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Networking Breakfast with John Lee Hancock (writer/director The Blind Side)

Check it out people in Los Angeles! A networking breakfast with the writer and director of The Blind Side. This is a great opportunity to hear about the business from someone that has had a lot of recent success. Here are the details for the breakfast from Infolist.com:

SANDRA LORD proudly invites you to attend the award-winning HOLLYWOOD NETWORKING BREAKFAST(R)

with special guest speaker

JOHN LEE HANCOCK

WRITER/DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FILM THE BLIND SIDE

John’s credits include: “The Rookie,” starring Dennis Quaid; “The Alamo,” starring Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton; the musical drama “The Goree Girls,” with star Jennifer Aniston, slated for release in 2010; “A Perfect World,” directed by Clint Eastwood, with Kevin Costner and Laura Dern; “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil;” “My Dog Skip;” the CBS series “L.A. Doctors;” and the drama series “Falcone.” (See full bio below).

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
8:00am – 10:30am (Check-in starts at 7:20am)
RSVP Postmark Deadline – Thursday, February 18th, 2010

at
The Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(south of Twentieth Century Fox Studios)

FREE PARKING is available in the back lot, located on Patricia Avenue/Street, behind the tennis courts.
Please note there is NO PARKING PERMITTED ON THE RESIDENTIAL SIDE OF THE STREET AT ANY TIME
or Valet Parking available for $4

Produced in Los Angeles to benefit
CHANGING IMAGES IN AMERICA
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in American culture

ATTIRE: BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE REQUIRED.
PLEASE, NO JEANS OR T-SHIRTS.
(We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone)

ABSOLUTELY NO RECORDING DEVICES ALLOWED!

WE NOW ACCEPT ONLINE PAYMENTS for the breakfast!
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!
FIRST TIME ATTENDEES (ONLY) may take $5 OFF of the pre-paid/on-time reservation price listed below – You MUST include a copy of the FIRST PAGE of this INFOLIST.com posting with your check to receive the discount!

DOWNLOAD OUR RESERVATIONS FORM:
www.changingimagesinamerica.org/res-form.pdf

• PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS:

MAIL-IN: (postmarked by February 18th, 2010): $40 per person, includes full breakfast (only $35 for InfoList members who are first-time attendees!). Check or money-order must be made payable to: Changing Images In America, P.O. Box 2688, Hollywood, CA 90078. Your cashed check is your confirmation – however, if your check does not appear to have been cashed by the day before the event, please CALL (323) 465-9800 to verify your reservation. We do not accept email or phone reservations. Reservations cannot be rolled over to another month, but can be transferred to someone else for the date paid for only. Our venue does not have a refund policy for “no shows” for this event. Therefore, “no-shows” are not refundable.
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION: You MUST include a business card and/or phone number and other contact info. If you do not provide us with a telephone contact number, we will not be responsible for any inconvenience you experience if we are unable to reach you in an emergency.
ONLINE: You must complete the on-line reservation form and submit along with your payment to guarantee your reservation. If payment is not received at the time the reservation form is submitted, you will NOT be included on the reservations list. The final reservations list compromises of pre-paid attendees only. To make an on-line reservation, go to:
www.changingimagesinamerica.org/hnres.htm

• PRE-CONFIRMED LATE RESERVATIONS LIST: $45
ONLINE: Pre-confirmed late reservation: You can make the reservation online anytime after 5PM on the posted postmark deadline and before 3PM on the day before the breakfast.
PHONE: Pre-confirmed late reservation: You can make the reservation via phone anytime after 5PM on the posted postmark deadline and before 3PM on the day before the breakfast. You must talk to someone in the office (323-465-9800) to make arrangements to be put on that list, as there are guidelines.

• WALK-INS: $50
Cash only, on a space-available basis.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF OUR POLICIES AND GUIDELINES.

ABSOLUTELY NO RECORDING DEVICES ALLOWED!

For more information, visit:
www.changingimagesinamerica.org/hnindex.htm

For questions and other information:
(323) 465-9800

To find out how to be considered to meet privately with a guest speaker, go to:
www.hgenonline.com/BkfstPrivateMeeting.htm

ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER:

By all accounts, JOHN LEE HANCOCK’s tremendous success as a Director-Screenwriter-Executive Producer has made him a flourishing, highly regarded, much-sought after talent in Hollywood. John most recently wrote and directed “The Blind Side,” which has just been nominated for an Academy Award in the “Best Picture” category. The film stars Sandra Bullock, who recently won a Golden Globe for her lead role in the film and is also up for an Academy Award in the “Best Actress” category. “The Blind Side” has enjoyed over $200 million dollars in box office success to date.

John previously directed the “The Rookie,” starring Dennis Quaid, which won the 2002 ESPY Award for Best Sports Movie. He also directed and co-wrote the historical drama “The Alamo,” starring Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton.

Hancock most recently co-wrote the screenplay for the musical drama “The Goree Girls,” to star Jennifer Aniston, which is slated for release in 2010. His upcoming films also include the drama “The Starling,” which he is set to direct, and the fact-based Hurricane Katrina drama “The American Can,” which he is co-writing and will direct.

Originally from Texas City, Texas, Hancock earned a law degree from Baylor University. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he traded his legal career for the chance to start the theatre company Legal Aliens, with actor Brandon Lee. He wrote and directed several original stage plays there before launching his film and television career.

Hancock’s first major motion picture screenplay, “A Perfect World,” was directed by Clint Eastwood, who also produced and starred alongside Kevin Costner and Laura Dern. Hancock then wrote “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” the screen adaptation of the acclaimed book, also directed by Eastwood. He made his producing debut with the family drama “My Dog Skip,” starring Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane and Frankie Muniz, under the direction of Jay Russell.

For television, Hancock created the CBS series “L.A. Doctors,” on which he was an executive producer, director and writer. Later, he served as executive producer of the network’s drama series “Falcone,” also directing episodes.

Hancock is currently an advisor at the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Lab.

JOHN LEE HANCCOK is the next “must meet” Hollywood player, at the next Hollywood Networking Breakfast.
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GUEST SPEAKERS: Guest Speaker’s attendance is confirmed, schedule permitting. In the event our guest speaker is unable to attend, we reserve the right to provide a substitute speaker or initiate a different format (which might not include a substitute speaker) for that day/event. In any such situation, since our venue will still require full payment, our no refund and no roll-over policy for all reservations shall apply.

1 Comment

  1. Dolores Putman

    July 1, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Hear, Mr. Hancock is making a movie American Can. I was there. I was awake when a helicopter shown a spot light on us. while some of us were sleeping on the roof. I waved, and five minutes later, a Coast Guard helicopter came. My friend Debbie, and myself covered in a blanket, with the helicopter blades pushing gravel in our faces, went up to a coast guard officer, who came down to the roof from a wire. I asked, “where have you been?” He said, We did not know you were here!” We were being shot at and stopped rescue” My friend and I then notified everyone of the rescue and that is how we finally got out of the building. If Mr.Hancock would like some input, to what actually happened, I will be glad to advise him. Thanks.

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