Peter Chernin on Hollywood, Asia Growth and Not Yahoo: The Full AsiaD Interview (Video)
We are now posting the full videos from the recent AsiaD conference, which took place in Hong Kong in October.
We’re following the schedule of the actual event. Up now: Hollywood mogul Peter Chernin.
The much-respected entertainment exec, who was the longtime president of News Corp. (which owns this Web site), now runs his own production company in Santa Monica, Calif.
Chernin Entertainment has had some big early successes, including the hit movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” and the adorkable television show “New Girl.”
But Chernin has always been much more Internet-curious than the average Hollywood mogul. He was deeply involved in the creation of the Hulu premium video service, and now serves on the board of the Pandora online music site. He’s also been giving the troubled situation at Yahoo a look-see with some private equity firms.
Chernin declined to talk about this deal in an onstage interview with Peter Kafka, but he does discuss the prospects for the old media world in the digital age, and the giant opportunities in Asia: