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Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, is joining the USC School of Cinematic Arts Board of Councilors, it was announced on Tuesday by Dean Elizabeth M. Daley. The board plays a key role in the school’s overall planning and development and also supports its fundraising efforts.
Kennedy joins the board’s other industry figures on the board: Chair Frank Price, Frank Biondi, Jr., Barry Diller, Lee Gabler, David Geffen, Jim Gianopulos, Brian Grazer, Brad Grey, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alan Levine, George Lucas, Michael Lynton, Don Mattrick, Bill M. Mechanic, Barry Meyer, Les Moonves, Sidney Poitier, Shonda Rhimes, John Riccitiello, Barney Rosenzweig, Scott Sassa, Steven Spielberg, Kevin Tsujihara, John Wells, Jim Wiatt, Paul Junger Witt and Robert Zemeckis.
“I couldn’t be more pleased that Kathleen has agreed to join our board. She is one of the great examples of visionary industry leaders who recognize and champion projects that become cultural touchstones. She’s an exemplary role model for our students and her advice will help ensure their future success,” Daley said.
Kennedy also currently sits on the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
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