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Fordham Foundry: 2024 Entrepreneurship and Entertainment Event in LA

Thursday, May 30, 69 p.m.


NFL Network West Coast Headquarters
900 District Drive
Inglewood, CA 90301
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The Fordham Foundry, Fordham University’s global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and the Alumni Chapter of Los Angeles invite you to meet members of the Fordham community for an exciting, interactive networking and discussion forum focusing on the unique intersection of entrepreneurship and media, film, sports, and entertainment.

The evening will begin with a tour of NFL headquarters followed immediately by a panel discussion and Q&A in the NFL screening room used during football season by the NFL Network on-air team. The evening will conclude with a culinary and networking experience.

Don’t miss an evening of inspired storytelling and networking and a lively panel discussion featuring several distinguished Fordham alumni who will share their career journeys in film, TV, sports, and media.

  • Andrew Hevia, GABELLI ’14, Academy Award-winning producer of Moonlight and head of film and TV, North America at Fabula Productions
  • Katie Conway, FCRH ’12, Emmy Award-winning senior producer at ABC News Studios. She currently leads an unscripted production unit for Robin Roberts that produces documentaries, docuseries, and high-profile news interview specials for ABC Network and its streamers.
  • Michael Mandt, FCRH ’93, Emmy Award-winning producer and senior vice president/executive producer at LIV Golf. Mandt has produced shows for ESPN, HBO, MLB, NFL, and Turner Sports. He has also produced the Golden Globes Awards and the Disney feature film Million Dollar Arm.
  • Michael Yam, FCRH ’03, studio host at the NFL Network and former ESPN anchor. Yam is also the author of the children’s book Fried Rice and Marinara.

Ken Mok will join the event as a special guest. Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated television producer and founder/president of 10×10 Entertainment, Mok’s productions include the CW Network’s top-rated reality series America’s Next Top Model, and he is also the creator of the MTV series Making the Band and WWE Tough Enough.

John Kilcullen, FCRH ’81, founder of the For Dummies series and former publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, will serve as moderator.

Al Bartosic, GABELLI ’84, GSAS ’23, executive director of the Fordham Foundry, will discuss its mission and accomplishments, as well as the Foundry’s vision for the future.

The event costs $25 per person. Space is limited, and registrations will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to register early. RSVP by May 24.A

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