Peter Chernin currently owns and runs Chernin Entertainment, which produces motion pictures and television programs, and The Chernin Group, which pursues strategic opportunities in media, technology, and entertainment.
Prior to starting Chernin Entertainment and The Chernin Group in 2009, Mr. Chernin served as President and Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Fox Group, where he oversaw the global operations of the company’s film, television, satellite, cable, and digital media businesses.
Under his leadership, News Corporation gained a reputation as one of the most successful, forward-thinking media companies of its time. With a primary focus on the company’s entertainment and digital assets, Mr. Chernin helped catapult virtually all the company’s businesses into leadership positions. Twentieth Century Fox Film celebrated consistent record operating profits and was home to one of the most critically acclaimed specialty labels, Fox Searchlight. The Fox Broadcasting Company held the number one position in all key demographics year after year. Twentieth Century Fox Television grew to be the leading supplier of entertainment programming. And the company’s cable and satellite programming experienced explosive growth – reaching hundreds of millions of people around the globe in less than 10 years.
While at News Corp, Mr. Chernin played an instrumental role in preparing the company for the digital age. He led the company’s highly successful expansion into the broadband and mobile markets, through the creation of Fox Interactive Media, Hulu, Jamba, and other digital properties.
Mr. Chernin has gained a reputation as an executive with a unique mastery of both the creative and corporate sides of the media business. Prior to his President and COO post at News Corporation, he headed Twentieth Century Fox Filmed Entertainment and, earlier, the Fox Broadcasting Company. He has also had oversight of Fox’s tremendous growth in sports, cable and general entertainment television programming and distribution in the U.S. and internationally.
Prior to joining News Corporation, Mr. Chernin served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lorimar Film Entertainment. Earlier, he was Executive Vice President, Programming and Marketing for Showtime/The Movie Channel Inc. Previously, Mr. Chernin was in television production and book publishing.
Mr. Chernin sits on the Boards of American Express and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is also Chairman of Malaria No More, a non-profit dedicated to ending deaths due to malaria.
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