Peter Stelzer


Our dearly departed Peter started out as a 6 year old actor, in community theater productions, on the east coast. He  later became a Master Acting Coach, at Cornell University. He was a brilliant theater director and ultimately a multiple, Emmy Award Winning, Hollywood Producer. While producing at Paramount, for, at that time, the highest paid star in television history, he saw how the A-list actors approached and handled the audition process and, once cast, how they worked on set. This prompted him to create a Nuts and Bolts method for teaching actors how to act in front of cameras, just like the A-list stars do.


Emmy Award Winner Emmy Award Winner Best Made for Television Movie ‘97:
Miss Evers' Boys,
for HBO
Vice President / Partner: Anasazi Productions
(Ted Danson's Paramount
based Hollywood
Production Company. 7 years)
Produced / Co-Produced Miss Evers' Boys, for HBO
On Promised Land,
for Disney Channel
An Affectionate Look at Fatherhood,
Starring Kelsey Grammer,
for NBC
Mercy Mission: The rescue of Flight 771
for NBC
VP Executive Prod CoFight For Justice, The Nancy Cahn Story for NBC
Canterville Ghost
for ABC
Aldrich Ames: The Traitor Within
for NBC
AwardsBest Picture EMMY
Best Picture CableAce
‘97 Producer of the Year Golden Laurel
Academy of TV A & S President's Award
2 Humanitas Prizes
Peabody Award
Stelzer has worked with hundreds of film and TV actors in LA and NY, including: Ted Danson, Laurence Fishburn, Christopher Reeves, Craig Scheffer, Kelsey Grammar, Jason Bateman, Alfre Woodard, Catherine Hicks, Tony Shalub, Peter Scolari, Karyn Allen, Robert Loggia, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bacula, Faith Ford and William Sadler.

Acting Teacher/Coach

 Cornell University, Director, Teacher (7 years Co-Head MFA Acting Program)
City College of New York Director, Acting Teacher
SUNY Albany Director, Acting Teacher
SUNY Oswego Director, Acting Teacher
Emerson College, LA Acting Teacher, Grad Student Advisor
South Coast Repertory Theater Acting Teacher
California Institute of the Arts Director, Acting Teacher
Scottsdale Community College Production, Directing, and Acting Teacher
Phoenix Film Institute Co-Founder, On-Camera Acting Teacher, Coach

Film Writer / Director

 ARIZONA SUMMER, uncredited Writer
THE OUTS, Writer, Finalist Script Magazine’s International Screenwriting Competition top 10 out of 1200 scripts
CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY, Writer, CBS Animated Special, airs very year
TALKIN’ TURKEY, Writer/Director, Commissioned Comedy
CHARACTER FLAWS, Writer, Unproduced H’wood Send-up
SNOWBIRD HOLIDAY, Writer, Unproduced Christmas Comedy For Adults
SING & SWIM, Writer/Director Kids Home Video for Nike
UNFAIR!, Writer/Director Video Short

Theatre Director

 Stelzer Directed Twenty-six plays at Cornell University, over seven years, and another ten plays at many theaters in NY State and NY City.




 MFA, Theatre Directing , Carnegie-Mellon University
BA, Theatre, University of Massachusetts
American Cable Company: Public Access TV Producing/Directing Program, Los Angeles.
The Script Supervisor: 12 week course and hands-on training, LA.


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