Peter Rice
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United Kingdom

The Walt Disney Company


Chairman, General Entertainment Content

Overseeing one of the three content divisions Disney formed as part of a broad restructuring in October 2020, Rice unveiled his own realignment one month later of a portfolio encompassing content creation at brands including ABC, Disney Channel, Freeform, FX and NatGeo. As production slowly reignites amid the ongoing pandemic, the challenge for Disney — and for every studio and network across town — has become how to safely produce shows and revive TV lineups with scripted originals. Rice earned respect early on from Rupert Murdoch working in film at Fox, where he made his mark as a creative executive, helping to guide such successes as “Moulin Rouge!” and the “X-Men” franchise.


  • Searchlight Pictures
  • 21st Century Fox (DEFUNCT)
  • Fox Networks Group (DEFUNCT)


  • University of Nottingham (England)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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A year and a half after being named president of business operations and chief financial officer of Walt Disney Television, Ravi Ahuja is exiting the company "to seek a new adventure," Disney General Entertainment chairman Peter Rice.The move comes amid a greater restructuring at Disney that has seen a greater focus on streaming at the entertainment conglomerate. As Rice notes in an internal memo to staff, Ahuja's position has "significantly changed."Ahuja will stay with Disney as a consultant while the...


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