After years fighting for a table at the local coffee shop, Aleks Horvat had had enough. He nearly ruined his back from the cheap wooden chairs. There were endless distractions from chatty neighbors not to mention the constant existential crisis of what to do with the laptop when it’s time to go pee?
Hence, the concept for theOFFICE was born.
With interiors by Serena Walther Leventhal, furniture and finishes by Tony Schubert and a good dose of Feng Shui by Master David Cho, theOFFICE is everything a creative workspace should be and serves as the ideal backdrop for people who want to focus and feel inspired (and leave their laptops unattended while going to pee).
Filmmaking credits include Campus Man (RKO/Paramount) which he co-wrote with Matt Dorff, and the independent features Kissing Miranda and Sweethearts (Lionsgate), both of which he wrote, produced and directed. In 1987, Aleks created the Hollywood Creative Directory because he needed a list of names and addresses where he could submit screenplays himself. What began as a fluke venture, HCD became one of the entertainment industry’s most well-known brands. Thirteen years later, Aleks sold HCD to iFilm. He earned his B.A. from UCLA.
Partner and czar of theOFFICE for 10 years, Wade oversees all memberships, coordinates theOFFICE Fellowship (a free membership awarded to one up-and-coming writer per year) and is in the room most days maintaining the inspiring, distraction-free work environment for which theOFFICE is known. Also a filmmaker, Wade’s narrative feature Tiger Orange premiered at Outfest and was distributed by Wolfe in 2015. He’s a Nicholl Semifinalist with his screenplay Half Truth as well as a Film Independent Fellow (chosen for their screenwriter, director and producer labs) and a finalist in the Netflix FIND Your Voice Competition. His short film Housebroken was released by Strand Releasing on a collection of shorts in 2014.