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Pace University Adds Guest Lecturers Katie Couric and Ron Howard for New Arts & Entertainment Business Program

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 26, 2012 at 6:08PM

Pace University, home of Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton," is launching a star-studded Arts and Entertainment Management program to its Lubin School of Business. Katie Couric, Ron Howard, Doug Herzog and a number of other high-profile media professionals will join the business school faculty as guest lecturers.
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Pace University, home of Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton," is adding an Arts and Entertainment Management program to its Lubin School of Business. Katie Couric, Ron Howard, Doug Herzog and a number of other high-profile media professionals will join the business school faculty as guest lecturers.

American Ballet Theater executive director Rachel Moore, New York City Center president and CEO Arlene Shuler, and the Shubert Organization co-CEO and president Robert E. Wankel are additional confirmed guest lecturers for the new Arts and Entertainment program.

Majors of the new program will be trained for careers that meld the arts with high-level management skills, including theater and dance companies, museums, art galleries, talent representation and TV production firms.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.