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Peter Rice Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary, and Net Worth.
Who is Peter Rice?
Peter Rice is a well-known British businessman and the former Chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content for The Walt Disney Company.
How Old Is Peter Rice?
He is 56 years old as of 2022, having been born in 1966, in the United Kingdom. Rice shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Jordan Matter, Adam Sandler, Gordon Ramsay, Rick Astley, and many more.
Who are Peter Rice Parents and Siblings?
His secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Peter Rice Education
He received his education at the University of Nottingham where he received a degree in 1989.
He is married to the love of his life Megan. He and his family live in Los Angeles.
Peter Rice Kids
There is no news on the internet showing whether he and his wife have kids or not. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
A Career at 21st Century Fox
Before his roles in Fox’s television business, he was President of Fox Searchlight Pictures. In 2000, he began his tenure during which he released some of the most critically acclaimed films of the decade and some of the highest-grossing films in Fox Searchlight’s history, including; Juno, The Last King of Scotland, Bend It Like Beckham, Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways and Napoleon Dynamite. With him in position, Fox Searchlight received 51 Academy Award and 42 Golden Globe Award nominations, including a record of 12 nominations and 8 wins for Slumdog Millionaire at the 81st Academy Awards.
Rice also oversaw Fox Atomic from 2007 to 2008, which created comedy and genre films including Turistas and 28 Weeks Later. However, in 2009, Fox Atomic was closed. In 1989 he began his career at Twentieth Century Fox where he worked for Tom Sherak, then head of U.S. distribution and marketing for Fox Filmed Entertainment. Therefore his roles included; Director of Acquisitions, Vice President of Production, and Senior Vice President. Rice 1998 was named Executive Vice President of Production for Twentieth Century Fox. During his time, he cultivated relationships with some of the most talented young filmmakers of the time including; Alex Proyas, Baz Luhrmann, Bryan Singer, Danny Boyle, and the Hughes brothers.
Moreover, he has worked as a creative executive on Boyle’s A Life Less Ordinary and oversaw the director’s The Beach. In addition, he has worked with Luhrmann in the development and production of films, including Moulin Rouge! (which went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture) and Romeo + Juliet. Moreover, he was the supervising creative executive on X-Men.
In 2017, Rice was appointed as President of 21st Century Fox. Besides, he also works on strategic initiatives at 21st Century Fox, and also continues to serve as Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Board of National Geographic Partners and a member of the Board of Directors for Hulu. In 2012, he became Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group. Where he supervised Fox Broadcasting Company, 20th Century Fox Television, FX Networks, Fox Sports (encompassing Fox’s national sports channels, FS1 and FS2 and its 22 regional sports networks), and National Geographic Partners (which includes the National Geographic channels and brands).
Fox Networks Group in 2016 received 144 Primetime and Sports Emmy nominations. And Fox Sports won 10 Sports Emmy Awards. Moreover, Fox received 103 Primetime Emmy nominations spanning FX, Fox, National Geographic Channel, and shows from 20th Century FoxTelevision and Fox 21 Television Studios, and won 27 Primetime Emmy Awards. Under Rice’s leadership, Fox Networks Group received 153 Primetime and Sports Emmy nominations in 2017 and also won a collective 26 Emmys.
A Career as Head of Disney Television
Following the purchase of many of 21st Century Fox’s assets, Rice joined The Walt Disney Company. When he joined, he thus became the Chairman of Walt Disney Television (all of Disney’s non-sports television business) succeeding Ben Sherwood. On June 9, 2022, he was fired by The Walt Disney Company and was replaced by Dana Walden in a major restructuring for the company.
Peter Rice Height and Measurements
His body measurements are not mentioned on the internet.
Peter Rice Salary and Net Worth
While at Fox, he had an annual salary of between $266,000 and $720,000 and an unknown net worth.