Cornell Club of Los Angeles – A Conversation with Alex Zahn ’07

February 13, 2019 Beverly Hills, CA

Location: Beverly Hills, CA

 

Cornell in Hollywood’s 5th in a series of talks with prominent Hollywood alumni – open to Cornellians working in Hollywood.

Join us for an evening with Cornell alumnus Alex Zahn ’07, who is Vice President of Acquisitions for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.  He has been involved in the acquisition and production of dozens of films such as Dope, which he helped bring to Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2015, Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman, Bleed for This, starring Miles Teller and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and most recently at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Searching, starring John Cho and Debra Messing.

In 2017 The Hollywood Reporter named Zahn as one of the Next Gen 2017: Hollywood’s Up-and-Coming Execs 35 and Under. Zahn will talk about the changing industry / diversity in the space / getting jobs in the industry / moving up in positions.

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm for wine and cheese; 7:30 pm talk
Location: Paradigm Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Parking: Information will be provided to those attending
Cost: $10 per CCLA member ($20 for a CCLA member + 1 guest)

FREE for classes of 2010 – 2018 + 1 guest – email Nancy Mills  NLM5@cornell.edu with your class year and Hollywood job to get your name on the list

RSVP: Space is limited.  Click below to buy your ticket(s).

Questions: email Nancy Mills at NLM5@cornell.edu

Alex Almogabar Zahn ‘07
Zahn is Vice President of Acquisitions for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA). Since joining the division at Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2011, he has been involved in the acquisition and production of dozens of films such as Dope, which he helped bring to Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2015, Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman, Bleed for This, starring Miles Teller and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and most recently at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Searching, starring John Cho and Debra Messing.

As an individual who prides himself in his heritage, he is deeply committed to and passionate about furthering the presence of Latin Americans in film. He has devoted much of his work to highlighting filmmakers, actors, stories, and overall content that accurately and positively represent the modern experience of Latinos in the United States. His division has tapped him to curate a slate of Latinx films and to create a larger Latino content initiative for the studio.

Prior to joining SPWA, Zahn worked in casting at 20th Century Fox, and with Avy Kaufman in New York, where he helped cast films including Salt, Taking Woodstock and Jack Goes Boating. He also helped cast the 2011 Sundance Next section film Restless City, directed by Andrew Dosunmu and shot by Bradford Young.

Zahn graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics & Management.  He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Buy tickets at https://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=1881.

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Date February 13 @ 7:00 pm
Venue Beverly Hills, CA
Beverly Hills, CA
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