Frank Mancuso, Sr. joins AAM Board of Advisors

Frank Mancuso, Sr. joins AAM Board of Advisors

Frank Mancuso, Sr., former Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), joins America Abroad Media Board of Advisors

Washington, D.C. (January 5, 2017) – America Abroad Media (AAM) announced today that former Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Frank Mancuso, Sr., has joined AAM’s Board of Advisors.

One of the most respected studio executives in the entertainment and communication industry, Mancuso has enjoyed a highly distinguished career spanning more than four decades.  During his tenure as Chairman/CEO of MGM, he successfully revived the renowned studio by rebuilding both its film and television operations, acquiring both Orion Pictures Corporation and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment; oversaw such films as Stargate, Species, Get Shorty, The Birdcage, Ronin and The Thomas Crown Affair; and successfully shepherded the return of the widely heralded James Bond franchise with the release of Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World is Not Enough.

Mr. Mancuso came to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. after a thirty-two year career at Paramount Pictures Corporation. During his tenure as CEO of Paramount, Mr. Mancuso partnered with MCA/Universal to build the USA cable network into one of the most-watched cable networks in the country; established Paramount Broadcast Group with the acquisition of the six TVX television stations; oversaw the release of films such as Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Crocodile Dundee, Fatal Attraction, The Untouchables, The Hunt for Red October, Ghost, Godfather III, Indiana Jones, Beverly Hills Cop and Star Trek; and oversaw successful television series such as Cheers, Family Ties, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, among others.

“We are truly delighted and honored to have Frank Mancuso, Sr. join AAM’s Board,” said AAM founder and president Aaron Lobel. “It will be a privilege to work with and learn from someone so deeply and widely respected across the entertainment industry for his knowledge, experience, leadership and exceptional accomplishments that achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success.”

AAM’s Board of Advisors includes, among others, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, philanthropists Lester Crown and Margot Pritzker, former Congressmen Mike Rogers and Lee Hamilton, General Michael Hayden, global ambassador for USCRI Jeff Fahey, The Hon. Dennis Ross, The Hon. Zalmay Khalilzad and The Hon. Marc Grossman.

About America Abroad Media

America Abroad Media is a registered 501(c)(3) whose mission is to harness the tremendous power of media to promote the free exchange of ideas, critical thinking, and self-governing citizens. AAM creates new media programming that reaches large-scale audiences through production partnerships with major media outlets overseas. In 2017, AAM will expand its efforts to work with the creative community in the Middle East to build their capacity to create compelling, original Arabic drama and entertainment content.

For more information, visit: www.americaabroadmedia.org. @America_Abroad

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