The big thinker building Hollywood’s studios

Hal Katersky, Chairman and CEO, PacificaVentures

Harrington School Executive Advisory Board

Hollywood’s biggest action films — “The Avengers,” “The Book of Eli,” “Terminator 3: Salvation” — were made in studios built by Katersky’s PacificaVentures. Katersky’s advice for students looking to work in the film industry: Develop comprehensive analytical abilities alongside strong writing and speaking skills. Graduates will get ahead if they can communicate quickly and efficiently with little time to prepare, Katersky says. The Harrington School’s Business of Digital Media minor strikes that balance between analytical skills and communication abilities.