USC Cinematic Arts

John is a communicator and strategist with over 30 years’ management experience in motion pictures, interactive technology, and workforce development.  As a consultant, he uses visionary leadership skills to provide solutions at the intersection of the media/entertainment business, education and digital technology.

His mission is to help organizations and individuals successfully identify, understand, and adapt to the profound business, cultural and personal paradigm shifts that we all face in the 21st century.

Current clients include Carnegie Mellon University, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, 5D|Organization, and The ACME Network, a leading online mentoring community.

As a production executive and producer for studios including MGM, Columbia, and Warner Bros, he supervised over a dozen movies in the ‘80s, adding interactive CD-ROM game development in the ‘90s, and co-founding/running an internet technology startup from 1996 until 2002.  In 2003, he returned to entertainment as Head of Show Development for DreamWorks Animation SKG, where he ran the studio’s internal artistic training program and founded its college outreach recruiting program. 

John holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College, and a M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.