Peter D. Graves
Peter Graves has more than twenty years of experience in feature film production, marketing and strategic planning, including four years as co-President and COO of PolyGram Films. He has been directly involved (either as Producer, Executive Producer, C-Level Executive or Executive Consultant) in the production and/or marketing/release of over 300 films, which have accounted for 60 Academy Award nominations, 15 Academy Awards and $4 billion in worldwide gross (see list below). More recent credits include Producer on The Bag Man and Breaking at the Edge, and Executive Producer on numerous films, including Terminator Salvation; Planet 51; Killer Elite, Oliver Stone's W.; Very Good Girls; Tomorrow When the War Began; and the upcoming Summer Crossing, to be directed by Scarlett Johanssen. He now heads up his own film production and marketing firm, Cinemarket, LLC.
From 1996 to 2000, Graves served as Co-President and COO of PolyGram Films, as well as being CMO for the company. During this period, PolyGram's production and release slate included The Game; What Dreams May Come; Barney, The Borrowers, Pitch Black, Notting Hill, and Very Bad Things, and PolyGram's Gramercy label production and release slate included Elizabeth; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Being John Malkovich; Bean; and The Big Lebowski.
Graves has also been the Executive Marketing Consultant (credited or uncredited) for a wide range of films, including Love and Mercy; Samsara; The Way Back; The Messenger; Defiance; The Producers; The Bank Job; Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines; Resident Evil; Love, Actually; The Perfect Storm; I Heart Huckabees; K-19: The Widowmaker; Kinsey; Alexander; The Score; Enemy at the Gates; Crossroads; National Lampoon's Van Wilder; Wrong Turn; White Oleander; The Medallion; Thinner; Nurse Betty; Notting Hill; The Wedding Planner; Where the Money Is; My One & Only; Braveheart; Four Weddings and a Funeral; Fargo; French Kiss; Maverick; When We Were Kings; Eddie, Gridlock'd; Hardball; Jason's Lyric; Kazaam; Panther; Posse; Nell; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; The Man Without a Face; Mulholland Falls; The Usual Suspects; Forever Young; the Highlander film series; The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Sleepers; Mr. Holland's Opus; Dead Man Walking; Candyman 1 & 2; The Ghost and the Darkness; Terminal Velocity; Operation Dumbo Drop; The Relic; Portrait of a Lady; GI Jane; Pay it Forward; Home for the Holidays; Kalifornia; Wild At Heart; Romeo is Bleeding; Drop Dead Fred; Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure; The First Power; Texasville; Red Rock West; and Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, as well as overseeing the entire PolyGram/Gramercy release schedule from 1992 to 2000 and the Nelson Entertainment release schedule from 1987 to 1991.
As Producer, Executive Producer or Independent Advisor/Consultant, Graves provides strategic oversight and financial management of a film's entire revenue waterfall performance. Working in both the domestic and international markets, Graves brings an unparalleled long-term production and marketing perspective to a film's entire production process, from initial concept and financing, through to its ultimate worldwide release in all media.
Graves also has a strong financial, managerial, and general entertainment business background, having served as Executive Vice President and CMO at Nelson Entertainment, Corporate Vice President at MGM/UA and Executive Director at Warner Communications, where he managed Corporate Communications and Investor Relations.
Mr. Graves was educated at Dartmouth College and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.