AlainLevy, Chairman and CEO of EMI Music, has been appointed chairman of the Film Business Academy's advisory board at Cass Business School in London.
Levypreviously served as president and CEO of PolyGram during its expansion withPolyGram Filmed Entertainment.
TheFilm Business Academy at Cass, supported by Skillset and the UK Film Council, will launch its newMasters of Science in Film Business and the Executive MBA in Film Business.
Theadvisory board also includes Stewart Till from UIP, John Woodward from the UKFilm Council, Tim Richards of Vue, Xavier Marchand of Momentum Pictures, Carol Potter of JWT, Dawn Airey of Sky Networks, Andy Duncan of Channel 4, Patrick McKenna of Ingenious Media, agent Jenny Casarotto,and producer Duncan Kenworthy.
The board will provide strategic advice andguidance to the Film Business Academy.
TheFilm Business Academy also announced that itwill be working with NYU's Stern School of Business to offer an elective courseto Cass MBA students in New York Film Business.
"The Film Business Academy will berunning Britain's first and only MBA in the business of film," Levy said. "I hope thatit will help foster even more successful movie making, funding and distributionin future generations, through training in the actual business of film. Film -like music - has a great deal to contribute to the UK's economy, creativity andculture but to be most impactful, it needs a trulyglobal perspective and I am pleased that the Cass Business School is forginglinks with film schools in other countries such as the US."