Bob Broder, Legendary Talent Agent "In Conversation" at Southwestern
Bob Broder, a legendary talent agent who is now with Chuck Lorre Productions, will be the first guest of the 2014 "A Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussion on Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. on the Southwestern campus.
Mr. Broder has long been a dominant force in television, specializing in representing many of the industry's leading writers, directors and producers. He presently works with Chuck Lorre Productions, assisting Mr. Lorre in the development and production of television series and other creative endeavors, including Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly and Mom.
"Bob Broder has been a pioneer and an innovator in the television business for decades," Professor Krone said. "I can't think of anyone more qualified to elucidate TV's past or opine about its future."
Prior to joining Chuck Lorre Productions, Mr. Broder was Vice Chairman of ICM, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, music, theater, branded entertainment and digital media. He was one of the founding partners of The Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann Agency, which was acquired by ICM in 2006.
As of July 2013, Mr. Broder serves as president of the Board of Directors of Saban Community Clinic in Los Angeles and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of The Center for Early Education. Previously, he has served on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Board of Governors and its Executive Committee, the Board of Directors for the Association of Talent Agents and chair of its finance committee, a Board member of the Park Century School, and as a Governor of the Los Angeles Board for The Paley Center for Media. Mr. Broder received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law and B.A. from Stanford University.
The "Conversation With..." series at Southwestern features prominent publishers, television and film producers, and senior counsel for entertainment and media enterprises, as well as public officials involved with the entertainment and media industries. The dialogue format allows the special guest to explore, with students and members of the legal profession, contemporary and sometimes controversial issues confronting the entertainment industry and the media.
The free event will offer one hour of CLE credit and be held in the law school's Bullocks Wilshire Building. Reservations are requested and can be made through the Institute Office. Parking is available on campus for $9. Click here for a map and directions to campus.