Peter Safran

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Peter Safran
Born (1965-11-22) 22 November 1965 (age 58)
Occupations
  • Film producer
  • digital entertainment executive
Years active1997–present
EmployerWarner Bros. Discovery
TitleCo-chairman and co-CEO of DC Studios
SpouseNatalia Safran
Children1

Peter Safran (born 22 November 1965) is a British-American film producer and manager.[1] He currently serves as the co-chairperson and co-CEO of DC Studios alongside James Gunn.

Early life[edit]

Peter Safran is the son of Ordell and Henry Safran, of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.[2] After growing up in the UK, Safran graduated from Princeton University. He earned his J.D. degree at the New York University School of Law.[3] He worked as a corporate attorney in New York City, before becoming an assistant at UTA.[4]

Career[edit]

He became a manager at Gold-Miller Co and stayed there until 1998.[5] He then was a manager at Brillstein-Grey for five years, before he was named president of Brillstein-Grey Management in 2003. As president, he was made responsible for day-to-day activities of the department, which had over 200 clients, including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Nicolas Cage and Courteney Cox.[6] He left Brillstein-Grey in 2006, to launch The Safran Company, and took his entire client list with him.[7] As manager, he represented Sean Combs, Adam Shankman, David Hyde Pierce, Jennifer Lopez, and Brooke Shields.[8]

During the last few years Safran has been able to build upon The Conjuring Universe[9] and produce films such as Aquaman, Shazam!, The Suicide Squad, Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Peacemaker television series, with others under his banner and through his first-look deal with Warner Bros.[10]

In October 2022, Safran and James Gunn were named co-chairs and co-CEOs of DC Studios, overseeing film, television and animation projects. While Gunn will handle the creative aspects, Safran will handle the business side of the division. The two assumed their positions on 1 November 2022.[11][12][13][14] Safran and Gunn are involved in casting characters for the wider DCU, and Safran produces all films in the franchise.

Filmography[edit]

The Safran Company logo used since 2018
One of Safran's most notable achievements is co-creating the upcoming DC Universe media franchise with film director James Gunn

Short film[edit]

Year Title Director
2008 The Miracle of Phil Andrew Douglas
Doggie Heaven James Wan
Blue Like You Lucky McKee
Meat Dog: What’s fer Dinner David Slade
Fairy Tale Police Adam Green
Sparky & Mikaela James Gunn
Humanzee!
2009 Post Apocalyptic Pizza Peter Cornwell

Feature film[edit]

Producer[edit]

Warner Bros.

Year Title Director
2010 Buried Rodrigo Cortés
2013 The Conjuring James Wan
2014 Annabelle John R. Leonetti
2016 The Conjuring 2 James Wan
Wolves at the Door John R. Leonetti
2017 Annabelle: Creation David F. Sandberg
2018 The Nun Corin Hardy
Aquaman James Wan
2019 Shazam! David F. Sandberg
Annabelle Comes Home Gary Dauberman
2021 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Michael Chaves
The Suicide Squad James Gunn
2023 Shazam! Fury of the Gods David F. Sandberg
The Nun II Michael Chaves
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom James Wan
2025 Superman James Gunn

Other studios

Year Title Director Notes
1997 RocketMan Stuart Gillard Co-producer
2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Vadim Jean
2008 Meet the Spartans Jason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
Over Her Dead Body Jeff Lowell
Disaster Movie Jason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
2009 New in Town Jonas Elmer
2010 Vampires Suck Jason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
2011 Flypaper Rob Minkoff
Elephant White Prachya Pinkaew
2012 ATM David Brooks
True Love Enrico Clerico Nasino
2013 Vehicle 19 Mukunda Michael Dewil
Hours Eric Heisserer
Mindscape Jorge Dorado
The Starving Games Jason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
Best Night Ever
2015 The Atticus Institute Chris Sparling
Superfast! Jason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
Summer Camp Alberto Marini
Martyrs Kevin Goetz
Michael Goetz
2016 The Choice Ross Katz
The Belko Experiment Greg McLean
Mine Fabio Guaglione
Within Phil Claydon
The Worthy Ali F. Mostafa
2017 The Crucifixion Xavier Gens
Flatliners Niels Arden Oplev
2022 I Want You Back Jason Orley
TBA Heads of State Ilya Naishuller

Executive producer[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1998 Senseless Penelope Spheeris Co-executive producer
2000 Scary Movie Keenen Ivory Wayans
The Specials Craig Mazin Co-executive producer
2004 My Baby's Daddy Cheryl Dunye
Connie and Carla Michael Lembeck
2005 The Long Weekend Pat Holden
2009 My Life in Ruins Donald Petrie
2015 Dark Places Gilles Paquet-Brenner
2019 Valley of the Gods Lech Majewski

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
2003 Are You Comfortable? TV movie
2006 Heist 4 episodes
2008–09 James Gunn's PG Porn
2022– Peacemaker
2024 Creature Commandos

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleming, Michael (1998-01-26). "Safran makes a move for Brillstein-Grey". Variety. Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
  2. ^ [LuxLux]. "Peter Safran Net Worth in 2023 - Wiki, Age, Weight and Height". LuxLux.net. Retrieved 2024-03-08.
  3. ^ "Peter Safran".
  4. ^ Brillstein-Grey prez exits
  5. ^ Fleming, Michael (1998-01-26). "Safran makes a move for Brillstein-Grey". Variety.
  6. ^ Fleming, Michael (2003-06-09). "Brillstein-Grey taps new prez". Variety.
  7. ^ Gardner, Chris (2006-01-22). "Brillstein-Grey prez exits". Variety.
  8. ^ Safran makes a move for Brillstein-Grey
  9. ^ "New Line's 'The Conjuring' Franchise Clicks Past $2 Billion at Global Box Office". 30 July 2021.
  10. ^ d'Alessandro, Anthony (21 October 2019). "The Safran Company Inks First-Look Deal with Warner Bros, Taps 'Rampage' Producer John Rickard as President of Production". Deadline.
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (25 October 2022). "How James Gunn & Peter Safran Landed Top Spots At DC Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  12. ^ Couch, Aaron; Kit, Borys (October 25, 2022). "DC Shocker: James Gunn, Peter Safran to Lead Film, TV and Animation Division (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  13. ^ Joe Otterson (October 25, 2022). "James Gunn, Peter Safran to Lead DC Studios for Warner Bros. Discovery". Variety. Retrieved October 30, 2022.
  14. ^ McMillan, Graeme (2022-11-01). "DC Has a Chance to Save Superman. Here's What It Needs to Do". Wired. Retrieved 2022-11-01.

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