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Samuel Dickerman

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

Peter Stark Producing Program

Email: pstark@cinema.usc.edu
Work Phone: 213.740.3304

After graduating from Stanford University, Samuel Dickerman worked as an investment banker before attending the Peter Stark Producing Program (‘94). Sam started his film career at Chestnut Hill Productions where he originally worked as an intern before being promoted to the position of assistant for John Bard Manulis. Sam followed Manulis to the Samuel Goldwyn Company in 1994 where he worked on films such as The Madness Of King George. In 1996, Dickerman joined Radiant Productions, the development and production company of Wolfgang Petersen. There, he worked on Petersen’s films Air Force OneThe Perfect Storm and Troy. After nine years working with Petersen, he joined Columbia Pictures in 2005 as Senior Vice President, Production and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2011. At Columbia, Dickerman was the studio executive on numerous films including ClickVantage PointHouse BunnyPaul Blart: Mall CopYou Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Terminator: Salvation, Grown Ups 1 and 2,  Salt, Battle: Los Angeles  Just Go With It, and American Hustle.  After 9 years at Columbia, Sam joined Walt Disney Studios in 2014 as an Executive Vice President where he is overseeing films such as The Jungle Book,The Finest Hours, the newest installments of Pirates of the Caribbean and Tron.

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