Steven Manuel

Steven Manuel

Author, Casting Director, Content Creator, Creative Executive, Director, Film Festival Director, Film/theatre Journalist, Filmmaker, Host/presenter, Music Composer, Music Supervisor, Producer, Singer and Songwriter

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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About Steven

Award-winning writer, producer, director, documentarian, conversationalist and BMI composer with an exceptional capacity to illuminate, inspire, motivate and persuade diverse audiences through the power of words, images and music.

Accomplished broadcaster with over 30 years of experience, deeply understanding and accurately communicating on a vast range of subjects including popular culture, science, medicine, psychology, mythology, news/public affairs, biography and history. Contributed in multiple capacities to NBC News, Warner Brothers, The History Channel, CNN, The Nashville Network, The Discovery Channel, A&E, E!, Entertainment Tonight, Lifetime, MTV and VH-1.

Gifted interviewer, able to elicit uncommon candor from high-wattage celebrities as well as the poetry of “ordinary” people; this accomplished by instilling a palpable sense of trust as well as employing a unique talent for listening such that others will speak and speaking such that others will listen. Acted as on-air reporter for the duPont Columbia Award-winning, ”NBC News Overnight,” covering music, film and theatre. Conducted conversations as host – including live call-in - on several Washington, D.C. radio stations with notables from a variety of fields including the literary, scientific, medical, political, academic, religious, musical, theatrical and cinematic.“

Skilled director, with an acute eye for shot composition and lighting; this in tandem with a discerning awareness of the juxtaposition of images needed to keep the narrative line moving forward at a considered pace and rhythm. Personally directed numerous character-driven re-creations, as well as narrations & character voice performances by Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning performers including Liev Schreiber, Jack Lemmon, Jodie Foster, Ben Kingsley, Helen Hunt, Lyle Lovett, Rene Russo, Roger Moore, Mel Gibson, and Christopher Plummer.

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