Vance Van Petten - Columbia College Chicago

Vance Van Petten

Adjunct Professor of Instruction


Adjunct Professor at the Hollywood Campus of Columbia College-Chicago, teaching Business of Television and Film.

From 2001 to 2021, served as National Executive Director/COO of the Producers Guild of America. Prior to the PGA, managed the business and legal affairs departments at Universal Television (1997-1999), Twentieth Television (1992-1997) and Paramount Television (1983-1992). Before the studios, served as an associate at an entertainment law firm, specializing in representation of comics and producers.

Received J.D & M.P.A. from the University of Southern California in 1978; received B.A. from UCLA in 1975. 


B.A., Political Science University of California 1975
M.P.A., University of Southern California 1978
J.D., University of Southern California 1978