Prior to entering the film business Zaritsky worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years.
In 1970, he received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study at the Washington Journalism Center for six months.
She is listed in "Who's Who in Canadian Film and Television." OXYGEN, the women's TV network in the States, purchased Siegel’s documentary film BASEBALL GIRLS. Oxygen is partially owned by Oprah Winfrey film STUNT PEOPLE (featuring four generations of the Fournier family) won a 1990 Genie Award: Best Short Documentary from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
STUNT PEOPLE appeared on Bravo as part of their "Drive-in Classics" series.
His talks feature a lively Q & A session during which all aspects of film are fair game for a lively back and forth with the audience.
Robert has been accompanying film lovers on his journey through the myriad worlds of popular film for twenty years.
His live-action filmmaking stories include being in the Academy Award rat race, filming wilderness animal documentaries, and funny stories on how television commercials are made.
Zaritsky taught documentary film at the University of British Columbia as an adjunct professor 2002- 2006. He played some fantastic tunes both holiday, Jazz & even a little Rock-n-Roll which was well received by everyone.In fact, there were a few folks interested in karaoke, which Peter was ready to indulge, but time got away from us! Peter offers a very different “show and tell.” You'll go behind the scenes of animation and see actual original animation drawings and artwork both from films he made and from classics like Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and Fantasia.Siegel's film, BASEBALL GIRLS (women who play softball and baseball) a documentary feature produced by The National Film Board of Canada won the “TARGA CITTA’ DI PALERMO” at the International Sports Film Festival in Palermo, Italy.BASEBALL GIRLS also won an award for “Film Documentary” at the 1996 Athens (Ohio) International Film and Video Festival and a BRONZE APPLE AWARD from The National Education Media Network California, 1998.