Peter Jankowski is president and chief operating officer of Wolf Entertainment, headquartered in Universal City, Calif., where his responsibilities include both the creative and administrative operation of the company. He serves as executive producer on all of the company’s scripted series including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” entering its 20th season on NBC. He is also executive producer of “Chicago Fire,” entering its seventh season, “Chicago P.D.,” entering its sixth season, and “Chicago Med,” entering season four. He is also executive producer of Wolf’s new CBS series “FBI.”
In 2003, he produced the World Trade Center tribute “Twin Towers,” which won the Academy Award for best documentary short. He also produced “When You’re Strange,” a Grammy Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated documentary about Jim Morrison and the Doors, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and made its international debut a month later at the 2009 Berlinale Festival in Berlin, Germany. The film’s airing on the acclaimed PBS “American Masters” series garnered a 2010 Emmy nomination for outstanding nonfiction series. Jankowski received a Grammy as producer of the film, which was named outstanding longform video in 2011.
Before joining Wolf Films in 1997, Jankowski served as senior vice president of Universal Television where he was responsible for all series produced under that banner, including “Northern Exposure,” “Quantum Leap” and “Coach.” He produced 12 films with the Hispanic Film Project where he was president from 1990-93, and also served on the board of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society.