As the feature film industry progresses more and more towards globalization, Nick Meyer sits at the nexus of this rapid change and countless opportunities. Known as one of the pre-eminent strategists, producers, financiers and executives in international feature film, Meyer and his company, Sierra/Affinity, deliver films from some of the most talented filmmakers consistently delivering high-quality, commercially viable productions to global audiences via a myriad of distribution platforms.
As CEO of Sierra/Affinity, a production, finance and international sales company which he founded in January 2009, Meyer oversees its own productions, as well as a robust practice representing sales of third-party productions at all budget levels with some of the biggest filmmakers and talent in the industry. Most recently, Sierra completed sales of the worldwide rights outside of North America for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival darling Manchester By The Sea. The drama directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan adds to a long list of notable award-winning and audience favorites represented by the company including The Coldest City, Nightcrawler, Whiplash, Flight, The Place Beyond The Pines, Ender’s Game, Drive, The Call, and The Way, Way Back among many others. Meyer’s standing within the international film community was further confirmed by the global entertainment studio Entertainment One (eOne) making a strategic equity investment in Sierra through which the international sales and distribution of films produced and acquired by eOne Features, as well as eOne-distributed films from The Mark Gordon Company, will be handled by Sierra outside of territories in which eOne self-distributes.
Meyer previously served as president of Paramount Vantage where he supervised all aspects of the business including finance, operations, acquisitions, development, production, sales, marketing and distribution of a full slate of feature films. Meyer oversaw the release of the Academy Award®-recognized films Babel, No Country For Old Men, and THERE WILL BE BLOOD. He also served as President of International for Lionsgate, overseeing the international operations for the company and was responsible for the international sales and distribution of film and television, as well as international mergers and acquisitions. An AMPAS member, Meyer resides in Los Angeles with his family.