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Chairman & CEO, Mandalay Entertainment Group

Peter Guber: Biography at a Glance

  • Chairman and CEO of the multimedia company Mandalay Entertainment Group, receiving five best picture Oscar nominations and one win for “Rain Man”
  • Best-selling author “Shoot Out: Surviving Fame and Misfortune in Hollywood” and “Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story”
  • Former Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, CEO of PolyGram Entertainment and president of Columbia Pictures
  • Owner and co-executive chairman of the NBA's Golden State Warriors and co-owner of MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers
Chairman & CEO, Mandalay Entertainment Group

Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries. Films he personally produced or executive produced, including Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance, have resonated with audiences all over the world, earning over three billion dollars worldwide and garnering more than fifty Academy Award nominations.

Guber led Sony Pictures as Chairman & CEO, Columbia Pictures as President, Polygram as Chairman & CEO and Casablanca Record & Filmworks as Co-Owner and Co-Chairman. While at Sony, the company achieved an industry-best domestic box office market share of 17%, and led all competitors with the highest four-year total of Academy Award nominations ever for a single company.

A passionate, humorous, and tireless motivator and speaker, Guber has dedicated himself to coaching current and future leaders about the importance of telling purposeful stories to propel their business success.

Guber has been a full professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for nearly four decades. He is a member of the UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as the winner of UCLA's prestigious Service Award for his accomplishments in association with the school. Guber is the Chair of the Founding Board of Advisors for the Center for Managing Enterprises in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES) at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Guber turned this legacy and experience in front of the camera where he co-hosted of the critically acclaimed national TV show, Shootout. AMC moved Guber’s talents to primetime with a series of one hour specials in 2009 called StoryMakers. Guber can currently be seen as co-host of In the House, a weekly, national half-hour news and interview show on Encore and KNBC. He can also be seen weekly as an entertainment and media analyst on Fox Business News’s America’s Nightly Scoreboard with David Asman.

Guber is the owner and co-executive chairman the Golden State Warriors and an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

A noted author, Guber co-wrote the bestseller, Shootout. He also authored op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Guber recently released his third book, Tell To Win - Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, which became the #1 bestseller in the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal. 

Peter Guber was recruited by Columbia Pictures out of NYU’s Graduate School of Business where he was pursuing an MBA. He received his honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut, was named Albert Gallatin Fellow at New York University; is a recipient of Syracuse University’s George Arents Pioneer Award, the highest honor that can be given an alumnus, for his distinguished work in film; and is also a recipient of USC’s Dean’s Award for National Business Leadership.

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