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 44–45)[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 a Master of Fine Arts 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" (PDF). 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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