Additionally, Werner won an ACE Award for The Image, starring Albert Finney and then unknown Brad Pitt. He earned Emmy nominations for LBJ: The Early Years, starring Randy Quaid and Patti LuPone, the black and white episode of Moonlighting, which was recently named as one of the best episodes of all time by TV Guide, and Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story, starring Sela Ward. He received DGA nominations for Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes, starring Max Von Sydow, as well as for Moonlighting and Almost Golden. Recently, he won a GLAAD award for Two Mothers for Zachary, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Valerie Bertinelli, and directed the Emmy Award-winning mini-series Mama Flora's Family, starring Cecily Tyson, Blair Underwood and Queen Latifah. Additionally, Werner directed Hefner: Unauthorized. Other honors have gone to Aunt Mary, The Substitute Wife and The Four Diamonds.
Werner grew up in New York City where his first job was as an usher at the Walter Reade Theaters. He attended Dartmouth College where he was head of the Film Society, shot and edited the football films and reviewed for the Daily D.
After graduating, he spent a year as a V.I.S.T.A. Volunteer in Detroit, then received a Masters in Teaching from Antioch College before helping to start a free high school in Deerfield, Mass. Werner directed his first film, a documentary about his neighbor, 87-year-old Frances Flaherty. Hidden and Seeking was shown on PBS and received numerous awards. Werner hired his younger brother to produce and record sound. Tom is now head of Carsey-Werner.
Werner recently directed the upcoming holiday telefilm entitled Call Me Claus, starring Whoopi Goldberg.
Peter Werner Facts
|Birthday||January 17, 1947 (70)|
|Birthplace||New Jersey, USA|