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Chris Peterson joins Chimney North America as EP of longform entertainment
Chris Peterson
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The Chimney Group has brought Chris Peterson aboard its New York office as the new EP of longform entertainment, building on the company’s successful longform credits, which include The Dead Don’t Die, Atomic Blonde, Chappaquiddick, The Wife, and Her. He marks the latest in a series of new additions to Chimney’s leadership team as part of the independent full-service creation agency’s ongoing expansion. 

As Chimney’s new head of film outreach, Peterson will be leveraging his expertise in film finance, tax credit maximization and technical workflows to grow the company’s feature film and television capabilities as a global powerhouse. To this new role, Peterson brings over two decades of rich experience in production and postproduction. Equipped with a diverse portfolio that spans television, film, technology, advertising, music, video game, and XR industries, Peterson counts clients whose projects include Academy Award-winning feature Spotlight, Academy Award-winning documentary O.J.: Made in America, and Grammy-nominated Roger Waters: The Wall. For E! Entertainment Television’s travel series Wild On, he produced shows in Argentina, Brazil, Trinidad and across the United States. He was also a post producer on Howard Stern On Demand.

Peterson said, “Chimney combines the best of both worlds: a boutique feel, and global resources. Add to that the company’s expertise in financing and tax credits, and you have a truly unique resource for producers and filmmakers.”
  
For the past eight years, Peterson has been board secretary of the Post New York Alliance, which was co-founded by Chimney North America CEO Marcelo Gandola. The PNYA is a trade association that lobbied for and passed the first ever postproduction-only tax credit, which was recently extended for two years. Peterson is also a member of SMPTE.

 

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