Everyone’s got a story, but only the most successful know how to artfully exploit them.
That’s the underlying theme of “Navigating a Narrative World,” an upcoming UCLA course to be conducted by Robert Rosen, dean of the school of theater, film and television, and Peter Guber, longtime producer and professor. Duo have recruited an impressive array of leaders from business, law, politics, sports and entertainment to share their experiences with the class.
Among those skedded: feminist lawyer Gloria Allred, HBO Films prexy Colin Callender, spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, NBA coach Pat Riley and Starbucks Entertainment prexy Ken Lombard. Daily Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart, who co-hosts AMC’s “Shootout” with Guber, will also share his insights with the class, which begins April 2.
Course will explore the different types of narratives that permeate our work and everyday lives. Participants will learn how to find and create their own narratives.
Guber has been teaching at UCLA for decades in addition to his work as a studio chief, and, more recently, as head of Mandalay Entertainment Group. Rosen joined UCLA in 1974; he was named dean in 1998.