Peter Watson is CEO of Recorded Picture Company. Joining RPC in the early 1990s, Watson began a long and fruitful partnership with legendary producer Jeremy Thomas. Setting out to build a vertically integrated production and distribution business, Watson co-founded the respected sales agency HanWay Films in 1999, and remains its deputy chairman. Continuing RPC’s legacy as a director-led production company, he has focused the sales and distribution business to achieve its standing in the market as a home for quality cinema.
Watson has executive produced more than a dozen films include Takeshi Kitano’s Brother, Jonathan Glazer’s Sexy Beast, Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation, and David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method.
Up-coming RPC releases include Academy-nominated (best foreign picture) Kon-Tiki, Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive and outrageous Dom Hemingway starring Jude Law.
Watson served as a Governor of the British Film Institute from 2004 – 2011.