Dick Cook

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"Dick Cook is the chairman of the Board of Directors for KCETLink Media Group and serves as the interim CEO while the organization searches for an incumbent. In addition, Mr. Cook is the chairman of the board and CEO of Dick Cook Studios, with over 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry. As past chairman of The Walt Disney Studios he oversaw all areas of development, production, distribution and marketing for live-action and animated motion pictures from Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax. Under Mr. Cook’s leadership, Disney achieved numerous milestones and was one of the leading domestic and international distributors for over two decades. Mr. Cook also served as executive producer on the critically acclaimed motion picture “42,” which told the life story of famed baseball player Jackie Robinson. His many honors include the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge’s George Washington Medal of Freedom; the Motion Picture Showmanship Award by the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild; “The Walt Disney Man of the Year Award” by Big Brothers Big Sisters; The Children’s Charity of Southern California Lifetime Achievement Award by Variety; and “Pioneer of the Year” by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. Mr. Cook is chairman of the Rose Hills Foundation Board of Directors, and serves on the Foundation Board for Providence Health Services. Mr. Cook recently sat on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, where he served as Academy treasurer. He was also on the Board of Directors for Legendary Pictures. Mr. Cook graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in political science, and he has been a USC trustee and served as president of the USC Alumni Association." [1]


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  1. Dick Cook, organizational web page, accessed August 20, 2018.