Levy adds school advisory board to portfolio.
Alain Levy, chairman/CEO of EMI Music, has been appointed advisory board chairman at the new Film Business Academy at London’s Cass Business School.
The Film Business Academy, described as “the world’s first international center dedicated to the business of film,” opens in October. Supported by the U.K. Film Council, the country’s lead film agency, the academy will offer a Masters of Science (MSc) degree in Film Business and an Executive MBA in Film Business.
Other advisory board members include top U.K. movie executives such as Stewart Till, deputy chairman/CEO at international distribution company United International Pictures (UIP); Tim Richards, CEO of cinema chain Vue Entertainment; and Eric Fellner, co-founder of Hollywood hit film-maker Working Title Films.
Before becoming EMI Music’s top executive, Levy had formerly been worldwide president/CEO of PolyGram, then the world’s biggest music company. It expanded into the movies business and produced box-office hits and Oscar winners such as Fargo, The Usual Suspects, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Dead Man Walking.