Entertainment

Located in Hollywood's backyard, USC Annenberg enjoys a close relationship with the creative industries of film, television, music, video games and fine arts. Scholars analyze the effects of popular culture on our society while researchers work with creative artists to explore new directions for their work. Through consistent interaction with content creators, USC Annenberg provides a unique perspective on the roles, dynamics and impacts of the entertainment industry on society.

Entertainment Researchers

Communication and Journalism
Martin Kaplan
Martin Kaplan
Norman Lear Chair in Entertainment, Media and Society; Director of the Norman Lear Center
Douglas Thomas
Douglas Thomas
Associate Professor
Larry Gross
Larry Gross
Vice Dean and Professor
Willow Bay
Willow Bay
School of Journalism Director and Professor of Professional Practice
Sasha Anawalt
Sasha Anawalt
Associate Professor; Director of Arts Journalism Programs
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Entertainment centers & programs
Center for the Digital Future
Center for the Digital Future
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The Norman Lear Center
The Norman Lear Center
The Norman Lear Center is a multidisciplinary research and public policy center exploring implications of the convergenc... »