Michael Steinberg (Producer):
Michael Steinberg, a UCLA Film School graduate, has directed 3 features that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival and has written and/or produced 4 other features that have won numerous awards and generated hundreds of millions of dollars. In addition, he has written, directed and/or produced numerous television projects for top production companies such as DreamWorks, Brillstein Grey, Touchstone, and Paramount Television. Michael is known for his detailed work with actors and for combining his love of the freshness and freedom of indie films with the reach and professionalism of big studio features. Michael made his professional directing debut with THE WATERDANCE which starred Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes, and Academy Award winner, Helen Hunt. It was released by Goldwyn in 1992 and won the I.F.P. Spirit Award for "Best First Feature" and the "Audience Award" at Sundance along with many other awards from festivals around the world. The film was recently picked as one of the "Best 1000 Films of All Time" by the New York Times.
In 2005, Michael conceived and co-wrote the Sci-Fi Action Horror film, THE CAVE. The film was produced by Academy Award winner Tom Rosenberg, Andrew Mason (The Matrix trilogy) and Gary Luchesi. It stared Cole Hauser, was released wide from Sony/Screen Gems and has made over 70 million in world-wide revenues to date.
In 1998 Michael produced the smash THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, directed by The Farrelly Brothers, starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, and Matt Dillon. It was released by Twentieth Century Fox and has made over 600 million worldwide to date. Michael was nominated for a Golden Globe as a producer and won an MTV Award for "Best Movie" of the year. In 2001, Michael made his first foray into television by writing, directing, and producing THE CASEYS, a 1-hour pilot for Fox Television. It was picked by Entertainment Weekly as the best pilot of the season. Since THE CASEYS, Michael has focused on writing and developing television shows and has sold 11 one hour pilots while working with top production companies such as DreamWorks, Brillstein Grey, Touchstone, and Paramount Television. Michael's second feature as a director was BODIES, REST & MOTION, starring Bridget Fonda, Eric Stoltz, and, Academy Award nominee, Tim Roth. This film was runner-up for the Audience Award at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival and was selected for the Un Certain Regard section at The Cannes Film Festival. It was released by Fine Line to glowing reviews and has become a touchstone, cult-classic of the Gen-X genre.
Michael's third feature directing effort, WICKED, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. The black comedy thriller won his discovery, Julia Stiles, a "Best Actress" nod at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival where it was nominated for a Crystal Globe in the Main Competition. It was released by Sony Screen Gems in 2000.
In 1994, Michael co-wrote and produced the edgy romantic comedy SLEEP WITH ME. This film starred Academy Award nominee Meg Tilly, Eric Stoltz, Craig Sheffer, Quentin Tarantino, and Parker Posey. It was released by MGM and was selected as the "Opening Night Gala Premiere" for the Toronto Film Festival and the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994.
Michael is represented by Anonymous Content and Paradigm.