Peter Buchman L.A.
I have been a professional screenwriter in LA for the past fourteen years. I began my career as a playwright. I moved to Seattle from college and wrote there for nine years. While traveling through Turkey, I came across the story of Alexander the Great. I thought it would a great movie. That became my first screenplay. It was eventually sold for Martin Scorsese to direct. While the movie was never made (Oliver Stone made his own version of the story), it launched my career as an LA screenwriter. I moved down to LA, where I have been employed as a screenwriter ever since. My first assignment was writing a script for DreamWorks about a man who salvaged Wold War Two airplanes. Steven Spielberg liked the screenplay and brought me on board to write JURASSIC PARK III, which was heading into production in three months. It was a great education in how those bigger movies are made. My next produced movie was ERAGON, an adaptation of Christopher Paolini's best selling novel. I also wrote two movies about Che Guevara, CHE: PARTS ONE and TWO. Than was a very creatively satisfying experience. Both movies were directed by Steven Soderbergh and starred Benicio del Toro. While writing the screenplays, we took a number of incredible trips down to Cuba, where we interviewed anyone who knew Che. I was nominated for a Goya Award for CHE: PART ONE. Over the course of my career, I have had the good fortune of working with some wonderful directors, including Sydney Pollack, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and David Russell. Currently, I'm finishing up a script about Jack Garcia, who was one of the FBI's greatest undercover agents. The script is a true story about how Jack juggled as many as five undercover identities at the same time. He had five cell phones, five wardrobes, and five cars in the driveway. It's an amazing story. He even switched ethnicities. Though Jack is Cuban, he learned how to walk and talk like an Italian mobster and infiltrated the mob. Benicio del Toro is attached to star. I also just finished a big, post-apocalyptic sic-fi movie for Fox. It is based on an idea by John Moore, who is also attached to direct the movie.