Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Reel FX | USA
As a founding member of Reel FX, Peil has participated in the studios significant growth over the past 20 years and now employs over 375 team members in their 75,000 square foot Dallas and 17,000 square foot Santa Monica studios. Reel FX is currently working on a multi-picture deal with director Jorge Gutierrez, including the CG feature film “Untitled Kung-Fu Space Western.” Most recently Reel FX released their CG feature film, "The Book of Life", with 20th Century Fox, directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo Del Toro. The film has been nominated for: The Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, Visual Effects Society Awards, Producers Guild of America Awards, five Annie Awards and won Best Character Design for the Annie Awards.
Peil is a respected leader and innovator in the entertainment space with over 50 theatrical, location-based and television projects to his credit. Throughout his career, Peil has been called on to speak on a wide range of topics such as entrepreneurism, innovative marketing, talent development and the entertainment production industry.
Recent (partial) credits include: The Book of Life - 20th Century Fox/Reel FX, Free Birds – Relativity Media/Reel FX, Rise of the Guardians - DreamWorks Animation/Reel FX, Despicable Me Ride - Universal Studios/Illumination Studios, Ferrari Dark Ride - Abu Dhabi, The Simpsons Ride/Universal Studios, Cirque du Soleil “Worlds Away/James Cameron, Tales of the Black Freighter-The Watchmen/Warner Bros., Looney Tunes CG shorts/Warner Bros. Animation, Ice Age “A Mammoth Christmas”/Blue Sky/Fox, Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five/DreamWorks Animation and Open Season 2/Sony Pictures Animation.