From YLS to Hollywood with Robert Bookman ’72

October 11, 2016

Please join Robert Bookman ’72 for a Career Talk: YLS to Hollywood on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 12:10 – 1:30 PM, SLB 122. Introduction by Dean Robert Post. Lunch will be served.

Robert Bookman is a senior agent literary and director’s agent at Paradigm talent Agency in Beverly Hills, California. He has also worked as a senior motion picture literary and director’s agent at Creative Artists Agency; executive vice-president in production at Columbia Pictures; and vice-president in charge of production at ABC Motion Pictures. He has had the great privilege to represent in the course of his career some of the most talented, creative, and noteworthy artists of the past forty years.

Mr. Bookman graduated from the University of California’s history honors program with “great distinction” in 1968, writing his senior thesis on “Marcel Proust: The Novelist as Social Historian”. He received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1972, where he served as director of the Yale Law School Film Society, which he co-founded in 1969.

Mr. Bookman’s current community activities include his serving as a Term Member of the Yale Law School Executive Committee; as a member of the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; as a member of the Board of Governors of The Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School; as Chairman Emeritus of The Fraternity of Friends of the Los Angeles Center for the Performing Arts; as a member of Shabtai, the Jewish Society at Yale; as well as the Leadership Council of the New York Stem Cell Foundation. He is also President Emeritus of the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles and was a longtime member of the Board of Directors of both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Opera, of the Board of Advisors of Doctors Without Borders/USA (Médecins Sans Frontières), and of the Board of Trustees of Pitzer College.

Sponsored by the Lillian Goldman Law Library and YLS Career Development Office.

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