Peter M. Hargrove

Forest Hills, New York, United States


During the last 29 years, Mr. Hargrove has served as founder and President of Hargrove Entertainment Inc., an entertainment company focused on the production, co-production and worldwide distribution of independent feature films and television properties. In this time period Mr. Hargrove has marketed over 5,000 hours of product, all of which have generated a profit for Hargrove Entertainment. Mr. Hargrove has represented the works of many internationally acclaimed directors such as: Chantal Akerman, Yves Allegret, Gianni Amelio, Michelangelo Antonioni, Francesca Archibugi, Gillian Armstrong, Olivier Assayas, Pupi Avati, Bruno Barreto, Jacques Becker, Marco Bellocchio, Bertrand Blier, Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel, Charles Burnett, Marcel Carne, Liliani Cavani, Claude Chabrol, Vera Chytilova, Souleymane Cisse, Rene Clair, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Luigi Commancini, Axel Corti, Salvador Dali, Jacques Demy, Raymond Depardon, Marguerite Duras, Atom Egoyan, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Marco Ferreri, Milos Forman, Georges Franju, Nils Gaup, Jean-Luc Godard, Sacha Guitry, Werner Herzog, Agnieszka Holland, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Benoit Jacquot, Derek Jarman, Chen Kaige, Elem Klimov, Andrei Konchalovsky, Alexander Korda, Robert Kramer, Paul Leduc, Andre Malraux, Djibril Diop Mambety, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jiri Menzel, Marta Meszaros, Mario Monicelli, Nanni Moretti, Maurizio Nichetti, Ermanno Olmi, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Marcel Pagnol, Sergei Paradjanov, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Raoul Peck, Satyajit Ray, Jean Renoir, Marlon Riggs, Marco Risi, Jacques Rivette, Francesco Rosi, Jean Rouch, Raul Ruiz, Kathe Sandler, Carlos Saura, Fred Schepisi, Pierre Schoendoerffer, Ettore Scola, Ousmane Sembene, Mrnal Sen, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Alexander Sokurov, Jan Svankmajer, Jean Charles Tacchella, Andrei Tarkovsky, Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Maurice Tourneur, Francois Truffaut, Agnes Varda, Margarethe von Trotta, Lina Wertmuller and Tian Zhunanghuang. In addition, Mr. Hargrove has marketed numerous television programs from around the world including titles from the acclaimed PBS series: American Playhouse, Great Performances, Theatre In America, American Masters, American Experience and the American Short Story Series. In the early 1980's Mr. Hargrove forewent a promising career with the investment banking firm J.P. Morgan to become involved with Group W Satellite Communications in the launch of the basic cable services Satellite News Channel and The Nashville Network. Mr. Hargrove angled GWSC to become involved in film production where he worked on films by acclaimed filmmakers John Sayles, Jonathan Demme and Woody Allen, to name a few; while at the same time producing and directing over three dozen music videos. After Mr. Hargrove opened the firm of Hargrove Entertainment he joined forces with Carmella Caridi, a co-founder of HBO and MTV, to expand her company Caridi Entertainment, where he was responsible for increasing the company's programming library over 600% while acting as Vice President of Sales & Acquisitions. Other industry experience includes stints with Troma, Independent Feature Project, American Film & Video Festival, the Collective For Living Cinema, and acting as U.S. rep for the Sao Paulo (Brasil) International Film Festival. Mr. Hargrove has also served as Industry Review Editor for the Film Festival Reporter and has been a contributor to the North American Film Review. Currently he is the Managing Editor of the syndicated news service IBRNews.com.