Peter Chernin is a media executive and producer who created Chernin Entertainment and The Chernin Group in 2010, and in 2019, Chernin formed the investment firm TCG which focuses on majority and minority investments in growing direct to consumer businesses.
Through his Chernin Entertainment, Mr. Chernin has delivered a robust slate of critically acclaimed projects over the past decade including the global blockbuster features Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes, which re-launched the franchise for a new generation and received an Oscar® nomination. Other credits under his banner include the Oscar-nominated films Ford vs Ferrari directed by James Mangold and starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale; Hidden Figures from director Ted Melfi and The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman. Alongside a first-look feature film pact with Netflix, Chernin Entertainment also produced Apple TV+’s drama series “Truth be Told” starring Octavia Spencer, and “See” starring Jason Momoa from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence, both have been renewed for a second season on the streamer. The company previously produced Fox’s hit television comedy “New Girl,” Upcoming projects for Chernin Entertainment include Netflix’s Fear Street film trilogy based on R.L. Stine’s teen horror series and directed by Leigh Janiak and “Circe” a drama series adaptation of Madeline Miller’s bestseller for HBO Max.
The Chernin Group manages, operates, and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors. Through a joint venture with AT&T, The Chernin Group built Otter Media, and in 2018 sold their controlling interest to AT&T in one of the largest digital media deals of the decade. The Chernin Group’s additional assets include strategic investments in U.S.-based technology and media companies including Headspace, the Action Network, MeatEater, and Scopely. Additionally, TCG’s portfolio includes consumer brands like Food52, Meat Eater, Exploding Kittens, and Zola.
Prior to starting The Chernin Group, Chernin served as President and Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation, and Chairman & CEO of the Fox Group. While at Fox, Mr. Chernin was a driving force behind 1997’s Titanic as well as the 2009 release of Avatar, which remain two of the top films in terms of the box office with a combined worldwide gross of nearly $5 billion
Mr. Chernin sits on the Board of American Express, serves as Co-Chair of UC Berkeley’s Board of Visitors, and is Chairman and Co-Founder of Malaria No More.
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