Peter Oillataguerre Named President of Production for Spyglass Media Group
LOS ANGELES (April 20, 2020)—Peter Oillataguerre has been named President of Production for Spyglass Media Group, LLC (“Spyglass), effective immediately, it was announced today by Gary Barber, Spyglass’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Reporting to Barber, Oillataguerre will run theatrical production including creative development, physical production and post production. Barber said, “Peter and I have worked together for nearly 20 years on a diverse slate of large-scale productions, global franchises and hit films. He has a keen eye for commercial material and possesses an even temperament with a cool demeanor that keeps productions on track. Peter is the consummate producer and ideal leader to execute Spyglass’ film strategy.”
Oillataguerre said, “Gary is a long-time mentor and industry leader with exceptional business acumen. I have a tremendous amount of respect and trust in him. This next phase of my career is not only one of the most exciting, it is also one of the most challenging as our industry is facing a global transformation. I look forward to being part of the Spyglass team and collaboratively building a supportive and engaged approach with filmmakers as we create new and diverse content.”
For nine years, Oillataguerre served as the President of Physical Production for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of physical production across the feature film and television units including the James Bond films, “Skyfall,” “Spectre” and “No Time To Die;” the revival of the Rocky Franchise with “Creed,” and “Creed 2;” “The Addams Family,” “Tomb Raider,” “Overboard,” “Me Before You,” “The Magnificent Seven,” as well as the hit television series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Fargo,” “Vikings,” and “Get Shorty.” Prior to MGM, Oillataguerre worked at Spyglass Entertainment in physical production where he shepherded such films as “27 Dresses,” “The Vow,” “Leap Year,” “Shanghai Noon,” and “The Count of Monte Cristo” and was the SVP of Production at Universal Studios from 2001-2005 where he was involved in the productions of “Van Helsing,” “Meet the Fockers,” “The Scorpion King,” “The Life of David Gale,” and “Red Dragon.”
Spyglass launched as a partnership between Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment Co-Presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic, and is committed to creating entertainment across all platforms for worldwide audiences. The company has strategic investment backing from Warner Bros. Pictures, leaders in the motion picture industry; Eagle Pictures, the largest independent distributor in Italy; and Cineworld Group, the second largest theater chain in the world. Spyglass is home to more than 250 film library titles, scripted and unscripted television series, including Academy Award winners “The King’s Speech” and “The Artist;” box office hits “The Upside,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained,” “Lee Daniel’s The Butler,” “Spy Kids,” and “Paddington;” genre franchises “Hellraiser” and “Scream,” and the television series, “Project Runway.”