About Us

A Networking Event for Writers, Directors & Actors


"Q&A with Literary Manager/Producer"

(Speaker reps writers, directors & actors!)

NOTE: The event will be recorded. So if you're unable to attend, you can receive the private video link. But you must register below as an attendee by selecting "Send Me The Video." You'll be emailed the link within 24 hours!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Los Angeles Film School
Private Screening Room (Enter from Main Lobby)
6353 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(Parking lot on Ivar is $6 or use nearby street meters)

About the Event
Are you trying to get staffed as a TV writer, sell a feature film or show concept, land your next directing gig, or book a major acting role on a studio feature or TV show? Or maybe you're a producer and also managing clients, but want to gain insight from a fellow colleague? Do you want to get access into the journey of one of the most relevant managers in 2019? He has talented and working clients! Don't miss this intimate Q&A discussion. All participants will have an opportunity to ask candid questions directly to the speaker!

About the Speaker
Andrew C. Coles is an activist, manager, producer, curator + DJ - he currently serves as the Founder & CEO of The Mission Entertainment. Upon graduating from Harvard with a degree in African-American studies, he moved to LA and began working at CAA before going to Overbrook Entertainment where he worked under Franklin Leonard (founder of The Black List), first as his assistant then junior executive. From Overbrook he relocated to New York to run development for Scott Rudin Productions, working across film, TV and theatre. In 2013, Andrew created The Mission Entertainment – a management + production company whose purpose and philosophical foundation lies in serving as advocates for storytellers that have been traditionally overlooked, undervalued and underrepresented. With a childhood dream of becoming a civil rights criminal defense attorney, Andrew has married his passions for storytelling + social justice advocacy through working in the entertainment industry – helping to create images that are truly representative of the world we live in.

On the production side, Andrew Coles most recently served as Producer of Queen & Slim, Melina Matsoukas’s debut feature + Lena Waithe’s first produced feature. Starring Daniel Kaluuya + Jodie Turner Smith, produced in partnership with Michelle Knudsen + financed by Brad Weston + Pam Abdy’s Make Ready, Universal Pictures will release Queen & Slim this Thanksgiving. Andrew also serves as Executive Producer of Twenties, Lena Waithe’s new series inspired by her early years in Los Angeles. Ordered to series by BET, Twenties just wrapped production in August 2019 + is scheduled to premiere in 2020. Andrew is also partnered with Lena on You Ain’t Got These, her new sneaker culture docuseries with Boardwalk Pictures (Chef’s Table) for Jeffrey Katzenberg + Meg Whitman’s Quibi, which also just wrapped production in August 2019.

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Founded in May 2005, BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Admission cost is tax deductible. Upon receiving your RSVP, a confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours. Acceptable payments for the event include Check/Credit/Debit via the Paypal link above OR via Money Order payable to "Breaking into Hollywood" and send to 9595 Wilshire Blvd. 9th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

*Our organization has a no refund policy. (i.e. We do not offer refunds-- not even for participant no-shows, speaker/topic changes or other unforeseen circumstances.) We do however offer event credits when appropriate, upon board approval. Children under 16 are free if accompanied by a paying adult.

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