National Council on the Arts Members
Frank Price (Los Angeles, CA)
Frank Price is Chairman and CEO of Price Entertainment, Inc., an independent producer of motion pictures and television.
Price began his entertainment career in television, joining Universal Television in 1959 as a producer and writer. In 1973, he was appointed President of Universal Television where his series included Kojak and Columbo. Five years later, he became Chairman and CEO of the motion picture division of Columbia Pictures Industries. Under his administration, Kramer vs Kramer and Gandhi swept the Academy Awards.
In 1984, Price became Chairman of the MCA Motion Picture Group and President of Universal Pictures. Successful films produced during his tenure included Out of Africa and Back to the Future.
When Sony acquired Columbia Pictures in 1989, Price agreed to return to Columbia as chairman, developing and greenlighting films such as A League of Their Own and Groundhog Day. In 1991, he left to restart his own company Price Entertainment where he has produced films such as Shadowlands and A Circle of Friends, plus Peabody Award winner The Tuskegee Airmen for HBO.
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