Peter Guber

Peter Guber was a film producer and studio chief whose tenure at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Mandalay Pictures yielded such blockbusters as "Flashdance" (1983), "Rain Man" (1988), "Batman" (1989), as well as a vast array of television programs, specials, music and media projects. Both as a solo entity and with his former producing partner Jon Peters, Guber was among the last of the old school Hollywood star producers in the '80s and '90s, but as the age of the internet dawned, he was among the first in the industry to become aware of the possibilities of new media, as evidenced by his role in launching GeekChicDaily and Demand Media. Guber's body of work and its impact on entertainment and communication as a whole was a model of drive, vision and success.