Executive Director of the Institute
Michael Taylor has 35 years experience in the media and entertainment industry and has held the position of Chair at USC’s Film and Television Production (renamed to the Kortschak Family Endowed Division Chair in Film and Television Production) over the last 8 years. Taylor also maintains an active career as a producer of theatrical and television films. He produces within the studio system as well as in the independent film arena. Mr. Taylor's credits include Last Embrace, Bottle Rocket, Phenomenon , The Hi-Line, Instinct, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Mrs. Munck, Princess of Thieves, Phenomenon II, The Commuters , and Copying Beethoven. Among other honors, Taylor is the recipient of the National Board of Review Award, the Fourteenth Annual Genesis Award for Outstanding Feature Film, the Santa Clarita International Film Award for best Tela-Feature, the Variety/EDI $100 Million Award and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Executive Director, Media Institute for Social Change
USC School of Cinematic Arts