People: CBS Corp (CBS)
9 Dec 2016
Mr. Arnold Kopelson is an Independent Director of the Company. He produces films and television programs and finances the acquisition and development of screenplays, since 1979. Prior to that, he practiced entertainment and banking law, specializing in motion picture financing. He has been honored with a Best Picture Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and an Independent Spirit Award, and his films have generated 17 Academy Award nominations. Mr. Kopelson has served on the Executive Committee of the Producers Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and for more than ten years has served on the Board of Mentors of the Peter Stark Producing Program at University of Southern California. He has held no other public company directorships during the past five years. As an Academy Award-winning producer, as well as through his involvement in television production and development, Mr. Kopelson brings to the Board a significant depth of knowledge of the entertainment industry. This encompasses over 35 years of executive and creative experience in film and television production and financing, as well as his prior experience in practicing entertainment and banking law. With his film industry experience and affiliations, Mr. Kopelson is a skilled advisor on the strategic direction of the Company's Entertainment segment and provides insight into the management of the Company's executive and creative talent.
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