NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts honors Academy Award winning director, screenwriter and producer Oliver Stone at its annual benefit gala, taking place this year in Los Angeles, Monday, October 28 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Tisch alumna, director and award winning star of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy Chandra Wilson co-hosts with alumnus and Tony-Award winning actor, Steve Kazee. Wallis Annenberg, Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox, Laurence Mark and Steve Tisch are Honorary Chairs. Evening features performances by current NYU Tisch students and guest appearances by prominent alumni. Co-Chairs include Monica Devereux and Chris Columbus, Michele and Lawrence Herbert and Sheri and Howard Schultz.
Academy Award winner Oliver Stone has written and directed over 20 full-length feature films, including Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, Born on the Fourth of July and The Doors. His latest work, The Untold History of the United States, is a 10-hour interrogation of the conventional triumphalist narrative of U.S. History. Stone completed his undergraduate studies at New York University’s School of the Arts in 1971, where he made several short films. He received an honorary doctorate from NYU in May 2013 and is also a member of the Tisch School’s Dean’s Council.
As previously announced, the event will also honor award-winning producer Liza Chasin, president of U.S. production at Working Title Films. A distinguished alumna of NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, Chasin has enjoyed an illustrious career, executive producing a host of notable feature films including, most recently, Tom Hooper’s Oscar nominated Les Miserables.
For more than 45 years, the NYU Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for the individual artist and scholar of the arts. As one of the nation’s leading centers of undergraduate and graduate study in the performing and cinematic arts, Tisch offers programs of study that incorporate a collaboratively oriented community of award-winning faculty members; state-of-the-art facilities; internship opportunities with established professionals; and the incomparable artistic and cultural resources of New York City. Visit www.tisch.nyu.edu.
Table packages from $10,000; individual tickets, $1000. Contact: Sharon Peterson (212) 992-9337 or TischGala.com.