SIE Writers Panel + Mixer

"Creating for TV & Beyond"

Panelists: AMY ANIOBI (Insecure),  ALEX GREGORY (Veep), SPENCER PORTER (Family Guy), KIRA SNYDER (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Moderated by JIMMY MOSQUEDA (Schooled).


How do you break in, stay in, and flourish in Hollywood as a writer? What does it really mean to be a writer/creator in today’s entertainment landscape?

Come join Stanford in Entertainment for this special panel featuring alums working in TV and beyond to hear how they tap into that #NerdNation spirit to bring their vision to life. If you’re interested in working as a writer/creator in entertainment this event cannot be missed! The panel will be immediately followed by a wine-and-cheese reception on the patio - come mingle with your fellow Stanford alums!

$5 for current SIE members, $20 for Stanford alumni and guests.

Tickets are limited due to seating. Reserve your spot now!

Thursday, April 4th

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

5066 1/2 W. Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90019

For more information, contact Jimmy Mosqueda ('06) at

“What Still Remains” Film Screening + Reception

Learn about feature film scoring and more!

Writer / Director Josh Mendoza (‘06) and composer Jonathan Beard "(‘03) will join SIE for this screening, along with one of the film’s stars, actress Mimi Rogers.


Join us for this special reception and screening of “What Still Remains” at Paradigm in Beverly Hills, followed by an informal Q&A. Among other topics, Josh and Jonathan will frankly discuss one of the "under-taught" elements of filmmaking - approaches to score and the nuances of the director/composer relationship - as well as the challenges and ingenuity required in getting independent films produced. This is a can’t miss event that is sure to be of value to any independent filmmaker and people interested in film.

  • 6:00 - 6:30pm :: Pre-Show Reception

  • 6:30 - 8:00pm :: Screening

  • 8:00 - 8:30pm :: Q&A Session

This event is FREE for current SIE members plus one guest! $20 for non-members.

Street parking, self-parking, and valet available.

Monday, March 11th

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Paradigm Talent Agency

8942 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

For more information, contact Jonathan Beard ('03) at

Media + Entertainment Panel

Panelists include AMY ANIOBI (writer/producer), WINNIE KEMP (Super Deluxe), CRAIG PARKS (Jukin Media), HANS SCHIFF (CAA), BRIAN C. JANES (, and ANTHONY VALENCIA (Pasadena Angels). 

Moderated by PHOENIX GONZALEZ (dotstudioPRO)


Stanford in Entertainment, in collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business and NATPE, is pleased to invite you to a panel with distinguished alumni and other prominent executives in the entertainment industry discussing new direct-to-consumer (DTC) models in the streaming space. 

  • 6:30 - 7:30pm :: Reception

  • 7:30 - 8:30pm :: Panel + Q&A

  • 8:30 - 9:30pm :: Networking and mingling

This workshop is $15 for current SIE members and guests.

Food and drinks will be provided before and after the panel discussion.

Tuesday, February 26th

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Rams Premiere Stadium (Playa Vista)

12035 East Waterfront Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094

For more information, contact Billy Hanson ('01) at

Winning Script Table Read + Wine & Cheese Mixer

”ALL WRITE NOW” Script Competition Winning Script Table Read

Directed by SEBASTIAN DAVIS (‘02)


Please join Stanford in Entertainment for the for a staged table read of the winning feature script from SIE’s 2018 “All Write Now!” competition, THE TWIST a comedy written by Julia Meltzer. This reading features a cast of Stanford actors and will be directed by Sebastian Davis, ’02.  After the reading, stick around for a wine and cheese happy hour on the beautiful patio of the Santa Monica Playhouse.

THE TWIST by Julia Meltzer
In this female-driven R-rated ensemble comedy, a production of a Bachelor-Style reality dating show gets shipwrecked on a desert island, and the show's designated bitch must overcome her disdain for the rest of the cast and crew to get them all back to civilization.

This event is FREE for current SIE members!

Parking structure across the street and easy street parking available.

Saturday, February 9th

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage

1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

For more information, contact Aaron Ockman ('99) at

New Year Mixer at the Nickel Mine

Ready to kick off the new year in style? We certainly are! For Stanford in Entertainment’s next mixer we are headed to the Nickel Mine, one of the best sports and whiskey bars in LA! Come early and get in a happy hour drink or two before 8PM as you mingle with Stanford alums working in the biz.


This event is FREE for current SIE members and their guests!

Thursday, January 24th

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Nickel Mine

11363 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

For more information, contact Billy Hanson ('01) at

SIE Holiday Party with Yale in Hollywood

‘Tis the season!

The annual Stanford in Entertainment Holiday Party is always our biggest bash of the year. Come celebrate another great year with the best and brightest Stanford alums working in the biz. Once again, we’ve teamed with Yale in Hollywood, so there will be plenty of new friends and alumni to mix and mingle with. DON’T MISS THE PARTY! Delicious bites will be served. Cash bar only.

Street parking is available, but Uber/Lyft/Bird/public transit strongly encouraged!


FREE for dues-current SIE members + 1 guest

$20 for non-members ($25 at the door)

Monday, December 3

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Darkroom

7302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90046

For more information, contact Billy Hanson ('01) at

SIE Acting Workshop

Finding Your Essence: Generating Authentic Material as a Creator/Performer

With Stanford In Entertainment Board Member Bronwyn Reed & partner Michael Sutherland


For performers interested in creating awareness about their unique qualities to center their work and/or generating material that revolves around that essence, Actor/Writer/Producer Bronwyn Reed (‘12) and her partner, Actor/Writer/Director Michael Sutherland, will coach you through various exercises in finding your essence, and discuss their process in writing their semi-autobiographical forthcoming feature TRAMP, currently shortlisted for the Sundance Screenplay Labs 2019.

This workshop is FREE for current SIE members! $15 for guests.

Sunday, November 11

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Lineage Performing Arts Center

500 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

For more information, contact Bronwyn Reed ('12) at

ALL WRITE NOW! Screenplay Competition

It's baaaaack!

The rebooted ALL WRITE NOW! screenplay competition is back for a second season. For 2018, we are switching things up and doing a FEATURE competition. After a thorough evaluation period during which you, the entrants, and impartial industry professionals will judge the scripts, we will narrow the entries to a field of five finalists.


Finalists will be announced later in the fall. They will then enter a second evaluation period scored by professional readers. At the Judges discretion there may be additional awards granted. The winning script will be announced later in the fall. The winning script will then be submitted to various industry professionals as well as presented at a table reading brought to you by Stanford actors. Best of luck, writers!

This event is limited to members of Stanford in Entertainment.

$20 submission fee, limit one script per member.

Submission Deadline: September 16th, 2018

Additional rules and regulations can be found HERE.

Questions? Contact Aaron Ockman ('99) at

SIE Outdoor Screening of “Back to the Future”

$12.60 (with discount code) plus ticketing fee.


Join SIE for the “Eat See Hear” outdoor movie screening of “Back to the Future” at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park! Come mingle with your Stanford pals as we enjoy a screening of this ‘80s classic. In addition, this event will feature live music, food trucks, and a bar. The event is open seating. We will try to save some space on the lawn for all, but please come early to ensure you get a spot with us. We will have limited picnic blankets, so please bring your own blankets / pillows / low beach chairs.

Please RSVP for this event via the Stanford Alumni website. Once you have RSVP’d, you will receive a promo code for a 10% discount on your ticket purchase. Only dues-current members of SIE can take advantage of the discount code + 2 guests. Discounts are limited so RSVP soon! 

Saturday, August 25

5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The Lawn at the Autry Museum

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA

Questions? Contact Justin Guerrieri (’02) at

Film and TV Writers Brunch

RSVP to Jimmy Mosqueda (’06) at

Join rising and working writers in Hollywood as we come together to exchange ideas, share tips, and generally talk shop. And you don’t have to be a writer to attend! This event is sponsored by Stanford in Entertainment and open to Stanford alums only. Free pastries will be provided.

Sunday, July 22

10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Literati Cafe

12081 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA