The EMC Executive Board builds bridges between the Entertainment Industry and the Pepperdine Community in order to build a world-class media program.
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.
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 more than 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.
Author, publisher and producer, Pepperdine alumnus Brad Cummings ('88) is founder of Wind Blown Media, publisher of The Shack. A feature film adaptation is currently in development with Lionsgate.
A celebrated, Emmy-nominated television and stage actress, Roma Downey is most known for her decade of work in Touched by an Angel (1994), which attracted 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.
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. from 1992 to 1997. Kaufman was also the founding chairman and CEO of Tri-Star Pictures, Inc. from 1983 to December 1987, at which time he became president and CEO of Tri-Star's successor company, Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
President of Universal Music Publishing Group North America, Evan Lamberg, oversees the North American operations for the industry's leading global music publishing company, including its Pop, Urban, Country, Latin, Christian/Gospel and Canadian divisions. Lamberg also served in various positions at EMI Music Publishing and Gibson Guitar Corp.
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).
Filmmaker and publisher, Pepperdine alumnus Takuji Masuda ('94) is founder of Super X Media Combine. He is currently finishing a feature documentary about legendary surfer Bunker Spreckels.
Vice chair of Paramount Pictures, Pepperdine alumnus Rob Moore ('84) 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 13 years at The Walt Disney Studio where he held numerous positions, most recently as executive vice president, Finance and Operations. Rob Moore
Jennifer Schaeffer Snitko
As Vice President of Television Business & Legal Affairs for CORE Media Group, Jennifer Schaeffer Snitko ('98 in Business Administration, '02 School of Law) is responsible for handling television development and production for American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and Sharp Media. Jennifer's previous posts include VP of Business & Legal Affairs at Eyeworks USA, and entertainment law at the Beverly Hills firm McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP. Jennifer began her legal career at GRB Entertainment.
Throughout his renowned career as a producer, director and writer, George Schlatter has been responsible for hundreds of hours of television series and specials. A former student and football player at Pepperdine College, he changed the face of television when he created and produced such breakthrough series as Laugh-In and Real People. His honors include 25 Emmy nominations, five Emmys, three Image awards, Golden Globe awards, Directors Guild awards, Television Critics awards, and "Man of the Year" awards for both the International Radio & Television and Producers guild. http://georgeschlatter.com/
As president of Warner Artist Management, Doug Warner brings over 20 years of experience representing talent and launching the careers of many A-list Hollywood celebrities. Doug empowers his vast relationship resources and 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.
Currently serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Business & Legal Affairs at Starz, David Weil is an accomplished senior entertainment industry executive. With 10 years experience as Chief Executive Officer of Walden Media LLC/Bristol Bay Productions, he oversaw all aspects of its operations, including strategic planning, production, marketing and outreach, finance, legal and business affairs. Earlier, Weil served as managing partner of the Century City office of 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.