Amazon MGM Studios Names Spyglass’s Peter Oillataguerre Head of Feature Film Production

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Peter Oillataguerre has been appointed to the new role of Head of Feature Film Production at Amazon MGM Studios, studio head Jennifer Salke announced to staffers via email on Friday.

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Oillataguerre joins from Spyglass Media Group, where he served for three and a half years as President of Production, and in his new role will oversee all aspects of the feature production cycle for Amazon MGM Studios film group. He starts this coming Monday, September 18 and will report to Head of Global Business Operations Dan Scharf, while working closely with Courtenay Valenti, Head of Film, Streaming and Theatrical, and the film teams.

Boasting 20 years of industry experience, Oillataguerre prior to Spyglass held roles at Universal, and even MGM Studios, working at the latter on everything from the Creed franchise to the James Bond series.

Amazon closed its $8.5B acquisition of the MGM movie studio last March, in the last year pivoting back toward an embrace of theatrical, and bringing Amazon Studios and MGM together under one label, as far as theatrical distribution, around the same time.

View Salke’s note welcoming Oillataguerre to the company below.

Hi team, 

As summer comes to an end, I’d like to thank you all for the tireless work and passion you bring to our business every day. While we are currently facing unprecedented challenges in our industry, I am always so impressed and proud of how much we have accomplished. Across Amazon MGM Studios, we remain committed and focused on creating and licensing the best content for our customers across our global slate for Prime Video, Freevee & MGM +, along with our theatrical launches and titles on outside platforms.

To that end, and our continued focus on building a world-class global film slate, I am pleased to announce that Peter Oillataguerre will be joining us as our new Head of Feature Film Production for Amazon MGM Studios! Peter will be joining us on September 18 and will report to Dan Scharf, Head of Global Business Operations, and work closely with Courtenay Valenti, Head of Film, Streaming and Theatrical, and the film teams. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Peter is a seasoned executive with considerable expertise in the world of production. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the feature film production cycle for the Amazon MGM Studios film group.  

Peter brings a wealth of film production experience, having most recently served as the President of Production at Spyglass Media, responsible for the numerous blockbuster titles including Scream, Hellraiser, The Upside, and Incoming, as well as the long-running fashion competition series Project Runway. Prior to that, Peter worked at Universal Studios and our very own MGM Studios, working on tentpole titles like the Bond franchise, including Skyfall and No Time To Die; the Creed franchise; RoboCop; The Magnificent Seven and Along Came Polly to name a few.

Please join me, along with Dan, Courtenay and the rest of the teams in welcoming Peter to the Amazon family!

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