Charles Hirschhorn

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Born (1959-09-28) September 28, 1959 (age 62)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationB.A. in Economics
Alma materHarvard College
  • Producer
  • Media executive
OrganizationOtis College of Art and Design

Charles Hirschhorn is an American producer and media executive, currently serving as president of Otis College of Art and Design.

Early life and education

Hirschhorn grew up in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard College in 1979 with a B.A. degree in Economics. [1][2]


Fox broadcasting

In 1987 Hirschhorn was named vice president of development for Fox Broadcasting, where he supervised the network's prime-time development projects.[3] He helped develop the Emmy Award winning sketch comedy television series In Living Color.[4]

Walt disney company

Hirschhorn began his tenure at the Walt Disney Company as executive vice president of Hollywood Pictures.[5] Under his leadership, the studio released over twenty films, including The Joy Luck Club, The Santa Clause, and Quiz Show.[6][2]. In 1997 Hirschhorn was named president of Walt Disney Television and executive vice president of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group.[7] During this tenure he relaunched The Wonderful World of Disney and oversaw the development of seventeen movies, including Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and Life-Size. [8][9][1]


In 2000, Hirschhorn founded G4, a cable television network focused on video games. He served as the company's CEO from 2000 - 2005 and oversaw the channel's official launch in 2002. [10][2]

Retirement living tv

In 2007, Hirschhorn was appointed COO of Retirement Living TV, a cable television network focused on programming for senior citizens.[4]

AEG television

As president of AEG Television, Hirschhorn launched and co-managed AXS TV, a cable television channel focused on live music and entertainment programming.

Otis college of art and design

In February of 2020, Hirschhorn was announced as the new president of Otis College of Art and Design. [11] His term officially began June 1. [12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "A Q&A with Incoming Otis College President Charles Hirschhorn". Otis College of Art and Design. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "July 2013 | Charles Hirschhorn '79". Harvardwood. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  3. "Charles Hirschhorn has been promoted to vice..." Los Angeles Times. 1987-06-24. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Retirement beckons to Hirschhorn | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  5. "Charles Hirschhorn | Berklee College of Music". Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  6. "Charles Hirschhorn Named Next President of Otis College of Art and Design". Otis College of Art and Design. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  7. "Disney Splits Television Group Into 2 Units". Los Angeles Times. 1997-09-17. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  8. "What Happened to 1990's 10 Most Promising Movie Executives?". Den of Geek. 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  9. March 2004, Allison Romano 15. "Game Boy". NextTV. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  10. Carless, Simon. "Gamasutra - The Art & Business of Making Games". Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  11. "Otis College of Art and Design picks entertainment executive as its new president". Los Angeles Times. 2020-02-26. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  12. "ARTnews in Brief: Carnegie Museum of Art Names Next Director—and More from February 28, 2020". 2020-02-24. Retrieved 2020-09-07.

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