Visionary Award Recipient: Peter Berg

Peter Berg is a director, producer, actor, founder of Film 44, and co-founder of Film 45 and Film 47. He got his start as “Dr. Billy Kronk” on the medical drama CHICAGO HOPE and made his directorial debut with the cult classic VERY BAD THINGS (1998). Berg has since carved out a career as a producer-director under his Film 44 banner. He’s directed feature films THE RUNDOWN (2003), FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (2004), THE KINGDOM (2007), HANCOCK (2008), BATTLESHIP (2012), LONE SURVIVOR (2013), DEEPWATER HORIZON (2016), PATRIOTS DAY (2016), MILE 22 (2018), and most recently SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL (2020).

In television, Berg is known for his executive producer role on the television adaptation of his feature film, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Berg also served as executive producer and director of acclaimed HBO series THE LEFTOVERS (starring Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler) and BALLERS (starring Dwayne Johnson). Beyond entertainment, Peter followed his passion for boxing by establishing the Churchill Boxing Club, as well as Churchill Management, whose clients include World Championship fighter, Regis Prograis.

Berg is currently in post-production on his feature documentary about global music sensation Rihanna, as well as his latest series, PAINKILLER (Starring Uzo Aduba and Matthew Broderick), for Netflix, while also directing commercial work under his Film 47 banner for the NFL, Verizon, ESPN, Carhartt, and many others.

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