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Robert Kline

Speaker: Robert Kline

Date: June 18, 2016

"From Book to Film"

Veteran showbiz writer/producer Robert Kline has worked in many different capacities in Hollywood — from his first job in the mailroom at Universal Studios to his role as co-creator of William F. Buckley’s Firing Line to producing game shows like Beat the Clock and executive producing episodes of Great Mysteries. In recent years, Kline has written and directed documentaries on a range of subjects from the Vietnam War to the history of Greenwich Village to profiles of the Kennedys, the Clintons, and now, his second film about Ronald Reagan.

He is also a faculty member at the University of Southern California, co-founder of Lifetime Television, a visiting Chapman University professor, a former executive vice president for 20th Century Fox, producer of Oliver Stone's Heaven and Earth, and long-time Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member.

Robert will share his insights in taking a book to film.


Upcoming speaker for July 16, 2016:

Fauzia Burke

Speaker: Fauzia Burke

"Online Branding for Authors"

Every author’s digital brand is his or her biggest asset, and creating one is vitally important for long-term success. However, there have never been more demands on an author’s time than today. In this session, you will learn which efforts are worth your time and which ones are a distraction. Whether you're an author or someone who advises authors (publisher, agent or publicist), this session will be relevant. You will learn through examples and case studies how to connect all the elements of digital marketing (website, mailing list, blogging, social media, advertising and publicity) into a cohesive, successful and sustainable personal brand.

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