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“In my life I’ve experienced tremendous success across diverse ventures and industries, but I’ve also had a boatload of professional tip-overs, economic mishaps, managerial disasters, and creative flops.”
Peter Guber
Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story

Peter Guber has not only produced or executive produced 50 Academy Award nominated films, was once the studio head at Columbia Pictures, and currently is CEO & Chairman at Mandalay Entertainment Group, but he’s also been a full professor at UCLA/School of Theater, Film and Television for the past 30 years. Couldn’t find any of his UCLA classes online, but here are a few short videos he did for the University of Phoenix.

Scott W. Smith

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“I’m in the emotional transportation business. If you want to be in that position, you have to understand drama. You have to understand how characters interact. You must understand how to move audiences emotionally, because that’s what they talk about in word of mouth. You don’t talk about what the film was about, you talk about your experience seeing the film: I loved it, I laughed, I cried, I observed. That’s what makes people go to the movies.”
Peter Guber, Chairman/CEO of Mandalay Ent Group (Exec Producer Rain Man, Batman Returns)
MovieMaker magazine
Winter 2006
Page 69

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Scott W. Smith

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