Photos From Past OP Events

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Alan Cumming Screens His Film ‘Any Day Now’ for OP (2012)

Mixer at Hotel Giraffe (2012)

Career Bootcamp with John Crant (2012)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Post Pride Party (2012) 

Frank Rich Interviewed by Charles Kaiser (2012)

Brini Maxwell Interviews Frank Decaro on The Dead Celebrity Cookbook (2011)

Networking Mixer at Elmo (2011)

Networking Intensive at The Center (2011)

OP Financial Roundtable (2010)

Members of the Wall Street financial community helped OP kick off 2010 by discussing what might be happening next with the markets and US economy. OP Board member Mike Tracy moderated and welcomed Jeffrey Palma of UBS, Robert Weissenstein of Credit Suisse, Adam Boynton of of Deutsche Bank and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James Stewart (above right, l to r).

Photos:  David Gordon Photography

“Make Travel a Trip” Event (2009)

OP hosted it’s 2nd Annual Travel Summit with a focus on Europe. Hosted again my travel writer Matt Link, the panel featured Marion Fourestier of ATOUT FRANCE, Paul Gauger of VisitBritain and Harald Hansen of Innovation Norway. And, of course, we had our annual drawing for travel on OP lead sponsor, Continental Airlines. In the right-hand photo, OP President Michael Westwood (left) presents the ‘big voucher’ to winner Jay Persi while the panel members look on.

OP Celebrates 25 Years and Jack Schlegel (2009)

OP celebrated its first 25 years by honoring one of our leading lights, Jack Schlegel, with a festive blowout at Danal restaurant in the Village. Amid the blur of the crowd (pic 1), former OP President John Kneapler and Jack (pic 2, l-r) reminisced. NY Times’ Stuart Elliott (pic 3, left) introduced Jack with a few choice words.
Jack also caught up with Ann Northrop (pic 4, center right) and two lovely new friends. Also among the crowd for dinner were Peter Farrell and Mark Fortier (pic 5, l-r). And event chair Carl Pritzkat (pic 6, right) was enjoying the evening with his partner, Tony Travostino (pic 6, left), both of Mediapolis.

Women’s Night at NewFest (2009)

Thanks to all who attended! Women’s Night
at NewFest was hosted by Lesli Klainberg
(bottom row, middle photo, second from right),
producer/director and acting Executive Director for NewFest, and other
prominent filmmakers at the new home for NewFest in the SVA theatre and
in Logo Lounge, the premier spot to connect with fellow attendees,
actors, filmmakers and industry reps. We were treated to pre- and
post-film receptions and the delightful “The Baby Formula” a
mocu-mentary about lesbian baby-making. Photos copyright 2009 Twilla

Von Praunheim, Legendary German Filmmaker (2009)

Von Praunheim
(far right) — legendary German filmmaker, activist, and writer and
founder of the modern German gay pride movement — was interviewed by
film critic Brandon Judell
(on the right in first photo), who has worked on several von Praunheim
documentaries. Photos copyright 2009 David Gordon Photography.

Women’s Night at Asia Society and Museum (2009)

Asia Society & Museum was our most gracious host for Women’s Night at Leo Bar Networking Mixer. A record turnout of over 550 women
of every ethnicity,
profession, interest and style attended this
twice-per-year Asia Society women’s mixer. Many thanks to David Reid
and Victor Abud Hall of the Museum, as well as to our Co-Sponsors,
Astraea and Q-Wave. All photos copyright 2009 Twilla Duncan.

Economic Roundtable (2009)

More than 200 people braved the snow to hear four leading economists in
an exclusive panel forecasting the economy’s direction in 2009. (Above left photo, l to r) Moderator: former OP President Michael
L. Tracy. Panelists: Dr. Neal M. Soss, Managing Director and Chief
Economist at Credit Suisse; Jeffrey Palma, Managing Director and head
of Global Equity Strategy for UBS; Christian Menagatti, Managing Editor and Lead
Analyst at RGE Monitor; and R. Martin Chavez (Marty), a Partner
at Goldman Sachs. Photos copyright 2009 David Gordon Photography.

OP.LYNX and NewFest Filmmaker Brunch Series (2008)



(l to r) Alice Wu (top of photo, left) and Leslie Klainberg (top of photo, right) during the Q&A. OP Member and Q-Wave Organizer Mari Morimoto (left) with Alice Wu (right). All photos copyright 2008 Alina Wilczynski.


Arthur Laurents Chats With Charles Kaiser (2008)




(top row left & far right) Broadway legend Arthur Laurents with journalist Charles Kaiser; (top right) Laurents, Kaiser and OP Board Member Twilla Duncan; (bottom) Laurents signing books after the discussion. Photos copyright 2008 Alina Wilczynski.


Doris Day Tell-All Author Chats With Frank Decaro (2008)



(l to r) Author David Kaufman,
whose juicily detailed new biography, ‘Doris Day: The Untold Story of
the Girl Next Door’ was recently accorded a 16-page excerpt in Vanity Fair, was interviewed for OP by pop culture funnyman Frank DeCaro
from Sirius Radio. A capacity crowd enjoyed an hour of story-telling
with Kaufman signing books afterwards. All photos copyright 2008 Alina

Director’s Screening of “After Stonewall” (2008)

(photo left) Director John Scagliotti with Moderator Brandon Judell fielding questions from the audience; (photo right) John Scagliotti with OP Film Coordinator Wolfgang Busch. All photos copyright 2008 Alina Wilczynski.