Chernin Entertainment Signs First-Look Deal With Netflix

Published on Apr 08, 2020

Chernin Entertainment Signs First-Look Deal With Netflix

Chernin Entertainment has signed a first-look deal for feature films with Netflix.

The companies confirmed the deal on Tuesday. Chernin’s previous first-look deal had been through 20th Century Fox, but that agreement went away earlier this year after Disney absorbed the Fox feature film operations last year.

Variety reported exclusively in January that Chernin Entertainment would retain 70 of the 80-plus movie projects that it had in development at 20th. The projects remaining at Disney — like a new “Planet of the Apes” film with director Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner”) — are based on Disney-held intellectual property, and Chernin will remain attached as an executive producer.

After Chernin stepped down as the president of Fox’s then-parent company News Corp. in 2009, he launched Chernin Entertainment as a film production company with 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” He also produced several other high-profile ,movies for Fox in the previous decade,

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Author: Dave McNary