EXCLUSIVE: Peter Calvin Nelson, a Sony Pictures executive for twenty years, joins Samuel Goldwyn Film as Production Manager.
At Sony, Nelson served as Senior Vice President of Production Stage 6 Films and oversaw the development and production of more than 125 films during his tenure in Culver City.
Initially, during his time at Screen Gems, Nelson worked on a multitude of acquisitions and productions including Two can play that game, Underworld, The Brothers other This Christmas. In Stage 6 / Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Nelson supervised the theatrical films Jumping the broom, Sparkle (Whitney Huston’s latest film), When the The game stays high (based on the book of the same name), the Sniper movie series, as well as 55 steps (The True Story of Eleanor Riese) starring Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank.
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“I am delighted to join the exceptional team at Samuel Goldwyn Films and to work with Ben Feingold and Peter Goldwyn and help them build their production group. Ben and I share many past successes in independent films like Saving face (Alice Wu’s Directorial Debut), The Story of the Prison Poetry Slam Shacklesand Neil Gaiman Mirror mask. Joining Ben and Peter Goldwyn in their current endeavor is a dream come true, ”says Nelson.
“As our company continues to grow, we are delighted to be able to get Peter to join our team. His experience and expertise fit perfectly with the launch of the new division at Goldwyn. His deep knowledge of the material and his love for filmmakers is an inspiration to us. We are excited about his passion for building the company with us, ”says Peter Goldwyn, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
By Samuel Goldwyn Another round took home Best International Feature Film at the Oscars earlier this spring; In all, the studio received three Oscar nominations this year.