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CHERNIN GROUP BECOMES BIG PLAYER WITH $200 MIL INFUSION

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Chernin, the former president/COO of News Corp who oversaw the Fox television and film division, has reportedly received an infusion of $200 million into his three-year-old The Chernin Group from an investment group led by Providence Equity Partners. The Chernin Group is the corporate parent of Chernin Entertainment, which turned out the movie the […]

APES RISES — AND SO DOES CHERNIN

August 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Peter Chernin, who was believed to be the likely successor to Rupert Murdoch until Murdoch made it clear that he wanted one of his sons to take over when he stepped down, must have been experiencing a profusion of schadenfreude Monday as final box office figures showed that the first film from Chernin Entertainment, Rise […]

LEVIN, CHERNIN — WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Two former top media executives are making unexpected moves into unchartered territory. According to the Hollywood Reporter, former Time Warner Chairman and CEO Gerald Levin is expected to announce today (Tuesday) that he has joined Oasis TV as a senior adviser and will become chairman of the company once a series-A round of financing closes. […]

FILM EXECS AVOID LIONS DEN

June 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

No prominent film industry executive is interested in taking the chief executive post at MGM, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Wednesday), noting that former Viacom executive Jonathan Dolgen, and Fox veterans Peter Chernin and Bill Mechanic are among those who have turned down offers to run the debt-ridden studio. Meanwhile, MGM’s owners, who include Providence […]

ABC TO OFFER TEN NEW SHOWS NEXT SEASON

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Like NBC, ABC is planning a major overhaul of its schedule next fall, introducing ten new series, it said today (Tuesday). Since all but one, the Wednesday-night sitcom Better Together, will be one-hour long, the new shows represent 42 percent of ABC’s schedule. By contrast, Fox said that it plans to launch four new half-hour […]

STUDIOS O.K. VIDEO-ON-DEMAND SERVICES BY COMCAST, DIRECTV

April 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable provider Comcast and satellite service DirecTV have signed deals with three major studios allowing them to offer movies on demand on the same day they go on sale — in other words, four weeks ahead of Netflix and Redbox. The movies, from Universal, Warner Bros. and Fox, will be available for about $4.99 and […]