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Claremont and the Creative Economy in Los Angeles

What is the creative economy? How does it fit in the greater landscape of Los Angeles? Are industry leaders promoting or impeding efforts to increase diversity and equity? Is this a golden era for entertainment in LA? Is the LA city government helping to promote entertainment? How are Claremont Colleges graduates helping to lead and shape the creative industries?

Sotheby’s Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University, Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College cordially invite their alumni, current students, and families to join us for a special joint event: Claremont and the Creative Economy in Los Angeles. The evening will be highlighted by a panel featuring representatives from each of the Claremont Colleges. Panelists will share their opinion on the creative economy in LA, how their career/organization fits within that economy, and their thoughts on the future for the creative industries both in Southern California and across the nation and globe.

Featured panelists include:

Trifari White, Co-Executive Producer, Zee TV USA, Pitzer College Class of 2001
Stacy Brightman, VP of Education and Community Engagement, LA Opera, Pomona College Class of 1986
Aditya Sood, Producer, The Martian, Deadpool, Deadpool 2, Pomona College Class of 1997
Tendo Nagenda, VP of Original Film, Netflix, Claremont McKenna College Class of 1997
Matt Thompson, Senior VP of Private Equity and Venture Capital, Skyview Capital, Pomona College Class of 1996
Andrew Sylvester, Associate, United Talent Agency Ventures, Pomona College Class of 2009
Moderator: Jonathan T.D. Neil, Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Los Angeles

This event is free, but a ticket is required and capacity is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your place for this unique event.


Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

A reception with light drinks and hors d’oeuvres will take place promptly after formal programming.

This event is presented in collaboration with alumni boards and offices across The Claremont Colleges.