Event Details

Location: Manhattan Beach, CA

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, 6:30 pm

Host: Chris Fenton

Location: Manhattan Beach

Donation: $100 per person

Limit: 10 guests

Enjoy an evening of tasting wine while gaining an insider’s view of the global film business at an event hosted by producer Chris Fenton and his wife Jennifer (U of Penn ’00).

Chris Fenton recently completed a 17-year tenure as the President of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group & General Manager of DMG North America. DMG grew from a 35-employee private company worth $100 million to an 800-employee company worth $5 billion during Fenton’s incumbency. Fenton produced or supervised 20 films ranging from big budget franchises — IRON MAN 3, POINT BREAK, and 47 RONIN, to more niche-oriented films — LOOPER, WAITING, BLOCKERS and CHAPPAQUIDDICK — grossing $2 billion in worldwide box-office. He is an active member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Science.

Fenton currently serves on the boards of the US-Asia Institute, Wasabi Cloud-Storage Technology, the China-Hollywood Society, and Cornell in Hollywood.  Fenton, an engineering graduate of Cornell University, spent the first 8 years of his career as a William Morris Agency television & motion picture agent. He lives with his wife and two children in Manhattan Beach, CA.

How can you simultaneously have a wonderful meal, meet new Cornellians and help provide much-needed scholarships for deserving Los Angeles Cornell students?  The Club’s annual series of Scholarship Dinners & Events offers you a chance to have a great time while benefiting CCLA’s Scholarship Endowment.

Over the past 25 years, scholarship dinners have been CCLA’s principal means of building our Scholarship Endowment. Our donations from this fund to help Los Angeles-area Cornell students over the years have totaled over $300,000, all thanks to our dedicated alumni who attend these events. The University uses our annual donation to supplement the financial aid needs of about a dozen students from L.A.  

Note that 100 percent of all donations are going to the Endowment and your tax adviser can explain how your contribution may be deductible.  

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