In 1984, Peter Afterman met Jon Peters and Peter Guber and joined the Guber-Peters Company as their music executive, working on his first film VISION QUEST featuring Madonna. Afterman formed his own music supervision company, Inaudible Productions, in 1986. His many credits during the early days of the company include GUNG HO, THE BIG EASY, WILD AT HEART, EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, CONEHEADS, ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE and FRENCH KISS.
Some of Inaudible’s later credits include GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, CRIMSON PEAK, CROSSFIRE HURRICANE, 42, ACT OF VALOR, THE ROLLING STONES IN EXILE, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, the ASHES AND SNOW photography exhibition in Santa Monica, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, HELLBOY, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, RUNAWAY JURY, LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER 1 & 2, THE GOOD GIRL, ROAD TRIP, THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO and STEALING BEAUTY.
Afterman won a Grammy in 1999 as the Producer of the soundtrack album to Robert Duvall’s THE APOSTLE. He received his second Grammy award in 2009 for JUNO. He was the music supervisor on both films.
In 2009, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hired Afterman to oversee the licensing of The Rolling Stones controlled music catalog from Sticky Fingers to the present. He was also hired by the James Brown Estate to manage all the assets of the Estate including over 892 music copyrights and all name, likeness and merchandising rights.
Afterman produced the 2009 documentary IT MIGHT GET LOUD, directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim. The Sony Classics release is a documentary on the electric guitar featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White. In the same year, IT MIGHT GET LOUD was nominated for an International Documentary Association Award.
Afterman was the Executive Producer on the Universal Pictures James Brown biopic GET ON UP directed by Tate Taylor and produced by Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer. The film was released in 2014. Afterman was nominated for a Grammy in 2015 as the Compilation Producer of the soundtrack album.
He also produced a James Brown documentary titled MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN along with producing partners Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman. The film was directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney and released in 2014 on HBO. The documentary won a 2015 Peabody Award, 2015 Black Reel Award and was nominated for a 2015 Image Award and a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Music Film.
Afterman recently produced a Joan Jett documentary called JOAN JETT: BAD REPUTATION that was released in 2018 by Magnolia Pictures and garnered two Critics Choice nominations, and a Jimmy Carter documentary called JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT released in 2020 by Greenwich Entertainment and CNN.
Current and upcoming productions include a Tom Petty documentary directed by Mary Wharton on the making of the “Wildflowers” album called TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE which premiered as the centerpiece film at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and won the Audience Award as well as garnered Afterman a 2022 PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures, an Aretha Franklin scripted series called GENIUS: ARETHA for Nat Geo/Fox 21 Studios executive produced by Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment that premiered in 2021, executive produced a documentary about avant-garde jazz called FIRE MUSIC released in 2021, a feature documentary on Stevie Ray Vaughan, producing with Mick Jagger a feature documentary on Jerry Lee Lewis directed by Ethan Coen, producing a documentary on the life of Curtis Mayfield, as well as producing an animated documentary on the Thelonious Monk song, “’Round Midnight”.