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The Bruin Entertainment Network (BEN) exists to magnify the prestige and strength of UCLA by increasing the influence and visibility of its alumni and the greater UCLA entertainment community. Our vision is to have Bruins consistently nominated and awarded the industry’s highest honors. To this end, BEN supports alumni within their personal and professional endeavors by strengthening alumni connections in the industry, the media, performing arts organizations, and with other UCLA alumni groups.

In the News

First of three BEN panel series on Video Game/Web/Commercial and Indie Feature/TV/Documentary, Nov. 2018

Gabe Michaels – Web Content Director / Producer
Benjamin Arfmann – Video Game Director / Producer
Jessica Raye – Sports Entertainment Director
Melody Miller – Documentary Director/Producer/Cinematographer
Dallas King – Indie Film Director & Producer
Jerell Rosales – TV Director & Producer

BEN New Year’s Afterparty Casino Night Edition, Jan. 2018

BEN President welcomes event participants and guests to their annual celebration.
Photo: BEN President, Dallas King, welcomes event participants and their guests to our annual celebration. Festivities included photo booth, casino games, Bruin themed cocktails and plenty of Bruin pride at this yearly event. 


BEN Networking Night and Panel Discussion, Oct. 2017

Bruin Entertainment Network Night, 2017

BEN brings together seasoned casting directors to share their casting philosophies and other industry insights (left to right): Kristel Laiblin, Dana Miller, Mandy Teefey, Julianna Politsky (Legendary’s Features Coordinator).