Episode 111: Peter Spears Oscar-Winning Producer, 11/27/23
Peter Spears is the Oscar-winning producer of NOMADLAND. Based on the book by Jessica Bruder, the film from Searchlight also won Academy Awards for director Chloé Zhao and star Frances McDormand, and won the Golden Globe, Critics Choice Award, BAFTA, PGA, Venice Golden Lion, and Independent Spirit Award for Best Picture. Spears produced Luca Guadagnino’s film CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, based on the book by Andre Aciman, for which he was also nominated for the Oscar in 2017. The film won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Spears also produced the MGM feature BONES AND ALL, reuniting with Guadagnino and star Timothée Chalamet, which won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Spears’ film DRIFT, directed by Anthony Chen and starring Cynthia Erivo and Alia Shawkat, premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and will be released this fall. He is currently in post-production for the film adaptation of ON SWIFT HORSES with director Daniel Minahan, starring Daisy Edgar Jones and Jacob Elordi.