Stargate Studios Names Industry Veterans Peter Ware and Andy Williams to Oversee Production Department


Industry Veterans Peter Ware and Andy Williams join in conjunction with the company’s 25th anniversary, signal new direction in company leadership

Last Updated: October 10, 2015 4:29 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, CA--October 10, 2015) Stargate Studios, an award winning production company specializing in virtual production and visual effects, has appointed Peter Ware and Andy Williams to oversee the company’s production department.

According to Stargate Founder and CEO Sam Nicholson, ASC, the move comes in conjunction with the company’s 25th anniversary and signals a new direction in company leadership. “Pete and Andy are incredibly talented and highly respected individuals in the production business,” Nicholson said. “Their experience and capabilities complement each other very well and their combined skills will greatly enhance Stargate’s increasingly complex international studio network, which currently encompasses ten facilities in 8 different countries.”

Peter Ware returns to Stargate as Executive Producer, having led the studio’s production efforts from 1999 to 2008. He has more than 30 years of experience in nearly every aspect of the entertainment business, with television producing credits including “The New Leave it to Beaver,” “Columbo” and “Doctor Who.” He has also directed more than 400 variety half-hours with some of the industry’s leading musical talent. His visual effects experience includes supervising, producing and executive producing hundreds of hours of prime time television including “CSI: NY,” “Spartacus” and “The West Wing.”

Andy Williams, who will serve as Head of Production, has nearly 20 years of experience in the Production and Post Production industries. Most recently, he was Head of Production and Executive Producer at DIVE (now Alkemy X) in New York City, one of the east coast's premiere VFX studios for episodic television and feature films. While there, he managed all aspects of the studio's creative and project management teams. Prior to his association with DIVE, he worked at Shooters, Inc., starting as a Commercial Line Producer and eventually becoming Executive Producer managing the company's growth in both the feature film and commercial sectors. He earned his B.A. in Communications from La Salle University in Philadelphia.

Stargate Studios has won numerous Emmy and VES awards over the years. Stargate currently has fully integrated digital production facilities in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Vancouver, Toronto, Berlin, Cologne, London, Malta, Dubai and Mexico City. The company’s global network allows clients to access more than 250 visual effects artists and supervisors all over the world, as well as high-speed data transfer and simultaneous international rendering.

Additionally, Stargate’s Virtual Backlot is the best low cost alternative to shooting on location, offering fully immersive environments to shoot establishing shots, multiple angle coverage, walk & talks and driving. Together with Stargate’s proprietary Virtual Backlot location library, writers and directors can create scenes at any remote location in the world without having to actually travel there, making previous impossible productions possible.

Current Stargate projects include Heroes Rebornin Stargate Toronto; The Walking Dead in Stargate Atlanta; and Grey’s Anatomy, House of Lies and Ray Donovan in Los Angeles.


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