Spyglass Names Peter Oillataguerre President of Production

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Oillataguerre will run theatrical production for the company.

Spyglass Media has tapped Peter Oillataguerre as president of production.

Oillataguerre will run theatrical production for the company, including creative development, physical production and postproduction, Spyglass chairman and CEO Gary Barber announced Monday.

Oillataguerre will report to Barber at the recently launched company, which is a partnership between Barber and Lantern Entertainment co-presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic. Spyglass has more than 250 titles in its library and is developing reboots of the horror franchises Scream and Hellraiser.

The executive already has a long-standing relationship with Barber, having spent nine years as president of physical production at MGM when Barber ran the studio as CEO in the 2010s. Oillataguerre 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. Other movies included the revival of the Rocky franchise with Creed and Creed 2, and features ranging from The Addams Family to Me Before You. On the television side, he oversaw series such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings.

"Peter and I have worked together for nearly 20 years on a diverse slate of large-scale productions, global franchises and hit films," Barber said in a statement. "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."

Before his stint at MGM, Oillataguerre worked with Barber at a previous incarnation of Spyglass, also in physical production, shepherding such films as 27 Dresses, Shanghai Noon and The Count of Monte Cristo. He was also a senior vp production at Universal Studios from 2001-2005, where he worked on movies such as Van Helsing, Meet the Fockers and The Scorpion King.

"Gary is a longtime mentor and industry leader with exceptional business acumen," said Oillataguerre. "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."