Peter Levinsohn
Courtesy of NBCUniversal
United States
2020

Universal Pictures

Peter
Levinsohn

Vice Chairman / Chief Distribution Officer, Filmed Entertainment Group

Levinsohn was promoted from president to vice chairman in February 2020, but the key component of his title remains chief distribution officer, as he is still tasked with overseeing domestic theatrical distribution, sales and marketing for Universal’s global home entertainment business, worldwide TV distribution and film technology. In that capacity, he spearheaded negotiations for the agreements with AMC Theatres and Cinemark to bring new Universal movies to VOD as early as 17 days (or 31 if they gross over $50 million, per Cinemark’s deal) after they release in theaters. That allows him to get credit for the success Universal had releasing the “Trolls” sequel on PVOD in April. Levinsohn also ran point on a new joint venture with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to distribute physical discs for new releases, library titles and television content in North America.

Career

  • Universal Pictures

Education

  • Pepperdine University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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