Peter Levinsohn
Courtesy of Universal Pictures
United States
2019

Universal Pictures

Peter
Levinsohn

Vice Chairman / Chief Distribution Officer, Filmed Entertainment Group

The varied skills Levinsohn honed over the course of his career are all at play in his gig running the Filmed Entertainment Group, where he oversees domestic theatrical distribution, sales and marketing for Universal’s global home entertainment business, worldwide television distribution and film technology. Prior to arriving in 2013, Levinsohn spent 25 years at Fox, starting in 1988 as a manager in the international theater division then serving in a variety of positions, including president of worldwide pay TV and VOD, president of Fox Interactive Media and president of new media and digital distribution. Today, his purview also includes distribution strategy for all of Universal’s brands and partnerships, including Focus Features, Working Title, Blumhouse Productions, Illumination and DreamWorks Animation. 

Education

  • Pepperdine University (CA, USA)

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Universal's Donna Langley Promotes Peter Levinsohn to Vice Chairman of Filmed Entertainment

Universal's Donna Langley Promotes Peter Levinsohn to Vice Chairman of Filmed Entertainment

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley is bolstering her executive team following the promotion of Jeff Shell to CEO of parent company NBCUniversal.Langley has upped Universal Pictures president Peter Levinsohn to vice chairman, an internal studio memo obtained by Variety said. Levinsohn, who will also keep the previous title of chief distribution officer, joined the company in 2013. He will continue his oversight of domestic theatrical distribution, worldwide home entertainment, global television distribution, new media and digital strategy, and...

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