Museum of the Moving Image
Board of Trustees
Price Entertainment chairman and chief executive officer and the former head of Columbia Pictures, Frank Price, and NBC Universal president and chief executive officer Jeff Zucker have been elected to the Museum of the Moving Image Board of Trustees.
“We are pleased to add two outstanding executives from the film and television industries to the Museum’s Board of Trustees,” said Board chairman Herbert S. Schlosser. “Frank Price and Jeff Zucker each began their career in the trenches - respectively as a writer and a researcher - who advanced to head international media companies. Their knowledge and experience will be of great benefit to the Board and to the Museum.”
Price’s career began in 1959 when he was a television writer and producer, becoming president of Universal Television in 1973. He was responsible for successful shows such as “Kojak,” “Rockford Files,” “Quincy,” and “The Six Million Dollar Man,” among others, during his tenure as president.
From 1978 to 1984 and 1989 to 1991, Price was the chairman and CEO of the motion picture division at Columbia Pictures. He also was the chairman of MCA Universal Motion Picture Group and president of Universal Pictures from 1984 to 1989.
Through his current work with Price Entertainment, Price has overseen the production of films such as “A Bronx Tale,” “Circle of Friends,” “Shadowlands” and “The Tuskegee Airmen.” He also is a member of the National Council on the Arts.
Zucker’s 20-year career with NBC began when he was working as a researcher for the network’s 1988 Summer Olympics coverage. He then started as the executive producer of NBC News’ Today in 1992 and continued with that position for eight years.
In December of 2005, Zucker was named the chief executive officer of the Television Group. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing “the strategic operations of the company’s broadcast and cable television networks.” In the past Zucker was also the president of the Entertainment, News & Cable Group and the president of NBC Entertainment.
Most recently, in February of this year, Zucker was named the president and chief operating officer of NBC Universal.
“As the Museum prepares for a major renovation and expansion of its facilities, we welcome the guidance of these two distinguished and creative leaders,” said Museum director Rochelle Slovin. “Their insights will be invaluable as the Museum builds its capacity to serve the public.”