Great Minds: Peter Schube, Founder and President, Ladder & Light

Peter Schube, Ladder & Light’s founding principal, is an entertainment and corporate executive with broad and deep experience across all areas of the media industry, including the production and distribution of television programming, feature films, and digital/mobile content.

Previously, Peter served as Chief Operating Officer for Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, Sing franchises), overseeing business strategy and all core business operations for the company, including Illumination MacGuff, its 800+ person animation studio in Paris. Prior to Illumination, Mr. Schube spent nearly three decades at The Jim Henson Company, including the last 13 years as President and Chief Operating Officer. There, he was responsible for the worldwide operations of the company’s businesses, including its distribution, sales and marketing, finance, H/R, and administration functions, as well as the company’s Academy Award® winning Creature Shop. Prior to serving as President, he was the company’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, where he supervised an international staff of 10 lawyers and support personnel as head of the company’s worldwide business and legal affairs functions.

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