Film Crew, Film Jobs, Movie Crew, Film Forums, Film Industry Jobs

DIRECTORY
Cast
Classifieds
Crew
Directors
Film Festivals
Film Schools
Film Scripts
Forums
Magazines
Media Relations
Movie Crew
Movie Equipment
Movie Production
Movie Sets
Movie Studios
Networks
New Productions
Producers
Screenwriters
Special Services
Unions
Workshops



Screenwriters

Peter Jackson
Personal Info - Awards - Film Credits - Biography

Personal Info
Born: 31 October 1961, Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Birth Name: Peter Jackson

Salary
• King Kong (2005): $20,000,000 + 20% of the gross (to be shared with co-writer/producer Fran Walsh & co-writer Philippa Boyens)
• The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001): $10,000,000 + gross points (this salary is for all 3 films)

Companies
• WingNut Films

Representation
• International Creative Management
• Nelson Felker Levine and Dern (legal)

Awards
Academy Awards, USA
2004
• Won, Oscar
Best Director for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

• Won, Oscar
Best Picture for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Shared With: Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh

• Won, Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Shared With: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens

2003
• Nominated, Oscar
Best Picture for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Shared With: Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh

2002
• Nominated, Oscar
Best Director for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

• Nominated, Oscar
Best Picture for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Shared With: Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh

• Nominated, Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Shared With: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens

1995
• Nominated, Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Shared With: Fran Walsh

Another 73 wins & 58 nominations

Film Credits
King Kong - Producer, Director, Writer (screenplay), Gunner 2005
The Lost Spider Pit Sequence (video short) - Director 2005
Hostel - Very Special Thanks 2005
The World's Fastest Indian - Thanks 2005
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Producer, Director, Executive Soundtrack Producer (uncredited), Writer (screenplay), Mercenary On Boat (uncredited) 2003
The Long and Short of It (short) - Executive Producer, Bus Driver 2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Producer, Director, Writer (screenplay), Rohirrim Warrior (uncredited) 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Producer, Director, Writer (screenplay), Albert Dreary (uncredited) 2001
Contact - Additional Visual Effects 1997
The Frighteners - Producer, Director, Writer (written by), Man with Piercings 1996
Heavenly Creatures - Co-producer, Director, Writer, Bum outside theater 1994
Jack Brown Genius - Producer, Writer, Second Unit Director 1994
Dead Alive - Director, Stop Motion Animator, Writer, Undertaker's Assistant, Miniatures 1992
Valley of the Stereos (short) - Co-producer 1992
The Lounge Bar (short) - Special Effects 1989
Just the Feebles - Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Puppet Maker, Writer 1989
Bad Taste - Producer, Director, Writer, Derek/Robert, Special Effects, Editor, Makeup Effects, Cinematographer
The Valley (short) - Director, Actor, Special Effects, Editor, Makeup Designer, Costume

Biography
Peter Jackson is a film writer, director and producer from New Zealand. He was first known for his "splatstick" horror comedies, and came to prominence for his movie Heavenly Creatures, for which he received Oscar nominations. Jackson now is best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, based on the books by J. R. R. Tolkien. He is married to Fran Walsh, with whom he has two children.

Jackson started his career as a fanatical hobbyist, creating small movies with simple technical means and the help of a couple of friends. When one of his projects, the horror comedy Bad Taste, over a period of four years grew from the originally planned half-hour to a 90 minutes feature film, Jackson and his crew took the end result to the film festival in Cannes, where it received critical acclaim and was sold to twelve countries. This allowed him to start a professional career as a film director.

Unlike other New Zealand film directors, Jackson has remained in New Zealand to make films, preferring to have Hollywood come to him, rather than going to Hollywood to make his films. In the process he has created or acquired a number of local businesses in order to support film production in New Zealand. He was an early user of computer enhancement technology and provided digital special effects to a number of Hollywood films by use of telecommunications and satellite links to transmit raw images and the enhanced results across the Pacific Ocean, making good use of time differences between New Zealand and North America.

Although appearing casual and relaxed, inevitably dressing in his trademark baggy shorts without shoes, Jackson is a perfectionist with his film projects. He demands countless takes of every scene, pushes his special effects crew to make their work seamless and invisible, and insists in authenticity in miniatures even on the sides that are never shown in a film. On the other hand, many of his most beautiful scenes result from purely serendipitous shots taken while flying from one location to another. Despite this perfectionism, he is well-known for the fact that he needs significantly less budget than his peers to achieve spectacular results.

Peter Jackson has been promised a reported US$20 million fee for his next film, a remake of the 1933 classic King Kong. As of 2004, that made him the highest-paid motion picture director in history. There has been a good deal of speculation as to whether he might direct The Hobbit, predecessor to The Lord of the Rings. His responses to date seem to indicate that he is interested, if the studios can work out the rights. Any such production would need to include scenes set in Bag End and Rivendell and cast younger versions of Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, Elrond and Gollum, and audiences might find it hard to accept them if they looked too different from the versions in Jackson's trilogy. (Although the immortal Gandalf and Elrond wouldn't look noticably different.)


movie producers, peter jackson, peter jackson film