Peter Faiman

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Peter Faiman
BornPeter Leonard Fairman
Melbourne, Australia
OccupationTelevision Executive, TV Producer, Film Producer and Director
Years active1971–present

Peter Leonard Faiman (born 1944 in Melbourne),[1] AM[2] is an Australian television producer with experience in film, live television and events. He has had a long-standing working relationship with the Nine Network.


Faiman directed/produced the Paul Hogan Show and the Graham Kennedy and Don Lane shows[3] for about six years of its eight-and-a-half-year run.[4] He also produced a show hosted by Bert Newton and one by Ernie Sigley.[4] In 1981, he was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in the 1981 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the media, particularly in the field of television production.[2]

Faiman was involved in several Rupert Murdoch projects, including in the UK as creative and management consultant for BSkyB,[3] in the US on the Fox Network where he produced the Emmy Award-winning news magazine program The Reporters and A Current Affair in New York City.[3] He went on to become Vice President Fox Circle Productions[3] and later, President Programs and Production 20th Century Fox Television in Los Angeles.[3] He guided the launch of the FX (TV network) in New York in 1994,[3] and was the co-ordinating director for the opening and closing broadcasts of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games on behalf of the Sydney Olympic Broadcasting Organisation (SOBO).[5]

Faiman directed the 1986 blockbuster film Crocodile Dundee,[4] and the 1991 box office disappointment American comedy Dutch.[4] He also produced the animated feature FernGully: The Last Rainforest.[4]

Since returning to Australia in 2002, he has been a program consultant for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, acting as a consulting producer on Strictly Ballroom, Spicks and Specks and The Pet Show.[4] Faiman also helped conceptualise the Webby Award Winning multi-platform project SkillsOne.[3]


  1. ^ Biographical Data Peter Faiman in: The Bulletin, 6240-6248, J. Haynes and J.F. Archibald, 2000, P 32
  2. ^ a b "Faiman, Peter, AM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Peter Fairman, AM Biography" (pdf). SkillsOne Television. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Peter Faiman". IMDb. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  5. ^ McNamara, Marie (1 September 1988). "Staging the Olympics in the best of style". The Age. Retrieved 10 March 2010.

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