|Industry||Film production company|
|Founded||February 24, 2009|
|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.
Chernin Entertainment was founded by Peter Chernin after he stepped down as president of Fox's then-parent company News Corp. in 2009. The firm's 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. On October 27, 2021, Nancy Utley, former veteran of Searchlight Pictures had started Lake Ellyn Entertainment, with a first-look affiliate deal at the studio, and Netflix.
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.
|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||$20 million||$9 million|
|Ford v Ferrari||James Mangold||20th Century Fox||co-production with Turnpike Films and TSG Entertainment||$97.6 million||$225.5 million|
|Spies in Disguise||Troy Quane
|co-production with 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation||$100 million||$171.6 million|
|2020||Underwater||William Eubank||20th Century Fox||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|
|2023||Luther: The Fallen Sun||Jamie Payne||co-production with BBC Film|
|2024||Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes||Wes Ball||20th Century Studios||co-production with OddBall Entertainment|
|TBA||36 Questions||Brett Haley||Netflix||co-production with Automatik and Endeavor Content|
|Back in Action||Seth Gordon||co-production with Exhibit A and Good One Productions|
|Mega Man||Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman||co-production with Capcom|
|The Goon||Patrick Osbourne||co-production with Netflix Animation, Blur Studio and Dark Horse Entertainment|
|Hourman||TBA||Warner Bros. Pictures||co-production with DC Studios|
|Sidekicks||Paramount Pictures||co-production with Twin Ink|
|2011-2012||Breakout Kings||Nick Santora
|A&E||co-production with Matt Olmstead Productions, Blackjack Films and Fox 21||2||23|
|Terra Nova||Kelly Marcel
|Fox||co-production with Amblin Television, Kapital Entertainment, Siesta Productions and 20th Century Fox Television||1||13|
|2011||Allen Gregory||Jonah Hill
|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|
|2019–2022||See||Steven Knight||Apple TV+||co-production with about:blank, Quaker Moving Pictures, Endeavor Content and Nebula Star||3||24|
|2019–present||Truth Be Told||Nichelle Tramble Spellman||co-production with Orit Entertainment, Hello Sunshine, Endeavor Content and With a N||2||18|
|2020–present||P-Valley||Katori Hall||Starz||co-production with Kat Buggy Productions||1||8|
|2023||Chief of War||Jason Momoa and Thomas Pa'a Sibbett||Apple TV+||co-production with about:blank and Fifth Season||1||TBA|
"Sidekicks," a reimagining of classic fairy tales through the eyes of the heroes' under-appreciated helpers, for Paramount and Chernin;