The former California governor has invited a few friends to the first symposium of his new USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, which the university announced last month. An invite went out today for a September 24 event announcing that James Cameron, Universal Studios president and COO Ron Meyer, Lionsgate co-chair Rob Friedman, Imagine Entertainment chairman Brian Grazer and Interscope Records boss Jimmy Iovine will participate. Cameron, who helmed Schwarzenegger in the two Terminator films he starred in as well as in True Lies, will join Meyer, Friedman, Grazer, and Iovine on an afternoon panel titled “The Power Of People and Innovation — Media/Hollywood Leader’s Perspectives”.
The event won’t be all Hollywood: Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who like Schwarzenegger is a former Republican governor with strong Democratic leanings, will attend a morning session titled “The Importance Of Post-Partisanship.” Also attending is Sen. John McCain, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. The all-day event is invite-only.
Schwarzenegger is in the midst of rebooting his Hollywood career. After appearing in The Expendables 2 this summer, he has The Last Stand coming out in January 2013 and The Tomb with Sylvester Stallone out in September 2013. His next film is the DEA thriller Ten, directed by End Of Watch’s David Ayer and co-starring Sam Worthington.