“Kevin is a visionary leader in this constantly changing entertainment landscape. His vast knowledge and experience will help guide us as we continue to forge a path into the future for our students,” says Daley. “We are honored that he accepted our invitation to join the Board of Councilors.”
Board of Councilors Chair Frank Price says, “We are looking forward to welcoming Kevin to the board and to the insight he will bring to our efforts to help students navigate new challenges in media analysis, creation and distribution around the world. Kevin works in all the areas that SCA teaches. I am so pleased he has agreed to join the board.”
“Having received my undergraduate degree from USC, it’s an honor to join the board of SCA and help the university provide its film students with the best training and preparation to succeed,” said Tsujihara. “Our studio has a long-standing relationship with USC, which is the official home of the Warner Bros. Archive, and I’m proud to continue that tradition.”
Tsujihara joins the Board’s other notable industry icons: 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, John Wells, Jim Wiatt, Paul Junger Witt and Robert Zemeckis.
Twenty-one-year Studio veteran Kevin Tsujihara serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros., a post he was promoted to in March 2013. In this role, he oversees worldwide operations, including film, television and video game production, marketing and distribution for one of the most innovative and successful entertainment companies in the world.
Prior to serving as CEO, Tsujihara was President of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, which includes the Studio’s home video, digital distribution, video games, anti-piracy, and emerging technology operations, a post he’d held since WBHE’s founding in October 2005. Under Tsujihara’s leadership, WBHE dominated the home entertainment sector and continuously ranked as the market share leader in packaged media and digital distribution in the U.S. and abroad.
Previous to WBHE, Tsujihara served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy, Warner Bros. Entertainment and, before that, Executive Vice President, New Media, responsible for the oversight of all Warner Bros.’ new media endeavors. He joined Warner Bros. in 1994 as Director, Special Projects, Finance.
Tsujihara received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and his MBA from Stanford University.
In addition to his professional commitments, Tsujihara sits on the Boards of Directors for the MPAA, City Year Los Angeles (an education-focused, nonprofit organization), the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission and the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the AFI and the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs. He also serves on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.
About USC School of Cinematic Arts:
Founded in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1929 over 85 years ago, the USC School of Cinematic Arts has fueled and mirrored the growth of entertainment as an industry and an art form. The School offers comprehensive programs in directing, producing, writing, critical studies, animation and digital arts, production, and interactive media, all backed by a broad liberal arts education and taught by leading practitioners in each field. USC was voted the #1 game design school in North America by the Princeton Review for six consecutive years.