Peter has worked in film exhibition, distribution and marketing for the past 34 years. Between 1978 and 1981 Peter co-managed and programmed for one of Australia’s first major Australian independent cinema chains Valhalla Cinemas, in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. In 1984 he began work as a freelance producer and presenter/reviewer at the Australian Broadcast Corporations National Youth Network, Triple J. From 1989 until 2000 Peter worked full-time as a film and entertainment industry journalist, producer & presenter with Free to Air TV at SBS, ABC and Network 10, in national radio across several ABC Networks, and local radio at the highest rating 2GB Sydney , in print at The Herald and Weekly Times, and on Cable for The Movie Network. In 1994 he was the first Australian journalist invited to sit on the Cannes Festival FIPRESCI Jury.
In 2001 with partners he built, programmed and general managed the 3-screen cinema complex in Byron Bay, one of Australia’s’ premium international tourist destinations. From June 2004 until November 2006 Peter was the Big Screen Festival director and project manager for the Australian Film Commission touring Australian feature films to 30 regional towns each year