Peter Werner


Peter Werner began his professional life as a teacher and documentary filmmaker; he has Master's degrees in both fields. After a year as a V.I.S.T.A. Volunteer in downtown Detroit, he co-founded a Quaker high school in Deerfield, MA. While teaching in Vermont, he met Frances Flaherty, widow of the great "father of documentaries" Robert. Frances became both his friend and mentor and allowed Peter to make a documentary portrait of her that aired on PBS. It was the first project produced by his younger brother, Tom, who went on to create The Cosby Show, Roseanne and many others under his company Carsey-Werner. Tom is currently co-owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club.Peter's American Film Institute student film, which he wrote and directed based on the short story "In the Region of Ice" by Joyce Carol Oates, was shown at the New York Film Festival and earned Peter an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. Since then he has directed documentaries, pilots, including Nas

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