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Jon Peters
Jon Peters
General Information
Birth Name: John H. Peters
Birth Date: June 2, 1945
Birth Place: Van Nuys, California, U.S.
Batman Media: Batman
Batman Returns


Jon Peters is an American film producer. Peters has produced Batman, along with Peter Guber.

Peters was present on the Batman set almost every day and insisted on the inclusion of certain action scenes, especially the fight between Batman and the Swordsman Goon.

When Tim Burton gained full creative control for Batman Returns, he and Guber were demoted to executive producers.

Although there were some creative differences between him and Burton during production, the two went back to work again for Superman Lives, a project that later was canceled by the studio a few weeks before shooting.

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Jon Peters and Yvonne Craig

Peters with Yvonne Craig (Batgirl from the Batman 1960s television series) in 1965.

Peters started as a hairdresser at Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, where he got to make a lot of knowledge of film personalities. In 1974, Peters began a relationship with Barbra Streisand and began to manage her career in music and cinema. This relantionshio led to his first production, A Star Is Born, in 1976. In 1980, it is associated with Peter Guber and Neil Bogart and together they founded PolyGram Pictures. In 1983 he became the sole partner of Guber, thus founding the Guber-Peters Company. Together they produce great successful films such as Missing (1982), Flashdance (1983), The Color Purple (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987, starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer), Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and Rain Man (1988). The two took the biggest risk, which then marked their biggest success, with Batman (1989).

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Jon Peters, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton during the filming of Batman.

After this, Peters and Guber got a seven years million dollar contract with Warner Brothers. After a few months, they were courted by Sony Corporation, which offered one billion dollars for take the place of general managers. Subsequently, Peters founded Peters Entertainment, producing films such as Money Train (1995), Rosewood (1997), Wild Wild West (1999, starring Will Smith) and Ali (2001).

In the nineties he acquired the rights to the Superman film franchise from Warner Brothers. He tried to produce Superman Lives at the end of the nineties, with Tim Burton directing and starring Nicolas Cage as Superman. The film was canceled by Warner a few weeks before shooting. Peters then attempted to produce the film in the following years with new scripts (one written by J. J. Abrams) and other directors (Brett Ratner and McG). Then he finally realized Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer, in 2006.

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