Peter Guber

Producer, Professor
Arguably one of the most successful figures in late 20th century-early 21st century Hollywood, Peter Guber was a film producer and studio chief whose tenure at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Producer (46)

Carnal Innocence 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nora Roberts' Angels Fall 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Into the Blue 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Jacket 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Thousand Roads 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rude Awakening 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Galapagos 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

With Honors 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

This Boy's Life 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Batman 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tango & Cash 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Caddyshack II 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gorillas in the Mist 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Missing Link 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nightmare at Bitter Creek 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rain Man 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Clue: Movies, Murder and Mystery 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Witches of Eastwick 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Head Office 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Clan of the Cave Bear 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Clue 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dreams 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ocean Quest 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Color Purple 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

D.C. Cab 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Flashdance 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Missing 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Six Weeks 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

An American Werewolf in London 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Midnight Express 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Deep 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bay Coven (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Blue Smoke (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Brotherhood of Justice (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Montana Sky (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Toughest Man in the World (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (5)

Jim Rome on Showtime 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Sunday Morning Shoot-Out 2003 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Heckler 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Arguably one of the most successful figures in late 20th century-early 21st century Hollywood, 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. His three-decade knack for bringing record-breaking films to fruition, both as a solo entity and with his former producing partner, Jon Peters, was largely unparalleled in the industry, as was his comprehension 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.

Relationships

Samuel Guber

Father

Ruth Guber

Mother

Lynda Guber

Wife
born c. 1945

Elizabeth Guber

Daughter
born c. 1972

Jodi Guber

Daughter
born c. 1969

EDUCATION

University of Florence

study abroad program

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York

New York University

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York
(LLM)

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

1994

Stepped down as chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment on Sept. 29, announcing that he was forming his own independent production company, to be financed by Sony

1993

Signed a new five-year contract as chairman at Sony in March

1991

Became sole chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment after co-chairman Jon Peters' resignation (May)

1989

Became co-chairman of Columbia/Sony Pictures with Jon Peters; agreement including Sony's acquiring of the Guber-Peters Entertainment Co. For upwards of $200 million

1989

Took control of Guber-Peters-Barris when Burt Sugarman left and Frank Lowy took his place

1988

Merged Polygram Pictures with Barris Industries to form Guber-Peters-Barris Entertainment Co.; Became co-chairman and managing director

1984

Produced first TV series, "Dreams"

1983

Brought in Jon Peters as a partner to form Guber-Peters Entertainment Company (GPEC)

1980

Formed Polygram Pictures

1978

Executive produced first feature, "Midnight Express"

1977

Produced first feature, "The Deep"

1976

Formed Peter Guber's Filmworks; merged with Casablanca Records to become Casablanca Record and Filmworks' co-owner and chairman of the board

1968

Recruited as executive assistant by Columbia Pictures while still at NYU

Worked seven years at Columbia in various production executive positions; last three years as studio chief

Formed Mandelay Entertainment

Bonus Trivia

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He received the NYU's Albert Gallatin Fellowship.

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Received Syracuse University's Ardent Award.

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He is a visiting professor and chairman of the producers department at UCLA's School of Theater Arts.

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He is a member of the New York, California and Washington DC Bars.

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