Peter Lefcourt has worked in television, film, theater, and is the author of seven published novels: The Deal, The Dreyfus Affair, Di & I, Abbreviating Ernie, The Woody, Eleven Karens and The Manhattan Beach Project. An eighth, An American Family, is being published by Amazon Digital as a featured Kindle electronic book, in February ‘12. His first novel, The Deal, was adapted as a film, starring William H. Macy, LL Cool J and Meg Ryan in 2008.
Lefcourt won an Emmy as a writer/producer of Cagney and Lacey. He went on to write/produce Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Our Family Honor, Studio Five B, Due South, Beggars & Choosers, which he co-created with Brandon Tartikoff, Karen Sisco and Desperate Housewives. Among his long-form TV credits are Cracked Up, The Women of Windsor, Fine Things; and the four-hour miniseries, Monte Carlo, in which he managed to keep Joan Collins in the same wardrobe for thirty-five pages (and lived to tell the tale).
Lefcourt has written several plays that have been produced in Los Angeles and New York: Only The Dead Know Burbank, Sweet Talk, The Audit, La Ronde de Lunch, Mutually Assured Destruction and The Assassination of Leon Trotsky: A Comedy.