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Allen Sabinson

Allen Sabinson

Dean, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design






As senior vice president of programming at the A&E Network prior to arriving at Drexel, Sabinson introduced the network to the production of original movies and series. Under his leadership, A&E received more Emmy nominations than any basic cable network for two consecutive years, and won Emmy awards in the categories of best mini-series for "Horatio Hornblower," best non-fiction series for "Biography" and best performing arts specials.
Sabinson was president of production at Miramax Film, and has held senior positions at TNT, ABC, ICM, NBC and Showtime.
A veteran in the entertainment industry, Sabinson has brought many film stars to television, including Tommy Lee Jones, Hugh Grant, Robert Duvall, Matt Damon, John Malkovich, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Diane Keaton, Catherine Zeta Jones and Mira Sorvino. He has presented music specials with Elton John, Michael Jackson, Sting, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond and others.

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  • Participating in the joyous dance of life

    On May 30, Philadelphia Daily News featured a dance class involving Drexel dance majors in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and local students with cerebral palsy from HMS School. Undergraduate student Dawn Mazzola, a student in Westphal College, was quoted.

  • Macy's CEO Terry J. Lundgren Honored in Philadelphia

    Women’s Wear Daily featured the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s event on May 29 with Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren, during which he received the Westphal Award. Robert Gruber, head of the Department of Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising, and dean Allen Sabinson were quoted.

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