Sherry Lansing

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Sherry Lansing "is the founder and current chair of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on cancer research, health and education. Ms. Lansing was the chair of the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures from 1992 to 2005, where she oversaw the release of more than 200 films including Academy Award® winners Forrest Gump (1994), Braveheart (1995), and highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic (1997). A pioneering studio executive, Lansing was the first woman in the film industry to oversee all aspects of a studio’s motion picture production. Currently, Lansing serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Friends of Cancer Research and as a Trustee of the American Association for Cancer Research. She continues to lend her energy and talents to such advisory boards and committees as the American Red Cross Board of Governors, the board of trustees for the Carter Center, and Stop Cancer, a non-profit philanthropic group she founded in partnership with Dr. Armand Hammer. Lansing is a Regent of the University of California and serves as chair of the University Health Services Committee. In December 2004, she was appointed to the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee of CIRM, the California state agency charged with disbursing $3 billion in funding for embryonic stem cell research. Lansing graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University in 1966.“ [1]

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  1. Directors, QUALCOMM, accessed January 29, 2009.
  2. Board of Directors and Staff, Lasker Foundation, accessed November 11, 2007.
  3. Board of Trustees, American Foundation for AIDS Research, accessed September 11, 2007.

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