Jason E. Squire is Professor Emeritus at USC School of Cinematic Arts where he taught movie business, and screenwriting and re-designed the Internship Program. He created and hosts "The Movie Business Podcast" on Spotify. His groundbreaking research helped establish “movie business” as a distinct area of academic study. After a career as a movie executive, he joined the USC faculty.
Former students include Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios; filmmakers Ryan Coogler (BLACK PANTHER), Doug Liman (BOURNE IDENTITY), David S. Goyer (FOUNDATION) and Eric Kripke (THE BOYS). Squire is the editor of The Movie Business Book, the primary textbook in the field. The Fourth Edition is being translated in China, where he has Guest Lectured nine times, including at the Shanghai International Film Festival and the Beijing International Film Festival. Squire was Visiting Professor, Beijing Film Academy; is Master of Entertainment Studies, DeTao Masters Academy, Shanghai; and Honorary Fellow, Mallen Scholars/Practitioners Workshop in Motion Picture Studies.