Harvard Organization to Honor Accomplishments in Entertainment
The Hasty Pudding Institute will host a gala ceremony to award its first Order of the Golden Sphinx honoring Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, Inc. This award offers the highest honor presented by the Institute. It is given to outstanding individuals within the entertainment industry, recognizing their contributions to performance arts.
Andrew Farkas, Graduate Chairman and Grand Sphinx of the Hasty Pudding Institute will host the event in New York City this coming spring.
“There is no one more deserving of the first Order of the Golden Sphinx than Michael Lynton,” Farkas said. “Throughout his career he has demonstrated a deep appreciation and dedication to enhancing the arts through both personal commitment and arts education support.”
Lynton holds a BA in history and literature from Harvard College, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. Through his professional career in positions with AOL, Disney, Time Warner, Pearson plc and Sony, Lynton has managed all aspects of the entertainment business including film, television, music and books. He was recently promoted to his current position with Sony and also serves on the Harvard Board of Overseers.
The Hasty Pudding Institute includes three groups, The Hasty Pudding Club, The Hasty Pudding Theatricals and The Harvard Krokodiloes. The mission of the Hasty Pudding Institute as a philanthropic society is to “advance the arts and education for community at large.”
Notably, five US presidents belonged to The Hasty Pudding club, the oldest collegiate club in the country. As one of the oldest theatrical groups in the world, The Hasty Pudding Theatricals has produced 165 original musicals to date. And The Harvard Krokodiloes is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the worlds’ most distinguished a capella singing groups.
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