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Hollywood, eh? 
A behind-the-scenes look at Vancouver’s film and television industry

Lights! Camera! Action! 

Hollywood, eh? is your backstage pass for an exclusive look at Hollywood North. Allard Law and Sauder alumni working in the film and television industry in Vancouver will share their stories and experiences using the visually dynamic Pecha Kucha style.  Grab your popcorn and join us for this unique event presented by the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Sauder School of Business, and Norton Rose.

Thursday, November 22, 2018
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.- Doors open
7:00 p.m.- Program begins
8:30 p.m.- Reception begins

VanCity Theatre
1181 Seymour St. 
Vancouver, BC - map

$15 ticket includes two drinks & canapes

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Joel Guralnick (LLB ’95)

Joel Guralnick joined BRON in 2016 and currently serves as Chief Legal Officer of the BRON group of companies, overseeing all legal matters including film and television development and production as well as corporate development matters.  He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for BRON.  Prior to joining BRON, Joel led the Entertainment practice in the Vancouver office of Goodmans LLP where worked on numerous film and television projects, and also served as General Counsel of Vision Critical Communications.  Joel has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, a law degree from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Law degree (in Internet law) from Osgoode Hall and is a member of the bar in British Columbia.

Sarah Kalil (JD ’10)

Sarah Kalil is a corporate lawyer, certified professional coach, and the President of Women in Film and Television (currently serving her fourth term). She is also the creator of The Trailblazer’s Guide to the Stars - a guide for the path less travelled - which makes sense given various the twists and turns of her own journey.

Diane Nhan (JD ’11)

Originally from Alberta, Diane studied Psychology at the U of A before obtaining her JD from UBC in 2011. However, after interning in the criminal courts and articling with a divorce litigation firm, she realized that her true passions lay in the arts rather than the justice system. From there, a well-timed Groupon offer led to Diane taking weekly evening acting classes, before diving into a 6-month intensive acting program. Meanwhile, she held a day job specializing in headhunting IT and corporate professionals. After several years of halfheartedly being both an “actor” and a “recruiter”, Diane made the decision to merge her legal and business experience with a continuing excitement for the entertainment industry, and transitioned into a position as a film, television, and commercial Talent Agent. She is now happy to work with Lucas Talent, one of the largest and most established agencies in the country.

Kim Roberts (LLB ‘77)

Kim C. Roberts has produced films and television for more than a decade with partner Tina Pehme, following 25 years as an entertainment lawyer at the boutique law firm Roberts & Stahl. Together with Pehme, Roberts has produced Sepia’s feature films including most recently Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (2018) starring Juliette Lewis, Cameron Monaghan and Peyton List, The Games Maker (2014), an Argentina/Canada/Italy co-production for Disney starring Joseph Fiennes, Ed Asner and David Mazouz, and In Their Skin (2012), a suspense thriller starring Selma Blair, James D'Arcy, Josh Close and Rachel Miner. Roberts also executive produced the Canada/UK cult classic It’s All Gone Pete Tong (2004) along with more than a dozen TV movies and 4 documentaries.  Apart from his creative role at Sepia, Roberts also oversees production financing and contract negotiations for all of Sepia’s productions and is the resident mixologist.

David Strasser (LLB ‘04)

David is a Vancouver-based film director, screenwriter, and a member of the Directors Guild of Canada.  His recent projects include the award-winning feature Delinquent (18), the docu-series Against the Grain: A Guide to Nonconformity (18), and the television movie The Wrong Patient (18). In 2018, Strasser was selected for the prestigious TIFF Filmmaker Lab, was a JETS participant at the 68th Berlinale, and was awarded the Telus STORYHIVE Banff Fellowship. His forthcoming project Small Voices is currently filming for British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. In addition, David is developing his sophomore feature Jackrabbit and the feature-length documentary The Man from Teepee Town. Bolivian born, David was raised in Calgary before relocating to Vancouver. In addition to studying Film Production at Vancouver Film School, David has two degrees from the University of British Columbia, where he studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Law.


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