Saturday, July 29th, 2017

July 28

The Film Empire LA

Event Information


MixKnowledgy continues its series of Hollywood panel and mixer events with an evening of networking to celebrate the launch of sister company, The Film Empire. The Film Empire’s ongoing film and screenwriting contests are platforms to find the next big filmmaker. Event consists of red carpet and media, panels, live DJ, and party! Join us Friday, July 28th at The Reserve nightclub in Downtown LA at 6pm! Event for all ages. 21+ can stick around for club hours after event. Parking structures located nearby.


Rising Stars:

-Ellie Araiza, actress, “Legion”

-Hannah Zeile, actress, “This Is Us”

-Aniela Gumbs, “Grey’s Anatomy”

Screenwriters & Literary Representation:

-Moises Zamora, writer, Lee Daniels’ “Star,” “American Crime”

-Zack Stentz, screenwriter, “Thor,” “The Flash,” “X-Men: First Class,” “Fringe”

-Cindy Ambers, partner/manager, Art/Work Ent. (company reps Arrival’s Eric Heisserer)

-Danny Alexander, TV literary coordinator, Agency of the Performing Arts

-Evette Vargas

-Jen Grisanti, Jen Grisanti Consulancy

Talent Representation:

-E. Brian Dobbins, manager, Principato-Young Entertainment

-Heather Weiss, publicist, E2W Collective

-Tara Jones, talent agent, United Talent Agency

-Garrett Lindsay, manager, The ESI Network

-Nelson Park, manager, The ESI Network

The Film Empire Grand Prize Winner:

-Daniel Mentz, writer-director, “Slipaway”


-Venus Kanani, casting director

-Amanda Doyle, casting director (Casting Society of America)

-Rich Mento, casting director (Casting Society of America)

-Brad Gilmore, casting director

-Brandon Henry Rodriguez, casting director

Women Directors:

-Julie Anne Robinson, television director, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Catch,” “Scandal,” “Orange is the New Black,” “The Middle”

-Stacy Title, director, “The Bye Bye Man”

-Deborah Chow, television director, “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Reign,” “Mr. Robot”

-Rachel Feldman

Finance & Production:

-Dominic Mitchell supervising producer, “Westworld”

-Diego Garzon, associate producer, “Stranger Things,” “Veep”

-Regina Hicks, writer/producer, “Insecure”

-Loucas George, executive producer, “Empire”

-Kimberly Boyd, co-producer, “Into the Badlands,” “The Shannara Chronicles”

-Matthew Helderman, Buffalo 8/BondIt Media Capital

-Kate Krantz, CCO of Crypt TV

-Liza Glucoft, Awesomeness TV

& more TBA!

The Film Empire celebrates the grand prize winner of its first Hollywood filmmaking mentorship contest, Daniel Mentz. Daniel wins mentorship meetings with:

Bekah Brunstetter (producer & writer, This Is Us)
Tobias Schliessler (cinematographer, Beauty and the Beast, Hancock)
Scott Steindorff (producer, Chef, The Lincoln Lawyer)
Maia Glikman (Sony Pictures Television)
Daniel Levin (executive producer, Lion)
Dana Ledoux Miller (writer and producer, Designated Survivor, Narcos, The Newsroom)
Siddharta Khosla (film and television composer, This is Us)
Lesley Barber (film and television composer, Manchester by the Sea)
Constance Tillotson of LA Management (reps an Academy Award-nominated writer/producer)
Ben Davis (cinematographer, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy)
Peter Schink (screenwriter, Legion)
Michael Shawver (editor, Marvel’s Black Panther, Creed, Fruitvale Station)
Joseph Garner (producer, War Dogs, executive at Bradley Cooper’s Joint Effort)
Amal Baggar (co-producer, Concussion)
Joshua Butler (TV director, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The Magicians)
Alex Barnes (Trigger Street Productions)
Dan Liu (editor, The Walking Dead)
Alex Czuleger (manager/CEO, Green Room Mgmt)
Dan Scheinkman (Variety’s Top New Leaders in Film 2016)
Kameron Tarlow (development, Hazy Mills Productions)
Talia Cohen (First Look Media)
Lauren Selig (executive producer of Hacksaw Ridge)
Kate Lilly (Film/TV coordinator at Funny or Die)
David Baggelaar (creative executive, Good Fear Film + Management)
Matt Birch (SVP, co-head, physical production | APA)

Allison Irvin, agent, William Morris Endeavor

Date and Time

Fri, July 28, 2017

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

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The Reserve

650 S Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Organizer: MixKnowledgy

Organizer of The Film Empire LA

MixKnowledgy Hollywood event series launches sister company, The Film Empire, for filmmaking and screenwriting mentorships.

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