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Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture

Executive Board

The EMC Executive Board builds bridges between the Entertainment Industry and the Pepperdine Community in order to build a world-class media program.

Jon Burton

Founder and Managing Director of Traveller's Tales, Jon Burton directed LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (Video),Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Video Game), Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Video Game), Transformers: The Game (Video Game), and Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (Video Game). He has received three British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

Mark Burnett

Executive producer of five network television series with seven hours of network programming, Mark Burnett has produced over 2,400 hours of television which regularly airs in over 70 countries. His current series are Survivor (2000), The Voice (2011), The Apprentice, Shark Tank (2009) and People's Choice Awards. He has won five Emmy Awards, one PGA Award and five People's Choice Awards.

Brad Cummings

Author, publisher and producer, Brad Cummings is founder of Wind Blown Media, publisher of The Shack. A feature film adaptation is currently in development with Lionsgate with Forest Whitaker attached to direct and star. (Pepperdine '88)

Roma Downey

A celebrated, Emmy-nominated television and stage actress, Roma Downey is most known for her decade of work in Touched by an Angel (1994) to a weekly audience of over 20 million. She is the executive producer of the television miniseries The Bible on the History channel, and is producer of the film, Son of God, and for the upcoming miniseries, The Dovekeepers,

Victor Kaufman

Vice Chairman of IAC and Expedia, Victor Kaufman serves in the Office of the Chairman overseeing all strategic planning, financial and legal matters for IAC. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Savoy Pictures Entertainment, Inc. since March 1992. Kaufman was also the founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tri-Star Pictures, Inc. from 1983 to December 1987, at which time he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Tri-Star's successor company Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc.

Dan Lin

Producer and executive, Dan Lin founded Lin Pictures in 2008.   His productions include The Lego Movie (2014), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Sherlock Holmes (2009), and Terminator Salvation (2009).

Takuji Masuda

Filmmaker and Publisher, Takuji Masuda is founder of Super X Media Combine. He is currently finishing a feature documentary about legendary surfer Bunker Spreckels. (Pepperdine '94)

Rob Moore

Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures, Rob Moore oversees Marketing, Digital, Interactive, Television, Licensing, and Business Affairs divisions. Prior to joining Paramount, Moore was a founding member and a partner at Revolution Studios, where he developed the strategic business plan and oversaw the formation of the company. Moore spent thirteen years at The Walt Disney Studio where he held numerous positions, departing as the Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations. (Pepperdine '84)  Rob Moore

George Schlatter

Throughout his renowned career as a producer, director and writer, George Schlatter has been responsible for hundreds of hours of television series and specials. He changed the face of television when he created and produced such breakthrough series as Laugh-In and Real People. His honors and awards include 25 Emmy Award nominations, five Emmys, three Image Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Television Critics Awards, the International Radio & Television "Man of the Year" Award, Directors Guild Award, Producers Guild "Man of The Year" Award. (Pepperdine '48)

Doug Warner

As President of Warner Artist Management, Doug Warner brings over 20 years experience representing talent and launching the careers of many A-list Hollywood Celebrities (Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, Johnny Cash, Ryan O'Neal, James Coburn, Paul Rodriguez, Krista Allen, Suzanne Somers and Kim Delany). Doug empowers his vast resources of relationships, looks to emerging markets and trends, in order to advise and direct his clients for the best possible advantage in the fluid entertainment and media marketplace.

David Weil

Chief Executive Officer of Anschutz Film Group of Walden Media, LLC, David Weil oversaw all facets of The Anschutz Corporation including strategic planning for Anschutz Film Group and general operational issues for over 10 years. Prior to this, Weil served as Managing Partner of Century City Office for O'Melveny & Myers, L.L.P. For 25 years he represented companies and individuals in virtually all areas of the entertainment and intellectual property fields.