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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]

Chernin Entertainment
IndustryFilm production company
Key people
Peter Chernin (Founder & CEO)
ProductsMotion Pictures
OwnerPeter Chernin


In March 2011, after leaving Maguire Entertainment, Jenno Topping joined the company as executive Vice President (EVP) of film division,[2] and then in February 2013 she was promoted to President of films, vacated by Dylan Clark.[3][4] David Ready was hired as Senior VP to report to Topping.[3] 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.[5][6] 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.[7]


Chernin Entertainment's television slate includes Fox's New Girl,[8] Touch,[9] Terra Nova, Breakout Kings and Ben and Kate.[10]

The company's first feature film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, was released in August 2011.[11] and has grossed more than $480 million at the worldwide box office.[12][13] It has also produced Parental Guidance, a comedy starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, which was released in December 2012,[14] the sci-fi thriller from Joseph Kosinski, Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise,[15] and The Heat, starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.[16]

First look dealsEdit

Chernin Entertainment's first look deal for the film and television was signed with 20th Century Fox (whom he was formerly employed with prior to forming his own company) and 20th Century Fox Television since the company started, which renewed in November 2014 for just films.[17] 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.[5]


All films distributed by 20th Century Fox unless otherwise noted.


  1. ^ Spetner, James. "Chernin Entertainment Promotes David Ready To Exec Veep Film & Television". Deadline Hollywood. Mike Fleming Jr. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Jenno Topping Joins Chernin Entertainment as EVP". The Hollywood Reporter. March 19, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Chernin Ent. Promotes Jenno Topping To President Of Film". Deadline. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Abrams, Rachel (February 27, 2013). "Jenno Topping to Run Film Division at Chernin". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (June 24, 2015). "Peter Chernin Inks TV Deal With NBCUniversal". Deadline. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (June 23, 2015). "Katherine Pope Exits Chernin Entertainment to Launch TV Division at Studio 8". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Spetner, James. "Dante Di Loreto Tapped As President Scripted Entertainment At FremantleMedia North America". Deadline Hollywood. Denise Petski. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  8. ^ Lowry, Brian (September 16, 2011). "New Girl". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Fox Picks Up Tim Kring Drama Pilot". Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "FOX Broadcasting Company - Programming". May 14, 2012. Archived from the original on June 19, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  11. ^ James, Meg; Chmielewski, Dawn C. (July 26, 2011). "Hollywood awaits how Peter Chernin will fare with new venture". Los Angeles Times.
  12. ^ Corliss, Richard (August 4, 2011). "Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Chimpan-tastic!". Time.
  13. ^ "Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  14. ^ Fernandez, Jay (October 27, 2011). "The State of the Studio Deals: Who's Doing What Where". The Hollywood Reporter.
  15. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Peter Chernin And Dylan Clark Board Tom Cruise-Starrer 'Oblivion' As Producers". Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  16. ^ Sneider, Jeff; Abrams, Rachel (May 19, 2012). "Bullock, McCarthy tapped for cop pic". Variety.
  17. ^ 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.

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