Kevin Feige, Producer and President of Marvel Studios, joins the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) Board of Councilors, which helps guide the School’s overall planning, development, and fundraising efforts, it was announced by Elizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
“Kevin Feige is not only a leader and unparalleled creative force in film and television, but he’s also a dedicated alum and partner for the School of Cinematic Arts,” says Daley. “We’re thrilled he’s joining the Board and his vision and enthusiasm will be an incredible resource in shaping the future of the School.”
Board of Councilors Chair Frank Price states, “Kevin has been the driving force behind some of the industry’s largest films and franchises. His vast knowledge and experience will help us as we continue to navigate through this continuously changing entertainment landscape. We are incredibly proud of all that he has accomplished and thrilled to have him join the Board.”
Feige joins notable industry icons on the Board including Chair Frank Price, Frank Biondi, Jr., Barry Diller, Lee Gabler, David Geffen, Jim Gianopulos, Brian Grazer, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Donna Langley, Alan Levine, George Lucas, Michael Lynton, Don Mattrick, Bill M. Mechanic, Barry Meyer, Sidney Poitier, Shonda Rhimes, John Riccitiello, Barney Rosenzweig, Scott Sassa, Steven Spielberg, Kevin Tsujihara, John Wells, Jim Wiatt, and Robert Zemeckis.
A graduate of the Production Division in 1995 and the 2014 recipient of the Mary Pickford Alumni Award, Feige has been a highly involved member of the SCA alumni community. He frequently works fellow USC alumni on Marvel projects, such as directors Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) and Scott Derrickson (Dr. Strange), editor Jeff Ford (Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame), and writer Jac Schaeffer (Black Widow and WandaVision). He is also among the School’s most frequent guests, making common appearances in CTCS 466 Film Symposium, a class taught by Leonard Maltin that screens upcoming films followed by discussions with key crew members, and he played a central role in organizing the School’s “10 Years of Marvel” retrospective screening series last year, for which he appeared as a guest speaker following every screening. This past summer, he joined Stacey Sher and John Singleton for a conversation moderated by Jennifer Todd at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre at the Academy for a special celebration of the School of Cinematic Arts’ 90th Anniversary this past spring.
States Feige, “I am beyond thrilled to join the School of Cinematic Arts Board of Councilors. I look forward to working with Dean Elizabeth Daley and my esteemed colleagues on the Board to continue the School’s visionary approach to shaping the next generation of creators and leaders in the entertainment industry.”
Feige began his career as an assistant to executive producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner at their Warner Bros.-based production company. He joined Marvel in 2000 and served as executive producer on the second and third Spider-Man films. He also co-produced X-Men 2 and executive produced X Men: The Last Stand among many other Marvel-branded films. Feige was named President of Production for Marvel Studios in March 2007, where he is a hands-on producer and oversees Marvel Studio’s feature film productions, whose 21 films released have all opened no. 1 at the box office and collectively grossed over $20 billion worldwide.
Feige has been the driving creative force behind several billion-dollar franchises and an unprecedented number of blockbuster feature films, all connected to create the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During his 12-year tenure as President of Production, Feige has presided over critical and commercial hits and franchises such as Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame among many others.
In January of this year, Feige was nominated for an Academy Award® for producing Black Panther which went on to win three Oscars® in the categories of best costume design, best production design and best original music score. Feige has also recently been honored with two awards for his achievements as a producer: The 2019 David O. Selznick Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America and the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment from the British Academy Film Awards.