Ms. Peltier is a five-time New York Times best-selling author and a multi-award-winning writer/director/producer of television and film fiction and non-fiction. She specializes in solidly structured storytelling, persuasive and powerful documentaries, and instinctually recognizing a winning property (she and her partners discovered the script for MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, and discovered and developed the unique talents of Cesar Millan, TV's "Dog Whisperer".) As a director, she's helmed just about every type of non-fiction film there is, and her dramatic specialties include being a "hyphenate" (director-writer-producer-editor), working with children, and the unique ability to get convincing performances out of non-actors. Recently she produced the indie film, WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, with husband, John Gray. Her novel about the dark side of reality television has just been picked up by Apostrophe Books.
Arts & Humanities
Broadcasting - Ent - TV (National)
Independent Feature Film
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Lifetime Network (2), Written By Magazine (2), Simon and Schuster Books (1), A&E, History Channel (4), Crown-Harmony Books (3), Court TV (1), HBO Films/Gold Circle Films (1), Hearst Entertainment (1), Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel (3), VH1 (1), Ovington Avenue Productions (1), Paramount Syndication (1), Perseus Books/Capo Press (1), National Geographic Channel (3), Touchstone Television/CBS (2), Sci-Fi Channel (2), CBS (2), Churchill Educational Films (2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Perseus Books (1), Crown Harmony/Random House (2), Simon and Schuster Publications (1)
Other Work History
*Principal in NY Independent Film Co. Ovington Avenue Productions
*Co-founder & co-owner of 16-year old entertainment/media/production company MPH Entertainment, Inc.
Former Vice President, Cesar Millan Inc.
Former Vice President, Abundanzia Marketing Inc.
10-years offline editing experience
Video editing - Final Cut Pro X, some Avid; Photo editing - some Adobe photo shop
Foreign Language Skills
French & Italian (basic conversational)
WGA, DGA, Producer's Guild, Author's Guild
Word, Excel, Movie Magic Budgeting, Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Power Structure, some Adobe Photoshop
Mac OS systems, Windows XP; HD Video equipment, AVID editing systems, FINALCUT PRO editing systems, digital cameras, mini digital video and audio equipment
Work Permits & Visas
Australian work permit; EU work permit & Irish passport pending
5 books on NYT Bestseller's list; 2 Emmy's, 8 more Emmy nominations, Humanitas, Peabody, Women in Film Lilian Gish, 4 Writer's Guild of America nominations, several NY Film Festival Awards, 3 Christopher Awards, several Cine Golden Eagles, 2 Apple, ACE nomination for documentary editing, among others
Director's Guild of America
Writer's Guild of America
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, International Documentary Association