Booking Peter Guber
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Peter Guber Agency Booking Profile
Peter Guber is an executive, entrepreneur and #1 New York Times bestselling author. As Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group, he has been a force in the entertainment industry for over thirty years. He has leveraged his creativity and business acumen into record-breaking profits and critical acclaim, establishing him as one of the most successful executives in the entertainment and communications industries. Films he personally produced or executive produced, including Rain Man (1988), Batman (1989), The Color Purple (1985), Midnight Express (1978), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Missing (1982) and Flashdance (1983), have resonated with audiences all over the world, earning over three billion dollars worldwide and garnering more than 50 Academy Award nominations. Guber joined Columbia pictures in 1968 and, within three years, became Studio Chief. During his tenure at the creative helm, Columbia surged to record breaking profits on the strength of such box office hits as Shampoo (1975), Taxi Driver (1976), Tommy (1975), The Way We Were (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). In 1976, following his entrepreneur instincts, Guber founded Casablanca Record and Filmworks. Its record operation included such superstars as KISS, Donna Summer and The Village People. It also included some of the most successful soundtracks of all time including Flashdance, which sold more than 14 million albums. In 1979, Guber formed PolyGram Entertainment where he was Chairman of the Board and CEO. He sold his interest in Polygram in 1983 and formed and served as Co-Owner of the Guber-Peters Entertainment Company (GPEC) which established a major presence in motion pictures, television and music including producing the music and official soundtrack for the 1984 Summer Olympics. Within five years, GPEC became a public company and, in 1989, was acquired by Sony Pictures Entertainment. In 1989, Guber reached a personal milestone when he was named Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Under his visionary leadership, the company re-framed its entire Loews exhibition circuit, introducing Sony’s SDDS sound system, introduced the concept of IMAX theater and films integrated into multi-plex theaters and transformed the Sony lot into a state of the art digital production facility. SPE’s motion picture business earned an industry best domestic box office market share averaging 17% over four years. Guber is Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mandalay Media, a publicly traded company on the OTC. Throughout Guber’s career, he has never strayed from his passion to teach and mentor the future entertainment and business leaders. He is a full professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and has been a member of the faculty for over 30 years. He is also a member of the UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as the winner of UCLA’s prestigious Service Award for his accomplishments and association with the school. Guber is also the co-owner of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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