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January 10, 2007

Price Is Right

BOC Chair Is Nominee For Council On Arts

Frank Price, a USC Life Trustee and Chair of the Board of Councilors for the School of Cinematic Arts, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to a six-year term on the National Council on the Arts. The council advises the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts on grants to be made by the endowment.

The appointment was announced by the White House in November and will be sent to the Senate for confirmation.

Price, the chairman and CEO of Price Entertainment Inc., an independent producer of motion pictures and television is also the former chairman of Columbia Pictures.

Presidential appointments to the National Council on the Arts, by law, are selected "for their widely recognized knowledge of the arts or their expertise or profound interest in the arts," the endowment states.

"They have records of distinguished service or achieved eminence in the arts and are appointed so as to represent equitably all geographic areas of the country."