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Executive Leadership Series - Regent University

Join us each month at The Founders Inn and Spa for Regent University’s Executive Leadership Series (ELS). This series of luncheons brings together leaders and aspiring leaders for teaching and inspiration from some of today's most intriguing, innovative and influential men and women around the world.

Join us as we explore the trends, principles and dynamics of leading successful organizations.

Featured Speaker

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Corbin Bernsen
Actor, Writer, Director and Producer; President, Home Theater Films
September 9, 2016 | 12 p.m. | The Founders Inn and Spa



During his 30-plus years in Hollywood, Corbin Bernsen has enjoyed success as an actor, writer, director and producer. He is best known for his roles as Arnie Becker on the ground-breaking NBC series L.A. Law, Roger Dorn in the popular Major League film trilogy and Henry Spencer on USA Network’s PSYCH.

In 2010, Bernsen transitioned to the other side of the camera and formed the production company Home Theater Films. He and his team produce, direct and market family-friendly movies, with a quickly growing arsenal that includes Rust (2010), 25 Hill (2012), Christian Mingle (2014) and, more recently, In-Lawfully Yours, a co-production with Regent University.

Join us as Bernsen discusses what it really means to be a “leading man” in Hollywood.

Corbin Bernsen comes from an entertainment family. His mother, who recently passed away, was a mainstay on the long-running soap The Young and Restless for 35 years. A graduate of UCLA, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master’s degree in playwriting, he most recently starred as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s hit original series PSYCH.

Bernsen was catapulted to stardom during the 1980s by the hit NBC TV series L.A. Law. Twice, he was nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Arnie Becker on the show. Along the way, he hosted Saturday Night Live and guest starred on Seinfeld and Star Trek, to name a few television appearances.

Bernsen starred in the comedy Hello Again, followed by other critically acclaimed roles in Disorganized Crime, Wolfgang Peterson’s Shattered, The Great White Hype, and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned- owner Roger Dorn, in the extremely popular Major League series of films. Other film credits include Lay the Favorite with Bruce Willis and The Big Year with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. He also appeared with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Recently, Bernsen has directed the films Carpool Guy, Dead Air and Rust, which was distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. With Rust, Bernsen shifted his focus to family-friendly movies and formed Home Theater Films. 25 Hill, which he also wrote and directed, is the first title from his newly formed company and was distributed by EchoLight Studios in July 2012. This was followed by 3 Day Test (2012) and Beyond the Heavens (2013), also released by EchoLight Studios. Bernsen's latest project, Christian Mingle, was released in January 2015 by Capitol. Bernsen lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 26 years, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons.

Upcoming Speakers

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available at several different levels to meet your budget and goals. All sponsorships (with the exception of Table Sponsors) include a minimum of:

  • Recognition on the ELS website and in the ELS program for each luncheon
  • Guaranteed speaker’s table seating for one at a selected luncheon
  • Access to additional discount tickets (up to eight per luncheon)
  • Invitations to special Regent events.

For more information please contact Grace McPherson, our Director of Advancement, at 757-352-4855 or gmcpherson@regent.edu. I also invite you to follow the Regent University Executive Leadership Series on Facebook.

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