Brian Wayne Peterson

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Brian Wayne Peterson
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Peterson at the 2010 Smallville Comic-Con Panel
Born 1971/1972 (age 42–43)[1]
Occupation screenwriter, television producer

Brian Wayne Peterson (born 1971/1972)[1] is an American screenwriter and television producer. He wrote the script for 1999 film But I'm a Cheerleader and has worked on many episodes of Smallville as writer and producer since 2002. His consistent writing partner on Smallville is Kelly Souders.

Peterson received an M.F.A. in writing for screen & television from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1997.[2]

Shortly after his graduation, Jamie Babbit, the director for But I'm a Cheerleader, asked Peterson to write a script for her film after reading a story he had written about a gay cowboy.[3] Peterson used his own personal experiences to help him write the story, which is about a group of teenagers who attend conversion therapy camp. He is gay himself,[4] and had had some experience of conversion therapy while working at a prison clinic for sex offenders.[5] In 1999, Variety named him one of "10 Screenwriters to Watch".[1]






  1. ^ a b c Erstein, Hap (July 28, 2000). "Being Stereotyped Not a Concern for Gay Scriptwriter". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS 8th ANNUAL ‘FIRST PITCH’ SET FOR MAY 4: Class of 1997 Writer/Producer Brian Peterson to Host". USC News. University of Southern California. April 27, 2009. 
  3. ^ Fuchs, Cynthia (2000-07-21). "So Many Battles to Fight — Interview with Jamie Babbit". Nitrate Online. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  4. ^ Grady, Pam (2007). "Rah Rah Rah: Director Jamie Babbit and Company Root for But I'm a Cheerleader". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  5. ^ Gideonse, Ted (July 2000). "The New Girls Of Summer". Out. p. 56. 

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