Peter Roth
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United States

Peter
Roth

Chairman

Roth’s track record at Warner Bros. includes some of its biggest small-screen hits, from “Gilmore Girls” to “The Big Bang Theory” to “The Flash” to “Westworld.” In early 2020 he was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group, which this season received a series order for Chuck Lorre’s “B Positive” from CBS and a Season 3 renewal of “The Kominsky Method” from Netflix. Prior to his current post, the longtime TV exec oversaw programming from Warner Horizon Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Telepictures, Shed Media and Warner Bros. International Television, and was key in inking the 2019 mega-deal with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Roth will step down from his position in early 2021 and is also set to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Career

  • 20th Century Fox Television (DEFUNCT)
  • ABC Entertainment
  • Stephen J. Cannell Productions

Education

  • Tufts University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Ava DuVernay and Peter Roth Announce Array Crew, Promoting Diversity Below-the-Line

Ava DuVernay and Peter Roth Announce Array Crew, Promoting Diversity Below-the-Line

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has partnered with outgoing Warner Bros. Television chairman Peter Roth to launch Array Crew, a division of Array Alliance. which will serve as a database to highlight below-the-line talent.The announcement was made in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, where Roth and DuVernay said that Array Crew is in the soft launch stage, but some of Hollywood's biggest studios already have invested in the project including Sony, Netflix and Disney.The company exists out of the need...

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