About Peter Dunne
Peter Dunne is a highly skilled film professional with extensive experience in international film distribution, marketing and relationship management at the highest levels of the entertainment business.
In 1998, after a 6-year tenure with Warner Bros., Dunne joined DreamWorks SKG as Head of International Publicity, working closely alongside UIP (DW’s international distributor) overseeing campaigns on all DreamWorks’ film titles, including American Beauty, Chicken Run, Cast Away, The Prince of Egypt, Shrek, Shark Tale, and Shrek 2. With extra responsibility for liaising with partner studios on the distribution and marketing of co-productions (A.I., Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, A Beautiful Mind, Minority Report, Road to Perdition), Dunne established strong relations with the international divisions of most of the major Hollywood studios and was able to broaden his remit across the full spectrum of international distribution, including TV and Consumer Products.
Having established a close working relationship with Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dunne went on to act as DreamWorks’ special consultant on all animated titles (including Madagascar, Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Over the Hedge and Flushed Away) and all Steven Spielberg titles.
With a strong background in family entertainment and worldwide franchise, Dunne is frequently consulted on international acquisition, franchise construction, and international marketing and distribution. In 2011 he served as Associate Producer on Big Rich Films’ WW2 drama, Resistance and is currently serving in the same capacity on Jadoo (2013).
Dunne continues to consult for Steven Spielberg on an ad hoc basis, most recently on Indiana Jones 4. In 2013 he consulted for Illumination on Despicable Me 2, one of the year’s most successful films. He also represents Portland-based studio, LAIKA, producers of Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls.
Dunne has previously spoken at the BFI’s “Talking Pictures” programme, and the EU’s Cartoon Master programme.
Peter Dunne is a volunteer business mentor for The Prince’s Trust and was on Oxfam’s Communications Board. He is also a member of the judging panel for The Groucho Club’s annual Maverick Award. He is a member of the animation chapter of BAFTA.