Peter Rice
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United Kingdom

The Walt Disney Company


Chairman, General Entertainment Content

Rice has been challenged to steer Disney’s dramatic October 2020 restructuring of its content, marketing, sales and distribution operations under CEO Bob Chapek. In the new configuration, he manages TV content production and editorial operations of ABC and Disney, with the big exception of ESPN. But revenue-generating aspects of the studio and networks business are now handled by Rice’s counterpart in distribution, Kareem Daniel, who serves as chairman of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution. Rice has grappled with a leadership change at ABC News, with CBS News alum Kimberly Godwin succeeding James Goldston as president in April. His team is set on keeping the pipeline of sticky TV content coming to Disney’s in-house platforms at a time of tough competition and intense scrutiny of quarterly financials.


  • 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
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Peter Rice Promoted to President of 21st Century Fox

Peter Rice Promoted to President of 21st Century Fox

Longtime Fox executive Peter Rice has been promoted to the corporate suite as president of 21st Century Fox.Rice will continue to oversee the majority of Fox's domestic television operations, as well as the international channels group. He will retain his title as chairman-CEO of Fox Networks Group, a role he's held since 2012.  In that capacity he already works closely on strategic planning and business development with 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and chairman Lachlan Murdoch.The corporate title is...


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