Veteran executive Peter Oillataguerre is returning to Amazon MGM Studios in the newly created role of head of feature film production. Studio chief Jennifer Salke announced Oillataguerre’s hiring in a memo to staff on Friday.
“With more than 20 years of industry experience, Peter is a seasoned executive with considerable expertise in the world of production,” Salke wrote. “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 begins his role on Sept. 18. He will report to Dan Scharf, head of global business operations, and will work closely with Courtenay Valenti, head of film, streaming and theatrical, and the studio’s film teams.
The move marks a return to Amazon MGM Studios for Oillataguerre after his tenure as president of production for Spyglass Media Group, where he oversaw the blockbuster relaunch of the “Scream” franchise, among other titles.
Before moving to Spyglass in 2020, Oillataguerre spent nine years as the president of physical production for MGM Studios, 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” and the revival of the Rocky franchise with the “Creed” films. He also oversaw the television series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Fargo,” “Vikings” and “Get Shorty.” Oillataguerre is also a veteran of Universal Studios.
Read Salke’s full memo below:
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!