Peter Chernin
United States

The Chernin Group


Chairman / CEO

For this entertainment mogul turned investor, placing a big digital-media bet paid off. In the summer of 2018, Chernin sold his eponymously named media and investment company’s majority stake in Otter Media to AT&T in a deal valued at $1 billion. That came after Chernin had formed the OTT video venture, which houses brands including Fullscreen, Crunchyroll and Rooster Teeth, with the telco in 2014. Now media watchers are watching to see where he puts his chips next. While Chernin departed the number two job at the parent of 20th Century Fox in 2009, his company remains a player in the business via Chernin Entertainment’s deal with Fox for movies and The Chernin Group’s TV division.


  • News Corporation
  • The Chernin Group
  • Fox Entertainment Group


  • University of California–Berkeley (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Peter Chernin Aiming to Raise $15 Million to Fight Anti-Abortion Laws

Peter Chernin Aiming to Raise $15 Million to Fight Anti-Abortion Laws

Peter Chernin has followed through on his promise to battle against anti-abortion legislation in Georgia and several other states with a pitch to raise $15 million.Chernin made the plea in an email to top Hollywood executives that he sent recently as a followup to his May 15 announcement that Chernin Entertainment will keep its “Fear Street” trilogy and “P-Valley” TV series in Georgia while donating to oppose the state’s controversial “heartbeat” bill — which would ban abortions after six weeks...


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