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My feature screenplay Precious Vengeance (aka Hearts of Cold Stone) is a Finalist in the Creative World Awards.
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Peter Lenkov is a native of Montreal, Canada. He has been a writing producer of movies and television shows for nearly 20 years.
He is currently rebooting the HAWAII FIVE-O franchise with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The pilot episode has received numerous positive reviews and will debut in the fall of 2010 on CBS.
Prior to HAWAII FIVE-O Peter had been an executive producer on “CSI: NY.” There he won a Media Access Award and the acclaimed actor, Ed Asner, was nominated for an Emmy for his performance in an episode Peter had written.
He has also worked on other top television shows such as “24,” “The District,” and “Le Femme Nikita.” Recently he has done a mini-series starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer called “XIII,” which is based off of the popular graphic novel and video game of the same name.
Some notable films that Peter has written and produced are “Demolition Man” starring Sylvester Stallion and Sandra Bullock, along with a number of films starring Pauly Shore that include “Son in Law” and “Jury Duty.”
He has also written several comic books for Dark Horse publishing. “R.I.P.D.” which is in development to become a feature film, and Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained. Fort was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in 2002.
Peter lives outside of Los Angeles on a ranch with his wife, four children, and pets.
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