Coordinating Senior Producer
Peter L. Stein’s artistic career as a producer and presenter spans film, theater, television, museums, and online media. During 11 years at PBS station KQED, he wrote, directed and produced a wide range of documentaries and series for national public television, garnering such prestigious honors as the Peabody Award (for his feature-length documentary “The Castro”) and four Emmy awards for historical, cultural, culinary and environmental programs. From 2003-11 he was Executive Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the oldest and largest of its kind anywhere. Combining his passion for media-based stories with community engagement, the festival under Peter’s innovative curatorial direction was named by IndieWire among the top 50 film festivals in the world. Peter also spent three years creating in-gallery exhibitions and their online extensions at the Jewish Museum San Francisco. Since 2014 he has served as Senior Programmer for Frameline, San Francisco’s renowned LGBTQ film festival. Peter maintains an active career as a public speaker, conducting on-stage interviews with such diverse talent as Lily Tomlin, Kirk Douglas, Stephen Sondheim, Carlos Santana, Fran Lebowitz, Tony Kushner, Jhumpa Lahiri and Miranda July; he has taught both popular and graduate-level courses in film, and appeared on such programs as NPR’s “Fresh Air” and “Weekend Edition.” He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University, and a third-generation San Francisco native.
Current and recent television projects:
American Masters: Jacques Pépin (producer/director), a 1-hour profile in pre-production
The Valley (consulting senior producer), a 3-hour series on the history of Silicon Valley, in production
The People’s Palace (contributing producer), a 30-minute documentary on the centennial of San Francisco’s City Hall, broadcast 2016
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