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Peter Rafelson

Peter Rafelson is a writer/producer working in the music & film business. Born in Manhattan, New York, October 30th, 1960, Peter grew up and went to music schools in Los Angeles & Colorado. He is the son of famed film director Bob Rafelson. Peter has written many successful songs including Open Your Heart - a #1 hit for Madonna. He is now working ... See full bio »


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 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 2013 Madonna: The MDNA Tour (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 2012/I The Watch (writer: "All Things Aside")
 2012/I Overnight (producer: "You're the One") / (writer: "You're the One")
 2012 Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show (TV Movie) (writer: "Open Your Heart / Express Yourself")
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Power of Madonna (2010) ... (writer: "Borderline/Open Your Heart" - uncredited)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 2009 Hit and Run (Video) (producer: "Roller Coaster") / (writer: "Roller Coaster")
 2009 The Pool Boys (writer: "You Know I Would")
 2008 Flirting with Forty (TV Movie) (performer: "Rafe Samba") / (writer: "Rafe Samba")
 2007 La Marató 2007 (TV Special) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 2007/I The Neighbor (performer: "Just Let Go", "Rafe's Tango") / (producer: "Separate Ways", "I Lose Myself", "Just Let Go", "Let Go", "This Is My Life", "Just a Phaze", "Stronger Than Steel", "Rafe's Tango") / (writer: "Separate Ways", "I Lose Myself", "Just Let Go", "Let Go", "Just a Phaze", "Stronger Than Steel", "Rafe's Tango")
 2006 Dorm Daze 2 (Video) (writer: "Higher Sexucation")
 2006 Down the P.C.H. (writer: "I'm Still Looking")
 2005 Heart of the Beholder (performer: "Alright", "American Dream", "You Can Run", "Chicken 'n' Waffles", "Poodle Blues", "Walking at Midnight") / (writer: "Alright", "American Dream", "You Can Run", "Chicken 'n' Waffles", "Poodle Blues", "Walking at Midnight")
 2004 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mottoshow #5 - Elton John Meets Madonna (2004) ... (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 2002 A Midsummer Night's Rave (performer: "Heaven's Garden", "Too Hot in Here", "The Danny Donkey Song", "Chicken & Waffles", "Taste of Tibet") / (producer: "Heaven's Garden", "Too Hot in Here", "The Danny Donkey Song", "Chicken & Waffles", "Taste of Tibet") / (writer: "Heaven's Garden", "Too Hot in Here", "The Danny Donkey Song", "Chicken & Waffles", "Taste of Tibet")
 2002 No Good Deed (performer: " (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (1966)) / (producer: " (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (1966))
 2002/I Crossroads (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 2001 Madonna: Drowned World Tour 2001 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Open Your Heart" Swell)
 1997 This Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- She's Gotta Get It (1997) ... (writer: "Rush Hour" - uncredited)
 1994 Camp Nowhere (performer: "READY OR NOT") / (writer: "READY OR NOT")
 1990 Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (Video) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 1990 Madonna: Blond Ambition World Tour Live (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 1990 Madonna: Blond Ambition - Japan Tour 90 (Video documentary) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (TV Movie) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 1988 License to Drive (writer: "Rush Hour")
 1988 Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy (Video documentary) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 1987 Madonna: Who's That Girl - Live in Japan (Video documentary) (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 1986 Lucas (performer: "Follow Your Heart") / (writer: "Follow Your Heart")
 1986 Eliminators (writer: "Eliminators Title Song")
 1985 Perfect (performer: "Follow Your Heart") / (writer: "Follow Your Heart")
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