Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has joined the Board of Councilors for the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Dean Elizabeth M. Daley announced on Tuesday.
Feige graduated from USC in 1995, having studied in the film school’s production division. He received the school’s Mary Pickford Alumni Award in 2014 and has regularly appeared as a guest speaker at the school’s classes.
He joins a Board of Councilors that includes Lucasfilm founder George Lucas and current president Kathleen Kennedy, as well as Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos, Universal Chairman Donna Langley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, Shonda Rhimes, Sidney Poitier, and Robert Zemeckis.
“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,” Daley said in a statement. “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.”
“I am beyond thrilled to join the School of Cinematic Arts Board of Councilors,” Feige said. “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.”
Since the release of “Iron Man” in 2008, Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have become one of the most lucrative entertainment brands in the world. Combined, the studio’s films have grossed over $20 billion at the global box office, with “Avengers: Endgame” becoming the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.79 billion grossed this past summer.
Beyond “Endgame,” 2019 became a landmark year for Feige as he received the 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. He also became an Oscar-nominated producer after “Black Panther” became the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture while winning Marvel Studios’ first three Oscars in studio history.