Sony chief Michael Lynton has joined the USC School of Cinematic Arts Board of Councilors. The board helps spearhead the school’s fundraising, as well as overall planning and development.

Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, joins a prestigious list of industryites on the board, including Chair Frank Price, Jim Gianopulos, Brian Grazer, Brad Grey, Jeffrey Katzenberg, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis.

“It gives me great pleasure to be able to count Michael Lynton as an official supporter of the school,” says Elizabeth M. Daley, Dead of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. “Michael understands and appreciates the full range of our programs, and his input will be invaluable as we continue to grow our seven divisions.”

Lynton, an alumnus of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, oversees Sony’s global entertainment businesses. He’s also chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Lynton was elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers in 2012. He also is a member on the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Rand Corp.