Script Consultant • Screenplay Analyst • Script Doctor •  Screenwriting Consultant

 









Biography

photoA member of the Story Analysts Union, Peter worked as a full-time studio story analyst for fifteen years beginning in 1986, for MGM/UA, Paramount, Twentieth Century-Fox, Columbia, Warner Brothers, Universal, and Disney.

During that time he analyzed over 5,000 screenplays.

He also worked for over a year for "Star Trek: The Next Generation", analyzing over 1,000 scripts for the show.

He has evaluated screenplays for many independent production companies, including Telvan Productions, The Fields Company (Freddie Fields), and Radiant Productions (Wolfgang Petersen).  He has also read scripts for the William Morris Agency and the Creative Artists Agency.

He taught Story Analysis for Film and Television at the American Film Institute for five years, and was a regular guest speaker at UCLA in several script writing and story analysis courses.

He taught several seminars (including Story Structure and Mythology in Screenwriting) at the first six SCREENWRITING EXPOs in Los Angeles.

He was hired as a consultant and expert witness for a lawsuit concerning the writers credits on the feature film "Terminal Velocity", and several other lawsuits which are still pending.

He has a Masters Degree (cum laude) in cinema production and screenwriting from the University of Southern California, a B.F.A. in Theater Arts from Boston University, and a Certificate from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

He is a judge of screenplays for the annual Humanitas Prize.

Three of his own screenplays have been optioned. One was a finalist for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab; another was a quarter-finalist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science's Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting; a third was a semi-finalist for the Chesterfield Film Company's Writers Film Project; a fourth was a quarter-finalist for the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition; and a fifth was a finalist in the Best in the West Screenwriting Competition.

His stage play STRUGGLING TRUTHS has been produced at a number of regional theaters, and was twice nominated for "Best Play of the Year" awards. His translation of Bertolt Brecht's BAAL ran for six months in New York, acclaimed by the New York Times and the Village Voice. For information on his stage plays, click HERE.