Peter Chernin

Peter Chernin entered the entertainment industry from the world of publishing, where he was a publicist at St. Martin's Press and an editor at Warner Books. He became an executive at the David Gerber Company, where he oversaw the production of over 100 hours of network TV. Chernin then moved to Showtime/The Movie Channel, where, during his tenure in the mid-1980s, he supervised the development of such original series programming as "Brothers," "It's Garry Shandling's Show" and the second TV version of "The Paper Chase."