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Peter Murrieta

Professor of Practice
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Member
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography: 

Peter Murrieta is a two-time Emmy Award winning producer and writer who has contributed his voice to multiple projects that have expanded and further legitimized the entertainment value of telling stories about diverse cultures.

After moving to Los Angeles, Peter was accepted into the esteemed ABC writing fellowship. His success during the fellowship led to writing positions on, "Jesse," "Three Sisters" and "All About the Andersons," before he created the critically acclaimed series, "Greetings from Tucson," which tells the story of an upwardly mobile family of mixed ethnicity. The series’ Latino cast is a perfect example of how he’s been able to bring the lighthearted examination of his culture to the predominantly white television landscape. As a producer, Peter is dedicated to ensuring that diverse and underrepresented persons have opportunities in the industry on both sides of the camera, as evidenced by his work on the Emmy Award winning, "Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place."

Peter has produced and written on NBC’s, "Welcome to the Family," ABC’s, "Cristela," TV Land’s, "Lopez," Norman Lear’s Netflix re-boot of, "One Day A Time" and CBS’s, "Superior Dougnuts." He was most recently an Executive producer and writer on the first two seasons of Netflix’s, "MR. IGLESIAS," starring comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. Peter was honored in 2018 with the Imagen Foundation’s Norman Lear Writer’s Award for his dedication to broadening the diversity of the entertainment industry. Having taught at the prestigious American Film Institute, Peter is now a professor of Practice at Arizona State University, and is happy to have a foot back in his home state of Arizona.

Education: 

University of Arizona

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 361Int Screenwriting
FMP 465Series Writers Workshop
FMP 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 560Dramatic Writer's Workshop
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
FMP 361Int Screenwriting
FMP 365Developing a Series
FMP 398Capstone Development
THF 497Senior Project
MAS 580Practicum
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 261Principles of Screenwriting
FMP 361Int Screenwriting
THF 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 361Int Screenwriting
FMP 394Special Topics
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