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PETER McALEVEY, PRODUCER
After spending the last 18 months as the President of 'bel Films,
Peter McAlevey is returning to his roots as a writer/producer.
While at 'bel, Mr. McAlevey acquired, developed and scheduled
for production three films-"The Girl Who Struck Out Babe
Ruth," starring LeAnn Rimes; "Conquistadora," starring
Academy Award-winners Merryl Streep and Chris Cooper; and "Thomasina,"
a remake of the '60s Disney classic-before the Wall Street financiers
of 'bel, citing market conditions, informed him they were closing
Prior to 'bel, Mr. McAlevey had completed principal photography
on NAKED MOVIE (starring Tori Spelling, Carmen Electra, Christian
Slater and Lou Diamond Phillips) and overseen the release of Sundance
pick SHADOW HOURS (starring Balthazar Getty, Peter Weller and
Rebecca Gayheart), making him among the hottest independent producers
Before NAKED MOVIE and SHADOW HOURS, McAlevey served as producer
on another Sundance nominee, KLASH (starring Jasmine Guy and Giancarlo
Esposito), CHAMPIONS (starring Ken Shamrock) and MGM's remake
of the classic fight movie, BODY & SOUL (starring Joe Mantegna,
Rod Steiger and Jennifer Beals), as well as the hot documentary
GUEST LIST ONLY, about sexy celebrity offspring, Paris Hilton.
McAlevey is a former VP of Production at Michael Douglas' Stonebridge
Entertainment. There he oversaw development and production on
such films as RADIO FLYER, FLATLINERS, HARD PROMISES and numerous
others. Prior to Stonebridge, McAlevey served as VP of Production
at Walt Disney Pictures where he reported directly to Studio chairman
Before his involvement in the entertainment industry, McAlevey
spent many years as an internationally known journalist. He was
a correspondent for NEWSWEEK in Los Angeles as well as a business
reporter for NEWSWEEK in New York. In addition, McAlevey worked
as an editor for INSIDE SPORTS Magazine, and a writer for such
publications as THE NEW YORK TIMES, LOS ANGELES TIMES, BUSINESSWEEK,
FORBES and TV GUIDE.
Since 1992, McAlevey has been a member of the board of directors
of the American Film Institute's Third Decade Council and has
taught a course at UCLA called "Surviving as an Independent
Producer." A native of upstate New York, he is a 1978 graduate
of Columbia College of Columbia University in New York, where
he distinguished himself as a recipient of the Bennett Cerf Memorial
Prize for Writing.