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Chernin Entertainment
Public
Industry Film production company
Founded February 24, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-02-24)
Founder Peter Chernin
Key people
  • Peter Chernin (CEO)
  • Jenno Topping
  • (President of Film and Television)
  • David Ready (Executive vice president of Film and TV)
Products Motion Pictures
Parent The Chernin Group

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. Twenty-four films have been produced by them, most of them with 20th Century Fox.

History

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. 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.

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

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. 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. That deal was followed with one with Endeavor Content for a scripted drama pact in 2017.

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. On April 7, Chernin made a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix to make films.

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.

Production

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 and has grossed more than $480 million at the worldwide box office. It has also produced Parental Guidance, a comedy starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, which was released in December 2012, the sci-fi thriller from Joseph Kosinski, Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, and The Heat, starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.

Filmography

Feature films

2010s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes 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 Andy Fickman co-production with Walden Media, Face Productions and Dune Entertainment $25 million $120.8 million
2013 Oblivion Joseph Kosinski Universal Pictures co-production with Relativity Media, Monolith Pictures and Radical Studios $120 million $286.2 million
The Heat 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 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 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 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) $20 million $9 million
Ford v Ferrari James Mangold Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with 20th Century Fox Turnpike Films and TSG Entertainment $97.6 million $225.5 million
Spies in Disguise Troy Quane
Nick Bruno
co-production with 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation $100 million $171.6 million

2020s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2020 Underwater William Eubank Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with TSG Entertainment and 20th Century Fox $50–80 million $40.9 million
2021 Fear Street Part One: 1994 Leigh Janiak Netflix
Fear Street Part Two: 1978
Fear Street Part Three: 1666

Upcoming

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2022 Slumberland Francis Lawrence Netflix
TBA Mega Man Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman co-production with Capcom
Untitled fourth Planet of the Apes film Wes Ball Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with 20th Century Studios and OddBall Entertainment
Spy 2 TBA co-production with 20th Century Studios and Feigco Entertainment
Hourman Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with DC Films
36 Questions Netflix co-production with Automatik and Endeavor Content
The Goon TBA co-production with Blur Studio and Dark Horse Entertainment

Television

2010s

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 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 Elizabeth Meriwether co-production with Elizabeth Meriwether Pictures, American Nitwits and 20th Century Fox Television 7 146
2012-2013 Touch 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

2020s

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