The Hollywood Networking Breakfast® (aka: The Hollywood Breakfast®), is the brainchild of Sandra Lord, a networking specialist & master career and business strategist. Lord, a strong proponent of diversity and empowerment, created the breakfast on the Paramount Studios lot in 1993 as a means to providing career-enhancing opportunities for industry professionals and aspirants of all ethnicities and backgrounds.



The Hollywood Networking Breakfast features the BEST speakers in town. For over 20 years, the event has provided attendees with access to some of Hollywood’s most powerful players, including Academy Award®, Emmy Award®, Golden Globe, Directors Guild and Peabody Award winning and nominated producers, directors, writers, as well as top Hollywood Studio Heads, Production Company Presidents and other high-powered professionals. This is a FUN, inspiring event, where guest speakers have such a great time, some have spoken more than once! (see Past Speakers).

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The first monthly networking studio event of its kind, the innovative program was named the Best Networking Event in L.A. by Backstage West, in its “Best in L.A.” issue and has proudly served as the blueprint for all other subsequent similar industry events.

Ms. Lord initially introduced and produced the event under the auspices of Women in Film, but has since gone on to produce the event in Los Angeles to benefit Changing Images in America (ChIA), the nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization she founded to promote diversity in American culture, with a focus on the entertainment industry. Lord produces the event outside Los Angeles through her Hollywood Global Entertainment Network (HGEN).