From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Matthew Peterman is an American screenwriter and film producer. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2000, along with writing partner William Brent Bell, Peterman wrote screenplay Mercury, which was bought by Universal Studios with Gale Anne Hurd and f/x studio Digital Domain producing. Since then, the duo have set up several film projects at studios including Warner Bros. and Walt Disney as well as television projects at Sony, the WB and ABC. Peterman's most recent project is as co-writer and producer of the horror thriller, Stay Alive. Stay Alive was acquired and distributed domestically by Buena Vista Pictures and internationally by Universal Pictures. Description above from the Wikipedia article Matthew Peterman licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.