- University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Master of Science
- An award-winning producer with more than 25 years experience at senior levels of the entertainment industry, Adelson's projects have received multiple Emmy Awards, 2 Humanitas Prizes, the Canadian Gemini, Parents Choice Award, and the Penn/Faulkner, among other awards for projects that are educational, moving and commercially successful.
Throughout the last 15 years, Adelson has also focused on Internet-related business and social concerns, both as an entrepreneur and as consultant as the worlds of content and technology have converged. Filmturst, LLC and Access Middle East are two such projects.
Some of the 30 independent films, pay cable and television films and projects where Adelson has served as producer and executive producer include: Hiroshima (winner of the Humanitas Prize and Penn/Faulkner Award, Emmy); I Know My Name Is Steven (39 share over w nights, highest rated minseries for 15 years, 4 Emmy Nominations, Parents Choice Award); Thanks Of A Grateful Nation, starring Ted Danson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Brian Dennehy (winner of the Humanitas Prize and Gemini Award); Gulag, starring David Keith and Malcolm McDowell (Cable Ace Award); Blood And Orchids (38 share over 2 nights), starring Madeleine Stowe, Kris Kristofferson and Jane Alexander; An Inconvenient Woman, starring Jason Robards, Elaine Stritch, and Rebecca DeMornay; The Hunley, starring Armand Assante; Out Of Darkness, starring Diana Ross (NAMI Award) ; Joyce Carol Oates's We Were The Mulyaneys, starring Beau Bridges and Blythe Danner (2 Emmy Nominations); Desperate Choices, starring Reese Witherspoon, The Amy Fisher Story, starring Drew Barrymore; and Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into The Future (Emmy Winner). Independent features include Falling Awake (2009), and Sex And Breakfast (2007), starring MacCauley Culkin, Alexis Dziena.