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In an exciting development, Amazon MGM Studios has named industry veteran Peter Oillataguerre as the head of feature film production, a newly created position. Jennifer Salke, the studio chief, made this announcement in a memo to the staff on Friday.
In her memo, Salke praised Oillataguerre’s extensive experience, stating, “With more than 20 years of industry experience, Peter is a seasoned executive with considerable expertise in the world of production.” She also detailed his responsibilities in the new role, saying, “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.”
Oillataguerre is set to commence his role on September 18, and he will report to Dan Scharf, head of global business operations. He will also collaborate closely with Courtenay Valenti, head of film, streaming, and theatrical, as well as the entire film teams within the studio.
This appointment marks a homecoming for Oillataguerre to Amazon MGM Studios. Previously, he served as the president of production for Spyglass Media Group, where he played a pivotal role in overseeing the successful revival of the “Scream” franchise, among other notable titles.
Prior to his tenure at Spyglass, Oillataguerre spent a significant nine years as the president of physical production for MGM Studios. In this role, he held the reins for all aspects of physical production, spanning both the feature film and television units. His portfolio included overseeing iconic projects such as the James Bond films “Skyfall,” “Spectre,” and “No Time To Die,” as well as the revival of the Rocky franchise through the “Creed” films. He also contributed to the television series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Fargo,” “Vikings,” and “Get Shorty.” Oillataguerre’s extensive career also features experience at Universal Studios.
Salke’s memo underscored the studio’s commitment to creating and licensing top-tier content for a global audience, highlighting their dedication to projects for Prime Video, Freevee & MGM+, as well as theatrical releases and titles for outside platforms.
In welcoming Peter Oillataguerre to Amazon MGM Studios, the studio continues to bolster its leadership with seasoned industry professionals, setting the stage for exciting developments in the world of feature film production.
Peter Oillataguerre’s wealth of experience and industry acumen make him a valuable addition to the Amazon family, and the studio looks forward to achieving new heights under his guidance.