University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Global Entertainment Panel – 10:00 AM, Friday, May 24

Confirmed speakers as of May 1, 2013.


Elizabeth DaleyElizabeth M. Daley was appointed dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts in May 1991. She is the inaugural holder of the Steven J. Ross/Time Warner Dean’s Chair. Daley was also the founding executive director of the USC Annenberg Center for Communication (1994-2005) and serves as the executive director of the USC Institute for Multimedia Literacy.

She joined the school in 1989 as chair of the Film & Television Production Program. Before coming to USC, Daley served as director of the film and television subsidiary of the Mark Taper Forum, and prior to that was a producer for MGM/Television. She has also been an independent producer and media consultant, and serves on the boards of AVID Technologies, the Benton Foundation, the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Media, Entertainment and Information.

Daley has been honored by American Women in Radio and Television and was twice nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award. She has received a Cine Golden Eagle and the Barbara Jordan Award, as well as the California Governor’s Award for her work with programming about the handicapped.

Daley earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin and M.A. and B.A. degrees from Tulane University and Newcomb College.


Joo-ick LeeJooick Lee is a film producer known for specializing in multi-national co-productions such as Seven SwordsA Battle of Wits and The Warrior’s Way. Fluent in English, Chinese, and Japanese, he has successfully implemented international co-productions that have also introduced Korean talent to the global film market.

On his first film project, Together, by Chinese director Chen Kaige, he introduced Korean artist Kim Hyung-koo as the director of photography. For the Korea-U.S. joint production of the remake of Korean director Lee Man-hee’s Late Autumn, he brought on board rising Chinese actress Wei Tang in a lead role. In Hong Kong director Tsui Hark’s Seven Swords(selected to open the 62nd Venice Film Festival), he introduced Asian audiences to the popular Korean actress Kim So-yeon.

In The Warrior’s Way, he cast perennial Korean acting favorite Ahn Sung-ki alongside American and European stars Geoffrey Rush and Danny Huston.  The film marked an unprecedented collaboration between production teams from Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and U.S.


Michael PeyserMichael Peyser is an accomplished producer of both major studio movies and cutting-edge independent films, and has spent his career mastering the challenges of the film industry as a producer, filmmaker and executive.

Peyser is a professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he teaches all aspects of producing and the filmmaking enterprise.

Most recently he was executive producer of Woody Allen: A Documentary, aired by PBS/American Masters in November 2011 and an Official Selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. He also executive produced the groundbreaking U2 3D, a live-action 3D film of the legendary Irish rock band, shown at the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals before its 2008 worldwide release.

Peyser produced the samurai/western action fantasy The Warrior’s Way, starring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth, Jang Dong-Gun and Danny Huston released by Relativity Media in 2010.

Peyser was the founding senior vice-president of Hollywood Pictures at The Walt Disney Studios, where he supervised creative development, production and a broad release schedule for an extensive slate of films. His extensive  credits a a producer include films such as Ruthless PeopleMatilda, and The Distinguished Gentleman.


Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most recognized individuals on the planet, having led an amazing life and achieving beyond his dreams in Hollywood, fitness and public service. In an effort to give back to the country that allowed him to accomplish so much, Schwarzenegger ran for public office and was elected California’s 38th Governor.

Called “The People’s Governor,” Schwarzenegger worked with leaders of both major political parties to address the greatest challenges facing the state in a bold and historic manner. His leadership put California at the forefront of the nation in addressing climate change, pushing for the development of renewable energies, rebuilding our critical infrastructure, investing in stem cell research, and putting in place health care and political reforms. Schwarzenegger pushed for historic investment in California’s roads, bridges, water delivery systems and schools. He proposed a comprehensive health care reform initiative and ensured California was the first state to create a Health Benefits Exchange. He also put politics back in the hands of the people through citizen-based redistricting and primary election reform.

Recognizing that states have the responsibility to provide the best possible education to every child, Schwarzenegger committed himself to offering top-quality early childhood development programs, comprehensive after-school programs for all elementary and middle schools, parental choice through high-performing charter schools and expanding career technical education programs.

Continuing his commitment to environmental leadership, in 2011 he co-founded R20, a global non-profit of subnational governments and regional leaders working together to address climate change and build a green economy.