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To simplify the search [for the next great companies], I suggest you look within a five-mile radius of Stanford.
— Stanford graduate Peter Thiel, in conversation with Reid Hoffman
Here’s an entertainment exec who loves the Internet. Don’t all stare at once.
The Chernin Group and Chernin Entertainment
Peter Chernin is one of Hollywood’s top players and execs. The former senior News Corp. exec is now a movie producer — his first effort “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is a big hit. But he’s also been increasingly active in media investing in Asia of late and has a lot to say about the global nature of entertainment in the digital age.
Posts With Peter Chernin
Just like we reported earlier today, Twitter has announced, via a Twitter message, that Peter Chernin, Hollywood mogul and former New York media exec, will join the microblogging service’s board of directors. Chernin has held previous positions at News Corp. (which owns this site), and was key in the formation of the Hulu online TV service. He currently also holds a board seat at Pandora, the streaming music service.