On May 21 in Cannes, Sierra/Affinity president and CEO Nick Meyer will receive Variety’s Achievement in International Film award.“Nick’s earned a place in our business that very few achieve — as an expert in the international marketplace,” says Entertainment One president and CEO Darren Throop. “He’s our main source of advice and information when it comes to selecting and curating content for our platform.”But the long-term success of his or any production/finance/sales outfit seemed far from certain when Meyer launched...
Meyer founded Sierra/Affinity in January 2009 after serving as president of the now-defunct Paramount Vantage, where he managed all aspects of the business, from finance, production, sales and acquisitions to the release of such notable feature films as the Academy Award-nommed “Babel,” “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood.”
He also served as President of International for Lionsgate where he handled the international sales and distribution of film and TV content as well as mergers and acquisitions. His executive producer credits include Terry George’s “Hotel Rwanda,” “Coldest City” and Marc Munden’s sci-fi thriller “Sovereign.”
Toronto-Los Angeles-based studio Entertainment One (eOne) made a strategic equity investment in Sierra which called for Sierra to handle the international sales and distribution of films produced and acquired by eOne Features, as well as eOne-distributed films from The Mark Gordon Company, excluding the territories where eOne self-distributes.
Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester By the Sea” leads a list of notable award-winning and box office hits repped by the company including “Nightcrawler,” “Whiplash,” “Drive,” and the upcoming Charlize Theron action spy thriller “The Coldest City” helmed by David Leitch.
Pics licensed internationally by Sierra Affinity garnered ten Golden Globe noms: five for “Manchester by the sea”(with lead Casey Affleck winning a Best Actor Golden Globe), three for “Hell or High Water,” and one each for “Captain Fantastic” and “Gold.”
An AMPAS member, Nick holds a BA Wesleyan University and an MA from Middlebury, speaks five languages and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.