Birth Name: Peter Chernin
Becoming president and COO at Lorimar brought Chernin experience with feature film work, including "Dangerous Liaisons", "Action Jackson" and "Running on Empty" (all 1988) and "See You in the Morning" (1989). In 1989, he assumed the post of president of Fox Broadcasting's Entertainment Group, which helped develop such TV hits as "The Simpsons", "Beverly Hills 90210", "Roc" and "In Living Color." When Joe Roth resigned to start up an independent production company in 1992, Chernin was appointed Chairman of Fox; he soon moved to Fox's movie division, leaving its network in the hands of Lucie Salhany and Sandy Grushow. While with the TV division, Chernin was aggressive in expanding the news and...