Peter Jankowski is president and chief operating officer of Wolf Films Inc., headquartered in Universal City, California. He serves as executive producer on the "Law & Order" branded television series, and is currently executive producer for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," now in its 13th season on NBC. His responsibilities include both the creative and administrative operation of the company.
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-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 Award 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, which included "Northern Exposure," "Quantum Leap" and "Coach." He produced 12 films with the Hispanic Film Project (president 1990-1993) and currently serves on the board of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society.
Jankowski was raised in Weston, Connecticut. He attended The College of the Holy Cross, receiving his bachelor of arts degree in 1986. He and his wife, Linda Caruso, live in Los Angeles, where they are raising their two sons, Sam and Luke.