Steve has several completed screenplays and TV streaming projects available for production. These include studio features (thrillers and dramas), indie features (comedies and quirky dramas), a 6-episode limited series (teen drama), a 3 season series (conspiracy thriller), and an unlimited series (high school drama). All the streaming projects have completed pilots. The 6 episode limited series is written, as is the first season of the conspiracy thriller series. Please contact Steve for more info. Also check out his website, .
Steve’s plays SAVAGE WORLD, BREAK OF DAY and THIS IS NOT WHAT I ORDERED have been published by Samuel French. Other plays include Sizzle Sizzle, Blue Kiss, The Kitchen Girl, Scattered Blossoms, Vincent in the Asylum, Van Gogh’s Zombie Movie, Bring Your Own, and The American Wife (with Ralph Pezzullo). His adaptation of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance was produced Off-Broadway by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, where it received 17 rave reviews and has been performed all over the world. He has written the book and lyrics for 4 Family-Friendly musicals - Charming, Young Forever (about Peter Pan), Isabella in Oz and The Buzz Snapshot Holiday Show.
Steve has had 13 books books published, including his memoir THE 13TH BOY, which was a bestseller on Amazon after being featured in People Magazine and The Huffington Post. His novel DEFINITELY MAYBE NOT received excellent reviews a year ago, with Kirkus Reviews calling it “Fast-paced, inventive and compulsively readable.” He has been the recipient of a Federal Poetry Grant. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times “Arts & Leisure” section, Village Voice and New Republic and American Theatre (among others), and he’s edited several volumes of monologues and scenes for Applause Books.
A graduate of Horace Mann H.S., Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts (MFA), Steve was the first literary manager for Primary Stages Company in New York City., and has taught writing workshops throughout NYC. See for more info.
Unique traits: I was the only journalist to meet with boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in max prison after his reconviction. have taught writing workshops in New York City schools, especially Satellite schools. have also worked with the elderly, collecting oral histories. have had 12 books published. Have expertise in writing both fiction and nonfiction, writing character-based dialogue, writing for film, stage and print. Have adapted stories and novels for stage and screen.
THE FALLING MAN Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Thriller An architect is forced to confront a tragic incident in his past when he gets the commission to build a dreamhouse on a cliff for a famous female suspense author
BLUE KISS Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama ⋄ Family A 17 year old high school student starts writing poetry to recover from her parents’ death in a murder-suicide; when everything falls apart for her, though, she makes a radical decision in the name of ‘truth” that could have drastic consequences.
THE 13th BOY Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime ⋄ Drama Adaptation of my memoir about a prize student at an elite New York City prep school in the 1970s whose trust in a revered writing teacher leads him down a very dark path of sexual abuse and loss of identity. This is crossed with events 40 years later when 30 former students at the school give Victim Impact Statements about how the abuse they've suffered there has impacted their lives.
IN THE MOOD Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance ⋄ Comedy Stuart and Linda are modern lovers, urban professionals who are bored by their work and are looking for some kind of meaning in each other. Then there's Raimondo, their waiter. He has already found what he believes in, and it will affect the lovers in ways they could not have predicted.
THE PARAGON Budget: $100K - $1M | Historical ⋄ Independent The complex and intense friendship of three 15 year old boys at a New England boarding school in 1973 undergoes many changes when they compete for the approval of a brilliant but manipulative teacher.
OUT OF MANILA Budget: $100K - $1M | Action ⋄ Historical A gay 16 year old Filipino and his 20 year old sister are saved from a sadistic whoremaster by a valiant Marine, who takes them back to his home in Omaha, Nebraska. But have they simply exchanged one deadly situation for another?
BIG DOG RULES Budget: $1M - $5M | Adventure ⋄ Crime Max Berry, 30, is a great ballroom dancer and teacher in Washington DC with aspirations of being a great investigative reporter. After a few false starts, he stumbles on to a huge conspiracy within the Drug Enforcement Agency, and he hangs on for dear life, no matter how much trouble it brings him... or how big a dog. Co-written with Ralph Pezzullo.