After finishing studies at Ohio State Universities’ School for Film, Peter attended Boston University where he received his degree in broadcasting and film from the School of Public Communication (SPC’81). In 1992 working with Horizon Media in Boston, MA Peter co-produced“WorldScape” a 13 part PBS series hosted by Walter Cronkite featuring maritime historical painter John Stobart. In 1993 Peter and two partners established Emotion Pictures and created the award-winning series “The Visionaries,” hosted by Sam Waterston.
Peter is a writer, producer, and director. In 2010 after moving to Ohio, Peter established FilmAffects to pursue documentary and factual program production. Current projects include John Parker “The Conductor” and Scott Matthews “Onward, a voyage of discovery” and “Glass Ceiling-The Victoria Woodhull Story.” Peter also directed the EMMY nominated documentaries “Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial” and “Trail Magic, The Grandma Gatewood Story.” As director and senior producer, Peter has continued to produce programming for PBS, Hallmark, Odyssey, Home & Garden, and has co-produced a feature film and continues to do scores of corporate and educational projects.
Peter was honored as Put-in-Bay Islander of the Year, he is the past President of the Put-in-Bay Arts Council, past Chairman of the Planning Board, and was coordinating director of the bicentennial celebration for The Perry Group (Friends of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial). He is on the board of directors at the Lake Erie Island Historical Society, President of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau and he is currently the Director of the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce.