Peter Vincent Carlos, Professor of Digital Cinema Arts, at Lindenwood University, in St. Charles, Missouri, has worked in film and television as a freelance Producer, Director, Writer, and Editor, working for Anheuser-Busch, Entertainment Tonight, ESPN, HBO, Monsanto, among others. He teaches courses in Directing, Cinema as Art, TV Production, Scriptwriting (MFA program and Short Film writing), Film History, and Communications.
Peter was the Station Manager and Programmer for Lindenwood's TV station, LUTV for nearly ten years. He received his MA in Writing from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Graduate School of English in Vermont, and studied under Mark Strand, the former U.S. Poet Laureate, at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He received his MFA in Digital Cinema Arts from Lindenwood University.
He has worked in Hollywood with Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Oedekerk, and Denise Crosby, and he has directed Jay Leno and Joan Rivers. Carlos was a Production Manager, Second Unit Director, Co-Producer, and Script Reader, and he has written or co-written film treatments and scripts for directors and producers. His short film, Dad's Day, won "Top Applause" and "Rising Star" awards in national film festivals and was shown on national broadcast and cable channels-Philadelphia (WHYY-TV), New Jersey (Com Cast Cable), and St. Louis (KPLR-Warner/Tribune). His other short films have played in various film festivals. Peter has won two St. Louis Emmys for a Television Spot and Corporate Programming. In 2002, he was voted as one of the Top 100 Multimedia Producers in America by AV Video Magazine. In 2012, he won the Best Dramatic Short in the Whitaker Filmmakers Showcase for his film Gravity. His students at Lindenwood University have won two Midwest Region Student Emmys, Best of
Festival in Alabama, and nominated for a Television Academy Foundation Award.
Carlos was the Head Writer for the 25th St. Louis Emmy Awards Show.
He was a semi-finalist in the ScreenCraft/Celtx Scriptwriting Contest in 2014. He has been a judge for Dave Glover’s Halloween Short Film Contest and for Cinema St. Louis, as well as the St. Louis 48 Hours Film Project. And he read scripts for producers and directors while in Los Angeles.
As an instructor of auteurs Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese, Carlos teaches from a historical and practical perspective. His students have been invited to show their work in film festivals and have won St. Louis Regional Emmys.
He recently taught in France on a Fellowship at the IAU College in Aix-en-Provence. His presentation was “The Influence of French New Wave Films on American New Wave Filmmakers.”
He is the Director of Student Promotion and Engagement for the School of Arts, Media, and Communications.