Types of entertainment business and legal matters which Steve handles include:
Before he became a lawyer, Steve spent the better part of nine years working in film and video production. He studied film production at Yale and NYU, and first worked professionally in that area by setting up and running an in-house video studio at Young & Rubicam, at that large, multi-national advertising agency's New York headquarters. There he produced and directed in-house training tapes. He next held a variety of technical video jobs, such as special effects computer animator, cameraman, and editor, on industrials and commercials in New York City-based production houses. Finally, he worked as a production assistant on the feature films "Amityville 3-D" (with Meg Ryan) and "Firestarter" (with George C. Scott), on location shooting in Mexico and North Carolina.
Thus, he is one of the few practicing lawyers to have yelled "Quiet please, we're rolling" in English and Spanish to a film crew, or to have helped a special effects crew set a barn on fire during filming while he was in it.
In addition to lending a certain amount of color to his biography, these experiences have given him firsthand working knowledge of the entertainment business. Combined with his general corporate and tax law backgrounds, this knowledge enhances his ability to help clients needing legal work in film, TV, publishing, CD-ROM and other entertainment industries.
Published articles on entertainment Steve has written: