Peter Rice
Kwaku Alston/FOX
United Kingdom
2018

21st Century Fox

Peter
Rice

President

Tapped to take over Disney’s vast entertainment-television business as the company prepares to acquire the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, Rice is a veteran of the Murdoch family empire. He earned respect early on with his incredible run, beginning in 2000, at Fox Searchlight Pictures. There he shepherded hit after hit, including “Juno,” “The Last King of Scotland” and “Bend it Like Beckham.” He was promoted in September 2017 to president of 21st Century Fox, after having grown adept at juggling a diverse set of networks, from FX to National Geographic. Rice proved his abilities as a changemaker when, as entertainment chairman for Fox Networks Group, he led Fox to a three-season run as number one broadcast network.

Career

  • Fox Searchlight
  • 21st Century Fox
  • Fox Networks Group

Education

  • University of Nottingham (England)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Analysis: Peter Rice, Dana Walden Tasked With Forging New Path for Production at Enlarged Disney

Analysis: Peter Rice, Dana Walden Tasked With Forging New Path for Production at Enlarged Disney

Disney is about to become the undisputed titan of TV series production once the media giant completes its buyout of 21st Century Fox assets.The question of how all of that activity will be strategically deployed under the Disney umbrella remains unclear even after Monday's formal announcement of the management hierarchy for TV led by 21st Century Fox president Peter Rice, who will segue to chairman of Walt Disney Television once the deal closes early next year.After the Fox acquisition, Disney...

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