As the creative force behind numerous acclaimed television programs, Peter Lauterman (B.A./72) has been one of the most active and recognized people in the Canadian entertainment industry for more than twenty years.
Lauterman burst onto the scene in 1983 as the writer of the feature-length documentary Buried Alive – The Raoul Wallenburg Story, about a Swedish-born businessman who helped save the lives of more than 100,000 Hungarian Jews during WWII. The film won a Genie award for best documentary, was short-listed for an Academy Award, and was screened at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Throughout the 1980s, Lauterman’s career continued to flourish as he wrote for successful television series such as Street Legal, Night Heat, and Counterstrike. By the 1990s, Lauterman was working as a head writer on ENG, and as head writer and producer for North of 60.
“In 1972, my English professor, Peter Simpson, told me that I had the ability to be a writer if I wanted it bad enough,” says Lauterman, who last year won a Gemini for Best Writing in a Drama after having previously received seven nominations. “I would really like to thank him, wherever he is.”
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From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2004-09/485.htm