Staff

Executive Producer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer

Peter Schnall

Executive Producer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer

Peter Schnall is a seven-time EMMY Award and recent Peabody Award winner who has been making distinctive films and documentaries for more than twenty years.

After nearly ten years as an independent, Peter began a remarkable 6-year stint as Producer/Cinematographer and Senior Producer ­ of the long-running National Geographic Television weekly series Explorer.  

When the White House was looking for a filmmaker they could trust to tell the story of Air Force One, they turned to Peter, giving him unprecedented access not just to the plane and its crew, but to three presidents as well; when Oprah Winfrey wanted a trusted filmmaker to document her humanitarian sojourn to Southern Africa to draw attention to the plight of children with
AIDS, she turned to Peter; and when the U.S. Secret Service wanted its story told to the American public, they, too, turned to Peter Schnall and PARTISAN PICTURES.

Peter’s one-hour specials for National Geographic – ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE, ON BOARD MARINE ONE & GEORGE W. BUSH: THE 9/11 INTERVIEW – became 3 of the highest-rated specials for the Channel.

Peter’s feature length documentaries for PBS and DISCOVERY were both nominated for a National EMMY as well as a News & Documentary EMMY.

In 2017 PARTISAN PICTURES celebrated its 20th year.

Executive Producer, Creative Development Consultant

Eric Angelson

Executive Producer, Creative Development Consultant

ERIC ANGELSON is a seasoned producer and entertainment executive, with expertise across all media, having overseen creative development, production, post-production, delivery, marketing and distribution of Hollywood movies, Broadway shows, scripted and unscripted television, music videos, and documentary programming.  His executive positions include long-term assignments with The Geffen Film Company, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, Mandalay Entertainment, Marvin A. Krauss Associates, and, most recently, with Peter Schnall’s Partisan Pictures.  Eric’s feature films include: “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”, “BEETLEJUICE”, “ANNA AND THE KING”, “WHAT ABOUT BOB?”, “AFTER HOURS”, “LOST IN AMERICA”, “STAR TREK V”, and many more. Eric’s more than 50 Broadway shows include: Michael Bennett’s “DREAMGIRLS”, Bob Fosse’s “DANCIN'”, “GILDA RADNER – LIVE FROM NEW YORK” and Disney’s “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”.

Eric’s successful collaboration with Peter Schnall and his Partisan team began in 2003 and has continued to this day, throughout and beyond Eric’s 14+ year tenure at Applied Minds, LLC, as Executive Producer/Vice President of Special Projects.  Under the direction of founders Bran Ferren and Danny Hillis, Eric produced and managed numerous projects for a variety of government and commercial clients, developing and delivering complex innovation and technology solutions, architectural, industrial, graphic and software design projects, vision, branding, messaging and training films, trade show installations and content, live multimedia special events, and interactive, immersive environments and experiences.