Steve Douglas-Craig M.F.A
Before being accepted into the MFA in Screenwriting Graduate program at the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) in Los Angeles, Steve worked as a journalist (Washington Asia Times), a VO artist (Library of Congress) & as an educator in Washington DC.
After graduating from the AFI, Steve was recruited by Sony Pictures Entertainment to work as a Story Editor & Acquisitions Executive for the Worldwide Acquisitions team in Los Angeles where he received an induction into story & business development, feature film packaging, domestic & international distribution, theatrical marketing & product acquisition. He helped develop & shepherd film titles including Terminator: Salvation, The Book of Eli, Django Unchained, War Room, Don’t Breathe (Sequel current in post-production), the Insidious horror movie franchise, Manchester By The Sea, The Grudge (reboot), Searching, Arrival, Whiplash, The Call, Attack The Block & many others (including TV releases – The Tudors, House of Cards).
Steve's tenure at Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions was followed with a promotion to Senior Story Editor & Creative Executive at Screen Gems where he was involved in the development & release of theatrical titles like the recent releases of Monster Hunter & the adaptation of James Herbert’s novel – The Unholy. Before that he helped shepherd Black & Blue, The Intruder, Possession of Hannah Grace, Brightburn, & Slender Man. He was also heavily involved in developing content strategies that attracted financiers & talent to specific projects for the studio.
Apart from his corporate entertainment life, Steve is also a professional screenwriter having worked as a freelance staff writer for the hit CBS TV series Hawaii Five-O over a number of seasons & currently has a pilot & several feature films (including a creature feature) going out through his literary managers in Los Angeles.
Over the many years inside the film & TV industry, Steve’s forged valuable, lasting professional & personal relationships while honing business development & creative skills. His extensive rolodex includes studio execs, executive producers, filmmakers, sales agents, talent managers, film financiers & agents.
But perhaps his proudest achievement has been the years of mentoring work he did for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles Program. Being able to guide underrepresented kids toward a life changing decision on whether to attend college or not has been paramount in his growth as a professional.