career Mentor Series – March 2016

TEN hosted its 3rd annual night of career focused networking between Trojans. In addition to the mixer, attendees got the change to book a session with one of 14 senior executive alumni mentors for 1:1 career counseling and advice. This year, mentors were from companies such as Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Legendary Pictures and Kobalt Music Publishing.
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Westside Happy Hour – March 2016

TEN hosted a happy hour at a wine bar in Santa Monica for members who live and work on the Westside. Members from Lionsgate, Sony, Miramax, 20th Century Fox, Apple and more were in attendance.
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Day of SCervice – March 2016

TEN members joined thousands of Trojans across the globe during USCAA’s Day of Service volunteer event. Partnering with the School of Cinematic Arts and a great nonprofit called Young Storytellers, TEN members gave grade school students an all-access tour of the Zemeckis Center and School of Cinematic Arts. The tour included an IMAX presentation, motion capture lab demo, a visit to the foley lab to play with some sound effects and much more!
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Pre-Sundance Mixer in LA – January 2016

TEN hosted a mixer in Los Angeles for all TEN members heading to Sundance. Those who attended meet and exchanged contact information with other TEN members before the whirlwind that is Park City. The event included numerous USC filmmakers headed to Sundance with their projects.
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Inside the Business: Creating VR Content – November 2015

TEN members heard from VR industry leaders at Jaunt VR, 20th Century Fox and Local Hero Post discuss the creative applications for the latest VR technology and how filmmakers are using it to tell new stories. After the panel, attendees demoed the latest VR headsets and post-production tech.
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Burbank Happy Hour – October 2015

TEN hosted an event in Burbank for members who live and work in the Valley. Members from Disney, CBS, DreamWorks, NBCU, Warner Bros. and ABC were in attendance.
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USC vs NYU Movie/TV Trivia Night II – October 2015

NYU Tisch alumni challenged TEN members to rematch in movie/TV trivia. It was another close one, but USC won again!
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The Walk Screening and Q&A – September 2015

TEN members were treated to a free screening of the hit movie The Walk. The screening was followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers including TEN member Christopher Browne, who wrote the film with Robert Zemeckis.
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Breakfast with Larry Vincent of UTA Brand Studio – September 2015

USC alum Larry Vincent, Co-Founder and Chief Branding Officer at the UTA Brand Studio, spoke to TEN members about the ever evolving interaction between brands and content.
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TEN Football Tailegate – September 2015

TEN partnered with USC Gould to offer members exclusive access to the private FOX SPORTS tailgate at the Coliseum’s Peristyle. TEN members enjoyed an open bar, free lunch and the chance to meet each other and members of the USC Gould alumni community.
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Endless Trojan Summer – August 2015

TEN’s summer mixer is an annual tradition. In 2015 it was held poolside at the Rancho Chiquita Estate in the mountains of Malibu. Attendees enjoyed the best of views and the best of conversations with fellow TEN members.
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Inside the Business: Diversity in Casting – June 2015

USC Annenberg professor Stacy Smith led a discussion with John Villacorta (VP of Casting at ABC and USC alum) and Twinkie Byrd (Casting Director of Fruitvale Station, Being Mary Jane, Notorious, and Stomp the Yard) around the demand for multicultural content and the changing landscape of film and TV casting.
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Hollywood Now – May 2015

In our fourth annual mixer, TEN brought together top entertainment alumni from USC, UCLA, AFI, NYU and Emerson. It was a great night of networking and drinks amongst professionals from the top film schools in the country.
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Inside the Business: Future of Gaming Now – April 2015

TEN members working in video games heard from Bo Andersson, CEO of the independent Starbreeze Studios, creators of the Payday 2 and the upcoming Overkill’s The Walking Dead. They learned how a game studio functions and what it takes to make it in this business from a man who had the guts to go his own way.

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Inside the Business: Career Mentor Series – March 2015

TEN hosted a night of career focused networking between Trojans. Attendees also got the change to book a session with one of 13 senior executive alumni mentors from companies such as 20th Century Fox, Disney, Netflix and RCA Records to get 1:1 career counseling and advice.
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Inside the Business: Micro-Budget Filmmaking – January 2015

Independent producer Alex Levine broke down everything involved in making a micro-budget film: how to fund the project, how to package it, how to find sales and distribution and ways to stand out in an overly crowded independent film marketplace.
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The Gambler Advance Screening – December 2014

Exclusive advance screening of The Gambler for members of TEN and the SCA Network.
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Cinema Soiree Mixer – November 2014

TEN partnered with Emerson alumni to bring together USC, Emerson, UCLA, Yale, Syracuse and Florida State entertainment alumni all under one roof.
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Inside the Business: Building Your Film Business Plan – September 2014

Filmmaker and USC alum Justin Talt shared how a strong business plan is vital to getting your film released and how to write the key components of that plan.
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Endless Trojan Summer – August 2014

TEN’s annual summer mixer was held at Duke’s Malibu. Good weather, good food, good drinks and great networking.
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Hollywood Now – May 2014

At our third annual mixer, TEN members met Hollywood executives and filmmakers from other top entertainment programs: AFI, Emerson, Stanford, Harvard and Syracuse.
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Inside the Business: Assembling Your Hollywood Team w/David Wienir – April 2014

UTA Business Affairs Executive David Wienir gave TEN members a crash course on how to best assemble and work with a team of talent managers, agents and lawyers.
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TEN Oscar Trivia Night – February 2014

In celebration of the 2014 Oscars, TEN hosted a Oscar themed trivia event days before the 86th Academy Awards.
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The Wolf of Wall Street Advance Screening & Mixer – December 2013

Exclusive advance screening of The Wolf of Wall Street for members of TEN and the SCA Network. Networking mixer followed.
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Breakfast with Ted Sarandos of Netflix – December 2013

The Chief Content Officer at Netflix spoke to TEN members over breakfast about the future of digital content and distribution.
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USC vs NYU Movie Trivia Night – September 2013

NYU Tisch alumni challenged TEN members to a night movie trivia. It was a close one, but USC won!
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Endless Trojan Summer – July 2013

TEN’s annual summer mixer at a private beach house in Playa Del Rey. Sun, surf and networking.
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Hollywood Now – May 2013

TEN members met Hollywood executives and filmmakers from other top entertainment programs: Berkeley, Emerson, Harvard and AFI.
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Inside the Business: An Evening with Danny Sussman – May 2013

A-list talent manager Danny Sussman spoke to TEN members about how to get representation and navigate through the management world.
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Entertainment Reconnect – April 2013

USC Marshall and TEN teamed up to host an event that built connections between USC alumni working on the creative and business sides of Hollywood.
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Inside the Business: Career Workshop – March 2013

USC Alumni Association and TEN hosted a night of Hollywood networking at Supperclub. TEN members sat down with Hollywood executives from companies such as Disney, Paramount and CAA and received one-on-one advice on accelerating their career.
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Hollywoodland Social – November 2012

At a speakeasy bar, TEN members mixed with fellow entertainment executives and creative talent from the media programs at NYU, Occidental and Berkeley.
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Looper Advance Screening – September 2012

USC School of Cinematic Arts invited TEN members to an advanced screening of the sci-fi film Looper followed by a Q&A by writer/director and USC alum, Rian Johnson.
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Endless Trojan Summer – July 2012

TEN’s annual summer mixer at a private beach house in Playa Del Rey. Sun, surf and networking.
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Entertainment Reconnect – May 2012

TEN and USC Marshall gave members a chance to not only reconnect with old classmates, but to make new contacts within the Trojan entertainment community.
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Hollywood Now – February 2012

TEN members met fellow Trojan executives and filmmakers as well as entertainment alumni from Berkeley, Emerson & Harvard.
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