What I've Learned... From life, work and UCSD

Date: 11/8/2012
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


UCSD Faculty Club
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Primary Contact
Jenelle Dean

Cost: FREE

A series presented by UCSD Alumni and the Division of Social Sciences, What I’ve Learned from Life, Work and UCSD will spotlight two social sciences alumni, Marty Adelstein ’82 and Chris Ottinger ’90. From students who majored in political science to executives in the entertainment industry producing Teen Wolf on MTV, Adelstein and Ottinger both have interesting stories to tell about their experiences at UC San Diego and trajectories to success in business and life.

Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, Jeff Elman, will conduct a 40 minute joint interview with both guests and allow 20 minutes for questions. The interview will be done in a style similar to “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” Interview topics will include Adelstein and Ottinger’s experiences as UC San Diego students, career trajectories, successes in producing and distribution and advice they would like to give to students/alumni about business and life in general.

Dessert reception will follow the program.

Parking Information:

Parking permits are available for purchase in lot P504 and P506


About the Speakers:


Marty Adelstein ’82
Partner, 21 Laps/Adelstein production company

Marty Adelstein’s background in Hollywood spans 25 years, with a career that includes TV and film producer, manager and agent. In 1996 he helped launch Endeavor, which would eventually become one of Hollywood’s leading talent agencies. While helping to guide the agency, he worked with such clients as David E. Kelley and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Adelstein is a currently a partner in 21 Laps/Adelstein, a Los Angeles-based television production company, with director Shawn Levy. In addition to having Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen, picked up for season two on ABC, 21 Laps/Adelstein has had three pilots produced. Adelstein is also currently producing Teen Wolf the series, for MTV. In addition, he was the executive producer of the Golden Globe-nominated series Prison Break and produced Tru Calling, both on the Fox Broadcasting Company. On the film side, Adelstein will also be producing The Necklace with Fox Searchlight in Spring 2013.
UC San Diego alumnus, Marty Adelstein, graduated in 1982 with degrees in Political Science and Communication.

Chris Ottinger ’90
President of International Television Distribution and Acquisitions, MGM

Chris Ottinger oversees all of MGM's international TV distribution and acquisitions activities, working closely with teams in Los Angeles, London and around the world.
Ottinger previously served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Television for the studio. He oversaw the studio’s international pay television business and was responsible for closing pay television output deals in Italy, France, Germany, Poland and Central Europe. In addition, he supervised MGM’s television production and development activities and was responsible for shows including Teen Wolf on MTV and Mildred Pierce on HBO in addition to managing a development slate of over 15 projects.

Ottinger re-joined MGM in 2007 from Fox where he served as Executive Vice President for Fox World and Fox Television Studios International overseeing over 30 format productions per year and overseas production studios in India, France, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Co-Production for Paramount International Television. Previously, Ottinger held the post of executive director of business affairs for MGM’s international and domestic television operations. UC San Diego alumnus, Chris Ottinger, graduated in 1990 with a degree in Political Science.