Chernin Entertainment

Chernin Entertainment is an American film and television production company founded and owned by former News Corporation president and chief operating officer Peter Chernin, also CEO and chairman of the company. Jenno Topping is the current Head of Film and Television, with David Ready serving as EVP of Film and Television. Kristen Campo is the EVP of television.[1] The company over eight years had made 24 films most of them with 20th Century Fox.[2]

Chernin Entertainment
Public
IndustryFilm production company
FoundedFebruary 24, 2009; 11 years ago (2009-02-24)
FounderPeter Chernin
Key people
ProductsMotion Pictures
ParentThe Chernin Group

HistoryEdit

Chernin Entertainment was founded by Peter Chernin after he stepped down as president of Fox's then-parent company News Corp. in 2009. The firms first film was Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011.[2] Chernin Entertainment's five-year first-look deal for the film and television was signed with 20th Century Fox and 20th Century Fox Television in 2009.[3]

In March 2011, after leaving Maguire Entertainment, Jenno Topping joined the company as executive Vice President (EVP) of film division,[4] and then in February 2013 she was promoted to President of films, vacated by Dylan Clark.[5][6] David Ready was hired as Senior VP to report to Topping.[5] In June 2015, the company's TV division's president Katherine Pope left the company, while Topping was promoted to President of Film and Television.[7][8] In August 2015, Dante Di Loreto was hired and appointed as President of Television at the company, reporting to Topping. Kristen Campo joined the company in 2016 to run television after Di Loreto's departure.[9]

In November 2014, the company signed an extension of the first-look deal with 20th Century Fox for film at a less lucrative terms. With only one hit TV show, New Girl, the TV pact was being shopped around.[3] In June 2015, Chernin signed its television production deal for two years with NBCUniversal, in which Chernin would develop and produce projects for NBC though Universal Television.[7] That deal was followed with one with Endeavor Content for a scripted drama pact in 2017.[2]

On January 17, 2020, 20th Century Studios, now under the operation of Walt Disney Studios, ended its production deal with Chernin Entertainment, which had about four years remaining. The move was cited to Disney's preference of self-financing its films, and the studio's mandate of having 20th Century refocus on its franchises. Chernin will continue to work with Disney and 20th Century on the Planet of the Apes franchise and about 9 other films with the studio, while taking 70 out of 80 films in development in the split.[2] On April 7, Chernin made a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix to make films.[10]

In September 2020, Chernin Entertainment inked a multi-year partnership agreement with Spotify to allow the former to adapt films and TV shows from Spotify's original podcast catalog.[11][12][13]

ProductionEdit

Chernin Entertainment produces for television and film.

The company's first feature film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, was released in August 2011[2] and has grossed more than $480 million at the worldwide box office.[14][15] It has also produced Parental Guidance, a comedy starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, which was released in December 2012,[16] the sci-fi thriller from Joseph Kosinski, Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise,[17] and The Heat, starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.[18]

FilmographyEdit

Feature filmsEdit

2010sEdit

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes[2] Rupert Wyatt 20th Century Fox co-production with Dune Entertainment, Big Screen Productions and Ingenious Film Partners $93 million $481.8 million
2012 Parental Guidance[16] Andy Fickman co-production with Walden Media, Face Productions and Dune Entertainment $25 million $120.8 million
2013 Oblivion[17] Joseph Kosinski Universal Pictures co-production with Relativity Media, Monolith Pictures and Radical Studios $120 million $286.2 million
The Heat[18] Paul Feig 20th Century Fox co-production with TSG Entertainment $43 million $229.9 million
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves $170–235 million $710.6 million
The Drop Michael R. Roskam Fox Searchlight Pictures $12.6 million $18.7 million
St. Vincent Theodore Melfi The Weinstein Company co-production with Crescendo Productions $13 million $54.8 million
Exodus: Gods and Kings Ridley Scott 20th Century Fox co-production with Scott Free Productions and TSG Entertainment $140–200 million $268.2 million
2015 Spy Paul Feig co-production with Feigco Entertainment and TSG Entertainment $65 million $235.7 million
2016 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Jake Szymanski co-production with TSG Entertainment $33–35 million $77.1 million
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Tim Burton co-production with Tim Burton Productions, TSG Entertainment, Scope Pictures, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission and Ingenious $110 million $296.5 million
Hidden Figures[2] Theodore Melfi co-production with Fox 2000 Pictures and Levantine Films $25 million $236 million
2017 Snatched Jonathan Levine co-production with Feigco Entertainment and TSG Entertainment $42 million $60.8 million
War for the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves co-production with TSG Entertainment $150 million $490.7 million
The Mountain Between Us Hany Abu-Assad co-production with Fox 2000 Pictures $35 million $62.8 million
The Greatest Showman[2] Michael Gracey co-production with Laurence Mark Productions and TSG Entertainment $84 million $435 million
2018 Red Sparrow Francis Lawrence co-production with TSG Entertainment $69 million $151.6 million
2019 Tolkien Dome Karukoski Fox Searchlight Pictures $20 million $9 million
Ford v Ferrari[2] James Mangold 20th Century Fox co-production with Turnpike Films and TSG Entertainment $97.6 million $225.5 million
Spies in Disguise[2] Troy Quane
Nick Bruno
co-production with Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation[19] $100 million $171.6 million

2020sEdit

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2020 Underwater[2] William Eubank 20th Century Fox co-production with TSG Entertainment $50–80 million $40.9 million

UpcomingEdit

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2021 Fear Street Leigh Janiak Netflix
Untitled War for the Planet of the Apes sequel[20] Wes Ball 20th Century Studios
TBA Mega Man Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman co-production with Capcom
Spy 2 TBA co-production with Feigco Entertainment
Starring Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with New Line Cinema
Ever After High TBA

TelevisionEdit

2010sEdit

Years Title Creators Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2011-2012 Breakout Kings Nick Santora
Matt Olmstead
A&E co-production with Matt Olmstead Productions, Blackjack Films and Fox 21 2 23
Terra Nova[21] Kelly Marcel
Craig Silverstein
Fox co-production with Amblin Television, Kapital Entertainment, Siesta Productions and 20th Century Fox Television 1 13
2011 Allen Gregory Jonah Hill
Andrew Mogel
Jarrad Paul
co-production with Bento Box Entertainment, Jonah Hill Films, A J. Paul/A. Mogel/D. Goodman Piece of Business and 20th Century Fox Television 7
2011-2018 New Girl[22] Elizabeth Meriwether co-production with Elizabeth Meriwether Pictures, American Nitwits and 20th Century Fox Television 7 146
2012-2013 Touch[23] Tim Kring co-production with Tailwind Productions and 20th Century Fox Television 2 26
Ben and Kate Dana Fox co-production with Hemingway Drive Productions and 20th Century Fox Television 1 16
2019–present See Steven Knight Apple TV+ co-production with about:blank, Quaker Moving Pictures, Endeavor Content and Nebula Star 8
Truth Be Told Nichelle Tramble Spellman co-production with Orit Entertainment, Hello Sunshine, Endeavor Content and With a N

2020sEdit

Year Title Creator(s) Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2020–present P-Valley Katori Hall Starz co-production with Kat Buggy Productions 1 8

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b Siegel, Tatiana (November 5, 2014). "Peter Chernin Nears Renewal of Fox Film Pact; TV Deal to Be Shopped". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Jenno Topping Joins Chernin Entertainment as EVP". The Hollywood Reporter. March 19, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Chernin Ent. Promotes Jenno Topping To President Of Film". Deadline. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Abrams, Rachel (February 27, 2013). "Jenno Topping to Run Film Division at Chernin". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
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  8. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (June 23, 2015). "Katherine Pope Exits Chernin Entertainment to Launch TV Division at Studio 8". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  9. ^ Spetner, James. "Dante Di Loreto Tapped As President Scripted Entertainment At FremantleMedia North America". Deadline Hollywood. Denise Petski. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Chernin Entertainment, Netflix Sign First-Look Deal for Film". 8 April 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Spotify and Chernin Entertainment enter first-look deal to turn podcasts into TV shows and movies". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  12. ^ "Spotify Partners With Chernin Entertainment to Turn Podcasts Into Film and TV Projects". Billboard. 2020-09-24. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  13. ^ Salkowitz, Rob. "Spotify Inks First Look Deal For Podcast Media Adaptations With Chernin Entertainment". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  14. ^ Corliss, Richard (August 4, 2011). "Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Chimpan-tastic!". Time.
  15. ^ "Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  16. ^ a b Fernandez, Jay (October 27, 2011). "The State of the Studio Deals: Who's Doing What Where". The Hollywood Reporter.
  17. ^ a b Fleming, Mike. "Peter Chernin And Dylan Clark Board Tom Cruise-Starrer 'Oblivion' As Producers". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  18. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff; Abrams, Rachel (May 19, 2012). "Bullock, McCarthy tapped for cop pic". Variety.
  19. ^ "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  20. ^ "New 'Planet of the Apes' Movie in the Works With 'Maze Runner' Filmmaker Wes Ball". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  21. ^ Littleton, Cynthia; Littleton, Cynthia (March 6, 2012). "Fox cancels 'Terra Nova'". Variety. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  22. ^ Lowry, Brian (September 16, 2011). "New Girl". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  23. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Fox Picks Up Tim Kring Drama Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.

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