Pencil This In: Career Advice for Journalists -- Or, 'Would You Like Fries With That?'
Newspapers are dying. And the LA Press Club knows it: Tonight’s panel discussion is bluntly titled, "What to Do After You Leave Your Job in Journalism." Moderated by LA Weekly’s News Editor Jill Stewart, former LA reporters (Brent Hopkins, Gayle Pollard-Terry) will offer their personal stories on pursuing a life after journalism. Other panelists will offer career advice and talk about the opportunities out there right now. The program begins at 7 pm and will be held at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood. The event is free to press club members (R.S.V.P. here). All others: $10 prepaid, $20 at the door and students $5. The fee includes all drinks and appetizers.
The UCLA Film And Television Archive presents The Love Parade at the Silent Movie Theatre tonight at 8 pm. It’s an early talkie (1929) directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring screen idols Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald. The plot is classic: Playboy Count Alfred returns home to Sylvania where he marries the queen. But he’s relegated to the role of first husband and doesn’t like it too much. “Manly Alfred resents taking orders while Louise gets to run the kingdom, and the battle of the sexes rages over the course of several charming, effervescent musical numbers. In true form, Lubitsch has the last laugh in this parade, filming the ending reconciliation as a reversal of the first wooing scene between the Count and Queen.”