Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, Jim Gianopulos (“Avatar,”
“Titanic”), is set to deliver the commencement address at the 2014 USC School
of Cinematic Arts’s graduation ceremony. It will be held on May 16.
Also during the ceremony, Marvel president Kevin
Feige, who just oversaw the release of superhero hit “Captain America: The
Winter Soldier,” (not to mention juggernaut hits “Iron Man 3” and “The Avengers,”
which hold the second and first biggest all-time box office openings,
respectively) will receive the Mary Pickford Alumni Award. He is a USC alum.
Past recipients of the Mary Pickford award include the likes of Conrad Hall, Ray Harryhausen, Michelle Manning,
Walter Murch, Robert Zemeckis, Laura Ziskin,
Shonda Rhimes, Bryan Singer and Matthew Weiner.