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USC School of Cinematic Arts Guest Instructors

The following is an alphabetical listing of industry leaders who have been instructors of the courses offered for the Business of Entertainment concentration and the Cinematic Arts Certificate program.

John Agoglia, former president of NBC Enterprises and currently a consultant.

David Baron, formerly at Microsoft, now Vice President, Paramount Pictures Digital and Interactive

Alan Berger
, former head of Television Packaging at ICM, now a senior executive at Creative Artists Agency

Fred Bernstein, former Chairman of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Company (Sony Pictures); President of E-Studio Network and film producer; partner at Proskaer, Rose

Steve Blume has had vast experience in motion pictures with Largo Entertainment, television distribution experience with Michael Solomon Films and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, a leading management/production company.

Paul Bricault, Head of New Media, William Morris Agency.

Josh Donen, formerly an independent producer, formerly a top VP at Universal Studios and currently Co-Head of the Motion Picture Literacy Department at Creative Artists Agency

Joan Hyler, a past President of Women in Film and a former Vice President of the William Morris Agency. Joan is now the owner of Hyler Management.  

Aaron Kaplan, Sr. VP Worldwide Head of Television, William Morris Angency.

Bob Levin, former President of Marketing for Disney; President of World Wide Marketing for Sony Entertainment.

Bill Mechanic, former Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment and also former President of International Distribution and Worldwide Video at Walt Disney Studios. Producer of "The New World" and "Coraline."

Bob Osher,  Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Motion Picture Group.

Gary Randall, former President of Spelling Television and Orion Pictures Television. Now an independent producer affiliated with 20th  Century Fox and executive producer of "Saving Grace" for TNT.

Sandy Reisenbach, former President of Marketing, Warner Brothers

Bruce Rosenblum, Executive Vice President of Warner Brothers Television Group

Fred Silverman, Independent Producer

Brian Swardstrom, partner, The Endeavor Agency

Larry Ulman, head of the entertainment division at the law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. 

David Weitzner, the former worldwide head of marketing at MCA (Universal Pictures -- Star Wars, ET); independent marketing consultant to Pepsi and Philips and other major corporations.

Michael Wright, Executive VO, Head of Programming for TNT, TBS, and Turner Classic Movies.

Bryce Zabel
, president of Stellar Productions, creator of five network TV series, winner of the 2008 WGA award for original longform, and past chairman of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
 

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