UCHastings Instagram

Barrister's Ball
Instagram Photo Likes thoffany, jaybeedoe, exnowayyy and 12 others like this.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Smurfs" Creator Jordan Kerner '76 Profiled in Variety

When Jordan Kerner, the prolific producer of tender family fare such as the “Smurfs” franchise, “George of the Jungle” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” is asked to describe the root of his particular penchant for stirring stories that tug at audiences’ hearts — or make the little ones giggle — he brings up a pivotal moment in his childhood.

It was May 7, 1959. In the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the recently transplanted Dodgers and the New York Yankees were playing an exhibition game to raise money for the medical expenses of legendary catcher Roy Campanella, one of the first players to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier, who had been left paralyzed by a car accident. More than 93,000 people were in the stands, among them 9-year-old Jordan, dozens of World War II veterans in wheelchairs and a vivid cross-section of the country’s racial and ethnic mix, all united in their love for a wounded hero.

FULL ARTICLE:

Altruism, humanity provide the connective tissue in this Billion Dollar Producer's Canon

Published: July 23, 2013

Link: http://variety.com/2013/film/features/jordan-kerner-billion-dollar-producer-1200566327/

Go to News Archive

Share this Story

Share via Facebook
Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

Other Recent Stories/ RSS

Thursday, October 16, 2014

3L Robert Graham: City Bank Project is Alternate Housing Crisis Fix

"My upbringing and public interest background has taught me that affordable housing is intertwined with other social and fiscal issues—like a child’s access to quality education and a working family’s ability to earn a living wage."
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

La Raza’s Day @ Law School Opens the Door to Future Law Students

250 youth from area schools will spend the day immersed in all things UC Hastings to whet their appetite for a legal career.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

5Qs for 3L Mario Lopez, Fall Intern at the White House

Lopez works on financial and housing issues has enjoyed being at the heart of the executive branch.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships Go to 1Ls Eliana Corona-Vazquez and Gabrielle Parris

Professor Zitrin has contributed to several of the 19 scholarships awarded to UC Hastings students since 1998.
Monday, October 13, 2014

Alumni Host Networking Dinners to Inspire and Connect with Students

ASUCH organizes 50+ events each year and is looking to matchmake between alumni and students for career opportunities.
Go to News Archive