In my life I’ve had three careers that have interwoven
over the past 35 years. After graduating from Princeton in 1969 I
worked for fifteen years as a producer of music and film with people
like Bob Dylan, The Band, George Harrison, Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders
and Gus Van Sant. From 1984-2000 I was immersed in the business of
media, first as an Investment Banker in the Merrill Lynch Mergers and
Acquisition department and then as the CEO of the worlds first Video On
Demand Company, Intertainer.
The third stage of my life is as a teacher and consultant. I’m on the
faculty of the Annenberg
School for Communication at the University of Southern California
and a co-founder of the Annenberg
Research Network for International Communication. I consult for
various business and government organizations on the role of digital
media in the economic infrastructure.
COMM 306 - The Communications Revolution, Entertainment and Art
CMGT 558 - The International Entertainment Marketplace (Spring Semester)
COMM 599 - Case Studies in Digital Entertainment (Fall Semester)
Monday 3:00 - 5:30
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Southern California
3502 Watt Way
Tel: (213) 821-5611
I love to lead dialogues on the following subjects:
The role of Broadband Internet Protocol media in the
coming reordered entertainment infrastructure.
[ IP3 ] (Adobe Acrobat)
The rise of the New Federalism as power devolves to the
[ The New Federalism ] (Adobe
The dialogue of reconciliation between progressives and
people of faith.
[ The New Promise of American Life
] (Adobe Acrobat)