Interested in Careers in the Entertainment Industry?

  • Friday, April 26, 2019 • 3:00 pm
  • A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, Mallinckrodt

Washington University Alumni, Russell Schwartz, Senior Vice President & Head, Original Programming Business & Legal Affairs at Starz & Barbara Schaps Thomas, Actress and former Senior Vice President & CFO of HBO Sports talk about the careers in the entertainment industry.

Russell Schwartz is Senior Vice President & Head, Original Programming Business & Legal Affairs at Starz. Before Starz, he spent 17 years at HBO, during which he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of HBO Independent Productions (Everybody Loves Raymond, Martin and Roc) as well as President of HBO Properties (HBO’s merchandising division). He holds a law degree from Cornell University and is a member of Washington University’s Arts & Sciences National Council as well as Vice-Chair of the WashU Los Angeles Regional Chair.

Barbara Schaps Thomas is an accomplished actress and former entertainment industry executive. Prevoiusly Senior Vice President and CFO of HBO Sports, Inc., she is also a graduate of Washington University’s Drama Program and has a lengthy and varied acting career. Schaps Thomas is past-President of Primary Stage’s Board of Trustees in New York City and Chair of Washington Univerity’s Arts & Sciences National Council as well as a University Trustee.

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