Media, Arts, and Entertainment

Michael Grindon
Michael Grindon

Founder, Grindon Media, LLC
'76

Michael Grindon

Mr. Grindon currently manages Grindon Media, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in media distribution and television production. Grindon Media has a variety of companies, domestic and international, who are seeking to exploit new opportunities in the rapidly changing media landscape. Prior to his current position, he served as President of Sony Pictures Television International.

Professional
  • Grindon Media, LLC, Founder
  • Sony Pictures Television International, President
  • Columbia Pictures
  • HBO, Director of National Accounts
  • Time Life Films, Marketing Analyst
  • Bechtel Corporation, Systems Analyst
Leadership
  • Kravis Leadership Institute Advisory Board
Service
  • Vijay Amritraj Foundation Board
Education
  • Harvard University, M.B.A.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Economics



Trustee Jeffrey S. Klein
Trustee Jeffrey S. Klein

Chairman of the Board, 1105 Media
'75 P '08 P '11 P '14

Trustee Jeffrey S. Klein

Mr. Klein is the non-executive chairman of the board at 1105 Media. He was Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of 101communications, LLC, a B2B multimedia publisher serving the information technology market. Previously, he held senior management positions with the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror, following his career as a lawyer. Mr. Klein has taught media business and law courses at the University of Southern California Annenberg School and Columbia Journalism School. He has written for Folio Magazine, the Columbia Journalism Review, and for ten years wrote a consumer law column for the Los Angeles Times.

Professional
  • 1105 Media, Chairman of the Board
  • 101communications, Chief Executive Officer
  • Los Angeles Times, Senior Vice President and General Manager, News
  • Los Angeles Times Valley Edition, President
  • California Community Newspapers, Chief Executive Officer
  • USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Adjunct Faculty
Leadership
  • Folio Forty: Folio's 40 most influential people in the magazine industry
  • Media Business Magazine: Most Innovative CEO in Trade Publishing
  • Community Service Award, Anti-Defamation League
  • Premiere Parents Award, March of Dimes
Services
  • Claremont McKenna College Board of Trustees
  • MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity), Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • United Way, Board Member
  • Alliance for the Arts, Board Member
  • Foundation for American Communications, Board Member
  • Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, Board Member
Education
  • Columbia University, M.A., Journalism
  • Stanford University, J.D.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Political Science



Michael B. Lang
Michael B. Lang

President, Lang Media Group
'87

Michael B. Lang

Mr. Lang is the president of Lang Media Group, working with clients in media space on investment and strategic opportunities. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Miramax, leading the film and television studio's global strategic development for traditional and new media. Mr. Lang has closed major deals to distribute content from the unparalleled Miramax film library with Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, Lionsgate, and Studiocanal. He has also closed a deal with The Weinstein Company to produce sequels to the best-known Miramax properties.

Professional
  • President, Lang Media Group
  • Miramax, Chief Executive Officer
  • Fox Entertainment, Executive Vice President for Business Development and Strategy
  • Z.com – Internet Start-Up, Chief Operating Officer
  • The Walt Disney Co., Corporate Strategic Planning
Leadership/Service
  • Claremont McKenna College Board of Trustees
  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles Board Member
Education
  • Harvard University, M.B.A., graduated as Baker Scholar
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Economics & Political Science



Aly Rose
Aly Rose

Artistic Director, Human Architecture
'95

Aly Rose

Ms. Rose is the Artistic Director of the mass aerial group Human Architecture. She is engaged in creative works that combine the talents of international dancers, aerialists, and animators with the expertise of riggers, architects, engineers, and local government. She currently is Head of the Dance Minor at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where she teaches Choreography and Chinese Dance. Her focus in education has been to create cross-cultural platforms for choreographic collaborations for students and performers.

Professional
  • Human Architecture, Artistic Director
  • Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, Head of the Dance Minor
  • Shanghai World Expo 2010 Music Festival Closing Ceremonies, INK, Artistic Director
  • Traditions in Transition Art Festival, After Floating, Choreographer
  • Symphony Space Theater New York, Pod, Choreographer
  • Dazhanzi International Art Festival, Phoenix Dance Drama, Artistic Director and Head Choreographer
Leadership
  • United Arab Emirates University Dance Initiative, Director
  • China Arts & Entertainment Group, Consultant for International Projects
  • Cuba Folk and Contemporary Dance Exchange, Co-Organizer
  • Shanghai Theater Academy, College of Dance and NYU Dance Collaborations, Co-Director
Service
  • Asia Society, New York, Asia 21 Young Leader
  • National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Member
  • China Institute, New York, Lecturer
  • United Nations, Lecturer
Education
  • Beijing Dance Academy, M.F.A.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Psychology & Dance