Years active 1971–present
|Name Peter Faiman|
Role Television producer
|Full Name Peter Leonard Fairman|
Born 1944Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Television Executive, TV Producer, Film Producer and Director
Movies "Crocodile" Dundee, Dutch, FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Similar People John Meillon, John Cornell, Linda Kozlowski, Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie
Looking Back At 'Australia: Live'
Peter Leonard Faiman (born 1944 in Melbourne), AM is an Australian television producer with experience in film, live television and events. He has had a long-standing working relationship with the Nine Network.
Faiman directed/produced the Paul Hogan Show and the Graham Kennedy and Don Lane shows for about six years of its eight-and-a-half-year run. He also produced a show hosted by Bert Newton and one by Ernie Sigley. In 1981 he was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in the 1981 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the media, particularly in the field of television production.
Faiman was involved in several Rupert Murdoch projects, including in the UK as creative and management consultant for BSkyB, in the US on the Fox Network where he produced the Emmy Award winning news magazine program The Reporters and A Current Affair in New York City. He went on to become Vice President Fox Circle Productions and later, President Programs and Production 20th Century Fox Television in Los Angeles. He guided the launch of the FX (TV network) in New York in 1994, and was the co-ordinating director for the opening and closing broadcasts of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games on behalf of the Sydney Olympic Broadcasting Organisation (SOBO).
Faiman directed the 1986 blockbuster film Crocodile Dundee, and the 1991 box office disappointment American comedy Dutch. He also produced the animated feature FernGully: The Last Rainforest.
Since returning to Australia in 2002 he has been a program consultant for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, acting as a consulting producer on Strictly Ballroom, Spicks and Specks and The Pet Show. Faiman also helped conceptualise the Webby Award Winning multi-platform project SkillsOne.