7th Annual Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer
Hosted by Akin Ceylan '90 and Lionsgate Entertainment
Network with alumni from all facets of the entertainment industry at the Annual Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer on April 4!
Chapman University's largest annual alumni networking event is here! Come to network, mingle, mix, enjoy hosted drinks and appetizers, win prizes, and enjoy the company of hundreds of Panther professionals from every facet of the entertainment industry.
Your ticket* includes... hosted beer & wine bar, plus light appetizers 7-9pm, parking, a chance to win one of 10 gift baskets and an additional special grand prize, CU alumni swag, a $5 gift to Chapman's Career and Professional Development Fund, and admission to the most anticipated Chapman alumni mixer event of the year.
“If alumni are showing up at this event, it means they’re doing something right, and that’s the type of person I want to connect with.” - Dan Pastewka (MFA ’13)
“The AEI Mixer is reflective of how the entertainment industry has evolved and now requires various disciplines of expertise in order to be relevant. Our core expertise in film and media, and law and business is now complimented and integrated with performing arts, humanities and leadership, and science and technology. This is the new world of the entertainment industry and it’s pleasing to see the talent that continues to be produced out of Chapman, and is becoming an importantly bigger part of the industry.” - Akin Ceylan '90
"In order to make film work, one needs a well-rounded group of people from the creative, business and legal sides of the industry. The mixer provided just that." - Max Landwirth '14
“Many of my fellow alumni had priceless advice to give and did not hesitate to offer help. I want to attend this event every year. I don’t doubt that there would be something to gain every time. There is potential for meeting new friends, starting new and exciting projects, merging and spit-balling ideas, and an opportunity to help out and advise recent graduates.” - Emil Laage Helt ’15
“I made some great connections and leads that I may end up working with on a new project for my YouTube channel... Leads, connections, introductions and even tips from others in the industry—I can’t wait to follow-up on them! The event was well-worth the drive from Newport Beach... I loved how everyone was enthusiastically sharing their story, advice and resources with one another. Not once did I feel any level of competitiveness or notice any egos. Instead, I saw ‘we are in this together, let’s help each other out’—a true, genuine feeling that makes me proud to say I’m a Panther.” - Tiffany Lewis ’04
Who can come?
Last year, nearly 500 Panthers from all facets of the entertainment industry gathered together in true Think Chapman First spirit. With every year, the mixer betras itself and claims the space of the largest in history. Bring your business partners, bring your Panther pals - all are welcome!
Yes! Alumni may purchase ticket(s) for personal or professional guests to accompany them.
Yes! Graduate level students and faculty are welcome to attend.
Yes! There are a limited number of undergraduate student tickets. These are claimed on a first-come first-serve basis.
This annual event brought to you by Chapman University Career and Professional Development and hosted by Akin Ceylan ’90, trustee, Argyros School Board of Counselors, former Chapman University Alumni Association president, COO Home Entertainment and Global Content Delivery for Lionsgate.