Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Producer Peter A. Lees Dies at 51

Peter A. Lees, who produced recent live-action film versions of The Little MermaidThe Mad Hatter and Anastasia, died Aug. 6 of an unknown cause at his home in Miami Beach, Florida, a publicist announced. He was 51.

Lees has been producing features for Conglomerate Media since 2017 and was in preproduction on several projects, including a biopic of Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto.More from The Hollywood Reporter

“Peter was a master at producing movies and loved by all those who worked with him,” his producing partner, Armando Gutierrez, said in a statement. “His work will live on forever. Anyone that worked with him would remember his trademark ‘Cheers’ when he would be on set.”

A graduate of Brown University who then got a master’s degree in marketing from Yale, Lees also had producing credits that included Cinderella: The Enchanted Beginning (2018), Santa in Training (2019) and A New York Christmas Wedding (2020).

He is survived by two sisters, an older brother and two nephews.

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