The founder, chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group will open the group’s annual gathering in Las Vegas on April 13. “Peter Guber epitomizes the essence of NAB Show, where attendees come from around the world to learn about creating, monetizing and delivering compelling content across all platforms,” said NAB CEO Gordon Smith.
Peter Guber, founder, chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group — a multimedia enterprise in motion pictures, television, professional sports, sports entertainment and digital media — will deliver opening remarks at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The keynote session will take place Monday, April 13, following NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith’s State of the Broadcast Industry address.
“Peter Guber epitomizes the essence of NAB Show, where attendees come from around the world to learn about creating, monetizing and delivering compelling content across all platforms,” said Smith. “With Mr. Guber’s vast experience and success in the business, his keynote is sure to be a huge draw for NAB Show attendees.”
Prior to Mandalay, Guber was chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, co-founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and president of Columbia Pictures.
Guber produced or executive produced (personally or through his companies) films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations (winning for Rain Man) and box office hits that include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman, Flashdance, The Kids Are All Right and Soul Surfer.
Guber is owner and co-executive chairman of the Golden State Warriors, an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and an owner and executive chairman of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club. He is chairman of Dick Clark Productions and chairman of Mandalay Sports Media. Guber is a full professor at UCLA and is the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Tell to Win.
The NAB Show opening will also include the presentation of the NAB Distinguished Service Award to entertainment icon Jerry Lewis.