Nick Meyer

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Nick Meyer is an American film producer, CEO of Sierra/Affinity and president of film operations for Entertainment One. Meyer was the president of Paramount Vantage until December 2008.[1][2] In 2007, with Meyer as co-head of Paramount, the Studio received 19 Academy Award nominations.[3] Four of the Studio's 2007 feature films were honored: There Will Be Blood, a Paramount Vantage and Miramax co-production, received eight nominations; No Country for Old Men, also a Miramax and Paramount Vantage co-production, received eight nominations; Into the Wild earned two nominations; The Kite Runner garnered one nomination. At the 80th Academy Awards, Blood and No Country won a combined six awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture for No Country, the Academy Award for Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis in Blood, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem in No Country.

Formerly, Meyer was the long-time president of Lionsgate International, a division of Lionsgate Studios.[4] He founded Sierra Pictures in 2009.[5][6][7] In 2011, his Sierra Pictures merged with film sales company Affinity International to become Sierra/Affinity.[8]

In addition to representing sales of third party films, Sierra/Affinity is as the exclusive sales agent for films developed and produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Bold Films and Sierra Pictures.[9] Following Entertainment One’s (eOne) strategic equity investment in Sierra Pictures in January 2016, the international sales and distribution of films produced and acquired by eOne Features, as well as eOne-distributed films from The Mark Gordon Company, will be handled by Sierra/Affinity outside of Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain, where eOne directly distributes films.[10] In July 2018, eOne acquires the remaining stake in the company and Meyer was appointed as president of the company's film operations.[11]

He is a graduate of Wesleyan University[12] and an MA from Middlebury[13].

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i607260fdc2070f66609172bbc194e4d1
  2. ^ Kay, Jeremy (2008-12-05). "Nick Meyer leaves Paramount Vantage, Guy Stodel stands in | News | Screen". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  3. ^ http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_13921.html
  4. ^ Kay, Jeremy (2007-05-02). "Paramount Vantage sales team takes shape with Walton hire | News | Screen". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  5. ^ Kay, Jeremy (2009-09-14). "Meyer's Sierra launches with Play, Day | News | Screen". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  6. ^ The Editors of GQ (2010-05-11). "How To Name Your Hollywood Production Company!". GQ. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  7. ^ http://www.kimmelinternational.com/company.aspx
  8. ^ Indiewire Team (2011-01-06). "Announcing an almost-new sales company: Sierra/Affinity". IndieWire. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  9. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (18 May 2017). "Nick Meyer Leads Sierra/Affinity to New Heights With Commitment to Quality". Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (1 January 2016). "Entertainment One Invests in Sierra Pictures". Variety. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  11. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (July 2, 2018). "eOne Buys Out Sierra/Affinity, Names Nick Meyer & Marc Schaberg To Top Exec Posts". Deadline Hollywood.
  12. ^ Lael Loewenstein (2008-03-27). "Basinger's students make their mark". Variety. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  13. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (18 May 2017). "Nick Meyer Leads Sierra/Affinity to New Heights With Commitment to Quality". Variety. Retrieved 18 May 2017.