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Peter Richard Bierstedt

Peter Richard Bierstedt, entertainment industry consultant, lawyer. Bar: New York 1969, California 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973. Member Motion Picture Association American (director 1980-1983), Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (executive branch), Los Angeles Copyright Society, American Civil Liberties Union.

Background

  • Bierstedt, Peter Richard was born on January 2, 1943 in Rhinebeck, New York, United States. Son of Robert Henry and Betty Bierstedt.

  • Education

    • AB, Columbia University, 1965. Juris Doctor cum laude, Columbia University, 1969. Certified, University Sorbonne, Paris, 1966.

    Career

    • Attorney with firms in, New York City, 1969-1974. Private practice consultant legal and entertainment industry, 1971, 75-76, 88—. With Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation, Los Angeles, 1977-1983, vice president, general counsel, 1978-1980, senior vice president, 1980-1983, director, 1981-1983.

      General counsel New World Entertainment (formerly New World Pictures), Los Angeles, 1984-1987, executive vice president, 1985-1987, senior executive vice president Office of Chairman, 1987-1988, also board directors. President subsidiary New World Productions and New World Advertising New World Pictures, 1985-1988. Guest lecturer University California, Riverside, 1976-1977, University Southern California, 1986, 91, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987, 95-96.

      Board directors New World Pictures (Australia) Ltd., FilmDallas Pictures, Inc., Cinedco, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1969, California 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973.

    Works

    • Executive producer (home video series) The Comic Book Greats.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Motion Picture Association American (director 1980-1983), Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (executive branch), Los Angeles Copyright Society, American Civil Liberties Union.

    Personality

    Interests

    Astronomy, literature, tennis, scuba diving.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Lynn Akiyama, August 23, 1980 (divorced October 1995). Married Lieschen van Straaten, August 11, 2000.
    • father: Robert Henry
    • mother: Betty Bierstedt
    • spouses: Carol Lynn Akiyama
    • Lieschen van Straaten
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    Born January 2, 1943
    (age 74)
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