Report: Hollywood big shot Peter Chernin set to join Twitter's board

Chernin, who was a top exec at News Corp., and who helped found Hulu, would bring a Tinseltown perspective to discussions of Twitter's future direction.

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As Twitter becomes more and more mainstream, it may also be trying to become more Hollywood.

According to AllThingsD, Twitter plans to name Peter Chernin, a well-known Hollywood executive, to its board of directors. Chernin would take the spot on the board vacated by Flipboard CEO Mike McCue.

Rumors have been flying for months that Chernin, who has held top slots at News Corp., and who helped start Hulu and is on Pandora's board, would become a Twitter director.

Twitter's current board members are CEO Dick Costolo, co-founder Evan Williams, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey, vice president of product Jason Goldman, Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital, and Peter Fenton of Benchmark Capital.

Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.