4 pilots sold, 18 movies sold
Steven sold four pilots to NBC/Universal, MTV, etc. In the world of comedy, Steven penned three episodes of AMC's Emmy Award-winning half hour comedy, The Lot, and was a writer on Disney's Around the World in 80 Days. His original teleplay for 2013's A Country Christmas Story, starring Dolly Parton, broke Holiday Season ratings records for Lifetime Television. He's currently developing his graphic novel, Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn, into a TV series with former Marvel Studios President Michael Helfant's Amasia Entertainment. An award-winning filmmaker and twice-published Samuel French playwright, Steven wrote the Lionsgate film, The Cat's Meow, starring Kirsten Dunst and directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Steven's feature Footprints, which he wrote and directed, was hailed by the Chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle, as "One of the Ten Best Films So Far This Year." Steven's feature, The Undying, which he directed and co-wrote, starred Emmy nominees Anthony Carrigan (HBO's Barry), Robin Weigert (HBO's Deadwood), and Oscar-winner Wes Studi (Avatar). The LA premiere of his play, The Cat's Meow, had an extended run, garnering rave reviews from The Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety, CBS Radio, and many others in the print and radio press. The play has been produced in six countries thus far. The Majestic Theater in Las Vegas will premiere the stage musical version of The Cat's Meow in 2022. Steven directed the LA World Premiere of his full-length play, Karlaboy, a haunting drama for which he received a Drama-Logue Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing. Steven is also a film historian whose writing has been published in MovieMaker Magazine, The Huffington Post, New York's Newsday, Village Voice, and Scr(i)pt. He's a graduate of New York University's Film School.