Discover the full schedule for Soho Summit Los Angeles
From Hollywood panel talks to artisan workshops, screenings and lunches, here’s what you can expect at round two of our festival of ideas, powered by Porsche
Tuesday 17 October 2023 By Soho House
Following the success of our inaugural Soho Summit at Soho Farmhouse earlier this year, we’re bringing the event to LA from Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 November, and we’ve got the full schedule of what’s to come.
The event will be a coming together of high-profile creative minds from the worlds of film and entertainment design, art, fashion, music and more, with everything taking place across Soho House West Hollywood, Soho House Holloway, Soho Warehouse and Soho Home Melrose Studio.
Whether you’ll be joining us from out of town or looking to enjoy a getaway, you can book bedrooms at Soho Warehouse or Soho House Holloway and get early access to all keynote events throughout the weekend. Plus, stay between Tuesday 31 October and Friday 3 November and receive 10% off a two-night stay or longer, as well as a special Soho Summit welcome gift.
In April, we hosted our inaugural Soho Summit at Soho Farmhouse in the UK, where we saw a host of conversations, including guests such as Andrew Scott, Michèle Lamy, Yinka Ilori, Sir Paul Smith and Sinéad Burke, as well as Richard Brown demonstrating his Iron Man-esque jet suit on the lawn. There were also art installations on display, plus a curated lunch by the culinary team from Native, as well as workshops, a Porsche car display, cinema screenings, and a special performance by Anne-Marie.
Now, we’re doing it all over again in the US. Our second summit will be packed with keynote talks by Hollywood leaders, who’ll share the making of some of the biggest cinematic hits of the year and give insight into the Oscars® race. As part of our ongoing commitment to support creative changemakers and the next generation of talent, Soho Visionaries, powered by Porsche, will be hosting a series of workshops including printmaking with David Horvitz and model-making with Anna Carey.
There will also be conversations on creativity and culture with the likes of Jeremy Scott, Arianne Phillips and Catherine Opie, not to mention a masterclass for first-time filmmakers with Riley Keough and Gina Gammell, co-directors of War Pony. All of that, plus a schooling on photography by Kennedi Carter, special performances, as well as lunches and breakfasts across our three LA Houses.
In an effort to make the summit as accessible as possible for members, we will be including ASL interpreters for our talks, ramps and handrails on the main stage, and closed captioning on all cinema screenings. We’ll also encourage panellists, facilitators and leadership to begin their engagement with a visual description of themselves to accommodate those who are blind or have low vision.
To attend, all you have to do is book a spot at each of the events you’d like to join via the links listed below.
Above: Kennedi Carter
Wednesday 1 November
SOHO HOUSE WEST HOLLYWOOD
10.30am-11.15am: ‘Hollywood Access’, White Box
Join VFX supervisor Kaitlyn Yang, CEO of Alpha Studios and cofounder of 1IN4 Coalition; Sumi Parekh, executive director of Group Effort Initiative; Tracey Bing, producer and head of content for Rideback Rise; Tahirah Gooden, manager of Original Studio Films for Netflix, and Elaine Hall, access coordinator and founder of The Miracle Project for a conversation that will shed light on issues surrounding access – in all of its dimensions in Hollywood. The aim is not only to raise awareness of underrepresented groups, but also to discuss how to create systemic and sustainable change within the industry.
Moderated by Eryn Brown, partner of Entertainment 360 and cofounder of 1IN4 Coalition.
11.45am-12.30pm: ‘The making of Oppenheimer’, Cinema
We go behind the scenes with the creative team of the Oscars® front-runner for Best Picture, Oppenheimer. This will be a panel discussion featuring music composer, Ludwig Göransson; production designer, Ruth De Jong; costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick, and visual effects supervisor, Scott R Fisher, who will share their experiences of bringing the film to life.
Moderated by Jacqueline Coley.
2pm-2.45pm: ‘Insiders’ preview of the Oscars® race’, Cinema
Awards season obsessed? Join Scott Feinberg, Rebecca Keegan and Tyler Coates from The Hollywood Reporter for a deep dive into the 2024 Oscars® race. The conversation will be hosted by Jo Addy, Soho House Global Film Director. Join us in the White Box for lunch prior to the discussion between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
6pm: Netflix QUEUE Screening: Rustin with an introduction from Tonia Davis, Cinema
The architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organisers the world has ever known. He challenged authority, never apologised for who he was, what he believed, or who he desired. And he did not back down. He made history, and in turn, he was forgotten.
Directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo, Rustin shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr, Adam Clayton Powell Jr and Ella Baker, dared to imagine a different world, and inspired a movement in a march towards freedom. The film will be introduced by producer Tonia Davis.
SOHO HOME STUDIO
2.30pm-4pm: WORKSHOP Soho Visionaries: Printmaking with David Horvitz
David Horvitz will lead a collaborative workshop using sumi ink and edible food: the processed meat produce, SPAM® , and Japanese udon noodles for vegetarians. He calls this ‘SPAM Gyotaku’, referencing the traditional Japanese printing process where a fisherman inks a fish and presses it on paper. Members will have the chance to join Horvitz using his method to create their own.
4.30pm-6pm: WORKSHOP Soho Visionaries: Making miniature models with Anna Carey
In this workshop, members will create miniature architectural spaces based on reality, memory and imagination. With Anna Carey’s guidance, guests will template ideas for structures and design the models with surfaces such as brick, stone, wallpaper, and colour. At the end, all models will be photographed.
Above, clockwise from top: Catherine Opie, Franklin Leonard and Riley Keough
Thursday 2 November
10.30am-11.15pm: ‘How to make a critically acclaimed (and successful) first film’, Garden
Riley Keough and Gina Gammell, co-directors of War Pony – a moving, coming-of-age portrait of two Native American men from the Pine Ridge Reservation – provide unique insight and industry tips on making your debut film. Moderated by Franklin Leonard.
11.30am-12.15pm: ‘Capturing the moment’ – a photography masterclass with Kennedi Carter, Garden
A Durham, North Carolina native by way of Dallas, Texas, Kennedi Carter is a photographer with a primary focus on Black subjects. In this conversation with curator and culture worker, Marcella Zigbuo Camara, Carter will discuss her process, her passions and what it’s like to shoot members of her community, as well as megastars such as Quinta Brunson and Beyoncé.
1.30pm-2.15pm: ‘America, queer culture and me: Catherine Opie’s life through a lens’, Garden
It’s no exaggeration to say that Catherine Opie is a titan of the photography world. For more than 40 years she has been capturing queer life, urban transformation and political movements through her portraiture. She will sit down with Erin Christovale – a Los Angeles-based curator and programmer who currently works at the Hammer Museum at the University of California – for what will be a must-attend talk for any art enthusiast. Members are encouraged to join us for an informal lunch beforehand between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
11.30am-1pm: WORKSHOP Soho Visionaries: Abstract art making with Dané Estes, Drawing Room
This workshop will serve as an informal and interactive experience where each member will create an abstract painting guided by Estes’ creative process, which he will then stretch for you to take home as a keepsake.
2pm-2.45pm: ‘Art and technology: looking forward with Patrick Vogel, Brian Bress and Sinziana Velicescu’, Drawing Room
What is the prognosis for virtual collectibles and what digital art should we be talking about right now? Featuring artists Patrick Vogel and Brian Bress, plus curator and creative director of Vellum LA, Sinziana Velicescu, this panel talk will dive into the future of art and technology.
Moderated by Anakena Paddon, Art Collection Manager for Soho House.
4pm-5pm: WORKSHOP. Soho Visionaries: Jessalyn Brooks, Drawing Room
Explore archetypes and the body in this visual art workshop with artist Jessalyn Brooks, who is responsible for our beautiful rooftop mural at Soho House Holloway. Brooks will guide a conversation in colour, history, line and space – and the most frighteningly intimate subject matter: the self-portrait. Arrive ready to move, paint and release.<