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The Bruin Entertainment Network (BEN) exists to magnify the prestige and strength of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) by increasing the influence and visibility of its alumni and the greater UCLA entertainment community. Our vision is to support alumni within their personal and professional endeavors by strengthening alumni connections in the industry, performing arts organizations, the media, and in other UCLA alumni groups.

Photo: Bruin Entertaintainment Network alumni leaders (left to right): Dallas King, Andy Lobo, Josephine Green, Janice Robertson, Hammad Zaidi, Ren Hanami and Ella Franklin gather at the BEN Oscar Viewing Party at CAP Studios.


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BEN Calendar


  • BEN Presents: Tiger Hunter alumni screening
  • BEN East: Lower East Side Film Festival collaboration

Executive Board


Dallas King
Josephine Green
Vice President
Andy Lobo
Ella Franklin
External Affairs

BEN East

Jackson Thompson
Joe Bettles
Vice President

General Board

William Barker
Gary Barmin
Brian Bonus
Pat Carey
Joshua Covitt
Francis DellaVecchia
Ed Goodman
Ren Hanami
Jennifer Mangan
Mike Masukawa
Eve Moon
Nerris Nassiri
Janis Robertson
Kat Rogers
Ria Sardana
Mary Steifvater
Teresa Sullivan
William Vu
Carolyn Marie Wright
Hammad Zaidi