Stargate Studios 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 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 10 facilities in eight different countries.”
From 1999 to 2008, Ware led Stargate Studios studio’s production efforts. 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. 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.
Williams, who will serve as head of production, has nearly 20 years of experience in the production and postproduction industries. Most recently, he was head of production and executive producer at DIVE (now Alkemy X) in New York City. While there, he managed all aspects of the studio’s creative and project management teams. Prior to that, 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.