The annual Hollywood Seminar is sponsored by the University of Texas Alumni Chapter of the Los Angeles Texas Exes.
The Hollywood Seminar was founded in 1987 by Vince Cesarani, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin’s Radio-Television-Film department. This non-profit program is run entirely by volunteers from the University of Texas Alumni Chapter of the Los Angeles Texas Exes, and all proceeds go to the chapter’s endowed scholarship awarded annually to California students entering The University of Texas at Austin.
The Hollywood Seminar is an introduction to film and television production on the west coast. This week-long event, held in Los Angeles, introduces University of Texas students to University of Texas alumni who work in the entertainment industry. The panels and seminars address how these alumni got their first jobs, their current careers, and what it takes to be successful in the entertainment industry, offering attendees the opportunity to meet and interact with key personnel and craftsmen in all aspects of film and television production.
Interests addressed include producing, directing, writing, development, acting, editing, talent management, cinematography, and union representation, among many others.
Activities include speaker presentations, speaker Q&A sessions, studio tour, film screenings, a panel addressing moving to and living in Los Angeles, alumni mixer, and more.
The Hollywood Seminar is offered to current University of Texas graduates and students. Students from all disciplines at The University of Texas are invited to apply.