Steven Peros

  • After working as a produced writer for Film and Stage, Steven Peros forayed successfully into Television, selling his first two original one-hour pilots: Dorian Gray to NBC/Universal, and a second to MTV with Relativity TV and Andrew Panay producing. His original teleplay for 2013’s A Country Christmas Story, starring Dolly Parton, broke Holiday Season ratings records for Lifetime Television

    Steven is currently developing a Television biopic on screen legend Rita Hayworth with a special focus on her Latin heritage (born “Margarita Carmen Cansino”). This comes on the heels of the theatrical release of Steven’s feature directorial debut, Footprints, which he also wrote. The film received the praise of such renowned critics as Kevin Thomas, F.X. Feeney, Mick LaSalle, and the Chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle, who hailed it as “One of the Ten Best Films So Far This Year”. 

    An award-winning filmmaker and twice-published Samuel French playwright, with credits in Film, Television, and Theatre, Steven wrote the Lionsgate film, The Cat’s Meow, starring Kirsten Dunst and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, chronicling a murder that was rumored to have taken place on board William Randolph Hearst’s 220-foot yacht in 1924. Steven’s second feature as director, The Undying, a supernatural thriller he also co-wrote, starring Emmy nominee Robin Weigert (HBO’s Deadwood) and Wes Studi (Avatar).

    In the world of comedy, Steven penned three episodes of AMC’s Emmy Award-winning sitcom, The Lot, and was a writer on Disney’s Around the World in 80 Days, starring Jackie Chan, directed by Frank Coraci (director of The Wedding Singer and Zookeeper).
    Steven is a graduate of New York University’s Film School, has sold 4 TV pilots, 18 feature film screenplays, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America.