In Hollywood, guessing Peter Chernin’s next job in the entertainment industry has long been something of a parlor game.
Surely he would end up taking a job at AT&T, overseeing WarnerMedia—he says AT&T never made the offer. What about Amazon, where he could bring some much needed stability to the chaotic studio group? Despite the rumors, he says it never came up. It’s almost as if the industry can’t countenance the idea that, a decade after he walked away from the chief operating officer role at News Corp, he could still be happy working outside the system.
But from his office in Playa Vista, California, miles away from the nearest movie studio lot or corporate boardroom, he insists that today he has the best job in Hollywood.