After years fighting for a table at the local coffee shop, Aleks Horvat had had enough. The cheap wooden chairs nearly ruined his back. The chatty neighbors were a constant distraction. And then there was the ever pressing dilemma of what to do with the laptop when it’s time to go pee?
So in 2004, before “coworking” was a thing, he created theOFFICE. With interiors by Serena Walther Leventhal, ergonomic furniture and finishes by Tony Schubert, and a good dose of feng shui by Master David Cho, theOFFICE is the ideal workspace for those looking to focus, work in comfort, 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.
Partner in the business and “house manager” at theOFFICE for over 10 years, Wade is in the room most days maintaining the inspiring and focused work environment for which theOFFICE is known. He also coordinates theOFFICE Fellowship (a free membership awarded to one up-and-coming writer per year). Also a filmmaker, Wade’s narrative feature Tiger Orange was distributed by Wolfe and can be found on Netflix, Amazon, etc. He’s a Nicholl Semifinalist and a Film Independent Fellow (chosen for their screenwriter, director and producer labs). He also works as a creative guide for writers, actors and others.