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Jenno Topping '89
President of film and television at Chernin Entertainment

At Chernin, Topping produced and oversaw the development of feature films: HIDDEN FIGURES, the Oscar® nominated drama directed by Ted Melfi and starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe; THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, the original musical starring Hugh Jackman; WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, the third installment in the global hit franchise; RED SPARROW directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence; THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet; MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN directed by Tim Burton; SPY directed by Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy; SNATCHED starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn; MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES starring Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza; ST. VINCENT starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy; THE DROP starring James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy; EXODUS directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale; and THE HEAT starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, which was the highest grossing comedy of 2013.

Upcoming films include UNDERWATER starring Kristen Stewart; TOLKIEN, directed by Dome Karukoski and starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins; and the animated feature film SPIES IN DISGUISE, with Will Smith and Tom Holland lending their voices for the lead characters.

Topping oversees Chernin Entertainment’s television slate, which includes Fox’s Emmy®-winning hit comedy New Girl. Previous series from Chernin Entertainment include Fox’s Ben and Kate and Touch.

Her other credits include COUNTRY STRONG starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw; CATCH AND RELEASE, written and directed by Susannah Grant and starring Jennifer Garner; and the CHARLIE’S ANGELS movies.

Topping previously served as an executive for HBO Films, where she supervised the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning films, THE LATE SHIFT (Kathy Bates) and RASPUTIN (Ian McKellan and Alan Rickman) in 1995.